NAPA Inks New Deal With KKR & Sweet

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NAPA Inks New Deal
Brad Sweet remains in control of the National Sprint Car Rankings. (Mark Funderburk photo)

MOORESVILLE, N.C. – NAPA Auto Parts has inked a new multi-year partnership with Kasey Kahne Racing in the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series, continuing as the primary sponsor of the No. 49 driven by Brad Sweet.

NAPA and Sweet have had immense success together since the inception of their partnership in 2017, winning 29 races including the prestigious 2018 Knoxville Nationals and 2019 Kings Royal.

Sweet finished second in the Outlaw championship standings in both 2017 and 2018.

“I can’t thank NAPA enough for their support over the last three years,” said Sweet. “I’ve really enjoyed meeting so many great owners, employees and customers. I’m very thankful for our partnership and can’t wait to go after championships representing the NAPA brand.”

As of mid-September, Sweet has earned 14 WoO victories and currently sits second in the championship standings, just 10 points out of the lead.

“We’re very fortunate to work with a company like NAPA,” said team owner Kasey Kahne. “It’s great to see so many of their customers and employees at the track each week, and the passion they have for our team and sprint car racing really motivates us.”

“Brad and everyone at Kasey Kahne Racing have been a pleasure to work with and we look forward to our continued partnership,” added Mike Rearden, NAPA’s Director of Sponsorships. “The team represents NAPA so well providing our stores with many activation opportunities while keeping our brand prominent to the many loyal WoO fans to which we extend our sincere appreciation for their support.”