Four-time Chili Bowl Champ to compete in 15 NASCAR Nationwide Series races for team
Mooresville, N.C. (January 30, 2013) – After competing for NASCAR Nationwide Series (NNS) team Biagi-DenBeste Racing last year at Texas Motor Speedway and Homestead-Miami Speedway, Kevin Swindell will return to the team for select NNS races in 2013. The team plans to compete in 15 NNS events this season and will first race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Saturday, March 9.
Swindell, a sprint car standout, has been building his stock car experience, competing in the NNS, 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 NNS races for Biagi-DenBeste Racing in 2012, earning a best finish of ninth at Texas Motor Speedway.
After competing in the NNS 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," commented 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. A full schedule announcement is forthcoming.
About Biagi-DenBeste Racing
Biagi-DenBeste Racing is owned by Fred Biagi and Bill DenBeste. Though racing is their passion, their careers have been driven by 18 wheels instead of four. Fred Biagi owns Biagi Bros Tranportation with his brother Greg in Napa, CA. They started in 1978 as a transportation company but have evolved over the years into a full service transportation, warehousing and logistics company offering expert 3PL services to clients across North America. You can find out more about Biagi Bros at www.BiagiBros.com.
About DenBeste Transportation
Bill and Lori DenBeste founded DenBeste Transportation in 1989. A leader in hazardous waste management, DenBeste has worked on many high profile jobs including playing a major role in the clean-up of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill in 2010. DenBeste is also heavily involved in the automotive industry owning the Carroll Shelby Engine Company and the World's largest Shelby Cobra dealership, DenBeste Motorsports. You can find out more about DenBeste's businesses at www.DenBeste.com or www.DenBesteMotorsports.com.