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Courtney Force Retires From NHRA Competition

(Photo via NHRA)

John Force Racing, one of the top-caliber organizations in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, announced Thursday morning (Jan. 24) that Courtney Force will be stepping out of the driver’s seat of her Chevrolet Camaro SS Funny Car. “I will be stepping away from my driving duties, effective immediately,” Force said. “This was a …

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Nitro Shots: How Do You Make Championships Exciting?

There’s still one more race left in the 2018 Mello Yello Series season, but one championship has already been awarded and a second is really just a matter of the driver just showing up in Pomona. Steve Torrence collected his Top Fuel championship trophy in Las Vegas, while Tanner Gray just needs to show up …

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Nitro Shots: 5 Races to Go

It seems like the 2018 season just started, and now there are just five more races to go before it’s all over — five races left for drivers to make their championship dreams come true this year. Four capitalized on that opportunity by winning the first event of the Countdown at Maple Grove. Steve Torrence …

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Nitro Shots: Courtney Force is the Perfect Fit for Advance Auto Parts

Courtney Force got her 2018 season off to a strong start, winning the second race out in Phoenix. It also marked her first win with sponsor Advance Auto Parts on board, an occasion the John Force Racing team marked by presenting some of Advance’s executives with the Wally trophies from Phoenix this past weekend at …

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Nitro Shots: Leah Pritchett Chasing History

(Photo: Pete McCole)

By Pete McCole PRITCHETT CHASING HISTORY Leah Pritchett is on pace to do something no one in the history of the Top Fuel division has been able to accomplish: win three straight races to start off a season. After besting Doug Kalitta at the season-opener in Pomona and Brittany Force two weeks ago at Phoenix, …

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