With top-five finishes at Riverside Speedway and I-55 Raceway, Brad Sweet moved back into third place in World of Outlaws championship standings.
Following a string of rainouts, the sun finally peaked out at Riverside Speedway in West Memphis, Ark., on Friday, April 20. Sweet started the event qualifying ninth and finished third in his heat race.
Starting the feature in ninth, Sweet worked his No. 49 NAPA AUTO PARTS machine into the second position and challenged for the lead before settling for the runner-up position to his Kasey Kahne Racing teammate Daryn Pittman.
Saturday’s night’s race at I-55 Raceway in Pevely, Mo., had 44 cars attempting to make the race, which led to a split-field qualifying with two flights. Sweet went quick time in qualifying flight B and went on to win his heat and qualify for the dash, where he finished fourth.
Starting the 40-lap feature in fourth, Sweet struggled to gain any ground, mainly due to single-file restarts as a result of rough track conditions. He ultimately slipped back to fifth place as the checkered flag waved.
Sunday night’s event at Tri-State Speedway in Haubstadt, Ind., was eventually cancelled due to inclement weather.
The No. 49 NAPA AUTO PARTS team will return to action on Wednesday, April 25, at Cotton Bowl Speedway in Paige, Texas.
Start / Finish:
April 20 – Riverside Speedway: 9 / 2
April 21 – I-55 Speedway: 4 / 5
April 22 – Tri-State Speedway: Rained Out
Points Standing / Total: 3rd / 1492
Next Race: Wednesday, April 25, Cotton Bowl Speedway, Paige, Texas
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Kasey Kahne Racing (KKR) is based in Mooresville, NC, and was formed in 2005 by NASCAR driver Kasey Kahne. Since the team’s inception, KKR has amassed over 190 wins and two World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series championships, including the 2019 championship with Brad Sweet, driver of the No. 49 NAPA AUTO PARTS sprint car.