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  • • Kentucky Speedway says it's off NASCAR's schedule
    SPARTA, Ky. (AP) -- Kentucky Speedway has lost its spot on NASCAR's schedule, the racetrack said Tuesday night ahead of NASCAR's announcement of venues and dates for next year....2020
  • • NASCAR at long last adds schedule variety with 2021 changes
    NASCAR promised radical changes to the 2021 schedule and delivered Wednesday with six road courses, the first dirt race for the Cup Series since 1970 and new stops in Nashville, Tennessee, and Austin, Texas. Dropped from the lineup were Kentucky Speedway and Chicagoland Speedway, two ''cookie-cutter'' intermediate tracks that were part of a staid schedule that lacked variation or originality. Mi...2020
  • • Chicagoland, Kentucky Removed from Cup Schedule
    On the eve of the reported 2021 NASCAR Cup Series schedule’s release, NASCAR confirmed that both Chicagoland Speedway and Kentucky Speedway will lose their dates. A report from The Athletic on Tuesday (Sept. 29) solidified the removal ahead of the full schedule’s unveiling on Sept. 30. According to the report, the changes come as a … The post Chicagoland, Kentucky Removed from Cu...2020
  • • Matt DiBenedetto Limps Into Playoffs, Makes Postseason for 1st Time in Career
    With 10 races remaining in the 2020 NASCAR Cup Series regular season, there was almost no chance Matt DiBenedetto, ranked 12th in points, could miss the playoffs. But entering Saturday night’s regular-season finale, it was a real possibility. With consecutive victories by Cole Custer and Austin Dillon in mid-July at Kentucky Speedway and Texas Motor … The post Matt DiBenedetto Limps In...2020
  • • NASCAR: Things are getting tight at the playoff bubble
    Only the month of August remains before the 2020 NASCAR Cup Series playoffs. With seven races remaining, things are getting tight at the bubble. Following two consecutive upset victories by Stewart-Haas Racing rookie Cole Custer and Richard Childress Racing’s Austin Dillon at Kentucky Speedway and Texas Motor Speedway, respectively, things stabilized somewhat at Kansas Speedway, […] NA...2020
  • • Xfinity team owners’ appeal of COVID-19 protocol penalty denied
    Anthony Clements' $10,000 fine for violating NASCAR's COVID-19 protocols at Kentucky Speedway was upheld by an appeals panel Wednesday....2020
  • • Pressure continues to mount for the likes of Bowyer, Jones and Byron
    Two consecutive weeks have produced two unexpected winners on the NASCAR Cup Series. Cole Custer’s four-wide pass as the cars were taking the white flag at the Kentucky Speedway and Austin Dillon’s pit strategy combined with perfect restarts in the late stages of the race at Texas Motor Speedway earned checkered flags for those drivers. But at the same time, wins by drivers who were by...2020
  • • NASCAR 101: Analyzing NASCAR’s First-Time Winner Count in 2020 So Far
    Last weekend was quite the weekend for first-timers, as the four NASCAR races at Kentucky Speedway saw two first-time winners in their respective series, while another driver won his first oval race in the sport (followed promptly by his second). It started Thursday night, when Austin Cindric, after wins on road courses in the Xfinity … The post NASCAR 101: Analyzing NASCAR’s First-Tim...2020
  • • Truckin’ Thursdays: Four Drivers Poised to Win this Season
    Sheldon Creed‘s victory in the rain-shortened Buckle Up in Your Truck 225 at Kentucky Speedway was his first win in the NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series. He joined Brandon Jones, who won at Pocono Raceway, as the two first-time winners this Truck Series season. After seven races in 2020, Creed and Grant Enfinger … The post Truckin’ Thursdays: Four Drivers Poised to Wi...2020
  • • Power Rankings: 4-Wide for the Win Edition
    The folks at NASCAR got very lucky this weekend with an epic finish that was great enough to get the fans to forget that the first 390 miles were a snoozefest of clean air being king after restarts at Kentucky Speedway. The late, great Dan Gurney used to preach about the best racing coming with … The post Power Rankings: 4-Wide for the Win Edition appeared first on Frontstretch....2020

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Kentucky Speedway injury and suspension

