Mike Swaim, Jr. debuts with Herzog in Chicago

SUSSEX, Wis. (July 3, 2001) - Mike Swaim, Jr. will make his American Speed Association (ASA) and Herzog Motorsports debut this weekend in the Chicago 200 to be held at the Chicago Motor Speedway in Cicero, Ill. Twenty-five-year old Mike Swaim, Jr.

SUSSEX, Wis. (July 3, 2001) - Mike Swaim, Jr. will make his American Speed Association (ASA) and Herzog Motorsports debut this weekend in the Chicago 200 to be held at the Chicago Motor Speedway in Cicero, Ill. Twenty-five-year old Mike Swaim, Jr. may not have raced in the ASA Series, but he has already made a name for himself in the highly competitive world of motorsports.

Swaim Jr. has spent his youth cutting laps on tracks close to his hometown of High Point, N.C. He is most known for his successful efforts in the NASCAR Goody's Dash Series. In 1987, Swaim Jr. captured the NASCAR Goody's Dash Series Championship notching up an honor that is also shared by his father. Mike Swaim, Sr. captured the same NASCAR Goody's Dash Series' title in both 1984 and 1985. Swaim Sr. and Jr. have the honor of being the second father and son duo to both win a NASCAR Touring Series Championship. The first honor was bestowed to the legendary racing combination of Lee and Richard Petty.

In addition to the NASCAR Goody's Dash Series, Swaim Jr. has competed in the NASCAR Busch Series and the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series, with one and three starts, respectively. Currently, Swaim Jr. is displaying his driving skills in the Automobile Racing Club of America (ARCA) Racing Series, driving for WP Motorsports in the Dynatek-sponsored Chevrolet Monte Carlo. With all of his racing experience, Swaim Jr. hopes that he can put the No. 22 Chevrolet Monte Carlo of Herzog Motorsports into victory lane.

"I am just so excited to drive for Herzog Motorsports," stated Swaim Jr. "Howie Lettow has such a big name in the ASA Series, and I just can't believe that I am going to get to work with him. I am ready for a great weekend."

Herzog Motorsports is a successful, championship-winning race team. Based in St. Joseph, Mo.; Charlotte, N.C.; and Milwaukee, Wis., Herzog Motorsports fields teams in the NASCAR Busch Series, and the American Speed Association.

The Chicago Motor Speedway will host the American Speed Association beginning this Saturday. Qualifying for the feature race will take place on Saturday, July 7 beginning at 3:45 p.m. EST. The green flag for the main event, the Chicago 200, will wave Sunday, July 8 promptly at 1:00 p.m. EST. The race will be broadcast live on The National Network (TNN).

-ASA

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