TOYOTA/SAVEMART 350 CRASHES

Sunday's race at Infineon Raceway was not short on accidents, but it was short on spectacular accidents.  Nobody went airborne or flipped, but a lot of drivers' days were ruined.Kyle Busch and Sam Hornish get together Jimmie Johnson spins Kurt Busch Road racing 'expert' takes out two cars and drives away Boris Said was a busy man today.  Check out the video below at :15 to hear a conversation between Said and his crew chief.Related links:NASCAR Mexico driver killed in crashSonoma ...

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JIMMIE JOHNSON BIO

There comes a time when every NASCAR fan must ask him or herself, "Is Jimmie Johnson a robot?" All Left Turns answers this very question in the Jimmie Johnson profile of the Drivers section of this site. Our Johnson bio, unlike the official bio you see on nascar.com or other sites, pulls no punches. Our goal is to fill the driver profile section of this site with information - and photos - people actually enjoy learning and talking about.Think we missed something? Ticked off that we to ...

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‘MR. CLUTCH’ COMES THROUGH AGAIN

"Clutch." In the world of stick and ball sports, the term has been used to describe the likes of John Elway, Michael Jordan and Tiger Woods. They're the guys you could count on when you absolutely, positively needed a win. Jimmie Johnson - with his win at Dover - proved once again that he is NASCAR's "Mr. Clutch." If my life depends on a driver winning a race, this is the guy I'm picking. Watching the final laps of the Autism Speaks 400, with Johnson reeling in Tony S ...

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JIMMIE JOHNSON WINS DOVER 400

Jimmie Johnson won his second race of the season, overtaking Tony Stewart on the second-last lap in an exciting finish at the Dover 400. Johnson was eighth with 25 laps to go. He clearly had the best equipment in the field on Sunday. "We had an awesome, awesome race car," Johnson said. "We've been fast, but this was a very special car today." Said Stewart, "The fastest car won the race today, for sure." Stewart battled from the middle of the field to pass Greg Bi ...

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JIMMIE JOHNSON QUALIFYING CRASH AT DARLINGTON VIDEO

Video of Jimmie Johnson's crash (below) on Friday at Darlington.   <a href="http://www.linkedtube.com/pD3mY6hpG5oaa20060ec6f87f8b5a42fe3549742e2f.htm" _fcksavedurl="http://www.linkedtube.com/pD3mY6hpG5oaa20060ec6f87f8b5a42fe3549742e2f.htm">LinkedTube</a> ...

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Phoenix Might Separate Pretender From Contender

Saturday night's race at Phoenix International Raceway will be an excellent indicator of the relative championship hopes of Jeff Gordon and Jimmie Johnson. Johnson is the known quantity in this dynamic. He has finished third, first, and second in his last three races to climb from 13th to second in the standings, fairly solid proof that he and the No. 48 team are engineering their usual early-season push to the top. More worrisome to the immediate aspirations of other championship contend ...

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Jimmie Johnson Dull? Are You Serious???

I like what the guys over at Frontstretch.com do. Really. I dare say, we get together at a bar, odds are good we have a good time buying each other beers. But, I've got to say, this contribution to the dialogue? Not so good.First of all, there's the small matter of length -- I halfway expect to see this puppy in next week's New Yorker. Or perhaps The Atlantic; what is this thing? Maybe 8,750 words? Holy crap. I'm tired. I'm busy. I have kids. I've gotta walk the frickin' dog. Like I ...

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NASCAR’s Highest-Earning Drivers

 According to Forbes.com, Dale Earnhardt Jr. pulled in a cool $35 million in 2008, or roughly $5 million more than Jeff Gordon, NASCAR's second-highest earner. Forbes estimates that only between eight and 31 percent of a driver's earnings is a result of performance, i.e., wins ... which is a really good thing for Junior, since he's won three whole races in the last four years. And, really, the fact is the guy is a marketer's wet dream, seemingly able to say and do damn near anything he w ...

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Kevin Harvick Wins Bud Shootout

Kevin Harvick's win in Saturday's Bud Shootout was good news for NASCAR -- and not simply because the fact that 28 cars took the green flag means fans can now focus on something other than the crappy economy and its impact on the sport. Harvick's win was not only impressive -- he started 27th, on the back row, next to Jeff Gordon, hit the outside wall early in the race and lost the draft twice -- but it offers the barest glimmer of hope that perhaps someone, anyone, please -- other than ...

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