SPARTA — Quaker State agreed to become the title sponsor of the first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Kentucky Speedway on Saturday, July 9. The race, the Quaker State 400, will mark the first new track to join the NASCAR Sprint Cup schedule since 2001.
Kentucky Speedway is undergoing an $82 million expansion, increasing seating capacity to 106,000 from 60,000. In December, Kentucky officials approved up to $20.5 million in tax rebates over a 10-year period in anticipation of the race.
Quaker State will also sponsor veteran driver Mark Martin's No. 5 Chevrolet for the race in Sparta.
"I think it's great that NASCAR continues to expand the tracks we race," Martin said.