Kasey Kahne’s sprint car team gets big-name sponsor for 2017

NAPA Auto Parts will partner with Kasey Kahne Racing for the 2017 World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series season.

Brad Sweet drive the No. 49 NAPA-sponsored sprint car in 42 races next season.

Sweet is a 21-time winner in the WoO Series, including the 2013 King’s Royal at the Tony Stewart-owned Eldora Speedway. He also has six career top-10 finishes in the NASCAR XFINITY Series driving for JR Motorsports and Turner Motorsports.

“It’s a great opportunity for KKR and Brad to work with a company that’s been part of auto racing for many years,” said team owner Kasey Kahne. “We had a NAPA in Enumclaw, Wash, where I grew up, and we bought a lot of parts there. It’s going to be awesome working together for the 2017 season and we’re really looking forward to winning races with them.”

And Sweet has a fresh new paint scheme to go along with it.


The 2017 WoO Series season kicks off with the Dirt Car Nationals at Volusia County Speedway Feb. 15-19, 2017 in Barber, Fla.