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Jun 28
Saturday

Winless Matt Kenseth Hopes To Defend Kentucky Title; Plus Saturday Kentucky Notebook

Matt Kenseth, driver of the #20 Dollar General Toyota, left, talks with crew chief Jason Ratcliff in the garage area - Photo Credit: Jeff Curry/Getty Images Saturday Kentucky Speedway Notebook Winless Matt Kenseth Hopes To Defend Kentucky Title: It’s hard to imagine that Joe Gibbs Racing’s Matt Kenseth enters tonight’s Quaker State 400 presented by Advance Auto Parts winless. At this point last year, the driver of the No. 20 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota Camry had won three times in his first season with the organization. In 2013, he became the third different driver to win at the 1.5-mile oval in as many years, scoring his fourth of a career-high seven triumphs en-route to a runner-up spot in the championship standings. This year, the JGR team led by crew chief Jason Ratcliff have struggled somewhat on tracks that they dominated in 2013. At Kansas Speedway, a track with ... FULL STORY »

Frustrating Night Still Ends in Top-10 Finish for Kyle Larson

2014 NNS Driver Kyle Larson - Photo Credit: Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images SPARTA, Ky. (June 28, 2014) - In his third-career NASCAR Nationwide Series (NNS) start at Kentucky Speedway, Kyle Larson brought home a top-10 finish in his No. 42 Cartwheel Chevrolet after battling handling issues throughout the 200-lap race. Larson's night ... FULL STORY »

Trevor Bayne Records Sixth-Straight Top-15 Finish At Kentucky

NASCAR Driver Trevor Bayne (AdvoCare) - Photo Credit: Jerry Markland/Getty Images SPARTA, KY. (June 27, 2014) – Trevor Bayne, driver of the No. 6 AdvoCare Ford Mustang earned his sixth-consecutive Kentucky Speedway finish inside the top 15 on Friday evening in the NASCAR Nationwide Series (NNS) event, coming home in the ... FULL STORY »

Ryan Reed Finishes 17th in First Start at Kentucky Speedway

2014 NNS Driver Ryan Reed - Photo Credit: Jerry Markland/Getty Images SPARTA, Ky. (June 28, 2014) – Roush Fenway Racing rookie Ryan Reed made his first NASCAR Nationwide Series (NNS) start at Kentucky Speedway Friday night under the lights. The driver of the No. 16 American Diabetes Association Drive to ... FULL STORY »

Engine Woes End Night Early in the Bluegrass State for Chase Pistone

Chase Pistone Kernersville, N.C. (June 27, 2014) - With two runs under his belt in 2014 with NTS Motorsports in the No.9 Chevrolet Silverado in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, Chase Pistone looked to make his first ever start on ... FULL STORY »

Dylan Kwasniewski Impressive in His Kentucky Debut

Dylan Kwasniewski SPARTA, Ky. (June 28, 2014) - Coming into the race on Friday night, Dylan Kwasniewski wanted to learn his way around the bumpy Kentucky Speedway and come home with good finish. Kwasniewski and his Rockstar Energy Drink team did just ... FULL STORY »

Racing Incident Leads To 27th-Place Finish For Jeb Burton In Kentucky

Jeb Burton (Photo Credit: Robert Laberge / Getty Images) Sparta, KY. (June 26, 2014) - Jeb Burton and the No. 13 Estes team were confident entering Thursday night's UNOH 225 at Kentucky Speedway following two top-10 runs in the dual NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) practice sessions and ... FULL STORY »



