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NHRA SUMMIT NATIONALS - ASHER'S NOTEBOOK

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Read another side of this weekend's NHRA Summit
Nationals by four-decade drag racing journalist Jon Asher's behind-the-scenes event notebook. He'll bring you the inside skinny and the not-so-politically correct [not that the rest of us do] stories behind
the numbers and win-lights throughout the course of the weekend. 

NHRA SUMMIT NATIONALS - EVENT NOTEBOOK

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Keep up with this weekend's NHRA Summit
Nationals by reading our behind-the-scenes event notebook. We bring you the stories behind
the numbers and win-lights throughout the course of the weekend. Tune in daily
for the latest news from the pits.

NHRA SUMMIT NATIONALS - SAME DAY COVERAGE

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As if Las Vegas weren’t loud and ostentatious enough in its own right,
the city hosts the fire and fury of the NHRA POWERade Drag Racing
Series twice each year, this event in the spring and the crucial
penultimate stop on the schedule in the fall.

 

IHRA TEXAS NATIONALS - EVENT NOTEBOOK

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Keep up with this weekend's IHRA Texas Nationals
by reading our behind-the-scenes event notebook. We bring you the stories behind
the numbers and win-lights throughout the course of the weekend. Tune in daily
for the latest news from the pits.

IHRA TEXAS NATIONALS - SAME DAY COVERAGE

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Each year, the IHRA Drag Racing Series travels to San Antonio, Texas
for the first of 12-races and the end result promises phenomenal
performances and packed grandstands. This season's opening event features the scheduled eighth-mile national event in drag racing since 1974 in Charlotte, NC.

NHRA SPRINGNATIONALS - SAME DAY COVERAGE

 
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Houston Raceway Park benefits from incredible atmospheric conditions
because of its proximity to Trinity Bay, which feeds the facility cool
air. The track’s first NHRA national event, in fall 1988, established
HRP as one of the sport’s quickest with NHRA’s first four-second Top
Fuel pass and a new national record. 

 

SANTA POD - AUTO TRADER EASTER THUNDERBALL

In all my almost forty years of attending races, I have never known
such arctic conditions that befell the season opener at Santa Pod
Raceway. Dedicated nitro starved fans arrived regardless of weather
predictions and struggled in muddy fields, some even succumbing to
hypothermia overnight as temperatures dipped well below freezing. How
race teams managed to even start motors let alone get down track on the
two days that did not suffer rain, sleet and snow is beyond me.
Everyone at the racetrack over that weekend needs an endurance medal
and help in thawing out. Many teams decided the weather too adverse and
wisely sat out or went home to keep warm whilst the slightly depleted
fields managed to complete the eliminations between show showers on
Easter Monday.

NHRA GATORNATIONALS - EVENT NOTEBOOK

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Keep up with this weekend's ACDelco NHRA Gatornationals
by reading our behind-the-scenes event notebook. We bring you the stories behind
the numbers and win-lights throughout the course of the weekend. Tune in daily
for the latest news from the pits.

NHRA GATORNATIONALS - SAME DAY COVERAGE

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The traditional East Coast opener and the season’s first of 17 events
for Pro Stock Motorcycle riders, this event is one of the sport’s most
revered with a rich tradition of history-making performances. This
hallowed quarter-mile has entertained spring-break-loving fans for
decades.  

 

NHRA CSK NATIONALS - SAME DAY COVERAGE

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NHRA’s annual duel in the desert has been a Southwest fixture since
1985, when it joined the tour in a late fall slot. Since 1990, it’s
been the second stop on the tour’s westward march and a place for teams
to redeem mistakes made at the opener. Charlie Allen, a former Funny
Car racer, constructed a track that makes people forget it sits at
1,100 feet above sea level.

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