DANICA 101

The New York Times checks in with an article about Danica Patrick's transition to NASCAR. Let's see. Mention about how hot it is inside the car - check. Requisite mention of how much a stock car weighs because Patrick is a girl - check. Appearance of the words "marketing gimmick" - check. Yup, we have all the makings of your standard, "Here comes Danica" piece. Patrick will confront heat in the car and competition on NASCAR tracks (New York Times) ...

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KRISTA VODA GALLERY

 The return of the Sprint Cup season brings many good things, like the return of Fox's Krista Voda. Enjoy this pre-season gallery of one of our favorite pit reporters.     Check our Krista Voda's Web site and follow her on Facebook and Twitter.Related links:Heather DeBeaux picsDanica Patrick mega-galleryJolene Van Vugt photosCourtney Sauter: From 'Outback Jack' to NASCAR wifeTop 10 NASCAR women of 2009Wendy Venturini picsDenny Hamlin's girlfriend66 hot track girl ...

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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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