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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. 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
  3. Hight steps up for John Force Racing during eliminations

    Bill Stephens

    Robert Hight may have given John Force Racing a big boost. Tony Schumacher pulled off what few before him have while Dave Connolly and Matt Guidera made the closing round of the Western Swing pay off big, writes Bill Stephens.

    Story | Conversation | July 28, 2008
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. Holeshot wins the order of the day at Old Bridge Township Raceway...

    Bill Stephens

    Faster is not always better. Tony Schumacher and others proved that statement Sunday with holeshot victories at Old Bridge Township Raceway Park.

    Story | Conversation | June 23, 2008
  8. Drag racing mourns death of Funny Car driver for second straight ...

    Bill Stephens

    Scott Kalitta didn't race Funny Cars as a hobby. It was what drove him. And it ended up costing him his life, writes Bill Stephens.

    Story | Conversation | June 21, 2008
  9. In a word, Mr. Versatility Jeg Coughlin Jr. is simply 'amazing'

    Bill Stephens

    Meet the A.J. Foyt of the NHRA. Give Jeg Coughlin Jr. a steering wheel, four wheels and a quarter-mile strip, then watch him go, writes Bill Stephens.

    Story | Conversation | June 18, 2008
  10. Will keeps "year of the woman racer" rolling along with Top Fuel ...

    Bill Stephens

    It never really was a question of "if" Hillary Will would win a race in the Top Fuel category. The "when" came Sunday at Topeka, where Will kept the "year of the woman racer" rolling along, writes Bill Stephens.

    Story | Conversation | June 01, 2008
  11. 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
  12. Troxel hoping Lady Luck finally headed her way

    Bill Stephens

    Lost in all the hubbub surrounding female breakout race winners Danica Patrick and Ashley Force is one Melanie Troxel, who's missing all the fun while mired in one of the worst slumps of her career, writes Bill Stephens.

    Story | Conversation | May 08, 2008
  13. Wilkerson shaking up Funny Car as class legend John Force hits be...

    Bill Stephens

    Tim Wilkerson campaigns as a single-car owner/driver in the NHRA's Funny Car class. His second win of the season at Gateway on Sunday shows he's ready to run with the "big dogs," writes Bill Stephens.

    Story | Conversation | May 04, 2008
  14. Championship contenders chasing consistency and momentum at Gatew...

    Bill Stephens

    Just how good is Ashley Force? Another victory or final-round finish this weekend at Gateway International Raceway would go a long way to establish her as a genuine championship heavyweight, writes Bill Stephens.

    Story | Conversation | May 02, 2008
  15. What's going on in Funny Car? Even the drivers are scratching the...

    Bill Stephens

    Ashley Force doesn't have a race win, but she leads the NHRA POWERade Funny Car points for the first time in her brief career. Force's perch atop the standings is just one of the 2008 head-scratchers in the upside-down world of Funny Car racing, writes Bill Stephens.

    Story | Conversation | April 17, 2008
  16. Fuller shut down again as McClenathan heats up in Top Fuel

    Bill Stephens

    Things went well for "Hot Rod" Fuller right up until the final race of 2007. Last year's Top Fuel runner-up is still looking to find that winning formula in 2008 after another first-round exit at Las Vegas, writes Bill Stephens.

    Story | Conversation | April 14, 2008