NASCAR Race Weekend Central

Nitro Shots: The Last Chance

NHRA 2018 Tim Wilkerson credit NHRA Media

This weekend is the biggest one of the NHRA schedule — the Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals from Indianapolis. It’s the Daytona 500 or the Indy 500 of NHRA drag racing. It’s also the last chance for drivers in the Mello Yello categories to make it into the six-race Countdown to drive for the championship. Miss …

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Nitro Shots: NHRA Superpowers & Underdogs

NHRA 2017 Las Vegas DSR three hundred wins courtesy Don Schumacher Racing

In Pro Stock last year, NHRA superpowers emerged in KB Racing. Over in Pro Stock Motorcycle, it’s been the Vance & Hines Harley-Davidson team since the earth cooled — or so it seems. In Nitro, success has been reserved for mostly Don Schumacher Racing with a little John Force Racing thrown in for good measure. It’s called domination. It’s …

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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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Pace Laps: Manufacturer Advantages, Standalone Races, & Different Faces

NHRA 2015 Atlanta winners Hector Arana Jason Line Tim Wilkerson Antron Brown courtesy NHRA Media

Photo Credit: NHRA Media

Sprint Cup Series: All-Star Snoozer – While the question of whether or not the All-Star Race has outlived its usefulness is a valid one, the bigger question resides with how it should remain should it continue. One comment that seemed appropriate regarding the race is that, to truly be an all-star race, drivers from all levels …

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Nitro Shots: You’ve Made the Bonus Round!

NHRA 2014 4 Wides Erica Enders Stevens media center

(Photo Credit: Mike Neff, Frontstretch)

This weekend in Las Vegas, drivers in NHRA’s Pro Stock category will compete in a special bonus event, the K&N Horsepower Challenge. (Think All-Star Race.) So what’s on the line? A nice check to the tune of $50,000 for the winner and, of course, bragging rights. The two Saturday qualifying rounds will also serve as …

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NHRA 2015 Preview: Top Fuel and Funny Car

zMax Dragway Carolina Nationals Tony Schumacher 2014 Mike Neff 090

(Photo Credit: Mike Neff, Frontstretch)

Days are getting longer, winter is hopefully winding down, and football season has come to an end. What does all that mean? It means it’s time for racing season! The NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series hits the track at Auto Club Raceway in Pomona this weekend for the Circle K NHRA Winternationals, so in …

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