Swift Engineering is American engineering company founded as SWIFT CARS in 1983. Swift was known for producing racing cars for a variety of open-wheel racing series, including Formula Ford, Formula Atlantic, the Champ Car World Series and Formula Nippon. In 1991, Swift was purchased by Panasonic executive and former Indycar racing driver Hiro Matsushita, who renamed the firm Swift Engineering. Under his direction, Swift moved up to the CART World Series for 1997, with two cars entered by Newman/Haas Racing and driven by Michael Andretti and Christian Fittipaldi. Since 1998 Swift has expanded as chassis supplier to more teams, but Newman/Haas continued to be the primary client in 1998-99. In 1999 Michael Andretti and Christian Fittipaldi continued to drive for Newman/Haas for the 4th season together. Andretti won only once, in the 1999 Motorola 300 at Gateway Speedway, the sixth round of the 1999 CART championship, however the steady performance throughout the season allowed him to take 5th place in the championship.
|1999||CART / FedEx Championship Series|
|Michael Andretti||6||Newman/Haas Racing|
|Swift 010.c||Ford-Cosworth||Kmart / Texaco-Havoline|