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Custer handles changes in track conditions, scores Xfinity Series-leading fifth victory in Alsco 300

Mike Shiplett knew the characteristics of Kentucky Speedway’s racing surface were going to change Friday as the sun set, the lights came on and the laps added up in the Alsco 300. July 12, 2019: #00: Cole Custer, Stewart-Haas Racing, Ford Mustang Haas Automation during the Alsco 300 at Kentucky Speedway in Sparta Ky. (HHP/Harold Hinson) The transition factored into his strategy for Cole Custer...

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...

Bell overcomes spin to win NASCAR Xfinity Series Alsco 300 at Kentucky Speedway Friday night

By Kevin Kelly Kentucky Speedway A spin in the final round of NASCAR Xfinity Series qualifying on Friday at Kentucky Speedway set up a rousing run through the Alsco 300 field by Christopher Bell. Christopher Bell celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Xfinity Series Alsco 300 at Kentucky Speedway Friday night (photo by Mark Hansel). Click to enlarge. The 23-year-old rookie methodically...

Alsco extends relationship with KY Speedway; pens multi-year deal to continue as XFINITY race sponsor

Alsco has extended its relationship with Kentucky Speedway with a multi-year agreement to continue being the entitlement sponsor of the NASCAR XFINITY Series race. Alsco is a worldwide leader in the rental of linen, uniforms, healthcare garments, and washroom products. The family-run business introduced linen and uniform rental services to the world in 1889. “Renewal by an event sponsor is the highest...

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...

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...