Despite being only 18 years old, Dylan Kwasniewski is one of the youngest and brightest up-and-coming stars in NASCAR. Kwasniewski jumped into the seat of his first kart in Norwalk, Conn. at the age of four. He quickly grabbed his first win and was hooked on racing. After moving up the ranks from go karts to bandolero to legend cars, Kwasniewski began racing in the ASA Speed Truck Series in 2009. In 2010, the young driver started racing a limited late model car and the Lucas Oil / Rockstar Modified Series before making the transition to NASCAR.
Winning two races and two poles in 2011, Kwasniewski captured the Sunoco Rookie of the Year title in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West, racing for Gene Price Motorsports. He became the youngest driver to win a race and a pole with his sweep at Colorado at just 16 years old and was highlighted as one of the top-nine young talents to watch in NASCAR.
In 2012, Kwasniewski returned to Gene Price Motorsports for the full 15-race NASCAR K&N Pro Series West schedule. Again he was named one of NASCAR’s Next9 as he scored three wins, six poles, 12 top fives, and 15 top 10s en route to his first NASCAR championship.
After becoming the youngest driver to win the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West championship in 2012, Kwasniewski moved on to the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East with Turner Scott Motorsports (TSM) in 2013. Kwasniewski followed up his stellar 2012 season with another year for the record books. He scored six wins, three poles, nine top fives and 12 top 10s in 14 races to earn the K&N Pro Series East championship, becoming the first driver in NASCAR history to win both the East and West championships. His record-setting year was highlighted on Flat Out, a documentary for AOL. The 11-episode miniseries can be viewed at www.flatoutdk.com.
This season, the 18-year-old sets his sights on the NASCAR Nationwide Series. Kwasniewski will return to TSM and pilot the No. 31 Rockstar Chevrolet Camaro, vying for the coveted Sunoco Rookie of the Year award and seeking his third-straight championship.