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Sweet Regains High Limit Racing Points Lead

Brad Sweet is back on top of the High Limit Racing points standings after three events in three different states in the past week. The NAPA Auto Parts No. 49 team powered their way through Pennsylvania, Indiana and Michigan to build up a 16-point lead over second-place Tyler Courtney.

Sweet started strong with a mid-week run at Grandview Speedway in Pennsylvania. The No. 49 machine was quickest in Flight A qualifying with a lap time of 11.848 seconds. In his heat race, the Big Cat experienced a minor setback; he started fourth and dropped to fifth. Still, his strong qualifying result earned him a spot in the dash. In the seven-lap dash, Sweet drove from sixth to fourth. When the time came for the evening’s feature, the NAPA team showed their machine was competitive. Sweet rocketed from fourth to first, but after getting caught up in lapped traffic, the No. 49 tagged the wall. He then slipped back to his starting spot and finished fourth.

The Kasey Kahne Racing team moved on to Indiana, where Sweet faced a challenging qualifying round at Lawrenceburg Speedway as the first car to go out. A time of 12.712 seconds placed the NAPA team 12th overall, so Sweet knew it was crucial to gain spots ahead of the evening’s feature. He did just that in his heat race, moving from third to second, but missed the dash and transferred directly to the main event. Surging forward from his ninth-place starting spot, the NAPA driver climbed to just shy of a podium finish. Still, his fourth-place result put Sweet back on top of the High Limit Racing points race.

The final leg of the three-state swing brought the No. 49 team to Butler Speedway in Quincy, Michigan. The team’s skill was on full display from the start as Sweet posted a time of 12.781 seconds in qualifying, placing him second in Flight A. From there, the Big Cat continued to excel, moving forward from fourth to third in his heat race. Sweet drew the third spot to start the seven-lap dash, but he spun the tires on the start and finished one position back in fourth. In the Butler Speedway feature, Sweet bounced back. He advanced from fourth to second, then made a late-race charge on the final lap, setting up a photo finish. He missed the victory by just 0.063 seconds.

The team makes their way next to Davenport, Iowa, where mid-week High Limit Racing is set to continue.

Start / Finish: 
Tuesday, May 28, Grandview Speedway: 4 / 4
Friday, May 31, Lawrenceburg Speedway: 9 / 4
Sunday, June 2, Butler Speedway: 4 / 2
Points Standing / Total: 1st / 1,405 pts. (+16)

Next Race: Tuesday, June 4, Davenport Speedway
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Brad Sweet: @BradSweetRacing
Kasey Kahne Racing: @KKRdirt

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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 High Limit Sprint Car Series; Brad Sweet (NAPA No. 49) and former NASCAR Cup Series driver Kasey Kahne (No. 9). Collectively, KKR has 6 World of Outlaws Championships (Daryn Pittman in '13 and Brad Sweet in '19, '20, '21, '22 & '23). Since the team's inception, KKR has amassed over 285+ dirt car wins.

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