KURT BUSCH SAYS HE WAS NOT TRYING TO TAKE OUT JIMMIE JOHNSON AT LOUDON

Kurt Busch tapped Jimmie Johnson with seven laps to go at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on Sunday, sending Johnson into what passes for an angry fit for the four-time champ. Busch claims he was not trying to spin out his rival, saying, "Driving into turn three, I had all intentions of passing him on the inside. Your motive is always to pass a guy clean ... I just got into him in the left rear." Riiiiiiiiight. Somehow Jimmie found a way to win. Jimmie always finds a way to win. 5 thin ...

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LENNOX INDUSTRIAL TOOLS 301 ODDS

I am on vacation this week. There’s no TV. No Internet. I will drive 30 minutes to a coffee shop with a hamster running on a wheel to drive the Internet connection. From what I heard, the Marcos Ambrose stall was brutal. But that quiet sound you hear right now is me not caring, since I picked Jimmie Johnson at 15/1 odds. Down a mere 175 fake dollars and up in spirits, both literal and figurative, I feel confident this vacation devoid of technology will give me new focus, starting ...

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10 DRIVERS WHO COULD STILL MAKE THE CHASE

With 10 races to go, there are 10 drivers who still have a realistic chance of making The Chase. Sadly, All Left Turns favorite Paul Menard is not one of them. You shall be guided to the full list after the jump. (List includes Dale Earnhardt Jr. He won't make it. This season can only end in heartbreak for Junior fans. We can all agree on this? Right?) Which 10 drivers have a shot at breaking into Chase field? (SI.com)  ...

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EARNHARDT JR. DIE-CAST CAR CONTEST

Earlier this year All Left Turns received a box of AMP Energy gear to do with as we pleased. We gave most of it away (remember this handsome jacket?) but kept a few pieces like this die-cast car. Surely, we thought, Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s fortunes will improve and we will be able to sell this fine piece of merchandise on eBay for thousands and thousands of dollars - or at least enough to get Dan Farkas out of Fake Debtor's Prison. No such luck. With no turnaround in sight - in spite of the wishful ...

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FIVE NEW ENGLAND NASCAR STARS

The NASCAR Cup tour visits New Hampshire Motor Speedway this week for the first of two annual dates. It is a big racing weekend for the New England Region. Joining the action will be the Nationwide Series, the Northeast favorite Modified Tour and the Pro Series, which has deep New England roots from the NASCAR North Tour days.Drivers from Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine have ventured into the Deep South to take a crack at the upper levels of NASCAR. He ...

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