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Carolina Nationals Day Two Roundup

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After two qualifying sessions in the heat of the day on Saturday, the field has been set for eliminations on Sunday for the Carolina Nationals. The high track temperatures made for a lot of sliding around and not a lot of improvement on the times set on a much cooler track …

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Carolina Nationals Day One Roundup

NHRA 2015 Charlotte JR Todd Jimi Hendrix Foundation dragster closeup credit Toni Montgomery

The NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series’ Countdown to One begins this weekend at zMax Dragway with the Carolina Nationals.  Our own Toni Montgomery is on-site with an update on Friday’s activities. * J.R. Todd and Kalitta Motorsports unveiled the Jimi Hendrix Foundation Purple Haze dragster (pictured above); the team …

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NHRA Top Fuel Championship Contending Team Ceases Operation

NHRA 2015 Pomona 1 Shawn Langdon Antron Brown (credit Ron Lewis)

Alan Johnson Racing and driver Shawn Langdon, the sixth seed in Top Fuel in the 2015 NHRA Countdown to the Championship, will not make the trip to Charlotte this week to kick off the playoffs. The team announced it is suspending operations immediately until adequate sponsorship funding can be found. …

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Pace Laps: Ending Winless Streaks and Kickoff Media Tours

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Sprint Cup: Kenseth Creeps Into Contention. Matt Kenseth is a modern man’s Terry Labonte: cool, calm, collected under pressure. Kenseth, like Texas Terry used to be the model of consistency, top 10ing his way to a championship in 2003 while making surviving bad days the hallmark of his driving style. …

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Nitro Shots: Playoffs & Championships

2015 NHRA Indianapolis US Nationals Crowd Shot courtesy NHRA Media

The Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals marked the end of the “regular season” while the upcoming Carolina Nationals kick off the start of the “playoffs,” if you want to look at it in stick-and-ball terms. This is a topic that always inspires debate. Many purists find formats like the Countdown to be …

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Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals in the Books, Countdown Field Set

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Racing action at the Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals, the biggest race of the NHRA season, wrapped up on Monday with elimination rounds. At the end of the long weekend, Morgan Lucas, Jack Beckman, Erica Enders-Stevens, and Jerry Savoie ended up on the podium hoisting the Wally. Lucas is racing just …

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Pace Laps: Southern 500 Success, Denny Hamlin’s Dominance & the Busy NHRA Weekend

(Photo: CIA Stock Photography, 2015)

Cup: Darlington Lives Up to the Hype – All of the hype leading up to Sunday night’s Southern 500 put NASCAR in a win or lose situation. With so much excitement brewing for the throwback weekend theme, the action on the track, desperately needed to entertain, and entertain it did. Leading …

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Nitro Shots: Economical All-Stars

NHRA 2015 Charlotte Tony Schumacher chutes credit Toni Montgomery

This weekend is not only the biggest race of the NHRA season, the Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals, but the weekend will also feature the Traxxas Nitro Shootout for the Top Fuel and Funny Car categories. This is the All-Star event for the Nitro-powered NHRA categories. The first seven winning drivers …

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Open Wheel Wednesday: The “Surprise” Champion, Stellar Seasons & More

Scott Dixon celebrates his race win and championship title at Sonoma (credit: IndyCar)

Huston Ladner  : So where does anyone want to begin? Matt Stallknecht : Man…where to even start Toni Montgomery : Am I the only one who made the mistake of pretty much forgetting all about Scott Dixon? Matt: I completely forgot about him Toni: And then wondering where the hell …

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