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Nitro Shots: The NHRA Media Game

NHRA 2016 Richie Crampton car shot courtesy NHRA

Communication is the name of the game. It’s all about how you get your message out there. One might say that a primary focus of the NHRA these days is an overhaul of how that happens, on television and more modern media alike. It might be the new television partner that spurred that, but whatever the …

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Nitro Shots: It’s My Party and I’ll Cry If I Want To

NHRA 2016 Englishtown Angelle Sampey on bike courtesy NHRA

Angelle Sampey won her first Pro Stock Motorcycle race in nine years and was emotional about the win and what it meant to her. Most would say this reaction is understandable, in addition to Sampey being an emotional person to start. Then there are those few who call her out on social media for her tears, …

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Nitro Shots: The Good Old Days

NHRA Chi Town Hustler historic Funny Car courtesy NHRA

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In case you missed it, NHRA is having a season-long celebration around Funny Car, celebrating 50 years of that particular class. As part of the celebration, historic cars are making appearances at events, television coverage is featuring the drivers and cars of the past, and perhaps as a centerpiece, a season-long vote is ranking fans’ favorite …

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Antron Brown, Ron Capps, Greg Anderson Win Rain-Delayed New England Nationals

NHRA 2016 Epping Antron Brown Greg Anderson Ron Capps winners courtesy NHRA

Persistent rains washed out the NHRA New England Nationals from New England Dragway in Epping, N.H. yesterday, forcing postponement of the Mello Yello Series eliminations to Monday. Everything went off without a hitch though on the makeup day, with Antron Brown, Ron Capps and Greg Anderson taking home the wins. Brown faced off against Steve Torrence …

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Nitro Shots: Close ‘Em Up Or Let ‘Em Dominate?

NHRA 2016 Greg Anderson Pro Stock courtesy NHRA

We have a great debate about NHRA’s Countdown championship format on our hands here. It’s called KB Racing. Jason Line has won five of eight races so far this season and his teammate Greg Anderson has won the other three. Third driver, Bo Butner, has also seen some final round action. As a matter of fact, …

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Nitro Shots: Plenty of Visual Aids

NHRA 2016 Atlanta Doug Kalitta J.R. Todd Top Fuel photo finish courtesy NHRA

When this column was devised, video was definitely something that was tagged to play a role. The argument has been made many times that drag racing is such a visual sport and to that end, we would try to include video in some form every week. That could be clips from events or interviews, sometimes …

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Nitro Shots: Rough Day at the Office

NHRA 2016 Terry McMillen car shot courtesy NHRA

Our NASCAR friends have likely written much this week about the rough day in the office drivers in the Sprint Cup Series had at Talladega, but it turns out that some of the drivers in the NHRA Mello Yello and J&A Services Pro Mod Series had their share of misfortune last weekend as well. If …

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Torrence, DeJoria, Anderson and Krawiec Top Charts for 4-Wide Nationals

NHRA 2016 Charlotte Eddie Krawiec top qualifier credit Toni Montgomery

Top Fuel driver Steve Torrence got his 4-Wide weekend off to a strong start, topping the one and only qualifying session on a rainy Friday and holding on through two rounds on a sunny and warm Saturday to take home No. 1 qualifier honors for the NHRA’s most unique event of the season. Torrence posted a …

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