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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AMBROSE’S MISTAKE GIVES JOHNSON THE WIN

As the laps wound down on Sunday’s Toyota/Save Mart 350k at the Infineon Raceway, it appeared the battle for the lead between Marcos Ambrose and Jimmie Johnson was going to be the best we’ve seen in years. Combining to lead 90 of the 110 laps, the two were the strongest cars all afternoon and with a caution coming on Lap 104 of 110, a double-file restart was set to bunch the field up before the run to the checkers. Unexpectedly, Ambrose’s car stopped as the pace car led the fie ...

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LOL RACE PICS: JIMMIE PULLS DENNY ASIDE

 And Denny is saying, "I won by this much." Thanks to LOL Race Pics. Related links:Junior's beard wincesSilence of the Rocket ManTony Stewart food runDarrell Waltrip bustedAmish Stewart fanStealing Kyle's flagTarget practiceSasquatch Earnhardt Jr.Kyle goes to Walley WorldI'm Tony Stewart ... Ting!Kyle is the new BobDrink responsiblyThe Incredible CarlWhat Carl Edwards saidDanica Patrick FAILPhoto finish at ACSFore! ...

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PENSKE, GANASSI BATTLE FROM INDY TO CHARLOTTE AS BUSCH WINS COCA-COLA 600

CONCORD, N.C. _ The day started off with a battle between Roger Penske and Chip Ganassi in the Indianapolis 500 and at the end of the night at the Charlotte Motor Speedway it came down to a battle of Penske versus Ganassi to settle the 51st running of the Coca-Cola 600. Dario Franchitti may have been able to get the job done for Ganassi in Indy, but Kurt Busch was not going to let his Penske car be beaten by a Ganassi owned ride. For much of the race Busch was the car to beat, leading 12 times f ...

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STEWART, GORDON, JOHNSON WILL BE IN THE HALL OF FAME SOMEDAY

Which current drivers will one day be enshrined in the NASCAR Hall of Fame? SI.com's Brant James writes that Tony Stewart, Jimmie Johnson and Jeff Gordon are in for sure. Matt Kenseth? Kurt Busch? Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s beard? Just have to wait and see.   JJ, Stewart, Gordon all deserve spots in the Hall of Fame (SI.com) ...

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ONE BUSCH WINS, THE OTHER WHINES

CHARLOTTE _ For Kurt Busch, Saturday night’s Sprint All-Star Race was a million dollar pay day. For younger brother Kyle Busch it was a more of a pain. While the elder Busch brother was celebrating his first All-Star Race victory with champagne and Miller Lite, Kyle was waiting in teammate Denny Hamlin’s hauler ready for a fight. During the final ten-lap segment of the 100-lap event, the No. 18 Toyota got a huge run on the outside going through turns one and two. Protecting his lead, ...

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SPRINT CUP A 3-WAY BATTLE BETWEEN KYLE BUSCH, JIMMIE JOHNSON AND DENNY HAMLIN

The Sprint Cup most likely will be won by Kyle Busch, Jimmie Johnson or Denny Hamlin, writes SI.com's Lars Anderson. Somewhere Kevin Harvick is punching a wall right now. Kyle Busch delivers another title-caliber run in Dover win (SI.com) ...

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NASCAR HALL OF FAME OPEN FOR BUSINESS

CHARLOTTE _ After years of planning and preparation, the doors have finally opened at the NASCAR Hall of Fame. On an overcast and cool morning, fans, dignitaries, and some of the motorsport’s biggest names gathered to commemorate the top-of-the-line $195 million facility. The pomp and circumstance of Tuesday’s event saw NASCAR Hall of Fame executives thank their partners, allowed politicians to press the economic impact on the area and offered fans a brief glimpse at some of the thei ...

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SHOWTIME SOUTHERN 500 ODDS

Winston Churchill never saw a NASCAR race. But this leader’s advice helped me get off the schnide with Kyle Busch’s big win Saturday night. His quote of genius."The best way to take a look forward is to take a look back."Good stuff from a great man. I may still be down $320 of fake coin in my entertainment bonanza of picks this year, but I smell a comeback. And grilled meat. $15 on Jeff Gordon at 6/1: In the last eight races, Gordon has either finished or started in a to ...

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JOHNSON-GORDON RIFT SHOWS LARGER TREND

RICHMOND, Va. _ Over the last two weeks it has been more than obvious teammates Jeff Gordon and Jimmie Johnson have been racing each other harder than ever on the race track. These buddy-buddy teammates are now drawing attention for their on the track run-ins, but does Gordon’s aggression elude to a larger trend?Any time a team becomes dominant in one sport, the competition is forced to change the way it plays the game. When the New York Yankees went on a streak in the late 1990s, other fr ...

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