NASCAR In Las Vegas: Win, Lose or Draw

Las Vegas knows how to create an event. Sunday's Kobalt 400 offered several different leaders and a last lap pass, even if it was because Dale Earnhardt Jr. needed another quarter gallon of fuel. While Brad Keselowski won the race, others should feel good about the outcome. Here's a Bert Convy inspired breakdown. (more...) ...

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Can Joe Gibbs Racing Beat Vegas?

  Who would think one of the most moral men in NASCAR could develop a way to beat Vegas without even intentionally trying to do so? Joe Gibbs is the nice uncle of NASCAR, the type of person who surprises you with the depth of a Facebook post. So how could this  devout Christian find a way to beat Vegas? It's as simple as #20 and #18. (more...) ...

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GEN 6: SO FAR A NEW CAR, BUT THE SAME ISSUE

“I hate to be Denny downer, but I just didn't pass that many cars today. That's the realistic fact of it.” It’s an interesting observation from Denny Hamlin, the driver who had to race his hiney off to finish third at the Subway Fresh Fit 500 in Phoenix. Reigning Sprint Cup champ Brad Keselowski agrees, ““It’s harder than ever to pass. You have to be really good. The cars are so aero sensitive.” Getting the entirety of NASCAR Nation to agree on much ...

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SOMEONE FINALLY SNAPPED A PHOTO OF WHAT KYLE BUSCH LOOKS LIKE IN MY MIND

 Credit: Rusty Jarrett/Getty Images for NASCARThis photo of Kyle Busch was taken at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, where Kyle has the power to summon storm clouds on command when the mood strikes him so. ...

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I RAN INTO KIM KARDASHIAN IN VEGAS

In honor of Kim Kardashian's appearance at Las Vegas Motor Speedway this weekend, All Left Turns writer Steve Wingate has designed a T-shirt to commemorate this special day:      ...

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JOHNSON WINS SECOND IN A ROW

Jimmie Johnson took four tires. Jeff Gordon took two. Guess who made the right call. The guy with the golden horseshoe up his rear, that's who. Gordon dominated, but Johnson slipped past his teammate and owner with 17 laps to go for the win. Sprint Cup points leader Kevin Harvick passed Gordon to finish second.   Jimmie Johnson wins at Vegas (AP) ...

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NASCAR SPONSOR KIM KARDASHIAN

Kim Kardashian and beauty supplier Sephora are sponsoring the No. 36 Tommy Baldwin Racing car driven by Mike Bliss during the Feb. 26-28 race weekend at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. That officially makes Kim Kardashian the sexiest sponsor of the 2010 NASCAR season (possibly ever?), and thus worthy of her own All Left Turns gallery. Related links:Krista Voda galleryHeather DeBeaux picsDanica Patrick mega-galleryJolene Van Vugt photosCourtney Sauter: From 'Outback Jack' to NASCAR wifeTop 1 ...

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NASCAR LAS VEGAS BANQUET WEEK VIDEOS

From all accounts, and by that I mean the look on Tony Stewart's face, NASCAR's first banquet week in Las Vegas was a success. There were many highlights. Those highlights were captured on video, proving that what happens in Vegas is quickly uploaded to the Internet for the entire world to see. The Victory Lap grid, the Victory Lap and Jimmie breaks his carJimmie's 'stair racing' story on Stewie AwardsJimmie Johnson roasted at the 1:35 mark Montoya and Stewart almost hug it out Joey ...

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MONTOYA AND STEWART ALMOST HUG IT OUT

Juan Pablo Montoya and Tony Stewart appear to have put their Homestead feud behind them. During a panel discussion this week in Las Vegas, Jimmie Johnson suggested that Montoya and Stewart hug it out. Montoya posed sarcastically for a hug, Tony offered him a hand and they gave each other a brief shake. Then Stewart snuck in the line of the day...  Update: Just saw this Scene Daily story. The hatchet has officially been buried. Damn it.Related links:Award speech Jimmie Johnson should give ...

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AWARD SPEECH JIMMIE JOHNSON SHOULD GIVE

 Friday night at the annual NASCAR awards banquet, Jimmie Johnson will deliver a really boring speech. He'll thank his team, his family, his myriad sponsors, Rick Hendrick and Jeff Gordon. Ten seconds after it's over, people will forget that he gave a speech in the first place and the legend of the Vanilla Racer will live on. Want to punch up your image, Jimmie? Here's the speech you should give:[Standing ovation as he takes the stage to receive the championship trophy]Wow. What can I say? ...

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