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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

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.

 

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.

 

Drydene 311 (Dover) NASCAR Preview and Fantasy Predictions

It's Monster Mile, Take II this Sunday as NASCAR wraps up its 2020 Cup Series doubleheaders
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Drydene 311 (Dover) NASCAR Preview and Fantasy Predictions

We're halfway through the Monster Mile doubleheader at Dover International Speedway. NASCAR's grand experiment of back-to-back Cup Series races concludes with a second straight Drydene 311 on Sunday.

 

Denny Hamlin took the checkered flag first in Saturday's Act I. A dream season for the Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota driver now includes his first win in 29 career starts at one of his worst tracks on the circuit.

 

NASCAR Starting Lineup for Sunday's Drydene 311 at Dover International Speedway

Matt DiBenedetto starts from the pole as the top-20 finishers from Saturday's race invert at the Monster Mile
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NASCAR Starting Lineup for Sunday's Drydene 311 at Dover International Speedway

Think you're seeing double? That's because you are. The NASCAR Cup Series wraps up its weekend doubleheader at Dover International Speedway with the exact same Drydene 311 race name it had on Saturday.

 

GoBowling 235 (Daytona) NASCAR Preview and Fantasy Predictions

NASCAR turns right in Daytona Beach for the first time since 1958
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GoBowling 235 (Daytona) NASCAR Preview and Fantasy Predictions

Long before the 2020 GoBowling 235, from 1949-58, NASCAR's early foundation was built with its yearly race on the sands of Daytona Beach. Some of the sport's early greats, like Hall of Famers Tim Flock, Cotton Owens and Lee Petty, were winners on the 4.1-mile road course that helped spark the growth of stock car racing throughout the southeast.

 

FireKeepers Casino 400 & Consumers Energy 400 (Michigan) NASCAR Preview and Fantasy Predictions

Storylines galore in a busy NASCAR Silly Season week before back-to-back Cup races in the Irish Hills
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FireKeepers Casino 400 & Consumers Energy 400 (Michigan) NASCAR Preview and Fantasy Predictions

Since 1974, Michigan International Speedway has been a mainstay on the NASCAR Cup Series schedule, playing host to two races per year. But this two-mile oval will break new ground in 2020 by hosting those races about 24 hours apart.

 

Foxwoods Resort Casino 301 (New Hampshire) NASCAR Preview and Fantasy Predictions

NASCAR's August sprint to the postseason begins with the Magic Mile
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Foxwoods Resort Casino 301 (New Hampshire) NASCAR Preview and Fantasy Predictions

The 2020 Foxwoods Resort Casino 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway jumpstarts the final portion of the NASCAR Cup Series regular season after a 10-day layoff. It's a break stock car racing's top level desperately needed after squeezing 16 races into a little over 10 weeks, an exhausting schedule even for the most well-funded teams.

 

Super Start Batteries 400 (Kansas) NASCAR Preview and Fantasy Predictions

A look back at NASCAR's topsy-turvy first half of 2020
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Super Start Batteries 400 (Kansas) NASCAR Preview and Fantasy Predictions

The 2020 Super Start Batteries 400 kicks off the second half of the NASCAR Cup Series season. Kansas Speedway will host the third 1.5-mile oval in a row on the schedule before a much-needed 10-day breather. It'll be the longest time off for the Cup level since its return from a two-month COVID-19 suspension in mid-May.

 

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