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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Onward, Upward For Allmendinger, JTG Daugherty

Great stories are a part of what makes sports great. You have your stories of competitors rising to greatness from humble beginnings. There's the David vs. Goliath story lines, where a seemingly over-matched challenger topples a heavily favored champion. Let's also not forget the stories of fulfilled potential, of strategic brilliance, and stories of redemption. After making headlines of an unwanted variety, it's heartwarming to see A.J. Allmendinger quietly spark a trend of progress at ...

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2014 Southern 500 Odds

  The most underrated race of the 2014 Sprint Cup season is here. There's something special about Darlington. There's something special about night racing. Combine the two and Sprint Cup fans will see an amazing show Saturday night, especially when fans look at the latest odds. (more...) ...

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PAUL MENARD: FROM FLOPPER AWARD TO BRICKYARD 400 CHAMPION

It was only a few seasons ago, two to be exact, that Paul Menard was honored with being named the champion of allleftturns.com’s annual FLOPPER award. For those of you that may not remember, the FLOPPER award was given to the driver that Finishes Last in Overall Points while Participating in Every Race. That year Menard, finished 31st in points with no top-10s, an average start of 31st, average finish of 27th and led only 12 laps. Menard has come a long way in the two seasons since earni ...

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PAUL MENARD IS TURNING HEADS

Paul Menard stood on Bristol's pit road. He had just climbed from his Richard Childress Racing machine. After 500 laps around Thunder Valley, Menard finished fifth. He is also ranked fifth in Cup Series points. Menard's PR representative was joyful, his crew chief was smiling, and his spotter gave him a high five while walking past.  But Menard did not look overly happy. He didn’t look angry or disappointed either. Without appearing to have a bead of sweat on his face a ...

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