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.
The past three Funny Car titles have been a veritable free-for-all, with the winners being declared only after the climactic moments of the season's final race. 2008 will be no different, writes Bill Stephens.
All Tony Pedregon needed to all but wrap up his second NHRA POWERade Funny Car title was to make Sunday's round of eliminations. He did -- barely. But the 43rd annual Auto Club Nationals in Pomona, Calif., is far from over.
The NHRA POWERade event in Joliet, Ill., had some familiar faces in the winner's circle, But it had been awhile since Larry Dixon, Gary Scelzi, Jeg Coughlin Jr. and Andrew Hines had tasted victory, writes Bill Stephens.
His name does not pepper drag racing record books, but Jack Muldowney, who died last week at 70, had a major impact on the sport. He was the man behind the woman -- ex-wife Shirley Muldowney -- who shattered the gender barrier, writes Bill Stephens.