Brad Sweet and the NAPA AUTO PARTS Kasey Kahne Racing No. 49 started off Friday night at River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks, North Dakota battling scorching 100+ degree temperatures. The Kasey Kahne Racing (KKR) team was third fastest in qualifying, and with 25 cars in attendance, Sweet was scheduled to start first in the third Drydene heat race. Just after qualifying, Mother Nature had other ideas and rain started to fall, forcing the World of Outlaws to cancel the event.
The following night the series traveled to Granite City Motor Park in Sauk Rapids, Minn. Sweet and the NAPA AUTO PARTS team picked up their third Slick Woody's QuickTime award of the 2021 season, setting a lap time of 12.401. Sweet started on the pole position in heat one where he put together 10 solid laps to win it and make the Fast Pass Dash. After drawing the three pill out of the NOS Energy Drink can, Sweet searched high and low for all eight laps of the Fast Pass Dash, resulting in a third place run. After a hard-fought battle for all 35 laps, the KKR No. 49 came home with a fifth-place finish, earning his 18th top-five finish of 2021.
“We had a decent night Saturday with a QuickTime and a heat race win. We were just a little off in the feature. I’m looking forward to getting back to Knoxville this coming weekend and seeing what we can do.” Sweet said.
Looking ahead to next weekend, the No. 49 NAPA AUTO PARTS team will be back at Knoxville Raceway for two nights of action. Sweet has seven career wins at Knoxville Raceway, including being named the Knoxville Nationals Champion in 2018.
Friday- River Cities Speedway
Race Rained out
Saturday- Granite City Motor Park
Points Standings- 1st (3,932 points) +56
Friday, June 11- Knoxville Raceway, Knoxville, IA
Saturday, June 12- Knoxville Raceway, Knoxville, IA
Team Website- www.kaseykahneracing.com
Watch live- www.dirtvision.com