Kentucky September 2013 Race Review – Kevin Lepage
LEPAGE SCORES 19th IN KENTUCKY 300
SPARTA, Ky. – Kevin Lepage made a fine return to the JD Motorsports with Gary Keller Chevrolet in Saturday’s Kentucky 300 at Kentucky Speedway, scoring a 19th-place run.
Lepage, making a rare visit to the Nationwide Series, started 28th but pushed through the field to reach 17th by the halfway mark. He climbed to 19th by race’s end despite a late-race penalty for jumping a restart.
“We had a pretty good car,” Lepage said. “We probably could have picked up a few more spots. The car got better as the night went along. It was good to be back with Johnny and his guys.”
The race win went to Ryan Blaney, who visited Nationwide victory lane for the first time. He led 96 of the 200 laps, including the final 89.
The Nationwide Series moves on to Dover, Del. for a Sept. 28 race.