Is Dave Despain retired?

Is Dave Despain retired?

Dave Despain called his final race at the Chili Bowl Nationals in Tulsa, Oklahoma in January 2017, putting an end to a career that spanned over 40 years.

Is Sammy Swindell retired?

Swindell, who has driven for Big Game Motorsports the past four years of his 40-plus year career, isn’t planning to race again outside of the Chili Bowl Nationals. Here are his words to the fans: “After the last two weeks of our break from racing I have decided to retire from racing.

What happened to Sammy Swindells son?

2015 Knoxville Nationals accident He sustained a “significant injury” according to his father and former sprint car driver Sammy Swindell. It was later revealed that he had broken the L-1 and T-7 vertebrae in his back.

What is Dave Despain doing these days?

Dave Despain signs two-year contract to host MAVTV live racing events. Renowned motor racing broadcaster Dave Despain has signed a two-year contract with MAVTV American Real to host the network’s five live events, beginning with the Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals presented by General Tire on Jan.

Where does Dave Despain live now?

He can now draw stories and memories from guests in a longer format that will definitely surprise and entertain MAVTV viewers.” Originally from Fairfield, Iowa, and now living outside of Atlanta, Despain most recently hosted “Wind Tunnel” starting in 2003 and wrapped in 2013 after 594 episodes.

Is Sammy Swindell still racing sprint cars?

Today, Sammy drives race cars for his son Kevin’s Swindell Speedlab team, still competing in the Chili Bowl Race of Champions, and showing up on a variety of American sprint car race entry lists.

Is Kevin Swindell married?

Three years ago, Swindell and his wife Jordan took the concept of racing apparel to a new level with the launch of Swindell SpeedLab, a consumer-oriented brand of apparel and merchandise.

Is Sammy Swindell still married?

Background: Amy has been married to Hall of Fame driver Sammy Swindell for almost a quarter century and she has been on the road for more than 30 years. Amy is also the mother to sprint car driver Kevin Swindell, who is working on establishing a career in NASCAR. How long have you and Sammy been married?

How old is Dave Despain?

76 years (May 20, 1946)Dave Despain / Age

What channel is speed?

Speed closed on November 3, 2014 and has been replaced by Fox Sports 5.

Are Sammy and Amy Swindell still married?

When was Kevin Swindell paralyzed?

Swindell was a rising star in sprint cars before an accident in Heat 2 of the 2015 Knoxville Nationals left him sidelined and partially paralyzed below the waist.

What is the fastest 1/2 mile time?

Mike Lichty set a new half-mile Supermodified world record with a lap of 144.634 mph in 13.267 seconds. Sprint Cup driver David Ragan piloted his Ford Mustang GT 5.0 to a lap of 98.497 mph at 19.481 seconds, a world record for a passenger car.

Who is ASA Swindell father?

Injury and career The son of three-time World of Outlaw champion Sammy Swindell won the World Karting title in 2002 before becoming the youngest winner on the WoO tour at 17. In 15 ARCA starts, Swindell earned two wins.

Will Kevin Swindell walk again?

NASCAR driver Tony Stewart says Swindell has come a long way since August. “It’s just amazed me how much he’s been able to do in a short amount of time. To be where he’s at already it’s pretty incredible,” said Stewart. Kevin is working his butt off to one day drive again and hopefully walk again.

Is Amy Swindell married?

Background: Amy has been married to Hall of Fame driver Sammy Swindell for almost a quarter century and she has been on the road for more than 30 years. Amy is also the mother to sprint car driver Kevin Swindell, who is working on establishing a career in NASCAR.

Why did Speed channel go off the air?

In early 2014, major Canadian service providers including Rogers Cable and Bell Satellite TV began to drop the service upon the expiration of their carriage contracts. Cogeco dropped the Speed Channel on July 15, 2014.

Is Lucas Oil Racing TV free?

A: A yearly subscription is currently $99.99 (billed in full at the time of sign up) and includes ALL Live Events or $6.99 per month which includes select live events only. Please note that both subscriptions will renew automatically until cancelled.

What happened to Sammy Swindell?

On August 25, 2014, Swindell announced he was retiring from racing, though he intends to race in the Chili Bowl Nationals. In 2015 Swindell made short work of retirement and signed with Chad and Jenn Clemens owners of CJB Motorsports out of Telford, PA. Sammy ran a partial schedule and will do the same in 2016.

How many times has Sammy Swindell won the Indy 500?

Samuel Alan “Slammin Sammy” Swindell (born October 26, 1955) is an American sprint car driver. He is a three-time champion and four-time runner-up in the World of Outlaws series; he has also competed in NASCAR and Champ Car competition and attempted to qualify for the 1987 Indianapolis 500 . Swindell is a three-time World of Outlaws champion.

How many world of outlaws titles has Sammy Swindell won?

Swindell is a three-time World of Outlaws champion. He won his first two titles in 1981 and 1982 driving the famous Nance Speed Equipment #1n house car. He won his third title in 1997 driving his own Channel Lock sponsored No. 1 team car. Sammy has 294 World of Outlaws A-main victories to his credit.

Who is Jeff Swindell?

During the 2008 season he raced in northern California winning a main event in the California Civil War Series in Placerville and also at the famed Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, California. Swindell is considered one of the best driver/setup men in the business. He is known for experimenting with innovative technology.