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Brad Sweet

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Age / DOB:  (32) / 12/31/1985

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One of Brad Sweet’s two top-10 finishes in 2013 came at a 1.5-mile track (Chicagoland Speedway).
All four of his career top-10 efforts have come at tracks 1.5-miles in length or larger (Auto Club Speedway, Chicagoland Speedway, Kentucky Speedway and Michigan International Speedway). Sweet will race chassis 804 at Kentucky this weekend. Kasey Kahne raced this chassis to a top five finish at Atlanta Motor Speedway. It also raced at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in July.-JR Motorsports Wed, Sep 18, 2013 10:26:00 PM

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Chicago is the beginning of an eight-race stretch that will see Brad Sweet finish out the season in the No. 5 car.

Sweet has made nine starts for the team, totaling two top-10s and an average finish of 18.0. This is the first time Sweet will see more than three consecutive races with the No. 5 team. CHICAGO RECAP - Sweet landed JRM its sole top-10 in the Chicagoland event earlier this summer, marking his second top-10 effort of the season and career best at the facility.-JR Motorsports
Thu, Sep 12, 2013 10:09:00 PM

In addition to Brad Sweet’s scheduled Nationwide Series race at Iowa Speedway, he will also race his No. 49 sprint car for Kasey Kahne Racing at nearby Knoxville (IA) Raceway.

Sweet is scheduled to compete in both the 360 Knoxville Nationals (Aug. 1-3) and Knoxville Nationals (Aug. 7-10). Sweet will race chassis 705 at Iowa this weekend. Most recently, Kasey Kahne raced 705 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.-JR Motorsports
Tue, Jul 30, 2013 10:23:00 PM

Brad Sweet will make his eighth start driving the No. 5 Great Clips Chevrolet for JR Motorsports this weekend.

The remainder of his schedule includes eight more races — Iowa Speedway (Aug. 3), Kentucky Speedway (Sept. 21), Dover International Speedway (Sept. 28), Kansas Speedway (Oct. 5), Charlotte Motor Speedway (Oct. 11), Texas Motor Speedway (Nov. 2), Phoenix International Raceway (Nov. 9) and Homestead-Miami Speedway (Nov. 16). Sweet will race chassis 782 at Chicago this weekend. He raced this chassis to his season-best finish of sixth at Michigan.-JR Motorsports
Wed, Jul 17, 2013 11:05:00 AM

Brad Sweet leads the first practice session for the Nationwide Series Subway Firecracker 250 at Daytona International Speedway.

His lap of 192.769 mph in the No. 5 Chevrolet Camaro was quickest of the 42 cars out on the track for this session. No. 7 Regan Smith, No. 77 Parker Kligerman, No. 3 Austin Dillon and No. 60 Travis Pastrana are the rest of the top five on the speed chart. Tony Raines in the No. 70 was the slowest.
Thu, Jul 4, 2013 04:30:00 PM

Brad Sweet will not only be racing in his home state of California, but re-turns to the site of his career-best finish in the Nationwide Series.

The Grass Valley, Calif.–native notched a sixth-place effort in this race last season, marking his series-first top-10. It was the first of two top-10s he earned on the year, with the other coming at Kentucky Speedway.-JR Motorsports
Wed, Mar 20, 2013 04:43:00 PM

Brad Sweet makes his JR Motorsports and Las Vegas Motor Speedway debut in the No. 5 Great Clips Chevrolet Camaro this weekend.

The Grass Valley, Calif. native’s last NNS race came in the 2012 season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway where he finished 17th. Sweet is scheduled for action in 17 events this year, continuing consecutively through the Auto Club Speedway event in two weeks. Kasey Kahne will resume driving duties of the Great Clips machine at Texas Motor Speedway.-JR Motorsports
Tue, Mar 5, 2013 08:50:00 PM

JR Motorsports announced today the hiring of Mike Bumgarner as crew chief for the No. 5 Great Clips Chevrolet in NASCAR Nationwide Series competition in 2013.

