Winning Changes Everything

Isn't it funny- the ironic kind of funny? Think of how winning changes everything, including the narrative of a number of prominent drivers. Just a year ago, the talking heads were talking about the "R" word (retirement) in relationship to Jeff Gordon. Now with three 2014 wins and a points lead, Big Daddy is suddenly rejuvinated, his back feels great, and they're talking about the "Drive For Five." Just a few seasons ago, hater sites were having a field day with Dale Earnhardt Jr., chr ...

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Flyin’ (Under The Radar) Ryan Newman

  Guess who's fifth in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Standings? No peeking! If you guessed Ryan Newman, you have been paying close attention. I even got caught off guard with that until an All Left Turns reader pointed it out to me Tuesday. No need to adjust the lighting on your monitor, in his first year at Richard Childress, "Rocketman" is fifth overall and the 13th seed in the current Chase standings. How has he done it? Newman has yet to visit victory lane in 2014, and his two top fiv ...

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Nascar Prop Bets

It's the final off week of the 2014 Sprint Cup season. So while drivers and teams try to relax before the final push for a championship, here are some things to think about that could impact the rest of the 2014 Sprint Cup season. (more...) ...

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The Comeback Kids

For this fan, Brad Keselowski and Dale Earnhardt Jr. will be forever linked. After all, it was Earnhardt who gave Keselowski his big break in the Nationwide Series. He had his rough edges, but that ride led a short-term Cup opportunity at Hendrick Motorsports, a win at Talladega for James Finch, and then that championship ride for Roger Penske. Both have racing in their blood as sons of racers, both are a little rough around the edges; occasionally saying things that make suits squirm. Both ...

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Let Him Race: In Defense Of Morgan Shepherd

A 72-year old in auto racing? Are you serious? No, you don't need your eyes checked; Morgan Shepherd not only drove a race car in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race in New Hampshire, he also found himself in some unwanted headlines as a result of his wreck that took out a contender, Joey Logano. The idea of someone driving a race car along with 42 others who was born during the FDR administration seems preposterous...unless you think it through a little further. This driver, who debuted in ...

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