LUCK WINS RACES, NOT CHAMPIONSHIPS

Since his move to the Cup Series in 2002, Jimmie Johnson has recorded 48 victories and four straight championships thanks to fast race cars, great calls from crew chief Chad Knaus and a touch of luck. Sunday’s victory at the Auto Club Speedway was no exception. The dominant car on the day, Johnson’s race nearly took a turn for the worse when a caution flew as his team completed work on pit road. Able to beat race leader Jeff Burton to the pit exit, Johnson avoided losing a lap and wh ...

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MISS SPRINT CUP PAIGE DUKE

Last week we took a look at the 2010 Miss Sprint Cup lineup. This week we're spotlighting one of the new Miss Sprint Cups, southern belle Paige Duke. Duke is a graduate of Clemson University, where she studied animal science. She is a model whose hobbies include horse riding, barrel racing, rodeos and shooting sporting clays. She appeared in Brantley Gilbert's music video for "Kick it in the Sticks" and competed in the Miss Hawaiian Tropic International Model Search. According to a mod ...

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JIMMIE JOHNSON WINS AUTO CLUB 500

FONTANA, Calif. _ Jimmie Johnson held off Kevin Harvick in the closing laps of the Auto Club 500 to collect his second straight win at his home track and the 48th of his career. The defending Sprint Cup champion led 101 laps, more than twice as many as any other driver. His seemingly never-ending run of good luck continued Sunday. Or, as Harvick put it, "They have a golden horseshoe stuck up their ass."  Johnson caught a big break on his last stop when he pitted right before a ...

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NASCAR VS. THE OLYMPICS

NASCAR faces stiff competition this weekend and needs to step it up to appeal to the fans who might flip over to the Olympics. The Great American Race couldn't hold a candle to its Olympic counterpart. (The first four days of the Olympics garnered over 28 million folks each night while only 13.3 million fans tuned in for great racing and potholes).This Sunday, the Olympics will feature Ski Cross, Biathlon, Ice Dancing, Canada vs USA Hockey and Women's Curling.  Here are a few simple changes ...

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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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