Kyle Busch has his No. 18 Toyota in the wind at the 100-lap point in the inaugural Quaker State 400 at the Kentucky Speedway. His brother Kurt, the only other driver to lead more than two laps, runs second. Kurt led the first 31 laps but lost the lead during pit stops under the race's lone yellow period. Between them, the Busch boys have led all but five of the opening 100 circuits of tonight's race.
Carl Edwards currently runs third, followed by Kasey Kahne and David Reutimann. The top-10 is filled out by Jimmie Johnson, Brad Keselowski, Juan Pablo Montoya, Matt Kenseth, and Kevin Harvick. Georgia's David Ragan, who won his first Sprint Cup race on week ago, currently holds the 12th position.
There have been complaints throughout the field about handling issues, but the race's only yellow flag period was for a competition caution NASCAR called due to qualifying being rained out Friday. Clint Bowyer nearly crashed exiting the fourth turn but saved his Chevrolet to keep the race under green. He currently runs a miserable 29th.