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Reading race ends in flurry of records, surprises

Monday's rain-delayed finish of the Auto-Plus Nationals at Maple Grove Raceway near Reading, Pa., had a flurry of Top Fuel and Pro Stock records, a new points leasder in Funny Car, a Pro Stock...

Reading race ends in flurry of records, surprises

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Monday's rain-delayed finish of the Auto-Plus Nationals at Maple Grove Raceway near Reading, Pa., had a flurry of Top Fuel and Pro Stock records, a new points leasder in Funny Car, a Pro Stock...

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Brown, Beckman dazzle on quick Reading track

Antron Brown recorded the quickest pass in NHRA Top Fuel history with his 3.722-second pass on the Maple Grove Raceway 1,000-foot course during eliminations Sunday's Auto-Plus Nationals. Funny...

Brown, Beckman dazzle on quick Reading track

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Antron Brown recorded the quickest pass in NHRA Top Fuel history with his 3.722-second pass on the Maple Grove Raceway 1,000-foot course during eliminations Sunday's Auto-Plus Nationals. Funny...

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Top Fuel, Funny Car performances shine at Reading

NHRA's nitro classes dazzle fans at historic Maple Grove Raceway, near Reading, Pa.

Top Fuel, Funny Car performances shine at Reading

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NHRA's nitro classes dazzle fans at historic Maple Grove Raceway, near Reading, Pa.

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Texas plot-twisters change circumstances for St. Louis race

The NHRA had no lone star this past weekend near "Big D," but this Dallas race did dished out some results that add drama to the Countdown as it heads to suburban St. Louis this weekend. Here's...

Texas plot-twisters change circumstances for St. Louis race

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The NHRA had no lone star this past weekend near "Big D," but this Dallas race did dished out some results that add drama to the Countdown as it heads to suburban St. Louis this weekend. Here's...

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$100,000 payout beats a bang on the head, but Force gets both

After John Force won Saturday's inaugural Traxxas Nitro Shootout for Funny Cars during Saturday qualifying for the AAA Texas NHRA Fall Nationals near Dallas, the $100,000 victory went to his...

$100,000 payout beats a bang on the head, but Force gets both

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After John Force won Saturday's inaugural Traxxas Nitro Shootout for Funny Cars during Saturday qualifying for the AAA Texas NHRA Fall Nationals near Dallas, the $100,000 victory went to his...

Risky track conditions cost several Pro Stock drivers at Charlotte

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Pro Stock driver Shane Gray's wild ride during the quarterfinals of the NHRA's O'Reilly Auto Parts Nationals at Charlotte put an exclamation point to the statements competitor Erica Enders made...

Patient Langdon scores first Top Fuel victory at crucial time

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While the Don Schumacher Racing crew chiefs were attracting the spotlight for most of this National Hot Rod Association season, Alan Johnson was plotting and planning how he would orchestrate...

Schumacher sets record in rain-delayed Indianapolis victory

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CLERMONT, Ind. - Tony Schumacher had won only one race since October 2010. That's almost two years the seven-time champion and decorated driver of the U.S. Army Dragster went with only one victory...

Massey has Top Fuel rivals eating his dust -- or mud

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Following a weekend of rain and more rain and even more rain at the U.S. Nationals, little was settled at Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis by the end of Labor Day. That was when the fields were...

NHRA reverses race-format policy at U.S. Nationals

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CLERMONT, Ind. - Courtney Force is the No. 1 Funny Car qualifier for the Mac Tools U.S. Nationals at Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis. Or is she? Force, who threw out a ceremonial first...

Lucas Oil Nationals results at Brainerd border on wacky

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The debut of Tony Schumacher's Top Fuel cockpit canopy on the U.S. Army Dragster seemed to dominate the NHRA buzz during the early stages of the qualifying at the Lucas Oil Nationals at Minnesota's...

Don't like my canopy? The gloves are off!

