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Motor Sports

  • 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.

  • Hornaday Jr. wins Kentucky 225 in NASCAR Truck Series

    SPARTA, Ky. — Ron Hornaday Jr. scored his 50th career NASCAR Camping World Truck Series victory, his third series win at Kentucky Speedway through eight starts and third this season in Saturday’s “Kentucky 225.”

    The 14-year NCWTS veteran and his No. 2 Hollywood Casino Chevrolet crossed the finish line 0.438 of a second ahead of Richard Childress Racing driver Austin Dillon and his No. 3 Bass Pro Shops/Tracker Boats Chevrolet in the fifth-closest series finish through 13 all-time events at the track.

  • Carpenter wins closest race in Ky. Speedway history

    Ed Carpenter, driving Sarah Fisher Racing’s Dollar General-sponsored car, ran down series point leader Dario Franchitti in the waning laps of Sunday’s IZOD Indycar Series race at Sparta’s Kentucky Speedway to win the “Kentucky Indy 300.”

  • Busch dominant in inaugural Quaker State 400 win

    SPARTA, Ky. – Kyle Busch, driving for Joe Gibbs Racing, dominated the competition en route to capturing the inaugural NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at the Kentucky Speedway Saturday.