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Michael Annett’s Confidence Continues to Rise in 2019

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Coming into 2019, Michael Annett needed something to go right, as his 2018 was horrendous. Fast forward halfway through the season, it could be argued the Iowa native is the most improved driver in NASCAR, which includes a victory at Daytona. Annett’s success continued on Friday evening (July 12) at Kentucky Speedway. The No. 1 …

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Austin Cindric Wins Xfinity Pole at Kentucky

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Despite having his crew chief Brian Wilson ejected out of Kentucky Speedway for body modifications on Thursday (July 12), Austin Cindric rebounded to win the pole for Friday’s Alsco 300. Cindric laid down a lap of 180.030 mph, .060 seconds ahead of defending race winner Christopher Bell (179.623 mph). The pole is the fourth of …

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Kurt Busch, Brad Keselowski Top Cup Practices at Kentucky

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Kurt Busch and three-time Kentucky winner Brad Keselowski topped the two Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series practice sessions on Friday (July 12), ahead of Saturday’s Quaker State 400 presented by Walmart at Kentucky Speedway. Practice One It wasn’t until the final minute of the session when Busch turned his quickest lap in the practice at …

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Ryan Truex Adds New Hampshire to Xfinity Schedule for JR Motorsports

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Earlier this week, JR Motorsports added Kentucky Speedway to Ryan Truex‘s Xfinity Series schedule. Now, he’ll race next weekend at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in the No. 8 Chevrolet. Truex, 27, has one Xfinity start in 2019, finishing second at ISM Raceway in early March. However, he’s looking forward to racing at NHMS, a place …

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Dylan Lupton Scores Career-Best NASCAR Finish at Kentucky

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The past few years of Dylan Lupton‘s racing career haven’t gone at planned. But with back-to-back top-10 finishes in his first two starts with DGR-Crosley Racing has given the 25-year-old has his confidence back. Lupton began the Buckle Up in Your Truck 225 at Kentucky Speedway in 20th position on Thursday (July 11) evening. By …

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Stewart Friesen’s Wild Day Ends with Runner-Up Finish

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Stewart Friesen had himself a day on Thursday (July 11) at Kentucky Speedway. But when the checkered flag flew, the Canada native picked up yet another runner-up finish. Friesen’s nightmarish day began prior to opening Gander Outdoors Truck Series practice when NASCAR confiscated the No. 52 Chevrolet because it didn’t like the way the rear …

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Jeff Green Having Surgery After Kentucky, Looking Forward to Being Crew Chief at RSS Racing

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Back in March, Jeff Green tore his rotator cuff riding a bicycle. He knew he wouldn’t be able to make it the whole 2019 season racing in the Xfinity Series for RSS Racing, but wanted the opportunity to run the July Daytona race, especially after finishing seventh in the season opener at the track. Fortunately …

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Grant Enfinger Wins Pole for Truck Race at Kentucky

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Despite having not won a race in 2019, Grant Enfinger won his second pole of the season on Thursday (July 11) at Kentucky Speedway for tonight’s Buckle Up in Your Truck 225. Enfinger turned a lap of 181,593 mph, .028 seconds ahead of Sheldon Creed (181.781 mph). The second-place effort is Creed’s best starting position …

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Chase Briscoe to Drive for ThorSport Racing at Eldora

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Last year, Chase Briscoe had some fun in the dirt, winning for ThorSport Racing at Eldora Speedway in a photo finish with teammate Grant Enfinger. The two sides announced on Thursday (July 11) at Kentucky Speedway that they’re returning to defend the trophy on August 1 in the annual Eldora Dirt Derby. Briscoe, 24, made …

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Harrison Burton, Brett Moffitt Top Truck Practices at Kentucky

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Harrison Burton and Brett Moffitt topped the two Gander Outdoors Truck Series practices at Kentucky Speedway on Thursday (July 11) in preparation for tonight’s Buckle Up in Your Truck 225. Practice One Burton laid down an early speed of 180.481 mph that couldn’t be topped. The lap time was .175 seconds ahead of the second …

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