Brian Scott (Photo Credit: Christian Petersen / Getty Images)
Brian Scott Collects Seventh Top-10 Finish of Season at Kentucky Speedway
Posted 06.28.14
Brian Scott and the No. 2 Shore Lodge Chevrolet Camaro team started the John R. Elliott Hero Campaign 300 presented by Driver Sober or Get Pulled Over in the fifth position at Kentucky Speedway. In the opening laps of the 300-mile race, Scott struggled to find front grip on his ...FULL STORY »
Ty Dillon (Photo Credit: Sean Gardner / Getty Images)
Ty Dillon Finishes Seventh at Kentucky Speedway
Posted 06.28.14
Ty Dillon drove the No. 3 Alsco / Red Kap Chevrolet Camaro to a seventh-place finish Friday night in the John R. Elliott Hero Campaign 300, recording the team's 11th top-10 finish of the season. Dillon, who qualified eighth earlier in the afternoon, gave his team confidence by running inside ...FULL STORY »
Paul Menard (Photo Credit: Sean Gardner / Getty Images)
Paul Menard Finishes Fourth at Kentucky Speedway
Posted 06.28.14
Paul Menard drove Richard Childress Racing's No. 33 Libman / Menards Chevrolet Camaro to a fourth-place finish in Friday's 300-mile event at Kentucky Speedway. The Eau Claire, Wis., driver started third and raced in the top three for 81 laps of competition. During the second caution of the night, Nick ...FULL STORY »
James Buescher, No. 99 Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Kentucky Inc. Toyota Camry
James Buescher Used Pit-Strategy En route to 14th-Place Finish at Kentucky Speedway
Posted 06.28.14
SPARTA, Ky. (June 28, 2014)- The RAB Racing No. 99 Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Kentucky Inc. (TMMK) team came into Friday night's race at Kentucky Speedway with a little extra motivation to perform in front of many Georgetown, Kentucky's Toyota team members. James Buescher placed the No. 99 TMMK Camry ...FULL STORY »
Kyle Busch (Photo Credit: Jerry Markland / Getty Images)
Third-Place for Kyle Busch and Monster Energy at Kentucky Event
Posted 06.28.14
Late Race Caution Hinders No. 54 Team Victory in Bluegrass State Date: June 27, 2014 Event: John R. Elliott ...FULL STORY »
2014 NNS Driver Jeffrey Earnhardt (JD Motorsports) - Photo Credit: Brian Lawdermilk/Getty Images
Jeffrey Earnhardt 23rd In Kentucky Race
Posted 06.28.14
SPARTA, Ky. – Jeffrey Earnhardt finished 23rd in Friday night’s John R. Elliott Hero Campaign 300 Nationwide Series race at Kentucky Speedway. The run was Earnhardt’s second straight 23rd-place finish for the JD Motorsports with Gary Keller team. Earnhardt, sponsored by BCL Auction at Kentucky, is 17th in Nationwide driver points. Earnhardt ...FULL STORY »
2014 NSCS Driver Landon Cassill (Hillman Racing) - Photo Credit: Drew Hallowell/Getty Images
Landon Cassill Scores Fourth Straight Top-15 Finish At Kentucky Speedway
Posted 06.28.14
SPARTA, Ky. – Landon Cassill drove a solid race and finished 13th in Friday night’s John R. Elliott HERO Campaign 300 Nationwide Series race at Kentucky Speedway. The run is Cassill’s fourth straight top-15 finish and kept him 10th in the Nationwide driver point standings. He is only 19 points ...FULL STORY »
Josh Reaume
Josh Reaume 2014 NNS John R. Elliott HERO Campaign 300 Post Race Report
Posted 06.28.14
Josh Reaume, No. 23 Lilly Trucking Chevrolet Camaro Kentucky Speedway NASCAR Nationwide Series John R. Elliott HERO Campaign “300” Presented by Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over Stats: Start: 38th Finish: 35th Laps: 104 / 200 Status: Overheating Driver Points: 38th Owner Points: 30th Sparta, KY (June 28th, 2014) Josh Reaume and the No.23 Lilly ...FULL STORY »
Kevin Harvick, driver of the #5 Kroger/P&G Chevrolet, celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Nationwide Series John R. Elliott HERO Campaign 300 at Kentucky Speedway on June 27, 2014 in Sparta, Kentucky. - Photo Credit: Todd Warshaw/Getty Images
Kevin Harvick Charges to Second Nationwide Series Victory At Kentucky Speedway
Posted 06.28.14
Kevin Harvick passed Kyle Busch on a restart with five laps remaining and won the John R. Elliott HERO Campaign 300 presented Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over on Friday at Kentucky Speedway. Harvick tried to pass Busch on an earlier restart but couldn't quite pull it off. A caution with ...FULL STORY »


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