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Ten NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Teams Launch Their Quest for Kentucky Speedway’s Quaker State 400 presented by Advance Auto Parts Title During Open Test

Quaker State 400 Presented by Advance Auto Parts SPARTA, Ky. - Ten NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) teams began researching the multi-faceted set-up-up their cars will need to conquer one of the circuit's most challenging race surfaces and contend for Kentucky Speedway's July 11 Quaker State 400 presented by Advance Auto Parts title during today's open test. A trio among the group, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Matt Kenseth and Brad Keselowski, experienced previous series success at the venue and each cited unique performance elements that helped them achieve on the rugged 1.5-mile tri-oval. Team Penske's Brad Keselowski, who became the track's first two-time NSCS winner in 2014, was a late addition to the test lineup due to teammate Joey Logano's late schedule change. Despite the unusual circumstance, Keselowski said he was happy to ... FULL STORY »

Kentucky Speedway’s Ford Fan Day Returns April 25 with Special Guest Sterling Marlin

Kentucky Speedway Logo Guests will be able to explore the facility for free from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. SPARTA, Ky. – Kentucky Speedway’s Ford Fan Day returns Saturday, April 25 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The free event gives visitors a chance ... FULL STORY »

Brad Keselowski wins from the pole at Kentucky Speedway

Brad Keselowski, driver of the #2 Miller Lite Ford, celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Quaker State 400 presented by Advance Auto Parts at Kentucky Speedway on June 28, 2014 in Sparta, Kentucky. - Photo Credit: Sean Gardner/Getty Images Sometimes the fastest car doesn’t always win. Tonight, at Kentucky Speedway, it did. Battling back from varying pit stop strategies, Brad Keselowski climbed six positions over the final 47 laps to pick up his second win of the season in dominating ... FULL STORY »

Ford Racing 2014 NSCS Quaker State 400 Post-Race Recaps

Ford Racing Logo ARIC ALMIROLA – No. 43 Eckrich Ford Fusion – “The first wreck one of those lapped cars spun in front of us and when he spun he lit up his rear tires and made a huge smoke cloud.  My spotter, Tyler, was ... FULL STORY »

Toyota Racing 2014 NSCS Quaker State 400 Post-Race Recaps

Toyota Racing Logo Kyle Busch (second) was the first Toyota driver to the finish line in Saturday night’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) race at Kentucky Speedway. Brad Keselowski was the race-winner in the 267 lap, 400 mile event at the 1.5-mile oval in the ‘Bluegrass ... FULL STORY »

Team Chevy 2014 NSCS Quaker State 400 Post-Race Recaps

Team Chevy RYAN NEWMAN, NO. 31 CATERPILLAR CHEVROLET SS – FINISHED 3RD THIS IS YOUR BEST RUN OF THE YEAR. KNOW YOU WANTED TO WIN THIS THING, BUT DOES 3RD PLACE PUT A SMILE ON YOUR FACE AT THE END OF THE NIGHT? “It’s a ... FULL STORY »

2014 NSCS Quaker State 400 Race Results & Point Standings

Brad Keselowski, driver of the #2 Miller Lite Ford, leads a pack of cars during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Quaker State 400 presented by Advance Auto Parts at Kentucky Speedway on June 28, 2014 in Sparta, Kentucky. - Photo Credit: Rainier Ehrhardt/Getty Images Brad Keselowski may have come up short Thursday night and Friday night at Kentucky Speedway in the NASCAR Camping World Truck & Nationwide Series races, but that wasn't the case in Saturday night's NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) Quaker State ... FULL STORY »



Brad Keselowski, driver of the #2 Miller Lite Ford, poses with the Coors Light Pole Award after qualifying for the pole 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
Keselowski Leads Penske Front Row Sweep in Quaker State 400 Qualifying
Posted 06.27.14
Sparta, Ky. - Brad Keselowski knocked teammate Joey Logano from the top spot in the final round of Quaker State 400 qualifying with a blistering lap of 188.791 mph that earned him the pole for Saturday's race at Kentucky Speedway. It's the third front row sweep by the Penske Racing drivers ...FULL STORY »
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Ford Racing 2014 NSCS Quaker State 400 Post-Qualifying Recaps
Posted 06.27.14
JOEY LOGANO – No. 22 Shell/Pennzoil Ford Fusion – PRESS CONFERENCE – “It’s gonna take quite a bit, that’s for sure.  It’s such a tricky track and the way you get over the bumps and the way you hit the bumps, if you miss you line by a foot, you hit the bump the ...FULL STORY »
Jeff Gordon, driver of the #24 Drive to End Hunger Chevrolet, walks in the garage area - Photo Credit: Christian Petersen/Getty Images
Jeff Gordon, NASCAR Sprint Cup Point Leader, Leads the Way for Team Chevy at Kentucky
Posted 06.27.14
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 ...FULL STORY »
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Team Chevy 2014 NSCS Quaker State 400 Post-Qualifying Recaps
Posted 06.27.14
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 a victory for me because that first run was not ...FULL STORY »
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Toyota Racing 2014 NSCS Quaker State 400 Post-Qualifying Recaps
Posted 06.27.14
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 to qualify, but we think we have a top-five car ...FULL STORY »
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
2014 NSCS Quaker State 400 Starting Lineup
Posted 06.27.14
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 lap speed of 188.791mph, to claim the Coors Light Pole ...FULL STORY »
2014 NSCS Driver Jeff Gordon (AARP Drive to End Hunger) - Photo Credit: Sarah Glenn/Getty Images
2014 NSCS Quaker State 400 Q&A with Driver Jeff Gordon
Posted 06.27.14
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 a victory at and many other topics.  TELL US HOW PRACTICE ...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 »
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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