A state trooper stood at the pit gate going into Turn 3 at Bristol Motor Speedway, speed gun in hand. With a cloud of dirt filling the coliseum-like arena, he pointed the gun at the pack of 900-hp winged chariots soaring by. Later in the day, as Sammy Swindell was walking out of the track,
I knew this World of Outlaws thing would stick. Sure, anyone can say that now, 41 years after “The Greatest Show On Dirt” lifted its curtain. But the sprint car climate of 1978 was very ready for a roving salesman from Wichita Falls, Texas named Ted Johnson. Critics later argued that his World of Outlaws
ELDON, MO – There’s no stopping 63-year-old Sammy Swindell. While several race car drivers are retiring in their 40s or 50s, Swindell continues to climb behind the wheel of 900hp Sprint Cars without hesitation. “It’s all I’ve ever done,” Swindell said. The Germantown, Tenn. native is an original outlaw. He ran in the World of
Sammy Swindell has been racing and winning races for nearly 50 years. He’s in studio this week to chat with the guys about his amazing career, being his own crew chief, finding big sponsors, and more! Hear it all on Open Red, the official podcast of the World of Outlaws.