NASCAR is in Kentucky this week


No NASCAR will not  be running at Church Hill Downs this week however they will be in Kentucky. Kentucky Speedway is a 1.5-mile tri-oval speedway in Sparta, Kentucky, which has hosted ARCA, NASCAR and Indy Racing League racing annually since it opened in 2000

The NASCAR Sprint Cup and Nationwide circuits head to the Bluegrass State this weekend for the lone event at Kentucky Speedway in 2014. The 17th of 34 races during the NSCS season is the Quaker State 400, which will get going at approximately 7:45 p.m. ET on Saturday.

Matt Kenseth, won the race last year, but thus far in 2014 has not won since the first Budweiser Duel race at Daytona. However, he enters the weekend in fourth place in the NSCS standings by virtue of 10 top-10 finishes. Carl Edwards took his second checkered flag of the season last week and sits in sixth in the standings. Edwards has never won at Kentucky, in its fourth year of hosting an NSCS event. Kyle Busch and Brad Keselowski won the first two versions of the Quaker State 400.

Jimmie Johnson and Dale Earnhardt Jr. remain drivers that can’t be over looked and that goes for about 10 other guys. This should be a wide open race and a real good one for the fans to watch.

Broadcast information: The Nationwide race will air at 7 pm tonight on ESPN while TNT will carry the Saturday night primetime Sprint Cup race also starting at 7 pm ET.

Radio is MRN and Sirius XM   

Nationwide Series

Friday, June 27

9 a.m. to 10:20 a.m.: Final practice

3:40 p.m.: Qualifying

5:15 p.m.: Driver and crew chief meeting

7 p.m.: Driver introductions

7:30 p.m.: John R. Elliott HERO Campaign 300


Sprint Cup Series

Saturday, June 28

5:30 p.m.: Driver and crew chief meeting

6:55 p.m.: Driver introductions

7:30 p.m.: Quaker State 400