The world of NASCAR will be focused tonight on the Quaker State 400 from the Kentucky Speedway with Kyle Busch listed as the betting odds favorite at 9/2. A poll on the NASCAR web site with close to 9000 votes so far disagree with the oddsmakers and have Dale Earnhardt Jr. winning the race with 33% of the vote, Kyle Busch getting 21%, Carl Edwards at 19%, Jimmie Johnson carrying 12% and Kevin Harvick at 11%. The Quaker State 400 has an official start time of 7:46 p.m. ET with the waving of the "green flag" and is the 18th race in the 2011 Sprint Cup Series. Kevin Harvick is the current Sprint Cup leader with 586 points and $3,302,285 in winnings.
The Quaker State 400 is hosted at the Kentucky Speedway (Sparta, Kentucky) and will be shown on television via TNT and broadcast on the radio by PRN (Performance Racing Network) and NASCAR Radio on Sirius. The pre-race is scheduled for 7:00 p.m. ET with the green flag starting the race at 7:46 p.m. ET. The track is a tri-oval shape with a length of 1.5 miles with the race today going 400.5 miles (267 laps). The surface itself is asphalt and has banking turns or 14 degrees, tri-oval at 8-10 degrees and straight at 4 degrees. The weather forecast today is cloudy and 78 degrees (click for updated weather conditions).
The Quaker State 400 betting odds have the top five favored drivers as Kyle Busch #18 (9/2), Carl Edwards #99 (5/1), Jimmie Johnson #48 (8/1), Kurt Busch #22 (9/1) and Matt Kenseth #17 (9/1). Busch and Edwards are the only two of the five favored with national series wins at Kentucky in the race tonight. Quaker State 400 Breakdown from the Drivers
Discussion: What driver is your pick to win the Quaker State 400 today? Check out the free NASCAR pick on the race today from the Pregame Community in the forums and especially in Griff's NASCAR--Quaker State 400 thread.
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