Jimmie Johnson

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.

Drydene 400 (Dover) NASCAR Preview and Fantasy Predictions

Can Hendrick Motorsports master the Monster Mile without Jimmie Johnson?
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Drydene 400 (Dover) NASCAR Preview and Fantasy Predictions

Few people have ever dominated a racetrack the way Jimmie Johnson and Hendrick Motorsports manhandled Dover International Speedway. The seven-time NASCAR Cup Series champion won 11 times in 38 starts, led over 3,100 laps and won his final points-paying race there in June 2017. Sunday's Drydene 400 (2 p.m. ET on FS1) is one of the few places Johnson remained competitive during the final few years of his career; he was third at the Monster Mile just last August.


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.


75 Funny Fantasy NASCAR Team Names for 2021

Looking for a fun team name to spice up your fantasy NASCAR league?
75 Funny Fantasy NASCAR Team Names for 2021

The 2021 NASCAR Cup Series season is set to crank up with the 63rd running of the Daytona 500 on Feb. 14. That means it's time to start registering for your favorite fantasy NASCAR league on NASCAR.com, Fantrax, Fantasy Racing Online or even on DFS (FanDuel, DraftKings, etc.).

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.