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Cup: Kentucky - Race results

Brad Keselowski won the Quaker State 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup evening race at Kentucky Speedway on Saturday by a margin of 4.399s over Kasey Kahne.
Brad Keselowski was back in victory lane in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series this weekend, with his seventh win. He saw off a late charge from Kasey Kahne who had passed Denny Hamlin for second place in the final laps.

Keselowski overcame a spat in practice on Friday with Juan Montoya at Kentucky Speedway and a switch to his backup car to qualify in eighth place and eventually lead for 68 of the 267 laps of the Quaker State 400.

It's Keselowski's seventh victory in 106 series starts and his third of 2012. It's the first time he's won a Cup race on the 1.5-mile D-shaped tri-oval at Kentucky in two starts here.

Matt Kenseth continues to lead the Cup championship standings by 11pts over Dale Earnhardt Jr.

Race results

1. #2 Brad Keselowski Dodge 267 laps 2hrs 45mins 2secs (47/1 pts)
2. #5 Kasey Kahne Chevrolet 267 laps + 4.399s (42/0 pts)
3. #11 Denny Hamlin Toyota 267 laps + 5.511s (42/1 pts)
4. #88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevrolet 267 laps + 6.099s (40/0 pts)
5. #24 Jeff Gordon Chevrolet 267 laps + 6.359s (39/0 pts)
6. #48 Jimmie Johnson Chevrolet 267 laps + 6.995s (39/1 pts)
7. #17 Matt Kenseth Ford 267 laps + 7.376s (37/0 pts)
8. #56 Martin Truex Jr. Toyota 267 laps + 8.470s (36/0 pts)
9. #22 AJ Allmendinger Dodge 267 laps + 10.585s (35/0 pts)
10. #18 Kyle Busch Toyota 267 laps + 10.647s (36/2 pts)
11. #29 Kevin Harvick Chevrolet 267 laps + 12.354s (33/0 pts)
12. #27 Paul Menard Chevrolet 267 laps + 13.343s (32/0 pts)
13. #9 Marcos Ambrose Ford 267 laps + 14.067s (31/0 pts)
14. #42 Juan Montoya Chevrolet 267 laps + 17.347s (30/0 pts)
15. #1 Jamie McMurray Chevrolet 267 laps + 21.280s (29/0 pts)
16. #15 Clint Bowyer Toyota 267 laps + 22.368s (28/0 pts)
17. #93 Travis Kvapil Toyota 267 laps + 25.560s (28/1 pts)
18. #13 Casey Mears Ford 267 laps + 25.834s (27/1 pts)
19. #51 Kurt Busch Chevrolet 267 laps + 28.533s (25/0 pts)
20. #99 Carl Edwards Ford 266 laps + 1 lap (24/0 pts)
21. #16 Greg Biffle Ford 266 laps + 1 lap (23/0 pts)
22. #20 Joey Logano Toyota 266 laps + 1 lap (22/0 pts)
23. #10 David Reutimann Chevrolet 266 laps + 1 lap (21/0 pts)
24. #31 Jeff Burton Chevrolet 266 laps + 1 lap (20/0 pts)
25. #83 Landon Cassill Toyota 266 laps + 1 lap (19/0 pts)
26. #43 Aric Almirola Ford 266 laps + 1 lap (18/0 pts)
27. #47 Bobby Labonte Toyota 265 laps + 2 laps (17/0 pts)
28. #38 David Gilliland Ford 265 laps + 2 laps (16/0 pts)
29. #34 David Ragan Ford 263 laps + 4 laps (15/0 pts)
30. #55 Michael Waltrip Toyota 262 laps + 5 laps (14/0 pts)
31. #32 Ken Schrader Ford 262 laps + 5 laps (13/0 pts)
32. #14 Tony Stewart Chevrolet 231 laps + 36 laps (12/0 pts)
33. #78 Regan Smith Chevrolet 209 laps Accident (11/0 pts)
34. #39 Ryan Newman Chevrolet 208 laps Accident (10/0 pts)
35. #36 Dave Blaney Chevrolet 144 laps Engine (9/0 pts)
36. #30 David Stremme Toyota 71 laps Vibration (8/0 pts)
37. #26 Josh Wise * Ford 60 laps Vibration (7/0 pts)
38. #98 Michael McDowell Ford 58 laps Brakes (6/0 pts)
39. #195 Scott Speed Ford 55 laps Brakes (5/0 pts)
40. #87 Joe Nemechek Toyota 52 laps Overheating (0pts)
41. #33 Stephen Leicht * Chevrolet 47 laps Vibration (3/0 pts)
42. #119 Mike Bliss Toyota 18 laps Overheating (0pts)
43. #23 Scott Riggs Chevrolet 12 laps Electrical (1/0 pts)

