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Articles tagged ‘Kentucky Speedway’

Jun 27
Friday

Jeff Gordon, NASCAR Sprint Cup Point Leader, Leads the Way for Team Chevy at Kentucky

Jeff Gordon, driver of the #24 Drive to End Hunger Chevrolet, walks in the garage area during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Quaker State 400 presented by Advance Auto Parts at Kentucky Speedway on June 27, 2014 in Sparta, Kentucky. - Photo Credit: Christian Petersen/Getty Images Eight Team Chevy SS Drivers Qualify in Top 12  SPARTA, KY. – June 27, 2014 – NASCAR Sprint Cup Series point leader, Jeff Gordon, led the way for Team Chevy in qualifying today at Kentucky Speedway, the 17th stop on the 2014 tour.  Gordon took his No. 24 Drive to End Hunger Chevy SS around the rough, 1.5-mile track with a fast lap of 28.903 seconds/186.832 mph, which was good enough to claim the third starting position for Saturday night’s 267 lap/400.5 mile race.  The four-time NSCS champion was one of only four drivers to break the 28 second barrier in the final round of knock-out qualifying. “Oh my gosh you never want to be satisfied unless you are on the pole or in Victory Lane, but ... FULL STORY »

Team Chevy 2014 NSCS Quaker State 400 Post-Qualifying Recaps

Team Chevy Logo JEFF GORDON, NO. 24 DRIVE TO END HUNGER CHEVROLET SS – QUALIFIED 3RD ON HIS QUALIFYING EFFORT: “Oh my gosh you never want to be satisfied unless you are on the pole or in Victory Lane, but this sort of feels like ... FULL STORY »

Toyota Racing 2014 NSCS Quaker State 400 Post-Qualifying Recaps

Toyota Racing Logo DENNY HAMLIN, No. 11 FedEx Office Toyota Camry, Joe Gibbs Racing Starting Position:  4th How was the qualifying session? “It wasn’t bad really.  We got faster every run, which is similar to what we did in Pocono.  We’re getting better.  Fourth is a little better than I expected ... FULL STORY »

2014 NSCS Quaker State 400 Starting Lineup

Brad Keselowski, driver of the #2 Miller Lite Ford, drives during qualifying for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Quaker State 400 presented by Advance Auto Parts at Kentucky Speedway on June 27, 2014 in Sparta, Kentucky. - Photo Credit: Gregory Shamus/Getty Images Two Poles in One Day for Brad Keselowski. Adds Cup Pole to Tonight's Nationwide Pole Brad Keselowski became the new NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) qualifying track record holder at Kentucky Speedway Friday night, as he recorded a record shattering qualifying ... FULL STORY »

2014 NSCS Quaker State 400 Q&A with Driver Jeff Gordon

2014 NSCS Driver Jeff Gordon (AARP Drive to End Hunger) - Photo Credit: Sarah Glenn/Getty Images JEFF GORDON, NO. 24 DRIVE TO END HUNGER CHEVROLET SS, met with members of the media and discussed the bumpy Kentucky track, his thoughts on marking Kentucky off as the final track on the schedule he has yet to record ... FULL STORY »

2014 NNS John R. Elliott HERO Campaign 300 Starting Lineup

Brad Keselowski, driver of the #22 Discount Tire Ford, sits in his car on the grid during qualifying for the NASCAR Nationwide Series John R. Elliott HERO Campaign 300 at Kentucky Speedway on June 27, 2014 in Sparta, Kentucky. - Photo Credit: Christian Petersen/Getty Images The 2010 NASCAR Nationwide Series (NNS) champion, Brad Keselowski, with a qualifying lap speed of 175.313mph, captured the Coors Light Pole Award for tonight's John R. Elliott HERO Campaign 300 at Kentucky Speedway. Starting second on the outside pole with a ... FULL STORY »

Ron Hornaday Brings Home Top-10 in Kentucky

Ron Hornaday Jr. (Photo Credit: Sean Gardner / Getty Images) SPARTA, Ky. (June 27, 2014) - Coming into Kentucky on Thursday night, Ron Hornaday Jr. wanted to continue his hot start to the 2014 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) season and come home with a top-10 finish. Hornaday ... FULL STORY »



