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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

Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead Preview, Odds and Fantasy NASCAR Predictions

NASCAR's fastest four have a shot at the title — but are they the freshest faces?
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Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead Preview, Odds and Fantasy NASCAR Predictions

The 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series playoffs wind down Sunday, Nov. 18, at Homestead-Miami Speedway with the Ford EcoBoost 400. But after nine races, surprise winners and even a cheating scandal, the usual suspects are the ones competing for the series title.

 

1000Bulbs.com 500 Preview and Fantasy NASCAR Predictions

The Big One has happened heading to Talladega before the race even started
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1000Bulbs.com 500 Preview and Fantasy NASCAR Predictions

Talladega Superspeedway is known for the Big One. But as the track prepares for the final restrictor plate race in its 30-year history it feels like the equivalent of a NASCAR earthquake has already happened.

 

Gander Outdoors 400 at Dover Preview and Fantasy NASCAR Predictions

NASCAR's Round of 12 begins with Chevrolet behind the eight ball
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Gander Outdoors 400 at Dover Preview and Fantasy NASCAR Predictions

The 2018 Chevrolet Camaro was supposed to bulldoze the NASCAR competition. New car models in this sport typically lead to dominant performances, especially from the sport’s most successful manufacturer. Millions get poured into wind tunnel testing, development and engineering support to ensure fresh chassis lead to fruitful results.

 

Federated Auto Parts 400 at Richmond Preview and Fantasy NASCAR Predictions

NASCAR heads to Richmond after a wild playoff opener
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Federated Auto Parts 400 at Richmond Preview and Fantasy NASCAR Predictions

Typically, NASCAR’s playoff opener, held at cookie-cutter oval Chicagoland, has been a bit of a snoozer. A switch to Las Vegas Motor Speedway, racing held in near 100-degree heat last Sunday, was looked at as a bit of a gamble. Moving to Sin City, a track Kevin Harvick dominated this March to the tune of a race-low 11 lead changes, was like drawing 18 and hitting against the dealer in blackjack.

 

Big Machine Vodka 400 at the Brickyard Preview and Fantasy NASCAR Predictions

Mother Nature messes with NASCAR's marquee Indy race in another case of bad timing
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Big Machine Vodka 400 at the Brickyard Preview and Fantasy NASCAR Predictions

Ever have a friend who has a case of bad timing? They pull the punchline two minutes too late, show up just as the movie sells out and find their perfect match only to find out, well, they’re married. You know that guy?

 

Plenty of race fans do. In their world, he’s called NASCAR.

 

Bojangles' Southern 500 at Darlington Preview and Fantasy NASCAR Predictions

NASCAR's throwback weekend leads to a trip down memory lane
Bojangles' Southern 500 at Darlington Preview and Fantasy NASCAR Predictions

Social media created Throwback Thursday but it’s NASCAR who’s created the idea of a throwback weekend in sports. The Southern 500, one of the sport’s iconic races now gets paired with legendary paint schemes as teams and drivers come together to celebrate the past.

 

Gander Outdoors 400 at Pocono Preview and Fantasy NASCAR Predictions

NASCAR's Tricky Triangle offers a different group of names near the front
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Gander Outdoors 400 at Pocono Preview and Fantasy NASCAR Predictions

Pocono Raceway holds court this weekend to a Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series playoff race that’s... a little dormant. Seven drivers have already clinched their spot by virtue of at least one victory; another eight are at least 95 points above the cutline.

Quaker State 400 at Kentucky Preview and Fantasy NASCAR Predictions

How will NASCAR's top teams recover from Daytona's demolition derby?
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Quaker State 400 at Kentucky Preview and Fantasy NASCAR Predictions

The July Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Daytona International Speedway felt like a demolition derby. The Big One happened less then 60 laps into the race, turning half the field into a glorified junkyard.

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