The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series competed at Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, Kansas, for the FVP Platinum Battery Showdown on Friday, October 22nd.
Sweet showed significant speed from the beginning of the evening by setting fourth-quick time in qualifying and earned the pole position for heat race 4. He led flag-to-flag in the eight-lap preliminary and locked himself into the dash. The NAPA AUTO PARTS driver drew the fifth starting position for the six-lap dash and advanced two positions to finish third, setting his starting position for the main event.
The Grass Valley, California, driver settled into fourth on the opening lap of the 30-lap affair. A quick caution on lap three allowed Sweet to move into third and set his sights on Aaron Reutzel for second. Completing a textbook slidejob on lap eight, the No. 49 secured the second spot. A trio of cautions and subsequent restarts with under 19 laps remaining shuffled Sweet back to sixth. After battling for fifth in the closing laps, he ultimately brought home a sixth-place finish and notched his 60th top-ten of the 2021 season.
The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series will head south this coming weekend for a Halloween doubleheader at Lawton Speedway in Oklahoma on Friday, October 29th and Devil’s Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, on Saturday, October 30th. The season will conclude the following weekend with the NGK/NTK World Finals at The Dirt Track at Charlotte.
By finishing three spots better than the No. 2 car of David Gravel, the NAPA No. 49 team maintains a 98-point lead in the series standings with four races remaining in the 2021 campaign.
Start / Finish: 3 / 6
Points Standing / Total: 1st / 10,048 pts. (+98)
Next Race: Friday, Oct. 29, Lawton Speedway, Lawton, OK
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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.