  • • Tommy Joe Martins’ Crew Chief Suspended for Shady Rays 200
    NASCAR Xfinity Series driver Tommy Joe Martins will be without regular crew chief Daniel Johnson this Thursday, June 9, at Kentucky Speedway. Johnson was suspended on Tuesday (July 7) in reaction to the rear axle coming off of Martins’ No. 44 Chevrolet at last weekend’s race on the road course at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. No … The post Tommy Joe Martins’ Crew Chief Suspe...2020
  • • Xfinity Series crew chief Daniel Johnson suspended by NASCAR
    Daniel Johnson, the crew chief on Martins’ No. 44 Chevrolet, has been suspended from Thursday night’s Xfinity race at Kentucky Speedway for a safety violation.Around Lap 52 of 62 in Saturday’s inaugural series race on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course, the rear axle from Martins’ car dropped on the track and ended up leaving a trail of fluid that required extensive ...Keep reading...2020
  • • NASCAR issues suspension, fine in post-Indianapolis penalty report
    NASCAR officials issued a suspension and a fine to a pair of Xfinity Series teams following last weekend's race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. RELATED: Race results No. 44 Martins Motorsports crew chief Daniel Johnson has been suspended for the next NASCAR Xfinity Series points event, Thursday's Shady Rays 200 at Kentucky Speedway (8 p.m. ET, […]...2020
  • • Spencer Gallagher returns to NASCAR at Kentucky Speedway
    The suspension of Xfinity Series driver Spencer Gallagher is over. The 28-year-old will return to drive the No. 23 car of GMS Racing. The son of Allegiant Air CEO Maurice J. Gallagher, Spencer Gallagher was suspended just days after claiming his first Xfinity Series win in the Sparks Energy 300 at Talladega on April 28. […]...2018
  • • Big Penalty for Larson
    Kyle Larson’s second-place finish in the Quaker State 400 at Kentucky Speedway was ruled encumbered by NASCAR and includes a point penalty and his crew chief being suspended....2017
  • • ARCA driver swayed by Dale Jr. in opening up about possible concussion
    ARCA Racing Series driver Sarah Cornett-Ching was involved in a scary incident on Lap 23 of the Crosley 150 at Kentucky Speedway in Sparta, Kentucky, on Friday.Unfortunately for the 25-year-old Canadian, her impact with the inside wall has left her with concussion-like symptoms that will sideline her for the ARCA finale at Kansas Speedway on Oct. 14.Although her safety equipment and the SAFER barr...2016
  • • Results for first XFINITY Series Chase race at Kentucky Speedway
    Elliott Sadler won the first race in the inaugural XFINITY Series Chase on Saturday night at Kentucky Speedway.Daniel Suarez finished second, with Ryan Blaney, Sam Hornish Jr. and Matt Tifft, who only recently returned to the track after underoing brain surgery, rounding out the top five.Check out the complete results for Saturday night's VisitMyrtleBeach.com 300 by clicking here....2016
  • • Camping World Truck Series crew chief suspended after Kentucky
    One NASCAR Camping World Truck Series crew chief will be sitting out Eldora Speedway after a violation Kentucky Speedway....2016

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Kentucky Speedway trade, contract, salary rumors

  • • Uncertainty Ahead for Matt Kenseth
    By David Morgan, NASCAR Editor Still without a win halfway through the 2017 season, Matt Kenseth now has other things to worry about as the second half of the year plays out, like where he might be driving next season and beyond. During a Friday morning media session at Kentucky Speedway, Kenseth was asked about his plans for 2018 as his contract with Joe Gibbs Racing expires at season’s end and t...2017
  • • Ricky Craven Says Danica Patrick’s Window Of Relevance Is Closing
    Despite never having won Monster Energy NASCAR Cup race, Danica Patrick arguably is the most-popular driver in the field. Former NASCAR driver Ricky Craven, however, doesn’t think that will remain the case for long. Speaking during a press conference for Kentucky Speedway, Craven said he’s “a big fan” of Patrick, but as she nears her 35th birthday, her window of relevance won’t remain open much lo...2017
  • • Elliott Sadler's friends, competitors offer hearty congratulations on Twitter
    It is said that the NASCAR XFINITY Series is where names are made, but one of the most popular drivers in the sport is one of its most veteran: Elliott Sadler, 41, brought down the house when he won the first-ever XFINITY Chase race at Kentucky Speedway Saturday night.It was a hugely emotional win for Sadler, as his mother, Bell, had been in the hospital all week but convinced doctors to let her o...2016

