The NASCAR Cup Series is back in action and ready to take on Martinsville Speedway Saturday night (April 10) for the Blue-Emu Maximum Pain Relief 500. Frontstretch.com's Joy Tomlinson is back and gets your NASCAR DraftKings rosters set for short track racing!
The NASCAR Cup Series returns from Easter break refreshed and ready to restart its 2021 schedule at the oldest track on the circuit, Martinsville Speedway. For the first time in over 70 years, the Blue-Emu Maximum Pain Relief 500 will run as a Saturday night showdown under the lights at this .526-mile paperclip in southern Virginia.
March Madness reigns supreme in the background of the Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway (Sunday, 3:30 p.m. ET, FOX). But while college basketball Cinderellas take center stage in Indianapolis, NASCAR's top seeds should establish themselves up front at this 1.54-mile quad oval.
NASCAR's version of March Madness makes its way down to Georgia for the running of the Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500. It's one of two dates for Atlanta Motor Speedway this year, doubling its presence on the Cup Series schedule for the first time since 2010.
After a couple of weeks out west, the NASCAR Cup Series travels to the Peach State for the Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Let Frontstretch.com's Joy Tomlinson your fantasy NASCAR DraftKings rosters ready for this 325-lap event down in Georgia, televised by FOX beginning on Sunday at 3 p.m. ET.
Las Vegas is the town of Cinderella stories born at midnight, a place where one roll of the dice turns the moneyless into millionaires. It's the type of rags-to-riches story that's defined NASCAR's 2021 season, Michael McDowell's Daytona 500 triumph sparking three straight first-time winners heading into this year's Pennzoil 400.
Sin City is looking to pull off a successful NASCAR weekend with the fourth race of the 2021 Cup Series season, the Pennzoil 400. Last fall's race at this 1.5-mile oval produced one of the bigger playoff surprises as 2004 Cup champ Kurt Busch won for the first time at his hometown track.
For years, NASCAR President Steve Phelps promised changes in the season schedule, evolving the sport's national landscape in response to underwhelming competition at 1.5-mile, cookie-cutter ovals. The COVID-19 pandemic seemed to accelerate those plans, leading to quirks like three events at Darlington Raceway during a 2020 season defined by survival.
Is this weekend deja vu in NASCAR? It is for many Cup Series teams who competed in the Busch Clash less than two weeks ago. They return to Daytona International Speedway to turn left and right on the road course for Sunday's O'Reilly Auto Parts 253 at at 3 p.m. ET. Frontstretch.com's Joy Tomlinson offers her DraftKings preview below.
The theme of the 2021 NASCAR Cup Series season is new heading into the Daytona 500: new drivers, new teams, new schedule, new numbers. We also have a new writer, Frontstretch.com's Zach Sturniolo, to preview the latest installment of the "Great American Race."