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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.

NASCAR Numbers Game: 7 Amazing Stats for Indianapolis

David Smith crunches the numbers to reveal some telling stats for the Brickyard 400
David Smith crunches the numbers to reveal some revealing NASCAR stats for the Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

For the 20th time, the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series will descend upon Indianapolis Motor Speedway this weekend, but the track isn’t the primary topic.

All-Time NASCAR Cup Series Wins List

Richard Petty leads the Top 30 list with 200 wins
The drivers with the most wins in NASCAR Cup Series history

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.

 

This Day in Sports History: May 17

Recapping events that took place in the sports world on this day
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This Day in Sports History: May 17

The history of sports is both vast and rich, thanks to the existence of so many different ones and the longevity associated with them. With so much history to cull through, Athlon Sports wanted to offer the opportunity to look back and see what memorable things happened or milestones were reached on a specific date.

 

With that in mind, May 17 is a day in which David Wells pitched a perfect game and Jeff Gordon performed so well that his car was banned.

 

NASCAR's Coronavirus Comeback: Weighing Risk vs. Reward in Racing's Return

NASCAR set to be the first major sport to return this weekend at Darlington Raceway
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NASCAR's Coronavirus Comeback: Weighing Risk vs. Reward in Racing's Return

On Sunday, May 17 in Darlington, S.C., the NASCAR COVID-19 hibernation is ending. In a country where sports are struggling to reopen in the midst of a national pandemic, stock car racing is about to take center stage. Engines will fire on a 400-mile experiment that could shape how everyone from Major League Baseball to the NFL maps out their return in the coming months.

 

FireKeepers Casino 400 (Michigan) Preview and Fantasy Predictions

Will Greg Biffle start a new trend among recently retired NASCAR veterans?
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FireKeepers Casino 400 (Michigan) Preview and Fantasy Predictions

The biggest news in NASCAR this weekend may not have come from the 2019 FireKeepers Casino 400. Instead, it happened over 1,000 miles away in a Gander Outdoors Truck Series race in Fort Worth, Texas.

 

That’s where 49-year-old Greg Biffle, the former NASCAR star won in his first race back in the sport since Homestead-Miami Speedway in November 2016. Biffle, the 2000 Truck Series champion, earned $50,000 for the Triple Truck Challenge and put himself in position for more opportunities.

 

Gander Outdoors 400 at Pocono Preview and Fantasy NASCAR Predictions

NASCAR's Tricky Triangle offers a different group of names near the front
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Gander Outdoors 400 at Pocono Preview and Fantasy NASCAR Predictions

Pocono Raceway holds court this weekend to a Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series playoff race that’s... a little dormant. Seven drivers have already clinched their spot by virtue of at least one victory; another eight are at least 95 points above the cutline.

7 Greatest Moments at NASCAR's Brickyard 400

Greatest Richmond Moments from NASCAR's Chase Era

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