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  1. Neff's inclusion in Countdown gives JFR four cars in POWERade pla...

    Bill Stephens

    Mike Neff can cross one goal off his to-do list: advancing to the NHRA's Countdown to 1. Can his first victory -- and perhaps even a Funny Car title -- be too far behind?

    Story | Conversation | August 19, 2008
  2. 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
  3. Brotherly love, mutual respect fuel Tony and Cruz Pedregon

    Bill Stephens

    Brother acts in motorsports run rampant in pits and paddocks the world over. So what makes the partnership between Tony and Cruz Pedregon so special? Ask Bill Stephens.

    Story | Conversation | December 13, 2007
  4. Todd's emergence shaking up Top Fuel ranks

    Bill Stephens

    J.R. Todd has burst on the scene as a rookie this season and he definitely has the team, tools and talent to win, writes Bill Stephens.

    Story | Conversation | August 07, 2006
  5. Stevens has career back on track

    Bill Stephens

    He's known as "The Kid," but Richie Stevens Jr. has seen plenty of highs and lows in a drag racing career that's still taking flight.

    Story | Conversation | October 29, 2005
  6. Late grandfather was Bernstein's biggest fan

    Bill Stephens

    As Brandon Bernstein races near his family's home this weekend, he'll be remembering how mich his late grandfather meant to him.

    Story | Conversation | October 07, 2005
  7. Worsham sneaks up on Funny Car field

    Bill Stephens

    Del Worsham has been slumping of late, but his Skoal Showdown win at Indy spoke volumes about the caliber of his team.

    Story | Conversation | September 04, 2005
  8. Brothers chasing second championship

    Bill Stephens

    Both Cruz and Tony Pedregon have won NHRA titles. The results have been there lately, but the brothers are willing to stay the course.

    Story | Conversation | July 23, 2005
  9. Hight emerging as Funny Car force

    Bill Stephens

    Despite having never raced at the track, rookie Robert Hight left Bandimere Speedway with his second Funny Car win and the points lead.

    Story | Conversation | July 17, 2005
  10. Second half offers Medlen fresh start

    Bill Stephens

    After an exceptional rookie campaign, Eric Medlen has struggled in '05. But that doesn't mean he buys into the sophomore jinx.

    Story | Conversation | July 15, 2005
  11. Hight's first pole a boon for Force

    Bill Stephens

    John Force isn't afraid to take unproven young talent and give them rides. Robert Hight's the latest.

    Story | Conversation | March 20, 2005
  12. Enders, 21, walks away from crash

    Bill Stephens

    Erica Enders had her Chevy Cavalier dragster flip onto its roof and slide in a scary test crash Thursday in Florida.

    Story | Conversation | December 17, 2004
  13. Line's rookie year simply tops

    Bill Stephens

    Three deserving candidates are up for NHRA rookie of the year. But Jason Line should win.

    Story | Conversation | October 16, 2004
  14. NHRA Indy event chock full of versatility

    Bill Stephens

    Likely NHRA rookie of the year Jason Line will be in Randy Hopkins' SS/AA Dodge Dart when the Hemi Challenge revs up Friday.

    Story | Conversation | August 30, 2004
  15. Medlen's win boosts Team Force

    Bill Stephens

    John Force had reason to celebrate when his rookie driver, Eric Medlen, won his first career Funny Car title.

    Story | Conversation | August 17, 2004
  16. This rookie's got spark

    Bill Stephens

    Morgan Lucas is getting a lot of hype in the Top Fuel ranks. The rookie showed why in a strong opening.

    Story | Conversation | August 14, 2004