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Sammy Swindell Takes on Lucas Oil ASCS Friday Night at Tri-City Speedway! Lonnie Wheatley, TULSA, Okla. (April 28, 2009) -- He's won just about everything imaginable in Sprint Car racing. Of course, when a guy piles up more than 600 feature wins...

Sammy Swindell Takes on Lucas Oil ASCS Friday Night at Tri-City Speedway!

Lonnie Wheatley, TULSA, Okla. (April 28, 2009) -- He's won just about everything imaginable in Sprint Car racing. Of course, when a guy piles up more than 600 feature wins over the course of a career, that's just about inevitable. And he's not done yet.

Sammy Swindell will try to add yet another major win to the ledger this Friday night when he takes on the Lucas Oil ASCS Sprint Car Dirt Series presented by K&N Filters at Tri-City Speedway in Pontoon Beach, IL.

The Germantown, TN, racer isn't a complete stranger to either Tri-City Speedway or the American Sprint Car Series. But, when he unloads the Tom Rolfe Racing No. 10 Maxim this Friday night, it will mark his first visit to Tri-City Speedway since its reconfiguration prior to the 2007 season and his first dose of ASCS competition since 1995.

Albeit, Swindell's previous taste of ASCS competition was successful to the tune of a Devil's Bowl weekend sweep in September of 1995. And, the Sprint Car racing legend enjoyed his share of success atop Tri-City Speedway's former 0x00bd-mile oval, cracking victory lane on eleven different occasions.

Now, Swindell will try to make more history with the new era of the Lucas Oil ASCS Sprint Car Dirt Series presented by K&N Filters at the "new-look" Tri-City Speedway on Friday, taking on a stellar field of entries that will include the likes of Jason Johnson, Gary Wright, Shane Stewart, Paul McMahan, Tim Crawley, Travis Rilat, Danny Wood, Nick Smith, Brian Brown, Tony Bruce, Jr., Jack Dover and several dozen more.

Racking up victories with virtually every sanctioning body possible over the years, the three-time Outlaw champion opened the 2009 season with a resounding Chili Bowl Nationals victory in Tulsa, OK, to become the prestigious event's first five-time winner.

Friday's $6,000-to-win Lucas Oil ASCS Sprint Car Dirt Series presented by K&N Filters event will headline a twin bill of open wheel racing action that also includes a $2,000-to-win POWRi Midget event.

Tickets for Friday's Lucas Oil ASCS debut at Tri-City Speedway are just $25, with kids twelve and under admitted for free.

The Series:
Lucas Oil ASCS Sprint Car Dirt Series presented by K&N Filters

When & Where:
Friday night, May 1 at 7:00 p.m. -- Tri-City Speedway

Track Information:
Tri-City Speedway (Pontoon Beach, IL) -- 3/8-mile semi-banked dirt oval located off I-270 Exit 4 then 0.5 miles south on SR 203 by Granite City. For more information, contact the track at 800-617-9077.

-credit: ascs

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Series Sprint
Drivers Sammy Swindell , Brian Brown , Paul McMahan , Travis Rilat , Nick Smith , Tim Crawley , Jason Johnson