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NHRA Top Fuel Championship Contending Team Ceases Operation

Alan Johnson Racing and driver Shawn Langdon, the sixth seed in Top Fuel in the 2015 NHRA Countdown to the Championship, will not make the trip to Charlotte this week to kick off the playoffs. The team announced it is suspending operations immediately until adequate sponsorship funding can be found. …

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Pace Laps: Ending Winless Streaks and Kickoff Media Tours

Sprint Cup: Kenseth Creeps Into Contention. Matt Kenseth is a modern man’s Terry Labonte: cool, calm, collected under pressure. Kenseth, like Texas Terry used to be the model of consistency, top 10ing his way to a championship in 2003 while making surviving bad days the hallmark of his driving style. …

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Nitro Shots: Playoffs & Championships

The Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals marked the end of the “regular season” while the upcoming Carolina Nationals kick off the start of the “playoffs,” if you want to look at it in stick-and-ball terms. This is a topic that always inspires debate. Many purists find formats like the Countdown to be …

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Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals in the Books, Countdown Field Set

Racing action at the Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals, the biggest race of the NHRA season, wrapped up on Monday with elimination rounds. At the end of the long weekend, Morgan Lucas, Jack Beckman, Erica Enders-Stevens, and Jerry Savoie ended up on the podium hoisting the Wally. Lucas is racing just …

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Pace Laps: Southern 500 Success, Denny Hamlin’s Dominance & the Busy NHRA Weekend

Cup: Darlington Lives Up to the Hype – All of the hype leading up to Sunday night’s Southern 500 put NASCAR in a win or lose situation. With so much excitement brewing for the throwback weekend theme, the action on the track, desperately needed to entertain, and entertain it did. Leading …

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Nitro Shots: Economical All-Stars

This weekend is not only the biggest race of the NHRA season, the Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals, but the weekend will also feature the Traxxas Nitro Shootout for the Top Fuel and Funny Car categories. This is the All-Star event for the Nitro-powered NHRA categories. The first seven winning drivers …

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Carolina Nationals NHRA VIP Entry

Be a Frontstretch VIP for the Day with Ron Capps and the NAPA AUTO PARTS Funny Car team or Matt Hagan and the Mopar Express Lane Funny Car team on Saturday during the Sept. 18-20 NHRA Carolina Nationals at zMAX Dragway! Fill in the entry blank below. One entry per person. We’ll draw …

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Pace Laps: Heartbreaking Losses & Replacement Drivers

IndyCar: Montoya Critical of Himself, INDYCAR Following Championship Loss – 1.179 seconds. That’s all that separated Juan Pablo Montoya from a Verizon IndyCar Series championship. Montoya, who led the points from the season-opening Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg in March, lost the championship in a tiebreaker to four-time champion Scott …

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