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 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series heads back east to Virginia this weekend with its postseason chase for the championship at full speed. The Federated Auto Parts 400 at Richmond Raceway is the second of three races before the playoff field gets cut from 16 to 12 eligible drivers.
Sixteen drivers begin their 10-race quest for the 2019 Monster Energy& NASCAR Cup Series championship beginning with Sunday's South Point 400. Seven-time champion Jimmie Johnson might be missing from that postseason field but the list still includes plenty of star firepower. Reigning champ Joey Logano will attempt to hold off a bevy of challengers beginning with Sunday's race at the 1.5-mile oval out in Sin City.
Oh, but the playoffs are here for the 2019 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season. The first race in their round of 16 is the South Point 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Sunday at 7 p.m. ET. TV coverage will be provided by NBCSN.
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.
Can you believe it's finally here? At last, a weekend I've been anxiously waiting all season.
No, I'm not talking about the start of American football. Instead, it's the week before the playoffs in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. Drivers and teams are headed from one iconic racetrack to another, jumping from Darlington Raceway's Southern 500 to the Big Machine Vodka 400 at the Brickyard Sunday, Sept. 8.
For years, the Brickyard 400 has been known as NASCAR’s crown jewel race that always struggles to meet expectations. Everyone wants to kiss the bricks but the actual taste you get when you do it? That’s how too many fans feel watching the racing itself. The same goes for the sport’s regular-season finale, no matter the racetrack, during the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series playoff era.
The Track Too Tough To Tame hosts its 70th annual 500-mile race for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series on Sunday, Sept. 1. The Southern 500 is one of the sport's crown jewel events, a throwback weekend at Darlington Raceway filled with classic paint schemes and nostalgia. The sport's oldest asphalt track over one mile in length (1.366 miles, in fact) plays host to a grueling test under the heat of Labor Day Weekend.