Kentucky Speedway doesn’t fit well into the “cookie cutter” category that some 1.5-mile tracks conveniently fall into.

“My first laps there from the test session last year when we went, I felt like the bumps were going to make the car lose grip and spin out and be out of control, but there is so much grip there that even with as rough and as bumpy as it is, you stand on the gas and carry a ton of speed and just bounce around,” said Jimmie Johnson. “Those are the things I had to overcome when I got on the track last year.
It’s the roughest and fastest track we go to; well, Atlanta is fast, but there are big swells, and I still don’t feel like we’re driving as hard at Atlanta as we are at Kentucky.