Penske Versus Joe Gibb Racing at Kentucky Speedway

Penske Versus Joe Gibb Racing at Kentucky Speedway Getty Images for NASCAR

Since the Cup Series first came into Kentucky Speedway back in 2011 is been but three drivers that have led the way throughout the years. Back in the first event Kyle Busch pulled off a win in the inaugural event.

Since Busch has gone back to victory lane once more at Kentucky back in 2015.

But its been Brad Keselowski racking up three wins in the Cup Series events for Penske Racing at the track. Winning the 2012, 2014 and 2016 editions of the event.

Meanwhile Martin Truex Jr. a new addition to the JGR stable after moving over from Furniture Row Racing who had an alliance with Joe Gibbs Racing has taken home the last two years events in 2017 and 2018.

For each of these drivers they have taken home championships in the year they have won at Kentucky, Keselowski in 2012, Busch in 2015 and Truex in 2017.

Busch also for his effort has taken home six top-five finishes and seven top-10 finishes at Kentucky followed up by Keselowski with four top fives and six top 10s.

SBD makes a great point on keeping an eye on Truex Jr. this weekend: not only has he won at Sparta the last two years, but, strangely, his last four finishes outside the Top 10 were followed by a third-or-better finish in the next race. And where did he finish last week in Daytona?  22nd.

Since 2011 Keselowski is the only driver at Kentucky to win for Ford Performance and prior driving a Dodge for Penske before moving over to Ford.

The Cup Series returns to Kentucky Speedway on Saturday July 13th at 7:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN with radio coverage from PRN and SiriusXM Radio for the Quaker State 400 Presented by Walmart.

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