Quaker State 400 News and Updates
6/5/14 - The Quaker State 400 is billed as the roughest track in NASCAR's Sprint Cup Series. The bumpy tri-oval format reveals "guys that have really good cars and guys that don't," as put by competitor Brian Vickers. In fact, Vickers headlined NASCAR news when he took a practice lap at Kentucky Speedway and crashed into the Turn 3 wall, prompting Brad Keselowski to tweet "You ok @BrianLVickers?" The driver walked away from the hit and is excited to master the course by the time the race gets underway June 28. This track will test the most talented racers, get your Quaker State 400 tickets today and witness what is sure to be a nail-biter!
A week after racing in California, NASCAR heads to Kentucky for the Quaker State 400. Does NASCAR have a Cannonball Run-type of event for the crews driving the cars and equipment cross-country? If not, they should.
Located in Sparta, Kentucky the race officials should think about changing the name of the race to the Sparta 300, but King Leonidas isn’t in charge and that might lead to confusion. But you can still get great seats starting at $150 each and yell out, “this is Sparta!” to your hearts content - along with the over 110,000 spectators the track holds.
Last year’s winner Matt Kenseth won’t have to fight off invading Persians but he will have plenty of challengers looking to win the $200,000 paid to the winner.