The 2013 NASCAR Sprint Cup circuit heads back out west for the Auto Club 400 at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, Calif. To help guide you through the 2013 Fantasy NASCAR season, Athlon Sports contributor Dustin Long will be offering his best predictions for each race. And because Yahoo's Fantasy Auto Racing game is arguably the most popular, he’ll break down the picks according to its NASCAR driver classes — A-List, B-List, C-List.
The NASCAR Cup series is America's premier racing circuit, with a rich history of larger-than-life champions and a tall-tale origin story rooted in Prohibition-era bootlegging and rum-running. But the real fuel to the sport's popularity is the need for speed and the thrill of the all-out competition — which often runs as close to the edge as possible.
NASCAR has had its share of bizarre race names through the years. Just this February, the sport's Xfinity Series kicked off its schedule with the Beef. It's What's For Dinner 300. But the Buschy McBusch Race 400 is easily the strangest twist on sponsorship in recent memory.
The NASCAR Cup Series travels back to the heartland this weekend for the Buschy McBusch Race 400 at Kansas Speedway. The race scheduled for Sunday on the 1.5-mile oval will be the first of two this season held at this midwestern track located on the western side of Kansas City.
Kansas will utilize NASCAR’s low-horsepower, high-downforce package that puts extra emphasis on restarts and track position. Repaved back in 2012, this oval is known for its progressive banking and multiple grooves that give drivers plenty of lines to race on.
After three weeks of short track racing, NASCAR Cup Series drivers travel to Alabama this weekend to take on the largest track on the circuit: Talladega Superspeedway. Let Frontstretch.com's Joy Tomlinson set your daily fantasy NASCAR DraftKings lineups set for the GEICO 500, airing on Sunday at 2 p.m. ET on FOX.
Richmond Raceway's 0.75-mile oval isn't your typical short track. In fact, you can say Sunday's Toyota Owners 400 (3 p.m. ET, FOX) will look more like a race at a track twice its size, located a few hours down the road: Atlanta Motor Speedway.
The NASCAR Cup Series hits the one-quarter pole of its season this weekend at Richmond Raceway. The 0.75-mile oval moves to Sunday for its spring 2021 race that was canceled last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Richmond also finishes up a short track swing that included events at Bristol Motor Speedway (dirt) and Martinsville Speedway. It's the first time Cup has run three straight races at ovals less than one mile since 1996, the last year North Wilkesboro Speedway was on the schedule.
The Blue-Emu Maximum Pain Relief 500 at Martinsville Speedway kickstarts the largest portion of the 2021 NASCAR Cup Series schedule. This April 10 showdown (7:30 p.m. ET, FOX Sports 1) is the first of 17 consecutive weekends of racing, running all the way through July 18 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.