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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.

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

NASCAR Starting Lineup for Sunday's Bluegreen Vacations 500 at ISM Raceway

Kyle Busch earns his first pole of 2019
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NASCAR Starting Lineup for Sunday's Bluegreen Vacations 500 at ISM Raceway

ISM Raceway's one-mile oval in Phoenix plays host to the penultimate Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race of the 2019 season. This recently renovated track will play host to a semifinal elimination that sets up next week's Championship 4 at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Six drivers are fighting for the remaining two spots in that field after Kevin Harvick and Martin Truex Jr. have already earned their invitations.

 

NASCAR Starting Lineup for Sunday's AAA Texas 500 at Texas Motor Speedway

Kevin Harvick earns his series-best sixth pole of the season
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NASCAR Starting Lineup for Sunday's AAA Texas 500 at Texas Motor Speedway

Texas Motor Speedway is the site of the 34th Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race of the 2019 season. Only two races remain before the stage is set for Homestead-Miami Speedway's playoff finale. Seven postseason drivers are battling for three spots after Martin Truex Jr. clinched a place in the 2019 Championship 4 with his victory at Martinsville Speedway.

 

NASCAR Starting Lineup for Sunday's South Point 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway

Clint Bowyer heads up a 1-2-3-4 sweep for Stewart-Haas Racing
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NASCAR Starting Lineup for Sunday's South Point 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway

The 2019 postseason for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series kicks off Sunday, Sept. 15 with the South Point 400 from Las Vegas Motor Speedway. The playoff opener is at the 1.5-mile oval a second straight year as 16 drivers begin their multi-round quest for championship hardware. Three rounds and nine races stand in their way as they jostle for a spot in the Championship 4 finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway in November.

 

South Point 400 (Las Vegas) Preview and Fantasy Predictions

Las Vegas Motor Speedway kicks off the 2019 NASCAR postseason
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South Point 400 (Las Vegas) Preview and Fantasy Predictions

Sixteen drivers begin their 10-race quest for the 2019 Monster Energy& NASCAR Cup Series championship beginning with Sunday's South Point 400. Seven-time champion Jimmie Johnson might be missing from that postseason field but the list still includes plenty of star firepower. Reigning champ Joey Logano will attempt to hold off a bevy of challengers beginning with Sunday's race at the 1.5-mile oval out in Sin City.

 

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 Bojangles' Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway

William Byron starts on the pole for the 70th annual event
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NASCAR Starting Lineup for Sunday's Bojangles' Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway

The Track Too Tough To Tame hosts its 70th annual 500-mile race for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series on Sunday, Sept. 1. The Southern 500 is one of the sport's crown jewel events, a throwback weekend at Darlington Raceway filled with classic paint schemes and nostalgia. The sport's oldest asphalt track over one mile in length (1.366 miles, in fact) plays host to a grueling test under the heat of Labor Day Weekend.

 

Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race (Bristol) Preview and Fantasy Predictions

NASCAR Silly Season finally takes off at a time short track racing is heating up
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Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race (Bristol) Preview and Fantasy Predictions

Bristol Motor Speedway's August night race in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series is known for frayed tempers, wild wrecks and sparks flying on the racetrack. Reports of a narrower racing groove this year could bring the bump-and-runs and grinding fenders back to previous highs.

NASCAR Fantasy Picks: Best Bristol Motor Speedway Drivers for DFS

Here the drivers that may be primed for the short-track success under the lights in Thunder Valley
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NASCAR Fantasy Picks: Best Bristol Motor Speedway Drivers for DFS

It's short track racing under the lights, the way racing is meant to be, for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series this weekend. The tour heads to Bristol Motor Speedway for the Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race on Saturday night. TV coverage will be provided by NBCSN.

 

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