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NHRA Carolina Nationals Qualifying Wrap Up

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After two days of qualifying, the field is set for Sunday’s Carolina Nationals, the first race of the NHRA’s six-race championship Countdown. Doug Kalitta made a run at 3.721 seconds at 325.77 mph during Friday’s second session late in the day that held through Saturday to take the top spot …

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Carolina Nationals Day Two Roundup

(Photo: Toni Montgomery)

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

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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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Pace Laps: Missing Expectations, Flying Fists, and Surprise Contenders

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Sprint Cup: Oh, What Might Have Been… Watkins Glen is sold every year as the last regular season “wild card” race, the last place an underdog can work his way into the Chase under the right circumstances. There were high hopes entering the weekend for defending winner AJ Allmendinger, Tony …

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Pace Laps: Hope Alive, a Perfect Team, and Close Finishes

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Sprint Cup: Busch Keeps Chase Hopes Alive With Miraculous Three Weeks – If Kyle Busch is able to make the Chase for the Sprint Cup come September, the previous three races will have been the critical part of the run. Busch, who missed the first 11 Sprint Cup races of …

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NHRA 2015 Preview: Top Fuel and Funny Car

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Days are getting longer, winter is hopefully winding down, and football season has come to an end. What does all that mean? It means it’s time for racing season! The NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series hits the track at Auto Club Raceway in Pomona this weekend for the Circle …

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