Racing Recap

Dillon strikes again at Sparta

He beats second-place
Hornish by only one second.

From 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.

Austin Dillon

Kentucky Speedway photo

Austin Dillon celebrates his
second Nationwide Series
victory this season at the
Kentucky Speedway.

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 wasn’t 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. 
“It’s all about drive and how bad you want it, and we really want this championship right now. I think it’s a three-man race between myself, Stenhouse Jr. and Elliott. It’s 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 XM 90. 
Brad Keselowski earned his second career Kentucky Speedway victory and first “Quaker State 400” title this season on June 30.
Joe Gibbs Racing’s 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 series.
Kentucky Speedway 2013 season tickets and season campsites can be purchased by visiting www.KentuckySpeedway.com or call (859) 578-2300.

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