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Biography | Posted: Sunday, 23rd August
Nationality: United States American
Born/Date of Birth: March 3, 1988
Place of Birth: Kingsburg, California, United States
USAC Silver Crown Series career
Debut season: 2008
Best finish: 1st in 2014, 2015, 2017, 2018, and 2019
Finished last season: 1st
2014, 2015, 2017, 2018, and 2019: USAC Silver Crown
2009: USAC Silver Crown Rookie of the Year
Kody Swanson (born March 3, 1988) is an American professional racing driver. He is a five-time USAC Silver Crown Series champion in 2014, 2015, 2017, 2018, and 2019 and three-time Little 500 winner. Swanson is currently the all-time wins leader in Silver Crown after recording his 23rd career victory in that series on June 28, 2018. He currently competes part-time in the ARCA Menards Series in the No. 22 Ford for Chad Bryant Racing.
Silver Crown Series
Swanson made his Silver Crown Series debut in August 2008. His first series podium came in July 2009 with a third-place finish at Iowa Speedway, driving the No. 19 for Team Six-R. In his sophomore season, he finished fifth in the series standings and was named Rookie of the Year.
His first win came in the Ted Horn 100 at the DuQuoin State Fairgrounds Racetrack in September 2010. It was his only win that season. However, he claimed four podiums and six top five finishes over the course of nine races.
In 2018, Swanson joined Al Unser Sr. as one of the only two drivers in history to win four consecutive Hoosier Hundred USAC Silver Crown Series races at the Indiana State Fairgrounds Speedway in Indianapolis, Indiana. As of the end of the 2019 season, he was the all-time winningest USAC Silver Crown driver with 29 wins (second most is Jack Hewitt).
Swanson has competed in the Little 500 at Anderson Speedway five times since 2015. In that time, he has recorded three wins, one each in 2016, 2018 and 2019.
Stock car racing
Swanson watched Automobile Racing Club of America (ARCA) races during combined events with Silver Crown. Silver Crown director Andy Hillenburg, a longtime ARCA team owner and former ARCA champion, arranged a meeting between Swanson and several owners to try to get him an ARCA ride, and this led to a one race deal in the No. 22 Chad Bryant Racing at Iowa Speedway in July 2020.
Swanson has won in USAC National midget cars. In 2020, he tested an Indy Pro 2000 car at La Crosse Fairgrounds Speedway with hopes that he might someday be considered for an Indianapolis 500 ride. Later that year, he would enter the Indy Pro 2000 race at the Carb Night Classic with Legacy Autosport and win in his series debut.