NAPA AUTO PARTS Extends Partnership with Kasey Kahne Racing
NAPA to continue as primary sponsor of Brad Sweet’s No. 49 sprint car
Mooresville, N.C. – Sept. 19, 2019 – NAPA AUTO PARTS will extend their multi-year partnership with Kasey Kahne Racing (KKR) in the NOS Energy Drink World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series (WoO) with Brad Sweet behind the wheel.
NAPA AUTO PARTS and Brad 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 championship standings in 2017 and 2018.
“I can’t thank NAPA enough for the 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,” stated 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.”
About NAPA AUTO PARTS
NAPA (www.NAPAonline.com) was founded in 1925 to meet America’s growing need for an auto parts distribution system. Today, more than 500,000 part numbers are distributed across 57 distribution centers, 6,000 NAPA AUTO PARTS stores, and more than 17,000 NAPA AutoCare and AutoCare Collision Centers nationwide.
About Kasey Kahne Racing
The Mooresville, N.C.-based company was formed in 2005 and employs more than 15 people dedicated to sprint car racing. KKR fields entries in the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series for Kasey Kahne (No. 9) and Brad Sweet (No. 49).
In 2013, KKR’s No. 9 team driven by Daryn Pittman won the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series championship with eight wins and 59 top-ten finishes. Pittman led the points for the entire season and the championship was the first for Kahne as a car owner and Kasey Kahne Racing as a team.
Since the team’s inception, KKR has amassed over 190 sprint car wins, including the prestigious Knoxville Nationals (2018) and Kings Royal (2013 & 2019), both with driver Brad Sweet.