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KY Speedway wrapup: Rhodes talks about win, Smithley finishes, NKy Chamber Community Award

By Mark Hansel KyForward managing editor It has been an up and down year for NASCAR Camping World Truck Series(NCWTS) driver Ben Rhodes and the ThorSport Racing team, with more downs than ups recently. Ben Rhodes talks about getting a win at his home track (photos by Mark Hansel) All of that changed Thursday night when Rhodes, from Louisville, guided his No. 41 Ford 150 to Victory Lane in the NCWTS...

Victory Lane Quick Oil Change opens KY location, sponsors NASCAR driver with Bluegrass ties

By Mark Hansel KyForward managing editor Victory Lane Quick Oil Change celebrated the opening of its first shop in the Greater Cincinnati market, with a ribbon-cutting at the location on U.S. 42 in Florence Thursday. Florence Mayor Diane Whalen presents a water tower bobblehead to Victory Lane franchisee Brian Schreiber at Thursday’s ribbon-cutting (provided photo). Executive Vice President James...

Mubea, KY FAME team up on Smithley Racing sponsorship to help raise awareness of program

By Mark Hansel Special to KyForward There is a lot more to NASCAR than just driving around a banked oval at a high rate of speed. NASCAR teams have helped raise awareness of everything from autism and diabetes to childhood hunger and bike riding. One of the most visible marketing tools in sports is a decal on a NASCAR car or truck. At Kentucky Speedway’s NASCAR tripleheader weekend, a program focused...