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Former ARCA Winner Kevin Swindell to Sub for Townley at Springfield Mile

Concord, NC (August 13, 2014) – Kevin Swindell reunites with Venturini Motorsports (VMS) this weekend to substitute for driver John Wes Townley at the famed Springfield Mile driving the No.15 Zaxby’s Toyota. 

Townley will miss his third consecutive ARCA race after an accident at Pocono Raceway on August 1, 2014.

“It’s an unfortunate situation John (Townley) won’t be able to return this week but I’m glad for the opportunity Zaxby’s is providing me to return to the series driving the No.15 car,” stated Swindell. “The last time I ran here with Venturini we had a winning car but I got blocked in on pit road and it cost of the win. I’m looking forward to going back to Springfield and battling for the victory.”

Swindell who drove eight races for VMS in 2012 earned his first series victory at Chicagoland Speedway. That same year he claimed four top-5 finishes including a third place effort at Illinois State Fairgrounds (Springfield) and runner up finishes at Lucas Oil Raceway and Kansas Speedway.

Since his stint with VMS, Swindell has gone on to race 18 NASCAR Nationwide races and made his NASCAR Sprint Cup debut in 2013 at Loudon earning a 38th place finish.

Practice for the SuperChevyStores.com 100 is scheduled from9:00-10:00 a.m. with Menards Pole Qualifying presented by Ansell following at 11:15. The 52nd annual SuperChevyStores.com 100 starts at 1:30 p.m. All times are local.

ARCAracing.com will feature live timing and scoring of all on-track activity as well as live flag-to-flag audio coverage of the race.

 

About Venturini Motorsports
Venturini Motorsports (VMS), fielding cars for over 30-years in the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards, is one of the premier NASCAR driver development programs in the country. Multiple team championships and consistent on-track success, VMS has evolved into one of the most recognizable names in motorsports. Since 2007, VMS has assisted in the career development of notable NASCAR drivers such as Joey Logano, Justin Allgaier, Ryan Blaney, Alex Bowman, Brian Scott, Kevin Swindell, John Wes Townley and Erik Jones. Over the years the Venturini name has become synonymous with modern-day racing in America. In 2012, the Venturini family was inducted into the National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame (www.NIASHF.org) and now find themselves enshrined with such sports icons as Joe DiMaggio, Mario Andretti, Vince Lombardi, Tommy Lasorda and Rocky Marciano.

Official: www.VenturiniMotorsports.com  |  Twitter: @VenturiniMotor  |  Facebook: Venturini Motorsports

About ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards 
The Automobile Racing Club of America (ARCA) is among the leading auto racing sanctioning bodies in the country. Founded in 1953 by John and Mildred Marcum, the organization administers more than 100 events each year in multiple racing series, including the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards, the ARCA/CRA Super Series, the ARCA Truck Series and the ARCA Midwest Tour, plus weekly racing at Toledo and Flat Rock Speedways.

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