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Pace Laps: Hot Streaks, First-Time Winners and Unfinished Business

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Sprint Cup: A Streak Ends on 22 for Kurt Busch: It was Sunday’s Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race at Bristol Motor Speedway where a NASCAR record came to an end. That record, being owned by Kurt Busch, was the run of lead-lap finishes to start a Sprint Cup Series …

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Nitro Shots: What’s In It For Me?

NHRA 2016 Pro Mod Mike Castellana courtesy NHRA media

Last week NHRA announced that Justin “Big Chief” Shearer would compete in the Pro Mod class at the U.S. Nationals with his “Crowmod” race car. The response has been, as you might expect, interesting. First, from the Shearer side of the equation, have come the complaints that Big Chief has …

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Nitro Shots: The Female Factor

NHRA 2016 Denver Erica Enders on track courtesy NHRA

There seems to be a disconnect between the popularity of female drivers in contrast to their marketability that has never quite made sense. It has been the case across all  motorsports, not just in NHRA, but I was reminded of it again recently. Sending articles out through social media provides an informal …

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Frontstretch Countdown to the Countdown 2016

NHRA 2016 Overall Contest Graphic V2

Frontstretch wants to send you on a VIP experience to the NHRA Mello Yello Series Countdown race of your choice (*excludes season ending race in Pomona). Enter by the end of the U.S. Nationals (Monday, September 5th) for a chance to win tickets for two for Saturday of race weekend. …

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Pace Laps: Rainy Day Blues, Record Setting Trucks & Late Model Success

(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

Sprint Cup: Another Drenched Day in Pocono – Pocono Raceway now holds a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series record as the only track to have two rainouts in a single season. Needless to say, that’s not the record the 2.5-mile racetrack would hope to achieve, as Sunday’s Pennsylvania 400 was postponed …

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Nitro Shots: Signs of Growth

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Over the last few years in motorsports, when someone lost a sponsor, it may or may not have been said outright, but you knew a team was on deathwatch. It didn’t matter how many times they put out announcements saying they were looking for new partners and were optimistic they’d …

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