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Nitro Shots: NHRA Superpowers & Underdogs

NHRA 2017 Las Vegas DSR three hundred wins courtesy Don Schumacher Racing

In Pro Stock last year, NHRA superpowers emerged in KB Racing. Over in Pro Stock Motorcycle, it’s been the Vance & Hines Harley-Davidson team since the earth cooled — or so it seems. In Nitro, success has been reserved for mostly Don Schumacher Racing with a little John Force Racing thrown in for good measure. It’s called domination. It’s …

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Pace Laps: Stenhouse Jr. Cashes In, Aric Almirola Surprises And Thomas Curley Passes On

2017 Talladega I CUP Ricky Stenhouse Jr pole Nigel Kinrade NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade / NKP)

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Career Weekend for Ricky Stenhouse Jr.  It’s been a long time coming. There was a time it didn’t even look possible. But Ricky Stenhouse Jr. finally crossed the finish line first Sunday, capturing his first Cup victory in 158 career starts at Talladega Superspeedway. Stenhouse started the day out front, pacing …

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Pace Laps: Parity at Richmond, Justin Allgaier Comes Up Short & 4-Wide Nationals Take Over Charlotte

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(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Multiple Contenders Take over Richmond -Don’t you love the races where you don’t know who’ll win? Sunday’s Toyota Owners 400 had more than one driver who seemed to be unstoppable, and then they would ultimately be stopped. Leading the opening 164 laps, Matt Kenseth’s pole-winning car looked to be on rails …

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Courtney Force Leads The Way For Four-Wide Nationals Today

NHRA 2014 4 Wides Courtney Force intros

(Photo: Toni Montgomery)

NHRA Funny Car driver Courtney Force collected her third top qualifier of the season and re-wrote the track record book after topping the qualifying sessions for Sunday’s 8th-annual NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series Four-Wide Nationals at zMax Dragway in Concord, N.C. Clay Millican (Top Fuel), Jeg Coughlin (Pro Stock) and Jerry Savoie (Pro Stock …

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Pace Laps: Rain at Bristol on Sunday, Erik Jones Leads the Way in XFINITY

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(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: And then it was Monday – In a sport that halts its action at the lightest of rainfall, Sunday’s Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway was simply doomed. Dropping buckets of water from the get-go, NASCAR wasted no time to cancel the day’s activities, pushing the Monster Energy NASCAR …

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Nitro Shots: Viva Las Vegas

NHRA 2017 Gainesville Erica Enders courtesy Geiger Media

The NHRA Mello Yello Series is back in action again this weekend in Las Vegas with the DENSO Spark Plugs NHRA Nationals, the fourth race of the young season. An added element this weekend is the K&N Horsepower Challenge, a special bonus race for the Pro Stock class. If you haven’t heard, the eighth and …

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