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Nationwide Series and sprint car driver Brad Sweet has a couple of famous racing bosses to lean on at the track – Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Kasey Kahne. Find out more about this young multi-series star in this week’s Fast Facts.
- Brad Sweet was born Dec. 31, 1985 in Grass Valley, California. He began racing in his native California in Outlaw Go-Karts, where he won five championships. He went on to compete in various national open-wheel circuits before being hired by Kasey Kahne Racing in 2007 to compete in USAC midgets and World of Outlaws sprint cars.
- Sweet went on to win many prestigious sprint car and midget races for KKR, including the Belleville Midget Nationals, the Knoxville Midget Nationals and both the Sprint Car and Midget “Four Crown Nationals” at Eldora Speedway. Most recently, Sweet became king for a night as the winner of the 30th annual Kings Royal for the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series at Eldora Speedway in July 2013, driving the No. 49 Ollie’s Bargain Outlet sprint car for KKR.
- Sweet moved into stock cars in 2009, competing in the ARCA Racing Series and the Camping World Truck Series. He became involved with his current sponsor, Great Clips, while competing in the Truck Series, and has raced under its colors in both the Truck and Nationwide Series.
- With Kahne acting as a mentor, Sweet is competing part-time in the Nationwide Series for JR Motorsports in 2013, sharing driving duties with Kahne, much as the duo did in 2012 with Turner Motorsports.
- Learn more about Sweet at his website, bradsweetracing.com.