Update: Quaker State 400 at Kentucky Speedway Prerace Notes

By Brian Berg Jr.
Randy Sartin-USA TODAY Sports

NASCAR is racing again on Saturday night for the Quaker State 400 presented by Advance Auto Parts at Kentucky Speedway. Not quite like short track racing on a Saturday night but high speed racing on Saturday night.

Dale Earnhardt Jr. will start the race on the pole position. He now has the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series track qualifying record.

Much will be made about last year’s winner and yesterday’s Nationwide Series winner Brad Keselowski’s record at this track.

Don’t forget about Kyle Busch who won the inaugural race at Kentucky and has been very good in the other series at this track.

There are other drivers in the field notably Kasey Kahne who is quietly dominating the 1.5 mile speedways. Can he get a win here at Kentucky?

Danica Patrick might be driving with a chip on her shoulder after Kyle Petty called her out as not being a race car driver but a marketing machine.

Rain will be a problem tonight at the Kentucky Speedway with their being a 60% chance this race will be rained out and run on Sunday. If it is not rained out the chances for some very long delays or a rain shortened event are also possible. If you are DVRing the race, plan accordingly. If you are going to the race also plan accordingly. The outlook is that the track will get wet at some point.

As of this writing no driver will be going to the back. The race is 267 laps or 400 miles. If the race is called after ½ way (134 laps) it will be official.

If you cannot get to the Kentucky Speedway, it will be on TNT Saturday June 29th at 6:30 PM ET.

The race was postponed due to rain and will be on TNT Sunday June 30th at 12:00 PM ET.

Brian Berg Jr. is a NASCAR writer for RantSports.com.

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