DAYTONA BEACH, FL – This weekend, Ben Kennedy Racing heads to Five Flags Speedway, where Daniel Dye will compete in his second-career ARCA Menards East Series event. Ben Kennedy Racing is no stranger to Victory Lane at Five Flags, as team owner Ben Kennedy earned a win from the pole in the 2013 ARCA East race at the Pensacola track.

Dye, a Daytona Beach, Florida native, has made quite a few laps at Five Flags Speedway, competing at the track in five events in 2019 and finishing sixth in last year’s Allen Turner Pro Late Model Series points. He has competed in four races at the track so far in 2020.

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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 at Bristol Motor Speedway’s U.S. Short Track Nationals in the Ben Kennedy Racing Super Late Model. After being forced into a backup car due to a late-practice crash, Dye came from 14th to impressively finish fourth.

I’m really looking forward to this weekend, especially because we tested our Ben Kennedy Racing Chevrolet there earlier this year and we were pretty good. Our car is all freshened up after a trip to Richard Childress Racing, and we’re all excited to see how the it performs. We have a ton of laps at Five Flags, and I think my experience at the track will help us obtain a good finish on Saturday night.”


Jeep Beach: Jeep Beach, a 501 (c)(3) charity, is one of the largest, Jeep only events in the United States with a Main Event occurring each April at Daytona International Speedway also including numerous Special Events throughout the Daytona Beach area over a week long schedule, attracting tens of thousands of participants and vendors from across the globe. The mission of Jeep Beach is to raise monies for local and national charities, with well over $1.8M donated to date. 2019 saw support of over 35 charities which included, The NASCAR Foundation, The Boys & Girls Clubs of Volusia & Flagler Counties, The Childhood Cancer Foundation, The Petty Family Foundation, Halifax Health Foundation and 30 others.

Race to Stop Suicide: Halifax Health has launched the Connect 4 Hope initiative, which aims to prevent suicides in Volusia and Flagler counties by providing mental wellness services and resources for those in need. The Connect 4 Hope initiative is committed to suicide prevention through community programs and events, and making educational tools and resources easily available to all ages – children, adolescents and adults. Daniel Dye serves as spokesperson for the Race to Stop Suicide campaign, and is featured in the campaign’s public service announcements airing on local radio stations.

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