Forgive NHRA officials for wearing the silly grins. Having numerous Countdown playoff spots still available with just one race to go is a dream scenario, writes Bill Stephens.
The NHRA revealed a series of measures it is enacting to address key safety areas following Scott Kalitta's crash.
Tony Schumacher has a whopping 190-point lead over Antron Brown in the Top Fuel standings, but bad luck always seems to follow the five-time world champ into Englishtown, N.J.
Brace yourselves, drag racing fans. The stretch run to the NHRA's Countdown to the Championship begins this week at Heartland Park Topeka, writes Bill Stephens.
Can anyone slow down Tony Schumacher? Mother Nature might have the best chance of doing that during this weekend's O'Reilly Spring Nationals at Houston Raceway Park, writes Bill Stephens.
Which top guns will advance to the NHRA's prestigious Countdown to One? We'll find out Sunday at Virginia Motorsports Park (eliminations Sunday, 7 p.m. ET, ESPN2).
The NHRA's new playoff format got off to a rousing start at Indianapolis, but four of the biggest names in the NHRA started the Countdown to Four in a hole, writes Bill Stephens.
Larry Dixon grabbing headlines is nothing new. But winning back-to-back events after such a lackluster start is making him the talk of Top Fuel as the NHRA braces for Norwalk Raceway Park.
The surprises kept coming at Heartland Park as the NHRA's next generation kicked it up full throttle in Top Fuel and Funny Car. As for Pro Stock, that still belongs to Greg Anderson, writes Bill Stephens.
The NHRA's long layoff is over as three of the four POWERade Series take on Topeka. The battles should be good ones, writes Bill Stephens.
The NHRA lost one of the sport's most popular personalities with the passing of Eric Medlen. The healing process continues this weekend at Houston Raceway Park.
Tony Schumacher won his fifth U.S. Nationals title, but this one might have been more emotional that the ones before, writes Bill Stephens.
Rain played havoc with the Memphis schedule, but finishing a thrilling event a day late was still the worth the wait, writes Bill Stephens.
The unofficial stretch drive to an NHRA title generally starts on Labor Day, but with the four classes all toss-ups, Brainerd looms large, writes Bill Stephens.
Houston Raceway Park is always a tricky place, but the weekend ended up with some downright improbable results, writes Bill Stephens.
Dave Connolly Pro Stoch championship hopes took a turn for the worse with a burnout crash during testing.