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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

FanShield 500 (Phoenix) NASCAR Preview and Fantasy Predictions

Hendrick Motorsports looking to keep up hot start to 2020 season
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FanShield 500 (Phoenix) NASCAR Preview and Fantasy Predictions

The 2020 NASCAR Cup Series ends its west coast swing this weekend at Phoenix Raceway, in one of the most pivotal races of the season.

 

Auto Club 400 (Fontana) NASCAR Preview and Fantasy Predictions

Jimmie Johnson looks to get a win in his final race at his hometown track
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Auto Club 400 (Fontana) NASCAR Preview and Fantasy Predictions

The 2020 NASCAR Cup Series continues its west coast swing, this time heading to Auto Club Speedway for the Auto Club 400.

 

After a strong showing at Las Vegas Motor Speedway last weekend, ratings are up for the second straight week, and NASCAR is riding a wave of momentum as it makes the second of three stops out west.

 

Pennzoil 400 (Las Vegas) NASCAR Preview and Fantasy Predictions

NASCAR tries to reset out in Sin City after Ryan Newman's wreck
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Pennzoil 400 (Las Vegas) NASCAR Preview and Fantasy Predictions

The 2020 NASCAR Cup Series heads west to Sin City for its second race of the season at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, the Pennzoil 400. It’s a town where gambling is king and one roll of the dice can change your fortunes forever.

 

But entering this weekend, there’s no gambling needed for NASCAR. This sport already feels like they’ve won the lottery after a potentially tragic way to start the year.

 

NASCAR Fantasy Picks: Best Kansas Speedway Drivers for DraftKings

Get your picks ready for NASCAR's Round of 12 elimination race
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NASCAR Fantasy Picks: Best Kansas Speedway Drivers for DraftKings

The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series returns to Kansas Speedway for the final race in the Round of 12. The Hollywood Casino 400 will be held on Sunday, Oct. 20 at 2:30 p.m. ET and will air on NBC.

 

Kansas is the second 1.5-mile track in the playoffs (Las Vegas Motor Speedway, the first, was the opening race). As is the case of tracks this size, cars will use the lower horsepower package with aero ducts.

 

Triple Hot Take: NASCAR Federated Auto Parts 400

Martin Truex Jr. makes his case as this year's championship favorite
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Triple Hot Take: NASCAR Federated Auto Parts 400

The Federated Auto Parts 400 at Richmond Raceway turned into Joe Gibbs Racing’s personal playground. The Toyota team pulled off a 1-2-3-4 finish for the first time in their history while Martin Truex Jr. earned a second straight playoff win.

 

Here are three quick takeaways from the final Saturday night short track showdown of the season.

 

ONE: Martin Truex Jr. is in position for one of the best three-year stretches in NASCAR history.

NASCAR Fantasy Picks: Best Richmond Raceway Drivers for DFS

Get the right picks ready for your roster Saturday night
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NASCAR Fantasy Picks: Best Richmond Raceway Drivers for DFS

It's time for some Saturday night short track racing as the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series heads to Richmond International Raceway for the Federated Auto Parts 400. The race will air on NBCSN on Saturday, Sept. 21 at 7:30 p.m. ET.

 

South Point 400 (Las Vegas) Preview and Fantasy Predictions

Las Vegas Motor Speedway kicks off the 2019 NASCAR postseason
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South Point 400 (Las Vegas) Preview and Fantasy Predictions

Sixteen drivers begin their 10-race quest for the 2019 Monster Energy& NASCAR Cup Series championship beginning with Sunday's South Point 400. Seven-time champion Jimmie Johnson might be missing from that postseason field but the list still includes plenty of star firepower. Reigning champ Joey Logano will attempt to hold off a bevy of challengers beginning with Sunday's race at the 1.5-mile oval out in Sin City.

 

NASCAR Fantasy Picks: Best Indianapolis Motor Speedway Drivers for DFS

Get your fantasy team ready to kiss the bricks at Indianapolis
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NASCAR Fantasy Picks: Best Indianapolis Motor Speedway Drivers for DFS

Can you believe it's finally here? At last, a weekend I've been anxiously waiting all season.

 

No, I'm not talking about the start of American football. Instead, it's the week before the playoffs in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. Drivers and teams are headed from one iconic racetrack to another, jumping from Darlington Raceway's Southern 500 to the Big Machine Vodka 400 at the Brickyard Sunday, Sept. 8.

 

Big Machine Vodka 400 at the Brickyard Preview and Fantasy Predictions

Can NASCAR's new handling package bring better stock car racing to Indianapolis?
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Big Machine Vodka 400 at the Brickyard Preview and Fantasy Predictions

For years, the Brickyard 400 has been known as NASCAR’s crown jewel race that always struggles to meet expectations. Everyone wants to kiss the bricks but the actual taste you get when you do it? That’s how too many fans feel watching the racing itself. The same goes for the sport’s regular-season finale, no matter the racetrack, during the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series playoff era.

 

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