This Week’s RigUp Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE at Kentucky Speedway… Austin Dillon has seven previous NASCAR Cup Series starts at Kentucky Speedway, earning his best finish of 16th in 2016 and 2014 and best starting position of ninth in 2019.
Dillon in the Bluegrass State … Kentucky Speedway is the site of Dillon’s career-first win in the NASCAR Xfinity Series. The 2013 Xfinity Series Champion earned back-to-back Xfinity Series wins at the 1.5-mile track in 2012, sweeping both races and earning the pole award for both the June and September events.
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AUSTIN DILLON QUOTE:
What are your thoughts going into Kentucky?
“Kentucky is one of those places I’ve always been pretty decent at, going back to the NASCAR Truck Series and the NASCAR Xfinity Series days. We were able to win there, and any time that you head into a track that you’ve been successful at in the past you go in with some confidence. We have momentum on our side following a couple of very decent runs recently, and our team has traditionally shined during the grind of the summer months. Our goals are to maximize Stage points and try to win to lock ourselves into the Playoffs. I’m looking forward to it.”
Richard Childress Racing at Kentucky Speedway … Relatively new to the NASCAR Cup Series schedule, Kentucky Speedway is one of very few active race tracks where Richard Childress Racing has yet to find victory lane in 26 starts. The Welcome, North Carolina-based organization has a pair of third place finishes both coming from driver Ryan Newman in 2014 and 2016. RCR’s NASCAR Xfinity Series program has a bit more history at the 1.5 mile racetrack with 69 starts. Among those starts include four wins with drivers Kevin Harvick (2001), Austin Dillon (June 2012 & September 2012), and Brendan Gaughan (2014).
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Catch the Action … The NASCAR Xfinity Series Kentucky 200 at Kentucky Speedway will be televised live Thursday, July 9, beginning at 8 p.m. ET on Fox Sports One and will be broadcast live on the Performance Racing Network and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio Channel 90.
The NASCAR Xfinity Series Alsco 300 at Kentucky Speedway will be televised live Friday, July 10, beginning at 8 p.m. ET on Fox Sports One and will be broadcast live on the Performance Racing Network and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio Channel 90.
The NASCAR Cup Series Kentucky 400 at Kentucky Speedway will be televised live Sunday, July 12, beginning at 2:30 p.m. ET on Fox Sports One and will be broadcast live on the Performance Racing Network and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio Channel 90.
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