The weekend at Kentucky Speedway can be described in one word – soggy. Both the Nationwide and Sprint Cup races were affected by rain moving through the area this past weekend.
The Nationwide series Feed the Children 300 was called due to rain, and the very next day the Sprint Cup race, the Quaker State 400, a scheduled night race, was postponed to race during the day on Sunday.
This weeks edition of winners and losers sees Matt Kenseth, Brad Keselowski, Kurt Busch and more.
Matt Kenseth started Kentucky race weekend saying they did not have a great car, and they were not expecting much as far as a great finish was concerned. Kenseth ended up winning the Quaker State 400, you cannot get much better than that.
Joey Logano is our ‘biggest winner’ this week. Logano finished the race in the fourth position moving up four spots in the points. The move has put Logano in the top ten in points. Huge move for the No. 22 team.
Kurt Busch had another solid week this past weekend. He finished sixth at Kentucky and gained three more point positions. It moves Busch from 17th in the points, all the way back up to 14th.
Brad Keselowski would be our ‘biggest loser’ this week. Keselowski, last year’s June Kentucky race winner needed a solid finish to help his bid in the Chase. Just the opposite happened when he was involved in a wreck. Keselowski lost four point positions dropping him to 13th in the standings.
Denny Hamlin still sits 25th in the point standings after taking off multiple weeks early in the season due to a back injury. Hamlin has not been able to catch a break, with part failures to bad luck – Hamlin still lingers back in the pack without making any progress up on the leaders. Hamlin needs to start winning if he wants any shot at making the Chase.
Another race for Jimmie Johnson, another poor restart. Johnson blamed Kenseth for the slowing the restart at the end of the Quaker State 400. Johnson did storm back through the field to finish 9th but at this point he is only looking for wins. He lost a chance at key points when the Chase resets.