NASCAR | Mark Simendinger Looking Ahead to Kentucky Speedway's July Weekend

05/03/2018 01:20 PM

Kentucky Speedway’s annual NASCAR weekend is just over two months away.

The track will run three races during the weekend in July:

Thursday, July 12 – NCWTS Buckle Up in Your Truck 225
Friday, July 13 – NXS Alsco 300
Saturday, July 14 – MENCS Quaker State 400

Kentucky Speedway General Manager Mark Simendinger joins Sports Night on Thursday to talk about the upcoming July NASCAR weekend at the 1.5-mile oval. Spectrum News’ Andrew Chernoff also asked him to give a Kentucky Derby 144 prediction during their conversation:

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.

When he’s not on the air or in the field covering sports, you can likely find Andrew playing golf, watching IndyCar and Formula 1 races, or exploring the state of Kentucky. His favorite sport is open-wheel racing. In fact, he has not missed an Indianapolis 500 since the early 2000s.

Whether he is working sporting events or not, he always loves talking sports. He is a prolific tweeter, so if you want to stay “in the know” about sports in the Bluegrass, follow Andrew on Twitter @ADChernoff. If you have a story idea for our sports team, send it to Andrew at


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