It’s a busy weekend for Sparta’s Kentucky Speedway, beginning with the Friday edition of Kentucky Sports Radio radio, live from the grounds from 10 am to noon. Matt Jones and Shannon T. Dude will host two hours of radio from a garage before the Friday festivities begin ahead of tomorrow’s Quaker State 400, the annual NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race held here in the Bluegrass. I know absolutely nothing about NASCAR, but I do know it is a huge event for the area, and I assume it runs 400 miles and is presented by Quaker State.
At this time I would like to make the official KSR prediction for the race winner — we’ll take Brad Keselowski in the Miller Lite car. Keselowski is our pick simply because he was at Dickmann’s Sports Bar after us in Fort Wright on Wednesday.
I must say, I’m not a big fan of the world we live in right now.
Let’s not make this the forum for airing out our opinions on this week’s events — we have Facebook for that — but we can all agree this has been a horrible, horrible, horrible week for our country. The acts over the last three days have been sickening and heartbreaking and tragic and inexcusable and we’ve hopefully seen the last of them.
Peach Jam coverage continues today.
Nick Roush is still down in North Augusta where Day 3 of the Peach Jam tips off right about now. John Calipari, Kenny Payne, Tony Barbee and Joel Justus will continue their evaluations throughout the day as Nick follows their each and every move to determine which of the 2017 prospects remain high on UK’s board.
Las Vegas Summer League begins today.
I’m currently halfway through a big preview of the Vegas games to make it easier on you to find your favorite former Wildcats in action. Look for that here on the site a little later this morning.
Trey Lyles, James Young finished up in Utah last night.
Lyles went head-to-head with Ben Simmons in the last game of the Utah Summer League. It was a losing effort for the Jazz, but Lyles did lead the team in scoring with 22 points on 7-of-21 shooting from the field and eight rebounds. Simmons scored six.
And in the Boston game, James Young went 2-for-5 from outside on his way to 10 points in the game. The Celtics really like what they got out of Young and plan to get him more involved moving forward.
#BlueGotIn to the U.S. Women’s Open
Lots of support for Anna Hack of UK Women’s Golf, who qualified for the U.S. Women’s Open out in California. She shot an opening round 80 in her debut, yesterday.
Roger Federer lost the first set in the Wimbledon semifinal this morning.
Federer is up against Milos Raonic of Canada in the semifinals, currently on ESPN. We need our favorite KSR guest to come back and win this thing to reach his 11th Wimbledon final. He’s never lost in the semis.
Reminder: Today’s KSR is closed to the public.
The tour will pick back up on Monday.