Sweet Scores Another Top Five at I-55 Speedway
Brad Sweet and the NAPA AUTO PARTS team captured their 41st top-five finish of the season Friday night at I-55 Speedway.
The World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series headed to Pevely, Missouri, this past weekend with a two-night race scheduled at I-55 Speedway. On Friday night, Brad Sweet and the No. 49 Kasey Kahne Racing NAPA AUTO PARTS team notched another top-10 qualifying effort with the sixth-fastest time. Sweet would go on to finish second in his heat, fifth in the dash and would roll off fifth in the 35-lap feature.
Teammate Daryn Pittman started on the pole and set a blistering pace. The track took a heavy amount of rubber, which made passing difficult on the 1/3 mile oval. Pittman picked up his first win of the year while Sweet notched his 41st top-five finishing 5th, and 49th top-10 in 53 races.
Saturday’s race was cancelled due to rain.
The series heads to the biggest race weekend of the year for sprint cars; the Knoxville Nationals is a four-day event in Knoxville, Iowa.
Start / Finish: August 4th – 5 / 5; August 5th postponed due to rain
Points Standing / Total: 2 / 7,518
Next Race: August 9th – 12th, Knoxvilel Nationals, Knoxville, Iowa
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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.
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