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“Baptism By Nitro”: NHRA Says Bring a Friend in 2015

NHRA today announced the “Baptism by Nitro” campaign that will run through the 2015 season and encourages fans coming to the track to bring along a friend or family member who has never experienced live Mello Yellow Series Drag Racing before. NHRA’s nitro divisions, Top Fuel and Funny Car, feature …

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NHRA Increases Points Payout for U.S. Nationals

The Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals is the most prestigious event of the year in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, so the competition committee is sweetening the pot with a points increase for competitors. Top Fuel, Funny Car, Pro Stock and Pro Stock Motorcycle racers will now earn points …

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Five Times Live for NHRA in 2015

Fans of the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series will be treated to five live elimination shows during the 2015 season as part of more than 100 hours of programming for the series on ESPN and ESPN2. Finals from the NHRA Four-Wide Nationals in Charlotte on March 29, the O’Reilly …

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John Force Racing and Chevrolet Team Up in NHRA

John Force Racing and Chevrolet announced today that the team will campaign three Chevrolet Camaro Funny Cars along with the JFR Top Fuel Dragster beginning with the 2015 season. “John Force is a champion and a legend both on and off the track, as a driver and as a team …

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NHRA Top Fuel Team Suddenly Without Sponsor as First Race of Season Looms

The Qatar Racing Club notified teams today that it was terminating funding for all North American Racing operations, a decision reached in the closing days of 2014. This includes the NHRA’s Al-Anabi Racing Team run by Alan Johnson Racing, which fields two Top Fuel dragsters for drivers Shawn Langdon and …

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Pace Laps: Winning, Chad Knaus’ Non-Trouble, Matt Crafton Makes History

Kevin Harvick raises the Sprint Cup trophy after winning the 2014 title at Homestead Miami Speedway

Sprint Cup Series: So Winning Matters Joey Logano, after finishing fourth of the title contenders, remarked that consistency really didn’t matter.  According to last year’s points scenario, Logano would have been in a position to cruise toward his first NASCAR title.  That’s so passe.  Because if one is going to …

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DeJoria and Nevada Health Centers Thrilled with Growth of Free Mammogram Program

Alexis DeJoria Racing and Nevada Health Centers were thrilled when 90 women took advantage of their “Free Mammograms for the Fans” program at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway last year so they brought it back again for 2014. “Free Mammograms for the Fans” let any female ticket holder …

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Pace Laps: The Race That Wouldn’t End, Sadler’s Sickness and Bubba’s Championship Hopes Go Up in Smoke

Sprint Cup Series:  The Stop and Go 500 – How do you like your races?  Well this one seemed to mimic bad traffic.  The race had a green flag feel until the caution came out for debris on lap 174.  Then the race became a contest between who was good for …

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DeJoria and Nevada Health Centers Team Up to Bring Free Mammograms to Race Fans

October has been a month full of pink racecars championing breast cancer awareness, but NHRA Funny Car driver Alexis DeJoria, driver of the Kalitta Motorsports Patrón XO Cafe Toyota Camry Funny Car is taking things one step further as her team plays host to the Nevada Health Centers ‘mammovan,’ a …

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Beyond the Cockpit with John and Courtney Force: May the Forces Be With You

Frontstretch provided live coverage of the NHRA Pep Boys Carolina Nationals at zMAX Dragway in Concord, N.C., last month. During the weekend our Toni Montgomery and Mike Neff had the chance to sit down with NHRA Funny Car legend John Force as well as his daughter Courtney Force. Force talked about …

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