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Nitro Shots: That’s A Wrap!

2015 NHRA Pomona 2 Brown Enders Worsham Hines champions credit NHRA Media

Photo Credit: NHRA Media

That’s it folks. It’s all over. All the big trophies have been handed out, including to Drew Skillman, who captured the Automobile Club of Southern California Road to the Future award as NHRA’s top rookie for 2015. It’s time to eat some turkey, do some shopping, put up some decorations, maybe go on vacation to …

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Nitro Shots: As the Pro Stock World Turns

NHRA 2015 Indianapolis Pro Stock final Enders Skillman courtesy Chevy PR

Photo Credit: Chevrolet PR

The last time we touched upon Pro Stock, I said there would be more to come on that subject. Management here at Fronstretch expressed some displeasure that I left the “when” on that open-ended, but I argue it’s not entirely my fault because that story is still very much in play. Many rumors are running …

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Nitro Shots: The Pro Stock Edition

zMax Dragway Carolina Nationals V Gaines 2014 Mike Neff 016

Photo Credit: Mike Neff, Frontstretch

Sometimes things just fall together. Pro Stock report cards were on tap for this week and to go along with it, that’s where the bulk of the news seems to be coming from too. Combine that with stealing the show in the finals last weekend at Denver, and it’s just been a Pro Stock kind …

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Pace Laps: Excellent Xfinity Finish, NHRA Burn Down, Fantastic Ferrari & More

Kyle Busch Indianapolis XFINITY 2015 Mike Neff

(Photo: Mike Neff, Frontstretch)

Sprint Cup Series: From Sidelines Back To Superstar – Kyle Busch‘s battle back from injury has been well documented. So has his return to Victory Lane, three times in the last four weeks entering Indianapolis. But Busch’s Brickyard 400 triumph Sunday, the first for Toyota at the esteemed 2.5-mile oval simply took his comeback to another …

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Nitro Shots: Making Value Add Up For Sponsors

NHRA 2015 Pro Mod Willard Kinzer Action courtesy NHRA media

(Photo courtesy NHRA Media)

After touching upon the issue of television and ratings, let’s do a little math this week. First, some numbers for you to play with. The cost to run a competitive Pro Stock car, per Elite Motorsports owner Richard Freeman earlier this season when talking about the shortfall for defending champion Erica Enders‘s car, is $1.5-$2 …

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Pace Laps: Short-Track Racing, Indy Returns, NHRA 4-Wides & F1

IndyCar 2015 St. Pete Power Montoya Kanaan podium Credit Chris Jones

Photo Credit: Chris Jones

NHRA: 4-Wide Nationals Produce Surprise Winners – It was a good day for Don Schumacher Racing, as they scored Funny Car win No. 100 with Fast Jack Beckman and then completed the Nitro sweep for the 47th time with a Top Fuel win by Antron Brown at the 4-Wide Nationals at zMAX Dragway in Charlotte, …

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Pace Laps: Closers, Childress, And Generation Next

2015 Las Vegas CUP green flag credit NASCAR via Getty Images1

(Photo: NASCAR via Getty Images)

Cup: Harvick Closing The Deal – So far this season, Hendrick engines and chassis have been out front with NASCAR’s new rules changes. Jeff Gordon won the most laps at Daytona, Jimmie Johnson won Atlanta and for a time it was Johnson, Dale Earnhardt, Jr. and Kasey Kahne running 1-2-3 in Las Vegas. For whatever reason, Stewart-Haas Racing has not experienced the same …

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NHRA 2015 Preview: Pro Stock and Pro Stock Motorcycle

Erica Enders Zmax Dragway Carolina Nationals 2014 Mike Neff

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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