Kentucky Speedway stats

  • • Kentucky 101: TV times, key statistics, revised procedures and more
    A Bluegrass State visit is on tap this weekend at Kentucky Speedway as the 1.5-mile track hosts a modest milestone -- its 10th NASCAR Cup Series race. Sunday's Quaker State 400 presented by Walmart (2:30 p.m. ET, FS1, PRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio) will cap a busy four-day stretch of racing with all three NASCAR national […]...2020
  • • Statistical Advance: Analyzing the Quaker State 400 at Kentucky Speedway
    Here are some statistics to keep in mind as the drivers in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series head to Kentucky Speedway for the Quaker State 400. The NASCAR Cup Series is headed to Kentucky Speedway for another trip to 1.5-mile intermediate speedway. Here is a look at some statistics, courtesy of NASCAR.com, to keep an eye on this weekend. Starts 81 drivers have competed in at least one Monst...2018
  • • Kentucky Fantasy Racing Preview
    Detailed driver notes and statistics to help set your fantasy racing lineup for Saturday night's Quaker State 400 at Kentucky Speedway....2017
  • • Elliott Sadler scores the win in NXS Chase race at Kentucky
    Elliott Sadler won the opening race in the inaugural XFINITY Series Chase on Saturday night at Kentucky Speedway, taking advantage when fellow Chase contenders Erik Jones and Ty Dillon wrecked with 13 laps to go.For Sadler, it led to his third -- and most important -- win of the season. The victory ensures his advancement into the second round of the XFINITY Chase.Earlier, Jones and Dillon had the...2016
  • • Elliott Sadler scores the win in NXS Chase race at Kentucky
    When fellow Chase competitors Erik Jones and Ty Dillon wreck late in Satrurday's XFINITY Series race at Kentucky Speedway, Elliott Sadler is there to take advantage....2016

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  • • JP Motorsports to Debut with Stephen Leicht at Daytona
    By Seth Eggert, Staff Writer For the first time in nearly a decade, Stephen Leicht will compete full-time in the NASCAR Xfinity Series. Leicht will compete for the newly-formed JP Motorsports in the No. 55 Toyota Camry. The team will utilize Toyota Camrys purchased from TriStar Motorsports. Leicht last competed full-time in 2007 for Robert Yates Racing. During that stint, he earned one victory at ...2018
  • • Brian Scott to Drive the No. 3 Daniel Defense Chevrolet for Richard Childress Racing
    WELCOME, N.C. (July 3, 2017) – Brian Scott will return to Richard Childress Racing (RCR) to pilot the No. 3 Daniel Defense Chevrolet for two races in the NASCAR XFINITY Series (NXS) this season. After announcing his NASCAR retirement at the end of 2016 to move home to Idaho with his family, Scott will make a brief return to the sport with his former team to pilot the No. 3 Chevrolet Camaro for the...2017
  • • Elliott Sadler wins first-ever NASCAR XFINITY Series Chase race at Kentucky Speedway
    By Chris Knight NASCAR Wire Service SPARTA, KY – A huge push from Daniel Suárez on a restart with four laps to go in Saturday night’s eventful VisitMyrtleBeach.com 300 sent Elliott Sadler ahead of Ryan Blaney to win the opening race of the NASCAR XFINITY Series Chase at Kentucky Speedway. Sadler’s third win of the season and 13th of his XFINITY Series career was about more than just stamping his w...2016
  • • NXS: Elliott Sadler Wins First-Ever NASCAR XFINITY Series Chase Race at Kentucky Speedway
    (NASCAR Wire Service – Chris Knight) SPARTA, KY – A huge push from Daniel Suárez on a restart with four laps to go in Saturday night’s eventful VisitMyrtleBeach.com 300 sent Elliott Sadler ahead of Ryan Blaney to win the opening race of the NASCAR XFINITY Series Chase at Kentucky Speedway. Sadler’s third win of the season and 13th of his XFINITY Series career was about more than just stamping his...2016
  • • Elliott Sadler's friends, competitors offer hearty congratulations on Twitter
    2016
  • • NXS: Ryan Sieg Excited to Compete in Chase for Family Team
    JOLIET, Ill. – Ryan Sieg earned a hard fought 12th-place finish in Saturday afternoon’s NASCAR XFINITY Series race at Chicagoland Speedway to clinch a spot in the inaugural Chase. With the reseeded points standings, Sieg is in the ninth position in the championship standings heading to the opening race of the playoffs next weekend at Kentucky Speedway. “It was a great run and we got better and bet...2016
  • • From Dale Earnhardt Jr. to Danica Patrick, here's to a day off from racing
    You know what a Saturday night NASCAR Sprint Cup Series means, don't you?It means the Sprint Cup drivers get a rare Sunday to do as they please. As you can tell by some of the postings on social media that showed up in their various timelines, that translates into many different pursuits.For instance, it looks like Dale Earnhardt Jr. had a heck of a pool party, although at one point the local fire...2016
  • • From Dale Earnhardt Jr. to Danica Patrick, here's to a day off from racing
    You know what a Saturday night NASCAR Sprint Cup Series means, don't you?It means the Sprint Cup drivers get a rare Sunday to do as they please. As you can tell by some of the postings on social media that showed up in their various timelines, that translates into many different pursuits.For instance, it looks like Dale Earnhardt Jr. had a heck of a pool party, although at one point the local fire...2016

