Race Weekend Central

Nitro Shots: To Backup or Not to Backup

(Photo: NHRA Media)

In case you were under a rock somewhere and missed the highlight reel from last weekend’s AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals, Top Fuel points leader Steve Torrence blew a left rear tire on his dragster, which catapulted him straight into the wall, destroying his car in the second round of eliminations. With Torrence done in the …

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Nitro Shots: And Now for the News

The racers are taking a little break before resuming their respective championship hunts in Texas next week, but there are still many news stories to get caught up on, even if there isn’t any on track action this week. First up is a shuffling of race dates during next season’s Countdown. Charlotte traditionally kicks off …

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Nitro Shots: The Big Event

Just one more event remains in the Mello Yello Series regular season, but it’s also the biggest event of the year: the U.S. Nationals from Indianapolis. Teams have a week off to prepare, but they’ll be working hard at not just the biggest, but the longest event of the year. Sportsman classes begin hitting the …

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Nitro Shots: A Necessary Distraction

There are so many important and even, perhaps, life-changing things going on in the world right now, so why are we wasting our time talking about a sport? Why aren’t we spending our time focusing on dealing with these important issues? Because the more big-ticket issues there are, the more important drag racing becomes. That …

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