Track Classification: Intermediate
Similar Tracks: Atlanta Motor Speedway • Charlotte Motor Speedway • Chicagoland Speedway Darlington Raceway • Homestead-Miami Speedway • Kansas Speedway
Las Vegas Motor Speedway • New Hampshire Motor • Texas Motor Speedway
Distance: 1.5 Miles
With only two Sprint Cup races in the books at Kentucky Speedway, let's look at performance trends over those two races and compare them with statistics for Intermediate Tracks.
Past Performance at Kentuscky Speedway
Top 10s: Jimmie Johnson; Matt Kenseth; Kyle Busch; and Brad Keselowski
Performance at Intermediate Tracks in 2013:
Kyle Busch - 7
All with 6 - Kevin Harvick; Carl Edwards; Jimmie Johnson; Matt Kenseth; Joey Logano; and Dale Earnhardt, Jr.
All with 5 - Tony Stewart; Clint Bowyer; Brad Keselowki; Martin Truex, Jr.; and Ryan Newman
Kyle Busch - 5
Both with 4 - Carl Edwards and Jimmie Johnson
Drivers with Most Top 10s - Intermediate Tracks (Last 5 Years):
Jimmie Johnson - 71
Tony Stewart - 61
Carl Edwards and Jeff Gordon - 57
Matt Kenseth - 54
Kevin Harvick and Clint Bowyer - 53
Denny Hamlin - 51
Past Pole Winner:
2012 Jimmie Johnson
The Likely Suspects: This core group of drivers have skillfully mastered Kentucky Speedway and reign supreme when it comes to intermediate tracks: Jimmie Johnson, Matt Kenseth; Kyle Busch; and Kevin Harvick.
My 2 Cents: My no-brainer pick this week is a tie between Jimmie Johnson and Brad Keselowski although Matt Kenseth and Kevin Harvick are also decent picks. I will round out my team with Martin Truex, Jr., Joey Logano, Kurt Busch, Carl Edwards, A.J. Allmendinger, and Ricky Stenhouse, Jr..
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