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Sammy Swindell

Born .:10/26/1955
(58 Years Old)
Hometown .:Germantown, Tennessee

Sammy Swindell Driver Bio
Source: Sammy Swindell Motorsports

One of the most recognized names in American motorsports, Sammy Swindell grew up watching his father behind the wheel at many of their local Memphis, Tennessee dirt tracks. In 1971, at the age of fifteen, Sammy took to the dirt at Riverside Speedway in West Memphis, Arkansas. In his rookie season, the oldest of two racing Swindell brothers won eleven feature events.

His background is engineering and is mostly self-taught. Although he spent two years in college studying physics and engineering, his race winnings were what paid the bills, but to be successful in racing took a lot of preparation time. "I found myself in a "catch 22" situation. I didn't have the money to go to college without racing and racing took up too much time to go to college. I had some successes in racing, so I decided to stay focused in racing and learn along the way. I don't ever regret making that choice though."

Inherently, Swindell is a shy and private person. Over the years he has earned the reputation of being "all business" at the race track, and much of that reputation can be attributed to a very focused approach to his chosen profession. The best description of Sammy may have come from legendary sprint car owner, LaVerne Nance, the man with whom Sammy won two "World of Outlaws" championships. "When he's at the track or working on the car, it's a living to him and he takes it real seriously. A lot of people don't understand that. He has worked hard all of his life to be successful in racing."

NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Driving Stats
Career Stats
Starts .:20
Wins .:0
Top 5s .:1
Top 10s .:5
Sponsors .:Channellock Tools
Make .:Ford

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Driving Stats
Career Stats
Starts .:2
Wins .:0
Top 5s .:0
Top 10s .:0
Sponsors .:Glad Bag
Make .:Oldsmobile

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