Sweet Collects Two Runner-Up Finishes and a Top-Five
Brad Sweet continues to inch toward his first victory of 2018 with three consecutive top-five finishes at World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series events in Texas.
After being rained out twice earlier in the year at the facility, the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series finally completed the event at Cotton Bowl Speedway in Paige, Texas, on Thursday.
Sweet was strong all evening, winning his heat, finishing second in the dash and starting the feature in second. He maintained the second position with his No. 49 NAPA AUTO PARTS car for the majority of the 35-lap event, challenging for the lead at the end before settling for the runner-up finish.
Friday and Saturday night’s events moved to Devil’s Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas. On Friday, Sweet qualified eighth and went on to finish third in his heat. He started the feature in eighth and worked his way up to fifth before the checkered flag waved on the 25-lap feature.
The Saturday night event at Devil’s Bowl saw a sellout crowd. Sweet started the night off qualifying in sixth, finished second in his heat and qualified for the dash with his two Kasey Kahne Racing teammates. He passed his boss, Kasey Kahne on the last lap to win the dash.
Sweet started on the pole for the 30-lap feature and lead the first 25 laps before a little on-track bobble forced him to settle for second. He moved into second place in the championship standings, 72 points behind Donny Schatz.
The No. 49 NAPA AUTO PARTS team returns to action on Friday, May 4, at Lake Ozark Speedway in Lake of the Ozarks, Mo.
Start / Finish:
April 26 – Cotton Bowl Speedway: 2 / 2
April 27 – Devils Bowl Speedway: 8 / 5
April 28 – Devils Bowl Speedway: 1 / 2
Points Standing / Total: 2nd / 1924
Next Race: Friday, May 4, Lake Ozark Speedway, Lake of the Ozarks, Mo.
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