Brad Keselowski’s the king at Kentucky Speedway

BrQ9hfXIYAEuZydBrad Keselowski may have come up short Thursday night and Friday night at Kentucky Speedway in the NASCAR Camping World Truck & Nationwide Series races, but that wasn’t the case in Saturday night’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) Quaker State 400. Keselowski, who started on the pole, led a dominate 199 laps of the 267 laps that were run, and finished a comfortable 1.014 seconds ahead of Kyle Busch for the victory.

This was Keselowski’s second series win of the 2014 season, his twelfth series career win and his second series win at Kentucky Speedway.

Following Keselowski and Busch to the drop of the checkered flag were Ryan Newman finishing third, Matt Kenseth fourth and Dale Earnhardt, Jr., finished fifth.

The current series points leader, Jeff Gordon, brought home sixth place, while Kevin Harvick finished seventh, Kasey Kahne eighth, outside pole-sitter Joey Logano ninth and Jimmie Johnson claimed tenth.

With his sixth-place finish, Jeff Gordon leaves Kentucky with a 24-point lead over fellow Hendrick Motorsports teammates, Jimmie Johnson (2nd – 3 wins) and Dale Earnhardt, Jr. (3rd – 2 wins).

RACE NOTES:
Average Speed: 139.723 MPH
Time of Race: 2 Hrs, 51 Mins, 59 Secs.
Margin of Victory: 1.014 Seconds
Lead Changes: 12 among 3 drivers
Cautions: 6 for 34 laps

Next Up: Fourth of July weekend with the Coke Zero 400 at Daytona International Speedway on Saturday, July 5th, with an approximate starting time of 7:50pm (ET) and television coverage provided by TNT beginning with their 6:30pm Countdown to Green pre-race show.

Quaker State 400 Race Results
Pos. Car # Driver Laps Status Laps Led Points Bonus Points
1 2 Brad Keselowski 267 Running 199 48 5
2 18 Kyle Busch 267 Running 31 43 1
3 31 Ryan Newman 267 Running 0 41 0
4 20 Matt Kenseth 267 Running 0 40 0
5 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr 267 Running 0 39 0
6 24 Jeff Gordon 267 Running 0 38 0
7 4 Kevin Harvick 267 Running 0 37 0
8 5 Kasey Kahne 267 Running 0 36 0
9 22 Joey Logano 267 Running 37 36 1
10 48 Jimmie Johnson 267 Running 0 34 0
11 14 Tony Stewart 267 Running 0 33 0
12 41 Kurt Busch 267 Running 0 32 0
13 9 Marcos Ambrose 267 Running 0 31 0
14 16 Greg Biffle 267 Running 0 30 0
15 27 Paul Menard 267 Running 0 29 0
16 3 Austin Dillon # 267 Running 0 28 0
17 99 Carl Edwards 267 Running 0 27 0
18 7 Michael Annett # 267 Running 0 26 0
19 78 Martin Truex Jr. 267 Running 0 25 0
20 13 Casey Mears 267 Running 0 24 0
21 10 Danica Patrick 267 Running 0 23 0
22 47 AJ Allmendinger 266 Running 0 22 0
23 15 Clint Bowyer 266 Running 0 21 0
24 51 Justin Allgaier # 266 Running 0 20 0
25 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr 266 Running 0 19 0
26 55 Brian Vickers 266 Running 0 18 0
27 36 Reed Sorenson 265 Running 0 17 0
28 26 Cole Whitt # 264 Running 0 16 0
29 98 Josh Wise 263 Running 0 15 0
30 38 David Gilliland 263 Running 0 14 0
31 34 David Ragan 262 Running 0 13 0
32 40 Landon Cassill (i) 262 Running 0 0 0
33 83 Ryan Truex # 261 Running 0 11 0
34 32 Boris Said 259 Running 0 10 0
35 33 David Stremme 257 Running 0 9 0
36 23 Alex Bowman # 255 Running 0 8 0
37 1 Jamie McMurray 250 Running 0 7 0
38 66 Joe Nemechek(i) 239 Running 0 0 0
39 43 Aric Almirola 175 Accident 0 5 0
40 42 Kyle Larson # 75 Accident 0 4 0
41 93 Mike Bliss(i) 30 Transmission 0 3 0
42 11 Denny Hamlin 27 Accident 0 2 0

