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  1. Championship contenders chasing consistency and momentum at Gatew...

    Bill Stephens

    Just how good is Ashley Force? Another victory or final-round finish this weekend at Gateway International Raceway would go a long way to establish her as a genuine championship heavyweight, writes Bill Stephens.

    Story | Conversation | May 02, 2008
  2. Countdown format puts pressure on some of NHRA's biggest names

    Bill Stephens

    The mad scramble for NHRA drivers to get in the top four, and thus continue in the playoffs, is almost over. There are some big names on the bubble with one race left to keep their championship hopes alive, writes Bill Stephens.

    Story | Conversation | October 01, 2007
  3. Countdown likely to get even tighter in the land of Elvis

    Bill Stephens

    The standings were shaken up at the first race in the NHRA's new Countdown to the Championship. That trend is likely to continue in the four pro classes at Memphis, writes Bill Stephens.

    Story | Conversation | September 13, 2007
  4. Drivers scramble for final Countdown slots at Maple Grove

    Bill Stephens

    It's do-or-die time at Pennsylvania's Maple Grove Raceway this weekend. Who will make the Countdown to the Championship cut? Who will miss out? Bill Stephens previews the action.

    Story | Conversation | August 17, 2007
  5. Drivers on Countdown bubble have plenty to gain in Seattle

    Bill Stephens

    Drivers on the Countdown to the Championship bubble have plenty to lose -- and gain -- this weekend as the NHRA's Western Swing snakes through Seattle, writes Bill Stephens.

    Story | Conversation | July 19, 2007
  6. NHRA off to fast start with brilliant opener

    Bill Stephens

    The Winternationals provided about all that could be hoped for in an NHRA opener. Drama from start to finish kicked off the season, writes Bill Stephens.

    Story | Conversation | February 12, 2007
  7. Maple Grove could be key as season wanes

    Bill Stephens

    With 20 rounds of drag racing to go and all four POWERade championships still on the line, Bill Stephens wonders if Maple Grove will be critical.

    Story | Conversation | September 14, 2006
  8. Final stop on Swing important, not yet critical

    Bill Stephens

    With the points race in all four pro classes so close, the final stop on the Western Swing is important, but not critical, writes Bill Stephens.

    Story | Conversation | July 27, 2006
  9. Schumacher, Anderson on the cusp

    Bill Stephens

    In a city where numbers rule, the math will be easy to follow this weekend as three of the four NHRA classes could be wrapped up.

    Story | Conversation | October 20, 2005
  10. Brainerd looms large in big picture

    Bill Stephens

    With all four titles still up for grabs, this weekend's NHRA event in Brainerd, Minn., promises to thicken the plot in each class.

    Story | Conversation | August 12, 2005
  11. Grueling Swing has favored elite teams

    Bill Stephens

    This weekend's race in Sonoma, Calif., will determine for many teams if the Western Swing was a boom or a bust.

    Story | Conversation | July 29, 2005
  12. Position battles still being waged

    Bill Stephens

    While Pro Stock Motorcycle is the only title up for grabs in Pomona, storylines abound for the NHRA finale.

    Story | Conversation | November 12, 2004
  13. Ashley Force making name for herself

    Bill Stephens

    She's John Force's daughter, but Ashley Force is making a name for herself in the Top Alcohol Dragster class.

    Story | Conversation | October 19, 2004
  14. Coughlin adds to racing legacy

    Bill Stephens

    Jeg Coughlin Jr. keeps on winning, the lastest coming at Moroso 5-Day Bracket Championships this past weekend.

    Story | Conversation | November 24, 2003
  15. Scali can clinch PSB title

    Bill Stephens

    Most of the NHRA titles have been decided, but there will still be plenty of intrigue at Pomona.

    Story | Conversation | November 06, 2003
  16. Final two titles could wrap this week

    Bill Stephens

    With two categories already sealed, the NHRA could see titles wrapped in Funny Car and Pro Stock Bike this week.

    Story | Conversation | October 24, 2003