Date: July 12, 2019
Race Name: Alsco 300 (Race 17 of 33)
Venue: Kentucky Speedway in Sparta, Kentucky
Television: 7:30 p.m. EDT on NBCSN
– Cole Custer: 3rd; trails points leader by 81 points
– Chase Briscoe: 10th; trails points leader by 220 points
This is Cole Custer’s fifth Xfinity Series start at Kentucky Speedway where he holds a best finish of fifth (twice) along with one pole award in 2018.
Custer has four wins, nine top-fives and 10 top-10’s while leading 694 laps throughout the 2019 season.
Mike Shiplett has nine starts at the 1.5-mile tri-oval with one win coming in 2017.
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Mike Shiplett has a good track record going into Kentucky Speedway. Does this give you a confidence boost going into the weekend?
“With Shiplett’s record, especially the last couple of years at Kentucky, it definitely provides a good amount of confidence that we will have a good car when we unload this weekend. I think we have shown that we are good at every type of track we have been to this year, but 1.5-mile tracks seem to really showcase our strength and how well SHR builds cars for these types of tracks. I look forward to getting to the track and showing what we have this weekend and hopefully we can keep our top-five streak at Kentucky alive from 2017 and 2018.
This will mark Chase Briscoe’s first Xfinity Series start at Kentucky Speedway. He has one previous start in the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series where he finished 11th.
Spotter Tim Fedewa has three starts at Kentucky Speedway. He started fourth in 2001 before experiencing engine troubles.
This will mark Richard Boswell’s second start at Kentucky. His first start came in 2017 with Kevin Harvick where they finished fourth.
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