For 2nd Straight Year, Truex Dominates Quaker State 400

SPARTA, KY – The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series at the Kentucky Speedway have seen some dominating efforts. Kyle Busch led 125 laps in his win in the inaugural race in 2011. Brad Keselowski followed that up by leading 68 laps in his 2012 win. He’d then lead 199 circuits around the 1.5-mile track in his 2014 win and 75 more in his 2016 victory. Last year, Martin Truex Jr. led 152 of 274 laps in a victorious effort. On Saturday night, Truex upped his game even more. The Furniture…

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Larson Comes From The Back Again, Finishes 9th In Saturday Night’s Quaker State 400

SPARTA, KY – Kyle Larson was originally supposed to roll off in the 18th starting position for Saturday night’s Quaker State 400 at the Kentucky Speedway. Instead, prior to the start of this weekend’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race, Larson had to drop to the back due to missing driver intros. He gave up 22 positions on a track where track position pays dividends as a result. That didn’t phase him last year and didn’t on Saturday either.

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Menard Sees Valuable Points Weekend In Kentucky, As Bubble Drivers Struggle

SPARTA, KY – Heading into Saturday night’s Quaker State 400 at the Kentucky Speedway, Alex Bowman held a narrow advantage in the playoff standings over Ricky Stenhouse Jr. But, the two bubble drivers had a rough go of it on the 1.5-mile track. Stenhouse, had to pit multiple times for a barrage of problems early on in the race and would finish a disappointing 26th as a result. Bowman, had an opportunity to capitalize and extend his gap, but after taking just two tires on his pit stop following the opening…

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Blaney Gets Back On Track With Runner Up Finish In Kentucky

SPARTA, KY – Ryan Blaney just wanted to salvage a good finish this weekend. See, he was on a demotivating slump heading into this weekend’s Quaker State 400. Blaney, went from being a legitimate Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series title contender to outside of the top 10 in the points standings. It’s not like he hasn’t had a fast race car though. Entering Saturday night’s race, Blaney led the third most laps in all of the series this season. He just hasn’t had the luck to go along with the speed. 

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Pit Call Helps Keselowski Rebound For Top 5 Finish In Kentucky

SPARTA, KY – This was the year that Brad Keselowski was supposed to win the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at the Kentucky Speedway. The Team Penske driver won in 2012, 2014, 2016 and….Keselowski, qualified up front and had his sights set on a fourth victory in eight tries on the 1.5-mile track. Instead, his top five finish in his No. 2 Ford was like a win. Keselowski, came home third in Saturday night’s Quaker State 400 for his first top 10 effort in over a month. His last one…

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Jones Comes Away With 4th Straight Top 10 Finish Saturday Night In Kentucky

SPARTA, KY – Erik Jones entered Saturday night’s Quaker State 400 at the Kentucky Speedway with as much momentum as anyone could have asked for. He’s coming off of his first career Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series victory in dramatic fashion last weekend at the Daytona International Speedway. The big “MO” was on his side. We’ve seen this story before too. Once a driver finally breaks down the barriers of victory lane, the wins then come in bunches. Well, how about after going over a year without winning, he’d win two…

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Stewart-Haas Racing Quietly Puts All 4 Cars In The Top 12 On Saturday Night

SPARTA, KY – It was a quietly good night for Stewart-Haas Racing at the Kentucky Speedway. For the second consecutive year, no one had anything for Martin Truex Jr. as he led 174 of the 267 laps in Saturday night’s race. But, Stewart-Haas Racing was likely second in class. While they had just one car in the top five of the final finishing order, all four of their cars came away with a top 12 effort. 

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Hemric, Custer Strong On Friday Night, Come Up Just Short

SPARTA, KY – Two of the hottest drivers in the NASCAR XFINITY Series over the last few months came up just short in Friday night’s Alsco 300 at the Kentucky Speedway. Heading into this weekend’s race on the 1.5-mile track, Daniel Hemric had seven straight top eight finishes and 12 over the last 14 races. Meanwhile, Cole Custer had his five race string top five finishes come to an end last weekend at Daytona, but over those same 14 races, Custer too had 12 top 10 finishes. This weekend, they’ve been…

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Busch Dominates But Sees Problems In Closing Laps Of Friday’s Alsco 300

SPARTA, KY – Friday night’s Alsco 300 was Kyle Busch’s to lose. He started third in his No. 18 Toyota but by Lap 15 he found himself in the lead. He was that good all night. In all, Busch led a race high 111 of 200 laps at the Kentucky Speedway in what should have been his eight career win here. Unfortunately, it wasn’t enough to reach victory lane as a late race problem with Busch’s car caused him to drop from the lead to third before a caution flag flew…

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Bell Charges From The Back To Win Friday Night’s Alsco 300 in Kentucky

SPARTA, KY – Christopher Bell was well on his way to contending for a win in Friday night’s Alsco 300 at the Kentucky Speedway. The Joe Gibbs Racing driver was seventh and second respectively in the two NASCAR XFINITY Series practice sessions on Thursday from the 1.5-mile track and was fastest in the second round of qualifying for tonight’s race. It appeared that he was on his way to a pole run too if not a front row starting spot at the very least. Unfortunately, Bell spun while exiting Turn 4…

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