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  1. Countdown hopefuls have to overcome pressures of Indy

    Bill Stephens

    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.

    Story | Conversation | August 21, 2008
  2. Cory Mac shakes off career calamities, locks up berth in Countdow...

    Bill Stephens

    Cory McClenathan is one of the most celebrated names in drag racing never to have won a POWERade title. After locking up a berth in the 2008 Countdown to One, Cory Mac gets another shot at that elusive world championship, writes Bill Stephens.

    Story | Conversation | August 10, 2008
  3. Playoff picture taking shape as POWERade Series moves to Brainerd...

    Bill Stephens

    Countdown contenders are running out of time in the NHRA POWERade Series. One driver who doesn't have to worry is Tony Schumacher, who has won eight of 15 national events in the U.S. Army Top Fuel dragster.

    Story | Conversation | August 08, 2008
  4. Arend 'honored' to drive Scott Kalitta's Funny Car at Indy

    Bill Stephens

    Kalitta Motorsports will honor the memory of Scott Kalitta by reactivating the DHL Funny Car for the Mac Tools U.S. Nationals at Indy. Driver Jeff Arend just hopes to do the Kalitta family proud, writes Bill Stephens.

    Story | Conversation | August 06, 2008
  5. Hold on to your hats: POWERade Series turns into Gainesville

    Bill Stephens

    Add the AC Delco Gatornationals to the list of "gotta win it" events in the NHRA POWERade Series. The 39th edition of this late-winter classic takes center stage this week on one of the quickest tracks in the sport, writes Bill Stephens.

    Story | Conversation | March 13, 2008
  6. Schumacher chasing history in Top Fuel ranks

    Bill Stephens

    Tony Schumacher is the only Top Fuel driver in NHRA history to win four straight championships. The Sarge can make it five in a row in 2008, writes Bill Stephens, but not without a fight.

    Story | Conversation | February 05, 2008
  7. Countdown to Four in full swing, but four big names whiffed

    Bill Stephens

    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.

    Story | Conversation | September 05, 2007
  8. Countdown to Four makes Big Go a bigger deal

    Bill Stephens

    The Mac Tools U.S. Nationals is already the most important and storied event on the NHRA POWERade circuit. Add the start to the Countdown to Four and this weekend's competition is even bigger, writes Bill Stephens in his preview.

    Story | Conversation | August 30, 2007
  9. Marathon rain delay at Maple Grove doesn't derail Countdown

    Bill Stephens

    Six days and three rain delays later, the Countdown field is set in the NHRA POWERade series. Next up for John Force and the gang: the playoff-opening Mac Tools U.S. Nationals in Indianapolis.

    Story | Conversation | August 23, 2007
  10. Big Florida event debuts bikes amid other drama

    Bill Stephens

    The Gatornationals in Gainesville, Fla., remains one of the NHRA's premier events. With the motorcycles making their season debut and big questions in the other three professional classes, it should be as fun as ever, writes Bill Stephens.

    Story | Conversation | March 15, 2007
  11. Four pro classes a toss-up as Reading rerun set

    Bill Stephens

    Reading redux brings tweaks in the standings, but Pennsylvania will still be critical for the pro class contenders, writes Bill Stephens.

    Story | Conversation | September 28, 2006
  12. Pressure on in Dallas as NHRA season recast

    Bill Stephens

    A frantic race to the finish of the NHRA season took a grueling turn with the rainout at Reading. This weekend's event in Dallas starts a three-week stretch that will be crucial to title hopes, writes Bill Stephens.

    Story | Conversation | September 20, 2006
  13. Bernstein decides to give Funny Car another go

    Bill Stephens

    Kenny Bernstein has been a success at so many things in the NHRA, his failure to stay retired is not surprising, writes Bill Stephens.

    Story | Conversation | September 07, 2006
  14. Schumacher dedicates win to Johnson family

    Bill Stephens

    Tony Schumacher won his fifth U.S. Nationals title, but this one might have been more emotional that the ones before, writes Bill Stephens.

    Story | Conversation | September 05, 2006
  15. Title showdowns abound at Indianapolis

    Bill Stephens

    One would have to dig deeply into the NHRA's record books to uncover a previous edition of the Mac Tools U.S. Nationals with this much on the line, writes Bill Stephens.

    Story | Conversation | August 30, 2006
  16. Title stretch kicks off early in Brainerd

    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.

    Story | Conversation | August 11, 2006