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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.

Pocono 400 Preview and Fantasy NASCAR Predictions

Can the young guns turn their 2018 season around at the Tricky Triangle?
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Pocono 400 Preview and Fantasy NASCAR Predictions

One year after Ryan Blaney's breakthrough Pocono win, perhaps NASCAR's brightest new young talent returns to the track stuck on that single victory. Rival Chase Elliott still hasn't visited Victory Lane after 90 career Cup Series starts. And best friend Bubba Wallace?

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series All-Star Race at Charlotte Preview and Predictions

Will NASCAR's new restrictor plate package finally boost the racing at Charlotte?
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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series All-Star Race at Charlotte Preview and Predictions

Another NASCAR All-Star Race. Another kitchen sink thrown at one of the sport’s more controversial races to spice it up. Is it finally the make-or-break moment for an event run at the same track since 1987?

 

KC Masterpiece 400 at Kansas Preview and Fantasy NASCAR Predictions

NASCAR's potential sale hangs over the grid heading to Kansas
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KC Masterpiece 400 at Kansas Preview and Fantasy NASCAR Predictions

Imagine this scenario. You’re working full-time with a company, settled with a family and have long-term plans to stay with the job. Then, out of nowhere the company confirms they’re looking to sell. Your future could now go one of several different directions, from outright promotion to pink slip.

NASCAR's Controversial Bump and Run: Good or Bad?

From Matt Kenseth and Joey Logano to Chase Elliott and Denny Hamlin, rubbing is racing.
From Matt Kenseth and Joey Logano to Chase Elliott and Denny Hamlin, wrecking is racing.

Chase Elliott was less than a mile-and-a-half away from a career-defining first win at Martinsville last October. Taking the checkered flag would have qualified him for the four-driver shootout at Homestead-Miami Speedway and vaulted him into the superstardom that the NASCAR industry has predicted for him for the last two-plus years.

 

Jimmie Johnson Brings Cycling Craze to NASCAR

The seven-time Cup champ enjoys cycling nearly as much as driving.
Seven-time Cup champ Jimmie Johnson enjoys cycling nearly as much as driving.

Jimmie Johnson’s racing career began on two wheels, as he whipped BMX bikes and motorcycles across tracks in Southern California. After he became a superstar on four wheels, he returned to two wheels as an amateur triathlete. And now he has helped initiate a bicycling fad among NASCAR drivers. Seemingly every week, a handful of drivers tour the area around the track.

 

Ford EcoBoost 400 Preview and Fantasy NASCAR Predictions

Danica Patrick's retirement is the latest challenge facing NASCAR
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Ford EcoBoost 400 Preview and Fantasy NASCAR Predictions

We’ve seen plenty of sports deal with the fallout from athlete retirements. The NBA struggled after losing Michael Jordan and golf has seen interest wane with Tiger Woods on the sidelines. But all those moments pale with the changing of the guard we’re seeing in NASCAR.

 

DraftKings NASCAR Lineup Picks: Hollywood Casino 400

Set your roster for NASCAR's Round of 12 playoff finale
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DraftKings NASCAR Lineup Picks: Hollywood Casino 400

DraftKings’ daily fantasy NASCAR heads to Kansas Speedway this weekend for the Hollywood Casino 400. This race marks the third and final event of the second round in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series playoffs. The green flag flies Sunday afternoon at 3 p.m. ET on NBCSN.

 

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