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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

FireKeepers Casino 400 (Michigan) Preview and Fantasy Predictions

Will Greg Biffle start a new trend among recently retired NASCAR veterans?
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FireKeepers Casino 400 (Michigan) Preview and Fantasy Predictions

The biggest news in NASCAR this weekend may not have come from the 2019 FireKeepers Casino 400. Instead, it happened over 1,000 miles away in a Gander Outdoors Truck Series race in Fort Worth, Texas.

 

That’s where 49-year-old Greg Biffle, the former NASCAR star won in his first race back in the sport since Homestead-Miami Speedway in November 2016. Biffle, the 2000 Truck Series champion, earned $50,000 for the Triple Truck Challenge and put himself in position for more opportunities.

 

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.

 

Pocono 400 (Pocono) Preview and Fantasy Predictions

The Tricky Triangle kicks off NASCAR's second half of the regular season
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Pocono 400 (Pocono) Preview and Fantasy Predictions

The second half of NASCAR's regular season kicks off Sunday in the Pocono mountains with one of the most unique tracks on the circuit. Nicknamed the Tricky Triangle, 2.5-mile Pocono Raceway in Long Pond, Pa., has a unique style where all three of its turns have different bankings and lengths. The transitions are so different drivers sometimes feel like it's a mini road course.

 

NASCAR Fantasy Picks: Best Pocono Raceway Drivers for DFS

Set your NASCAR daily fantasy lineup to handle its Tricky Triangle
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NASCAR Fantasy Picks: Best Pocono Raceway Drivers for DFS

Filling out your daily fantasy NASCAR FanDuel roster could be a little trickier this week as the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series heads to its Tricky Triangle: Pocono Raceway.

 

NASCAR Starting Lineup for Sunday's Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway

Charlotte native William Byron is on the pole for NASCAR's longest race
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NASCAR Starting Lineup for Sunday's Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway

The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series returns from its all-star break with one of its signature races, the Coca-Cola on Sunday at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Memorial Day weekend is auto racing's biggest of the year with the Indianapolis 500, F1's Monaco Grand Prix, and the Coca-Cola 600 all taking place on Sunday. There's even a little bit of crossover between two of the events as former Cup driver and current NBC NASCAR analyst Dale Earnhardt Jr. is scheduled to drive the pace car for the Indianapolis 500.

NASCAR Starting Lineup for Saturday's Digital Ally 400 at Kansas Speedway

Stewart-Haas Racing has a 1-2-3-4 sweep in qualifying to set the stage
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NASCAR Starting Lineup for Saturday's Digital Ally 400 at Kansas Speedway

NASCAR's new handling package for the 2019 season has perhaps its best chance to succeed at Kansas Speedway this weekend. The 11th race on the schedule will coincide with cool, nighttime temperatures that could pair with the 1.5-mile oval's variable banking to produce a competitive race.

 

The sport is certainly hoping for a boost with its 550-horsepower package. Thus far, it's played to mixed reviews on intermediates with the leader still showing a clear advantage in clean air.

 

NASCAR Fantasy Picks: Best Dover International Speedway Drivers for DFS

Getting you ready for DFS success on NASCAR's Monster Mile
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NASCAR Fantasy Picks: Best Dover International Speedway Drivers for DFS

Your daily fantasy NASCAR FanDuel roster has its work cut out for it this weekend. Dover International Speedway is one of the most physically demanding tracks on the NASCAR schedule. The one-mile oval's steeply-banked, concrete corners create the equivalent of Bristol Motor Speedway on steroids.

 

NASCAR Starting Lineup for Sunday's Gander RV 400 at Dover International Speedway

The Monster Mile is producing monstrous speeds heading into Sunday's NASCAR main event
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NASCAR Starting Lineup for Sunday's Gander RV 400 at Dover International Speedway

It's out with the new, in with the old at Dover International Speedway's Monster Mile this weekend for the 2019 Gander RV 400. The 11th Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race of the season features a return to single-car qualifying, an old school method of setting the field that had been used in stock car racing's top series for decades.

 

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