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Wrapup: Kentucky Speedway

by Anthony Ballantoni
Updated On: October 4, 2018, 4:04 pm ET

The Kentucky Speedway hosted all three NASCAR top series races this past weekend. The Camping World Truck Series returned to action on Thursday night with the UNOH 225 at the Sparta, KY track. On Friday night, the XFINITY Series held the Kentucky 300. The Sprint Cup Series featured the Quaker State 400 on Saturday night. Latest results for the ARCA Racing Series and the NASCAR Home Tracks are also shown below.

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS)
Time Trials:
Qualifying cancelled due to rain. Kyle Larson started first in the lineup for the Quaker State 400 but will not be credited with a pole. The No. 42 Target Chevrolet SS driver got P1 in the lineup based on NASCAR's rule book (owners’ points and practice speeds). Larson never led a lap and finished the race in 35th place. He is currently 19th in the 2015 NSCS point standings.
Did Not Qualify: No. 95 Michael McDowell, No. 21 Ryan Blaney and No. 30 Travis Kvapil.
Winner: Kyle Busch won the Quaker State 400, his 31st victory in 372 NSCS races. This is the No. 18 M&M's Crispy Toyota Camry driver's second victory and third top-10 finish in 2015. It is his second victory and fifth top-10 finish in five races at Kentucky Speedway. Busch, currently 35th in points, is now 87 points out of the top 30.

Contingency Awards - (Start, Finish, Points):
Coors Light Pole Award: Not Awarded (rain)
3M Lap Leader: Kyle Busch #18, 163 Laps (9th, WINNER, 35th)
Mobil 1 Driver of the Race: Kyle Busch #18
Mahle Clevite Engine Builder: Toyota Racing Development (TRD) #18
American Ethanol Green Flag Restart Award: Carl Edwards #19 (20th, 4th, 17th)
Sherwin-Williams Fastest Lap: Carl Edwards #19
Moog Problem Solver of Race: Carl Edwards #19, Darian Grubb, .302 seconds
Duralast Brakes "Brake in the Race": Brad Keselowski #2 (2nd, 6th, 6th)
Freescale "Wide Open": Matt Kenseth #20 (16th, 5th, 9th)
Ingersoll Rand Power Move: Ryan Newman #31, 3 positions (26th, 20th, 14th)
Sunoco Rookie of the Race: Brett Moffitt #34 (38th, 32nd, 32nd)

Standings: Kevin Harvick leads the point standings by 68 points over Jimmie Johnson.

Top 16 - Chase Contenders (G/L):
1. Kevin Harvick
2. Jimmie Johnson +1
3. Joey Logano +1
4. Dale Earnhardt Jr. -2
5. Martin Truex Jr.
6. Brad Keselowski +1
7. Jamie McMurray -1
8. Kurt Busch
9. Matt Kenseth
10. Jeff Gordon
11. Denny Hamlin +1
12. Kasey Kahne -1
13. Paul Menard
14. Ryan Newman
15. Clint Bowyer
16. Aric Almirola

Next: Sunday, July 19, New Hampshire 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway (1.058-mile asphalt oval in Loudon, NH)
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NASCAR XFINITY Series (NXS)
Time Trials:
Qualifying cancelled due to rain. J.J. Yeley started first in the lineup for the Kentucky 300 but will not be credited with a pole. The No. 28 JGL Racing Toyota Camry driver got P1 in the lineup based on NASCAR's rule book (owners’ points and practice speeds). Yeley was passed on the first lap, never led any laps and finished the race in 18th place. He is currently 15th in the 2015 NXS championship standings.
Did Not Qualify: None, only 40 entries for the 40-car field.
Winner: Sprint Cup regular Brad Keselowski won the Kentucky 300, his 33rd victory in 220 NXS races. He ranks fifth on the all-time series wins list. This is the No. 22 Discount Ford Mustang driver's first victory and fourth top-10 NXS finish in 2015. This is his third victory and eighth top-10 finish in eight NXS races at Kentucky Speedway. Overall, Keselowski has five wins at Kentucky. He also has two victories in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series.

Contingency Awards - (Start, Finish, Points):
Coors Light Pole Award: Not Awarded (rain)
3M Lap Leader: Kyle Busch #54, 88 Laps (6th, 3rd, NE)
Mahle Clevite Engine Builder of the Race: Joe Gibbs Racing Engines #54
Duralast Brakes "Brake in the Race": Ty Dillon #3 (2nd, 15th, 3rd)
Mobil 1 Driver of the Race: Elliott Sadler #1 (11th, 5th, 4th)
Sunoco Rookie of the Race: Daniel Suarez #18 (10th, 4th, 8th)
  NE=Not eligible for driver points in this series.

