This Is Sparta: BKR Looks to Conquer Kentucky

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Brad Keselowski Racing Preview: Kentucky Speedway

  • Track position will be very important
  • Prepare to scuff tires on the new asphalt
  • Wide open through Turns 1 and 2
  • Use as much throttle in Turns 3 and 4 as you can
  • Make your last pit stop as short as possible
  • Anticipate a variety of strategies in the final stage

No. 19 LTi Printing Ford F-150

  • Driver of the LTi Printing Ford F-150 will be making his first 16th NASCAR Camping World Truck Series start and first ever at Kentucky Speedway
  • Sits 11th in the NCWTS championship standings
  • Won 2016 fall ARCA Series race at Kentucky in fine style, leading 64 of 102 laps
  • Enters Kentucky on the heels of a solid performance at Iowa Speedway (race No. 9) where he claimed an eighth-place finish and scored bonus points in both stages
  • DID YOU KNOW? Brad Keselowski Racing drivers have racked up eight-consecutive top-10 finishes at Kentucky – average finish in those events is 4.62
  • Ryan Blaney was the first BKR driver to win a NCWTS pole position, capturing the top starting position at Kentucky in 2013

Austin Cindric: “Kentucky Speedway has been really good to me, and I can’t wait to get back there with the LTi Printing Ford F-150 this week. It’s a layout that I like and hopefully we’ll have some speed. Turns 3 and 4 widened out to two grooves by the by the end of the ARCA race last year, so maybe we’ll use more of the racetrack this year. I think the racing is going to get better and better there every year. Our last race was big for our team, I want to have races like Iowa for the rest of the season. We’ve been rolling off consistent results and we’ve proven to be a contender to run up front. We just need to carry that momentum to the rest of these tracks.”

No. 29 Cooper Standard Ford F-150

  • Thursday will be Chase Briscoe’s first Truck Series race at Kentucky Speedway. The rookie won the pole and set the track record in last year’s ARCA Racing Series event at the track
  • Has led 105 laps and has an average start of 4.25 and average finish of 5.75 in the last four races
  • Briscoe is in the middle of a stretch of four tracks in five races where the rookie has previous ARCA experience. (Iowa, Kentucky Speedway, Pocono Raceway, Michigan International Speedway)
  • PERFECT 10: Last year in ARCA, Briscoe was 10 races into the season when he scored his first win. As the NCWTS enters its 10th race this weekend, he hopes to repeat the trend.
  • When Briscoe finally scored his first ARCA win, he kicked off a four-race winning streak at Winchester Speedway on June 26th. He didn’t finish outside the top five until September
  • Currently ranks third in the NCWTS championship standings

Chase Briscoe: “Our Cooper Standard team has had a run of four really good weeks in a row going into Kentucky Speedway, winning poles and competing for the win, so this off-week has been tough with all the momentum we have been building. It’s going to be nice to finally be on a streak of tracks I’ve raced at before. Kentucky is the closest track to my hometown, so that’s going to be fun getting in front of a lot of my family, friends and fans. Hopefully we can get our first win there in front of all of them.”