Alexis DeJoria won in Funny Car for the second time this season to move into third place in the standings, and Tony Schumacher captured the Top Fuel title for his record-setting eighth victory Sunday at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
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Courtney Force and Graham Rahal are auto racing’s newest, fastest couple on eight wheels. They have overtaken NASCAR’s Danica Patrick and Ricky Stenhouse, at least based on career victories.
Jimmy Alund commutes from his home in Sweden to take the place of Pro Stock champion Greg Anderson, who is recovering from heart surgery. Alund, a champion in Europe, would like a permanent NHRA seat in the U.S.
He has won 41 races in drag racing’s Nitro classes, and no driver has won as many events in Las Vegas as Ron Capps. He has won five times here: once in spring, four times in fall.
Tony Schumacher needs a spark, and he’s come the right place.
Alexis DeJoria recently picked up her first career NHRA victory, continuing the difficult climb. DeJoria, whose father co-created Paul Mitchell hair products, chose the tougher route rather than the easy way.
Drag racing is a family affair for Matt Smith. His father raced. Smith met his wife, Angie, while competing against her. It’s in his DNA.
In the world of major-league drag racing, three top women in this weekend’s National Hot Rod Association event in Las Vegas have forged unique marketing strategies and branding images to compete both on the track and in the high-stakes off-speedway competition for sponsors and fans.
This weekend, Qatar could find itself in the headlines when Shawn Langdon and the Al-Anabi Racing team try to clinch the Top Fuel season title at the NHRA Nationals at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
Crew chiefs and coaches have been warned.