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2020 NASCAR Cup Series Kentucky Race Page

Quaker State 400
Sunday, July 12, 2020
(Rescheduled from Saturday, July 11, 2020)
Kentucky Speedway
2:30pm/et
Laps: 267 - Stages: 80/160/267
TV: FS1 -  Radio: PRN, Sirius XM NASCAR

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Weekend on-track schedule

Saturday, July 11
** ACCESS RESTRICTED – ESSENTIAL PERSONNEL ONLY **
5:00 PM NCS DRIVER / CREW CHIEF MEETING (ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATION)
5:30 PM NCS ROOKIE MEETING (ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATION)
6:30 PM-8:30 PM NCS HAULERS ENTER (SCREENING & EQUIPMENT UNLOAD

Sunday, July 12
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7:30 AM-2:00 PM NCS GARAGE ACCESS SCREENING IN PROGRESS
12:30 PM-2:00 PM NCS ENGINE PRIME & FINAL ADJUSTMENTS (PIT ROAD)
2:20 PM NCS DRIVERS REPORT TO VEHICLES (GRID LOCATION)
2:30 PM NCS RACE (STAGES 80/160/267 LAPS = 400.5 MILES)
6:30 PM Approx NCS HAULERS EXIT

Race Rundown

Paint Schemes

Cole Custer wins first career Cup Series race with thrilling four-wide pass: NASCAR Cup Series rookie Cole Custer pulled off a daring four-wide pass for the lead on the final lap to earn the victory in Sunday’s Quaker State 400 at Kentucky Speedway – the first rookie to win in NASCAR’s premier series in four years. Custer, who restarted fifth on a restart with two laps to go, made his way forward – daring to go high on track to the outside of a three-wide challenge for the lead among Martin Truex Jr., Ryan Blaney and Kevin Harvick. The 22-year old Custer held the high line and was able to get around the three veterans – ultimately holding off the 2017 series champion Truex – a two-time former Kentucky winner – by a mere .271-seconds to earn the victory.(Read More)(7-11-2020)

#41-Cole Custer won the Quaker State 400 NASCAR Cup Series race at Kentucky Speedway for his first career win.
#19-Truex finished 2nd followed by #21-DiBenedetto, #4-Harvick, #1-Busch, #12-Blaney, #95-Bell, #10-Almirola, #2-Keselowski and #8-Reddick.
Pole sitter #18-Busch finished 21st.
Stage 1 was won by #10-Almirola. Stage 2 was won by #2-Keselowski.
There were 13 lead changes among 9 drivers and 8 cautions for 42 yellow flag laps.
The average speed of the race was: 133.636mph.
See race details at: Race Results, Drivers Points Standings, Owners Points Standings, Cumulative Report, Penalty Report

Race Fast Facts – Kentucky
Cole Custer # won the 10th Annual Quaker State 400 presented by Walmart, his first victory in 20 Cup
Series races.
This is his first victory and third top-10 finish in 2020.
This is his first victory and first top-10 finish in one race at Kentucky Speedway.
Martin Truex Jr. (second) posted his sixth top-10 finish in ten races at Kentucky Speedway. It is his
ninth top-10 finish in 2020.
Matt DiBenedetto (third) posted his first top-10 finish in six races at Kentucky Speedway.
Cole Custer (first) was the highest finishing rookie.
Kevin Harvick leads the point standings by 88 points over Brad Keselowski.
(NASCAR)(7-11-2020)

Cup Series Playoff Standings after Kentucky (race 17):
1) #4-Kevin Harvick [4 wins], 675 [pts leader]
2) #11-Denny Hamlin [4 wins], 553 pts
3) #2-Brad Keselowski [2 win], 587
4) #22-Joey Logano [2 wins], 564
5) #9-Chase Elliott [1 win], 552
6) #12-Ryan Blaney [1 win], 575
7) #19-Martin Truex, Jr. [1 win], 543
8) #88-Alex Bowman [1 win], 498
9) #41-Cole Custer [1 win], 354
10) #10-Aric Almirola, 504, -171
11) #1-Kurt Busch, 492, -183
12) #18-Kyle Busch, 477, -198
13) #21-Matt DiBenedetto, 456, -219
14) #14-Clint Bowyer, 435, -219
15) #24-William Byron, 418, -257
16) #48-Jimmie Johnson, 412, -263
Currently outside the playoffs:
17) #3-Austin Dillon, 388, -287
18) #8-Tyler Reddick, 371, -304
19) #20-Erik Jones, 370, -305
20) #43-Bubba Wallace, 328, -347
See the Drivers Points Standings and Owners Points Standings.

Cars to the rear: #19-Truex, #42-Kenseth – failed pre-race tech twice

Pit Stall Selections: The selections of pit stalls for the Quaker State 400 NASCAR Cup Series race at Kentucky Speedway have been made. Selections were made based on the results of Sunday’s race at Indianapolis.
Indianapolis winner #4-Harvick chose pit stall 2.
Indianapolis runner-up #42-Kenseth took the 41st stall.
See all pit choices on the Pit Stall chart.(7-8-2020)

#18-Kyle Busch will start from the pole for the Quaker State 400 NASCAR Cup Series race at Kentucky Speedway.
#22-Logano will start second, followed by #4-Harvick, #10-Almirola, #88-Bowman, #2-Keselowski, #1-Busch, #9-Elliott, #19-Truex and #21-DiBenedetto.
The lineup was set by random draw based on owner points.
See the complete Quaker State 400 Starting Lineup.(7-8-2020)

Crew Rosters

Goodyear Tire Notes

The Entry List for the Quaker State 400 NASCAR Cup Series race at Kentucky Speedway is posted, 38 teams/drivers [for 40 spots] are listed.
Some of the drivers entered include: #27-Yeley, #51-Gase, #53-Smithley, #77-Bilicki.
Since 38 cars are entered, all drivers will race.
See the full entry list on the Entry List (pdf)

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Race Officials

Grand Marshal: Joey Votto
Command: TBA
Honorary Starter: TBA
Honorary Pace Car Driver: TBA
Color Guard: TBA
Invocation: Darrell and Stevie Waltrip
National Anthem: Robert Randolph
Flyover: TBA

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