# – Rookie(i) Ineligible for driver points in this series

2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Unofficial Point Standings After Kentucky Top 16
Pos. Car # Driver Points Behind Starts Wins Top 5s Top 10s DNF
1 24 Jeff Gordon 618 Leader 17 1 6 13 0
2 48 Jimmie Johnson 594 -24 17 3 6 12 0
3 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr 594 -24 17 2 9 12 1
4 2 Brad Keselowski 560 -58 17 2 8 9 0
5 20 Matt Kenseth 555 -63 17 0 6 11 1
6 99 Carl Edwards 536 -82 17 2 4 8 2
7 22 Joey Logano 519 -99 17 2 6 9 3
8 31 Ryan Newman 514 -104 17 0 1 6 0
9 4 Kevin Harvick 509 -109 17 2 5 8 2
10 18 Kyle Busch 508 -110 17 1 4 7 1
11 27 Paul Menard 488 -130 17 0 3 9 0
12 42 Kyle Larson # 474 -144 17 0 3 7 2
13 16 Greg Biffle 474 -144 17 0 2 5 0
14 15 Clint Bowyer 473 -145 17 0 2 6 2
15 5 Kasey Kahne 465 -153 17 0 2 7 2
16 14 Tony Stewart 460 -158 17 0 2 5 1
Drivers outside the Top 16 with a win.
17 11 Denny Hamlin 455 -163 16 1 4 5 1
26 41 Kurt Busch 347 -271 17 1 3 3 5

# – Rookie, Drivers locked into the Chase with wins.

 

 

 

 

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Viva Colombia: Huertas, Montoya, Munoz contribute to nation’s great sports day

06-28-Race-1-Podium-StdCarlos Huertas completed a monumental sports day for Colombia.

The 23-year-old Verizon IndyCar Series rookie won Race 1 of the Shell and Pennzoil Grand Prix of Houston presented by the Greater Houston Honda Dealers under caution for his first victory. Juan Pablo Montoya finished second and rookie Carlos Munoz placed third for the podium sweep, and earlier in the day Colombia won its FIFA World Cup knockout match.

Huertas’ previous best finish was eighth in the opening round of the Chevrolet Dual in Detroit a month ago. He is the seventh different winner in nine races. Marco Andretti in 2006 at Sonoma Raceway was the last driver to win in his first season.

“The kid has been getting better all year and he showed a lot today,” said team owner Dale Coyne, who picked up his first victory since May 2013 at Belle Isle with driver Mike Conway. “He’s been very steady and fast, and he performs. We used a good strategy to get him to the front, and when he got there he knew what to do.”

Huertas, who led the final seven laps (his first of the season) after teammate Justin Wilson had to pit for fuel, started 19th in the race that was scheduled for 90 laps but was ruled a timed race (1 hours, 50 minutes) because of rain that delayed the standing start. A one-lap shootout on a restart was set up following a caution on Lap 78, but the car of Graham Rahal clipped the rear of Tony Kanaan’s car heading to the restart zone and a “no start” call came from Race Control.

“The races are so long, you always have a chance to win if you do the right things at  the right time,” said Huertas, who went a field-high 39 laps on one set of Firestone tires and 18.5 gallons of E85 to close out the 80 laps. “Today was really tough. I was really struggling. I had no pace in the first half of the race. But I reminded myself just to stay calm and do what you have to do and I did that.

“The team called it perfectly with the fuel, and it’s a great day.”

Sebastien Bourdais, who won on the temporary street circuit in 2006 and ’07, placed a season-best fourth and James Hinchcliffe, who led 32 laps early, earned his second top-five finish of the season. Rookie Jack Hawksworth, whose No. 98 car made contact in practice June 27 and started 21st, earned a season-best sixth place.

Championship leader Will Power, who started 18th in the No. 12 Verizon Team Penske car, slid into the Turn 9 tires on Lap 58 to bring out the caution flag. He finished 14th and, combined with teammate Helio Castroneves’ ninth place, takes a 33-point lead into Race 2 on June 29.

Montoya, who is competing in his first Indy car season since 2000, posted his best finish of the season and follows third place at Texas Motor Speedway on June 7. Munoz, who started 23rd, earned his third career podium and fourth top-five finish (in 12 races).

“We were forced to do something different (fuel strategy) and it paid off,” said Montoya, who also won in his first Indy car season (1999). “We did a timed race and with 35 minutes to go, I’m counting laps and I’m thinking, ‘We can make it. Why are they not stopping.’ Our Verizon Chevy was very good. I thought we had a chance to win, but at the end the tires went off.”

