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Pace Laps: Kevin Harvick Throws It All Away, Others Redeem Themselves

Cup: Harvick’s Horror Story – New Hampshire Motor Speedway won’t be remembered so much for who won as who lost. Sure, Matt Kenseth continued a hot streak for Joe Gibbs Racing but we knew he was in solid position to make the next round of NASCAR’s Chase playoff anyway. Most of the …

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Pace Laps: XFINITY Frustration, Historic Finals, F1 Changeup & More

NHRA 2015 Charlotte Brittany Force thanks Jeff credit Toni Montgomery

Sprint Cup Series: Denny Hamlin Joins In on JGR Dominance – Joe Gibbs Racing has been on a surge since the beginning of the summer, rattling off eight wins in the 11 races leading up to the 2015 Chase for the Sprint Cup. Kyle Busch claimed four victories, Matt Kenseth rattled …

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Carolina Nationals Day Two Roundup

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After two qualifying sessions in the heat of the day on Saturday, the field has been set for eliminations on Sunday for the Carolina Nationals. The high track temperatures made for a lot of sliding around and not a lot of improvement on the times set on a much cooler track …

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Carolina Nationals Day One Roundup

NHRA 2015 Charlotte JR Todd Jimi Hendrix Foundation dragster closeup credit Toni Montgomery

The NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series’ Countdown to One begins this weekend at zMax Dragway with the Carolina Nationals.  Our own Toni Montgomery is on-site with an update on Friday’s activities. * J.R. Todd and Kalitta Motorsports unveiled the Jimi Hendrix Foundation Purple Haze dragster (pictured above); the team …

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NHRA Top Fuel Championship Contending Team Ceases Operation

NHRA 2015 Pomona 1 Shawn Langdon Antron Brown (credit Ron Lewis)

Alan Johnson Racing and driver Shawn Langdon, the sixth seed in Top Fuel in the 2015 NHRA Countdown to the Championship, will not make the trip to Charlotte this week to kick off the playoffs. The team announced it is suspending operations immediately until adequate sponsorship funding can be found. …

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Pace Laps: Ending Winless Streaks and Kickoff Media Tours

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Sprint Cup: Kenseth Creeps Into Contention. Matt Kenseth is a modern man’s Terry Labonte: cool, calm, collected under pressure. Kenseth, like Texas Terry used to be the model of consistency, top 10ing his way to a championship in 2003 while making surviving bad days the hallmark of his driving style. …

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Nitro Shots: Playoffs & Championships

2015 NHRA Indianapolis US Nationals Crowd Shot courtesy NHRA Media

The Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals marked the end of the “regular season” while the upcoming Carolina Nationals kick off the start of the “playoffs,” if you want to look at it in stick-and-ball terms. This is a topic that always inspires debate. Many purists find formats like the Countdown to be …

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Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals in the Books, Countdown Field Set

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Racing action at the Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals, the biggest race of the NHRA season, wrapped up on Monday with elimination rounds. At the end of the long weekend, Morgan Lucas, Jack Beckman, Erica Enders-Stevens, and Jerry Savoie ended up on the podium hoisting the Wally. Lucas is racing just …

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