Ky. Busch, Keselowski, Kenseth Top List of Drivers Set for Multiple Races June 26-28
Multiple Kentucky Speedway race winner Kyle Busch and Brad Keselowski will add intrigue to our June 26-28 event weekend when they make their third attempts at sweeping victories in our NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) Quaker State 400 presented by Advance Auto Parts, NASCAR Nationwide Series (NNS) John R. Elliott HERO Campaign 300 presented by Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) UNOH 225.
Both will face tough challenges throughout the 925-mile quest when they battles against Matt Kenseth, our track's 2013 Quaker State 400 presented by Advance Auto Parts race winner, three-time track NNS winner Joey Logano and Kyle Larson in the John R. Elliott HERO Campaign 300 presented by Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over. The triple-minded duo will race against Ryan Blaney, who won our track's September NNS race last season, and two-time NNS track winner Austin Dillon in the UNOH 225.
Busch is the only driver to own four victories in four different series at our speedway. He made his track debut with a 205-mile ARCA Racing Series (ARS) victory May 10, 2003, captured the inaugural Quaker State 400 presented by Advance Auto Parts July 9, 2011 and earned his first Camping World Truck Series track victory July 7, 2011. He nearly completed a three-race sweep that weekend, but placed third in a 300-mile NNS event.
Overall, Busch has generated four victories, nine top-five and 12 top-10 finishes at our speedway while leading 938 of the 2,673 combined laps he's completed through six NNS starts, four NCWTS battles, three NSCS events and one ARS race.
He averaged an 11th-place start and a third-place finish while leading a combined 302 laps in his 2013 and 2011 Kentucky triple attempts.
"I have a reputation that I'd race anything, anywhere, and I just like to race," Busch said. "I grew up racing (on) Fridays and Saturdays. Whether it was legends cars, modifieds or late models - I was always racing, sometimes two divisions in a night. It was pretty fun, and I think that's the reason I race all three NASCAR divisions in one weekend, is just to get out there and race as much as I can.
"I'd rather be out on the track than just sitting in the motor home. I feel like I can learn more by participating in the race than sitting there and watching it on TV. As you get older, sometimes things change in that respect, and your body can't handle that much stuff going on. But, I'll keep doing it as long as I feel healthy enough to do it."
Keselowski is attempting to earn a Kentucky trifecta for the third straight season. He scored a 2012 Quaker State 400 presented by Advance Auto Parts title and is one of three drivers to earn at least two 300-mile NNS victories in the Bluegrass State.
He averaged an 11th-place start and an eighth-place finish while leading a combined 127 laps in his Kentucky triple attempts.
Follow the triple and double-duty driver's weekend progress by purchasing at three-race weekend ticket package or affordable Coca-Cola Four Pack for each event.