The upcoming race weekend at Kentucky will be the third time that all of NASCAR’s three national series headline the race weekend at the same racetrack. While drivers from all three series will compete with hopes to race for their respective championships, Brad Keselowski and Kyle Busch will try to defy the odds all weekend long.
As all three of NASCAR’s Series prepare to race at Kentucky Speedway, both Busch and Keselowski are looking to continue their success at the track on the Cup Series side, but will try to spoil the weekend for drivers in the Nationwide and the Camping World Truck Series ad they will attempt the triple-header.
Thursday night’s Truck Series race will be the first of three attempts to win at Kentucky and the first attempt of a potential sweep for Busch and Keselowski. Both men will race in the trucks race for their respective teams and following Thursday night’s race, they will continue within the Nationwide Series.
Both Busch and Keselowski have found success at Kentucky with wins in the Nationwide Series, and they are the only two winners of both Cup races at Kentucky. Busch won both inaugural Kentucky races for the Trucks and Cup Series in 2011 and 2012.
For both Keselowski and Busch, pulling off the weekend sweep will be a good way of continuing their success at the track; but heading into the weekend, both men need the Cup Series win the most. In order to compete for a spot in the chase, both drivers need to win in order to stay within the top-10. Keselowski may be the defending Kentucky race winner and reigning champion, but he has yet to visit victory lane this season.
With Kentucky being the 17th race in the 2013 season, the chances of winning a race before the chase cutoff are starting to decrease and Kentucky might be the best chance for both drivers.