BIGGEST DANGERS ARE OFF THE TRACK

Last week the NASCAR world was sent into a frenzy when news broke that Denny Hamlin had torn the ACL in his left knee playing basketball. The Joe Gibbs Racing driver and avid basketball fan had surgery on his right knee in December after finishing fourth in the Chase. Hamlin also hurt his hip playing hoops in May 2008. Now, this injury has many wondering if Hamlin will be able to overcome this off-season setback. In today’s NASCAR, the biggest threats facing drivers are not the same as the ...

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LOVING REMINDER: WE ARE ON ON FACEBOOK

All Left Turns would like to remind you, ever so politely, that we have launched our Facebook page. You can become a fan by clicking here. A number of people joined the day the page launched and I encourage all of you to do so, if you have not already. It is a great place for discussion, for meeting race fans in faraway cities and for checking out this photo I took of some random, awesome guy on the track at Auto Club Speedway. Get your Like Button on and become a fan. ...

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BIGGEST OFF-SEASON RUMORS OF 2010

 With the season just a few short weeks away, here's a look back at the biggest off-season rumors of 2010. Some of these rumors proved to be true; others were just whispers in the wind, but all of them made the silly season that much more entertaining this year.  1. Will Danica race stock cars? The inches of column space dedicated to Danica make Lindsay Lohan blush. This off-season, she confirmed the rumors by joining JR Motorsports for a limited Nationwide Series run. The media sensat ...

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24/7 JIMMIE JOHNSON EPISODE 1

In case you missed it - or don't have HBO - I present episode one of "24/7 Jimmie Johnson," AKA "Behind the Music with Vanilla Nice." (I swear I am going to make that nickname stick.) 24/7 Jimmie Johnson (HBO YouTube) ...

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WILL HAMLIN’S INJURY AFFECT HIS 2010 SEASON?

The big story right now is Denny Hamlin's injury. We are seeing a lot of discussion out there wondering whether his 2010 start will be just as good as his 2009 ending. Some of the PR from the Joe Gibbs camp is that this will be no problem.Let's compare some recent examples of NASCAR injuries. In 2009, Carl Edwards broke his right foot in September.  In the following twelve races after the injury (the last twelve of 2009), he had three Top Tens, and a total of ZERO Top Fives. His average ...

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