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Pace Laps: Destruction & Heartbreak in Daytona

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Team Penske’s Poor Performance Daytona’s Coke Zero Sugar 400 didn’t move the needle on restrictor plate racing. But for those who love it? The race got your heart pumping for the better part of four hours. There was a first-time winner, Erik Jones, who made a thrilling green-white-checkered pass on …

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Pace Laps: Missing Expectations, Flying Fists, and Surprise Contenders

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Sprint Cup Series: Oh, What Might Have Been… Watkins Glen is sold every year as the last regular season “wild card” race, the last place an underdog can work his way into the Chase under the right circumstances. There were high hopes entering the weekend for defending winner AJ Allmendinger, Tony Stewart, Jeff Gordon and …

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Pace Laps: Wild Races, Crazy Spins, and Speed Records

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Cup Series: Unexpected Wild Race at Pocono Leads to Victory for Matt Kenseth – It was quite the 400 miles at Pocono Raceway. With wrecks filling the first half of the race, the second half seemed like it would get even more wild. However, the field set a steady pace for the final 80 laps, …

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Nitro Shots: A Video Is Worth 1,000 Words

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(Photo: Mike Neff, Frontstretch)

It’s been mentioned in this space before that television just does not accurately convey what it’s like to be at an NHRA event. No matter how high you turn the volume up, even with surround sound, it’s still not like hearing those 10,000 horsepower beasts in person. It’s more than just the sound, though. Not …

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Todd, Force, McGaha, Arana Top Qualifying at 4-Wide Nationals at Charlotte

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Photo Credit: Toni Montgomery, Frontstretch

After a rainy Friday forced the cancellation of all on track activity at the NHRA 4-Wide Nationals at zMAX Dragway, a sunny but cool Saturday produced two very fast qualifying sessions. The sun kept the track temperature in the mid-80s, but air temps in the low-to-mid 50s made for big horsepower in the engines. Pat …

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NHRA 2015 Preview: Pro Stock and Pro Stock Motorcycle

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Yesterday’s preview covered the Nitro divisions, so today’s edition will give a look at the Pro Stock category and touch on the Pro Stock Motorcycles. Pro Stock All eyes were surely on the Pro Stock category the last time the Mello Yello Drag Racing Series visited Pomona at the end of 2014. It came down to …

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