NASCAR Race Weekend Central

NHRA Carolina Nationals Qualifying Wrap Up

NHRA 2016 Charlotte 2 Tommy Johnson Jr. top qualifier credit Toni Montgomery

After two days of qualifying, the field is set for Sunday’s Carolina Nationals, the first race of the NHRA’s six-race championship Countdown. Doug Kalitta made a run at 3.721 seconds at 325.77 mph during Friday’s second session late in the day that held through Saturday to take the top spot in Top Fuel heading into …

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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: 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: Keeping the Wheels on the Ground

2015 NHRA Larry Dixon car shot credit NHRA Media

Photo Credit: NHRA Media

Drag racer Tina Pierce wrecked Saturday night at an IHRA event. Almost immediately, video circulated on the internet and social media, prompting unfortunate comments from some male readers. Granted, they were not in the majority, but they were disturbing, saying things like “this is why women shouldn’t race” and that she could not drive. Pierce, …

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Nitro Shots: Back on Track at the GatorNats

NHRA 2014 Andrew Hines Action credit NHRA Media

NHRA drag racing returns to action this weekend for the Amalie Motor Oil Gatornationals, much to the glee of fans who faced a three-week layoff, seemingly right after the season got started. Late in the year, as things are winding down, a few weeks off might go by a little more unnoticed, but after sitting …

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Pace Laps: Harvick’s XFINITY Awesomeness, Crafton’s Continuation, and More

kevin harvick atlanta burnout xfinity nxs credit getty images

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XFINITY: Harvick continues Atlanta Dominance; Young Guns Shine – Three straight wins seems rather wild, but Kevin Harvick has been on an unbelievable tear over the past two and a half years. Harvick won his third straight race at Atlanta, and did so in dominating fashion once again. Though Joey Logano seemingly had the strongest car throughout …

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