Johnny Sauter (Photo Credit: Jonathan Moore / Getty Images)
Hard Fought Top-10 Finish For Johnny Sauter In Kentucky
Posted 06.27.14
Sparta, KY. (June 26, 2014) - Johnny Sauter and his Nextant Aerospace/Curb Records Toyota team have been the picture of consistency throughout the 2014 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) season. With seven top-10 finishes in the first eight races this season, Sauter leads all NCWTS drivers with an ...FULL STORY »
2014 NCWTS Driver Matt Crafton - Photo Credit: Rob Carr/Getty Images
Matt Crafton Skirts His Way To A Sixth-Place Finish At Kentucky Speedway
Posted 06.27.14
Sparta, KY. (June 26, 2014) - Matt Crafton and the No. 88 Ideal Door/Menards team entered the eighth race on the 2014 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) schedule at Kentucky Speedway looking for redemption following a season-worst 26th-place finish at Gateway Motorsports Park in Madison, Ill. Crafton endured a ...FULL STORY »
2014 NSCS Driver Ryan Newman (Caterpillar) - Photo Credit: Nick Laham/Getty Images
2014 NSCS Quaker State 400 Q&A with Driver Ryan Newman
Posted 06.27.14
RYAN NEWMAN, NO. 31 CATERPILLAR CHEVROLET SS met with media and discussed his ‘best/worst’ season to date, the characteristics of the Kentucky race track, upcoming qualifying at Daytona, and more. Full Transcript  TALK ABOUT CATERPILLAR RENEWING THEIR SPONSORSHIP AND WHAT THAT MEANS TO THE TEAM “It’s great for all of RCR and ...FULL STORY »
Quaker State 400 Presented by Advance Auto Parts
Friday Notebook: Kentucky possible gateway to Chase; Plus Jimmie Johnson; Brendan Gaughan
Posted 06.27.14
Kentucky possible gateway to Chase: The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series will host just their fourth race at Kentucky Speedway Saturday night. In the previous three races, the Quaker State 400 presented by Advance Auto Parts has produced three different race winners, as well as three different pole sitters (2011 pole sitter ...FULL STORY »
No. 31 Turner Scott Motorsports Chevrolet Silverado
Ben Kennedy Earns Top-10 Finish in Kentucky Speedway Debut
Posted 06.27.14
SPARTA, Ky. (June 27, 2014) - In his first-career race at Kentucky Speedway, Ben Kennedy put forth a solid qualifying effort and fought hard for the duration of the UNOH 225, overcoming multiple handling challenges to bring home the No. 31 Turner Scott Motorsports Chevrolet Silverado in the 10th ...FULL STORY »
Justin Jennings (Photo Credit: Christian Petersen / Getty Images)
MB Motorsports; Justin Jennings Overcomes Adversity At Kentucky Speedway
Posted 06.27.14
Just eight laps into the first practice session at Kentucky Speedway, driver Justin Jennings radio’d that they would need to make an engine change. The MB Motorsports crew went to work on the Mittler Brothers Machine & Tool / LG Seeds / Ski Soda / Eagle Rock Camp Chevy ...FULL STORY »
Tayler Malsam (Photo Credit: Chris Graythen / Getty Images)
Tayler Malsam Comes Home 13th at Kentucky Speedway
Posted 06.27.14
SPARTA, Ky. (June 27, 2014) - In his second-career NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) start at Kentucky Speedway, Tayler Malsam brought home a 13th-place finish in the No. 32 Outerwall Chevrolet after battling track position throughout the 150-lap race. Malsam's weekend got off to a good start as the ...FULL STORY »
Timothy Peters (Photo Credit: Brian Lawdermilk / Getty Images)
Timothy Peters Drives to a Top-Five Finish at Kentucky Speedway
Posted 06.27.14
Timothy Peters drove the No. 17 Toyota Tundra to a fourth-place finish in the UNOH 225 at Kentucky Speedway. The Red Horse Racing team demonstrated their speed in the heat of the day posting the fifth and second-quickest times during the two NASCAR Camping World Truck Series practice sessions. They ...FULL STORY »
Brad Keselowski, driver of the #2 Miller Lite Ford, during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Quaker State 400 presented by Advance Auto Parts at Kentucky Speedway on June 27, 2014 in Sparta, Kentucky. - Photo Credit: Todd Warshaw/Getty Images
2014 NSCS Quaker State 400 Final Practice Session Speeds
Posted 06.27.14
Brad Keselowski, with a lap speed of 183.101mph, put up the quickest speed in Friday afternoon's final NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) practice session for Saturday night's Quaker State 400 at Kentucky Speedway. Second quickest in the session was Matt Kenseth with a lap speed of 182.309mph, followed by series Rookie of the ...FULL STORY »


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