Wednesday, July 11, 2018

#NASCAR Triple-Header At Kentucky Speedway

#NASCAR Triple-Header At Kentucky Speedway
The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, the NASCAR Xfinity Series and the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series will be in action for a national series tripleheader at Kentucky Speedway this coming weekend. 

#NASCAR Triple-Header At Kentucky Speedway


Interesting Fact: None of the seven Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series races at Kentucky Speedway have been shortened due to weather conditions.

#NCWTS: Thursday, July 12 - 7:30 p.m.: NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Buckle Up in Your Truck 225 (150 laps, 225 miles)

#NXS: Friday, July 13 - 8 p.m.: NASCAR Xfinity Series Alsco 300 (200 laps, 300 miles)

#MENCS: Saturday, July 14 - 7:30 p.m.: Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Quaker State 400 presented by Walmart (267 laps, 400.5 miles)

History

  • • In 1998, the track broke ground in Sparta, Kentucky, and opened as a 1.5-mile speedway in 2000.
  • • The original owners, Jerry Carroll and four other investors owned the track until 2008, when current owners, Speedway Motorsports Inc. purchased the facility.
  • • The first Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race was held at Kentucky Speedway in 2011 – won by Kyle Busch.
  • • During the 2016 season, the track underwent a repave. The banking in Turns 1 and 2 were increased to 17 degrees.
  • • There have been seven Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series races at Kentucky Speedway since the first race in 2011 – one race per season. 


Kentucky Speedway
#MENC Stats


Race Winners


Winners
Season

Martin Truex Jr
2017

Brad Keselowski
2016

Kyle Busch
2015

Brad Keselowski
2014

Matt Kenseth
2013

Brad Keselowski
2012

Kyle Busch
2011




Pole Winners (bolded)


Drivers
Season

Kyle Busch
2017

Kevin Harvick*
2016

Kyle Larson*
2015

Brad Keselowski
2014

Dale Earnhardt Jr
2013

Jimmie Johnson
2012

Kyle Busch*
2011


* - Dictates Qualifying was cancelled, driver started from first position










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