Story By: DANIEL DYE RACING – DAYTONA BEACH, FL – Daniel Dye announced this afternoon an extension to his relationship with Ben Kennedy Racing for the 2021 season. Dye will race full-time in ARCA Menards Series East competition, along with approximately 17 keystone 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 5 Flags Speedway. The 17-year-old Junior at Father Lopez Catholic High School in Daytona Beach, Florida, will chase the East Series championship in 2021, 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,” stated 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 made 29 pro and super late model starts 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 prestigious 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,” commented 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 formed a brand new technical alliance with NASCAR powerhouse GMS Racing for 2021. The pair will work closely in preparation of all the ARCA Menards Chevrolets that Dye will race with during the East Series 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 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 January 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, Florida.
Other ARCA Menards Series East events include 5 Flags Speedway, Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway, Dover International Speedway, Southern National Motorsports Park, Iowa Speedway, The Milwaukee Mile and Bristol Motor Speedway. The team will also compete in four Blizzard Series races, the Rattler 250, Snowball Derby and various other events with the No. 43 super late model.