Spots in the 2014 Chase for the Sprint Cup will be on the line in the month of August as the drivers of NASCAR’s top series head to the track five times. Here’s a look at the upcoming races on the Sprint Cup Series schedule for the month of August.
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GoBowling.com 400 (August 3)
Kasey Kahne was the winner of last year’s GoBowling.com 400 at Pocono Raceway, with Jeff Gordon, Kurt Busch, Ryan Newman, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Brad Keselowski, Joey Logano, Kyle Busch, Tony Stewart, and Greg Biffle following him across the finish line in that race. Earnhardt Jr. beat Keselowski and Kurt Busch for the victory in the Pocono 400 at Pocono Raceway back in June.
Cheez-It 355 at The Glen (August 10)
Kyle Busch visited Victory Lane in last year’s Cheez-It 355 at The Glen at Watkins Glen International, with Brad Keselowski, Martin Truex Jr., Carl Edwards, Juan Montoya, Clint Bowyer, Joey Logano, Jimmie Johnson, Kurt Busch, and A.J. Allmendinger rounding out the Top 10. Marcos Ambrose won the race at Watkins Glen in both the 2011 and 2012 seasons.
Pure Michigan 400 (August 17)
Joey Logano paid off on the NASCAR betting lines at last year’s Pure Michigan 400 at Michigan International Speedway, beating Kevin Harvick, Kurt Busch, Paul Menard, Clint Bowyer, Marcos Ambrose, Kasey Kahne, Jeff Burton, Greg Biffle, and Carl Edwards for the victory. Jimmie Johnson was the winner of the Quicken Loans 400 at Michigan back in June.
Irwin Tools Night Race (August 23)
Matt Kenseth will be looking to defend his title at the Irwin Tools Night Race at Bristol Motor Speedway, as he finished ahead of Kasey Kahne, Juan Montoya, Brian Vickers, Joey Logano, Paul Menard, Jeff Gordon, Marcos Ambrose, Greg Biffle, and Dale Earnhardt Jr. in the race last season. Carl Edwards held off Ricky Stenhouse Jr. and Aric Almirola to win the Food City 500 at Bristol back in March.
Atlanta 500 (August 31)
Kyle Busch claimed the checkered flag to pay out on the NASCAR betting lines in the circuit’s stop in Atlanta last year, with Joey Logano, Martin Truex Jr., Kurt Busch, Ryan Newman, Jeff Gordon, Juan Montoya, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Kevin Harvick, and Brian Vickers making up the rest of the Top 10 drivers that day. Denny Hamlin had won the AdvoCare 500 at Atlanta back in the 2012 season.