DALE EARNHARDT JR. CONTEST

 Here is your chance to win some sweet Dale Earnhardt Jr. gear courtesy of AMP. Go to the All Left Turns Facebook page, become a fan (if you are not already), and leave a comment in the Wall message that links to this post predicting what place Earnhardt will finish on Feb. 21 at the Auto Club 500. Whoever comes the closest to guessing correctly will win first prize - the jacket pictured above. Second place gets a one-inch square of sheet metal from the 88 car. All ties will be decided ...

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AN INSPIRING MOMENT WITH OUR VETERANS

Chris Dempsey and Matt Kenseth (Photo courtesy of Crown Royal)DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. _ In the few years I have been covering the sport of NASCAR, I have had a number of humbling moments that stick out in my memory. Interviewing some of my childhood heroes, attending events I never could have imagined possible and talking with fans from all over the country have left a lasting impression on me. Last week at the rain-soaked Daytona International Speedway, another of those humbling experiences took pl ...

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FIVE NASCAR MYTHS

Race fans know their sport. Or do they? There are some misnomers floating around the NASCAR world. Die-hard knowledgeable fans know the deep details that make the following statements false. Read carefully. Now think carefully. Check some history books. Do some research. And be careful how you use the word “NASCAR.”1. Jimmie Johnson Is The Only Driver To Win Four Consecutive NASCAR Championships. Johnson is the only driver to win four consecutive CUP championships. Emphasis on the wo ...

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NASCAR VIDEO GAME GLITCH: DANCING WITH THE CARS EDITION

 Lots of people post their NASCAR video game glitches on YouTube, but not everyone takes the time to turn those glitches into art. Props to YouTuber Zerinsakech. Behold, the Toyota Sponsafier (From the Marbles)Woman: Philly airport security harassed me for Cowboys jersey (Shutdown Corner)Jay-Z, Diddy not amused by Bulls' mascot (Tremendous Upside Potential)Video: Countdown to UFC 110 (Cage Potato)25 awesome photobombed movie stills (Screen Junkies)25 animals with glasses (Holy Taco)Eig ...

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AUTO CLUB 500 ODDS

Wow, did I screw up at Daytona.If anyone doubted this pick column concept was for the sake of fun and merriment, just look at my Daytona debacle from last week.In hindsight, I should have stayed away from any driver associated with Whopper Man,  jumped off Harvick’s lower odds and put my money on Clint Bowyer (same driver/better money maker if he won) and Jamie McMurrary, whom I will now dub Captain Restrictor Plate.What could have been was a $300 payout and $250 in profit. What did h ...

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