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4 TIME CHILI BOWL CHAMPION 2010,2011,2012,2013                    

 

 

BIRTHDATE:  February 21, 1989                    HOMETOWN:  Germantown, TN

 

       EDUCATION:  2006 graduate Houston High School/Home School

 

Kevin Swindell, son of three-time National Sprint Car Champion Sammy Swindell, knew he was going to be a racecar driver.  Kevin began racing karts at age five, even before he could ride a bicycle.  However, due to the strenuous schedule of his father, Kevin could only race during the winter months. 

 

By the time he was five years old, Kevin was winning novice kart races and jumped to a higher class of karts quickly.  He also ran Quarter Midgets before the end of his first year.  As Kevin grew, he got deeper in competition by winning World Karting Association Divisional races his first year.  By the age of twelve, he was winning in dirt and pavement karts and 600 Mini-Sprints.  A year later, Kevin moved up into WKA National competitions, where he picked up two National Championships, a Grand National win, along with seven National race wins in only two years.

 

In 2004, Kevin chose to concentrate on 125 TAG road race karts to expand his learning curve in all areas of racing.  With the help of Indy car veteran Mark Dismore, Kevin scored three wins, six top fives, and eight top ten finishes in only four weekends of competition.

 

“This kid has tons of natural ability.  Kevin has really adapted quickly to road course racing, almost like he has been doing this type of racing all along.  What really impresses me is he can go away from it for two or three weeks, go race ovals, dirt and pavement, and come back here and win,” said Mark.

 

Kevin also chose to be part of his father’s crew, working along side him to learn not just about driving, but the mechanics of the car as well.  “I am trying to gain as much experience out of any type of racing that I can before I step up to bigger forms of racing,” said Kevin.

 

In 2005, Kevin turned the heads of many by becoming the youngest driver in the history of the World of Outlaws sprint car series to score a top 10 finish in a feature event.  He was just 15-years-old when he finished 6th in the event at Paramatta Speedway during his first ever trip to Australia.

 

Continuing to expand his racing resume and show his versatility, Kevin competed in the USCS Sprint Car Asphalt Thunder series, winning 5 of 10 features, setting new track qualifying records at each track.  That year, the National Sprint Car Poll awarded him "Rookie of the Year" honors in two classes.

 

“The ease he has had getting up to speed at the tracks we have raced has been amazing to watch.  These tracks are fast and high banked, and he is setting track records.  I have been really pleased with his progress,” said his father, Sammy.

 

“So far in my career, I have had some great teachers and I am really grateful.  My Dad has taught me early to learn about each racecar then go out and drive it. I am looking forward to each new step in my career,” said Kevin.

 

In 2006, he became the youngest driver to win a World of Outlaws main event at 17-years-old at the Charlottte Dirt Track. This year also saw his first ever drive in a stock car, running four ARCA Remax Series races for Dodge and Evernham Motorsports.

 

Teamed with Kasey Kahne Racing and Mopar in 2007, Kevin contested the entire USAC Sprint and Midget National Series, dirt and pavement, finishing 6th in points. Winning the prestigious "Night Before the 500" at Indianapolis Raceway Park was one of the highlights of his year.

 

Kevin continued to diversify his racing in 2008, driving Midgets, Sprint Cars and Stock Cars, competing in the Camping World East Series for Gillett/Evernham Motorsports. No matter which it is, dirt or pavement, he has continued to show how easily he adapts to each type of car he is given to drive.

 

He has always set his goals and aspirations very high.  Aiming to win in each series he competes in, so far that goal has been accomplished. With 77 wins already in Sprints, Midgets, Mini-Sprints, Karts, Quarter Midgets and Road Race Karts, Kevin will be completely ready for his next challenge. 

 

 

2013- Four Peat at Chili Bowl - Midget Nationals, Tulsa, OK

Won Every race entered, Race of Champions, Qual. Night, and Charity KickBall game

.Driving Nascar Nationwide Series for Biagi-DenBeste Racing 15 race schedule

Finished 8th at Indianapolis Motor Speedway and earned Rookie of the race

Ran his first Sprint Cup Race at Loudon, New Hampshire

 

2nd Place 360 Nationals Knoxville, Iowa

Qualified for his first Knoxville 410 Nationals in 9th place

Won 360 sprint race at Eldora Speedway

2012

     . WINNER - Three-In-A-Row - Chili Bowl - Midget Nationals, Tulsa, OK (over 250 cars entered)

     . WINNER - Chicagoland Speedway - ARCA Stock cars - won pole and led every lap

     . Runner-up Knoxville 360 Sprint Car Nationals

 

2011

     . Finished 12th , Started 12th in ARCA Series Race at Daytona International Speedway

     . WINNER - Chili Bowl Midget Nationals, First back to back win in the history of the race (25 years)

     . Competed in NASCAR Nationwide series race at Dover subbing for Trevor Bayne in the Roush/Fenway #16

     . Won All-Star sprint 410 feature at Knoxville Raceway

     . Won 410 sprint features at Knoxville, finished 3rd in yearly point standing, was Rookie of the Year.

