2012 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series:Quaker State 400June 26, 2012 by Marc Jerbs

On Saturday, the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series travel to Sparta, Kentucky for the Quaker State 400. The 1.5-mile tri-oval Kentucky Speedway will host the race at 6:30PM ET.

Last Sunday, Clint Bowyer earned is his 1st win of 2012. It was also his first road course win in his 13th start. Bowyer's last win was in Talladega last 2011. It was his sixth career win in his 233rd start. His resounding win moved him in 7th place in the Sprint Cup Series standings.

Teammates Jimmie Johnson and Dale Earnhardt Jr. have fared differently in the race. Johnson finished in 5th place and earned another top-5 finish in five of the last six races. While Dale Earnhardt Jr. finished in 23rd place, his worst finish of the season.

The current top 10 driver in the Sprint Cup series after the Toyota/Save Mart 350 were Matt Kenseth, Greg Bifle, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Jimmie Johnson, Tony Stewart, Kevin Harvick, Clint Bowyer, Denny Hamlin, Martin Truex Jr., and Brad Keselowski.

The auto racing handicappers have installed Jimmie Johnson as the favorite to win this Saturday's Quaker State 400. Tony Stewart, Denny Hamlin and Matt Kenseth are his main challengers on this race.