After Saturday’s race in Daytona claimed multiple big-name casualties in the early going and gave Erik Jones the first win of his Cup career, NASCAR heads back to an intermediate track for another Saturday night race, the Quaker State 400 at Kentucky Speedway.
This will be the third run at the track since it was repaved 2016 and it’s one which sets up very nicely once again for Martin Truex Jr.
The defending champion led 152 laps on his way to one of several wins on intermediate tracks last year, and with top 5s at Las Vegas, Kansas, Atlanta and Phoenix already this season, the 38-year-old seems primed to be in contention yet again.
But Brad Keselowski is coming off of getting wrecked in the early going last week, so he’ll be looking to earn his first Cup win of the season.
Here’s the weekend schedule:
NASCAR at Kentucky 2018: TV channel and streaming info
Note: All times are ET.
Thursday, July 12
9:05-9:55 a.m.: NASCAR Camping World Truck Series practice, No TV
11:05-11:55 a.m.: NASCAR Camping World Truck Series final practice, No TV
4:05-4:50 p.m.: NASCAR Xfinity Series practice, NBC Sports App only
5:10 p.m.: NASCAR Camping World Truck Series qualifying, FS1
6:05-6:50 p.m.: NASCAR Xfinity final practice, NBC Sports App only
7:30 p.m.: NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Buckle Up in Your Truck 225 (150 laps, 225 miles), FS1
Friday, July 13
12-12:50 p.m.: Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series practice, NBCSN
2-2:50 p.m.: Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series final practice, NBCSN
5:05 p.m.: NASCAR Xfinity Series qualifying, NBCSN
6:40 p.m.: Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Busch Pole Qualifying, NBCSN
8 p.m.: NASCAR Xfinity Series Alsco 300 (200 laps, 300 miles), NBCSN
Saturday, July 14
7:30 p.m.: Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Quaker State 400 presented by Walmart (267 laps, 400.5 miles), NBCSN
Streaming: Thursday’s Truck Series qualifying and Truck Series race can be streamed on fuboTV. All Friday and Saturday Xfinity and Monster Energy events are also on fuboTV (7-day free trial).
Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series points standings
Driver Points Behind Leader (Playoff Points)
1. Kyle Busch, N/A (30)
2. Kevin Harvick, -57 (27)
3. Martin Truex Jr., -120 (18)
4. Joey Logano, -131 (7)
5. Brad Keselowski, -153 (4)
6. Clint Bowyer, -155 (10)
7. Kurt Busch, -183 (2)
8. Kyle Larson, -205 (2)
9. Denny Hamlin, -211 (2)
10. Aric Almirola, -246 (1)
11. Ryan Blaney, -253 (4)
12. Jimmie Johnson, -288
13. Erik Jones, -301 (5)
14. Chase Elliott, -305
15. Alex Bowman, -323
16. Ricky Stenhouse Jr., -342 (2)
17. Paul Menard, -378 (1)
18. Austin Dillon, -402 (5)
19. Ryan Newman, -417
20. Daniel Suarez, -431
21. William Byron, -431
22. Jamie McMurray, -433
23. AJ Allmendinger, -442(1)
24. Chris Buescher, -456
25. Darrell “Bubba” Wallace Jr., -457
26. Kasey Kahne, -480
27. David Ragan, -486
28. Michael McDowell, -489
29. Ty Dillon, -505
30. Matt DiBenedetto, -535
Which Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series drivers are racing at Kentucky?
There are 39 Cup drivers entered in Saturday’s race. Here is the list of participating Cup drivers in alphabetical order by first name:
Darrell “Bubba” Wallace Jr.
Martin Truex Jr.
Ricky Stenhouse Jr.
No. 23 (TBA)
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