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NHRA Top Fuel driver Tony Schumacher is ready to go war with anyone who doesn't like the cockpit canopy on his U.S. Army Dragster. After securing his No. 1 qualifying spot for the Lucas Oil...

New device throws canopy of conflicting thought over Top Fuel class

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U.S. Army Dragster crew chief Mike Green's vision of a protective cockpit canopy finally is a reality on the racetrack. And its debut Friday, Aug. 17 at the NHRA's Lucas Oil Nationals at...

Women Polish Off Opponents To Earn Seattle NHRA Trophies

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Antron Brown and Allen Johnson were sweepless in Seattle Sunday following the National Hot Rod Association's O'Reilly Northwest Nationals. Instead, Pro Stock's Erica Enders, Funny Car's...

Mopar Mile-High Nationals at Denver Recap

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MORRISON, Colo. - Who's bad to the bone? Who received an unexpectedly encouraging note Sunday morning? Who said he threatened to revoke Courtney Force's NHRA competition license? Find out the...

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Drag racers reflect on nearby theatre shooting on eve of event

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MORRISON, Colo. -- Drag racers have some experience in dealing with unexpected deaths now and again from accidents, but the unexplained shooting rampage not far from the racetrack on the eve of...

Army working on contract renewal with DSR

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Top Fuel drag racer Tony Schumacher has told folks for a dozen years that his racing partnership with the U.S. Army is matchless because he's not hawking motor oil, razor blades, automotive...

Muggy, wacky Norwalk race has gamut of memories

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How do ice cream, pizza, vintage aircraft, premature parachutes, 100-degree temperatures, $100-grand jackpots, and the Mojave Desert belong in one story? That was the beauty of this past weekend's...

Resilient Smith's scary bike crash exposes a few ugly truths

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Angie Smith's frightening Pro Stock Motorcycle accident during Saturday's final qualifying session for the Summit Racing Equipment Nationals at Norwalk, Ohio, reminds us again of several sad...

Nobile wins for more than self in K&N Horsepower Challenge

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Nothing surrounding Peggy Coleman was cool, calm and collected May 22 last year. She and her family and friends in Joplin, Mo., were huddled in the safest places they could find, praying, hearts...

Schumacher snaps winless streak, regains Top Fuel lead

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BRISTOL, Tenn. -- Tony Schumacher could have grown surly toward fans and the media as his NHRA Top Fuel winless streak bulged to 32 races. Instead he inspired his U.S. Army Dragster team,...

Edwards' razor-thin victory just Pro Stock class in action

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How thin is a .0000-second margin of victory on a dragstrip? It's something neither NHRA Pro Stock winner Mike Edwards nor runner-up Allen Johnson can explain after Sunday's Ford Thunder Valley...

Capps paying boss back for hand up with win in sixth straight final

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Ron Capps won Sunday at Bristol, Tenn., in his sixth straight final-round appearance -- all since boss Don Schumacher paired him with crew chief Rahn Tobler. See how Capps feel s about his...

DSR kicks butt at Englishtown

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Hear what Don Schumacher himself said about his own possible return to the Funny Car cockpit as his Don Schumacher Racing teams put their stamp on the Toyota SuperNationals at Old Bridge Township...

Raceway Park redeems its reputation with stellar event

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Much-maligned Raceway Park at Englishtown, N.J., got up off the mat this past weekend and dusted off its reputation with record-setting performances. See what made this past weekend one of the...

DSR to show off canopy in double burnout at Charlotte

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In a salute to America's Armed Forces this Memorial Day weekend at Charlotte Motor Speedway, Don Schumacher Racing teammates Tony Schumacher and Antron Brown will fire up their U.S....

Beckman gives, then gets, in latest saga with DSR mate Capps

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Jack Beckman had to give up his crew chief, his crew, his hauler, his car, and his comfort zone to accommodate Don Schumacher Racing colleague Ron Capps back in April when the NAPA Dodge Charger...

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