NASCAR Race Weekend Central

Nitro Shots: Sleeping on the Couch?

NHRA 2018 Angie Smith on bike courtesy NHRA media

If you watched the Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals last weekend from Brainerd, you were treated to something you can pretty much only find in the NHRA: a husband and wife elimination matchup. Matt Smith faced off against his wife, Angie Smith, in the second round of eliminations. Matt spun the tires, giving this one to …

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Nitro Shots: U.S. Military Marches Off Into the Sunset

NHRA 2018 Tony Schumacher car courtesy NHRA Media

While Air Force is still in NASCAR, the other military branches left the sport. The sponsorships were viewed as a poor use of taxpayer-backed advertising and recruitment dollars. Critics argued that the number of new recruits gained from the trackside activations couldn’t be proven, and thus they were not sound return on the investment. And …

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Nitro Shots: An Explosive Situation & Goodbye to a Legend

NHRA 2018 Tom Mongoose McEwan courtesy NHRA Media

Cruz Pedregon was the latest victim this past weekend, but body-shredding explosions have been a consistent problem in Funny Car this season. John Force started the season with three-consecutive blown up racecars, losing consciousness on at least one of those occasions. Why so many catastrophic failures this season? Are there really more, or have the …

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