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SPARTA, Ky. – No discussion of Kentucky Speedway is complete without mentioning Kyle Busch or Brad Keselowski, each of whom has won the 400-mile Sprint Cup Series race twice and loom as the favorites on Saturday night.
Matt Kenseth won here in 2013 and boasts an impressive resume on the 1.5 mile tri-oval. The big question is whether somebody else finally breaks into the exclusive club this year.
The opportunity is certainly there after Kentucky resurfaced and reconfigured the track to create two distinctive corners. NASCAR also has implemented a new rules package reducing downforce and side force in hopes of creating more side-by-side racing.
Whether those changes lead to someone in victory lane not named Brad or Kyle remains to be seen. But drivers are eager to find out.