Swindell Lands Part-Time Nationwide Ride
MOORESVILLE, N.C. – After competing for NASCAR Nationwide Series team Biagi-DenBeste Racing last year at Texas Motor Speedway and Homestead-Miami Speedway, Kevin Swindell will return to the team for select NASCAR Nationwide Series races.
The team plans to compete in 15 NASCAR Nationwide Series events this season and will first race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on March 9.
Swindell, a sprint car standout, has been building his stock car experience, competing in the NASCAR Nationwide, NASCAR K&N Pro Series East and the ARCA Racing Series, earning his first NASCAR pole in 2010 and taking home his first stock car win last year at Chicagoland Speedway. The recently crowned four-time consecutive Chili Bowl Champion competed in two of the final three NASCAR Nationwide races for Biagi-DenBeste Racing in 2012, earning a best finish of ninth at Texas Motor Speedway.
After competing in the NASCAR Nationwide Series in 2002-2006, Biagi-DenBeste Racing returned to the series for select races in 2012. In total, the team has amassed 168 starts, one win, three top-five and 12 top-10 finishes. In addition to bringing back Swindell as the driver, Steve Plattenberger will continue to serve as the Team Manager and Competition Director with Jon Hanson as the crew chief.
“We are really proud to have an outstanding young talent like Kevin driving for our team,” said Biagi-DenBeste Racing co-owner Fred Biagi. “After coming off of his fourth consecutive Chili Bowl win, Kevin enters the 2013 season with a lot of momentum. We plan to run 15 races in 2013 and are actively working with sponsors and already building for 2014. We want to run every race we compete in at the highest possible level, and we know that we will be able to do that in the 15 events we’ll participate in.”
“I am really thankful to Fred Biagi and Bill DenBeste for the great opportunity that I have to race for them this season,” said Swindell. “I have been waiting for a chance to gain experience and race for a top-notch team for a long time. I really enjoyed the two races I competed in for Biagi-DenBeste Racing at the end of last season, and I look forward to seeing what the team and I can achieve together this year.”
Swindell and the No. 98 Biagi-DenBeste Racing team have selected the Sam’s Town 300 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway as their first race for 2013.