The summer trip to the Kentucky Speedway is great for the entire sport of NASCAR, as all three of the major series’ will be in action at the 1.5-mile track this weekend, just like they have been for the last several years. It all starts with the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race on Thursday night, then the NASCAR X-Finity Series race on Friday night, followed by the grand finale, the Quaker State 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race on Saturday night.
This is only the third time all-year that this has happened, as the other two were the opening two races of the year at Daytona and Atlanta. It won’t happen again until Bristol in mid-August, then not again after that until the final three races of the year beginning at Texas in early November, then Phoenix and Homestead.
That’s why these type of weekend’s are so fun, as fans can see literally everyone that’s coming up through the ranks of the sport all the way up to the stars of the series today in one spot on three consecutive nights.
With how great of a venue that the Kentucky Speedway is to watch a race, as fans can literally see all the way around the Northern Kentucky track from any seat in the house, it makes taking in this kind of weekend memorable.
New this year though is the new racing surface as the track officials repaved the entire surface of the Kentucky Speedway during the offseason. What that does to the racing will remain unseen until the checkered flag drops on Saturday night, but to see all three rings of NASCAR at one venue is a cool experience.