Brad Sweet, right, talks with Regan Smith before a NASCAR Nationwide Series race in Sparta, Ky., in 2013. Sweet on Saturday became the first born-and-raised Californian to win the Knoxville Nationals, sprint car racing’s version of the Super Bowl.
Brad Sweet, right, talks with Regan Smith before a NASCAR Nationwide Series race in Sparta, Ky., in 2013. Sweet on Saturday became the first born-and-raised Californian to win the Knoxville Nationals, sprint car racing’s version of the Super Bowl. Timothy D. Easley Associated Press file
Brad Sweet, right, talks with Regan Smith before a NASCAR Nationwide Series race in Sparta, Ky., in 2013. Sweet on Saturday became the first born-and-raised Californian to win the Knoxville Nationals, sprint car racing’s version of the Super Bowl. Timothy D. Easley Associated Press file