THE 2010 CHASE: FINALLY SOME STEAK TO GO WITH THAT SIZZLE

You ever had this happen? A new steakhouse gets set to open with great fanfare. There’s a buzz about town, they've run a splashy ad campaign, and they’ve promised a dining experience unlike any you’ve ever had.You’ve made a date, you’ve hired a baby sitter and you’ve brought your appetite for the big Grand Opening. The only problem is, you get there, and the servers are ill-mannered and ill-trained, even the best courses are not better than what you could make ...

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RCR COULD (MAYBE) WIN THE TITLE

With Clint Bowyer's win in New Hampshire, and Kevin Harvick's great finish with a bad car, Richard Childress Racing has a shot at the title. Rowdy.com New Hampshire Wrap-up - Watch more Funny Videos ...

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JIMMIE JOHNSON WILL BOUNCE BACK

Jimmie Johnson had a rough go of it on Sunday in New Hampshire, finishing 25th, but that does not mean you can count him out of The Chase.  5 things we learned at Loudon (SI.com) ...

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KURT BUSCH WILL WIN THE CHASE

So says Sports Illustrated, which has tabbed Captain Frowny Face as its 2010 Sprint Cup champion. Kurt Busch is SI's pick to dethrone Jimmie Johnson (SI.com) ...

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WHO WOULD YOU RATHER BE? BOWYER OR MCMURRAY?

If you could be a NASCAR Cup driver this year would you rather be Clint Bowyer or Jamie McMurray? Think about that.McMurray’s 2010 record is too inconsistent to challenge for the Championship. But he has visited the Winner’s Circle on a pair of occasions. And they were huge events.He paced the field to the checkered flag in the biggest stock car race in the world. Last February on a chilly Sunday evening, McMurray crossed the finish line first in the Daytona 500. Bringing about an ef ...

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2010 CHASE DRIVERS PHOTO GALLERY

The Chase field has been finalized. Let us drink in the members of 2010 playoff field in all of their glossy, handsome glory. And Tony Stewart, too.  Chase for the Championship drivers (SI.com) ...

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ROWDY VIDEO: TOP THREE AT RICHMOND ARE TOP THREE IN CHASE, JUNIOR & BIFFLE STANK

All Left Turns has entered into a content partnership with the guys over at Rowdy.com. We are excited to share some of Rowdy's videos on our site. The first offering: a breakdown of the race at Richmond -- who looked good and who looked bad. Looking in your direction, Dale Earnhardt Jr. Rowdy.com Richmond Race Wrap-up - Watch more Funny Videos  ...

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FREE TICKETS TO CUP RACE AT LOUDON

Want two free tickets to the Sept. 19 Sprint Cup race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway? Of course you do. Swing by the All Left Turns Facebook page, find the link to the Paul Menard post on our wall and tell us in the comment section what place Menard will finish at this weekend's Cup race in Atlanta. You have until 11:59 pm ET Saturday to make your prediction. Closest guess gets two tickets to the first Chase race of the season from race sponsor ...

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DO BONUS POINTS MATTER IN THE CHASE?

BRISTOL, Tenn._ When NASCAR altered the Chase for the Sprint Cup in 2007 to give drivers 10 bonus points for winning a race, the hope was that drivers would race for a win rather than for points. However, as the 2010 Chase approaches, six drivers in the top 12 in standings are without a win. As the cutoff for the Chase approaches, the question is, "Could there be a champion without a win?" As of this weekend, Jimmie Johnson and Denny Hamlin lead the field in bonus points with 50 eac ...

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ANOTHER WAY TO LOOK AT THE CHASE

As we have discussed before, the simplicity of the Watermill Score is that it can summarize what it takes to succeed in the NASCAR points system with just four basic inputs: Wins Top 10s Lead lap finishes Races at the finish A simple count of each of these gives you the Watermill Score of zero to four, and it is almost 100 percent correlated with the real points system. We have seen it work over the course of an entire season, but what happens if we look at it just using the ...

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