Kentucky NASCAR Preview: The Race to the Chase begins

Carl Edwards is a former Nationwide Series Champion. (Getty Images)


Carl Edwards is in desperate need of a win. (Getty Images)

After the road course at Sonoma, it’s back to the ovals this week for the NASCAR Sprint Cup series. Saturday night’s Quaker State 400 marks only the second time the series has raced at the 1.5 mile Kentucky Speedway and it marks the kickoff of an important segment of the season.

Saturday night is the start of the Race to the Chase, ten weeks leading up to the September 8 race at Richmond International Raceway where the 12 driver field for this year’s Chase for the Sprint Cup will be set.

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