Swindell Secures 360 Knoxville Nationals Ride

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Sammy Swindell has landed a ride for the 360 Knoxville Nationals. (Paul Arch Photo)
Sammy Swindell. (Paul Arch photo)

GERMANTOWN, Tenn. – Sammy Swindell has locked down a ride for the 29th annual My Place Hotels 360 Knoxville Nationals presented by Great Southern Bank.

Swindell is teaming up with Terry Steward and Scott Brown during the marquee event at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, Aug. 1-3. Swindell’s preliminary night is currently scheduled for Aug. 1.

“They have been in racing for a long time,” he said. “Gary Wright drove for them for quite a few years. I’ve known the guys for quite a while. They let me borrow a motor for the first two 360 Nationals I raced and then I had it when I won the Short Track Nationals with the Big Game car in 2013.”

The team will invade Knoxville Raceway this Saturday to compete in the 360 division as a tune-up prior to the 360 Knoxville Nationals.

“Little things are different and you have to get the breaks during the night,” said Swindell, who has two career starts with the team that both occurred in November 2017. “I know we’ll have a competitive car. Doing it this way where we have a weekend up there before the 360 Nationals will be good.”

Swindell won the 360 Knoxville Nationals in 2016, making him only the second driver to win both the 360 and 410 Knoxville Nationals.

He has five top-five finishes during the event, which ranks tied for sixth.

Swindell is also scheduled to compete for his son, Kevin Swindell, and Swindell SpeedLab during the 5-Hour Energy Knoxville Nationals.