Sprint Car Sensation Set to Compete for Kasey Kahne Racing in 2007 and Drive Evernham Dodges in Other Series STATESVILLE, N.C. (Jan. 24, 2007) -- Evernham Motorsports has named Kevin Swindell as the newest member of its Driver Development ...
Sprint Car Sensation Set to Compete for Kasey Kahne Racing in 2007 and Drive Evernham Dodges in Other Series
STATESVILLE, N.C. (Jan. 24, 2007) -- Evernham Motorsports has named Kevin Swindell as the newest member of its Driver Development Program.
The 17-year-old from Germantown, Tenn. is the son of legendary three-time National Sprint Car Champion, Sammy Swindell and has quickly begun making a name for himself on the track. He has enjoyed 65 wins over the course of his 12- year career.
Swindell spent the last two years racing in the United Sprint Car Series and World of Outlaw Series, where he has accumulated two distinct records. In 2006, at the age of 16, he became the youngest driver to win a World of Outlaws feature event. A year prior, in 2005, he became the youngest driver to finish in the top 10 in a World of Outlaws feature event.
"As our organization evolves, we are constantly scouting and researching young drivers," said Ray Evernham, Team Owner and CEO of Evernham Motorsports. "Kevin has displayed a tremendous amount of talent in the years he has been racing. Evernham Motorsports will offer the resources and mentoring to assist him in further developing his already impressive driving skills."
The young Swindell has piloted over five different types of race cars including sprints, karts, midgets and stock cars. In 2005, Swindell blasted his way to nine track records in the USCS Asphalt Thunder Series en route to "Rookie of the Year" honors in both the 360 and 410 National Sprint Car Poll.
"Becoming a part of Evernham Motorsports is a dream come true for me," said Swindell. "I have seen the type of talent that Ray has been able to groom, and for him to select me into the Driver Development Program is an absolute honor. So far in my career, I have had some great mentors. My Dad taught me early to learn about each race car and then go out and drive it to the best of my ability. At Evernham Motorsports, I will benefit from having even more people to learn from. I'm looking forward to this next step in my career."
Swindell's 2007 schedule has not been released at this time, but he will be running a number of races under the Evernham banner for Kasey Kahne Racing.