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Nitro Shots: US Nationals in the Books, Countdown Field Set

NHRA 2018 Indy Terry McMillen courtesy NHRA

The biggest racing weekend of the NHRA year has passed, and after the dust settled, it was Terry McMillen, J.R. Todd, Tanner Gray and LE Tonglet holding the big trophies and the bragging rights. For McMillen, it was just his second career Top Fuel win, but it was something he thought would never happen after …

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Nitro Shots: NHRA Big Go Grab Bag

NHRA 2016 Indy testing car Leah Pritchett courtesy NHRA

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: Rough Day at the Office

NHRA 2016 Terry McMillen car shot courtesy NHRA

Our NASCAR friends have likely written much this week about the rough day in the office drivers in the Sprint Cup Series had at Talladega, but it turns out that some of the drivers in the NHRA Mello Yello and J&A Services Pro Mod Series had their share of misfortune last weekend as well. If …

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Nitro Shots: Time Flies as 2015 Draws to a Close

zMax Dragway Carolina Nationals Del Worsham 2014 Mike Neff 106

(Photo Credit: Mike Neff, Frontstretch)

It seems like just yesterday that teams were arriving in Pomona, ready to start the 2015 season. Everyone was full of optimism and everyone, on paper at least, had an even chance of being the champion at the end of the season. Now teams are pulling in to Pomona again, but this time it’s to …

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Nitro Shots: Another Update For Your Scorecard

NHRA 2015 Charlotte Don Schumacher Shawn Langdon credit Toni Montgomery

(Photo: Toni Montgomery, Frontstretch)

Here’s how it shakes out in case you’ve missed it: Just prior to the U.S. Nationals, Don Schumacher Racing parted ways with driver Spencer Massey. Last week, sponsorless Alan Johnson Racing announced they would not run the remaining races in 2015. The next day, a deal was announced that put AJR driver Shawn Langdon in …

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