The Shell and Pennzoil Grand Prix of Houston Race 1  Race Results
Pos. Car # Driver Total Laps Status
1 18 Carlos Huertas {R} 80 Running
2 2 Juan Pablo Montoya 80 Running
3 34 Carlos Munoz {R} 80 Running
4 11 Sebastien Bourdais 80 Running
5 27 James Hinchcliffe 80 Running
6 98 Jack Hawksworth {R} 80 Running
7 28 Ryan Hunter-Reay 80 Running
8 25 Marco Andretti 80 Running
9 3 Hello Castroneves 80 Running
10 19 Justin Wilson 80 Running
11 15 Graham Rahal 80 Running
12 8 Ryan Briscoe 80 Running
13 10 Tony Kanaan 80 Running
14 12 Will Power 79 Running
15 17 Sebastion Saavedra 79 Running
16 77 Simon Pagenaud 74 Running
17 20 Ed Carpenter 55 Mechanical
18 83 Charlie Kimball 54 Contact
19 9 Scott Dixon 46 Contact
20 67 Josef Newgarden 41 Mechanical
21 16 Luca Filppi {R} 36 Contact
22 14 Takuma Sato 32 Contact
23 7 Mikhall Aleshin {R} 31 Contact

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Team Penske again dominates Sprint Cup qualifying; Brad Keselowski on pole, Joey Logano alongside at Kentucky

BrK9vYdCYAADXBIBrad Keselowski became the new NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) qualifying track record holder at Kentucky Speedway Friday night, as he recorded a record shattering qualifying lap speed of 188.791mph, to claim the Coors Light Pole Award for Saturday night’s Quaker State 400.

Keselowski, who broke Dale Earnhardt, Jr’s June of 2013 record of 183.636mph, received his third series pole of the 2014 season, his sixth series career pole and his first series pole at Kentucky Speedway.

Keselowski’s fellow Team Penske teammate, Joey Logano, will share the front row to start second with a qualifying lap speed of 187.175mph. and they will be followed by Jeff Gordon (186.832mph) starting third, Denny Hamlin (186.374) fourth and Kevin Harvick (186.104) starts fifth.

Series Rookie of the Year (ROTY) candidate, Kyle Larson (186.034mph) will start sixth, while Ryan Newman (186.014) starts seventh, Jamie McMurray (185.957) eighth, Kurt Busch (185.950) ninth and Danica Patrick (185.803) rounds out the top-ten.

There was no one failing to make the starting lineup, as only 42 drivers attempted to fill the 43-car field, making this is the first time since 1996 – at Dover Int’l Speedway – that a full field did not show up for qualifying.

The 4th annual Quaker State 400 is scheduled to get underway around 7:50 p.m. (ET) Saturday night, and TNT will begin their coverage at 6:30 p.m. (ET) with their Countdown to Green pre-race show.

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Quaker State 400 Qualifying Results
Pos. Car # Driver Best Speed Best Time Behind
1 2 Brad Keselowski 188.791 28.603 Leader
2 22 Joey Logano 187.175 28.850 -0.247
3 24 Jeff Gordon 186.832 28.903 -0.300
4 11 Denny Hamlin 186.374 28.974 -0.371
5 4 Kevin Harvick 186.104 29.016 -0.413
6 42 Kyle Larson # 186.034 29.027 -0.424
7 31 Ryan Newman 186.014 29.030 -0.427
8 1 Jamie McMurray 185.957 29.039 -0.436
9 41 Kurt Busch 185.950 29.040 -0.437
10 10 Danica Patrick 185.803 29.063 -0.460
11 15 Clint Bowyer 185.414 29.124 -0.521
12 27 Paul Menard 185.096 29.174 -0.571
Eliminated From Round 2
13 14 Tony Stewart 185.854 29.055 -0.452
14 20 Matt Kenseth 185.714 29.077 -0.474
15 47 AJ Allmendinger 185.503 29.110 -0.507
16 3 Austin Dillon # 185.344 29.135 -0.532
17 55 Brian Vickers 185.096 29.174 -0.571
18 18 Kyle Busch 185.052 29.181 -0.578
19 78 Martin Truex Jr. 184.761 29.227 -0.624
20 5 Kasey Kahne 184.464 29.274 -0.671
21 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr 184.307 29.299 -0.696
22 43 Aric Almirola 184.300 29.300 -0.697
23 99 Carl Edwards 184.106 29.331 -0.728
24 16 Greg Biffle 183.138 29.486 -0.883
Eliminated From Round 1
25 48 Jimmie Johnson 193.661 29.402 -0.799
26 13 Casey Mears 183.424 29.440 -0.837
27 9 Marcos Ambrose 183.163 29.482 -0.879
28 51 Justin Allgaier # 182.815 29.538 -0.935
29 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr 182.803 29.540 -0.937
30 26 Cole Whitt # 182.778 29.544 -0.941
31 36 Reed Sorenson 181.916 29.684 -1.081
32 7 Michael Annett # 181.464 29.758 -1.155
33 23 Alex Bowman # 181.287 29.787 -1.184
34 98 Josh Wise 181.196 29.802 -1.199
35 32 Boris Said 180.421 29.930 -1.327
36 34 David Ragan 179.700 30.050 -1.447
37 40 Landon Cassill (i) Owner Points 28.603
38 33 David Stremme Owner Points 28.603
39 83 Ryan Truex # Owner Points 28.603
40 66 Tomy Drissi Owner Points 28.603
41 38 David Gilliland Owner Points 28.603
42 93 Mike Bliss(i) Owner Points 28.603

