Swearengin competing for another Modified title

Veteran driver Tim Swearengin is a five-time track champion in the Modifiied division at I-44 Speedway and will be back this season to defend his title.

From I-44 Speedway

For veteran driver Tim Swearengin, getting back behind the wheel of a Pro Late Model makes the five-time I-44 Track champion smile. Swearengin defended his Modified title and tied Ken Essary and Larry Phillip’s track record five titles last season.

Swearengin, who won I-44 Late Model titles in 2000-2002, was away from the short-track action for more than 10 years. After I-44 went to dirt for the 2003 season, Swearengin was making the trip to Odessa and the I-70 Speedway to compete.

After a couple of hard crashes that destroyed his car and in which he suffered some minor injuries, Swearenginwas on the sidelines. When I-44 Speedway went back to asphalt in 2010, Tim was a spectator before starting to lend a helping hand to friend Jimmy Van Zandt and Brian Brown as Van Zandt was helping spot for Brown.

I-44 Speedway announced the move back to the NASCAR Series right after the end of the 2012 season. Modified car owner and driver Brian Lewis then offered Swearengin a ride in one of his Modifieds, placing Swearengin back in the saddle again putting an extra step in his walk.

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