Three things to watch
1 . Kyle Busch and Brad Keselowski are the only drivers who have won Sprint Cup Series races at Kentucky and both should be favorites for another win.
2. Martin Truex Jr. is fresh off breaking his 218-race winless streak and heading to a 1.5-mile track where Michael Waltrip Racing has typically been strong.
3 . Don't count out Jimmie Johnson. He's been good just about everywhere and Kentucky is one of the few tracks on which he's never won.
Three picks for your fantasy team:
Kyle Busch, Kevin Harvick, Brad Keselowski
"I just think that it's funny how he said that I could qualify, but I can't race because those of you that actually watch what I do would know that I can't qualify for crap. In the race things go much better," Patrick said.
"The most important thing to me is that I can keep my team happy, we're moving in the right direction, that (my sponsor) is happy and that when you walk out of the garage or walk around the track and meet a little girl that wants to grow up to be like you then you're doing something right -- those are the things that feel right."
Two of Patrick's fellow Cup drivers, Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Kevin Harvick, came to her defense on Friday.
"She's out there running competitively and running strong on several accounts," Earnhardt said. "I think that she has got a good opportunity and a rightful position in the sport to keep competing and she just might surprise even Kyle Petty."
Quaker State 400
Where: Kentucky Speedway, Sparta, Ky.
Track type: 1.5-mile, banked, paved quad-oval
Race distance: 267 laps, 400.5 miles
Weather: High in the mid-70s with a 50 percent chance of a thunderstorm.
TV: Coverage begins at 7 p.m. on TNT. Green flag is 7:46 p.m. ET
Radio: Performance Racing Network