Chip Ganassi Signs Dylan Kwasniewski
LAS VEGAS – Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates has signed 18-year-old Dylan Kwasniewski to a developmental contract.
The Las Vegas resident made his NNS debut at Daytona Int’l Speedway on Feb. 22, 2014, after winning the pole position and finishing eighth in his first start in one of NASCAR’s top-three national touring series. Kwasniewski won the 2013 NASCAR K&N Pro Series East championship and the 2012 NASCAR K&N Pro Series West championship.
Kwasniewski will be competing full-time in the NASCAR Nationwide Series this year with Turner Scott Motorsports.
“I am extremely happy right now and thrilled to be getting this opportunity with Chip and the whole team,” Kwasniewski said. “I have wanted to do nothing but race for as long as I can remember so this is a dream come true. I look forward to being part of Chip’s organization and will hopefully be a key contributor to its future success.”
Kwasniewski has competed in several forms of racing including IKF, STARS and SKUSA karts along with Bandoleros, Legend Cars and ASA Super Trucks before making the move to NASCAR. In 2007 he won 88 percent of the Bandolero races he entered at The Bullring at Las Vegas Motor Speedway and won his first championship in 2002 in the Phoenix Kart Racing Ass’n Kid Kart division at the age of seven.
“This young man has impressed us from the moment we saw him,” said team co-owner Chip Ganassi. “His poise, skill and determination on the race track are remarkable for someone so young. I am really looking forward to seeing him grow as a driver with each increase of competition. I think Dylan has a big future ahead of him in NASCAR.”