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Kenseth, Hamlin win Budweiser Duel at Daytona

Joe Gibbs Racing teammates sweep Duels; crash mars second race
Matt Kenseth and Denny Hamlin win NASCAR's Budweiser Duel at Daytona; field for the 2014 Daytona 500 set.

The Budweiser Duel at Daytona, NASCAR’s twin qualifying races that set the field for the Daytona 500, enjoyed its first setting in prime time on Thursday evening. While the week leading up to the event witnessed practice crashes that forced seven teams to back-up cars, the Duel was a comparatively composed affair — until the final turn of the night.

Fantasy NASCAR Picks for the Auto Club 400 at Fontana

Predicting the best fantasy drivers in California so you don't have to.
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<p> Dustin Long ranks each driver on the NASCAR Sprint Cup circuit for this weekend's Auto Club 400 at Auto Club Speedway.</p>

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.

Dixie Vodka 400 (Homestead) NASCAR Preview and Fantasy Predictions

Can NASCAR go 3-for-3 on first-time winners?
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Dixie Vodka 400 (Homestead) NASCAR Preview and Fantasy Predictions

For the first time since 1950, NASCAR has two first-time winners in the first two races heading into the Dixie Vodka 400. A Cinderella story in Michael McDowell paired with a rising talent meeting his potential (Christopher Bell) means fresh faces inside their playoff field already. Heading to Homestead-Miami Speedway, a third straight week in Florida, can the sport go an unprecedented three-for-three?

 

NASCAR Fantasy Picks: Best Homestead-Miami Speedway Drivers for DraftKings

Stack your roster for NASCAR's first cookie-cutter oval of the season
NASCAR Fantasy Picks: Best Homestead-Miami Speedway Drivers for DraftKings

It's time for the third consecutive race in sunny Florida for the NASCAR Cup Series this season, this time at Homestead-Miami Speedway. The Dixie Vodka 400 is set to air on Sunday at 3:30 p.m. ET on FOX and Joy Tomlinson from Frontstretch.com has your latest fantasy preview for NASCAR DraftKings.

 

NASCAR Starting Lineup for Sunday's Dixie Vodka 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway

Denny Hamlin on the pole for the fifth straight race at this 1.5-mile oval
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NASCAR Starting Lineup for Sunday's Dixie Vodka 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway

NASCAR hopes the third time is the charm, producing a third straight first-time winner to start the 2021 season at Homestead-Miami Speedway for the Dixie Vodka 400. A race that was once the site of the season finale is moved up to the first month this year as part of the sport's scheduling overhaul amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

O'Reilly Auto Parts 253 (Daytona) NASCAR Preview and Fantasy Predictions

Daytona's road course the first of many changes on the 2021 NASCAR schedule
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O'Reilly Auto Parts 253 (Daytona) NASCAR Preview and Fantasy Predictions

For years, NASCAR President Steve Phelps promised changes in the season schedule, evolving the sport's national landscape in response to underwhelming competition at 1.5-mile, cookie-cutter ovals. The COVID-19 pandemic seemed to accelerate those plans, leading to quirks like three events at Darlington Raceway during a 2020 season defined by survival.

NASCAR Starting Lineup for Sunday's O'Reilly Auto Parts 253 at Daytona Road Course

Chase Elliott on the pole as he seeks a fifth straight road course victory
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NASCAR Starting Lineup for Sunday's O'Reilly Auto Parts 253 at Daytona Road Course

One week after its biggest race, the Daytona 500, NASCAR heads back to the Super Bowl of Stock Car Racing to run the 2021 O'Reilly Auto Parts 253 on Daytona International Speedway's road course. It's the first time in history the sport has run back-to-back races at this track, a move necessitated by COVID-19 restrictions. Typically, the sport would be starting its West Coast swing but the pandemic forced a cancellation at Auto Club Speedway in California.

 

NASCAR Fantasy Picks: Best Daytona International Speedway Drivers for DraftKings

A DraftKings guru sets the stage for a $1 Million top prize
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NASCAR Fantasy Picks: Best Daytona International Speedway Drivers for DraftKings

Well, folks, it's back again: the Daytona 500. The NASCAR Cup Series 2021 season opener is scheduled to run on Sunday at 2:30 p.m. ET on FOX. Frontstretch.com's Joy Tomlinson has a full fantasy NASCAR DraftKings preview.

 

Daytona 500 NASCAR Preview and Fantasy Predictions

Change is in the air as the season kicks off with the 63rd Great American Race
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Daytona 500 NASCAR Preview and Fantasy Predictions

The theme of the 2021 NASCAR Cup Series season is new heading into the Daytona 500: new drivers, new teams, new schedule, new numbers. We also have a new writer, Frontstretch.com's Zach Sturniolo, to preview the latest installment of the "Great American Race."

 

NASCAR Starting Lineup for Sunday's Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway

Alex Bowman on the pole as the field is set for the 63rd Great American Race
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NASCAR Starting Lineup for Sunday's Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway

It's a new year but the same old complex qualifying mess for NASCAR when it comes to the 2021 Daytona 500. After both Duel qualifying races, the full 40-car field is locked in for the race (Sunday, 2:30 p.m. ET on FOX). But for new fans, the same question always comes up.

 

How'd they do it?

 

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