Minute-by-Minute: Kentucky

June 27, 2013, Staff report, NASCAR.com

Minute-by-Minute: Kentucky
Keep up with the latest buzz at the track

10:43 p.m. ET: Last update of the night, with the final laps below. Thanks for hanging out. See you guys tomorrow.

10:12 p.m. ET: Head on over to PressPass for live news conferences.

10:05 p.m. ET: Congrats Ty Dillon!

9:54 p.m. ET: Remember that earlier picture of an angry Darrell Wallace Jr.? This is why he was upset.

 

9:53 p.m. ET: Get ready for a great finish. Ty Dillon is in the lead after passing Kyle Busch. About 20 laps to go. Follow live here.

9:50 p.m. ET: Late push coming!

Joey Coulter (@joeycoulter): Joey breaks in to the top-10 as he passes Crafton with 33 laps remaining.

9:43 p.m. ET: Lots of pit strategy over these final laps. Less than 40 to go.

TSMotorsports (@TSMotorsports): Two tire stops and fuel for all four TSM teams. A bit of a log jam coming off pit road. Will reset the order in a moment.

9:38 p.m. ET: Really nice save here from John Wes Townley.

 

9:31 p.m. ET: Bubba is not happy.

Alicia Deal (@aliciaedeal): Not where we want to be when there is still racing taking place on the track....

9:29 p.m. ET: Great pic. Check out that sky.

Jeb Burton (@JebBurtonRacing): The No. 4 team pits for tires, fuel and an air pressure adjustment. -PR

9:25 p.m. ET: Darrell Wallace Jr. has gone from leading to spinning out and hitting the wall hard.

Tanner Berryhill (@tannerberryhill): Too bad for the 54. Great job by @RyanBlaney22 to hold on to his machine.

9:20 p.m. ET: And just like that, following pit stops, Kyle Busch and Brad Keselowski are running 1-2. Follow live here.

9:14 p.m. ET: Halfway home! Darrell Wallace Jr. leads, with Kyle Busch chasing him down. Follow live here.

9:08 p.m. ET: The whole "bad news, good news" thing.

Max Gresham (@MaxGresham): The No. 8 @MadeInUSABrand @TeamChevy is in the garage after contact with the wall. Gresham has been cleared from care center.

9:06 p.m. ET: Here's what happened to Brendan Gaughan's No. 62.

 

9:02 p.m. ET: Let's see if Burton can make it two in a row. He's inside the top 10.

Jeb Burton (@JebBurtonRacing): "It gets better every lap," says Burton. Lap 50/150 and the No. 4 team is currently P9. -PR

8:49 p.m. ET: Let's see if Gaughan can get back out there.

RCR (@RCRracing): The @RCR62BGaughan crew working to get back on track @KySpeedway after mechanical problem.

8:44 p.m. ET:

Kenny Bruce (@kennybruce):After 25 caution-free laps, NCWTS race from Ky has been slowed by back-to-back cautions. Wallace leads under yellow at lap 32. #NASCAR

8:39 p.m. ET: Tough break for the Las Vegas native.

NASCAR Trucks (@NASCAR_Trucks): Caution 1 – Gaughan suffers mechanical issues in T4; Laps 27-30. 4 total laps of caution. R. Sieg was beneficiary. #NASCAR

8:30 p.m. ET: Red Horse Racing has three guys in the top 10 for now.

Red Horse Racing (@RedHorseRacing): As they run - lap 11: #JWT p2, @TimothyPeters17 p5, @gerspeed1 p9. #UNOH225

8:16 p.m. ET: Green flag is about to drop! You can follow the race on NASCAR.com's live leaderboard here.

8:10 p.m. ET: Brett Moffitt slapped the wall earlier. See below. He'll start 34th.

 

8:05 p.m. ET: Cute kid, bro.

RCR (@RCRracing): Ryland Gaughan giving his best, "Are you talkin' to ME?" look @RCR62BGaughan @KySpeedway

7:43 p.m. ET: Well said.

Michael Waltrip (@mw55): How good are our truckers? @Matt_Crafton is fastest in @NASCAR_NNS practice! #GoMatt ! @KySpeedway #toughtruckers

7:30 p.m. ET: Matt Crafton soars to the top of the leaderboard at the end of Nationwide Series -- yes, Nationwide -- practice. See the full times here.

7:14 p.m. ET: If you're on Twitter, this is a great contest.

Kentucky Speedway (@KySpeedway): Tweet your pick to win our @NASCAR_Trucks @UNOH_edu 225 w/ #UNOH225 before the 8 p.m.start for your chance to win a prize pack! #NASCAR

7:09 p.m. ET: Parker Kligerman, who finished third at Road America, is driving a new car this week.

