Story By: SHAWN MILLER / SAMMY SWINDELL RACING – GERMANTOWN, TN – Sammy Swindell has secured a pair of opportunities to compete during the final Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour and World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series events of the season.
Swindell is teaming up with Jared Sewell to tackle the Tony Stewart presents the VANKOR Texas Sprint Car Nationals this Thursday and Friday at Texas Motor Speedway Dirt Track in Fort Worth, Texas.
“This deal recently came together and we’re excited to get to Texas Motor Speedway, where we’ve been successful almost every time we’ve raced there,” he said.
Swindell has four career starts at the track with the ASCS National Tour, including a pair of podium finishes last year. He also charged from 18th to ninth in 2017 after recording a DNF during his series debut there.
Additionally, Swindell made four starts at the track with the World of Outlaws in the early 2000s. His best World of Outlaws result was a fifth-place outing in 2003.
“It’s like a 3/8-mile track so it’s a good size for racing,” he said. “It’s wide enough you almost always have opportunities to pass other cars. If you had a bad draw you still should have opportunities even starting deep in the field to have a good finish and I’ve done that before.”
Swindell will wrap up the sprint car season the following weekend by driving for Trey Hoddick during the World of Outlaws Can-Am World Finals hosted by The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, N.C., Nov. 7-9.
Swindell won the inaugural World of Outlaws race at The Dirt Track at Charlotte in May 2000 and he also visited Victory Lane there in 2012.
“We’ve been successful in Charlotte and won World of Outlaws races there,” he said. “It can be a wide and racy track so we’re looking forward to heading there.”