LAS VEGAS (AP) - Chip Ganassi Racing has signed 18-year-old Dylan Kwasniewski to be its next development driver.
Ganassi announced the deal with Kwasniewski on Sunday, shortly before the start of the NASCAR race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Kwasniewski's hometown track.
Kwasniewski is in his first season as a full-time driver in the Nationwide Series for Turner Scott Motorsports. Ganassi says the teen probably is still a few years away from being ready for a NASCAR ride.
But the development deal means Kwasniewski will get a head start in learning how to be a Sprint Cup driver. He'll see the inner workings of the Ganassi team, learning alongside its two drivers, Jamie McMurray and 21-year-old Kyle Larson.
Kwasniewski already is Larson's Nationwide teammate at Turner Scott.

Recent NASCAR Discussions

NASCAR Odds

Driver Odds
Odds to Win the Hisense 300 @ Charlotte Motor Speedway
Erik Jones +300
Denny Hamlin +425
Joey Logano +450
Ryan Blaney +650
Austin Dillon +650

Nascar Top Stories

Thumbnail Sprint All-Star Race Picks Who will emerge as the winner of the Sprint All-Star Race tonight? Here’s some suggested drivers for this Sprint Cup race.
Thumbnail NC Education Lottery 200 Picks The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series holds the North Carolina Education Lottery 200 tonight. Here’s some...
Thumbnail Sprint Showdown Free Picks The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series drivers not in the All-Star Race on Saturday race for a pair of spots tonight in the Sprint Showdown. Here are some drivers we like to...
Thumbnail NC Education Lottery 200 Odds The NASCAR Camping World Truck Seriesreturns to action on Friday with the running of the North Carolina Education Lottery 200. Here’s a look at the odds for this race.
Thumbnail Sprint Showdown Odds Drivers that have yet to qualify for the All-Star Race battle it out in the Sprint Showdown on Friday night. Here’s a look at the odds for this race.
More inNASCAR Articles