KyleBuschMotorsports (@KBMteam): 20 mins left in opening @NASCAR_NNS practice. @pkligerman currently P8 in his brand new @toyotaracing Camry chassis, KBM-12

7:02 p.m.: Passed the midway point of the first Nationwide Series practice. Brad Keselowski leads. Follow live here.

6:57 p.m. ET: That's a good look, Mr. Blaney.

6:48 p.m. ET: Man, that's cold Bubba. Glad you guys are close.

Darrell Wallace Jr (@BubbaWallace): So @RyanBlaney22 says to me "nice lap bud...but not nice enough though"

6:45 p.m. ET: No. No I did not know that. Very impressive.

NASCAR Nationwide (@NASCAR_NNS):Did you know in this event last season, A Dillon had a perfect driver rating of 150.0 after starting on the pole & winning the race? #NASCAR

6:42 p.m. ET: In case you missed the big link at the top of this blog, here's the lineup for tonight's Truck Series race.

6:30 p.m. ET: A busy day at Kentucky continues. NASCAR Nationwide Series practice is underway. Follow it live here.

6:25 p.m. ET: Pay attention now, Max.

Max Gresham (@MaxGresham): At the @NASCAR_Trucks drivers meeting at @KySpeedway.

6:22 p.m. ET: Lookin' good!

JR Motorsports (@JRMotorsports): JRM @Hellmanns / @GreatClips rides look ready for practice. Agree?

6:15 p.m. ET: Reminder: We're at about the halfway point of GarageCam. Watch it live here.

6:12 p.m. ET: Impressive company for the 19-year-old Blaney.

Kentucky Speedway (@KySpeedway): .@RyanBlaney22 is the 15th different @NASCAR_Trucks pole winner in our speedway's history. #UNOH225 #NASCAR

6:05 p.m. ET: Not what the Rheen team was hoping for.

Cale Gale (@CaleGale): Cale will start the #UNOH225 in the 18th spot.

6:02 p.m. ET: A first for Ryan Blaney. Congrats!

NASCAR Trucks (@NASCAR_Trucks): Blaney wins #Keystone 21 Means 21 pole for tonight's #UNOH225 Wallace will join him on the front row. #NASCAR

5:57 p.m. ET: Folks, it's almost time for NASCAR Nationwide Series GarageCam! Follow it live here.

5:55 p.m. ET: Ryan Blaney is now on the provisional pole. Follow live here.

5:45 p.m. ET: If you missed it earlier -- or hey, even if you didn't -- Brad Keselowski and Kyle Busch talked about running the triple at Kentucky

 

5:41 p.m. ET: Just passed the halfway point of qualifying. Series points leader Matt Crafton is on the provisional pole. Follow along here.

5:35 p.m. ET: NASCAR.com's David Caraviello is on the scene as well.

David Caraviello (@dcaraviello): Ouch, hard crash by Brett Moffitt in qualifying for tonight's Truck race in Kentucky. His 1st appearance in the series. Gonna need a backup.

5:32 p.m. ET: NASCAR.com writer Kenny Bruce reports from qualifying. We'll post a picture or video when we get one.

Kenny Bruce (@kennybruce): Brett Moffitt hits the wall during his qualifying lap. Big damage but driver OK. #NASCAR

5:24 p.m. ET: Brendan Gaughan is third in the points standings and 12 points behind second-place Jeb Burton. Thanks to @RCRracing for the pic.

5:15 p.m. ET: You can thank PR ace Alicia Deal (@aliciadeal) for this photo of Darrell Wallace Jr. Wallace posted the fastest time during the opening practice session.

5:08 p.m. ET: Nice use of a filter from this NASCAR Next member, who is making his first start in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series this weekend.

Brett Moffitt (@brettmoffitt11): Heading to the truck! - PR

 

4:56 p.m. ET: Truck qualifying in less than 10 minutes! Follow live here.

4:43 p.m. ET: Brad Keselowski is finishing up in the media center. Kyle Busch comes in next. Click here to watch it live.

4:31 p.m. ET: Bird is the word.

Michael Waltrip (@mw55): Alright it's me and Big Bird! Go

4:27 p.m. ET: Dude, don't get lost.

Kyle Larson (@KyleLarsonRacin): Siri had me going down some back roads on the way to Kentucky.

4:22 p.m. ET: We've got live interviews going on in the media center at Kentucky Speedway right now. You can watch here.

4:19 p.m. ET: For your planning purposes: NASCAR Camping World Truck Series qualifying is at 5:05 p.m. ET. NASCAR Nationwide Series practice is at 6:30 p.m. ET. The UNOH 225 Truck Series race is at 8 p.m. ET.

4:17 p.m. ET: Good afternoon, and thanks for following along today's on-track activity in the Minute-by-Minute blog.