The team is currently slated for 27 races with drivers Kasey Kahne and Brad Sweet. Bumgarner has spent the last 18 years at Hendrick Motorsports, where he worked on cars for Terry Labonte, Jeff Gordon, and Kyle Busch. In 2007 he was crew chief on Busch’s No. 5 Chevrolet in the Nationwide Series. Together they compiled four wins, 14 top-fives, 16 top-10s and three pole awards in 2007. Bumgarner’s jump into NASCAR came in 1992 with a team owned by Kenny Bernstein. Three years later he began employment at Hendrick Motorsports.-JR Motorsports
Thu, Jan 10, 2013 04:34:00 PM

Great Clips Inc. signed a primary sponsorship agreement for 28 Nationwide Series races bringing Kasey Kahne and Brad Sweet to JR Motorsports.

The addition of Great Clips guarantees the company will field at least two entries in 28 of 33 Nationwide Series events. Regan Smith is already committed to driving a full schedule, and Dale Earnhardt Jr. will compete in select races in a third car. Kahne and Sweet will split time in the No. 5 Chevrolet for 27 races. Smith will compete for a championship in the No. 7, and Earnhardt Jr. will carry his familiar No. 88 in a limited schedule that presently stands at four races. One of Earnhardt’s races will be with Great Clips branding to fill out the 28-race sponsorship package.-JR Motorsports
Wed, Jan 2, 2013 02:57:00 PM

Brad Sweet has two previous starts at Homestead-Miami Speedway, both in NASCAR Camping World Truck Series competition.

Driving for Stringer Motorsports and carrying the Great Clips colors, Sweet finished 27th in 2009 and 25th in 2010. The No. 38 team will unload chassis TMS-331 this weekend at Homestead-Miami Speedway. This chassis last saw track time at Texas Motor Speedway where Sweet finished 13th. Sweet also drove this chassis at Kentucky Speedway and Charlotte Motor Speedway, finishing 10th and 15th, respectively.-Turner Motorsports
Tue, Nov 13, 2012 08:45:00 PM

This weekend will be Brad Sweet's first time competing at Texas Motor Speedway, but he has shown promise at tracks 1.5-miles or longer in length.

His season-best finish came in his first start of 2012 at Auto Club Speedway, where he posted a sixth-place finish. In seven races at tracks 1.5-miles or longer, he has finished inside the top-20 in all but one and has two top-10 and four top-15 showings, with an average start of 18.1 and average finish of 14.8.-Turner Motorsports
Tue, Oct 30, 2012 10:13:00 PM

The Turner Motorsports No. 38 team will unload chassis TMS-328 this weekend at Kansas Speedway.

Brad Sweet last drove this same car at Chicagoland Speedway, bringing home a 15th-place effort. Kasey Kahne drove this car earlier in the season in May at Charlotte Motor Speedway, finishing 14th.-Turner Motorsports
Wed, Oct 17, 2012 08:26:00 PM

Most weekends this season, Brad Sweet has headed to a track he has never even seen before.

This weekend, he will drive the No. 38 Great Clips Chevrolet at Charlotte Motor Speedway, a track in which he has two previous starts at from his time in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS). In 2010, Sweet started 20th and finished 21st in the 134-lap NCWTS event at CMS. Last year, he showed significant improvement, qualifying fourth and bringing home a solid top-10 finish.-Turner Motorsports
Wed, Oct 10, 2012 10:06:00 PM

Brad Sweet made his first NNS start at Chicagoland Speedway in July, starting 21st before leaving with a 19th-place finish.

He has also made laps at the 1.5-mile track in both the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) and ARCA Racing Series competition. In 2010, he competed in the NCWTS race, starting 17th and finishing 16th.-Turner Motorsports
Thu, Sep 13, 2012 09:36:00 PM

Friday night's race under the lights at Richmond will mark Brad Sweet's first start at the 0.75-mile oval.

Sweet has only competed at three tracks one mile or less this season, with two visits to Iowa Speedway (0.875-miles) in which the Grass Valley, Calif.-native finished 13th and 12th, and one trip to Dover International Speedway (one-mile) where he finished 23rd.-Turner Motorsports
Tue, Sep 4, 2012 09:25:00 PM