VOLUSIA DRIVER PREVIEW: How Brad Sweet stacks up at DIRTcar Nationals
Justin Fiedler
Reigning champion Brad Sweet will look for a strong start to 2020 at Volusia Speedway Park

Each week we’ll  dive into the statistics of how a full-time World of Outlaws driver has performed at the DIRTcar Nationals for the past five years, leading up to the Feb. 7-9, 2020, event

Brad Sweet will enter the 2020 DIRTcar Nationals at Volusia Speedway Park with a new stride, and a new title – 2019 World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series champion.

Sweet, of Grass Valley, Calif., has been one of the most successful drivers during the season opening triple-header in Florida. In total, he has four wins at the half-mile speedway and won the DIRTcar Nationals Big Gator championship in 2016.

After two fourth-place finishes in-a-row at the event in 2019, Sweet and his Kasey Kahne Racing team will look for another strong start to the season while they hunt for back-to-back titles.

Statistics at Volusia Speedway Park (2015-2019)
Wins: 3 (4 in total, 2014, 2015, 2016)
Top 5s: 11
Tops 10s: 12
Laps led: 55
Best finish: 1st
Worst finish: 17th
Average finish: 5th

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Track information
Track location: Barberville, Fla.
Track size: Half-mile
Track layout: Semi-banked
Track record: 12.568 sec. by Paul McMahan on Feb. 10, 2011
Tickets: Click for 2020 DIRTcar Nationals tickets
Online: DIRTcarNationals.com
Phone: (386) 985-4402

Previous DIRTcar Nationals Big Gator championship winners:
2019 – Daryn Pittman
2018 – Donny Schatz
2017 – David Gravel
2016 – Brad Sweet
2015 – Daryn Pittman
2014 – Paul McMahan
2013 – Daryn Pittman
2012 – Sammy Swindell

Previous Feature winners:
2019 – Daryn Pittman on Feb. 8 and Feb. 9
2018 – Sheldon Haudenschild on Feb. 9, Donny Schatz on Feb. 10, Donny Schatz on Feb. 11
2017 – Jason Johnson on Feb.17, Donny Schatz on Feb.19 (day), Donny Schatz on Feb.19 (night)
2016 – Brad Sweet on Feb. 12, Donny Schatz on Feb. 13, Brad Sweet on Feb. 14
2015 – Daryn Pittman on Feb. 13, Donny Schatz on Feb. 14, Brad Sweet on Feb. 15
2014 – Brad Sweet on Feb. 14, Donny Schatz on Feb. 15, Steve Kinser on Feb. 16
2013 – Daryn Pittman on Feb. 15, Terry McCarl on Feb. 16, Danny Lasoski on Feb. 17
2012 – Danny Lasoski on Feb. 18, Donny Schatz on Feb. 19, Craig Dollansky on Feb. 19
2011 – Steve Kinser on Feb. 11, Steve Kinser on Feb. 12, Jason Sides on Feb. 13
2010 – Donny Schatz on Feb. 6, Steve Kinser on Feb. 7
2009 – Donny Schatz on Feb. 6, Joey Saldana on Feb. 7, Donny Schatz on Feb. 8
2008 – Craig Dollansky on Feb. 8, Jason Meyers on Feb. 9, Danny Lasoski on Feb. 10
2007 – Donny Schatz on Feb. 9, Kerry Madsen on Feb. 10, Daryn Pittman on Feb. 10
2006 – Chad Kemenah on Feb. 9, Joey Saldana on Feb. 10
2005 – Jeff Shepard on Feb. 11, Steve Kinser on Feb. 13
1981 – Doug Wolfgang on Feb. 9