2013 Quaker State 400 Free Picks
SPARTA, KY (ATS Consultants) - The NASCAR Sprint Cup moves to Sparta, Ky. for the Quaker State 400 from Kentucky Speedway on Saturday. Which driver will take home the checkered flag?
This is the 17th race on the 2013 Sprint Cup schedule. Kentucky Speedway is located 40 miles southwest of Cincinnati and is a 1.5 mile oval with 14 degrees of banking in all of its turns as well as 8 degrees of banking on both the front stretch and backstretch. Brad Keselowski won the race last year, crossing the line 4.4 seconds ahead of Kasey Kahne. According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, Kyle Busch and Jimmie Johnson are current co-favorites at 6/1, respectively.
He won the first race at Kentucky and finished No. 10 last season. He has wins this season at Fontana and Texas on tri-oval racetracks. He led the most laps with 125 as the pole sitter.
Has two wins this season and won the last race on a tri-oval track at Charlotte. He's one of the most underrated drivers who has a chance to win every week.
Truex Jr. is at his best on tri-oval racetracks. Truex Jr. finished in the top 10 in four of the five races on tri-oval racetracks this season. He finished No. 8 at Kentucky last season and should compete for another strong finish this year.
2013 Quaker State 400 Race Information
Series: NASCAR Sprint Cup.
Date: Saturday, June 29
Race: Quaker State 400
Site: Kentucky Speedway
Start time: 7:30p.m. ET.
Laps: 267. Miles: 400.5
2012 Winner: Brad Keselowski.
Runner up: Kasey Kahne
Radio: Performance Racing Network (PRN)/SIRIUS NASCAR Radio.
Race Record: Brad Keselowski, 2012 (145.607 mph)
Qualifying Record: Jimmie Johnson, 2012 (181.818 mph)