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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...

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...

Louisville’s Rhodes making an impact on and off track as he shoots for second straight NCWTS playoff

By Benjamin Shipp Northern Kentucky Tribune For NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Driver Ben Rhodes, Thursday’s Buckle Up In Your Truck 225 at the Kentucky Speedway is much more than just any other race. (Photo provided) The 225-mile sprint to the checkered flag is but another chance to edge closer to his goal of becoming NCWTS Champion, it also stands as an opportunity for Rhodes to show his home...

Bell earns third NASCAR Truck Series win in Kentucky Speedway Buckle Up In Your Truck 225

Christopher Bell earned his third NASCAR Camping World Truck Series victory this season and fifth of his career early Friday by holding off Brandon Jones in the Buckle Up In Your Truck 225 at Kentucky Speedway. The 22-year-old overcame a spin early in the race and led the final 37 laps in the No. 4 Kyle Busch Motorsports Toyota. “This is pretty special,” said Bell, whose three victories...

NASCAR to offer free youth ticketing for 2017 XFINITY and Camping World Truck races

NASCAR announced exclusively via Facebook that, beginning in 2017, kids ages 12 and younger will be admitted free to all NASCAR XFINITY Series and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races at Kentucky Speedway. The announcement was made during an all-kids press conference hosted at the NASCAR Hall of Fame in Charlotte, North Carolina. NASCAR Hammer Down host Karsyn Elledge, and NASCAR Next drivers Todd...

Byron, KBM capture NASCAR CWTS Buckle Up In Your Truck 225 at Kentucky Speedway

By Kevin Kelly Special to KyForward William Byron delivered a record-setting victory for his NASCAR Camping World Truck Series team on a night when racing returned to Kentucky Speedway for the first time since the track was repaved and reconfigured over the offseason. The 18-year-old held off John Hunter Nemechek and Daniel Hemric to win Thursday’s Buckle Up In Your Truck 225. His fourth victory...

Louisville’s Ben Rhodes making a name for himself on NASCAR Camping World Truck circuit

By Mark Hansel Special to KyForward When Ben Rhodes drove past Kentucky Speedway as a kid, on his way to race go karts or Bandloeros not long ago, racing at the “big track” seemed like a dream. That dream comes true Thursday Night when Rhodes and the other NASCAR Camping World Truck Series drivers compete in the first race over Kentucky Speedway’s new surface. The race kicks off the NASCAR tripleheader...