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Nitro Shots: Banner Year?

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NHRA hosted sell-out crowds on Saturday at Las Vegas, the fifth time it has done so this year. The house was also filled to capacity during Four-Wide weekend in Charlotte, Atlanta and  Epping on Saturday, while Sunday sold out in Sonoma. It’s definitely a positive sign to see a good turnout …

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Nitro Shots: One Last Hurrah

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One championship in the NHRA has already been decided but that doesn’t mean that there is nothing left to sort out in Pomona. Matter of fact, it’s the two-wheeled contingent that goes into the final race with a big battle underway. Harley Davidson teammates Andrew Hines, the defending champion, and …

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The Frontstretch 5: Memorable Championship Battles

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1. NASCAR Sprint Cup (Winston Cup) Series, 1979 My favorite championship battle is 1979. If I could go back in time, I would go in a minute, and I would have it take me back to 1979. That was the year where a youngster named Darrell Waltrip and the King …

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Pace Laps: Truex’s Triumph and Jones’ Rough Luck

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Sprint Cup: Truex’s Pace was the biggest Monster of all in Dover As Chris Buescher studied the finishing order of Sunday’s Citizen Soldier 400, a face of disbelief joined many others. “Man, that was a wild pace,” he said. For sure, Dover International Speedway saw one of the quickest paces …

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Nitro Shots: Any Given Sunday

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It’s been a bit of an odd year in Pro Stock. First there was the total and complete domination by the KB Racing organization through the first part of the year. Some others finally broke through, but among them were perhaps some surprises. Aaron Strong had to wait a little …

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Pace Laps: Sleepless Nights for Sprint Cup Stars and Minor League Excitement

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Sprint Cup: A Sleepless Week for 14 Men – Kevin Harvick, with a swift, unexpected pass on Matt Kenseth for the win Sunday at New Hampshire, avoided the weight of elimination come next weekend at Dover. Along with Martin Truex, Jr., Harvick is now in rare air because when the …

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