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Ben Kennedy

Team: Richard Childress Racing-2-NXS
Age / DOB:  (25) / 12/26/1991

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Daytona Beach native Ben Kennedy (No. 2 Rheem Chevrolet Camaro) will race at the speedway his family built for the first time as a NASCAR XFINITY Series driver this weekend.
Kennedy has three previous starts at Daytona International Speedway in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, with a best finish of 15th coming in 2014. Although he has yet to race at Daytona in the XFINITY Series, he does have a previous NXS superspeedway start for Richard Childress Racing (RCR) earlier this year, garnering an impressive fourth-place finish at Talladega.-RCR Jun 28 - 11:53 AM

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This weekend, Ben Kennedy returns to the track that he made his NASCAR XFINITY Series debut at last year.

The Florida native heads to Iowa Speedway in the No. 2 Rheem Chevrolet Camaro for his second start with Richard Childress Racing this season. In his single NXS race at the short track last year, Kennedy finished on the lead lap in 10th place. He has competed in four NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races in Iowa, with his best finish of sixth place coming in 2014.-Richard Childress Racing
Jun 22 - 4:30 PM

Jacob Companies will be the primary sponsor on the No. 96 Chevrolet Camaro for the NASCAR XFINITY Series (NXS) Hisense 4k TV 300 at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

Kennedy has made three previous starts at the 1.5-mile track in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS), but this will be his first NXS start there under the GMS Racing banner. Jacob Companies sponsored Kennedy numerous times in his 2016 NCWTS campaign with GMS Racing, including his first NCWTS win at Bristol Motor Speedway in August.-GMS
May 24 - 11:47 AM

Ben Kennedy (No. 2 Rheem Chevrolet Camaro) finished fourth in Saturday's NASCAR XFINITY Series (NXS) Spark Energy 300 at Talladega (AL) Superspeedway.

He started fourth in the lineup, led five laps and completed all of the 113 laps run. Kennedy, who was making his first start of the nine NXS races run so far this season, is currently 31st in the 2017 championship standings after this event.
May 7 - 12:18 PM

Saturday's 113-lap event marks Ben Kennedy's first time racing in a NASCAR XFINITY Series car at the 2.66-mile Talladega Superspeedway.

He has three previous starts in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, with his best start of fourth and finish of fifth in 2016. This is weekend one of eight XFINITY Series events that Kennedy will race in the No. 2 Chevrolet Camaro for Richard Childress Racing (RCR). Next up on the schedule for Kennedy is Iowa Speedway in June.-RCR
May 3 - 10:18 PM

Ben Kennedy confirms a multi-race NASCAR XFINITY Series (NXS) schedule with GMS Racing for the 2017 season.

With 12 NXS races already confirmed, Kennedy will pilot the No. 96 Chevrolet Camaro alongside teammate Spencer Gallagher beginning at Charlotte Motor Speedway in May. Kennedy competed last year at GMS Racing in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) where he claimed his first NCWTS victory at Bristol Motor Speedway, locking himself into the inaugural NCWTS Chase. He will be paired with a familiar face from GMS Racing, Jeff Stankiewicz, who will crew chief Kennedy and the No. 96 team. Stankiewicz called the shots for the Daytona Beach-native last year in his first start for GMS Racing at Kansas Speedway, where the duo collected a top-10 finish.
Source: GMS Racing
Apr 17 - 12:50 PM

Ben Kennedy will be the latest up-and-coming driver to be given an opportunity when he climbs into the Richard Childress Racing (RCR) No. 2 Chevrolet Camaro for nine NASCAR XFINITY Series (NXS) races, the first of which will be at Talladega Superspeedway this spring.

