The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series (MENCS) held the Quaker State 400 tonight at Kentucky Speedway


Results (with starting pos.)

P1           (4) Kurt Busch, No. 1 Monster Energy Chevrolet Camaro ZL1

P2           (10) Kyle Busch, No. 18 Toyota 

P4           (19) Kyle Larson, No. 42 Clover Chevrolet Camaro ZL1


Details of the Day

  • With the win, Busch has now visited victory lane in each of the last six seasons
  • In total, Busch led 41 laps; passing the No. 18 on the final lap of the race, which ended in overtime
  • The win was the first for the No. 1 team since the 2014 All-Star Race
  • In addition to the race win, Busch also won the first stage of the race, helping to add to his race-high 54 point total and moving him up one spot in the driver points to seventh
  • The win was the first ever for Chevrolet at Kentucky Speedway, which was hosting its ninth Cup race
  • The caution flag was shown seven times tonight, for a total of 35 laps
  • The lead changed 15 times among 10 drivers


Kurt Busch, No. 1 Monster Energy Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 – “What an amazing finish for the No. 1 Monster  team tonight! Our group has worked really hard, and it’s great to bring home a win for Monster, GEARWRENCH, Global Poker, and all the great partners that work with our team.  It was also really special to get the first win for Chevrolet here at Kentucky. Can’t thank them enough for all their support, and Hendrick Engines for the great  horsepower we had tonight. Tonight was the first time for alot of the No. 1 guys to be in Victory Lane, and I’m happy that they got their first win tonight. This was the first green‑white‑checkered here at Kentucky, and I said earlier today that I wanted to be a part of that, so I’m glad we were a part of it and we came out on top. It’s amazing how it happened too. For us to have that restart, to have Kyle Larson behind me in the sixth position was great. My spotter told me Larson was going to give me a push and he did a phenomenal job so that I didn’t have to look in the mirror. All I had to do was play offense out in front of me, and what a battle. What a battle with my little brother, to race him side by side. I’m really proud of the way that we finished this race 1‑2, put on one hell of a show, one of those old‑school type races where it’s two guys duking it out.”


MENCS teams will head to New Hampshire Motor Speedway next week for the Foxwoods Resort Casino 301 on Sunday, Jul. 21. NBC Sports, PRN affiliates and SiriusXM NASCAR Channel 90 will have live coverage beginning at 3:00pm ET.