Getting To The Top 5 In Saturday Night’s Quaker State 400 (7:30 p.m. ET/NBCSN/PRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio) May Be Difficult

SPARTA, KY – Passing at the Kentucky Speedway has always been difficult. That’s not a surprising fact. With the two most recent repaves, track position has made more of a difference in determining a winner than all out speed. Take last night’s NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race as a prime example. Ben Rhodes didn’t take any tires on his final pit stop and he held off Stewart Friesen who did elect to take tires. Kyle Busch told me on Friday, track position here still rings key and that clean air…

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Martin Truex Jr. Wins The Pole For Saturday Night’s Quaker State 400 (7:30 p.m. ET/NBCSN/PRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio)

SPARTA, KY – If there’s any track where qualifying means more than anywhere else, it’s the Kentucky Speedway. Six of the seven Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series races on the 1.5-mile track have been won by a driver with a top 10 starting position. That’s 85.7-percent of the time. To further that point, four of the seven winners came from the front row including three of the last four years. The furthest a winner came from? 16th.

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Chevrolet, Most Notably Hendrick Motorsports Struggling So Far This Weekend In Kentucky

SPARTA, KY – Chevrolet has struggled as a whole during the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season. While the year started off as good as it could with Austin Dillon winning the Daytona 500 for them, unfortunately, they haven’t reached victory lane in the 17 races since. Yes, Chevy has one win in 18 races this year. With a 1.5-mile track this weekend at the Kentucky Speedway, the odds of them contending for a win already weren’t too high. But, after two practice sessions and qualifying to set the field…

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Cole Custer Earns The Pole For Saturday Night’s Alsco 300 (8 p.m. ET/NBCSN/PRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio)

SPARTA, KY – Everyone kind of just assumed that Kyle Busch would earn the pole for Friday night’s Alsco 300 (8 p.m. ET/NBCSN/PRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio) at the Kentucky Speedway. Heading into this weekend’s race, Busch had won each of the last two pole awards on the 1.5-mile track in NASCAR XFINITY Series competition. He also won both races too. Through the first two rounds of qualifying, Busch and his Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Christopher Bell were 1-2 in each session. Seemed like a Toyota front row lock out was in store…

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Blaney Everybody’s Pick For Saturday’s Quaker State 400, Can He Win?

SPARTA, KY – Can we get two straight weeks of young gun Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series drivers winning? Last week, the President of the International Speedway Corporation put some of the blame for sagging attendance and TV ratings on the lack of young drivers in victory lane this year. Prior to last weekend’s Coke Zero Sugar 400 at the Daytona International Speedway, 15 of the 17 drivers to win this season were 32 years of age or older. Coincidentally enough, the two youngest drivers to win this year were both…

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5 Favorites, 5 Sleepers For Saturday Night’s Quaker State 400 (7:30 p.m. ET/NBCSN/PRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio)

The time has come for the last race on a 1.5-mile track of the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series regular season. With how the first six races on these types of tracks went, it’s clear who the favorites are going to be in Saturday night’s Quaker State 400 (7:30 p.m. ET/NBCSN/PRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio) at the Kentucky Speedway. 

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Truex Still Doesn’t Have a Deal For 2019, Expects To Remain With FRR, Talks Difference Between 2017 and 2018 Too

SPARTA, KY – It’s hard to believe, but we’re halfway through the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season and the defending series champion doesn’t have a contract for 2019. Yes, as we head towards mid-July, Truex is a free agent. How much longer will he remain that way? Does he intend to look elsewhere? Well, Truex talked about this future NASCAR plans on Friday at the Kentucky Speedway. 

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Turn 3 at Kentucky One Of Toughest Corners In NASCAR Say Drivers

SPARTA, KY – Prior to this weekend, I don’t think anyone put a whole heck of a lot of stock into any of the four corners at the Kentucky Speedway. It wasn’t widely discussed. But, during last weekend’s coverage at Daytona, NBC Sports started putting out a lot of hype around Turn 3 on the 1.5-mile track. It kind of took everyone off guard a little bit. There were some quotes on to why it’s so difficult, but with the NASCAR tour taking to Kentucky this weekend, it was a better…

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How Rhodes’ Late Pit Call In Truck Series Race Paved The Way To How Teams Will Handle Final Pit Stops

SPARTA, KY – Ben Rhodes’ crew chief made a daring call in Thursday night’s NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at the Kentucky Speedway that may have in turn set the tone of the rest of the NASCAR weekend at the 1.5-mile track. See, heading into the final pit sequence inside of 30 laps-to-go in the Buckle Up in Your Truck 225, Rhodes was running in second place behind Stewart Friesen. He knew, that if Rhodes was going to take his No. 41 Ford to victory lane in the race, he…

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“You Can’t Worry About People That Far Back In The Field” Says Busch Amid Daytona Incident With Stenhouse

SPARTA, KY – Last weekend’s Coke Zero Sugar 400 at the Daytona International Speedway was a high speed demolition derby. Over half of the field was taken out in an early race incident in Turn 3 on just the 53rd lap of the event. Much of the blame went Ricky Stenhouse Jr’s way for pushing Brad Keselowski to start the fray. Keselowski, had a bit of a different take placing the blame rather at William Byron for blocking instead of Stenhouse. Nevertheless, Stenhouse received the largest blame for that accident. Not…

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