Hey folks! Here's my take on the Kentucky race weekend. All series raced this time.
Thursday was the Truck race. Pole sitter Matt Crafton won with 43 laps led, followed by rookie Erik Jones with 55 laps led, Ryan Blaney with 14 laps led, Daniel Suarez with 18 laps led and Timothy Peters. Rounding out the top-10 were Tyler Reddick with 13 laps led, David Gilliland, John Wes Townley, rookies Cameron Haley and Brandon Jones. John Hunter Nemechek led 1 lap and finished 11th. Rookie Ray Black, Jr. led 1 lap and finished 13th. Ben Kennedy was 16th due to lap 145 crash. Rookie Spencer Gallagher was 24th after a wreck on lap 139. Caleb Holman was 27th after an accident on lap 124.
Friday night was the Xfinity race. Brad Keselowski won with 72 laps led, followed by Erik Jones with 22 laps led, Kyle Busch with 88 laps led, rookie Daniel Suarez and Elliott Sadler. Rounding out the top-10 were Paul Menard with 1 lap led, rookie Darrell Wallace, Jr. with 2 laps led, Dale Earnhardt, Jr., Brendan Gaughan and Regan Smith. Ty Dillon led 15 laps and finished 15th. Pole-sitter JJ Yeley was 18th. John Wes Townley wrecked on lap 158 and finished 32nd. Derek White crashed on lap 75 and was 36th.
Saturday night was the Cup race. Kyle Busch won with 163 laps led, followed by Joey Logano with 23 laps led, Denny Hamlin with 13 laps led, Carl Edwards with 1 lap led and Matt Kenseth. Rounding out the top-10 were Brad Keselowski with 62 laps led, Jeff Gordon, Kevin Harvick, Jimmie Johnson and Kurt Busch. Ryan Newman led 2 laps and finished 20th. Alex Bowman finished 31st after leading 2 laps. Pole-sitter Kyle Larson finished 31st. Reed Sorenseon led 1 lap and finished 36th. Rookie Matt DiBenedetto was 42nd after a wreck on laps 148. Josh Wise crashed on lap 17 and was 43rd.
Come back next time for my New Hampshire post.