 

2010

     .Won Pole, led 52 laps, finished 2nd in ARCA Series Racce at Rockingham Speedway

     .competed in 3 NASCAR Series Races (New Hampshire, Gateway, ORP)

     .2 NASCAR East Series Pole Awards

     . competed full time in NASCAR Camping World East Series

     . WINNER - Chili Bowl MIdget Nationals, becoming the youngest winner in the history of the race.

 

2009

     . Competed in 3 NASCAR East Series races (New Hampshire, Dover) finished 2nd at New Hampshire

     . USAC Knoxville Midget Nationals Champion - Knoxville, Iowa

     . USAC Sprint car Louis Vermeil Classic Champion- Calistoga, CA

     . AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL MIDGET CHAMPION - Won Australian Title Races

 

 

 

2008

 

  • Western World champion in USAC sprint cars at Manzanita Speedway - Phoenix, AZ
  • Won the Louie Vermeil Classic at the Napa County Fairgrounds in USAC sprints
  • Finished 3rd at the Oval Nationals at Perris Speedway in USAC sprint cars
  • Finished 2nd in the Ultimate Challenge at Oskaloosa, Iowa in a USAC sprint
  • Swept the 2-day Cornhusker Midget Challenge at Junction Motor Speedway driving for Toyota Racing Development
  • Ran 6th in the Chili Bowl Midget Nationals in Tulsa, OK
  • Competed at Mansfield and Stafford Motor Speedway in the Camping World East Series events for Gillett/Evernham Motorsports

2007

  • Teamed with Kasey Kahne Racing to run the full USAC Midget and Sprint schedules
  • Set new track records at Bloomington Speedway and Lawrenceburg Speedway
  • Won two Midget features, one at O'Reilly Raceway Park on May 26th and one on August 11th at Lawrenceburg Speedway
  • Had 8 top-5 finishes in Midgets and 5 top-5s in Sprints
  • Finished 6th and 8th in USAC National Midget and Sprint points respectively

2006

  • Won his first World of Outlaws event at Lowe’s Dirt Track on May 24th
  • At 17, is the youngest person in World of Outlaws history to win a Feature event
  • Ran his first ARCA/Remax event at Salem Speedway

 

2005

 

  • Became the youngest driver in World of Outlaws Series history to score a top-10 finish in a feature event, finishing 6th at Paramatta Speedway in Australia.  He was fifteen years old.
  • Won USCS Asphalt Thunder Feature event at Mobile International Speedway in only his second event in pavement sprint cars
  • Set new ½ mile track record in qualifying at Mobile International Speedway at a speed of over 122 mph
  • Set new ½ mile track record in qualifying at Five Flags Speedway in Pensacola, Florida at USCS sprint event
  • Won USCS Asphalt Thunder Feature at Concord Motorsports Park, again setting a new track record in qualifying
  • Finished 20th in WoO points
  • Set a new single lap record at Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, California
  • Eventually went on to win 5 USCS feature events in 10 starts
  • Highest finishing rookie in the 65th Annual Turkey Night Grand Prix

  • Received 360 and 410 "Rookie of the Year" honors in the National Sprint Car Poll

 

2004   

                       

  • Won East Bay Mini-Sprint Nationals from 25th starting position
  • Won World Karting Association Dirt Jr. Lite Divisional – Baker, Florida
  • Three Road Race Wins – 125 TAG Spec & Unlimited Classes – New Castle Motorsports Park
  • Two wins as crew chief on World of Outlaws Sprint car driven by Sammy Swindell @ Lernerville $30,000 to win & Eldora Speedway
  • Four top fives at WKA Dirt Nationals & top five finishes in points without running all events

 

2003   

 

  • Back-to-back wins at Granite City, IL – 600 Mini-Sprint @USAC and World of Outlaws races
  • Won 3 of 4 Divisions at National Indoor Karting Championship.  Over 1,000 entries with victories in Jr Lite, Jr Champ Lite, and Jr Champ Heavy.
  • Won WKA National pavement in Jasper, FL – Jr Lite Division
  • Won WKA National road course pavement in Wampum, PA – Jr Champ Lite & Jr Champ Heavy
  • Finished 2nd in World Karting Association point championship while not competing in all point events

 

2002

 

  • World Karting Association National Points Champion - Jr Champ Division
  • Tulsa Shootout Jr II Champion for the second year in a row
  • Four National Event wins (Tennessee, North Carolina, New York, and Alabama)
  • World Karting Association Grand National Champion – Humphrey, NY
  • Won his first Jr Champ kart pavement race ever competed in at Rougemont, North Carolina

 

2001   

 

  • Jr II National Champion - National Indoor Karting Championship - Tunica, Mississippi
  • Tulsa Shootout Jr II Champion
  • Won first Jr Champ kart dirt race ever competed in at Holly Springs, Mississippi

 

2000   

 

  • Two Tulsa Quarter Midget wins
  • Won 4 of 5 Jr I kart races

 

1998-1999

 

  • 30 Lap Iron Man win at Memphis, Tennessee – Jr I kart
  • Four wins in four races – Elma, Washington Quarter Midget Association

 

1997

 

  • Four wins in just six starts – Jr I kart

 

1995-1996

 

  • Finished 4th in first Junior Novice kart race – Memphis, Tennessee
  • Four wins in two races – including heat and feature races in Jr Novice class
  • Jumped to Jr I kart class after only four races in Novice division