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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.

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.

 

NASCAR Starting Lineup for Sunday's GEICO 500 at Talladega Superspeedway

Martin Truex Jr. takes the pole as part of a 1-2-3 lucky draw for Joe Gibbs Racing
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NASCAR Starting Lineup for Sunday's GEICO 500 at Talladega Superspeedway

Talladega Superspeedway has a history of being NASCAR's most unpredictable track. Literally any one of the 40 drivers in the field can push to the front at any moment, regardless of equipment, experience or circumstances. So it's only fitting that setting the starting lineup for this race would be a random draw.

 

Blue-Emu Maximum Pain Relief 500 (Martinsville) NASCAR Preview and Fantasy Predictions

Martinsville makes history with its first race under the lights
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Blue-Emu Maximum Pain Relief 500 (Martinsville) NASCAR Preview and Fantasy Predictions

This has been one of the most unusual years in recent memory, to put it mildly. We tend to get more historic moments in a week than we get over the course of a typical decade. But we shouldn't overlook what's happening Wednesday night with NASCAR's atypical short track, primetime event at Martinsville Speedway – the Blue-Emu Maximum Pain Relief 500.

 

NASCAR Starting Lineup for Wednesday's Alsco Uniforms 500 at Charlotte Motor Speedway

William Byron starts on the pole for this 208-lap event
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NASCAR Starting Lineup for Wednesday's Alsco Uniforms 500 at Charlotte Motor Speedway

Charlotte Motor Speedway wraps up four races in four days with Wednesday night's Alsco Uniforms 500 for the NASCAR Cup Series. It's a sprint race compared to Sunday, the sport's longest race of the year, as teams will only run 208 laps around the 1.5-mile oval.

 

Alsco Uniforms 500 (Charlotte) NASCAR Preview and Fantasy Predictions

Can Chase Elliott make the most of his second chance at Charlotte?
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Alsco Uniforms 500 (Charlotte) NASCAR Preview and Fantasy Predictions

Fresh off the longest race in NASCAR history, the Cup Series returns to Charlotte Motor Speedway Wednesday night for the Alsco Uniforms 500. It'll be the second Cup race in four days at the 1.5-mile oval doubling as the sport's hometown track. (Most race shops are located mere minutes from the speedway).

 

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