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CFH Racing to Name New Driver for Road Course Races

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Mike Conway and Ed Carpenter Racing have hit on something special this season.

CFH Racing (the newly merged teams of Ed Carpenter Racing and Sarah Fisher Hartman Racing) says that road course ace Mike Conway will not return to the team next season. Conway split the season with Ed Carpenter, manning the car for all road and street courses while Carpenter piloted on the ovals. The duo combined …

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INDYCAR Announces Rule Changes for 2015

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(Photo: CIA Stock Photo, Inc. ©2014)

INDYCAR released the 2015 Verizon IndyCar Series rulebook to teams last week and it included a few changes for next season. “The best thing the sanctioning body can provide competitors, manufacturers and fans is a stable, consistent rulebook, so most of the changes for 2015 are clarifying and tidying up definitions,” said Derrick Walker, president …

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DeJoria and Nevada Health Centers Thrilled with Growth of Free Mammogram Program

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(Credit: Gary Nastase)

Alexis DeJoria Racing and Nevada Health Centers were thrilled when 90 women took advantage of their “Free Mammograms for the Fans” program at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway last year so they brought it back again for 2014. “Free Mammograms for the Fans” let any female ticket holder over the age of 40 …

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DeJoria and Nevada Health Centers Team Up to Bring Free Mammograms to Race Fans

2014 NHRA Las Vegas Alexis DeJoria pink car credit Gary Nastase

(Credit: Gary Nastase)

October has been a month full of pink racecars championing breast cancer awareness, but NHRA Funny Car driver Alexis DeJoria, driver of the Kalitta Motorsports Patrón XO Cafe Toyota Camry Funny Car is taking things one step further as her team plays host to the Nevada Health Centers ‘mammovan,’ a mobile mammography screening unit, one …

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Beyond the Cockpit with John and Courtney Force: May the Forces Be With You

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Credit: Mike Neff

Frontstretch provided live coverage of the NHRA Pep Boys Carolina Nationals at zMAX Dragway in Concord, N.C., last month. During the weekend our Toni Montgomery and Mike Neff had the chance to sit down with NHRA Funny Car legend John Force as well as his daughter Courtney Force. Force talked about racing and winning at the …

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Beyond the Cockpit with Jason Line: NASCAR Tech on the Drag Strip

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Jason Line (right) talks with Jimmy Alund, substitute driver for teammate Greg Anderson for the opening five races of 2014. Credit: Toni Montgomery

After Jeg Coughlin, Jr. told Toni Montgomery and Mike Neff last month that Jason Line brought his experience in the engine department at Joe Gibbs Racing to Pro Stock and revolutionized the class, there was no question that Frontstretch needed to catch up with Line and find out what he meant. The current Pro Stock …

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Beyond the Cockpit with Richie Crampton and Morgan Lucas: Drag Racing in Australia, Amazing Rookie Seasons, and MAVTV

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Credit: Mike Neff

Richie Crampton came a long way to race in the NHRA. From the other side of the world, as a matter of fact. Crampton, who originally hails from Adelaide, South Australia, is in his rookie season driving the Geico Top Fuel dragster for Morgan Lucas Racing. He’s off to a fast start, scoring two victories …

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Beyond the Cockpit with Jeg Coughlin, Jr.: How Much Can You Cram Into 11 Seconds?

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Credit: Mike Neff

Jeg Coughlin, Jr. is a five time champion in the NHRA’s Pro Stock class, but he’s also busy off the track with his family business. Most automotive enthusiasts are familiar with the JEGS catalog, and in more recent years, JEGS.com.  It’s a go-to supplier with just about anything you need in your garage on hand …

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Smart Investments: Why the US Army Is Still on the Drag Strip

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Tony Schumacher and the U.S. Army dragster team visiting the Pentagon. Courtesy True Speed Communication.

For a time, every branch of the U.S. military was represented on a car somewhere in NASCAR. Then little by little they began to disappear, and after this year, with the announcement of the departure of the National Guard from both NASCAR and IndyCar at the end of the season, the last of them will …

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