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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.

  • 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.