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Who has the most to gain…and to lose at the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race in Sparta Saturday

As Kentucky Speedway in Sparta heads into its triple header weekend, NASCAR Intergrated Marketing offers this evaluation of the Monster Energy Cup race and it’s potential impact on the season. Kentucky’s prized thoroughbreds If you’re looking to pick a favorite for this weekend’s race at Kentucky Speedway, you would be well served to go with Joe Gibbs Racing’s Kyle Busch or Martin...

Truex, Jr. repeats as Quaker State 400 winner at KY Speedway, gains momentum as playoff approaches

By Kevin Kelly Kentucky Speedway The competition tried pit road strategy to get ahead of Martin Truex, Jr. on Saturday at Kentucky Speedway because his car was too fast everywhere else. The ploy worked, but only temporarily. July 14, 2018: Martin Truex Jr wins the Quaker State 400 at Kentucky Speedway in Sparta, KY. (HHP/Ashley R Dickerson) Dominant on 1.5-mile tracks last season, Truex Jr. returned...

Fuel strategy propels Keselowski to Victory Lane in Quaker State 400, but he needs a push to get there

By Kevin Kelly Special to KyForward Brad Keselowski and his team cut it so close on fuel in the closing laps of Saturday’s Quaker State 400 presented by Advance Auto Parts that the driver of the No. 2 Ford needed a shove from a tow truck to reach victory lane. He couldn’t remember the last time – if ever – that he required such an assist. “I don’t want to have it happen ever again,”...

NASCAR driver Keselowski talks about past successes, new challenges at Kentucky Speedway

By Mark Hansel Special to KyForward The Kentucky Speedway NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Victory Tour featured a driver whose success at the Sparta racing surface is unrivaled. Brad Keselowski, the 2012 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Champion has won five races in five years at Kentucky Speedway, including the 2012 and 2014 Quaker State 400 presented by Advance Auto Parts. Keselowski has won either a Cup Series...

Keselowski outruns Busch for second Quaker State 400 win in last three years

Brad Keselowski passed Kyle Busch with 20 laps to go to win the Quaker State 400 at the Kentucky Speedway (Photo from Kentucky Speedway Communications /Brian Douglas   By Kevin Kelly KentuckySpeedway.com   Brad Keselowski spent most of the Quaker State 400 out front, but had to chase down and pass five cars Saturday before he could celebrate another victory at Kentucky Speedway.   He...