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Despite Weepers, Bumps, Kentucky Speedway Officials Hesitant on Repave Possibilities

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Kentucky Speedway is one of the toughest tracks on the NASCAR circuit. The track’s myriad bumps and persistent weepers during Camping World Truck, Xfinity and Sprint Cup Series action this weekend left many wondering when it would see a repave. Well, don’t hold your breath. According to Kentucky Speedway General Manager Mark Simendinger, any repave or …

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Back in the Driver’s Hands: Top Finishers Praise Kentucky Rules Package

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NASCAR’s first race with the new, low-downforce rules package was a success, at least in the eyes of Saturday’s top finishers. Race-winner Kyle Busch, Carl Edwards, Joey Logano and other drivers took the time to comment on the low-downforce rules package issued by NASCAR for the Quaker State 400 at Kentucky Speedway. The package, which …

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Pit Road Woes Thwart Valiant Effort from Brad Keselowski at Kentucky

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Brad Keselowski had a dominant car in Saturday’s Quaker State 400 at Kentucky Speedway. Keselowski, who started the 267 lap, 400-mile event in second, led from the first lap, dominating the first race’s first 32 circuits. The Rochester Hills, Michigan native seemed unstoppable, riding toward his third victory at the Sparta, Kentucky track. Then, he …

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Dale Earnhardt Jr. Fights Brake Issues, Collides With Danica Patrick in 2015 Quaker State 400 at Kentucky

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Saturday’s Quaker State 400 saw a track-record 11 cautions, two of which came from NASCAR’s most popular driver. Dale Earnhardt Jr., who won last weekend’s Coke Zero 400, struggled throughout the night’s 400-mile event at Kentucky Speedway. Suffering from a lack of brakes, the Kannapolis, North Carolina native found himself in the wall on lap …

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Kyle Busch Tames Kentucky Speedway for 2nd Win of 2015 in Quaker State 400

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Following a 17th-place showing in Monday’s Coke Zero 400 at Daytona International Speedway, Kyle Busch needed a miraculous run to keep his Chase hopes alive. On a hot Saturday night in Kentucky, the miraculous run occurred. Busch, winner of the inaugural NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Kentucky Speedway in 2011, worked his way around …

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Sophomore Star: Kyle Larson Tops Final 2015 Quaker State 400 Practice at Kentucky

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In Friday’s first practice session, Kyle Larson set the quickest time on the session in qualifying trim. In the second session, Larson managed the same feat in race trim. Larson put down a 178.412-mph lap to top Friday’s 90-minute final NASCAR Sprint Cup Series practice before Saturday’s Quaker State 400. Larson, who will start on the pole …

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Rain Cancels 2015 Quaker State 400 Qualifying Sessions at Kentucky, Larson Takes Pole

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For the second straight week, rain has plagued NASCAR, forcing them to cancel qualifying. NASCAR officials announced on Friday afternoon that planned qualifying sessions for both the Xfinity Series and Sprint Cup Series at Kentucky Speedway have been cancelled. JJ Yeley and Kyle Larson are on the poles for tonight’s Xfinity Series race and tomorrow’s Cup …

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Kyle Larson Leads Rain-Shortened 2015 Quaker State 400 Practice at Kentucky

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Nearly 48 hours after their first planned on-track time, the stars of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series finally made their way onto Kentucky Speedway to test the new low-downforce rules package. 49 minutes later, rain brought the session to an early end. Chip Ganassi Racing driver Kyle Larson laid down a 182.537-mph lap to top …

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Team Penske Drivers on New Rules Package at Kentucky: “They’re a Handful”

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After 49 minutes of practice, Team Penske teammates Brad Keselowski and Joey Logano formed their early opinions on the new, low-downforce NASCAR Sprint Cup Series rules package. Keselowski, the only two-time winner at Kentucky Speedway, and Logano, the Daytona 500 champion, offered their opinions on the car after a rain-shortened practice for Saturday’s Quaker State 500. The …

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Kyle Busch “100%” in the Car After Daytona Crash

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It’s been five months since Kyle Busch‘s vicious crash at Daytona International Speedway, but his injuries still linger. Busch, 30, was out of his car for three months while he recovered from a compound fracture of the right lower leg and a left mid-foot fracture. He returned to his Joe Gibbs Racing M&M’s No. 18 …

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Aric Almirola Discusses Rain, Rules Package at Kentucky Speedway

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With rain threatening Sprint Cup Series practice again, Aric Almirola took the time to discuss how his opinion of the new rules package and lack of practice for this weekend’s Quaker State 400 at Kentucky Speedway. Almirola, who currently sits 16th in the championship points standings, answered questions from the media while announcing new sponsorship …

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