Top Kentucky Speedway news

  • • Which Sprint Cup driver will finish the season with the most wins?
    Fans can answer questions using Connect Live on FS1's "NASCAR RaceDay" prior to Saturday night's Sprint Cup Series race at Kentucky Speedway....2016
  • • Pickup truck catches fire during NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Kentucky
    This pickup truck fire at Kentucky Speedway also damaged an adjacent truck and car in the process....2016
  • • Tony Stewart uses fuel mileage to score top-five finish at Kentucky
    Tony Stewart used fuel mileage to score a top-five finish in his final race at Kentucky Speedway, but he wasn't the biggest fan of the tire Goodyear chose to bring....2016
  • • Dale Earnhardt Jr.: Racing on repaved Kentucky Speedway was 'not fun'
    Dale Earnhardt Jr. questions the combination of tire and downforce package used on repaved Kentucky Speedway....2016
  • • Martin Truex Jr.'s run fueled by NASCAR's call: 'I was mad'
    "I feel like I did the same thing guys do every week." -- Martin Truex Jr.'s reaction after a pit-road penalty in Saturday night's Quaker State 400 at Kentucky Speedway....2016
  • • What we learned after Kentucky: Gas cans and hot grills don't go together
    So much of this was all about gas, and not the kind that's often passed after a hearty meal. Brad Keselowski outlasted his fellow NASCAR Sprint Cup Series competitors when even he thought he was toast. Others didn't fare nearly as well at Kentucky Speedway, with wrecks in abundance over three days of racing on the newly reconfigured and repaved 1.5-mile track -- and one unfortunate fan losing his ...2016
  • • What we learned after Kentucky: Gas cans and hot grills don't go together
    Here are six things we learned after a wild weekend on and off the race track at Kentucky Speedway....2016
  • • AJ Allmendinger hurts thumb, Chase chances after wrecks at Kentucky
    It was an all-around bad night for AJ Allmendinger at Kentucky Speedway....2016
  • • Best photos from the Quaker State 400 at Kentucky Speedway
    Check out some of the best photos from Saturday night's Quaker State 400 at Kentucky Speedway....2016
  • • Crash-filled Kentucky race shakes up run to the Chase
    There are still five Chase spots up for grabs with eight races remaining after an eventful race at Kentucky Speedway....2016

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  • • Kentucky Speedway says it's off NASCAR's schedule
    2020
  • • NASCAR at long last adds schedule variety with 2021 changes
    2020
  • • Chicagoland, Kentucky Removed from Cup Schedule
    2020
  • • Matt DiBenedetto Limps Into Playoffs, Makes Postseason for 1st Time in Career
    2020
  • • NASCAR: Things are getting tight at the playoff bubble
    2020
  • • Frontstretch Podcast: Lackluster Racing in Kentucky, Michael McDowell Chats Career Year
    Subscribe: iTunes In this week’s edition of the Frontstretch Podcast, Dustin Albino and Mike Neff discuss the lackluster racing at Kentucky Speedway across the top three national touring series, though the Cup race had an incredible finish.  Cole Custer clinched a playoff spot by making a four-wide pass on Martin Truex Jr., Kevin Harvick and Ryan Blaney on the final … The post Frontstretch P...2020
  • • NASCAR sees rare rookie trend for first time in 14 years
    For the first time since the 2006 NASCAR Cup Series season finale, three rookies finished in the top 10 in a race, led by winner Cole Custer at Kentucky Speedway. Stewart-Haas Racing rookie Cole Custer surprised himself when he won Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Series race at Kentucky Speedway after starting in 29th place and going […] NASCAR sees rare rookie trend for first time in 14 years - B...2020
  • • NASCAR: Cole Custer’s win gives playoff picture a huge shake-up
    Cole Custer’s maiden NASCAR Cup Series victory at Kentucky Speedway shook up the playoff picture, as he was only in 25th place in the championship standings and well out of the mix. Stewart-Haas Racing rookie Cole Custer entered last Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Series race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway with a top finish of ninth place […] NASCAR: Cole Custer’s win gives playoff pi...2020
  • • Kevin Harvick: Final two-lap restart "got wild" at Kentucky
    Harvick truly had an up-and-down day at Kentucky Speedway, one of two race courses on the current NASCAR Cup Series schedule on which he’s never won.Midway through Sunday’s race, Harvick fell as low as 24th in the field as his No. 4 Ford developed serious handling issues.Harvick found his way back into contention late in the third stage by remaining on the track as long as possible ...Keep reading...2020
  • • NASCAR lineup at Kentucky: Starting order, pole for Sunday's race without qualifying
    The starting lineup and pole for Sunday's NASCAR race at Kentucky Speedway were set by a random draw. Here are the results....2020

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