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The championship fight in drag racing's premier class, top fuel, has tightened up considerably as the National Hot Rod Assn. moves to Kansas this weekend. Tony Schumacher, the record seven-time top-fuel champion, held a slim five-point lead over his...
Matt Kenseth passed his Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Kyle Busch with 13 laps to go to win his first Southern 500 on Saturday night at Darlington, S.C. Busch had the strongest car for much of the race and led for 265 of the 367 laps at Darlington Raceway....
The elite level of the National Hot Rod Assn.'s funny car drag racing is dominated by two multi-car teams, John Force Racing and Don Schumacher Racing, which have seven funny car drivers between them. But that's of no concern to one of the sport's...
NHRA drag racing is one of the few sports that's typically not shown live on television. But that will change this weekend. John Force, Tony Schumacher and the nation's other top drag racers in the NHRA's premier Mello Yello Series will be shown live on...
It's early in the season but, so far at least, drag racer Courtney Force is enjoying the exact opposite of a sophomore jinx. Force, who drives 300-mph funny cars like her legendary father, John Force, is leading the title standings after four races in...
Hot rodder Jimmy Shine's tattoo-covered arms are elbows-deep under the hood of a 1932 Ford as he adjusts the electrical wiring on a $100,000 racing engine that hasn't started in years. Before a co-worker turns the ignition, Shine glances uneasily at the...
MARYSVILLE, Calif. -- A teenage race car driver taking warm-up laps at a raceway in Northern California careened off the track and into pit row, killing a 14-year-old boy and 68-year-old man, officials said. Six or seven cars were on the track...
Courtney Force made it a banner day for women in U.S. motor racing Sunday by winning the funny car division of the NHRA Winternationals in Pomona. Hours after Danica Patrick made history by capturing the pole position for NASCAR's Daytona 500, Force...
Funny-car drag racer Courtney Force posted the fastest qualifying time heading into Sunday's final eliminations at the NHRA Winternationals in Pomona. "It's really exciting especially because it's my home track," Force, who is from Yorba Linda, said...
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Brittany Force put aside her first-day stumble and made a successful debut run in the NHRA's top-fuel division Friday in Pomona. The 26-year-old daughter of drag-racing legend John Force raced down the 1,000-foot drag strip in 3.845 seconds at a speed...
After an angry outburst led him to toss a beer at the NHRA's black-tie awards banquet last fall, drag racer Spencer Massey was fired by team owner Don Schumacher. But Massey has started anger-management counseling and Schumacher has given him a second...
Another daughter of drag-racing legend John Force will join the sport's major leagues this year. But unlike her father and two racing sisters, Brittany Force plans to drive top-fuel cars -- the fastest in the National Hot Rod Assn.'s premier Mello Yello...
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