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.
Wally Parks, who died Friday at age 94, likely succeeded beyond his wildest dreams when he created the NHRA more than 50 years ago. That he accomplished so much with such class makes him all the more remarkable, writes Bill Stephens.
Eric Medlen's tragic death in Gainesville. Ashley Force's near-tragic blowup in Seattle. And now John Force's bone-breaking hit in Dallas. 2007 is a year to forget for John Force Racing, writes Bill Stephens.
They're running out of time in the Countdown to the Championship. Drivers on the playoff bubble can't afford to stumble as the NHRA POWERade tour caps the rough-and-tumble Western Swing in Sonoma, writes Bill Stephens.