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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NASCAR LOOKING FOR BOOST FROM DANICA & JUNIOR? (IT MIGHT WANT TO KEEP LOOKING)

SI.com's Tom Bowles throws a big, wet blanket on the exciting new "boys, have at it" era by pointing out that 9 of the 16 races this season have been won by two drivers -- Jimmie Johnson and Denny Hamlin. Fear not. Help is on the way. Writes Bowles, "NASCAR's next hope for a momentum boost now lies in a risky proposition: hoping racing's duo of Most Popular Drivers, Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Danica Patrick, experience summer stock car success." So we have that to look forwa ...

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THE VIEW FROM KEVIN HARVICK’S PIT BOX AT POCONO, WHERE DELANA WORE HER FIRESUIT

LONG POND, Pa. _ As NASCAR has progressed over the years, so too has the technology available to crews both on and off the track. Perhaps no one thing has changed more in recent years that the information at the hands crew chiefs and engineers on race day. Pit boxes have evolved from simple carts that carried tools to the pit lane into high-tech command centers. Today’s crew chiefs have more information at their fingertips than ever before, but in the end it still comes down to common know ...

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LOL RACE PICS: JIMMIE’S GOLDEN HORSESHOE AND JEFF’S RECKLESSNESS WIN THE DAY

Jimmie Johnson really does a golden horseshoe up his behind. And Jeff Gordon has been doing a solid Sam Hornish Jr./David Stremme impersonation lately. It all added up to one huge bummer of a race on Sunday. Unless you were these guys.Props, as always, to LOL Race Pics. Related links:Jimmie pulls Denny asideJunior's beard wincesSilence of the Rocket ManTony Stewart food runDarrell Waltrip bustedAmish Stewart fanStealing Kyle's flagTarget practiceSasquatch Earnhardt Jr.Kyle goes to Walley ...

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