A Change Will Do Edwards Good

  What does Carl Edwards have to lose? There's nothing but upside with his announced move to Joe Gibbs Racing in 2015. Sometimes you just know you've given it your all in one place, and it's time to try something new. Of course, the anti-Toyota crowd is howling in protest over it. It's a tired old argument, and frankly, if a fan says they are abandoning you over a nameplate, they probably weren't all that into you anyway. Let's be clear, there's nothing wrong with preferring one m ...

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Winning Changes Everything

Isn't it funny- the ironic kind of funny? Think of how winning changes everything, including the narrative of a number of prominent drivers. Just a year ago, the talking heads were talking about the "R" word (retirement) in relationship to Jeff Gordon. Now with three 2014 wins and a points lead, Big Daddy is suddenly rejuvinated, his back feels great, and they're talking about the "Drive For Five." Just a few seasons ago, hater sites were having a field day with Dale Earnhardt Jr., chr ...

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Nascar Recap: Pure Michigan 400 Win, Lose or Draw

Let's recap: Pure Michigan was pure fun for Jeff Gordon, who won his 91st career sprint Cup race Sunday. So why is the weekend a draw for Gordon in this Nacar recap? Here's a Bert Convy inspired breakdown. (more...) ...

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Nascar Odds: Pure Michigan 400

I get it. With everything going on related to last Saturday's deadly accident involving Tony Stewart, there are far more important things happening in the world of racing. Stewart isn't racing. Forty-three others are. Here's a breakdown of how the odds might impact what Sprint Cup fans see Sunday. (more...) ...

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It’s Crunch Time For Some NASCAR Notables

Today's pop quiz: what do Greg Biffle, Kasey Kahne, Brian Vickers, Martin Truex Jr. and Tony Stewart have in common? Well actually, two things come to mind: all five of these drivers have been in the Chase since its 2004 inception, and secondly, if the Chase started today, they would be on the outside looking in. Fortunately for this quintet, there are four more races to go, and there are drivers ahead of them currently in the Chase grid who don't have a win. The good news is that four of ...

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Do The Eyes Always Have It?

The shocking video account of the incident involving up and coming sprint car driver Kevin Ward Jr. and racing legend Tony Stewart at Canandaigua Motorsports Park is stunning. Watching it at first in real time, my initial reaction was "my God, Tony, what did you do?" In one instant, a young driver full of promise and passion lies lifeless. A three-time NASCAR Sprint Cup champion, admired in part because of  his ferocity, finds himself in many circles, cast as a criminal. Those prosecuting ...

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Watkins Glen Recap: What’s Next For Nascar

There aren’t any winners after this weekend in racing; so, it seems pretty trivial to write a column recapping the race. This column hopes to address three questions the racing world needs to consider before trying to move forward from the weekend’s events. This column won’t review the investigation surrounding Saturday’s accident. That's the job of investigators. (more...) ...

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Nascar Odds: Cheeze-It at the Glen 355

If the 2014 Sprint Cup season is going off its rocker, this is the week. Watkins Glen is the second road course race of the year. Based on past performance, there's a real chance Chase contenders will have to readjust their strategy for the final races leading into the Chase. Here's why: (more...) ...

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Flyin’ (Under The Radar) Ryan Newman

  Guess who's fifth in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Standings? No peeking! If you guessed Ryan Newman, you have been paying close attention. I even got caught off guard with that until an All Left Turns reader pointed it out to me Tuesday. No need to adjust the lighting on your monitor, in his first year at Richard Childress, "Rocketman" is fifth overall and the 13th seed in the current Chase standings. How has he done it? Newman has yet to visit victory lane in 2014, and his two top fiv ...

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(Not So) Sleepy Little Pocono

  When you see all the trees outside the track and the scenic surroundings, one can't help but think this track missed its calling as a baseball venue (I know what you're thinking- insert "baseball is boring" barb here.) The expectations for an eventful race weren't real high, but while I was napping, a race broke out. Brad's Big Save- The 2012 champion pulled off an impressive piece of driving at the race's outset. What we saw later in the race is not everyone can successfully sa ...

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