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Overtime battle between Busch brothers decides Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Quaker State 400

The next time Kentucky Speedway celebrates a milestone anniversary, the finish of the 2019 Quaker State 400 presented by Walmart will be a no-brainer to include in any highlight reel. July 13, 2019: #1: Kurt Busch, Chip Ganassi Racing, Chevrolet Camaro Monster Energy during the Quaker State 400 at Kentucky Speedway in Sparta. (HHP/Harold Hinson) A late caution pushed Saturday’s Monster Energy...

Logano is Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series champion; Reddick wins Xfinity, Moffitt truck champ

Following a long and winding road, Joey Logano finally owns the biggest prize in motorsports. Joey Logano, shown here before the 2018 Quaker State 400 at Kentucky Speedway, captured his first Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series championship Sunday at Homestead-Miami Speedway (photo by Mark Hansel). The driver of the No. 22 Team Penske Ford capped off a memorable season in fitting fashion – by capturing...

NASCAR week at Kentucky Speedway features nonstop action, capped off by the Quaker State 400

By Mark Hansel KyForward managing editor It’s NASCAR week in Northern Kentucky and Kentucky Speedway in Sparta has a full slate of activities planned for its signature Tripleheader Weekend. The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series (MENCS) Quaker State 400, presented by Walmart, is always a key stop in the race for the chase and this year is no exception. Martin Truex Jr. celebrates on top of the No....

Truex Jr. dominates Quaker State 400 at Kentucky Speedway, pulls away after late start to secure win

The driver of the No. 78 Toyota swept all three stages and survived a late restart to score his first Quaker State 400 victory. Martin Truex Jr. celebrates on top of the No. 78 Furniture Row Racing Toyota after dominating much of the race and pulling away during a late caution to win the Quaker State 400 at Kentucky Speedway (photo by Randy Garvey). Martin Truex Jr. on Saturday redefined what it means...

Kyle Busch captures NASCAR XFINITY Series Alsco 300 at Kentucky Speedway

Kyle Busch’s victory from the pole in the NASCAR XFINITY Series race adds to his impressive resume at Kentucky Speedway. A call to change four tires and then stay on the track while others made their final pit stops paid off with a repeat victory for Kyle Busch in the NASCAR XFINITY Series Alsco 300 at Kentucky Speedway. The race was moved to Saturday because of inclement weather on Friday. Busch...

Weather delays NASCAR XFINITY Series Alsco 200 at KY Speedway until noon today; gates open at 10 a.m.

By Mark Hansel NKyTribune managing editor NASCAR XFINITY Series Alsco 300 at Kentucky Speedway in Sparta has been postponed due to inclement weather. With ominous skies as a backdrop, NASCAR Monster Energy Series crews back cars off the track at Kentucky Speedway in Sparta. The skies opened up minutes later, prompting the postponement of Friday’s NASCAR XFINITY Series Alsco 300 (photos by Mark...

NASCAR week at Kentucky Speedway highlighted by the Monster Energy Cup Series Quaker State 400

Kentucky Speedway in Sparta takes its place in the NASCAR spotlight with three big races, including a stop on the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, this weekend. The action starts with the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Buckle Up In Your Truck 225. The NASCAR XFINITY Series Alsco 300 takes center stage Friday, followed by the main event, the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Quaker State 400, presented...

New surface, similar result: Busch takes NASCAR XFINITY Series Alsco 300 at Kentucky Speedway

Kentucky Speedway was repaved and reconfigured over the offseason but Kyle Busch showed Friday evening that he still knows how to get around it. Busch dominated the Alsco 300 but his fifth victory in nine NASCAR XFINITY Series starts this season didn’t come easily. A late caution set up a green-white-checkered flag overtime finish that wasn’t decided until Busch powered past Austin Dillon...

NASCAR drivers get first look at new Kentucky Speedway; miss the ‘character’ of the old surface

By Mark Hansel Special to KyForward More than a dozen NASCAR Sprint Cup Drivers were at Kentucky Speedway Monday for organizational testing and the hot topics were the reconfigured track and the new racing surface. With Kentucky Speedway’s signature race, the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Quaker State 400 presented by Advance Auto Parts less than a month away, drivers welcomed the opportunity to get onto...

NASCAR Quaker State 400 thriller caps off exciting week of races at Kentucky Speedway

Kyle Busch pulled away in the final laps to win the Quaker State 400 at Kentucky Speedway Saturday night (Photos by Randy Garvey)   By Mark Hansel Special to KyForward   It was a perfect day for racing Saturday at Kentucky Speedway and drivers and fans took full advantage.   Kyle Busch captured the NASCAR Quaker State 400 Presented by Advance Auto Parts Sprint Cup race Saturday after...