(i) Ineligible for Driver Points in this Series, # – Rookie

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Persistence pays off for Kevin Harvick, passes Kyle Busch with 5 laps left to win Nationwide race at Kentucky

10468686_869132756433682_9020262701258407261_nSpeeding on pit road for Brad Keselowski, caused a dominate night in Friday night’s NASCAR Nationwide Series (NNS) John R. Elliott HERO Campaign 300, to turn into a second-place finish and a victory for Kevin Harvick at Kentucky Speedway.

For Harvick, this was his second series win of the 2014 season, his forty-second series career win and his second series win at Kentucky Speedway.

Keselowski, who started on the pole and led the most laps – 138 out of 200, ran out of time in the closing laps to regain the lead, and had to settle for second. He was follwed by Kyle Busch finishing third, Paul Menard fourth and Ryan Blaney finished fifth.

Last week’s road course winner at Road America, Brendan Gaughan, claimed sixth, while series Rookie of the Year (ROTY) candidate, Ty Dillon finished seventh, Brian Scott eighth, Kyle Larson ninth and Elliott Sadler brought home tenth.

With his tenth-place finish, Elliott Sadler leaves Kentucky as the series points leader with a 4-point lead over ROTY candidate, Chase Elliott.

RACE NOTES:
Average Speed: 132.792 MPH
Time of Race: 02 Hrs, 15 Mins, 33 Secs.
Margin of Victory: 0.928 Seconds
Lead Changes: 8 among 6 drivers
Cautions: 7 for 30 laps

Next Up: It’s a Fourth of July race – the Subway Firecraker 250 – for the teams, as they return to where the season started at Daytona International Speedway. The race is scheduled to get started around 7:50 p.m. (ET) and ESPN2 will provide coverage beginning with their 7:00 p.m. (ET) NASCAR Countdown pre-race show.

John R. Elliott HERO Campaign 300 Race Results
Pos. Car # Driver Laps Status Laps Lead Points Bonus Points
1 5 Kevin Harvick (i) 200 Running 14 0 0
2 22 Brad Keselowski (i) 200 Running 138 0 0
3 54 Kyle Busch(i) 200 Running 38 0 0
4 33 Paul Menard (i) 200 Running 4 0 0
5 12 Ryan Blaney (i) 200 Running 0 0 0
6 62 Brendan Gaughan 200 Running 0 38 0
7 3 Ty Dillon # 200 Running 0 37 0
8 2 Brian Scott 200 Running 0 36 0
9 42 Kyle Larson(i) 200 Running 0 0 0
10 11 Elliot Sadler 200 Running 4 35 1
11 31 Dylan Kwasniewski # 200 Running 0 33 0
12 9 Chase Elliott # 200 Running 0 32 0
13 01 Landon Cassill 200 Running 0 31 0
14 99 James Buescher 200 Running 0 30 0
15 6 Trevor Bayne 200 Running 0 29 0
16 98 Corey Lajoie (i) 200 Running 0 0 0
17 16 Ryan Reed # 200 Running 0 27 0
18 60 Chris Buescher # 200 Running 0 26 0
19 44 Blake Koch 200 Running 0 25 0
20 43 Dakoda Armstrong # 199 Running 0 24 0
21 39 Ryan Sieg # 198 Running 0 23 0
22 28 J.J. Yeley 198 Running 0 22 0
23 4 Jeffrey Earnhardt 198 Running 0 21 0
24 14 Eric McClure 197 Running 0 20 0
25 93 Mike Wallace 197 Running 0 19 0
26 55 Jamie Dick 197 Running 0 18 0
27 86 Jake Clum(i) 197 Running 0 0 0
28 7 Regan Smith 197 Running 2 17 1
29 40 Josh Wise(i) 196 Running 0 0 0
30 51 Jeremy Clements 195 Running 0 14 0
31 90 Martin Roy 194 Running 0 13 0
32 52 Joey Gase 188 Fuel Pump 0 12 0
33 87 Joe Nemechek(i) 183 Running 0 11 0
34 19 Mike Bliss 130 Running 0 10 0
35 23 Josh Reaume 104 Overheating 0 9 0
36 20 Matt Kenseth(i) 102 Accident 0 0 0
37 70 Derrike Cope 80 Ignition 0 7 0
38 17 Tanner Berryhill # 53 Brakes 0 6 0
39 10 Jeff Green 4 Vibration 0 5 0
40 46 Matt DiBenedetto 2 Rear Gear 0 4 0

