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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. Eighteen slots still up for grabs in POWERade Series' Countdown t...

    Bill Stephens

    Twenty-two drivers have clinched spots in the NHRA's coveted Countdown to One playoffs. That means only 18 slots remain as the POWERade Series turns to Reading, Pa., writes Bill Stephens.

    Story | Conversation | August 14, 2008
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. Connolly inches into top 10 after holeshot win at Sonoma

    Bill Stephens

    Dave Connolly missed the first five races because he didn't have a sponsor. Look at him now. After beating teammate Jeg Coughlin Jr. on a holeshot in Sunday's Pro Stock final, Connolly is back in a big way, writes Bill Stephens.

    Story | Conversation | July 29, 2008
  7. Western Swing finale at Sonoma can't come soon enough

    Bill Stephens

    You'll hear a collective sigh of relief after this weekend's NHRA POWERade Series event at Infineon Raceway in Sonoma, Calif. The three-race grind called the Western Swing has been that demanding, writes Bill Stephens.

    Story | Conversation | July 25, 2008
  8. Schumacher continues to buck historic Top Fuel trend

    Bill Stephens

    The rich got richer at Bandimere Speedway outside Denver to start the Western Swing, with Tony Schumacher leading the way with another dominating performance in Top Fuel, writes Bill Stephens.

    Story | Conversation | July 13, 2008
  9. Western Swing kicks off with changes throughout the sport

    Bill Stephens

    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.

    Story | Conversation | July 10, 2008
  10. Bernstein ready to put winless first half behind him

    Bill Stephens

    Brandon Bernstein has never had a winless season in Top Fuel, but he's halfway there now. With the Western Swing on the horizon and the days getting hotter, it's like just a matter of time before Bernstein heats up himself, writes Bill Stephens.

    Story | Conversation | July 02, 2008
  11. Norwalk highlights will remain in memories a long time

    Bill Stephens

    For a sport still in mourning over the death of Scott Kalitta, the NHRA event at Norwalk, Ohio, put the focus back on the track. And what a memorable event it was, writes Bill Stephens.

    Story | Conversation | June 30, 2008
  12. Drivers expect to fight through their grief in Norwalk

    Bill Stephens

    Less than a week after losing one of their own in a fiery qualifying accident, NHRA competitors will put on their game faces and get back to work in Norwalk, Ohio, writes Bill Stephens.

    Story | Conversation | June 26, 2008
  13. Kurt Johnson riding high in Pro Stock with another winning weeken...

    Bill Stephens

    He may not admit it publicly, but Pro Stock driver Kurt Johnson may finally be the family standard-bearer after Sunday's win at the Route 66 Nationals. With Hall of Fame father Warren still competing, that's saying something, writes Bill Stephens.

    Story | Conversation | June 09, 2008
  14. It could be another battle against the elements in Joliet

    Bill Stephens

    The NHRA POWERade series is gearing up for its summer stretch, but all the competitors will keep a wary eye on the skies and thermometer as the weekend in Joliet, Ill., gets under way, writes Bill Stephens.

    Story | Conversation | June 06, 2008
  15. Countdown to the Countdown kicks off at Heartland Park Topeka

    Bill Stephens

    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.

    Story | Conversation | May 29, 2008
  16. Will seems poised to be next female NHRA winner

    Bill Stephens

    The exploits of first-time female winners have been the hot topic in racing recently. Next up? Top Fuel driver Hillary Will is poised to break through, writes Bill Stephens.

    Story | Conversation | May 26, 2008