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Bumpy track means anyone's race
NASCAR Kentucky Auto  Heal WEB
Brad Keselowski waits for the final round of qualifying for the NASCAR Sprint Cup series auto race at Kentucky Speedway in Sparta, Ky., on Friday. Keselowski won the pole position. His track-record speed of 188.791 mph in a Ford to win the pole for Saturday night's NASCAR race at Kentucky Speedway. A day in which 23 drivers broke Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s year-old mark of 183.636 mph in the first round of knockout qualifying alone ended with the 2012 winner of the 400-mile race shattering it by more than 5 mph. Keselowski overtook Penske Racing teammate Joey Logano, who turned a lap of 187.175 after leading the first two rounds. Jeff Gordon will start third in a Chevy, salvaging a session in which Hendrick Motorsports teammates Jimmie Johnson and Earnhardt didn't make it past the first round. Denny Hamlin was fourth in a Toyota. - photo by Associated Press
SPARTA, Ky. — NASCAR drivers won't be shocked if Kentucky Speedway's fourth Sprint Cup Series race yields a repeat winner or new face spraying champagne in victory lane. Either scenario could happen with past winners Kyle Bush and Brad Keselowski trying to strengthen their bids for more success in Saturday night's 400-miler by running companion series races this weekend. Defending race champion Matt Kenseth, meanwhile, seeks to repeat the magic and earn his first win this season.