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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Greg is a published award winning sportswriter who spent 23 years combined active and active reserve military service, much of that in and around the Special Operations community. Greg is the author of "The Nuts and Bolts of NASCAR: The Definitive Viewers' Guide to Big-Time Stock Car Auto Racing" and has been published in major publications across the country including the Los Angeles Times, the Cleveland Plain Dealer and the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. He was also a contributor to Chicken Soup for the NASCAR Soul, published in 2010, and the Christmas edition in 2016. He wrote as the NASCAR, Formula 1, Auto Reviews and National Veterans Affairs Examiner for and has appeared on Fox News. He holds a BS degree in communications, a Masters degree in psychology and is currently a PhD candidate majoring in psychology. He is currently the weekend Motorsports Editor for Autoweek.