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‘Big Daddy’ And ‘The Snake’ Talk Drag Racing
Saturday, 26 Feb, 2011 – 9:10 | One Comment
‘Big Daddy’ And ‘The Snake’ Talk Drag Racing

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Born and drag-raised on opposite ends of the country, they were destined to become the embodiments of East Coast innovation and California cool, with iconic nicknames to match.
“Big Daddy” Don …

Rain Halts NHRA Qualifying
Friday, 25 Feb, 2011 – 18:46 | Comments Off on Rain Halts NHRA Qualifying

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Persistent rain showers forced NHRA officials to cancel Friday’s racing at the Kragen O’Reilly Auto Parts NHRA Winternationals at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona.
Qualifying will resume Saturday, weather permitting, for the season-opening NHRA Full Throttle …

Antron Brown Off To Fast Start
Thursday, 24 Feb, 2011 – 19:51 | Comments Off on Antron Brown Off To Fast Start
Antron Brown Off To Fast Start

Antron Brown raced to the qualifying lead Thursday in Top Fuel at the Kragen O’Reilly NHRA Auto Parts Winternationals presented by Valvoline as NHRA opened its 60th anniversary season at the birthplace of hot rodding, …

NHRA: Hagan Returns To Scene of Last Fall’s Fall
Thursday, 24 Feb, 2011 – 9:03 | Comments Off on NHRA: Hagan Returns To Scene of Last Fall’s Fall
NHRA: Hagan Returns To Scene of Last Fall’s Fall

Three months after getting hit “square in the chin” by NHRA Funny Car icon John Force, Matt Hagan will begin the 2011 season with renewed accountability – and an unexpected endorsement.
NHRA’s 60th anniversary season will …

Mike Neff Won’t Slow Down – Can’t Slow Down
Sunday, 13 Feb, 2011 – 8:17 | One Comment
Mike Neff Won’t Slow Down – Can’t Slow Down

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Mike Neff’s return to the cockpit of an NHRA Funny Car in 2011 promises to keep his mind working 24/7.
Neff – who helped tune team-owner John Force to his record …

Massey Set To Re-Fire His Stalled Top Fuel Career
Friday, 11 Feb, 2011 – 10:22 | Comments Off on Massey Set To Re-Fire His Stalled Top Fuel Career
Massey Set To Re-Fire His Stalled Top Fuel Career

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Fort Worth, Texas – Sidelined by the “rude awakening” that stalled his career in 2010, Spencer Massey plans to reintroduce himself to the NHRA Top Fuel ranks with a debut …

Ashley Force Hood Talks Racing and Motherhood
Tuesday, 1 Feb, 2011 – 8:12 | 6 Comments
Ashley Force Hood Talks Racing and Motherhood

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Ashley Force Hood altered the NHRA Funny Car landscape last week with the revelation that impending motherhood will sideline her for at least the 2011 drag racing season.
Instead of trying …

Force Hood To Become Mom; Will Skip 2011
Tuesday, 25 Jan, 2011 – 16:46 | Comments Off on Force Hood To Become Mom; Will Skip 2011
Force Hood To Become Mom; Will Skip 2011

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
John Force Racing announced Tuesday that his daughter, Ashley Force Hood, and her husband are expecting a child and she will not drive a Funny Car for the JFR NHRA …

Kurt Busch Says He Is Going Straight In 2011
Tuesday, 25 Jan, 2011 – 8:50 | Comments Off on Kurt Busch Says He Is Going Straight In 2011
Kurt Busch Says He Is Going Straight In 2011

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
When Kurt Busch goes “double-dipping”  this season, he won’t be concerned with NASCAR’s new single-series point rules.
Busch is going NHRA drag racing in a “Factory Hot Rod.”
NASCAR’s 2004 Sprint Cup …

NHRA To Crack Down On A Sticky Problem In 2011
Thursday, 20 Jan, 2011 – 11:41 | Comments Off on NHRA To Crack Down On A Sticky Problem In 2011
NHRA To Crack Down On A Sticky Problem In 2011

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
NHRA officials will ramp-up their crackdown on oildowns during the 2011 Full Throttle Drag Racing Series season, including implementation of “strict penalties” for all classes competing at national events.
In an …