# – Rookie, (i) Ineligible for driver points in this series

2014 NASCAR Nationwide Series Unofficial Point Standings after Kentucky (Top 10)
Pos. Car # Driver Points Behind Starts Wins Top 5 Top 10 DNF
1 11 Elliot Sadler 541 Leader 15 1 5 11 0
2 9 Chase Elliott # 537 -4 15 2 7 11 0
3 7 Regan Smith 533 -8 15 1 3 13 0
4 3 Ty Dillon# 512 -29 15 0 0 11 0
5 2 Brian Scott 494 -47 15 0 3 7 1
6 6 Trevor Bayne 482 -59 15 0 2 10 2
7 62 Brendan Gaughan 448 -93 15 1 1 4 2
8 99 James Buescher 418 -123 14 0 0 1 0
9 60 Chris Buescher # 414 -127 15 0 1 5 1
10 01 Landon Cassill 399 -142 15 0 0 3 2

# – Rookie

 

 

 

 

 

 

Keselowski grabs Kentucky NASCAR Nationwide pole

bradkenpoleThe 2010 NASCAR Nationwide Series (NNS) champion, Brad Keselowski, with a qualifying lap speed of 175.313mph, captured the Coors Light Pole Award for tonight’s John R. Elliott HERO Campaign 300 at Kentucky Speedway.

Starting second on the outside pole with a qualifying lap speed of 174.250mph, will be Kyle Busch, followed by Paul Menard (174.087mph) starting third, Matt Kenseth (173.745) fourth and Brian Scott (173.477) starting fifth.

Series Rookie of the Year (ROTY) candidate, Chase Elliott (173.405mph) claimed the sixth starting position, while Kevin Harvick (173.277) starts seventh, ROTY candidate Ty Dillon (173.205) eighth, Ryan Blaney (173.088) ninth and Elliott Sadler (173.060) will round out the top-ten starting positions.

Failing to make the starting lineup were Chad Boat, Kevin Lepage, Tommy Jeo Martins, John Wes Townley, Morgan Shepherd, Carl Long and Matther Carter

The 14th annual John R. Elliott HERO Campaign 300 is scheduled to get under way around 8:20 p.m. (ET) this evening, and ESPN will provide television coverage beginning with their 7:30 p.m. (ET) NASCAR Countdown pre-race show.

John R. Elliott HERO Campaign 300 Qualifying Results
Pos. Car # Driver Best Speed Best Time Behind
1 22 Brad Keselowski (i) 175.313 30.802 Leader
2 54 Kyle Busch(i) 174.250 30.990 -0.188
3 33 Paul Menard (i) 174.087 31.019 -0.217
4 20 Matt Kenseth(i) 173.745 31.080 -0.278
5 2 Brian Scott 173.477 31.128 -0.326
6 9 Chase Elliott # 173.405 31.141 -0.339
7 5 Kevin Harvick (i) 173.277 31.164 -0.362
8 3 Ty Dillon # 173.205 31.177 -0.375
9 12 Ryan Blaney (i) 173.088 31.198 -0.396
10 11 Elliot Sadler 173.060 31.203 -0.401
11 42 Kyle Larson(i) 172.502 31.304 -0.502
12 62 Brendan Gaughan 172.491 31.306 -0.504
Eliminated From Round 2
13 6 Trevor Bayne 173.282 31.163 -0.361
14 7 Regan Smith 173.155 31.186 -0.384
15 16 Ryan Reed # 172.866 31.238 -0.436
16 39 Ryan Sieg # 172.002 31.395 -0.593
17 31 Dylan Kwasniewski # 171.097 31.561 -0.759
18 60 Chris Buescher # 170.924 31.593 -0.791
19 99 James Buescher 170.810 31.614 -0.812
20 28 J.J. Yeley 170.756 31.624 -0.822
21 98 Corey Lajoie (i) 170.692 31.636 -0.834
22 44 Blake Koch 170.600 31.653 -0.851
23 01 Landon Cassill 170.508 31.670 -0.868
24 19 Mike Bliss 169.721 31.817 -1.015
Eliminated From Round 1
25 43 Dakoda Armstrong # 170.546 31.663 -0.861
26 4 Jeffrey Earnhardt 170.229 31.722 -0.920
27 51 Jeremy Clements 170.213 31.725 -0.923
28 46 Matt DiBenedetto 170.159 31.735 -0.933
29 55 Jamie Dick 170.068 31.752 -0.950
30 40 Josh Wise(i) 170.041 31.757 -0.955
31 14 Eric McClure 170.025 31.760 -0.958
32 86 Jake Clum 169.742 31.813 -1.011
33 10 Jeff Green 169.625 31.835 -1.033
34 90 Martin Roy 169.449 31.868 -1.066
35 93 Kevin Lepage 168.655 32.018 -1.216
36 17 Tanner Berryhill # 167.957 32.151 -1.349
37 52 Joey Gase 166.225 32.486 -1.684
38 23 Josh Reaume Owner Points 30.802
39 87 Joe Nemechek(i) Owner Points 30.802
40 70 Derrike Cope 167.785 32.184 -1.382
41 13 Carl Long DNQ 30.802
42 25 John Wes Townley (i) DNQ 30.802
43 72 Matther Carter DNQ 30.802
44 74 Kevin Lepage DNQ 30.802
45 76 Tommy Joe Martins # DNQ 30.802
46 84 Chad Boat # DNQ 30.802
47 89 Morgan Shepherd DNQ 30.802

