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NASCAR Numbers Game: Taking stock of the 2013 Sprint Cup season

David Smith crunches the numbers to reveal some telling stats in the Cup Series
David Smith crunches the numbers for the Sprint Cup Series in his weekly "NASCAR Numbers Game" column.

The off week prior to the race at Indianapolis serves as a welcome respite to everyone in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series except crew chiefs who might be on the hot seat. One casualty of “chopping block week” occurred Tuesday morning when BK Racing relieved Pat Tryson of his duties as the head wrench for David Reutimann’s No. 83 entry.

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

Fantasy NASCAR Picks for the Auto Club 400 at Fontana

Predicting the best fantasy drivers in California so you don't have to.
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<p> Dustin Long ranks each driver on the NASCAR Sprint Cup circuit for this weekend's Auto Club 400 at Auto Club Speedway.</p>

The 2013 NASCAR Sprint Cup circuit heads back out west for the Auto Club 400 at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, Calif. To help guide you through the 2013 Fantasy NASCAR season, Athlon Sports contributor Dustin Long will be offering his best predictions for each race. And because Yahoo's Fantasy Auto Racing game is arguably the most popular, he’ll break down the picks according to its NASCAR driver classes — A-List, B-List, C-List.

Big Machine Hand Sanitizer 400 (Indianapolis) NASCAR Preview and Fantasy Predictions

Jimmie Johnson's COVID-19 positive test overshadows NASCAR's crown jewel race at the Brickyard
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Big Machine Hand Sanitizer 400 (Indianapolis) NASCAR Preview and Fantasy Predictions

This July 4th was supposed to be a fresh start for NASCAR and Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Officials hoped a new 2020 race date for one of the sport's crown jewel events would breathe fresh life into a racetrack that's gotten stale for stock car racing. There was hope, just a few months ago, a holiday weekend could recharge attendance and get 100,000 people back into the stands.

 

Pocono Organics 325 NASCAR Preview and Fantasy Predictions

NASCAR hopes the first of two weekend Pocono races brings the focus back to on-track competition
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Pocono Organics 325 NASCAR Preview and Fantasy Predictions

NASCAR has been leading the national news all week, for reasons that have nothing to do with Saturday's Pocono Organics 325 at Pocono Raceway. Unless you've been living under a rock, you're well aware of the noose incident, subsequent FBI investigation and determination that no hate crime was committed against African-American driver Bubba Wallace.

 

GEICO 500 (Talladega) NASCAR Preview and Fantasy Predictions

Talladega tackles major safety changes in the wake of February's Daytona 500
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GEICO 500 (Talladega) NASCAR Preview and Fantasy Predictions

Sunday's GEICO 500 at Talladega Superspeedway marks the first superspeedway race for the NASCAR Cup Series since February’s season-opening Daytona 500.

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

Martin Truex Jr. takes the pole as part of a 1-2-3 lucky draw for Joe Gibbs Racing
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NASCAR Starting Lineup for Sunday's GEICO 500 at Talladega Superspeedway

Talladega Superspeedway has a history of being NASCAR's most unpredictable track. Literally any one of the 40 drivers in the field can push to the front at any moment, regardless of equipment, experience or circumstances. So it's only fitting that setting the starting lineup for this race would be a random draw.

 

Dixie Vodka 400 (Homestead) NASCAR Preview and Fantasy Predictions

Black Lives Matter and NASCAR's Confederate flag ban front and center as they head to Homestead
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Dixie Vodka 400 (Homestead) NASCAR Preview and Fantasy Predictions

Sunday's Dixie Vodka 400 will mark the first midseason race in NASCAR history at Homestead-Miami Speedway. It's the first time the track hasn't been run as the Cup Series season finale since 2002, a second historic scheduling moment in a week for this sport. On Wednesday night, NASCAR held the first night race in its 71-year history of competing at Martinsville Speedway.

 

Blue-Emu Maximum Pain Relief 500 (Martinsville) NASCAR Preview and Fantasy Predictions

Martinsville makes history with its first race under the lights
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Blue-Emu Maximum Pain Relief 500 (Martinsville) NASCAR Preview and Fantasy Predictions

This has been one of the most unusual years in recent memory, to put it mildly. We tend to get more historic moments in a week than we get over the course of a typical decade. But we shouldn't overlook what's happening Wednesday night with NASCAR's atypical short track, primetime event at Martinsville Speedway – the Blue-Emu Maximum Pain Relief 500.

 

Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 (Atlanta) NASCAR Preview and Fantasy Predictions

Aging pavement should give NASCAR racing a fresh feel at Atlanta Motor Speedway
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Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 (Atlanta) NASCAR Preview and Fantasy Predictions

What's old is new again at Atlanta Motor Speedway for the Folds of Honor Quiktrip 500. Almost three months after the sport was originally here, NASCAR's COVID-19 quarantine will be lifted for the 1.54-mile oval's only Cup Series race of 2020.

 

The pavement at AMS is some of the oldest on the circuit; it hasn't been touched since a 1997 reconfiguration of the track into a quad-oval. Typically, as a normal driver on the highway you'd be frustrated over all the bumps and rough riding from aging asphalt.

 

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