Quaker State 400 preview

Hear from Kyle Busch and Martin Truex Jr. ahead of Saturday's big race.


LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – Kyle Busch has notched 2 Cup Series wins in Sparta plus victories at the Xfinity and truck series levels.

The number 18 Toyota Camry looks to find its way back to victory lane again in 2018.

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There’s a lot of factors that go into making that happen and Busch knows what it takes.

Martin Truex jr. took home the win last year in the Quaker State 400.

He’s looking to help get Furniture Row Racing back in victory lane in 2018.

What was it last year that felt so good and why does Truex think that plays into this trip?

Hear from both Busch and Truex in the video.

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Alex Risen joined the ABC 36 News team in October of 2011 as ABC 36’s Weekend Sports Anchor/ Sports Reporter. Alex can also be seen Friday nights co-anchoring the Highschool Highlight Reel. Alex started out in the broadcast business while still in college at the University of Kentucky, heading up the school’s daily student news network as the Sports Director. He made his commercial televsion debut in May of 2011 while at WYMT in Hazard, Kentucky as co-host of a weekly, half-hour high school sports program previewing area schools’ games on Friday nights and as a morning sports anchor. Alex has also spent time as an intern at ESPN in the Statistics and Analysis department, as a production assistant for NBC Sports horse racing and Sunday Night Football productions, and as an intern for WLKY in his hometown of Louisville, KY. Alex graduated from Saint Xavier High School in 2007 and earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Journalism and Political Science from the University of Kentucky in 2010 where he graduated magna cum laude from the Honors Program. He’s excited to be covering his passion in his home state and make Central Kentucky his home for years to come. Alex can be reached at ARisen@wtvq.com