Steve “Scuba” Swenson hails from Watertown, South Dakota and is crew chief for the Tony Stewart Racing (TSR) No. 15. Swenson, who joined TSR in 2007, is working with Schatz for the seventh consecutive season. He has been part of the team that has helped Schatz win five consecutive Knoxville Nationals crowns from 2011-2015 and six WoO championships in the last seven seasons (2012, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018).
Swenson, a native of Watertown, S.D., got hooked on racing early in life as he went late model racing with his uncle Chuck and then later was part of a racing crew that traveled in the Upper Midwest to places like Huset’s Speedway, Jackson Speedway and Red River Valley Speedway.
In 1999, he began his World of Outlaws career as a wrench for Andy Hillenburg’s No. 2. From 2000-2003, he worked with Sonny Kratzer on the Selma Shell No. 11 before spending a pair of season’s with Elite Racing. In 2007, he reunited with Paul McMahan at TSR as a crew member on the Bass Pro Shops No. 20.
Swenson, who lives in Brownsburg, IN, and his wife Rachel and daughter Molly, who always brings a smile to everyone’s face when she comes to the races.