The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup SeriesÂ Quaker State 400 will take over Kentucky Motor Speedway on July 13,Â as well as the Gander Outdoors Truck SeriesÂ and the Xfinity Series in the days leading up to the Cup race.
This will be the last 1 1/2-mile track before the MENCS playoffs, and drivers are looking to carry some momentum into their quest for the Cup. Here’s everything you need to know to keep up withÂ NASCARÂ weekend in Kentucky.
Will Busch win again?
Kyle Busch is the all-timeÂ winnerÂ at Kentucky Speedway,Â winning eight times in the Bluegrass State.Â
CanÂ Truex Jr. three-peat?
Martin Truex Jr. became the first driver to win back-to-backÂ Quaker State 400 races, and a third win in a row would make him only the second driver to ever have three straight wins in any series (Joey Logano was the first).
All three 2018 winners from last year’s Kentucky races are returning to defend their titles: Truex Jr. for the Quaker State 400, Christopher Bell for the Alsco 300 and Louisville’s Ben Rhodes for the Gander Outdoors Truck Series.
Future Champions made in Kentucky
All four Quaker State 400 champions have gone on to win a MENCS Championship. That list consists of Truex Jr., Busch, Brad Keselowski and Matt Kenseth.
NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series “Buckle Up in Your Truck 225”: 7:30 p.m. July 11
NASCAR Xfinity Series Alsco 300: 7:30 p.m. July 12
Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Quaker State 400: 7:30 p.m. July 12
Buckle Up in Your Truck 225
Adult tickets start atÂ $39, and kids 12 andÂ under are free.
Adult tickets start at $49, and kids 12 andÂ under are free.Â
Quaker State 400
Adult tickets start atÂ $6,9 and kids 12 andÂ under are $10
(Limit of two kids per adult ticket for each race.)
TheÂ Buckle Up in Your Truck 225 will be aired live on FS1 and the FOX Sports Go app. The Alsco 300 and Quaker State 400 are on NBCSN and can be streamed on the NBC Sports app.Â
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