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Wednesday August 20, 2014
  • Larry Mac: Despite Stewart-Ward, 'Boys have at it' going nowhere
  • With the new rules NASCAR has established after the accidental death of Kevin Ward Jr., Larry McReynolds talks about how on-track aggression could move to the garage and pit road.

  • New man in town: What factors led Carl Edwards to Gibbs? (VIDEO)
  • Carl Edwards said there was no single factor that enticed him to move from Roush Fenway Racing to Joe Gibbs Racing, which in 2015 will field four full-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series teams for the first time.

  • Studs 'N' Duds: Which drivers set the woods on fire at Michigan?
  • Check out the NASCAR Studs 'N' Duds Michigan International Speedway edition.

  • Who do you think would win in a fight ? Newman or Johnson?
  • Matt Clark and Bootie Barker pick sides on who they'd back in a brawl, Ryan Newman or Jimmie Johnson.

  • Exclusive: TRD boss says Toyota engine improvements coming
  • The man responsible for the engines that go in all of the Joe Gibbs Racing Toyotas says that Toyota is working hard to play catch-up.

  • Joe Gibbs: Tony Stewart is "a racer's racer"
  • HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. (AP) Joe Gibbs is waiting for Tony Stewart to emerge from seclusion to reach out to his former driver.

  • Joe Gibbs waiting for 'right time' to call former JGR driver Tony Stewart
  • HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. (AP) Joe Gibbs is waiting for Tony Stewart to emerge from seclusion to reach out to his former driver.

  • Winner's Weekend: Ride along with Jeff Gordon in Michigan (VIDEO)
  • Earlier this season, late-race restarts were Jeff Gordon's biggest enemy. Not anymore. In an exclusive interview with FOX Sports 1's NASCAR Race Hub, Gordon and crew chief Alan Gustafson take you inside their big win at Michigan International Speedway. 

  • Done deal: Carl Edwards to drive for Joe Gibbs Racing in 2015 (VIDEO)
  • The worst-kept secret in NASCAR became official Tuesday morning, when Carl Edwards was announced as the driver of a fourth Joe Gibbs Racing NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Toyota for 2015 and beyond.

  • Through the years: Carl Edwards' wild ride at Roush Fenway Racing
  • After spending his entire NASCAR Sprint Cup Series career to date at Roush Fenway Racing, Carl Edwards has joined Joe Gibbs Racing for the 2015 season.

    Kentucky Speedway


    Kentucky Speedway Kentucky Speedway
    opened in 2000, but did not host its first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race until 2011. After the long awaited Top NASCAR series event was scheduled it was marred with many logistical problems. As many as 20,000 fans did not even get into the speedway due to a massive traffic jam. Many fans still en route by the halfway point of the race were asked to turn back in order to make it easier on those leaving the race. Due to inadequate parking, several fans were turned away, even though they had tickets. Those who made it to the race were only reported having to wait half an hour or more to use the restroom due to a shortage of facilities.


    Track Info

    Track Address: 4760 Sparta Pike
    Sparta, KY. 41086
    (888)652-7223
    Offical Web Site: KentuckySpeedway.com
    Track Shape: Tri Oval
    Track Length: 1.5 miles
    Front Stretch Length: 1,662 feet
    Back Stretch Length: 1,600 feet
    Banking: 14° Turns
    8° Frontstretch
    4° Backstretch
    Seating Capacity: 66,089
    First Winner: Kyle Busch (2011)
    Most Wins: Kyle Busch (1)
    Lap Record: Kyle Busch 182.803 mph (29.540 sec)

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