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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

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.

 

NASCAR Fantasy Picks: Best Darlington Raceway Drivers for DFS

Who can tame the Lady In Black and take your roster to victory?
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NASCAR Fantasy Picks: Best Darlington Raceway Drivers for DFS

It's crown jewel time. After a week off, the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series heads to Darlington, S.C., for one of its most prestigious races of the year — the 2019 Bojangles' Southern 500. The race will take place on Sunday, Sept. 1, at 6 p.m. NBCSN will air the event.

 

NASCAR Fantasy Picks: Best Bristol Motor Speedway Drivers for DFS

Here the drivers that may be primed for the short-track success under the lights in Thunder Valley
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NASCAR Fantasy Picks: Best Bristol Motor Speedway Drivers for DFS

It's short track racing under the lights, the way racing is meant to be, for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series this weekend. The tour heads to Bristol Motor Speedway for the Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race on Saturday night. TV coverage will be provided by NBCSN.

 

Consumers Energy 400 (Michigan) Preview and Fantasy Predictions

Can Team Penske resume their winning ways?
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Consumers Energy 400 (Michigan) Preview and Fantasy Predictions

The last time the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series was out in Michigan International Speedway, Team Penske dominated the proceedings. Joey Logano led 163 laps from the pole in a dominating performance as Ford's top team was simply on top of their game.

 

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