NASCAR Race Weekend Central

Nitro Shots: All In The Dysfunctional Family

NHRA 2017 Las Vegas Tanner Gray winning courtesy NHRA media

Sure the racing was exciting this past weekend, but as is always the case when they happen, the big buzz was about the fight. In case you didn’t hear about it somehow, after Alex Laughlin and Tanner Gray faced off in eliminations, Gray apparently was unhappy with how Laughlin staged his car and had some …

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Nitro Shots: What’s a Champion Have to Do?

NHRA 2015 Shawn Langdon joins Kalitta courtesy Kalitta Motorsports

Last week I passed along the news that Shawn Langdon was moving to Kalitta Motorsports to drive a third Top Fuel entry effective immediately. The move from Don Schumacher Racing to Kalitta was prompted by a lack of sponsor support for his DSR effort. Langdon had yet to make a start in 2017. This is …

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Nitro Shots: The NHRA’s Youth Movement

NHRA 2016 Gainesville Brittany Force John Force Wally courtesy NHRA Media

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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