DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Daniel Dye will remain with Ben Kennedy Racing for the upcoming racing season to compete in the ARCA Menards Series East and select super late model events.
Dye will contest the full ARCA Menards Series East schedule in addition to 17 super late model events.
Dye made two ARCA Menards Series East starts for Ben Kennedy Racing last year, including a seventh-place finish in the season finale at Five Flags Speedway. The 17-year-old Junior at Father Lopez Catholic High School in Daytona Beach, Fla., will chase the East Series championship behind the wheel of the Race to Stop Suicide No. 43 Chevrolet SS.
“I’m incredibly grateful for the opportunity to drive for such a distinguished organization in Ben Kennedy Racing,” said Dye. “BKR is a first-class operation and a great group of people to work with. I’m thankful to have their total support of our partners and me for another year.”
Dye started 29 pro and super late model events in 2020, collecting 21 top-10 and 11 top-five finishes, and closed the season on a high note. In November, Daniel finished runner-up to Bubba Pollard in New Smyrna Speedway’s Governors Cup, and was the best finishing rookie in the Snowball Derby in December.
“We’re all very excited to have Daniel driving for us again in 2021 behind the wheel of the No. 43 for BKR,” said team owner Ben Kennedy. “It has been great working alongside Daniel this year, and I’m confident we will be competing for many victories next season.”
Ben Kennedy Racing has also formed a technical alliance with GMS Racing. The organizations will work closely in preparation of all the ARCA Chevrolet’s that Dye will race with during the ARCA Menards Series East season.
“We’re proud of the progress Daniel made last year with BKR, and we’re looking forward to having him and his partners on board with us for the 2021 season,” said Ben Kennedy Racing Vice President Jimmy Kitchens.
The No. 43 Ben Kennedy Racing entry will be a regular sight at New Smyrna Speedway to start racing in the new year. Dye will compete in the Red Eye 50/50 on Jan. 2, the ARCA Menards Series 175 on Feb. 8, and all super late model events during speedweeks at his home track in New Smyrna Beach, Fla.