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Sweet Scores Hat Trick with Three Wins in a Row

Following back-to-back wins the previous weekend at Lakeside Speedway, Brad Sweet and the NAPA Auto Parts No. 49 team arrived at 34 Raceway in Iowa on Friday looking to keep the streak alive while defending Sweet’s High Limit Racing championship points lead.

With a packed house at 34 Raceway, Sweet hit the track in qualifying and landed fourth in Flight A with a lap time of 13.116 seconds. The NAPA driver then started on the pole of his heat race and dominated every lap to the finish, claiming victory and earning a spot in the dash.

A spin of the wheel put the No. 49 third to start the dash, and the Big Cat held his spot through the seven-lap race to finish third, marking his starting spot for the evening’s 30-lap main event. The feature proved the highlight of the night as Sweet powered his way forward. At the drop of the checkered flag, the NAPA No. 49 was first to the line. The crowd erupted as Sweet achieved the High Limit Hat Trick by earning his third win in a row.

On Saturday, the on-track excitement continued at Tri-City Speedway in Granite City, Illinois. It was challenging from the start for the No. 49 team, though, as Sweet qualified 13th overall with a time of 13.251 seconds. The NAPA driver showcased his resilience in heat race competition, securing a fourth-place finish after starting fifth. Missing the dash, the No. 49 team knew they would need to make big gains in the main event.

Brad Sweet achieved those gains in Saturday night’s Tri-City Speedway feature, starting from the 11th position and slicing through the field to cross the finish line in second. Despite narrowly missing a fourth win in a row, the NAPA No. 49 earned the Hard Charger award for picking up the most spots during the feature along with the podium finish. Further, Sweet extended his championship points lead to 45 over second-place Tyler Courtney.

Start / Finish: 
Friday, May 10, 34 Raceway: 3 / 1
Saturday, May 11, Tri-City Speedway: 11 / 2
Points Standing / Total: 1st / 965 pts. (+45)

Next Race: Monday, May 13, Kokomo Speedway, Kokomo, Indiana
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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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