Mooresville, NC (January 18, 2023) – Kasey Kahne Racing (KKR) and NAPA announced today that they have agreed to a multi-year contract extension. Brad Sweet will continue to pilot the team’s No.49 machine as he has been the primary driver since 2017 when the partnership began.
“We have had a blast teaming up with NAPA on the 49 and are thrilled to have the opportunity to keep winning with them. NAPA is a great partner, and it’s so fun to see how many store owners and employees join us at the track throughout the year,” said Kasey Kahne, president of Kasey Kahne Racing.
The partial partnership began in 2017 when Sweet claimed 2nd in the World of Outlaws Series point standings. Concluding the 2017 season, NAPA elevated their role to become the primary sponsor of the No.49, which has since won several of the most prestigious sprint car racing events, the 2018 Knoxville Nationals, 2019 King’s Royal & the 2019 Jackson Nationals. Sweet and the NAPA No.49 team are looking to Drive for Five consecutive championships in 2023! The new season will kick off Thursday, February 9, 2023, at Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Florida.
“I’m excited to continue our partnership with NAPA. We’ve won four championships and countless races together. I’ve met so many great NAPA store owners and employees along the way and am excited to continue representing the NAPA family across the country,” said Brad Sweet, driver of the 49.
Kasey Kahne Racing, located in Mooresville, NC, was formed in 2005 and employs more than ten people dedicated to sprint car racing. The organization fields two entries in the World of Outlaw Sprint Car Series; Brad Sweet (No.49) and former NASCAR Cup Series driver Kasey Kahne (No.9). In 2013, KKR’s Great Clips No.9, driven by Daryn Pittman, won their first World of Outlaws Series Championship while earning the Kasey Kahne Racing organization their first title as well. Brad Sweet joined KKR in 2012 and has since then won four consecutive World of Outlaws Series Championships along with a list of historic event wins.
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Kasey Kahne Racing (KKR), located in Mooresville, NC, was formed in 2005 and employs more than ten people dedicated to sprint car racing. The organization fields two entries in the World of Outlaw Sprint Car Series; Brad Sweet (NAPA No.49) and former NASCAR Cup Series driver Kasey Kahne (No.9). Collectively, KKR has 5 World of Outlaws Championships (Daryn Pittman in '13 and Brad Sweet in '19,'20,'21 &'22). Since the team's inception, KKR has amassed over 211 World of Outlaws wins.