Race Weekend Central

Nitro Shots: NHRA Silly Season Heats Up

Photo Credit: Gary Nastase

Normally, I think of Silly Season as a NASCAR thing, that time of year when drivers, sponsors and teams start making moves and announcements for the coming season. In some cases, the moves will take place at the end of the year. Other times, it might be right away or with at least a few …

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Pace Laps: Hope Alive, a Perfect Team, & Close Finishes

(Photo: CIA Stock Photo, Inc. ©2015)

Sprint Cup Series: Busch Keeps Chase Hopes Alive With Miraculous Three Weeks – If Kyle Busch is able to make the Chase for the Sprint Cup come September, the previous three races will have been the critical part of the run. Busch, who missed the first 11 Sprint Cup races of the season following a …

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Nitro Shots: The Junior Road to the Championship

(Photo courtesy of JR Todd)

Stock car racers have quarter midgets, open-wheelers have go-karts and aspiring young drag racers have Junior Dragsters. The cars are scaled down versions of a Top Fuel dragster, and competitors as young as 5 race them in the NHRA’s Jr. Drag Racing League, a league that has 3,000 participants according to the NHRA. It’s family …

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

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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