NASCAR at Kentucky live race updates, results, highlights from the Quaker State 400

NASCAR at Kentucky live race updates, results, highlights from the Quaker State 400

Today’s NASCAR race at Kentucky Speedway is just the second daytime event in the Cup Series’ decade-long history of racing at the 1.5-mile oval located between Cincinnati and Louisville. A modified 2020 schedule meant the Kentucky race needed to be pushed back from its traditional Saturday night slot and into Sunday afternoon.

The change alters some of the heat-related variables at this particular intermediate track. NASCAR also applied additional traction compound to the middle lane of the racing surface Sunday morning in an effort to reinforce that groove for the Cup race.

Even though he has never won at Kentucky in the Cup Series, Kevin Harvick, the series points leader, entered Sunday’s race as the favorite. He and Denny Hamlin are tied for the most wins this season with four apiece, which is part of the reason Hamlin also is near the top of the odds board for Sunday’s race.

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Sporting News is tracking live race updates and lap-by-lap highlights from Sunday’s NASCAR race at Kentucky. Follow below for complete results from the Quaker State 400.

NASCAR at Kentucky live updates, highlights from Quaker State 400

(The green flag for Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Series race at Kentucky is scheduled to wave at 2:54 p.m. ET.)

11:55 a.m. ET: NASCAR announces Martin Truex Jr. and Matt Kenseth will have to start Sunday’s race from the rear of the field after both teams failed pre-race inspection twice.

What time does the NASCAR race start today?

The green flag for Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Series race at Kentucky will wave shortly after 2:30 p.m. ET, assuming there are no rain or lightning delays as there have been so often since NASCAR returned to live racing in May. The good news is Kentucky Speedway does have lights in the event weather delays the race at any point.

The Kentucky race was moved from its originally scheduled 7:30 p.m. ET start time on Saturday, July 11 to an afternoon race on Sunday to account for the Truck Series, Xfinity Series and ARCA Series racing at the same track in the same weekend.

NASCAR starting lineup at Kentucky

Below is the complete starting lineup for Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Series race at Kentucky:

Pos. Driver Car No. Team
1 Kyle Busch 18 Joe Gibbs Racing
2 Joey Logano 22 Team Penske
3 Kevin Harvick 4 Stewart-Haas Racing
4 Aric Almirola 10 Stewart-Haas Racing
5 Alex Bowman 88 Hendrick Motorsports
6 Brad Keselowski 2 Team Penske
7 Kurt Busch 1 Chip Ganassi Racing
8 Chase Elliott 9 Hendrick Motorsports
9 Martin Truex Jr. 19 Joe Gibbs Racing
10 Matt DiBenedetto 21 Wood Brothers Racing
11 Ryan Blaney 12 Team Penske
12 Denny Hamlin 11 Joe Gibbs Racing
13 Chris Buescher 17 Roush Fenway Racing
14 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. 47 JTG Daugherty Racing
15 Clint Bowyer 14 Stewart-Haas Racing
16 Erik Jones 20 Joe Gibbs Racing
17 Matt Kenseth 42 Chip Ganassi Racing
18 Bubba Wallace 43 Richard Petty Motorsports
19 Austin Dillon 3 Richard Childress Racing
20 Jimmie Johnson 48 Hendrick Motorsports
21 William Byron 24 Hendrick Motorsports
22 John Hunter Nemechek 38 Front Row Motorsports
23 Ryan Newman 6 Roush Fenway Racing
24 Tyler Reddick 8 Richard Childress Racing
25 Garrett Smithley 53 Rick Ware Racing
26 Josh Bilicki 77 Spire Motorsports
27 Corey LaJoie 32 Go Fas Racing
28 Quin Houff 00 StarCom Racing
29 Cole Custer 41 Stewart-Haas Racing
30 Michael McDowell 34 Front Row Motorsports
31 Brennan Poole 15 Premium Motorsports
32 Ryan Preece 37 JTG Daugherty Racing
33 Ty Dillon 13 Germain Racing
34 Christopher Bell 95 Leavine Family Racing
35 Joey Gase 51 Petty Ware Racing
36 JJ Yeley 27 Rick Ware Racing
37 Daniel Suarez 96 Gaunt Brothers Racing
38 Timmy Hill 66 Motorsports Business Management

Published at Sun, 12 Jul 2020 17:35:39 +0000

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