How is World of Outlaws Series Champion Brad Sweet Related to Katelyn Larson?

Published 12/28/2021, 2:29 PM EST


Reigning Cup Series champion Kyle Larson is married to Katelyn Sweet. The Asian-American driver met her in the 2010s on the dirt racing scene. Of course, the name ‘Sweet’ does ring a bell. So, one has to wonder, how Kyle Larson is related to former Xfinity driver Brad Sweet. As it turns out, Brad Sweet is Katelyn’s brother.

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Sweet is also a World of Outlaws veteran and is nicknamed ‘The Big Cat’. The 35-year-old drives for Kasey Kahne Racing and is a three-time champion. In fact, he won the World of Outlaws title in 2019, 2020, and 2021. He also got the Rookie of the Year award in the 2014 season. Furthermore, Brad Sweet also boasts of 74 career WoO wins and won the 2018 Knoxville Nationals.

How has Brad Sweet performed in NASCAR?

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Sweet’s NASCAR debut came in 2009 in the Truck Series with Stringer Motorsports in the #90 truck. He competed in the final two races of the season at Phoenix and Homestead-Miami. In the following year, though, he took part in nine races, but only qualified for eight of them.

On the bright side, his performance improved, and he notched up a best finish of 8th. This came at the Indianapolis Raceway Park in the 2010 season. A year later, he moved to Turner Motorsports and drove the #32 truck. Over there, he competed in the first eight races of the season and even finished in the Top 10 in the last two races. To be precise, he finished 10th and 9th at Charlotte and Kansas respectively.

In terms of his Xfinity Series career though, he debuted in 2010 for Braun Racing at Gateway, finishing 32nd. Two years later, he moved to Turner Motorsports and enjoyed a fairly decent season. In his first race at California, he notched up a best finish of 6th place. Later in the year, Sweet would finish in a fine 10th place at Kentucky. Finally, he moved to JR Motorsports in the #5 Chevrolet and picked up four Top 10s, including 6th at Michigan.

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Dhruv George

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Dhruv George is a senior Motorsports author for EssentiallySports, having authored nearly 12000 articles spanning different sports like F1, NASCAR, Tennis, NFL, and eSports. He graduated with a PG Diploma in Journalism from the Xavier Institute of Communications. Dhruv has also conducted interviews with F1 driver Pierre Gasly and Moto2 rider Tony Arbolino.

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