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NHRA Increases Points Payout for U.S. Nationals

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The Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals is the most prestigious event of the year in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, so the competition committee is sweetening the pot with a points increase for competitors. Top Fuel, Funny Car, Pro Stock and Pro Stock Motorcycle racers will now earn points on a point-and-a-half scale for …

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NHRA Top Fuel Team Suddenly Without Sponsor as First Race of Season Looms

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The Qatar Racing Club notified teams today that it was terminating funding for all North American Racing operations, a decision reached in the closing days of 2014. This includes the NHRA’s Al-Anabi Racing Team run by Alan Johnson Racing, which fields two Top Fuel dragsters for drivers Shawn Langdon and Khalid alBalooshi.  The NHRA season …

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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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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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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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Pace Laps: The Race That Wouldn’t End, Sadler’s Sickness and Bubba’s Championship Hopes Go Up in Smoke

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Sprint Cup Series:  The Stop and Go 500 – How do you like your races?  Well this one seemed to mimic bad traffic.  The race had a green flag feel until the caution came out for debris on lap 174.  Then the race became a contest between who was good for twenty laps at a time, …

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

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(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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