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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.

Top 10 Feel-Good Wins in NASCAR History

Vickers earns first NASCAR win since 2009 in New Hampshire

Through the Gears: Four things we learned in New Hampshire
Reaction from New Hampshire Motor Speedway, where Brian Vickers won his first NASCR Sprint Cup race since 2009.

There was a time Brian Vickers was left for dead. I’m not just talking NASCAR here, I’m talking life.  Brian Vickers

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.

Season Finale 500 (Phoenix) NASCAR Preview and Fantasy Predictions

NASCAR's 2020 season concludes out in the Phoenix desert
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Season Finale 500 (Phoenix) NASCAR Preview and Fantasy Predictions

One of the most unique seasons in NASCAR history concludes on Sunday with the running of the 2020 Season Finale 500. After a two-month COVID suspension, countless races rescheduled, and a flurry of off-track news in the summer (see: Confederate flag ban, Bubba Wallace incident at Talladega Superspeedway) NASCAR will wind down its season and crown a Cup Series champion.

 

NASCAR Starting Lineup for Sunday's Season Finale 500 at Phoenix Raceway

Chase Elliott starts from the pole as he chases a first career NASCAR Cup title
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NASCAR Starting Lineup for Sunday's Season Finale 500 at Phoenix Raceway

The Season Finale 500 will wrap up NASCAR's crazy 2020 and crown its Cup Series champion on Sunday, Nov. 8. For the first time, the final race will be held at one-mile Phoenix Raceway out in the desert, a flat track that's had a $178 million makeover in recent years.

 

Xfinity 500 (Martinsville) NASCAR Preview and Fantasy Predictions

Martinsville mayhem likely in NASCAR's penultimate race of 2020
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Xfinity 500 (Martinsville) NASCAR Preview and Fantasy Predictions

Halloween weekend in the 2020 NASCAR Cup Series this year gives us a special treat: racing on the circuit’s oldest track, Martinsville Speedway, for the Xfinity 500. This Virginia treasure has played host to some of the best playoff races since the sport moved to a postseason format in 2004 and this Sunday should be no exception.

 

NASCAR Starting Lineup for Sunday's Xfinity 500 at Martinsville Speedway

Brad Keselowski on the pole for NASCAR's final short track race of 2020
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NASCAR Starting Lineup for Sunday's Xfinity 500 at Martinsville Speedway

The XFINITY 500 serves as the penultimate race of the 2020 NASCAR season at Martinsville Speedway. The sport's shortest track with a history of close competition now wraps up the Round of 8 as the number of championship-eligible drivers will be cut down to four by the checkered flag.

 

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.

 

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