Next stop Kentucky Speedway for tonight’s seventeenth running of the Buckle Up In Your Truck 225 Camping World Truck Series race. The track, located in the northern part of the state near the Indiana-Ohio border is a mile-and-a-half oval with fourteen to seventeen degrees of banking in the turns and four to eight degrees along the straightaways. The length of the front stretch is 1,662 feet, the backstretch sixteen hundred feet. Grandstand seating capacity is 107,000.
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More than a dozen Sprint Cup Series drivers will take part in a two-day test next Monday and Tuesday at Kentucky Speedway, which is putting the finishing touches on a repaving project that’s added three degrees of banking to Turns-1 and 2 on the mile-and- a-half oval. Regular-season points leader Kevin Harvick, Team Penske’s Joey Logano, Wood Brothers Racing rookie Ryan Blaney and Kyle Busch – who has a series-leading three wins this year – are among the drivers scheduled to participate. The test is open to the public free of charge. Cars will be on the track each day from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (local time) … NASCAR will return to “The Bluegrass State” next month for a tripleheader weekend featuring the Sprint Cup, X-FINITY and Camping World Truck Series.
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