The Western Swing is often crucial to title hopes in the NHRA. Add shorter races for Top Fuel and Funny Car as well as tight battles in Pro Stock and Pro Stock Motorcycle and there's more drama than ever, writes Bill Stephens.
Last week it was Thunder Valley. This week it's Thunder Mountain. The NHRA kick-starts its annual Western Swing this weekend at storied Bandimere Speedway outside Denver.
The opening of the Western Swing didn't disappoint, the real question is can the Seattle stop live up to it, writes Bill Stephens.
The opening of the Western Swing didn't disappoint, with lead changes in Denver and a historic win by J.R. Todd, writes Bill Stephens.
When on-track action resumes this weekend in Denver, there will be several notable changes to the NHRA landscape.
Throw out what you think you know about this year's NHRA season and plan for a wild weekend.
Robert Schwab put himself squarely on the drag racing road map Sunday at the Mile High Nationals.
ESPN's Bill Stephens presents a subjective list of the winners and losers from Denver qualifying on the eve of Sunday's final eliminations.
What effect the new NHRA rules would have was the talk of the rained-out first day of the Mile-High Nationals.
Angelle Savoie has three Pro Stock Bike titles -- but that doesn't mean winning comes easy.
The Western Swing hits Seattle, where John Force aims to fend off his teammates' pursuers.
Altitude comes into play as the NHRA heads to Denver to kick off the 2003 Western Swing.
The NHRA hits Pacific Raceway outside Seattle for this weekend's Lucas Oil Northwest Nationals.
Jim Yates pulled a shocker on Saturday in the Mile High Nationals by failing to qualify.