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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

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.

 

AutoTrader EchoPark Automotive 500 (Texas) NASCAR Preview and Fantasy Predictions

Three races left as the number three takes center stage in NASCAR
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AutoTrader EchoPark Automotive 500 (Texas) NASCAR Preview and Fantasy Predictions

Three races remain in the 2020 NASCAR Cup Series season as the sport heads to Texas Motor Speedway for the running of the AutoTrader EchoPark Automotive 500. Indeed, the number three looms large over the sport itself heading to this 1.5-mile oval.

 

Hollywood Casino 400 (Kansas) NASCAR Preview and Fantasy Predictions

Kansas Speedway kicks off the 2020 NASCAR Cup Series Round of 8
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Hollywood Casino 400 (Kansas) NASCAR Preview and Fantasy Predictions

And then... there were eight. The semifinal round of the 2020 NASCAR Cup Series playoffs starts Sunday with the Hollywood Casino 400 at Kansas Speedway. Just four races remain to complete a season no one thought might happen at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic several months ago.

 

YellaWood 500 (Talladega) NASCAR Preview and Fantasy Predictions

Wild card weekend not in football... but in NASCAR at Talladega
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YellaWood 500 (Talladega) NASCAR Preview and Fantasy Predictions

Talladega Superspeedway and its YellaWood 500 this weekend (Sunday, Oct. 4) serves as the biggest hurdle for all NASCAR playoff drivers inside the Round of 12. The final pack racing event of the year will keep most, if not all, drivers in the 39-car field superglued together, giving most of them a shot to draft to the lead on any particular lap.

 

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

Daytona 500 winner Denny Hamlin on pole for final pack race of year
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NASCAR Starting Lineup for Sunday's YellaWood 500 at Talladega Superspeedway

NASCAR's largest racetrack will also serve as its most unpredictable with the running of the 2020 YellaWood 500. This pack racing facility has a history of big wrecks that eliminate top contenders, Cinderella upsets and more surprises in a single race than NASCAR typically has in a month. June's race here had 57 lead changes, by far the most on the circuit this year.

 

Cook Out Southern 500 (Darlington) NASCAR Preview and Fantasy Predictions

NASCAR's postseason begins with one of its crown jewel events
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Cook Out Southern 500 (Darlington) NASCAR Preview and Fantasy Predictions

It's hard to believe but the NASCAR postseason has arrived, on schedule despite a two-month COVID-19 suspension. One of the sport's crown jewel events, the Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway, will serve as the playoff opener on Sunday night (Sept. 6) as the Cup Series begins its 10-race championship chase.

 

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