NASCAR | Kentucky Speedway Preparing for 2018 Season

02/06/2018 06:10 PM

The 2018 NASCAR season is quickly approaching as next week is “Speedweeks at Daytona.”

That means NASCAR weekend at Kentucky Speedway is roughly only five months away.

Kentucky Speedway held a southern media luncheon on Tuesday in Louisville. While there, track general manager Mark Simendinger talked about his excitement for the upcoming season:

NASCAR Camping World Truck Series driver Ben Rhodes was also in attendance at the luncheon. The Louisville native always looks forward to racing at Kentucky Speedway in July.

This year, he will be racing at the track with the same team he has raced with the last two seasons, as he re-signed with ThorSport Racing last month:

Andrew Chernoff

Andrew is a sports anchor and sports managing editor for Spectrum News. He covers sports all across the state of Kentucky for Sports Night, which airs weeknights at 6:30 and 10:30 on Spectrum News. Andrew was a sports anchor and reporter at KFDM/KBTV in Beaumont, Texas for four years before making the move back home to the Midwest. He is originally from Carmel, Indiana and majored in broadcast journalism and political science at Syracuse University.

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