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Motor Sports

  • Bell spins, wins Buckle Up in Your Truck 225

    By KENTUCKY SPEEDWAY

    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.

  • Busch repeats as Alsco 300 winner

    By KEVIN KELLY

    The Kentucky Speedway

    Kyle Busch’s victory from the pole in the NASCAR XFINITY Series race adds to his impressive resume at Kentucky Speedway. 

    A call to change four tires and then stay on the track while others made their final pit stops paid off with a repeat victory for Kyle Busch in the NASCAR XFINITY Series’ Alsco 300 at Kentucky Speedway.

    The race was moved to Saturday because of inclement weather on Friday. Busch started from the pole and led the final 33 laps.

  • Truex Jr. survives late restart to win QS400

    Martin Truex Jr. had the dominant car in the Quaker State 400 presented by Advance Auto Parts Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race Saturday, July 8, at Kentucky Speedway.

    “I think this was probably the best car I’ve ever had in my entire career,” said Truex, who started second and led a race-high 152 laps in the No. 78 Furniture Row Racing Toyota. “I can never recall saving fuel and pulling away from everybody before. It was pretty amazing.”

  • Byron picks up fourth victory of rookie season at Kentucky

    Kentucky Speedway 

    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.

  • Got fuel? Keselowski has just enough to coast in for win

    By DAVE TAYLOR

    Landmark News Service

    SPARTA, Ky.—Brad Keselowski squeezed enough fuel out of his Team Penske Miller Lite Ford and held off hard-charging Carl Edwards to win Saturday’s sixth annual NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Quaker State 400 Presented by Advance Auto Parts. The win was “Bad Brad’s” third to go along with two other top five finishes in the six Sprint Cup races held at the Kentucky Speedway.

  • Busch blazes to Alsco 300 victory

     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.

  • Hometown hero Shane wins soggy Regatta race

    By DAVE TAYLOR

    Landmark News Service

    MADISON, Ind. — A spectacular flip on the final lap of Sunday’s MainSource Bank Indiana Governor’s Cup presented by Belterra Casino Resort forced a premature ending to one of the most exciting championship heats in recent Madison Regatta history. After the race was red flagged, H1 Unlimited officials declared the winner to be Jimmy Shane driving the community-owned hometown favorite, Miss HomeStreet Bank/Miss Madison.

  • NBC’s “Spartan: Ultimate Team Challenge” host named honorary pace vehicle driver for QS400

    “Spartan: Ultimate Team Challenge” host and former NFL linebacker Dhani Jones will serve as the honorary pace vehicle driver for the sixth annual NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Quaker State 400 presented by Advance Auto parts on Saturday, July 9.

    “As a fan of NASCAR, riding in the pace vehicle is an honor,” Jones said in a news release. “I am thrilled to lead the cars to the green flag at the Quaker State 400 presented by Advance Auto Parts at Kentucky Speedway. It is going to be an exciting experience that I am looking forward to.”

  • NASCAR returns to Sparta

    BY JACOB BLAIR

    Landmark News Service

    Forty 725-horsepower cars will take to the track at Kentucky Speedway on Saturday night as part of NASCAR’s annual trip to the Bluegrass State for the Sprint Cup series drivers.

    The race weekend consists of three NASCAR races: the Camping World Truck Series Buckle Up In Your Truck 225 at 8:30 p.m. Thursday night, the Xfinity Series Alsco 300 at 8:30 p.m. Friday night and the weekend’s cornerstone with the Sprint Cup Series race, the Quaker State 400 at 7:30 p.m. Saturday night.

  • Kentucky Speedway to renovate track in offseason

    Kentucky Speedway announced Tuesday it is undertaking a comprehensive renovation of its racing surface, which is highlighted by increased banking in Turns 1 and 2, drainage improvements, additional SAFER barrier, and repaving of the entire 1.5-mile tri-oval. Work has begun and will be completed in time for this year’s NASCAR tripleheader weekend in July.