The 2017 Quaker State 400 presented by Advance Auto Parts is coming up faster than you can say “Turn 3.” While the race doesn’t kick off until Saturday July 8th, we’ve got plenty of fun in our back pocket at the Kentucky Speedway leading up to the race. Want to spend some quality time with a true gearhead? Tommy Pike of Tommy Pike Customs will be on site with his blue bombshell custom 2017 Camaro SS. Wish you could trade fishing tales with the Quaker State Fishing League Worldwide Anglers Jimmy Houston, Matt Arey and Scott Canterbury? Give ‘em a firm handshake at their booth. Got a soft spot for the classics? Joe Ray from Lowrider Magazine will be rolling in low and slow and ready to talk shop. Want to see legendary NASCAR crew chief Larry McReynolds? We’ve got you covered.

But enough about all the fixings – why should you come for the main course?


And we’re keeping it that way. We're not ones for big, fancy marketing, so when we decided to sponsor a NASCAR race we chose one like us: tough and hard working. Each year, the motor oil known for durability puts its name behind the Quaker State 400 at Kentucky Speedway. Some of the hardest working names in the sport have earned their place in Victory Lane, including Kyle Busch, no. 18, in 2011 and 2015; Brad Keselowski, no. 2 in 2012, 2014 and 2016; and Matt Kenseth, no. 20 in 2013.

But the Quaker State 400 isn't just a test of toughness––it's a celebration of those who love speed. NASCAR boasts some of the sporting world's most dedicated fans and our race is for them. Each year we bring NASCAR fans a behind-the-scenes look at all the action on the track, so whether you're sitting with us in the stands at Kentucky Speedway or watching from home, you're part of the Quaker State 400.