WATCH: Outlaws epic between Donny Schatz, Kyle Larson, Brad Sweet

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Even when Kyle Larson isn’t winning dirt races, he still seems to be involved in something memorable — such as the finish to the latest race on the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car circuit.

In Tuesday night’s Don Martin Memorial Silver Cup at Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Pennsylvania, Larson came up just short in pursuit of his sixth consecutive sprint car victory (and his fourth in a row in the Outlaws). But he still was involved in a thrilling three-way battle for the victory with 10-time series champion Donny Schatz and defending series champion Brad Sweet.

After Larson and his brother-in-law Sweet fiercely battled for the lead with three laps remaining, Schatz crept back into the picture and passed both over the final lap and a half — sweeping from third to first on the final lap in roughly 5 seconds.

“It’s fun to race like that,” Schatz said after retaking the points lead from Sweet with his 297 career victory. “Those guys are good. That’s what you guys pay to see.”

Kyle Larson Larson passed Sweet off the last corner to finish second — his first time off the top step of a World of Outlaws race in weeks.

“Hate that I let (Schatz) by because I felt like I would have had a good shot at Brad, but it was a fun race, fun to have three of us battle for a win there coming down late, just came up short,” he said. “I would have liked to get a win and keep the streak going but still another podium tonight.”

Watch the final nine laps below in the highlight video from the race.

The World of Outlaws continues its Pennsylvania swing at Lincoln Speedway and then Friday-Saturday at famed Williams Grove Speedway.

NOS Energy Drink Feature (40 Laps) – 1. 15-Donny Schatz [6][$25,000]; 2. 57-Kyle Larson [3][$7,000]; 3. 49-Brad Sweet [1][$5,000]; 4. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [7][$4,000]; 5. 41-David Gravel [5][$3,000]; 6. 2-Carson Macedo [2][$2,900]; 7. 7S-Jason Sides [21][$2,800]; 8. 14-Parker Price-Miller [4][$2,700]; 9. 1S-Logan Schuchart [9][$2,600]; 10. 49X-Tim Shaffer [18][$2,500]; 11. 5-Brent Marks [8][$2,400]; 12. 15K-Chad Kemenah [14][$2,300]; 13. 11K-Kraig Kinser [19][$2,200]; 14. 2M-Kerry Madsen [10][$2,100]; 15. 83-Daryn Pittman [22][$2,000]; 16. 42-Sye Lynch [15][$1,500]; 17. 9-Kasey Kahne [16][$1,300]; 18. 46-Michael Bauer [23][$1,200]; 19. 33M-Mason Daniel [25][$]; 20. 18-Gio Scelzi [13][$1,200]; 21. 3-Jac Haudenschild [20][$1,200]; 22. 11-Carl Bowser [26][$]; 23. 5W-Lucas Wolfe [12][$1,200]; 24. 2C-Wayne Johnson [24][$1,200]; 25. 1A-Jacob Allen [11][$1,200]; 26. 55-Hunter Schuerenburg [17][$1,200]; Lap Leaders: Brad Sweet 1-6, 28-32, 34-39; Donny Schatz 7-27, 33, 40.

Santino Ferrucci will drive No. 14 for AJ Foyt Racing full time in 2023 IndyCar season

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Santino Ferrucci will return to full-time racing in the NTT IndyCar Series next season, joining AJ Foyt Racing.

Ferrucci had made eight IndyCar starts with three teams since his last full-time season in 2020 while also racing part time in the NASCAR Xfinity Series this year.

He will drive the storied No. 14 Dallara-Chevrolet for four-time Indy 500 winner A.J. Foyt’s team, which will field the car from its Waller, Texas headquarters.

“It’s incredibly exciting to be back in the INDYCAR Series full time,” Ferrucci said in a team release. “Being a part-time driver over the last two years has been hard for me, personally. I’m a race car driver, and I want to compete. Working with different teams has been exciting, and I’m proud that no matter which car I’ve raced, I’ve always shown speed and consistency. I couldn’t be more excited to join AJ Foyt Racing in the 14 Chevy. I can’t wait to make the best of it.”

Ferrucci, 24, had finished a career-best fourth in IndyCar four times, including the 104th Indy 500 in 2020. He was the 2019 Indy 500 rookie of the year with a sixth.

In nine Xfinity starts since 2021, Ferrucci has a career-best finish of 13th at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

“I am thrilled to welcome Santino to the team,” Larry Foyt said in a release. “He’s shown a knack for getting toward the front of the field, and I think he is a racer who moves forward on race day. A.J. sees the fire in him and has enjoyed their meetings together. I think Santino’s experience will help his rookie teammate as well, so he is a great addition to our roster.”

Ferrucci will be teamed at AJ Foyt Racing with Benjamin Pedersen, who finished fifth in the 2022 Indy Lights standings. The team has yet to specify the number for Pedersen’s entry, which will be fielded out of its Indianapolis race shop.

Foyt’s two full-time drivers last season were Dalton Kellett and Kyle Kirkwood, who is moving to Andretti Autosport.