(i) Ineligible for Driver Points in this Series, # – Rookie

 

 

 

 

Kyle Busch wins Trucks race at Kentucky, now 5-for-5 in 2014

BrGjwyzCcAEpFFcIt was another dominate performance in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) for Kyle Busch at Kentucky Speedway, as Busch starts from the pole and finishes in victory lane Thursday night in the UNOH 225.

Busch, who led the most laps – 91 out of 150, received his fifth series win of the season, his fortieth series career win and his second series win at Kentucky Speedway. This also makes the 10th consecutive win for Toyota – the longest win streak by a manufacturer in the series.

Outside pole-sitter and fellow Kyle Busch Motorsports driver, Darrell Wallace, Jr., finished 1.844 seconds behind Busch, and they were followed by Ryan Blaney finishing third, Timothy Peters fourth and Brad Keselowski was fifth.

Rounding out the top-ten finishing positions were Matt Crafton claiming sixth-place, Austin Dillon seventh, Ron Hornaday, Jr. eighth, Johnny Sauter ninth and series Rookie of the Year (ROTY) candidate, Ben Kennedy finishing tenth.

Ninth-place finisher, Johnny Sauter, continues to lead the points and leaves Kentucky with a 8-point lead over his fellow ThorSport Racing teammate, Matt Crafton.

RACE NOTES:
Average Speed: 130.962 MPH
Time of Race: 01 Hrs, 43 Mins, 05 Secs.
Margin of Victory: 1.844 Seconds
Lead Changes: 7 among 4 drivers
Cautions: 6 for 23 laps

Next Up: The series has the next weekend off and return to action at Iowa Speedway on Friday, July 15th, with an approximate starting time of 8:50 p.m. (ET) and television coverage provided by FOX Sports 1 beginning at 8:00 p.m. (ET).

UNOH 225 Race Results
Pos. Car # Driver Laps Status Laps Led Points Bonus Points
1 51 Kyle Busch (i) 150 Running 91 0 0
2 54 Darrell Wallace Jr 150 Running 34 43 1
3 29 Ryan Blaney 150 Running 0 41 0
4 17 Timothy Peters 150 Running 0 40 0
5 19 Brad Keselowski (i) 150 Running 22 0 0
6 88 Matt Crafton 150 Running 0 38 0
7 20 Austin Dillon (i) 150 Running 0 0 0
8 30 Ron Hornaday, Jr. 150 Running 0 36 0
9 98 Johnny Sauter 150 Running 3 36 1
10 31 Ben Kennedy # 150 Running 0 34 0
11 23 Max Gresham 150 Running 0 33 0
12 21 Joey Coulter 150 Running 0 32 0
13 32 Tayler Malsam 150 Running 0 31 0
14 8 Joe Nemechek 150 Running 0 30 0
15 77 German Quiroga 150 Running 0 29 0
16 99 Bryan Silas 149 Running 0 28 0
17 92 Corey LaJoie 148 Running 0 27 0
18 63 Justin Jennings 148 Running 0 26 0
19 35 Mason Mingus # 147 Running 0 25 0
20 02 Tyler Young # 147 Running 0 24 0
21 5 John Wes Townley 147 Running 0 23 0
22 08 Jimmy Weller III # 146 Running 0 22 0
23 75 Caleb Holman 144 Running 0 21 0
24 10 Jennifer Jo Cobb 143 Running 0 20 0
25 50 TJ Bell 142 Running 0 19 0
26 57 Norm Benning 114 Rear Gear 0 18 0
27 13 Jeb Burton 99 Accident 0 17 0
28 9 Chase Pistone 78 Engine 0 16 0
29 07 JJ Yeley (i) 24 Suspension 0 0 0
30 71 Adam Edwards 12 Rear Gear 0 14 0
31 42 Charles Lewandoski 4 Vibration 0 13 0
32 0 Rayan Ellis (i) 3 Engine 0 0 0

