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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

Toyota Owners 400 (Richmond) Preview and Fantasy Predictions

Can a new face emerge at Richmond Raceway before NASCAR's Easter break?
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Toyota Owners 400 (Richmond) Preview and Fantasy Predictions

The 2019 Toyota Owners 400 is the third Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series short track race on a track a mile or less in the first nine events. It’s typically a prime stretch for a driver who doesn’t have the speed at intermediates, the bread and butter of NASCAR’s schedule, to steal a win. But as we head into the first Saturday night race of the season we’re still looking for that surprise driver to make an appearance.


NASCAR Starting Lineup for Saturday's Toyota Owners 400 at Richmond Raceway

Kevin Harvick wins the pole for the first Saturday night showdown of 2019
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NASCAR Starting Lineup for Sunday's Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway

Richmond Raceway will shine under the lights this weekend in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series’ first Saturday night race of 2019. Their second Virginia race in four weeks will kick off Saturday, April 13 with the Toyota Owners 400. It’s the ninth of 36 races this season, held on a .75-mile oval that runs like a short track but often races like an intermediate.


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.


TicketGuardian 500 (Phoenix) Preview and Fantasy NASCAR Predictions

NASCAR's 2019 Phoenix race in the desert features two budding superstars up front
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2019 TicketGuardian 500 Preview and Fantasy NASCAR Predictions

Ryan Blaney and Chase Elliott are both good friends, the sons of famous former drivers and the faces of NASCAR’s next generation. Come Sunday, they’ll also be who the field starts chasing, on the front row for Sunday’s TicketGuardian 500 at ISM Raceway (Phoenix).


Can both men turn around a sluggish start to 2019?


NASCAR Fantasy Picks: Best ISM Raceway (Phoenix) Drivers for DFS

Who will be your ticket to victory out in the desert?
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NASCAR Fantasy Picks: Best ISM Raceway Drivers for DFS

The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series travels to ISM Raceway for week two of their West Coast Swing. The 312-lap race will feature higher horsepower than Atlanta and Las Vegas, in addition to higher downforce. That will equal higher speeds; qualifying produced the quickest times we've seen at this one-mile track in three years.

2019 Pennzoil 400 Preview and Fantasy NASCAR Predictions

NASCAR's roll of the dice starts Sunday with a full new rules package rollout
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2019 Pennzoil 400 Preview and Fantasy NASCAR Predictions

It seems appropriate NASCAR's new 2019 handling package debuts in full at Las Vegas, the gambling capital of America in Sunday’s (March 3) Pennzoil 400. There’s symbolism in using Sin City to roll the dice, a place where casinos are a dime a dozen. The financial future of the sport, its popularity and competitive parity are at stake and no one knows how it’s going to turn out.


That’s one heck of a bet to put on the craps table, right?


2019 Daytona 500 Preview and Fantasy NASCAR Predictions

Can the Great American Race start a great American turnaround for NASCAR?
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Rule changes. Manufacturer switches. A new CEO. Some might say NASCAR is throwing everything but the kitchen sink at their product, hoping some of those changes will stick.


Welcome to the sport in 2019.


75 Funny Fantasy NASCAR Team Names for 2019

Need a fun team name to spice up your fantasy NASCAR league?

The 2019 NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series season is set to crank up with the 61st running of the Daytona 500 on Feb. 17. 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.).