Buescher, Dillon and Keselowski Victorious in Kentucky
Youth was front and center at Kentucky this past weekend in Victory Lane.
In the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, James Buescher became the first repeat winner of the season as he held off Brad Keselowski for the checkers. Buescher also won the SFP 250 at Kansas Speedway earlier this year.
With a fifth-place finish at Kentucky, Timothy Peters took over the Truck Series point standings lead.
In the NASCAR Nationwide Series, rookie Austin Dillon dominated at Kentucky, winning from the pole and leading 192 of 200 laps to win his first Nationwide Series race. He also took over the series point lead from teammate Elliott Sadler and now leads by two points heading into this weekend’s event at Daytona.
The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series finished off the weekend under the lights at Kentucky and 2011 STP 400 at Kansas Speedway winner Brad Keselowski won his third race of the season as held off a hard charging Kasey Kahne. The win likely solidified a position in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup for Keselowski with nine races remaining before the Chase begins.
Matt Kenseth, who announced last week that he won’t be returning to Roush Fenway Racing next season, maintained his lead in the Spring Cup Series point standings. Dale Earnhardt Jr. moved into second, Jimmie Johnson moved into third, while Greg Biffle fell two spots to fourth and Denny Hamlin improved three spots to fifth place.
Tickets to the Hollywood Casino 400, the sixth race in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup, are on sale now by calling 866-460-RACE (7223) or logging onto www.kansasspeedway.com. Tickets to the Kansas Lottery 300 NASCAR Nationwide Series race and the Kansas Lottery 98.9 ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards race are also on sale now.
Parking is always free at Kansas Speedway and fans can bring their own food and drink into the grandstands in a 14x14x14-inch soft-sided cooler.
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