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Motor Sports

  • Busch wins Quaker State 400, his second in five years

    Kyle Busch battled with Joey Logano in the late stages of Saturday’s Quaker State 400 presented by Advance Auto Parts before taking the lead for good with 20 laps remaining, finishing 1.594 seconds ahead of Logano for his second NASCAR Sprint Cup win in the five races at Kentucky.

    The battle between the two in the closing laps sent sparks flying and stamped the track’s fifth Sprint Cup Series race as the most action-packed held to date on the bumpy 1.5-mile circuit.

  • Crafton wins UNOH 225 after crash halts race short of the scheduled distance for trucks

    By KEVIN KELLY

    Kentucky Speedway

    Matt Crafton earned his first career Camping World Truck Series victory on Thursday at Kentucky Speedway after NASCAR stopped the UNOH 225 five laps from the scheduled finish. 

    The trucks driven by Ben Kennedy, David Gilliland and John Wes Townley were involved in a wreck that resulted in damage to the catch fence in Turn 1. Kennedy’s truck lifted off the ground, slid along the top of the SAFER barrier while hitting the fence.

  • Gaughan, Poole win at Speedway
  • Open testing set for Kentucky Speedway

    The Sept. 20 ZLOOP 150 ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards event will mark the tour’s 20th Kentucky Speedway appearance since making its debut on the venue’s 1.5-mile tri-oval in 2000.

    The series will prepare for its Bluegrass State return — it’s been since 2009 — with an open test Thursday, July 18 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m., with an hour break for lunch at noon. Media are welcome to attend the session.

  • Kenseth wins Quaker State 400

    Joe Gibbs Racing driver Matt Kenseth drove a patient race behind the dominant Lowe’s car of Jimmie Johnson and took advantage of a late Johnson miscue to win Sunday’s Quaker State 400 presented by Advance Auto Parts at Kentucky Speedway.

  • Dale Earnhardt Jr. pole winner for Quaker State 400

    Dale Earnhardt Jr. won the Coors Light Pole Award Friday for the third annual Quaker State 400 presented by Advance Auto Parts at the Kentucky Speedway, with a lap of 29.406 seconds at 183.636 miles per hour. His qualifying speed set a track qualifying record previously held by Jimmie Johnson (181.818 mph) from June 30, 2012. Nine different drivers posted faster laps than the previous record.

  • From the Speedway
  • Supplee honorary starter at Kentucky 300

    SPARTA, Ky. – Retired military working dog Sgt. Beyco and ESPN NASCAR analyst Ricky Craven will join singer/songwriters MacKenzie Morgan and Ryan Broshear during prerace ceremonies on Kentucky Speedway’s Sept. 21-22 NASCAR doubleheader weekend. 

    Sgt. Beyco will join retired U.S. Army Command Sgt. Major Jimmy Supplee and Morgan on the NASCAR Nationwide Series Kentucky 300 prerace stage on Saturday. 

  • Ford Fan Day at Ky Speedway

    Kentucky Speedway will play host to Ford Fan Day from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 28. The event provides a chance for race fans to see the improvements at Kentucky Speedway, along with a glimpse behind the scenes at the track.

  • Five NASCAR events slated for Kentucky Speedway in ‘12

    SPARTA, Ky. – Kentucky Speedway announces its 2012 schedule will feature five NASCAR-sanctioned events highlighted by the return of the Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) “Quaker State 400” in June and the addition of a second 300-mile Nationwide Series (NNS) race in September.