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Nitro Shots: Getting Back to Championship Form?

Last year, KB Racing absolutely dominated the Pro Stock class, taking home the class championship with Jason Line while teammate Greg Anderson finished the season right behind him in second spot. The two years prior to that, however, belonged to Elite Motorsports and two-time champion Erica Enders. Elite had high hopes after adding five-time champion …

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Nitro Shots: Hey, Good Lookin’! More Than a Pretty Face

During a feature on the FOX coverage of the NHRA Arizona Nationals, Leah Pritchett was asked if her looks have helped or hurt her during her career. Her response was “both,” and I can imagine that’s quite true. It’s no secret that looks can take you places, particularly in a sport that relies on sponsor-driver …

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Nitro Shots: Welcome to 2017!

Welcome to the first edition of Nitro Shots for 2017. Welcome back if you are a returning reader and welcome to the little straight-line corner of Frontstretch if you are a new reader. The season is already underway and the teams of the NHRA Mello Yello Series are already on their way to the second …

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Nitro Shots: One Last Hurrah

One championship in the NHRA has already been decided but that doesn’t mean that there is nothing left to sort out in Pomona. Matter of fact, it’s the two-wheeled contingent that goes into the final race with a big battle underway. Harley Davidson teammates Andrew Hines, the defending champion, and Eddie Krawiec are tied with …

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Nitro Shots: The NHRA’s Youth Movement

Getting young people involved in drag racing to insure the future of the sport has been a recurring topic of discussion. Many of the stars driving in the NHRA Mello Yello Professional categories today are in their 40s, 50s, and even 60s. Those drivers have expressed concern for the future of the sport once they all …

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