the Kentucky Speedway
SPARTA, Ky. (October 2012) Austin Dillon became the first
NASCAR Nationwide Series driver to earn a single-season, two-race
Kentucky Speedway 300-mile race sweep Sept. 22 by sailing his No.
3 Richard Childress Racing car beneath the checkered flag 1.059 seconds
ahead of Sam Hornish Jr.s No. 12 Penske Racing machine.
Dillon celebrates his
second Nationwide Series
victory this season at the
After misfiring on two previous restarts on the high line, Dillon
and Crew Chief Danny Stockman Jr. made a key decision to take the
sixth restart on the low line on Lap 167. The strategy paid off when
the No. 3 exploded past the No. 12 and went on to lead the closing
50 of 200 circuits.
Dillon, who took a June 28 Feed The Children 300 victory at the speedway
this season, takes his second NNS victory of the season along with
his 14th top-five and 21st top-10 after leading 65 laps. He is the
second series driver in track history to earn two consecutive Kentucky
Speedway 300-mile victories from the pole position and has now led
257 of the past 400 NNS laps he has raced at the speedway.
This one wasnt easy; there were a lot of good teams out
here. These guys built an awesome race car. We brought the same
car back (from the June victory) and we adjusted it. I know the track
and the car worked well. I got on and off the pits good and that got
us the lead.
Its all about drive and how bad you want it, and we really
want this championship right now. I think its a three-man race
between myself, Stenhouse Jr. and Elliott. Its going to go down
to the wire.
Buescher makes it two wins in the Truck Series
Turner Motorsports driver James Buescher became the first driver to
earn back-to-back Kentucky Speedway NASCAR Camping World victories
on Sept. 21 by leading 64 of 134 Kentucky 201 laps and guiding his
No. 31 truck beneath the checkered flag 1.292 seconds ahead of Parker
Kligerman in the No. 7 Red Horse Racing truck.
Ty Dillon took third in the Richard Childress Racing No. 3 truck,
his teammate Joey Coulter crossed the finish line third in the No.
22 machine and Brian Scott rounded out the race top five in the No.
18 Kyle Busch Motorsports ride.
Sprint Cup returns to Sparta June 29, 2013
The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Quaker State 400 will
return to the Kentucky Speedway on Saturday, June 29, 2013.
The third NSCS event in Kentucky Speedway history will be the 17th
of 36 championship races and one of six that make up the Turner Network
Television NASCAR Summer Series. The Quaker State 400
also will be broadcast on Performance Racing Network radio and Sirius
Brad Keselowski earned his second career Kentucky Speedway victory
and first Quaker State 400 title this season on June 30.
Joe Gibbs Racings Kyle Busch secured an inaugural Quaker
State 400 victory on July 9, 2011, and became the first driver
in Kentucky Speedway history to capture race victories in four different
Kentucky Speedway 2013 season tickets and season campsites can be
purchased by visiting www.KentuckySpeedway.com or call (859) 578-2300.