Kennedy has worked his way up through the NASCAR development ladder. In 2016, he competed full-time in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series and secured his first NASCAR national touring series win at Bristol Motor Speedway in August. RCR Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series drivers Austin Dillon and Paul Menard understand the need to develop young talent and continue growing the sport. Both made the decision to give up seat time in the No. 2 Chevrolet Camaro to provide Kennedy the opportunity to gain valuable experience. Dillon, Menard and Kennedy will share the car throughout the 2017 season.-RCR
Feb 7 - 7:18 PM

Ben Kennedy (No. 33 Jacob Chevrolet Silverado) finished ninth in Friday night's NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) Lucas Oil 150 at Phoenix Int’l Raceway in Avondale, AZ.

Kennedy is ranked sixth in the standings after this event. Since this was the elimination race for the Chase Round of 6, only the top four continue to the Chase Championship 4 round at Homestead-Miami Speedway next weekend.
Mon, Nov 14, 2016 08:31:00 PM

Ben Kennedy (No. 33 Jacob Chevrolet Silverado) finished 13th in Friday night's NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) Striping Technology 350 at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, TX.

He started 14th in the lineup and completed all laps of the 147-lap race. Kennedy, who entered all 21 truck races so far this season, is sixth in the 2016 NCWTS Championship standings after this event.
Mon, Nov 7, 2016 09:15:00 PM

Ben Kennedy (No. 33 Jacob Chevrolet Silverado) finished 18th in Saturday's NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) Texas Roadhouse 200 at Martinsville (VA) Speedway.

He started 18th in the lineup, led 18 laps and completed all laps of the 200-lap race. Kennedy, who entered all 20 truck races so far this season, is sixth in the 2016 NCWTS Championship standings after this event.
Sun, Oct 30, 2016 09:12:00 PM

Ben Kennedy (No. 33 Jacob Chevrolet Silverado) finished fifth in Saturday's NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) fred's 250 at Alabama's Talladega Superspeedway.

He started fourth in the lineup, led eight laps and completed all laps of the 94-lap race. Kennedy is ranked fifth in the point standings after this event and moves on to the Round of 6, seeded fifth, in the Chase for the 2016 NCWTS Championship.
Mon, Oct 24, 2016 03:51:00 PM

Ben Kennedy (No. 33 Jacob Chevrolet Silverado) finished 11th in Saturday's NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) UNOH 175 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon, NH.

He started 12th in the lineup and completed all laps of the 175-lap race. Kennedy, who entered all 17 truck races so far this season, dropped from 6th to 7th in the 2016 NCWTS Championship standings after this event.
Mon, Sep 26, 2016 03:48:00 PM

Ben Kennedy (No. 33 Weber Chevrolet Silverado) was credited with a 26th place DNF in Friday night's NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) American Ethanol e15 225 at Chicagoland Speedway in Joliet, IL.

He started sixth in the lineup, led four laps and completed 111 laps (Accident) of the 151-lap race. Kennedy sits eighth in the point standings after the final race of the regular season. Only the top eight in the points will continue competing in the Chase for the 2016 NCWTS Championship after this race. He made the cut based on points and having one win this season. He is seeded sixth with 2003 points.
Sat, Sep 17, 2016 11:54:00 AM

Ben Kennedy (No. 33 Wheelwell Chevrolet Silverado) finished 8th in Sunday's NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) Chevrolet Silverado 250 at Ontario's Canadian Tire Motorsports Park.

He started 14th in the lineup and completed all of the 66 laps run. Kennedy, who started in all 15 truck races so far this season, is 6th in the 2016 NCWTS Championship standings after this event.
Wed, Sep 7, 2016 12:37:00 PM

Ben Kennedy (No. 33 Jacob Chevrolet Silverado) finished 11th in Saturday's NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) Careers for Veterans 200 at Michigan Int'l Speedway in Brooklyn, MI.

He started 12th in the lineup and completed all of the 100 laps run. Kennedy, who started in all 14 series races so far this season, moved up one spot to 6th in the 2016 NCWTS Championship standings after this event.
Mon, Aug 29, 2016 05:00:00 PM