The win for Sunday’s race at the Kentucky Speedway has to go through Kevin Harvick or Denny Hamlin. They’ve combined to win over half of the races run (7-for-12) since the COVID break including the last three.
In fact, if not for a blown tire at the end of last Sunday’s Brickyard 400, they’d have finished 1-2 in all three races run over the last couple of weeks.
But, neither have won at Kentucky Speedway before. They’re each 0-for-9.
Hamlin, does have three top five finishes in his last five tries. Harvick, has five top 10s in his last six. Can they keep this momentum going?
If not, maybe another trio can top them on Sunday now.
Martin Truex Jr, Kyle Busch or Brad Keselowski. Combined, JGR or an affiliate, as well as Team Penske have accounted to win eight of the nine trips the Cup Series has taken to the Kentucky Speedway. The only time that they didn’t win was last year when Kurt Busch took his No. 1 Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet to victory lane in a thrilling photo finish win over his brother Kyle Busch.
I mean Busch has two wins in nine tries including a top 10 in all but one start at Kentucky. He also boasts six top five finishes in his last seven tries on the race track.
Truex, won this race in two of the last three years and in both wins, he combined to lead 326 laps and won all three stages in those years as well.
Keselowski, has three wins to his credit and has four top six finishes in his last six Kentucky tries too. That makes these three drivers the favorites.
They’ve combined to win seven of the nine races. The only other winners belong to Chip Ganassi Racing (Matt Kenseth, then at JGR and Kurt Busch).
Who wins out?