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July 13, 2018 - 11:00 PM

When you think Bluegrass State and racing, the Kentucky Derby springs to mind, not motorsports at Kentucky Speedway. [AP/DARRON CUMMINGS]

1. Horses, bourbon

Kentucky is synonymous with horse racing (Kentucky Derby), bourbon (Jim Beam, Wild Turkey) and college basketball (Kentucky, Louisville), but has little to do with racing. Kentucky Speedway was built in Sparta, which is an hour south from Cincinnati, and hosted its first Cup Series race in 2011. Brad Keselowski and Kyle Busch have combined for five wins in seven Cup races there.

2. Chevy, young guns

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