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Nitro Shots: Sleeping on the Couch?

NHRA 2018 Angie Smith on bike courtesy NHRA media

If you watched the Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals last weekend from Brainerd, you were treated to something you can pretty much only find in the NHRA: a husband and wife elimination matchup. Matt Smith faced off against his wife, Angie Smith, in the second round of eliminations. Matt spun the tires, giving this one to …

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Pace Laps: 2018 NASCAR Championship Down To Three Men?

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Martin Truex Jr. Punches Back Against Kevin Harvick, Kyle Busch Reigning champion Martin Truex Jr. hasn’t had it easy this season. At one point, he wrecked three times in four races during a stretch from Texas to Talladega. “Last year, I felt like we couldn’t do anything wrong,” he said. “This …

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Nitro Shots: Big Go Wrap Up

NHRA 2016 Indy Tony Schumacher car courtesy NHRA

Lots of storylines going in, lots of storylines coming out which means it’s time to digest some of what happened over a very busy long holiday weekend in Indianapolis at the Big Go. For starters, there was the Traxxas Nitro Shootout. Interesting observation: the ladies did quite well as Leah Pritchett faced off against teammate …

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Nitro Shots: The NHRA Media Game

NHRA 2016 Richie Crampton car shot courtesy NHRA

Communication is the name of the game. It’s all about how you get your message out there. One might say that a primary focus of the NHRA these days is an overhaul of how that happens, on television and more modern media alike. It might be the new television partner that spurred that, but whatever the …

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Nitro Shots: How Important Is Speed?

NHRA 2016 Greg Anderson Pro Stock courtesy NHRA

Perhaps the biggest change coming into 2016, as touched upon in last week’s Nitro Shots, took place in the Pro Stock category. Gone are carburetors in favor of Electronic Fuel Injection (EFI) systems. Gone also are the big hood scoops that accompanied the carburetion era. According to some of the drivers in Pomona, gone as …

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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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