BANKING 500 TV TIME AND RACE INFO

NASCAR Banking 500 at Lowe's Motor Speedway in Concord, N.C.Chase race: No. 5Date: Saturday, Oct. 17, 2009TV: ABC at 7 pm ETRace time: 7:41 pm ETFavorite: Jimmie JohnsonThe week in review:Jay W. Pennell wrote about Junior feeling blueAll Left Turns launched its NASCAR Halloween photo contestChris M. profiled the first class of the NASCAR Fan Hall of FameDan Farkas updated us on all things DanicaDale Watermill's probability table showed Jimmie running away with titleWe said hola to Connie Montoya ...

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WRECK OF THE WEEK: ASLEEP AT THE RACE

As someone who once fell asleep inside a strip club, I can't be too hard on the dude in this video. (For the record, I dozed off at the end of 36 straight hours of bachelor party decadence in Las Vegas. This was pre-Red Bull.) In any case, just because I have chosen to take it easy on Sleeping Beauty here doesn't mean his friends did. NASCAR Sleeper - Watch more Funny VideosRelated links:J.C. France cussing and fightingThree incoherent fansGoodbye, Jim BeamDrunk NASCAR commentatorsBig Mike an ...

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JOHNSON PASSES MARTIN FOR CHASE LEAD

Boring driver. Boring track. Boring race. Exciting Chase. Sorry for the lack of verbs. But verbs are too active a word choice to describe what transpired at the Pepsi 500 at Auto Club Speedway on Sunday. The good news is that, with his victory, Jimmie Johnson passed Mark Martin for the lead in what is suddenly a very exciting playoff. Johnson leads Martin (-12), Juan Pablo Montoya (-58), Tony Stewart (-84), Jeff Gordon (-105), Kurt Busch (-121) and the rest of the field (-itdoesn'tmatter) with s ...

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ALL LEFT TURNS LIVE AT THE PEPSI 500

Notes, observations and other nonsense from All Left Turns writers Joe Donatelli and Chris M.’s trip to the Pepsi 500 at Auto Club Speedway on Sunday:- During the second verse of the National Anthem, we both thought, “That’s weird. The sound cut out.” But that’s not what happened. The sound didn’t cut out. Singer Jesse McCartney’s brain cut out. Guy missed the second verse of the National Anthem. Totally not a problem, as NASCAR fans tend not to be patri ...

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PEPSI 500 TV TIME AND RACE INFO

Pepsi 500 at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, Calif.Date: Sunday, Oct. 11, 2009 TV: ABC at 2:30 pm ET Race time: 3 pm ET Favorite: Jimmie Johnson Defending champ: Jimmie Johnson The week in review:J.C. France just said yes, but we knew it would come to thisJimmie Johnson raced Conan and America wonPatrick Reynolds explained why everyone needs to calm down about the Hendrick inspectionsChris M. blamed Kasey Kahne's woes on an evil monkey pawDan Farkas figured out how to set ...

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STEWART WINS KANSAS RACE

Two-time Sprint Cup champion Tony Stewart held off four-time champ Jeff Gordon in the final laps of the Price Chopper 400 at Kansas Speedway to win the third race of the Chase. Mark Martin (seventh place) and Jimmie Johnson (ninth place) remain 1-2 in the standings, but Stewart, Gordon (second place) and Juan Pablo Montoya (fourth place) served notice that they will be factors in the final seven races of the Chase. Stewart said he was able to hold off Gordon by "visualizing that I was drivi ...

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PRICE CHOPPER 400 TV AND RACE INFO

Price Chopper 400 at Kansas SpeedwayDate: Sunday, Oct. 4, 2009 TV: ABC at 1 pm ET Race time: 2:16 pm ET Favorite: Mark Martin Defending champ: Jimmie Johnson The week in review:Patrick Reynolds explained how one becomes a NASCAR driverChris M. revealed the nude photos from Danica's ESPN 'Body Issue' shootDale Watermill played around with an F1 scoring system for NASCARI teed off on ESPN's coverage of the Sprint CupJohnson passed Stewart and Martin on the championship pro ...

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AAA 400 RACE AND TV INFO

AAA 400 at Dover International SpeedwayDate: Sunday, Sept. 27, 2009 TV: ABC at 1 pm ET Race time: 2:16 pm ET Favorite: Greg Biffle, Carl Edwards Defending champ: Greg Biffle The week in review:Dan Farkas explained why Tony Stewart, Denny Hamlin, Kurt Busch, Greg Biffle and Brian Vickers won't win the ChasePatrick Reynolds revealed how much NASCAR drivers makeChris M. wrote the Ultimate NASCAR Nickname FlowchartDale Watermill did the math and Paul Menard has strengthened ...

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SYLVANIA 300 RACE AND TV TIME

Sylvania 300 at New Hampshire Motor SpeedwayDate: Sunday, Sept. 20, 2009 TV: ABC at 1 pm ET Race time: 2:15 pm ET Favorite: Denny Hamlin Defending champ: Greg Biffle The week in review:Brian Vickers wrote a diary about his Red Bull lifestyleNASCAR drivers mugged it up for the TV camerasRobby Gordon DQ'd himself from the FLOPPER award, leaving Paul Menard in the lead for NASCAR's least coveted prizeDan Farkas told Juan Pablo Montoya and Carl Edwards and Kasey Kahne and Ry ...

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HAMLIN WINS AND VICKERS MAKES THE CHASE

Denny Hamlin won the Chevy Rock 'N Roll 400, but really, who cares? Brian Vickers squeaked by Kyle Busch and Matt Kenseth for the 12th and final spot in the Chase. Vickers said he plans to celebrate his first Cup berth "Red Bull style," which means that will be Brian Vickers you see hang gliding naked over Richmond tonight with a 12 of High Life under his arm.  Hamlin wins at hometown track (ESPN) ...

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