The 40 Week Monster Cup Series Coke Zero 400 night race at Kentucky Speedway started with Kevin Rupert capturing the pole and Mike Schrader recording the fastest lap of the race. Randy McCanney gained 15 spots for the most positions gained bonus. The race produced many close battles for position through the field with many position changes. Mike Schrader led the most laps with 83, with Joel Kilburn going on to take the win. This week the drivers showed good race-craft, which resulted in 5 cautions with 5 lead changes and there were 4 disqualifications with 49 disconnects in a 23 car field ending with Joel Kilburn #40 Coors Light Chevy capturing his 3rd win of the season with Kevin Rupert finishing 2nd, Peter Norquey 3rd and Brian Glass capturing 4th.

This week the Monster Cup Series moves to the New Hampshire 301 race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway with the current points leader Mike Schrader looking to find ways to get that pole and maintain the lead in the series. The question is … can he hold off the charging Old Bastards?

We shall see when the green flag drops at 11:40 am Eastern time.

In the Cup Series point championship, Joel Kilburn in 2nd, Kenny Kulikowski 3rd and Brian Glass 4th and Mike Franklin 5th place.

The New Hampshire race will be intense, and expect to see close battles all over the track.

July 17, 2018
Written By Mike Schrader