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Reminder: Bowyer Won Final Non-Chase Race
Thursday, 13 Sep, 2012 – 10:24 | Comments Off
Reminder: Bowyer Won Final Non-Chase Race

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Racing thoughts from the last week or so:
Quick: Who won the race at Richmond?
The point: Probably the most irrelevant person in racing every year is the driver who wins the Sprint Cup race at Richmond in September. Unless, of course, that driver needed the win to get into the Chase; [...]

Tony Schumacher Collects Record Ninth U.S. Nationals Wally
Sunday, 9 Sep, 2012 – 18:42 | Comments Off
Tony Schumacher Collects Record Ninth U.S. Nationals Wally

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Tony Schumacher made history in the most prestigious NHRA drag race Sunday when he drove his U.S. Army ROTC dragster to his ninth Top Fuel Dragster title in the U.S. Nationals.
Schumacher defeated Don Schumacher Racing teammate Spencer Massey’s Prestone/FRAM team in the championship round to break a tie with drag racing legend “Big Daddy” Don [...]

Courtney Force Is P1 At Rain-Delayed U.S. Nationals
Saturday, 8 Sep, 2012 – 21:06 | Comments Off
Courtney Force Is P1 At Rain-Delayed U.S. Nationals

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Courtney Force raced to her first career No. 1 qualifying position Saturday at the Mac Tools U.S. Nationals presented by Auto-Plus at historic Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis.
Shawn Langdon (Top Fuel), Erica Enders (Pro Stock) and Andrew Hines (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also will lead their categories into Sunday’s eliminations at the rain-delayed NHRA Full [...]

U.S. Nationals Postponed Until Next Weekend
Monday, 3 Sep, 2012 – 9:20 | Comments Off
U.S. Nationals Postponed Until Next Weekend

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Persistent rains have forced NHRA officials to postpone the 58th annual Mac Tools U.S. Nationals presented by Auto-Plus at Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis to Sept. 8-9.
“The persistent weather has affected the racing surface and we have chosen to make the tough decision to postpone the race until next weekend,” said Graham Light, NHRA senior [...]

Rain Washes Out Final Qualifying At U.S. Nationals
Sunday, 2 Sep, 2012 – 18:04 | Comments Off
Rain Washes Out Final Qualifying At U.S. Nationals

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Persistent rains have forced NHRA officials to cancel the final two qualifying sessions for the Mac Tools U. S. Nationals presented by Auto-Plus at Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis on Sunday.
The fields for all the Full Throttle Drag Racing Series categories – Top Fuel, Funny Car, Pro Stock and Pro Stock Motorcycle – have been [...]

Massey Has Big Night At Big Go
Sunday, 2 Sep, 2012 – 6:50 | Comments Off
Massey Has Big Night At Big Go

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Top Fuel driver Spencer Massey earned the qualifying lead and won the inaugural $100,000 NHRA Traxxas Nitro Shootout during Saturday’s action at the 58th annual Mac Tools U.S. Nationals presented by Auto-Plus at Lucas Oil Raceway.
Courtney Force (Funny Car), Erica Enders (Pro Stock) and Andrew Hines (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also were qualifying leaders at the [...]

Schumacher Tops First Qualifying Session at U.S. Nationals
Saturday, 1 Sep, 2012 – 7:27 | Comments Off
Schumacher Tops First Qualifying Session at U.S. Nationals

Tony Schumacher raced to the Top Fuel qualifying lead in his U.S. Army dragster at the 58th annual Mac Tools US Nationals presented by Auto-Plus at Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis during Friday’s opening qualifying session.
Jack Beckman (Funny Car), Erica Enders (Pro Stock) and Andrew Hines (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also were qualifying leaders at the [...]

U.S. Nationals Pose An Interesting Question
Friday, 31 Aug, 2012 – 10:46 | Comments Off
U.S. Nationals Pose An Interesting Question

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
The NHRA is unique in a number of ways. One of those ways goes on display this weekend and it’s tough to decide whether that way is good unique or bad unique.
The U.S. Nationals are drag racing’s big event. It’s the sport’s Daytona 500, it’s Indianapolis 500. In several senses, [...]

Matt Hagan Facing Big Pressure At The Big Go
Tuesday, 28 Aug, 2012 – 13:13 | Comments Off
Matt Hagan Facing Big Pressure At The Big Go

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Talk about things being in place for a big year. Matt Hagan was the defending NHRA Funny Car champion when 2012  began. Proven winner Tommy DeLago was back on the wrenches, the same skills that made Hagan one of the best leavers in racing was still in place and Hagan [...]

Capps Moves To Top At Brainerd
Sunday, 19 Aug, 2012 – 19:00 | Comments Off
Capps Moves To Top At Brainerd

Ron Capps moved past Robert Hight into first place in the NHRA Funny Car standings by winning Sunday’s Lucas Oil Nationals in Brainerd, Minn.
Morgan Lucas (Top Fuel), Erica Enders (Pro Stock) and Eddie Krawiec (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also were winners at the penultimate regular season event in the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series.
Capps powered [...]