Things get a bit back to normal this week with Kentucky being in a similar spot to last year in the middle of July. Kentucky is an intermediate track at 1.5 miles in length and generally it’s a bit on the shallower side in terms of banking, though there is different banking on each end of the track. This tends to lead to Turn 3 being one of the toughest to manage on the Cup circuit as it’s a shallow, wide, entry that allows you to sweep up toward the wall if you’re not careful.

Like a typical 1.5-mile track, track position is key here as clean air does wonders for the car setup and passing can be tough to accomplish as only one of the last five races here had more than five drivers have double-digit positive place differential and most of those drivers that moved up that far were fast cars that had a bad qualifying lap or had their cars setup for the longer runs of the race rather than the shorter runs of qualifying.

Chevys haven’t done terribly well here in the past but...