This weekend, Ben Kennedy Racing wraps up the 2020 season at Five Flags Speedway, where Daniel Dye will compete in the most prestigious race of his career, the 53rd Annual Snowball Derby. This is Dye’s first attempt at the 300-lap crown jewel event, which draws one of the biggest and most competitive fields in all of racing.
Dye has made quite a few laps at Five Flags Speedway, competing at the track in six previous races in 2020, including one ARCA Menards East Series event. The Florida native participated in in five events at the Pensacola track in 2019 and finished sixth in last year’s Allen Turner Pro Late Model Series points. The 16-year-old’s best finish at Five Flags Speedway is fourth, which he earned earlier this season in the Pro Late Model event in June.
Dye most recently competed in the Florida Governor’s Cup 200 at his home track, New Smyrna Speedway. After starting third, Dye drove his No. 43 machine to a second-place finish, his best-career finish in a Super Late Model.
“This is definitely the biggest race of my career, so far. To prepare, I’ve watched a good bit of video to make sure our qualifying laps are the best they can be in order to make the show. I also started hydrating days ago. There’s a lot of past winners in the field, including this year’s NASCAR Cup Series champion, so it’s going to be really competitive. With such a stout field, it’s going to be very tough to make the race; almost half the cars won’t make the show. Qualifying in is our initial goal. As the weekend progresses, we can adjust our goals and expectations, but to start off, we want to make the race.”
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