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Nitro Shots: How Do You Make Championships Exciting?

There’s still one more race left in the 2018 Mello Yello Series season, but one championship has already been awarded and a second is really just a matter of the driver just showing up in Pomona. Steve Torrence collected his Top Fuel championship trophy in Las Vegas, while Tanner Gray just needs to show up …

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Carolina Nationals Qualifying Is In The Books

Qualifying is complete for the NHRA Carolina Nationals from zMAX Dragway outside Charlotte, North Carolina. After two rounds on Friday (Oct. 12) and two more on Saturday (Oct. 13), the field has been set for all four Mello Yello Series classes, as well as the E3 Spark Plugs Pro Mod Series. Steve Torrence looked to …

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NHRA: Countdown Phase 2

After a week off to regroup, two Countdown races loom in the coming weeks for the NHRA Mello Yello Series drag racers. First up is the AAA Texas NHRA Fall Nationals from Texas, followed the next weekend by the NHRA Carolina Nationals from Charlotte. Just two-wide this time. None of that crazy four-wide madness in …

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Nitro Shots: 5 Races to Go

It seems like the 2018 season just started, and now there are just five more races to go before it’s all over — five races left for drivers to make their championship dreams come true this year. Four capitalized on that opportunity by winning the first event of the Countdown at Maple Grove. Steve Torrence …

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Nitro Shots: US Nationals in the Books, Countdown Field Set

The biggest racing weekend of the NHRA year has passed, and after the dust settled, it was Terry McMillen, J.R. Todd, Tanner Gray and LE Tonglet holding the big trophies and the bragging rights. For McMillen, it was just his second career Top Fuel win, but it was something he thought would never happen after …

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