Race Weekend Central

Up To Speed: Brad Keselowski Proves It’s Sometimes Better To Be Lucky Than Good

Brad Keselowski did not lead the most laps and did not have the fastest car … but he was still the one sitting in Victory Lane at Saturday night’s end at Kentucky Speedway. A call by crew chief Paul Wolfe to try and stretch the fuel mileage wound up paying off as Keselowski coasted to the …

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Too Many Pieces in the Puzzle Make Kentucky Difficult to Learn From

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A few years ago, I received a special puzzle that when put together formed a picture from my favorite Christmas movie – A Christmas Story – as part of a family holiday party. Excited and looking for a way to relax, I started putting the puzzle together on Christmas day only to discover that, much to my chagrin, there …

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The Big Six: Questions Answered After the 2016 Quaker State 400

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Who…gets my shoutout of the race? Are you among those who think that Tony Stewart’s win at Sonoma was a little too convenient?  Well, maybe not so fast.  Stewart showed top-5 prowess again this week, moving steadily up through the field all night to finish fifth.  Stewart showed patience and good strategy en route to …

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Brad Keselowski Beats Carl Edwards for Fuel-Mileage Kentucky Victory

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Who would’ve thought Saturday night’s Quaker State 400 from Kentucky Speedway would end on fuel mileage? The newly reconfigured speedway brought havoc on many drivers in the early stages of the race. However, it ended with Brad Keselowski coasting to the checkered flag ahead of Carl Edwards following a 68-lap green-flag run. The victory for Keselowski is …

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Brad Keselowski: “Daniel Hemric Capable of Being Elite Sprint Cup Driver”

For a team owner, nothing can match the excitement of having a talented driver who can’t escape the desire to win. For Brad Keselowski, his two-truck team in the Camping World Truck Series features two-time winner Tyler Reddick and Daniel Hemric, who is moving toward a first victory in the series. In fact, Friday night’s Buckle …

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Daily NASCAR Fantasy: Drafting Your Kentucky Lineup (Quaker State 400)

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The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series returns to Kentucky Speedway Saturday, July 9th for the Quaker State 400. The speedway underwent an extensive face lift following the 2015 race last July, which includes a newly paved surface, steeper corners and added SAFER barrier. Kentucky Speedway was added to the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series schedule back in …

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Double Take: New Kentucky Surface Could Lead to Troubles for Past Winners

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NASCAR is heading to a brand-new track this weekend: Kentucky Speedway. OK, it’s not new in the sense that teams have never been to the facility before, but in the fact that the track itself has undergone a huge renovation in the past year. Gone is the old asphalt, bumpy and rough and tough to …

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Brad Keselowski Analyzes Truck Team, Caution Clock

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Shortly before the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series geared up for the Buckle Up in Your Truck 225, Brad Keselowski took some time in the media center to address his winless Brad Keselowski Racing team’s season. A basic summary: There’s room for improvement, but the team’s doing just fine. “I think we have two drivers over there that …

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Who’s Hot & Who’s Not: Kentucky Edition

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The restrictor plate race at Daytona brought us the usual action. That mainly included a big wreck involving something like 206 cars (well actually 22, but you get the point), and the always tense finish with of course, a car sliding over the finish line, because you know that happens all the time. HOT The …

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NASCAR Mailbox: Daytona Chaos Has Fans Asking the Tough Questions

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With the second half of the NASCAR season upon us, there are many questions that have been put behind. The annual 4th of July weekend at Daytona International Speedway assures fans that the season is full swing, usually creating a hectic race. The race lived up to expectations, leaving fans wondering about the package due to …

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