# – Rookie(i) Ineligible for driver points in this series

2014 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Driver Standing After Kentucky (Top-10)
Pos. Car # Driver Points Behind Starts Wins Top 5s Top 10s DNF
1 98 Johnny Sauter 297 Leader 8 0 4 7 1
2 88 Matt Crafton 289 -8 8 2 4 5 2
3 17 Timothy Peters 286 -11 8 0 4 6 1
4 29 Ryan Blaney 285 -12 8 0 4 6 2
5 30 Ron Hornaday Jr. 284 -13 8 0 2 6 1
6 77 German Quiroga Jr. 272 -25 8 0 1 6 1
7 31 Ben Kennedy # 263 -34 8 0 1 4 0
8 54 Darrell Wallace Jr. 261 -36 8 1 3 4 2
9 5 John Wes Townley 257 -40 8 0 2 3 1
10 21 Joey Coulter 242 -55 8 0 1 2 1

# – Rookie

 

 

 

 

 

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Quaker State 400 Notes and Entry List

SprintTRACK/RACE NEWS

  • Track Specifications:
    Track/Race Length: 1.5 mile oval, 267 laps, 400 miles
    Banking in turns 1-4: 14 degrees
    Banking in tri-oval: 10 degrees
    Banking on backstretch: 4 degrees
    Length of frontstretch: 1,662 feet
    Length of backstretch: 1,600 feet
    Length of short chute from start/finish to Turn 1: 681 feet
    Length of apex of tri-oval at the start/finish Line: 300 feet
    Length of short chute from Turn 4 to start/finish: 681 feet
    Grandstand Seating: 107,000
    Luxury Suites: 36
    90-Seat Private Interior Kentucky Club
    2,100-Seat Private Exterior Bluegrass Club
    Terrace Boxes: 10
    Private, Backstretch RV Spaces: 125
    Infield RV Spaces: 650
    Additional Reserved RV Spaces: 6,500
    Parking For More Than 30,000 Cars
    Opened: 2000
  • Race Festivities/Officials:
    Grand Marshal: Advance Auto Parts President George Sherman
    Command to start engines: Advance Auto Parts President George Sherman
    Honorary Starter/Wave Green Flag: Canadian Tire Associate Vice President, Automotive Merchandising Paula Sayers
    Invocation: TBA
    National Anthem: TBA
    Flyover: TBA
  • June 2013 Race Winner: #20-Matt Kenseth, 131.948mph, started 16th
  • Track Race Record: #2-Brad Keselowski, 6/30/2012, 145.607mph
  • Slowest Race Record: #20-Matt Kenseth, 6/30/2013, 131.948mph
  • Oldest Race Winner: Matt Kenseth, 41 years, 3 months, and 20 days, 6/30/2013
  • Youngest Race Winner: Kyle Busch, 26 years, 2 months, 7 days, 7/9/2011
  • Worst Starting Spot to Win: #20-Matt Kenseth, 6/30/2013, started 26th
  • June 2013 Pole Winner: #88-Dale Earnhardt Jr, 183.636mph, 12th
  • Track Qualifying Record: #88-Dale Earnhardt Jr., 6/28/2013, 183.636mph
  • Oldest Pole Winner: Dale Earnhardt Jr., 38 years, 8 months, and 18 days, 6/28/2013
  • Youngest Pole Winner: Jimmie Johnson, 36 years, 9 months, and 12 days, 6/29/2012

Television Coverage/TV Team

  • Countdown to Green NASCAR Pre-Race: TNT – 6:30pm/et
  • Television Race Coverage: TNT, 7:30pm/et
  • In the Booth: Adam Alexander, Wally Dallenbach Jr., Kyle Petty, Larry McReynolds
  • Pit Reporters: Matt Yocum, Marty Snider, Ralph Sheheen, Chris Neville
  • TNT’s Pre-race show: Wally Dallenbach Jr., Larry McReynolds, Kyle Petty

EVENT SCHEDULE

Thursday, June 26
10:00 AM NSCS HAULERS ENTER
12:00 PM NSCS GARAGE OPENS & INSPECTION BEGINS
6:00 PM NSCS GARAGE CLOSES

Friday, June 27
9:00 AM NSCS GARAGE OPENS
9:30 AM NSCS ROOKIE & SPOTTER MEETINGS & RANDOM DRAWING
10:30 AM – 12:00 PM NSCS PRACTICE (FoxSports 1)
1:00 – 2:20 PM NSCS FINAL PRACTICE (FoxSports 1)
5:40 PM NSCS QUALIFYING (FoxSports 1)
9:00 PM NSCS GARAGE CLOSES

