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NASCAR Numbers Game: Taking stock of the 2013 Sprint Cup season

David Smith crunches the numbers to reveal some telling stats in the Cup Series
David Smith crunches the numbers for the Sprint Cup Series in his weekly "NASCAR Numbers Game" column.

The off week prior to the race at Indianapolis serves as a welcome respite to everyone in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series except crew chiefs who might be on the hot seat. One casualty of “chopping block week” occurred Tuesday morning when BK Racing relieved Pat Tryson of his duties as the head wrench for David Reutimann’s No. 83 entry.

NASCAR Starting Lineup for Sunday's Food City Presents the Supermarket Heroes 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway

Brad Keselowski earns the pole as NASCAR heads to lightning-quick Thunder Valley
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NASCAR Starting Lineup for Sunday's Food City Presents the Supermarket Heroes 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway

Sunday’s Food City presents the Supermarket Heroes 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway kicks off the short track schedule for the 2020 NASCAR Cup Series. This half-mile, lightning-fast oval nicknamed Thunder Valley is home to the shortest lap times on the circuit. You can run four laps here in under a minute, hitting average speeds of over 120 mph while danger lurks around every high-banked turn.

 

eNASCAR iRacing Fantasy Picks: North Wilkesboro 160

The Cup Series "races" on this short track for the first time since 1996
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eNASCAR iRacing Fantasy Picks: North Wilkesboro 160

It's almost time for real racing! Before teams head out to Darlington Raceway, though for NASCAR's Cup Series return on May 17, 2020 there's one more eNASCAR iRacing Pro Invitational Series event. They saved the best for last in this exhibition series; this week, drivers will compete at the virtual North Wilkesboro Speedway Saturday (May 9) at 3 p.m. ET.

 

eNASCAR iRacing Fantasy Picks: GEICO 70 at Talladega Superspeedway

Can your fantasy roster escape the virtual Big One at NASCAR's largest superspeedway?
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eNASCAR iRacing Fantasy Picks: GEICO 70 at Talladega Superspeedway

It's time for Talladega Superspeedway racing, baby! Fantasy eNASCAR iRacing heads to the virtual Alabama track for the GEICO 70 on Sunday, April 26 at 1 p.m. ET. It's the latest race in the eNASCAR Pro Invitational Series, featuring NASCAR Cup Series regulars and a few blasts from the past as real-life racing continues to be sidelined due to COVID-19.

 

Ford EcoBoost 400 (Homestead-Miami) NASCAR Preview and Fantasy Predictions

Four drivers battle in a winner-take-all championship finale
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Ford EcoBoost 400 (Homestead-Miami) NASCAR Preview and Fantasy Predictions

After nine months and 35 races, it all comes down to one weekend to decide the 2019 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series title. Denny Hamlin, Martin Truex Jr., Kyle Busch, an Kevin Harvick will duke it out over 267 laps at Homestead-Miami Speedway on Sunday, Nov. 17 in the Ford EcoBoost 400.

 

NASCAR Fantasy Picks: Best ISM Raceway Drivers for DraftKings

Get your roster set for a NASCAR duel in the desert
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NASCAR Fantasy Picks: Best ISM Raceway Drivers for DraftKings

It's time for a duel in the desert as the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series goes west to ISM Raceway. The Bluegreen Vacations 500 is set to roll on Sunday, Nov. 10 at 2:30 p.m. ET on NBC out in Avondale, Arizona.

 

Bluegreen Vacations 500 (Phoenix) NASCAR Preview and Fantasy Predictions

ISM Raceway is the final elimination race before this year's championship finale
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Bluegreen Vacations 500 (Phoenix) NASCAR Preview and Fantasy Predictions

After eight months and 34 races in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, it's finally time to whittle down the playoff field to this year's Championship 4. ISM Raceway in Phoenix hosts the penultimate race of the season, a Round of 8 elimination which sets up the grand finale next week at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

 

AAA Texas 500 NASCAR Preview and Fantasy Predictions

Which championship contenders will make their presence felt in the Lone Star State?
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AAA Texas 500 NASCAR Preview and Fantasy Predictions

They say everything's bigger in Texas. But as the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series heads into the Lone Star State for Sunday's 2019 AAA Texas 500 at Texas Motor Speedway, the number of viable championship contenders has shrunk considerably.

 

NASCAR Starting Lineup for Sunday's First Data 500 at Martinsville Speedway

Virginia native Denny Hamlin wins the pole. Can he win a spot in the Championship 4?
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NASCAR Starting Lineup for Sunday's First Data 500 at Martinsville Speedway

The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series begins its Round of 8 with the last short track of the 10-race playoff. Martinsville Speedway's half-mile paperclip is the place where the unexpected can and often does happen.

 

Last season, Joey Logano used a bump-and-run on the final lap to blow by Martin Truex Jr. and earn himself a spot in the Championship 4. Without the victory, Logano would never have qualified for the final round and earned himself the 2018 Cup title.

 

NASCAR Starting Lineup for Sunday's Hollywood Casino 400 at Kansas Speedway

Rookie Daniel Hemric on the pole for as playoff field set to get whittled to eight
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NASCAR Starting Lineup for Sunday's Hollywood Casino 400 at Kansas Speedway

The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series closes out the second round of its 2019 playoffs this weekend with its second visit to Kansas Speedway. Kyle Larson and Ryan Blaney have already locked themselves into the Round of 8 with wins at Dover International Speedway and Talladega Superspeedway, respectively. However, 10 more drivers will fight for the remaining six spots to keep their championship hopes alive one more week.

 

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