CONCORD, N.C. – In 2011, Kentucky Speedway hosted its inaugural NASCAR Cup Series event.
In just the second Cup Series race at the Sparta, Kentucky, track the following year, a team effort saw all four Hendrick Motorsports drivers finish inside the top six.
Kasey Kahne led the pack in the June 30, 2012 event, gaining positions throughout the day to take home a second-place finish after starting the day 19th.
Dale Earnhardt Jr. was the next Hendrick Motorsports teammate to cross under the checkered flag, earning a fourth-place finish. Jeff Gordon was close behind in fifth.
Jimmie Johnson started the event on the pole and led the 267 lap, 400-mile event for 39 laps on the way to a sixth-place finish.
Though the organization hasn’t found Victory Lane at Kentucky Speedway, it has led the way on 1.5-mile tracks throughout its history.
Its 57 wins on 1.5-mile tracks leads all active teams, with Johnson and Gordon earning 28 and 17 of those, respectively.
A win at Kentucky Speedway this weekend would give Hendrick Motorsports a win on all tracks in the Cup Series.