BIFFLE WINS ONE FOR JACK

Team owner Jack Roush may be recovering from this week's plane crash, but Roush Fenway Racing's Greg Biffle gave the 'Cat in the Hat' plenty to smile about Sunday afternoon in Pocono. In a wild and lengthy 500-mile event, Biffle was able to capitalize on a two tire call from crew chief Greg Erwin late in the race to get out front and in clean air when it mattered most. Biffle snaps 64-race skid to win one for recovering Roush (AP) ...

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WRECK OF THE WEEK: TOO MUCH FLIPPY CUP

Sadly, there is such a thing as too much flippy cup, as this poor guy tailgating at last week's Pocono 500 found out. In flippy cup, both the flipper and the cup play a dangerous game of cat and mouse with the forces of gravity. One moment you're upright and everything's cool and next thing you know you're spinning in space and tumbling into the grass.Also, major props to whomever built a deck on the back of the pickup truck in the background. I want to party with you, cowboy.Another drunk NASCA ...

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STEWART STILL A TRAILBLAZER

Since day one of his NASCAR career, Tony Stewart has been doing what they said couldn't be done. Let's examine the evidence.Open wheelers don't succeed in NASCAR. Tony Stewart was a winner right out of the gate. The former IRL and USAC stud won three races his rookie year, won a championship in his fourth year and won yet another championship by his seventh year.Passionate, politically incorrect drivers are a pariah for sponsors. While I'm sure Tony Stewart caused former bosses Joe and J.D. Gibb ...

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POCONO 500 CRASH

The Pocono 500 was heavy on fuel strategy and light on wrecks. Dale Earnhardt Jr. did, however, get into David Stremme on lap 112. The video is below.  In another one of the race's less-than-stellar moments, Denny Hamlin got off to an awful start.     Finally, check out Smoke's final laps of fuel strategy glory.  ...

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TONY STEWART WINS POCONO 500

Tony Stewart went from last to first to come away with a win at the Pocono 500. Stewart gained 21 places in the first 21 laps of the race and was quickly in contention. Carl Edwards, who led the most laps, finished second. Stewart, Edwards and several others gambled with fuel strategy and it paid off. This was Stewart's first Cup points win as a driver/owner. NASCAR's new policy of double-file restarts didn't seem to have too big of an impact on the race. Jeff Gordon felt the restarts "k ...

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LIVE BLOG: POCONO 500

 Hey this is Chris, I'm live blogging the race.  Leave me comments and make sure to refresh the page during the race to see the updated posts and comments. all times eastern2:02pmWorried that Race Buddy is the new Digger.  But very excited about the Tricky Triangle.  This race should be great.2:15pmGentlemen Start Your Engines! A recap of all the possible ways to say the most famous words in motorsports.  2:22pmDenny Hamlin has engine trouble.  Let's see how the ...

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POCONO 500 RACE TIME AND INFO

Pocono 500 at Pocono RacewayDate: Sunday, June 7, 2009TV: TNT coverage starts at 1:30 pm ETRace time: 2:15 pm ETDefending champ: Kasey KahneLive-blog: www.allleftturns.com starting around 2 pm ET (guest blogger Chris M. takes over the live-blog this week)Crashes at Pocono: Click hereNote: I am traveling on Friday. Will post again on Friday night/Saturday morning. ...

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NASCAR OKS DOUBLE-FILE RESTARTS

In a bow to fans, NASCAR announced Thursday that it will implement double-file restarts starting this Sunday at the Pocono 500. That means the first- and second-place drivers will line up side-by-side on the restart. Points leader Tony Stewart is on board with the change. “The good thing is that when they drop the green, you’re going to be racing with the guys you’re racing for position instead of trying to clear lapped cars," Stewart said. A NASCAR press release also q ...

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A SITE WE LIKE: MANVITE

Our friends over at MANVITE (like Evite, but with balls) have created a custom "Watch NASCAR" invitation featuring links to All Left Turns. Try it for an upcoming event like Pocono this weekend and you’ll look like a badass while spreading the word to your friends.The site allows you to organize viewing at the track or on TV, or set up and track attendees for any guy event like a barbecue or bachelor party. MANVITE also publishes a monthly calendar featuring key Sprint Cup dates, ...

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POCONO CRASHES

Pocono Raceway, site of this Sunday's Pocono 500, has been the site of some gnarly wrecks through the years, including the Davey Allison flip, the wreck that broke The King's neck, a pair involving Jeff Gordon that happened 13 years apart and the memorable 2002 crash between Steve Park and Dale Earnhardt Jr.Videos have been posted below. Jeff Gordon loses his brakes in 2006 (crash at 1:10 mark)Steve Park-Dale Earnhardt Jr. 2002Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Steve Park crash at Pocono in 2002 - Watch ...

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