Standings:
Chris Buescher leads the point standings by 36 points over Chase Elliott.

Top 10 (G/L):
1. Chris Buescher
2. Chase Elliott
3. Ty Dillon
4. Elliott Sadler +1
5. Regan Smith -1
6. Darrell Wallace Jr.
7. Brian Scott
8. Daniel Suarez +2
9. Brendan Gaughan
10. Ryan Reed -2

Next: Saturday, July 18, Lakes Region 200 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway (1.058-mile asphalt oval in Loudon, NH)
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NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS)
Time Trials:
Qualifying cancelled due to rain. Matt Crafton starts first in the lineup for the UNOH 225 but will not be credited with a pole. The No. 88 Ideal Door/Menards Toyota Tundra driver got P1 in the lineup based on NASCAR's rule book (owners’ points).
Did Not Qualify: None, only 31 entries for the 32 truck field.
Winner: Matt Crafton won the UNOH 225, his ninth victory in 348 NCWTS races. This is the No. 88 Ideal Door/Menards Toyota Tundra driver's fourth victory and ninth top-10 finish in 2015. It is his first victory and 12th top-10 finish in 17 races at Kentucky Speedway. The race was called five laps short of completion due to a damaged catchfence caused by an accident involving Ben Kennedy's No. 11 truck.

Contingency Awards - (Start, Finish, Points):
Keystone Light Pole Award: Not awarded (rain)
Mobil 1 Driver of the Race: Matt Crafton #88 (1st, WINNER, LEADER)
Sunoco Rookie of the Race: Erik Jones #4 (3rd, 2nd, 3rd)
Mahle Clevite Engine Builder of the Race: Joe Gibbs Engines #4

Standings: Matt Crafton leads the point standings by 20 points over Tyler Reddick.

Top 10 (G/L):
1. Matt Crafton
2. Tyler Reddick
3. Erik Jones
4. Johnny Sauter
5. John Wes Townley
6. Timothy Peters +1
7. Cameron Hayley +2
8. Spencer Gallagher -2
9. Daniel Hemric -1
10. Ben Kennedy

Next: Wednesday night, July 22, 1-800-CarCash Mudsummer Classic at Eldora Speedway (0.5-mile clay oval in New Weston, OH)
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ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards
June 28, Herr’s Chaste the Taste 200 at Winchester Speedway (0.5-mile paved oval in Indiana)
Winner: Austin Wayne Self --- Pole: (rain; no time trials) --- Points Leader: Grant Enfinger
Next: July 17, Iowa ARCA 150 at Iowa Speedway (0.875 mile paved oval in Newton, IA)
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NASCAR Home Tracks
K&N Pro Series-East
July 4, NAPA 150 at Columbus Motor Speedway (0.333-mile paved oval in Ohio)
Winner: Rico Abreu --- Pole: Rico Abreu --- Points Leader: William Byron
Next: July 17, Granite State 70 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway (1.058-mile asphalt oval in Loudon, NH)

K&N Pro Series-West
July 11, NAPA Auto Parts/Toyota 150 at Stateline Speedway (0.25-mile asphalt oval in Post Falls, ID)
Winner: James Bickford --- Pole: James Bickford --- Points Leader: Chris Eggleston
Next: July 31, K&N Pro Series East/West Combined at Iowa Speedway (0.875 mile paved oval in Newton, IA)

Canadian Tire Series
July 11, Alberta Has Energy 300 at Edmonton Int’l Raceway (0.25 mile paved oval in Wetaskiwin, Alberta)
Winner: Scott Steckly --- Pole: Scott Steckly --- Points Leader: Jason Hathaway
Next: July 15 (Wednesday), Velocity Prairie Thunder 250 at Auto Clearing Motor Speedway (0.333-mile paved oval in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan)

Whelen Modified Tour
June 27, Riverhead Hoosier Tire East 200 at Riverhead Raceway (0.25-mile asphalt oval in New York)
Winner: Justin Bonsignore --- Pole: Tom Rogers Jr. --- Points Leader: Ryan Preece and Doug Coby (tied)
Next: July 17, All-Star Shootout (non-points) at New Hampshire Motor Speedway (1.058-mile asphalt oval in Loudon, NH)
and: July 18, New England 100 (points race)

Whelen Southern Modified Tour
July 4, Rusty Harpe Memorial 150 at Caraway Speedway (0.455-mile asphalt oval in Sophia, NC)
Winner: George Brunnhoelzl III --- Pole:  Andy Seuss --- Points Leader: Jason Myers
Next: August 1, Strutmasters.com 199 at Bowman Gray Stadium (0.25-mile asphalt oval in Winston-Salem, NC)

Anthony Ballantoni
Anthony Ballantoni is a Senior Sports Writer at Rotoworld.com.