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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

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.

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.

 

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.

 

This Day in Sports History: August 2

Recapping events that took place in the sports world on this day
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This Day in Sports History: August 2

The history of sports is both vast and rich, thanks to the existence of so many different ones and the longevity associated with them. With so much history to cull through, Athlon Sports wanted to offer the opportunity to look back and see what memorable things happened or milestones were reached on a specific date.

 

With that in mind, August 2 is a day in which a pitcher struck out 27 batters and another recorded an immaculate inning.

 

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.

 

NASCAR Fantasy Picks: Best New Hampshire Motor Speedway Drivers for DraftKings

Set your flat-track lineup as NASCAR drivers seek the lobster up in New Hampshire
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NASCAR Fantasy Picks: Best New Hampshire Motor Speedway Drivers for DraftKings

NASCAR Cup Series teams will try to work their magic for your DraftKings rosters this weekend at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. The Foxwoods Resort Casino 301 will air Sunday at 3 p.m. ET on NBC Sports Network, sparking the sport's seven-race sprint in August to end the regular season.

 

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.

 

Quaker State 400 (Kentucky) NASCAR Preview and Fantasy Predictions

NASCAR's playoff picture comes into focus with 10 regular-season races left
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Quaker State 400 (Kentucky) NASCAR Preview and Fantasy Predictions

The Quaker State 400 Presented by Walmart at Kentucky Speedway on Sunday starts the 10-race sprint to the 2020 NASCAR playoffs. We're only seven weeks away from the scheduled end of the regular season at Daytona International Speedway on Aug. 29.

 

It's as good a time as any to assess the sport's postseason bubble. And how the 16-driver race gets shaken up will depend on the ability of four cagey veterans to sort out their rollercoaster seasons.

 

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