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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CLOSED WHEEL, OPEN THREAD: DARLINGTON

Thoughts and observations heading into Darlington: One of the reasons that Darlington is such a challenging track is that turns one and two are completely different than turns three and four. The first two are sweeping and the second two are tight. Since the track was repaved, tire wear has become less of a factor. Drivers say it is still fun to drive, but not as fun as it used to be.Kyle Busch won this race last year. And he’s feeling all kinds of confident right now.To win, Busch and ...

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