* Denotes Rookie



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Brad Keselowski, driver of the #2 Miller Lite Dodge, celebrates with the American flag after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Quaker State 400 at Kentucky Speedway on Saturday in Sparta, Ky. (Photo Credit: Tyler Barrick/Getty Images for NASCAR)
Brad Keselowski, driver of the #2 Miller Lite Dodge, celebrates with a burnout after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Quaker State 400 at Kentucky Speedway on Saturday in Sparta, Ky. (Photo Credit: Rainier Ehrhardt/Getty Images for NASCAR)
Denny Hamlin, driver of the #11 FedEx Express Toyota, races Brad Keselowski, driver of the #2 Miller Lite Dodge, during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Quaker State 400 at Kentucky Speedway on Saturday in Sparta, Ky. (Photo Credit: Geoff Burke/Getty Images for NASCAR)
Dale Earnhardt, Jr., driver of the #88 National Guard Chevrolet SS finished 2nd, Jeff Gordon, driver of the #24 Drive To End Hunger Chevrolet SS finished 7th Saturday, April 12, 2014 in the NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Darlington Raceway in Darlington South Carolina. Earnhardt Jr. is 4th, Gordon is 1st in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) standings. Teammate Kevin Harvick, driver of the #4 Budweiser Chevrolet SS won. (Photo Credit: HHP/Alan Marler for Chevrolet)
Kevin Harvick, driver of the #4 Budweiser Chevrolet SS finished 1st, Kasey Kahne, driver of the #5 Great Clips Chevrolet SS finished 37th Saturday, April 12, 2014 in the NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Darlington Raceway in Darlington South Carolina. Harvick  is 22nd, Kahne is 23rd in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) standings. Teammates Dale Earnhardt, Jr., driver of the #88 National Guard Chevrolet SS finished 2nd and Jimmie Johnson, driver of the #48 Kobalt Tools Chevrolet SS finished 3rd.(Photo Credit: HHP/Christa L. Thomas for Chevrolet)
Kevin Harvick, driver of the #4 Budweiser Chevrolet SS celebrates his win Saturday, April 12, 2014 in the NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Darlington Raceway in Darlington South Carolina. Harvick is 22nd in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) standings. Teammates Dale Earnhardt, Jr., driver of the #88 National Guard Chevrolet SS finished 2nd and Jimmie Johnson, driver of the #48 Kobalt Tools Chevrolet SS finished 3rd. (Photo Credit: HHP/Tami Kelly-Pope for Chevrolet)
Kevin Harvick, driver of the #4 Budweiser Chevrolet SS celebrates his win Saturday, April 12, 2014 in the NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Darlington Raceway in Darlington South Carolina. Harvick is 22nd in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) standings. Teammates Dale Earnhardt, Jr., driver of the #88 National Guard Chevrolet SS finished 2nd and Jimmie Johnson, driver of the #48 Kobalt Tools Chevrolet SS finished 3rd. (Photo Credit: HHP/Christa L. Thomas for Chevrolet)
Aric Almirola, driver of the #43 Richard Petty Motorsports Ford, and Ricky Stenhouse Jr. in the #17 Roush Fenway Racing Ford tangle during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Bojangles` Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway on April 12, 2014 in Darlington, South Carolina. (Photo Credit: NASCAR Via Getty Images)
Joey Logano, driver of the #22 Shell Pennzoil Ford, and Kevin Harvick, driver of the #4 Budweiser Chevrolet, lead the field to start the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Bojangles` Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway on April 12, 2014 in Darlington, South Carolina. (Photo Credit: NASCAR Via Getty Images)
Kyle Busch, driver of the #54 Monster Energy Toyota, leads the field to start the NASCAR Nationwide Series VFW Sport Clips Help A Hero 200 at Darlington Raceway on April 11, 2014 in Darlington, South Carolina. (Photo Credit: Sean Gardner/Getty Images)
Stewart-Haas Racing team co-owner Gene Haas (Photo Credit: Streeter Lecka/NASCAR via Getty Images)
Stewart-Haas Racing team co-owner Gene Haas (Photo Credit: Streeter Lecka/NASCAR via Getty Images)
Joey Logano, driver of the #22 Shell-Pennzoil/Hertz Ford, celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Duck Commander 500 at Texas Motor Speedway on April 7, 2014 in Fort Worth, Texas. (Photo Credit: Sean Gardner/NASCAR via Getty Images)
Joey Logano, driver of the #22 Shell-Pennzoil/Hertz Ford, celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Duck Commander 500 at Texas Motor Speedway on April 7, 2014 in Fort Worth, Texas.  (Photo Credit: Chris Graythen/Getty Images for Texas Motor Speedway)
Joey Logano, driver of the #22 Shell-Pennzoil/Hertz Ford, races to the checkered flag to win the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Duck Commander 500 at Texas Motor Speedway on April 7, 2014 in Fort Worth, Texas. (Photo Credit: Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images)
Joey Logano, driver of the #22 Shell-Pennzoil/Hertz Ford, celebrates with a burnout after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Duck Commander 500 at Texas Motor Speedway on April 7, 2014 in Fort Worth, Texas. (Photo Credit: Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images)
Damage to the winshield of Jimmie Johnson, driver of the #48 Lowe`s Spring is Calling Chevrolet, is repaired on pit road during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Duck Commander 500 at Texas Motor Speedway on April 7, 2014 in Fort Worth, Texas.  (Photo Credit: Chris Graythen/Getty Images for Texas Motor Speedway)
Dale Earnhardt Jr., driver of the #88 National Guard Chevrolet, crashes early in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Duck Commander 500 at Texas Motor Speedway on April 7, 2014 in Fort Worth, Texas. (Photo Credit: Nick Laham/Getty Images)

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Ohio Family - Unregistered

July 01, 2012 4:38 PM

we had an awesome time. Couldnt get int he race last year due to traffic. My 10 year old son is into racing, were a speed family anyway. It was a bit long for my son but what fun. the sound of the cars coming at the start line is aggressive yet sultry, yes im a woman. we had a lot of fun, chilln and got home exhausted. My son swears he will be driving one of these cars when he gets of age, all i can say is U GO BOY. CONTRAZ BRAD, U GO BOY TOO!!!



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