Race React: The 2017 Daytona 500

I happened upon a wreck, and a race broke out! For better or for worse, the 2017 Daytona 500 was eventful. Drivers were aggressive in the race's later stages, some of NASCAR's lesser known names got their day in the sun, and fans of Kurt Busch and Tony Stewart were grinning ear to ear at race's end. In two years, the elder Busch brother has gone from the outhouse to the penthouse. Remember the 2015 edition of the Daytona 500? A race without Kurt and Kyle? While Kyle was shelved with leg f ...

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Earnhardt, Bowyer Poised For Comebacks

"Freakin' pumped." Leave it to Dale Earnhardt Jr. for a succinct and plain-spoken declaration of his feelings for 2017. I don't think his fans will have to worry about an immediate retirement announcement. Truth be told, NASCAR's most popular driver- sidelined by lingering concussion-related symptoms- was reportedly consistently quick in testing at Phoenix International Raceway this week. Earnhardt told the media he feels like he's coming back from a long vacation, and he's ready to go ba ...

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2016 Songs As NASCAR Awards

Music and racing go together like JD and Coke. For those of you new to All Left Turns, every year we match up songs as a a NASCAR award. Heck, we even link to YouTube when you find a favorite. Loving music as much as I love racing, this is one of my more enjoyable endeavors every year. Unlike those awards shows where you have to endure a lot of lame comedy first, we're getting right down to business...... The "All Right Now" (Free)- Jimmie Johnson- After a couple of down (by his standa ...

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Dale Earnhardt Jr. Poised For Big Comeback

  2017 could go down in NASCAR history as the Year of "The" Comeback. Dale Earnhardt Jr. has resurfaced this week, reporting that he is nearing his recovery from concussion-related health issues and he's feeling great, eager for Daytona's launch into the 2017 campaign. By then the 42-year old Earnhardt will be a newly married man, and will have by then taken a good six month hiatus from competitive racing. There's nothing like married life and an extended absence from doing what y ...

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NASCAR Has Extinguished Fire In Tony Stewart

Not every legend gets their Hollywood ending. Tony Stewart could surprise us all and make a successful climb up that steep hill and advance in the 2016 Chase at Dover. Conventional wisdom suggests that while fans may root for that, it's unlikely given the 14 car's recent performance. Racing's jack-of-all-trades sounded every bit the part of a weary veteran in comments to the media this week. Nicknamed "Smoke" early in his career for his speed- and somewhat in part because of his fiery per ...

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