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Five Of The Most Exciting Races On The NASCAR Cup Series Schedule

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Daytona 500: The Great American Race

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Every year, every new NASCAR season begins with one of NASCAR and motorsports biggest and most important races, with the Daytona 500.

The Daytona 500 is one of the most prestigious races on the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series schedule and one of the only few races where the winner gets called champion.

Every new season begins with the Great American Race, a race that sets the tone for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season. When a driver wins the Daytona 500 their names go into the history books since the race happens to be one of the most important races of the year.

Racing in the Daytona 500 features several styles of racing from pack racing, the two-car tandem, and the race to the finish where every driver races for the win.

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Coca Cola 600 At Charlotte: The Longest Race Of The Year

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The week following the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series All Star race, the series continues to race at Charlotte Motor Speedway bringing one of the most exciting races of the year.

The race at Coca Cola 600 at Charlotte is the longest race of the year and one of the most challenging races for drivers. It also happens to be one of the races that go through changes throughout the entire race. The Coca Cola 600 happens to be one of the races in the schedule that creates memorable moments in the season.

The race at Charlotte is considered to be the home track for several NASCAR teams and a win there is an accomplishment, especially in the Coca Cola 600.

The Coca Cola 600 just stands out from the rest of the races in the schedule.

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The Brickyard 400 At Indianapolis: Time To Kiss The Bricks

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When the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series is close to it’s halfway point, another of the schedule’s most prestigious races makes it’s way to one of the world’s most famous tracks.

As the summer races in the Cup Series approach the cars hit the track at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Indianapolis hosts one of the series most awaited and historic races when every driver goes for the win at the Brickyard in order to kiss the bricks.

The race at the Brickyard gives drivers another opportunity to add another championship when they win at the Brickyard. The race gives fans the opportunity to watch a race at a historic track.

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Watkins Glen, The Second Of The Year's Road Courses

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The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series only makes two appearances at the road course every year, providing some of the most exciting racing.

Although the Cup Series only makes an appearance at the road course in the summer months, but the race at Watkins Glen becomes one of the most awaited races of the year.

Over the past few seasons the race at Watkins Glen has created some of the most memorable moments in NASCAR, including some of the most craziest finishes in the sport. The races at the Glen consist of moments that stand out in the season from the beginning to the end of the race.

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The Championship Finale Makes Its Way To Homestead

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Just how the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season opens up in Florida, it also ends in Florida with one of the awaited yet bittersweet races of the year.

When NASCAR makes its way to Homestead-Miami Speedway it's the time of the year when the Cup Series gets ready to crown its champion. The Championship race at Homestead is the final race of the year but it becomes one of the most exciting races with all of the championship scenarios heading into the race.

Heading into the championship finale marks the end of another NASCAR season leaving fans with excitement for the start of another NASCAR season.

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Over the years the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series has made its way to several different tracks over the country.

The NASCAR Sprint Cup season consists of 36 races plus the Daytona Shootout, the Duels, and the All Star race, each bringing their own unique style of racing and excitement. Several of these tracks consist of road course racing, pack racing, two-car tandem racing, or every driver for themselves.

Every season that passes by the most awaited and excited races come from various tracks in the forms of road course, short tracks, the Tricky Triangle, Super Speedways and plate tracks.

Each race creates its own memories and excitement but five races out of the 36 on the Sprint Cup Series schedule set themselves apart and become five of the best and most awaited races on the schedule.

Tracks like Bristol, Talladega, Sonoma, Chicagoland and the rest of the tracks bring their own uniqueness for their racing styles or for what the races stand for in the schedule. Fans wait and watch for every race in the schedule but when it comes to Charlotte, Daytona, Homestead, Watkins Glen and Indianapolis, the races at those tracks are the most exciting races of the year.

When it comes to Daytona and Charlotte, those two tracks host more than one race throughout the year but still provide some of the most exciting and awaited races of the year. Daytona hosts the season opener the Daytona 500 and Charlotte hosts the longest race of the year, the Coca-Cola 600.

Meanwhile tracks like Watkins Glen, Indianapolis and Homestead only host a race once a year but they also host some of the biggest races of the year. The races at the Brickyard, Watkins Glen, and the championship finale at Homestead

Every race has their own special glory but these five races set themselves apart.