Kennedy Racing (Start Your Engines!)
Kennedy Racing is an American professional stock car racing team owned by former driver Melvin Kennedy that currently competes in the NASCAR Cup Series and the NASCAR Xfinity Series. Owned by prominent Arby's franchisee Roger Kennedy, the team began running in 1982 in the Winston Modified Tour, and expanded to the Winston Cup Series in 1988. In the Cup Series, Kennedy Racing currently fields two Pontiac G6 teams full-time: the No. 03 Aflac for Louise Kennedy and the No. 04 Arby's for Katrina Goode. In the Xfinity Series, Kennedy currently fields the No. 04 full-time for Jeff Green.
Since its inception, Kennedy Racing has emerged as one of the most prominent teams in NASCAR. Originally a single-car team, it expanded to a two-car operation in 2007. It expanded to the Xfinity Series in 2004 under the leadership of Dale Kennedy, Louise's brother.