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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: 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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Nitro Shots: NHRA Big Go Grab Bag

It’s the biggest weekend of the year coming up for the NHRA, the Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals, and there are a number of storylines to follow. First, this weekend is the final race of the regular season. After the U.S. Nationals, the Countdown fields for the four professional classes will be locked in and point …

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Nitro Shots: Halfway Home For Future NHRA Champions

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Here we are, already halfway through the Countdown to the Championship, with three races in the books and three more left to complete the 2015 season. Where do things stand and who looks like they might be tough to beat with just a few events remaining? In Top Fuel, that’s a pretty easy question, as …

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Off the Wall With: John Force

(Photo Credit: Toni Montgomery, Frontstretch)

In the spotlight this week: 16-time NHRA Funny Car champion John Force What’s fun besides racing? Force: Racing with my granddaughter Autumn with the Junior dragster. Don’t get to do it much. Me and Robert [Hight], her Dad, we love to do it. And I love the movies but who doesn’t? What’s the top item …

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Nitro Shots: Good Fortune From Bad?

Photo Credit: Mike Neff, Frontstretch

A few weeks ago, Don Schumacher Racing parted ways with driver Spencer Massey. Massey had run in the top 10 in Top Fuel points all season, but his departure meant that his team would not be able to reap the reward and contend for a title in the Countdown for the Championship. Yesterday, Alan Johnson …

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