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  1. Antron Brown to test Toyota stock car

    David Newton

    NHRA star Antron Brown wants to give left turns a shot.

    Story | Conversation | May 23, 2013
  2. NHRA - Matt Hagan feeling the sting at zMax Dragway

    David Newton

    Robert Hight, Spencer Massey and Greg Anderson celebrated Sunday at zMax Dragway. And Matt Hagan? He was still feeling the sting from not making the show.

    Story | Conversation | April 15, 2012
  3. NHRA - Retired astronaut Joan Higginbotham gets NHRA thrill

    David Newton

    Retired astronaut Joan Higginbotham knows acceleration from her space shuttle days. Her latest thrill? The launch down zMax Dragway in a dragster.

    Story | Conversation | April 12, 2012
  4. Kyle Busch puts brakes on speeding

    David Newton

    Kyle Busch is doing a good thing. Not because I suggested it in a May column, but because it was the right thing to do. Busch is joining Doug Herbert to promote the B.R.A.K.E.S (Be Responsible and Keep Everyone Safe) program that the NHRA Top Fuel ...

    Blog | Conversation | July 27, 2011
  5. Kyle Busch to work with B.R.A.K.E.S. teen driving safety program

    David Newton

    Kyle Busch and his foundation have pledged to help 10 schools put more than 300 teens through the B.R.A.K.E.S. program that NHRA Top Fuel drag racer Doug Herbert began in 2008 after his sons were killed in an automobile accident while speeding.

    Story | Conversation | July 27, 2011
  6. Kyle Busch's excessive speeding was detrimental

    David Newton

    Kyle Busch's speeding penalty not detrimental? Tell that to Doug Herbert, who lost sons Jon and James in a 2008 accident not far from where Busch was clocked going 83 mph over the limit.

    Story | Conversation | May 25, 2011
  7. Having Bruton Smith and John Force in same place at once is recip...

    David Newton

    Want to make sure you have a good time in auto racing? One way to achieve that is to make sure you're in the same place as track owner Bruton Smith and NHRA legend John Force.

    Story | Conversation | March 30, 2011
  8. NASCAR star Kurt Busch hoping to conquer drag racing

    David Newton

    How does a NASCAR Sprint Cup points leader spend his off week? If it's Kurt Busch, it involves strapping into a Pro Stock racer for the NHRA Gatornationals.

    Story | Conversation | March 09, 2011
  9. The NHRA has something NASCAR doesn't: diversity

    David Newton

    CONCORD, N.C. -- Top Fuel driver Antron Brown took a few joking jabs at John Force's outrageous personality and then exchanged high fives with the 14-time NHRA Funny Car champion. "You won't see that in NASCAR," Brown said with a laugh. You won't s...

    Blog | Conversation | September 21, 2009
  10. Doug Herbert has a shot to win at Charlotte, but he's already a w...

    David Newton

    CONCORD, N.C. -- The bid for the 10-week-old puppy, an adorable mixture of Chihuahua and chocolate Lab, had reached $1,200. "Going once!" the auctioneer yelled. "Twice ..." A voice from a table just off the stage bellowed, "Ten thousand dollars!...

    Blog | Conversation | September 21, 2009
  11. The future of NHRA was finally seen at zMax Dragway, with a pair ...

    David Newton

    If you wanted to see the future of the NHRA, it was on display Sunday at zMax Dragway outside Charlotte. How do you describe four-lane nitro-powered racing? Pretty bitchin'.

    Story | Conversation | September 20, 2009
  12. Doug Herbert has a shot to win at Charlotte, but he's already a w...

    David Newton

    CONCORD, N.C. -- The bid for the 10-week-old puppy, an adorable mixture of Chihuahua and chocolate Lab, had reached $1,200. "Going once!" the auctioneer yelled. "Twice ..." A voice from a table just off the stage bellowed, "Ten thousand dollars!...

    Blog | Conversation | September 19, 2009
  13. John Force vs. Tony Pedregon moves the meter for the NHRA

    David Newton

    It'd take a pretty big story to upstage a victory by Ashley Force Hood at the Mac Tools U.S. Nationals. John Force's toe-to-toe run-in with Tony Pedregon was such a story.

    Story | Conversation | September 18, 2009
  14. Kasey Kahne says it Anheuser-Busch appears to be committed to Spr...

    David Newton

    Kasey Kahne says Anheuser-Busch appears committed to him and the Sprint Cup series even though the beer company on Monday ended its sponsorship with the NHRA and Kenny Bernstein Racing.

    Story | Conversation | March 18, 2009