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Motor Sports

  • Back to the winner’s circle
  • Reds legend leads pack in pace car

    Legendary Cincinnati Reds announcer and Hall of Famer Marty Brennaman was the honorary pace car driver for the Quaker State 400 July 14 at Kentucky Speedway.

    The 75-year-old has been the voice of the Cincinnati Reds baseball team since 1974, and, rather than talk auto racing–a subject he said was extremely out of his element–he talked baseball before the race.

  • Houston: ‘Crank your engines’

    Jimmy Houston, host of “Jimmy Houston Outdoors,” had the honor of being the grand marshal for the Quaker State 400 at Kentucky Speedway Saturday, July 14. Houston, dubbed “America’s Favorite Fisherman,” said he decided to approach the “most famous words in motorsports” differently than most and told news media members his reasoning before the race.

  • Swindell swings by Sparta

    While gearing up for the Quaker State 400 Saturday, July 14, news media members were taken by surprise with a meeting from country music recording artist Cole Swindell at Kentucky Speedway.

    Swindell was on his way back to Nashville from a concert and decided to stop in Sparta for the night to attend the race, as he is friends with several of the drivers competing.

  • Total trouncing by Truex at Quaker State 400

    At the annual Quaker State 400 Saturday at Kentucky Speedway, Martin Truex Jr. showed the rest of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series drivers how one completely controls a race.

  • From the crew chief, co-owner

    After Martin Truex Jr.’s complete win in the Quaker State 400 Saturday, July 14, crew chief Cole Pearn and Furniture Row co-owner Barney Visser had some remarks about how the race turned out.

    “We’ve just been trying to push forward, trying to catch the guys that we feel have been a little bit better than us,” Pearn said at the post-race news conference. “I think in our own little world, trying to catch the 4 and 18 has been challenging.”

  • Rhodes scores home track win

    By KENTUCKY SPEEDWAY COMMUNICATIONS

    Ben Rhodes grew up wanting to race at the highest levels of NASCAR, so it helped that he lived relatively close to Kentucky Speedway.

    The road to NASCAR would bring him to the track, past it, and back again.

  • Bell overcomes spin to win Alsco 300

    By KENTUCKY SPEEDWAY COMMUNICATIONS

    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.

    The 23-year-old rookie methodically made his way from the back to the front to win for the second time this season and third time in 25 career starts in the Xfinity Series.

  • New weather guarantee for race tickets

    To ease weather-related worries about buying NASCAR race tickets, Speedway Motorsports, Inc. announced a Fans First initiative that will have fans ‘singing in the rain.’

  • 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.