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Alabama 500 at Talladega Preview and Fantasy NASCAR Predictions

Can Dale Earnhardt Jr. prevail in his final Talladega start?
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Alabama 500 at Talladega Preview and Fantasy NASCAR Predictions

Dale Earnhardt Jr. is winding down a difficult final season as NASCAR's Most Popular Driver. He’s had a miserable year on-track, failing to make the postseason while earning just one top-5 finish in 30 starts.

 

Bojangles' Southern 500 at Darlington Preview and Fantasy NASCAR Predictions

NASCAR's version of Throwback Thursday, can retro make racing cool again?
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Bojangles' Southern 500 at Darlington Preview and Fantasy NASCAR Predictions

Darlington Raceway, host of the Southern 500 since 1950 is one of the oldest, most unique tracks on the NASCAR schedule. The Track Too Tough To Tame remains a special piece of stock car history, an egg-shaped, 1.366-mile oval impossible to replicate nestled inside rural South Carolina.

 

NASCAR Rookie Report: A fan's guide to future Cup Series rookies

David Smith looks at the next great haul of rookie talent in NASCAR
David Smith looks at NASCAR's next great crop of rookie talent.

Welcome to the Athlon Rookie Report, where each week David Smith will evaluate the deepest crop of new NASCAR Sprint Cup Series talent since 2006. The Report will include twice-monthly rankings, in-depth analysis, Q&A sessions with the drivers and more.

 

Today, David looks toward the future with a menu of potential Cup Series drivers for which you may want to start rooting.

 

 

NASCAR's Top 5 Faces of Tomorrow and their contemporary counterparts

Johnson slays Michigan, cements standing as NASCAR title favorite

Through the Gears: Four things we learned in Michigan
Post-race reaction from the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series' Quicken Loans 400 at Michigan International Speedway.

With all that Jimmie Johnson has accomplished in NASCAR, it’s amazing there are still tracks on the circuit where the No. 48 team hasn’t won. Michigan was the latest checked off the list, as strategy worked in their favor at a place where Lady Luck has typically bit them instead. In the course of a month, the 48 team has won three of the past four events and been reestablished as the team to beat.  Jimmie Johnson

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Martinsville: Danica Patrick's opportunity to show progress

Geoffrey Miller's five things to watch at Martinsville Speedway
Geoffrey Miller’s “Five Things to Watch” will help you catch up on the biggest stories of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series’ upcoming race weekend. This week, NASCAR’s officiating errors, the return of the Truck Series, Danica’s progress, Hendrick’s dominance and Matt Kenseth’s Martinsville improvement highlight the major topics leading us into Sunday’s STP 500 at Martinsville Speedway.

Each week, Geoffrey Miller’s “Five Things to Watch” will help you catch up on the biggest stories of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series’ upcoming race weekend. This week, NASCAR’s officiating errors, the return of the Truck Series, Danica’s progress, Hendrick’s dominance and Matt Kenseth’s Martinsville improvement highlight the major topics leading us into Sunday’s STP 500 at Martinsville Speedway.

Danica Dances with Darlington and Kurt Busch Fined by NASCAR

The Long and Short of It
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<p> Following Hendrick Motorsports' 200th Cup win at Darlington, Athlon Sports contributor Dustin Long takes a spin around the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series.</p>
2012

NASCAR fined Kurt Busch $50,000 on Tuesday for his actions toward the end and after Saturday night’s Southern 500 at Darlington.

Busch was one of three people fined and one of four people placed on probation.

NASCAR put Busch on probation until July 25, citing Busch for “reckless driving on pit road during the race’’ and for being involved in an altercation with another competitor after the race.