Denny Hamlin announced prior to Saturday Night’s Quaker State 400 at Kentucky that he has signed a multi-year agreement to race at Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR). This takes Hamlin off the free-agent block for the 2013 season. Hamlin first announced it via twitter. Below is Hamlin’s tweet.
@dennyhamlin- “IT’S OFFICIAL. I’ve signed an extension with @JoeGibbsRacing. Happy to know where my future is. Excited for tonight and beyond with my team.” Continue reading →
A long weekend for Keselowski ended in triumph. Keselowski dominated the second-half of the race and took the checkers at Kentucky Speedway Saturday Night. Keselowski had a bunch of issues throughout the weekend like a backup car and a broken steering wheel but the Miller Lite team did not give up, they persevered and hard work paid off. Overall, the race wasn’t too exciting but it did include some action.
The passing stared early when Kyle Busch passed pole-sitter Jimmie Johnson on the first lap for the lead. Tony Stewart started experiencing ignition issues in lap 26. He would be in and out of the garage for most of the night, he ended up finishing 32nd. Brad Keselowski took the lead for the first time on lap 35 when he got around Kyle Busch. The first caution of the night came out on lap 42 when debris was spotted in turns one and two. Kyle Bush would win the race off it road and re-gain the lead. Continue reading →
Starting Lineup for the Quaker State 400 at Kentucky
- Jimmie Johnson (#48 Lowe’s Dover White Chevy)
- Kyle Busch (#18 M&M’s Red, White & Blue Toyota)
- Denny Hamlin (#11 FedEx Express Toyota)
- Kevin Harvick (#29 Budweiser Folds of Honor Chevy)
- Ryan Newman (#39 Tornadoes Chevy)
- Clint Bowyer (#15 5-Hour Energy Chevy)
- Dale Earnhardt Jr (#88 Diet Mountain Dew / National Guard Chevy)
- Brad Keselowski (#2 Miller Lite Dodge)
- Jeff Gordon (#24 Drive to End Hunger Chevy)
- Martin Truex Jr (#56 NAPA Auto Parts Toyota) Continue reading →
Krishtian Buescher has always been around racing. She would spend time at her parent’s dirt track when she was young. She married Camping World Truck Series Driver James Buescher in this past last off-season and she spends almost every weekend at the track. Krishtian’s husband James Buescher was very close to winning last year’s Truck Series championship, since then he has won three races. He won the Nationwide Series race at Daytona in February and then he went on to win two truck races, April in Kansas and last Friday night at Kentucky. Krishtian has been by his side for every one of his wins. Almost every truck race on SPEED you can see the cameras showing Krishtian’s smiling face.
Recently I was able to interview Krishtian and below are the questions I asked her and her responses.
Question 1: How did you and James meet?
“James and I both used to drive legends cars, so we met racing against each other at ‘lil TMS (Texas Motor Speedway).” Continue reading →
Young Austin Dillon brought home the win Friday Night at Kentucky Speedway after dominating the race and leading 192 out of 200 laps. After winning the Camping World Truck Series Championship last year, Dillon moved up to the Nationwide Series for this year and this is his first win. Dillon has been consistent all season long but now his hard work has paid off with a win.
The race was pretty calm overall. The first caution of the night came out on lap 25 when the No.24 of Jamie Mosley spun coming off turn four. A record-breaking green-flag run now started. On lap 82, the first cycle of green-flag pit stops began. Austin Dillon cycled through as the leader. On lap 107, Dillon lead followed by Kevin Harvick, Kurt Busch, Sam Hornish Jr and Michael Annett. Continue reading →
Starting lineup for the Feed the Children 300 at Kentucky
- Austin Dillon (#3)
- Kevin Harvick (#33)
- Brad Keselowski (#22)
- Sam Hornish Jr (#12)
- Ricky Stenhouse Jr (#6)
- Denny Hamlin (#18)
- Justin Allgaier (#31)
- Kurt Busch (#54)
- Michael Annett (#43)
- Cole Whitt (#88) Continue reading →
James Buescher dominated the truck race last night at Kentucky Speedway and as a result, he pulled into victory lane for the second time this season. Buescher started third and made his way up to the front quickly. For his team owner, Steve Turner, this was the second straight week one of his drivers has pulled into the victory lane. Last week in the Nationwide Series at Road America, Nelson Piquet Jr won his first Nationwide race.
The first caution didn’t take long to come out, on lap 16 Jon Wes Townley spun going into turn three and backed his truck hard into the outside wall. A lot of damage to the truck caused him to retire early, he finished 32nd. On lap 22, Todd Bodine got loose in the middle of turn three and spun out right in the middle of the field, amazingly no one hit him and the caution came out. On the following restart, James Buescher was on the bottom of a three-wide battle with Matt Crafton and Justin Lofton and Buescher came out of turn two with the lead. Continue reading →
Starting Lineup for UNOH 225 at Kentucky Speedway
- Matt Crafton (#88)
- Nelson Piquet Jr (#30)
- James Buescher (#31)
- Ty Dillon (#3)
- Miguel Paludo (#32)
- Johnny Sauter (#13)
- Timothy Peters (#17)
- Parker Kligerman (#29)
- Cale Gale (#33)
- Justin Lofton (#6) Continue reading →
Kentucky Speedway has had a makeover since its inaugural Sprint Cup race a year ago. The makeover doesn’t have anything to do with the racing surface. It’s designed to help fans get to the racetrack. Traffic jams of 20 miles or more forced thousands of fans to miss the historic event last year, and track officials now hope those fans give them a second chance. They promise they won’t make the same mistakes again, as they have added 173 acres of new parking lots, a new pedestrian tunnel, wider roads leading into the track and a new traffic and parking plan for the Quaker State 400 on Saturday night.
“We made a lot of promises (of improvements) and we’re going to prove we have fulfilled all those promises,” said track owner Bruton Smith, chairman of Speedway Motorsports Inc., which owns the 1.5-mile track. While making changes, the track used a computer simulation program that track officials say concluded that the new traffic plan will work. Continue reading →
Thursday June 28th, 2012
10:30 AM EST Truck Series Practice (Not televised)
12:00 PM EST Truck Series Practice (Not televised)
5:00 PM EST Truck Series Qualifying on SPEED
6:30 PM EST Nationwide Series Practice (Not televised)
7:30 PM EST Truck Series Race on SPEED Continue reading →