Nascar Odds: Quaker State 400

For starting the season so slowly, Jimmie Johnson sure knows how to speed things up. Nascar odds are out for Saturday night's Quaker State 400. On the surface, it should be no surprise that Johnson is a 4/1 favorite. Looking at a deeper dive of the numbers, it's interesting to see the two horses who lead this pack. (more...) ...

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A Fan’s Take On Kentucky & The Quaker State 400

 They say it takes centuries to grow a forest, and just minutes to burn it down. Whatever good will had been forged between NASCAR fans and the Kentucky Speedway in years past went burning down like flash fire after the disaster at was the inaugural Sprint Cup race in the Bluegrass State last year at the Quaker State 400. The operators at SMI had a monumental reforestation on their hands. How did they do last weekend? We asked someone who actually went there, NASCAR uberfan and blogger ...

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SADLY, KENTUCKY WAS NO SURPRISE

Today’s challenge will be to not make this piece look like a rant. This observer considers himself open-minded, optimistic and one who can generally find the good in just about any situation.Finding any good out of Saturday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup event at Kentucky Motor Speedway is difficult to do. Sadly, it comes as no surprise. That’s the travesty of it.First- there’s the track. After fans have clamored for years for something other than a mile-and-a-half ae ...

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KENTUCKY SPEEDWAY OFFERS TICKET EXCHANGE WHILE INDIANAPOLIS AND MICHIGAN OFFER THEIR SUPPORT

The fallout from Saturday’s traffic disaster at Kentucky Speedway continued Monday afternoon. After NASCAR Chairman and CEO Brian France issued a statement late Sunday evening, Speedway Motorsports, Inc. responded by offering a ticket exchange and an apology. "To those fans that were not able to attend the Quaker State 400, we offer our sincerest apologies," general manager Mark Simendinger said. "We'd also like to apologize to all of our fans who endured challenging condi ...

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KYLE BUSCH WINS INAUGURAL RACE AT KENTUCKY SPEEDWAY AS TRAFFIC ISSUES STEAL THE HEADLINES

After nearly a decade of wait, Kentucky Speedway hosted its first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series event Saturday night. Leading 125 of the 267 laps, Kyle Busch scored the inaugural win in dominant fashion, but had to survive a late-race restart to hold on to the victory. The win propelled Busch into the points lead and gave him is 99th NASCAR victory.  “Couldn't be happier to be here in Victory Lane,” Busch said. “This one ranks right up there with the best of them. I hav ...

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