Saturday, June 28
1:30 PM NSCS GARAGE OPENS
5:30 PM NSCS DRIVER / CREW CHIEF MEETING
6:55 PM NSCS DRIVER INTRODUCTIONS
7:30 PM NSCS RACE (TNT)

SUBJECT TO CHANGE

Goodyear Tires Notes / Fast Facts

  • Tire: Goodyear Eagle Speedway Radials
  • Set limits: Sprint Cup: 5 sets for practice/qualifying and 10 sets for the race
  • Tire Codes: Left-side — D-4556; Right-side — D-4440
  • Tire Circumference:
    Left-side — 87.40 in. (2,220 mm);
    Right-side — 88.43 in. (2,246 mm)
  • Technical Inspection Inflation:
    Left Front — 30 psi; Left Rear — 30 psi;
    Right Front — 48 psi; Right Rear — 45 psi
  • Minimum Recommended Inflation:
    Left Front — 22 psi; Left Rear — 20 psi;
    Right Front — 46 psi; Right Rear — 42 psi
  • Notes: While teams in all three NASCAR series in action at Kentucky this week will run the same right-side tire code (D-4440), teams in the Sprint Cup Series will run a slightly different left-side code (D-4556) than those in the Nationwide and Camping World Truck Series . . . this is the same combination of left- and right-side tires that Sprint Cup teams have run at Kentucky since 2012 . . . these teams have also run this same tire set-up at Dover over that same period of time . . . Goodyear held a test at Kentucky on May 20-21 . . . .Sprint Cup teams and drivers participating in that test were the No. 1 Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet with Jamie McMurray, No. 2 Penske Racing Ford with Brad Keselowski and No. 55 Michael Waltrip Racing Toyota with Brian Vickers . . . as on all NASCAR ovals greater than one mile in length, teams are required to run inner liners in all four tire positions at Kentucky . . . air pressure in those inner liners should be 12-25 psi greater than that of the outer tire.
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Entry List
Quaker State 400
Kentucky Speedway – 6/28/2014
Entry Car # Driver Make Sponsor Owner Points Rank
1 1 Jamie McMurray Chevy Lexar 19
2 2 Brad Keselowski Ford Miller Lite 5
3 3 Austin Dillon # Chevy Cheerios Protein 18
4 4 Kevin Harvick Chevy Budweiser 10
5 5 Kasey Kahne Chevy Great Clips 16
6 7 Michael Annett # Chevy Pilot Flying J 30
7 9 Marcos Ambrose Ford Black & Decker 21
8 10 Danica Patrick Chevy GoDaddy 28
9 11 Denny Hamlin Toyota FedEx Office 8
10 13 Casey Mears Chevy GEICO 24
11 14 Tony Stewart Chevy Rush Truck Centers 17
12 15 Clint Bowyer Toyota 5-Hour Energy 14
13 16 Greg Biffle Ford 3M Ace Bandage 15
14 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr Ford Fifth Third Bank 27
15 18 Kyle Busch Toyota M&M’s 12
16 20 Matt Kenseth Toyota Dollar General 4
17 22 Joey Logano Ford Shell Pennzoil 7
18 23 Alex Bowman # Toyota Dr. Pepper 36
19 24 Jeff Gordon Chevy Drive to End Hunger 1
20 26 Cole Whitt # Toyota Speed Stick Gear 32
21 27 Paul Menard Chevy Menards / Quaker State 13
22 31 Ryan Newman Chevy Caterpillar 9
23 32 Travis Kvapil Ford Corvetteparts.net 37
24 33 David Stremme Chevy Little Joe’s Autos 42
25 34 David Ragan Ford Taco Bell 35
26 36 Reed Sorenson Chevy Theme Park Connection 34
27 38 David Gilliland Ford Love’s Travel Stops 31
28 40 Landon Cassill (i) Chevy Snap Fitness 33
29 41 Kurt Busch Chevy Haas Automation 26
30 42 Kyle Larson # Chevy Target 11
31 43 Aric Almirola Ford Echrich 22
32 44 J.J. Yeley (i) Chevy All City Leasing 43
33 47 AJ Allmendinger Chevy Scott Products 23
34 48 Jimmie Johnson Chevy Lowe’s 2
35 51 Justin Allgaier # Chevy Brandt 29
36 55 Brian Vickers Toyota Aaron’s Dream Machine 20
37 66 Joe Nemechek(i) Toyota Land Castle Title 39
38 78 Martin Truex Jr. Chevy World Vision 25
39 83 Ryan Truex # Toyota Burger King 41
40 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr Chevy National Guard 3
41 98 Josh Wise Chevy Phil Parsons Racing 38
42 99 Carl Edwards Ford UPS 6

 

# Sunoco Rookie of the Year candidate, (i) – driver not running for 2014 Sprint Cup Series Championship Drivers Points