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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

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.

 

Big Machine Hand Sanitizer 400 (Indianapolis) NASCAR Preview and Fantasy Predictions

Jimmie Johnson's COVID-19 positive test overshadows NASCAR's crown jewel race at the Brickyard
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Big Machine Hand Sanitizer 400 (Indianapolis) NASCAR Preview and Fantasy Predictions

This July 4th was supposed to be a fresh start for NASCAR and Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Officials hoped a new 2020 race date for one of the sport's crown jewel events would breathe fresh life into a racetrack that's gotten stale for stock car racing. There was hope, just a few months ago, a holiday weekend could recharge attendance and get 100,000 people back into the stands.

 

NASCAR Starting Lineup for Saturday's Pocono Organics 325 at Pocono Raceway

Aric Almirola leads the way in round one of NASCAR's weekend doubleheader
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NASCAR Starting Lineup for Saturday's Pocono Organics 325 at Pocono Raceway

Pocono Raceway marks another first for NASCAR in the midst of this COVID-19 pandemic. But unlike some of the other changes in the midst of a topsy-turvy 2020, this quirk in the schedule was planned in advance.

 

GEICO 500 (Talladega) NASCAR Preview and Fantasy Predictions

Talladega tackles major safety changes in the wake of February's Daytona 500
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GEICO 500 (Talladega) NASCAR Preview and Fantasy Predictions

Sunday's GEICO 500 at Talladega Superspeedway marks the first superspeedway race for the NASCAR Cup Series since February’s season-opening Daytona 500.

Dixie Vodka 400 (Homestead) NASCAR Preview and Fantasy Predictions

Black Lives Matter and NASCAR's Confederate flag ban front and center as they head to Homestead
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Dixie Vodka 400 (Homestead) NASCAR Preview and Fantasy Predictions

Sunday's Dixie Vodka 400 will mark the first midseason race in NASCAR history at Homestead-Miami Speedway. It's the first time the track hasn't been run as the Cup Series season finale since 2002, a second historic scheduling moment in a week for this sport. On Wednesday night, NASCAR held the first night race in its 71-year history of competing at Martinsville Speedway.

 

NASCAR Fantasy Picks: Best Martinsville Speedway Drivers for DraftKings

Get your roster right for Martinsville's midweek mayhem
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NASCAR Fantasy Picks: Best Martinsville Speedway Drivers for DraftKings

Everyone loves some good short track racing and no one is more excited than NASCAR Cup Series drivers as they head to Martinsville, Virginia, for Wednesday's Blue-Emu Maximum Pain Relief 500. Additional prestige surrounds the event as it is the first complete one to be run under the lights at Martinsville Speedway, the only circuit to have hosted a Cup race every year since NASCAR's inception in 1949. Get those NASCAR DraftKings lineups ready for a primetime showdown!

 

Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 (Atlanta) NASCAR Preview and Fantasy Predictions

Aging pavement should give NASCAR racing a fresh feel at Atlanta Motor Speedway
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Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 (Atlanta) NASCAR Preview and Fantasy Predictions

What's old is new again at Atlanta Motor Speedway for the Folds of Honor Quiktrip 500. Almost three months after the sport was originally here, NASCAR's COVID-19 quarantine will be lifted for the 1.54-mile oval's only Cup Series race of 2020.

 

The pavement at AMS is some of the oldest on the circuit; it hasn't been touched since a 1997 reconfiguration of the track into a quad-oval. Typically, as a normal driver on the highway you'd be frustrated over all the bumps and rough riding from aging asphalt.

 

Food City presents the Supermarket Heroes 500 (Bristol) NASCAR Preview and Fantasy Predictions

Kyle Busch is the defending race winner... perfect timing for a 2020 season on the skids
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Food City presents the Supermarket Heroes 500 (Bristol) NASCAR Preview and Fantasy Predictions

Kyle Busch enters the NASCAR Cup Series 2020 Food City 500 (renamed the Food City presents the Supermarket Heroes 500 for this year) as the defending race winner. He's the reigning Cup Series champion and has four top-five finishes this season (only Kevin Harvick has more). He's already won twice in the sport's Xfinity and Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series.

 

NASCAR Fantasy Picks: Best Charlotte Motor Speedway Drivers for DraftKings

Get your lineup set for NASCAR's longest race of the season
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NASCAR Fantasy Picks: Best Charlotte Motor Speedway Drivers for DraftKings

After a few days off, the NASCAR Cup Series heads to Charlotte Motor Speedway for the traditional Coca-Cola 600. The 400-lap race starts at 6 p.m. ET on Sunday and will air on FOX. Get your daily fantasy NASCAR DraftKings roster ready to rumble, courtesy Frontstretch.com's Joy Tomlinson!

 

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