Aztec, NM (December 9, 2008) – It has been a while since Alex Kennedy was back in a Legends car to race. Racing part time in the NASCAR Camping World Series this year, sixteen year old Kennedy was in Las Vegas to have some fun last weekend! “The new road course at Las Vegas is challenging but a lot of fun,” said Alex Kennedy after setting a track record on the World Finals course. Seventy eight Legends cars showed up for this event that brought racers to Vegas from all over the world. “Our car was just sitting in the shop collecting dust but we decided to go racing,” joked Alex. “We just cleaned it up and made the trip to Las Vegas to have some fun!” This was the second year in a row that Alex set a track record at the Legends World Finals on the second different track. He was contending for the win when he got spun out in the hairpin turn. Alex would run out of laps trying to catch the eventual winner falling short by just a car length!
Alex Pilots the No. 61 Through Turn One at Vegas
The 2008 season was a transitional year for Alex Kennedy. The previous autumn he tested in a Busch East car with veteran car owner Jeff Spraker. The game plan for the 2008 season was to get Alex seat time in the late model division at Caraway Speedway. But after a few races Jeff Spraker told Alex he was ready for a promotion to the NASCAR Camping World series! Alex had never even seen South Boston Speedway but was fifth quick in practice against an impressive field that included NASCAR driver Steve Park. Each and every event he attended in 2008 Alex cracked the top ten list in practice or the race including New Hampshire Speedway and Dover International! This road course ace was strong at Sonoma and Lime Rock despite never racing in a big car at either facility. “Alex is the real deal,” said Jeff Spraker. “I like our chances in 2009 in the NASCAR Camping World East division…I can’t wait to get the season started!”
Sponsorship opportunities for next season are available to support Alex’s “Drive for Dreams” as he competes in the NASCAR Camping World East series full time for Spraker Racing Enterprises in 2009.
2008 Season Highlights
Infineon Road Course- Started 34th and raced his way to an 11th place finish in his first full bodied stock car race on a road course!
Top Fives- Posted top five speeds in practice at each oval in the NASCAR Camping World series despite never visiting the tracks before!
Lime Rock Park- Running fourth in the closing laps before being spun out but rallied for a top ten finish!
2008 Season Recap- 20 Starts with 6 Wins and 11 Podium Finishes with 15 Top Tens
NASCAR.com article highlighted Alex’s future star potential!
In 2006 Alex Kennedy was featured on ESPN’s “Outside the Lines” show interviewed by Mike Massaro for a special about young drivers. “I can’t drive to Sonic to get a cheeseburger but I can drive a racecar,” said Alex. Since that interview Alex has been named National Ambassador for Dream Factory Inc and became the youngest driver to post a podium finish in ASALMS history. NASCAR.com’s Raygan Swan interviewed Alex this season for her future star series. Nicknamed the “New Mexico Rising Star” back at his home track of Sandia Motorsports Park, Alex has been signed by Spraker Racing Enterprises to their driver development program and plans to run for rookie of the year in the NASCAR Camping World East Series in 2009.
Sixteen-year-old driver Alex Kennedy has a dream to race in NASCAR. As he pursues his dream, Alex wants to make dreams come true for kids involved with Dream Factory Inc. Through his racing Alex will raise awareness of the Dream Factory Inc organization while also raising needed funds for chapters all over the United States. “I feel so proud to represent Dream Factory Inc and bring racing to these kids that don’t get to do the fun stuff I get to do,” said Alex Kennedy. Joey Lindsey from the Central Missouri Chapter is Alex’s number one fan! Alex joins NASCAR driver Carl Edwards and game show host Wink Martindale as National Ambassadors for Dream Factory Inc!
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