Despite being only 17 years old, Dylan Kwasniewski is already a force to be reckoned with in the NASCAR world. After becoming the youngest driver to win the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West Championship in 2012, Dylan moved on to the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East and currently pilots the No. 98 Royal Purple/Rockstar Energy Chevrolet for Turner Scott Motorsports.
Dylan jumped into the seat of his first kart in Norwalk, Conn. at the age of 4 1/2. He quickly grabbed his first win and was hooked on racing. Relocating to Phoenix, Ariz. in 2000, Dylan continued to hone his driving skills in the Phoenix Kart Racing Association driving Kid Karts and capturing the track Championship in 2002. Moving into the competitive Cadet Junior 1 class when he turned 8 in 2003, Kwasniewski continued to dominate the local races, finishing 3rd at the end of his rookie season. Kwasniewski continued his kart racing, competing in IKF, STARS and SKUSA, where he captured the coveted title of SKUSA SuperNats Champion in 2005.
In 2007, Kwasniewski started circle track racing in the INEX Bandolero Bandit Division. Competing at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway’s Bullring track, he won 88% of the Bandolero races he entered, taking home 3rd place track & National Championship trophies at the end of his rookie year.
Moving into the bigger, faster, ultra competitive Legend car in 2008, Kwasniewski captured an impressive 10 wins and finished in the Top-3 in more than 60% of races entered.
Kwasniewski began racing in the ASA Speed Truck Series in 2009. In 2010, the young driver started racing a limited late model car as well as the Lucas Oil /Rockstar Modified Series before making the transition to NASCAR.
Winning two races and two poles in 2011, Dylan captured the Sunoco Rookie of the Year title in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West racing for Gene Price Motorsports. He also 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, Dylan 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.