THE 10 BIGGEST NASCAR RACES

All of the races pay the same amount of championship points. Each one of the 36 events counts as much as any other when deciding the Cup winner. But some have a little extra sparkle. Some get us jazzed up with anticipation more than the rest. Whether it is honorable history, high-paying prize money, or an aura of excitement, some races are just more special. 1. Daytona 500 The Great American Race is the only event on the circuit where winning grants you a title for the rest of your life. The mai ...

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NASCAR CHAMPIONSHIP SCENARIOS DEMYSTIFIED

The NASCAR Sprint Cup Championship is a three-way dead heat. Only 46 points separate third place Kevin Harvick from leader Denny Hamlin and one of these men will join an impressive list of past Cup Champions.  NASCAR's point system is a confusing menagerie including a sliding scale of points based on finishing place, bonus points, penalties and crew chief shoe size. Since NASCAR refuses to institute simple scoring for the Sprint Cup champion, viewers can refer to this simple roadmap fo ...

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