A 38-race NASCAR Sprint Cup Series schedule is tough, so an off-week is usually much needed, but we always end up feeling like this without racing on Sunday.
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As all you diehard NASCAR fans know, this is the last off-week of the season for the Sprint Cup Series.
We close with 14 straight weekends of racing from as far away as New Hampshire up north all the way out west to Phoenix and finally deep down south into the Florida Keys. Drivers, crews, officials and teams will all be exhausted by the end of the season.
Thirty-eight races in 41 weeks is a brutal, brutal grind.
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The racers and all who make their living in the NASCAR traveling circus are ready for a break.