(Sparta, Ky.) - The first NASCAR Sprint Cup race at the Kentucky Speedway has a sponsor.
Track officials with Speedway Motorsports, Inc. announced prior to Sunday’s race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway that Quaker State will sponsor the July 9th race that will now be called the Quaker State 400.
“The entire Quaker State team is very excited to be a part of this historic moment for NASCAR and Kentucky Speedway,” said Chris Hayek, Quaker State Global Brand Manager. “We are very happy to be involved with what is sure to be a great race.”
The race will be held at the first new track on NASCAR's top level since 2001 when Chicagoland Speedway joined the circuit.
Kentucky Speedway will also host NASCAR Truck Series and Nationwide Series races during the weekend leading up to the Sprint Cup race.
“Our Quaker State sponsorship will ideally blend the brand’s Sprint Cup Series past and present. Quaker State is among the most recognizable brands in motorsports and we’re proud to be a new part of its rich NASCAR heritage,” Kentucky Speedway General Manager Mark Simendinger said.