NASCAR Sprint Cup: Quaker State 400 schedule, TV times

06/26/2014 7:04 PM

06/26/2014 7:31 PM

This week’s race

Quaker State 400

What: 267 laps (400.5 miles)

Where: Kentucky Speedway, a 1.5-mile banked quad-oval in Sparta, Ky.

When: 7:30 p.m. Saturday

TV: TNT

Radio: Performance Racing Network

Last year’s winner: Matt Kenseth

Also this week: UNOH 225, Camping World Truck Series, Kentucky Speedway, 8 p.m. Thursday, Fox Sports 1.

• Hero Campaign 300, Nationwide Series, Kentucky Speedway, 7:30 p.m. Friday, ESPN.

Worth mentioning: Jeff Gordon continues to lead the Sprint Cup Series standings and holds a 20-point advantage over Hendrick Motorsports teammate Jimmie Johnson. HMS teammate Dale Earnhardt Jr. is third, Matt Kenseth is fourth and Brad Keselowski is fifth.

Who’s Hot / Who’s Not

HOT

Carl Edwards: Locked into the Chase and gave Roush Fenway Racing a much-needed confidence boost.

Jeff Gordon: It has been quite some time since Gordon was this good week-in and week-out.

Dale Earnhardt Jr.: The benefit of fast cars and a better attitude on road courses was a third place at Sonoma.

Paul Menard: Back-to-back top fives and five top 10s in past seven races.

Brendan Gaughan: Ended a decade of disappointment with a win at Road America.

Landon Cassill: Among the best at making the most out of very little.

NOT

Kevin Harvick: Just when you think you’ve seen every way a fast car can lose a race.

AJ Allmendinger: Was the class of the field until he got in a wreck with Earnhardt.

Trevor Bayne: Has wrecked out of past two Nationwide races.

Jim Utter

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