Brad Sweet in action at Lernerville Speedway- Rick Rarer Photo.

Grass Valley, California native, Brad Sweet, has been more than just a seat fill in the Kasey Kahne Racing, Redbull, Maxim – he’s been a bitter sweet substitution. Although he is currently filling in for the injured Joey Saldana, who may be out for the rest of the season, Sweet has allowed himself to take full advantage of his time as a substitute and put his temporary Redbull ride up front. During last night’s preliminary action at Knoxville Raceway, Sweet earned enough points to make the 51st Goodyear Knoxville Nationals A-main finale on Saturday night. The former National USAC contender for Kasey Kahne Racing tallied points last night by setting fast time on the night, transferring through his respective heat, and finishing 3rd in the main event.

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