Brad Sweet

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Brad Sweet
Brad Sweet 38 2012 Road America Sargento 200.jpg
Sweet at Road America in 2012
Born (1985-12-31) December 31, 1985 (age 28)
Grass Valley, California, U.S.
NASCAR Xfinity Series career
36 races run over 3 years
2013 position 22nd
Best finish 18th (2012)
First race 2010 5-Hour Energy 250 (Gateway)
Last race 2013 Ford EcoBoost 300 (Homestead)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 6 0
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series career
18 races run over 3 years
2011 position 28th
Best finish 28th (2011)
First race 2009 Lucas Oil 150 (Phoenix)
Last race 2011 O'Reilly Auto Parts 250 (Kansas)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 3 0
Statistics current as of November 16, 2013.

Brad Sweet (born December 31, 1985 in Grass Valley, California) is an American professional race car driver, a veteran of the World of Outlaws sprint car series and a part-time driver in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. He currently competes on a part-time basis in the NASCAR Nationwide Series, driving the No. 5 Great Clips Chevrolet, for JR Motorsports.

Early career[edit]

Sweet began his top-level racing career in 2008, driving for Kasey Kahne Racing in midget cars and sprint cars in the USAC National Midget Series and World of Outlaws series. Sweet proved competitive, winning some of the series' top races, including the Knoxville Midget Nationals, and won at Eldora Speedway, one of the most famous short tracks in America, in both sprint and midget cars.[1] Sweet also began driving stock cars, making starts in the ARCA Racing Series and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series starting in 2009.[2][3] In 2010 and 2011 he drove partial seasons in the Camping World Truck Series for Stringer Motorsports and Turner Motorsports, finishing 28th in points in 2011.[4]

Nationwide Series[edit]

In 2012 Sweet drove the No. 38 Nationwide Series car, a Chevrolet sponsored by Great Clips and owned by Turner Motorsports, in a limited schedule. He competed in 18 of the series' races, with Kasey Kahne driving the car during the remainder of the year.[5] Sweet competed for the Nationwide Series Rookie of the Year award.[1] In addition to driving in the Nationwide Series, he will also continue to drive for Kasey Kahne Racing in the World of Outlaws series, driving the No. 49.[6] He finished 18th in series points, before moving to JR Motorsports to drive the No. 5 Chevrolet Camaro part-time in 2013.[7]

World of Outlaws[edit]

Sweet currently drives the number 49 for Kasey Kahne Racing and as of June 29th, 2014 has seven career A-main wins. He collected his first World of Outlaws win in 2012 at the Clay County Speedway.[8] In 2013, he won the King's Royal at Eldora Speedway, one of the biggest races of the year for his only win that season.[9] He ended 2013 ranked 18th in points. Sweet started the 2014 season by winning the season opener at Volusia Speedway for his third career World of Outlaws win.[10]

Media[edit]

Brad Sweet setting fast time in qualifying for the USAC National Midget Series race at Dodge County, Wisconsin, USA in 2008 — 681 kb

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Motorsports career results[edit]

NASCAR[edit]

(key) (Bold - Pole position awarded by time. Italics - Pole position earned by points standings. * – Most laps led.)

Nationwide Series[edit]

Camping World Truck Series[edit]

* Season in progress
1 Ineligible for series points

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "NNS: Turner Motorsports Announces Driver Lineup". SPEED Channel. Fox Sports. January 2, 2012. Retrieved 2012-01-06. 
  2. ^ "Sweet to pilot Stringer Motorsports No. 90 Toyota Camry in Series Debut". ARCA. July 16, 2009. Retrieved 2012-01-06. 
  3. ^ "Brad Sweet To Drive Stringer Motorsports No. 90 Great Clips Toyota In Select NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Races In 2010". Stringer Motorsports. November 11, 2009. Retrieved 2012-01-06. 
  4. ^ "2011 Official Driver Standings: after Ford 200". NASCAR.com. NASCAR. November 21, 2011. Retrieved 2012-01-06. 
  5. ^ Busbee, Jay (January 3, 2012). "Kasey Kahne, Brad Sweet to split Great Clips Nationwide ride". From the Marbles. Yahoo! Sports. Retrieved 2012-01-06. 
  6. ^ "Saldana to drive Great Clips car". World of Outlaws. January 3, 2012. Retrieved 2012-01-06. 
  7. ^ Spencer, Lee (January 1, 2013). "Kahne, Sweet take on Nationwide roles". Fox Sports. Retrieved 2013-02-25. 
  8. ^ "Brad Sweet Gets Breakthrough Win" at mrn.com
  9. ^ "Sweet Wins King's Royal" at worldofoutlaws.com
  10. ^ "Sweet wins opening night of 2014" at worldofoutlaws.com

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