THE BEST NASCAR RACING YOU MAY BE MISSING

Now that was a great NASCAR race last weekend! The racing wasn’t bad at New Hampshire, either. The Lenox Industrial Tools 301 was good, but if you missed the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Iowa, then you missed the best race of NASCAR’s three national touring series.I almost missed it too. I tend to be what my buddy Patrick Reynolds calls a “Cup snob” because of all the top series drivers that stink up the track in the Nationwide and the Truck Series. ...

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UPDATED FEDEX 400 ODDS

Dear Soapbox, I hope you’re reinforced. The 2011 Sprint Cup Season has been tremendous on the track. But like any live event, there are things that can happen off the track to make it even more eventful. With this week’s Dover picks awfully simple based on previous track records and me needing a win (nice job Regan Smith), here are some things that have to happen. MMA Bout Between Juan Montoya and Ryan NewmanThree rounds. Three minutes. A fat $100,000 check to each person’s ...

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NASCAR PROP BETS, VERSION TWO

Denny Hamlin. Oh how you scorn me.I wrote a column putting money on him to win at Martinsville before the odds came out. Upon seeing those odds and hating them, I went in the other direction. Now Captain ACL has me down $200 in fake currency instead of being down less than $100 in fake moolah had I stuck with my original hunch. In an unrelated note, I hate this column and can’t be happy enough for an off week so I can present some random prop bets to drown my sorrow for a bit. Odds Kyle ...

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GOODY’S FAST PAIN RELIEF 500 ODDS

Now I know why Vegas is so fancy.For the first time this season, one of my picks actually won a race. As a result of my fake $50 wager, I won a fake $100 for a fake $50 profit. As I was bouncing around in a vibrant victory dance, my wife asked me a pointed yet appropriate question. “Didn’t you lose the first four races of the year?”Yes. Yes I did. One win and four losses still has me down a fake $150. But the feeling of winning certainly mutes the sorrow of loss. And it’s ...

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HOW DO CARS BECOME AIRBORNE?

I usually post something funny at the top of the link dump, but I think that this video by "The Physics of NASCAR" author Dr. Diandra Leslie-Pelecky is appropriate in the wake of the Carl Edwards-Brad Keselowski dust-up. Also, I am a little attracted to the good doctor.Inside the Helmet with David Ragan (SI)This is NASCAR's Year of the Baby (From the Marbles)Junior interview on Fox News (YouTube)Tiger Woods porno actress sext messages (Deadspin)10 sorriest excuses in MMA ...

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CHICKEN SOUP: NASCAR CONTEST

 We're giving away two copies of Chicken Soup for the Soul: NASCAR. All you have to do is befriend All Left Turns on Facebook and predict where Carl Edwards - a guy who could use a little chicken soup for the soul these days - will finish in the Food City 500. Click here to play. ...

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MARCH MADNESS: NASCAR EDITION

Madness has descended upon America once again. This week as folks fill in their brackets, one wonders who would win if NASCAR could compete in a bracket-style tournament. What if the best drivers, finishes, moments and hot dogs could complete head-to-head? Here is that bracket.  The first two regions match NASCAR's best finishes against each other as well as regional delicacies. While there are a number of great finishes (the 1979 Daytona 500 race, the 2001 Cracker Barrel 500 when Harvic ...

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FACT: NASCAR IS A SPORT

Next time someone tells you NASCAR is not a sport, feel free to school them by linking to this well-thought-out persuasive speech by a high school student. Then listen for the sweet silence of them shutting up.The short and brutal life of a NASCAR engine (Atlantic)Amazing basketball save (Break)Epic Cuban baseball brawl (YouTube) Zamboni falls through ice (Denver Post)Baseball considers radical realignment (SI)Rachel Leah to return as guest Octagon girl (Cage Potato)Most obvious sign ever ( ...

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WHAT HAPPENS TO ALL THE LUG NUTS?

I have changed tires in my career. A little bit on the Cup and Truck Tours, a lot more in the northeast modifieds, both dirt and asphalt. Two of the most common questions I get asked are “How do they change tires so fast? What happens to all the lug nuts?”Often people follow their question with their own creative explanation. The lugs being sucked into the socket on tire removal and then going back onto the new wheel is frequently guessed by my friends outside the sport.The true expl ...

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NEW GRAN TURISMO 5 DEMO

NASCAR on Gran Turismo 5 looks ... absolutely sick. Like, better than real life. In this video, Gran Turismo creator Kazunori Yamauchi talks about adding NASCAR to the Gran Turismo roster, which will feature cars from other circuits, as is the Gran Turismo way. Bonus fun: the translator in the video sounds like one of those over-dub guys from a 1970s karate movie.F1 driver falls down elevator shaft in his own home (Yahoo!)Canadians take gold in synchronized peeing (Pat's Papers)Televised interna ...

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