Autos, Events - posted on July 12, 2017 by

The Monster Energy NASCAR Series Invade The Kentucky Speedway For The Quaker State 400

As a young man, I grew up around cars and racing. When you’re poor, you have to learn a few ways to turn a wrench, if for no other reason than survival. Having family and neighbors that raced on the dirt tracks of Eastern Kentucky certainly made me pay attention to the NASCAR series or as it was more often referred to then, the Winston Cup. I guess I’m showing my age here, but the point is simple, racing is in my blood, so it only made sense to cover the race held right here in our great Commonwealth.

After a Friday night rain-out of the Xfinity Series, Saturday became a double-header for race fans. The Xfinity race was at 12pm and the NASCAR series race was a 7:30 start.

I arrived at the track around 3:30 pm. After finding my way to the credentials office and back to the tunnel that leads to the infield. That’s when the reality began to sit in. This is a sport that I grew up on. One that I have watched with multiple generations of my family. A sport filled with Legends. I’m not gonna lie, I got a little nervous. (more…)

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Autos, Events, Sports - posted on July 8, 2017 by

Kyle Busch Takes The Pole For The Quaker State 400 At Kentucky Speedway

Congratulations to Kyle Busch and Joe Gibbs Racing who piloted the number 18 Toyota Camry to the pole at the Kentucky Speedway. We will have full coverage of the Monster Energy NASCAR race from the Kentucky Speedway. Stay tuned for some great photos and a recap of our experience. For now, here’s the starting order of the Quaker State 400. *() Denotes current standing in the points race.

1. 18 – Kyle Busch – Toyota (3)
2. 78 – Martin Truex, Jr. – Toyota (2)
3. 20 – Matt Kenseth – Toyota (11)
4. 1 – Jamie McMurray – Chevy (8)
5. 11 – Denny Hamlin – Toyota (9)
6. 21 – Ryan Blaney – Ford (13)
7. 4 – Kevin Harvick – Ford (4)
8. 48 – Jimmie Johnson – Chevy (7)
9. 19 – Daniel Suarez – Toyota (18)
10. 2 – Brad Keselowski – Ford (5)
11. 22 – Joey Logano – Ford (12)
12. 24 – Chase Elliot – Chevy (6)
13. 88 – Dale Earnhardt, Jr. – Chevy (22)
14. 77 – Erik Jones – Toyota (17)
15. 41 – Kurt Busch – Ford (14)
16. 14 – Clint Bowyer – Ford (10)
17. 43 – Darrell Wallace, Jr. – Ford (48)
18. 17 – Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. – Ford (16)
19. 6 – Trevor Bayne – Ford (19)
20. 10 – Danica Patrick – Ford (29)
21. 95 – Michael McDowell – Chevy (25)
22. 37 – Chris Buescher – Chevy (26)
23. 5 – Kasey Kahne – Chevy (20)
24. 27 – Paul Menard – Chevy (24)
25. 3 – Austin Dillon – Chevy (21)
26. 38 – David Ragan – Ford (28)
27. 13 – Ty Dillon – Chevy (23)
28. 47 – AJ Allmendinger – Chevy (27)
29. 31 – Ryan Newman – Chevy (15)
30. 32 – Matt DiBenedetto – Ford (31)
31. 83 – Ryan Sieg – Toyota (54)
33. 72 – Cole Whitt – Chevy (32)
34. 15 – Reed Sorenson – Chevy (36)
35. 23 – Joey Gase – Toyota (51)
36. 34 – Landon Cassill – Ford (33)
37. 33 – Jeffrey Earnhardt – Chevy (37)
38. 51 – BJ McLeod – Chevy (-)
39. 66 – Timmy Hill – Chevy (55)
40. 55 – Gray Gaulding – Toyota (35)
41. 42 – Kyle Larson – Chevy (1)

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