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Kevin Cywinski (born March 16, 1965 in Mosinee, Wisconsin), is a former NASCAR driver. He competed in the Craftsman Truck Series full-time in 1998 and 1999, as well as some races in the Busch Series. After leaving NASCAR, he went back down to the short-track ranks. He won the ASA championship series in 2004. He is currently a co-owner of Win-Tron Racing.

Kevin Cywinski
Born (1965-03-16) March 16, 1965 (age 54)
United States Mosinee, Wisconsin
Awards1995 ARTGO champion 1997 American Speed Association champion
NASCAR Xfinity Series career
2 races run over 1 year
Best finish76th (1998)
First race1998 Galaxy Food Centers 300 (Hickory)
Last race1998 Hardee's 250 (Richmond)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 0 0
NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series career
46 races run over 3 years
Best finish16th (1999)
First race1997 Cummins 200 (IRP)
Last race1999 NAPA Auto Parts 200 (California)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 8 0

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Craftsman Truck SeriesEdit

Cywinski made his debut in this series in 1997, when he competed in the #18 Dana Holding Corporation Dodge. His first race was at ORP, where Cywinski started 21st and finished a respectable 20th. Later in the year, Cywinski started 20th at Mesa Marin and came home with a solid 15th-place finish.

Those runs attracted the eyes of Bob Brevak, who hired Cywinski after released Tony Roper midway through 1998. Cywinski got right on it, earning an 8th-place finish in his first outing with the team at Bristol. However, Cywinski struggled for the rest of the year, only recording five top-20 finishes in nineteen races. Cywinski did not finish nine races, but seven of those were mechanical failure. Still, they did not help the team. The main highlight of Cywinski's year was winning the outside pole at Flemington. This was all en route to a 28th-place finish in points.

Brevak stood with Cywinski and his trust was greatly paid in 1999, as Cywinski roared to a 16th-place finish in points after two top-5s and seven top-10s. His best run of the season was a 3rd at Bristol, followed closely by a 4th at Martinsville and the other five top-10s. Cywinski would have proved to be a bigger threat in the points, but his team struggled at some tracks, posting a season average 17.8 finish.

Cywinski left after the year was up to go back short track racing and was replaced by John Young.

Busch SeriesEdit

Cywinski made two career starts in this series, both coming in 1998. Cywinski debuted in the Ruark Racing #89 Chevy at Hickory. The short track ace qualified the car in 29th, but steadily improved to 19th in the final showing. Key Motorsports was the team that Cywinski drove for next at Richmond. He started that event in 19th, but slid to 25th in the final rundown.

Motorsports career resultsEdit

NASCAREdit

(key) (Bold – Pole position awarded by qualifying time. Italics – Pole position earned by points standings or practice time. * – Most laps led.)

Busch SeriesEdit

NASCAR Busch Series results
Year Team No. Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 NBSC Pts
1998 Key Motorsports 11 Ford DAY CAR
DNQ
LVS NSV DAR BRI TEX RCH
25
PPR GLN MLW MYB CAL SBO IRP MCH BRI DAR RCH DOV CLT GTY CAR ATL HOM 76th 194
NorthStar Motorsports 89 Ford HCY
19
TAL NHA NZH CLT DOV

Craftsman Truck SeriesEdit

NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series results
Year Team No. Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 NCTC Pts
1997 Roehrig Motorsports 18 Dodge WDW TUS HOM PHO POR EVG I70 NHA TEX BRI NZH MLW LVL CNS HPT IRP
20
FLM NSV GLN RCH MAR SON MMR
15
CAL PHO LVS
DNQ
75th 246
1998 Brevak Racing 31 Ford WDW HOM PHO POR EVG I70 GLN TEX BRI
8
MLW
33
NZH
32
CAL
23
PPR
19
IRP
22
NHA
24
FLM
18
NSV
20
HPT
11
LVL
28
RCH
29
MEM
32
GTY
29
MAR
30
SON
25
MMR
22
PHO
32
LVS
21
28th 1726
1999 HOM
6
PHO
9
EVG
15
MMR
10
MAR
4
MEM
26
PPR
12
I70
6
BRI
3
TEX
21
PIR
24
GLN
24
MLW
18
NSV
10
NZH
23
MCH
31
NHA
19
IRP
15
GTY
11
HPT
27
RCH
25
LVS
21
LVL
24
TEX
27
CAL
33
16th 2777

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
Tony Raines
ASA National Tour Champion
1997
Succeeded by
Gary St. Amant
Preceded by
Joey Clanton
ASA National Tour Champion
2003, 2004
Succeeded by
Bryan Reffner
Preceded by
Steve Carlson
ARTGO Challenge Series Champion
1995
Succeeded by
Steve Carlson