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Line rides early hot streak in Pro Stock

Jason Line has been a pain in the back to teammate Greg Anderson this season, and Anderson is loving it. "He's been cheating," Anderson said jokingly Thursday. "Doesn't he know he shouldn't beat the boss?" Anderson, the reigning and four-time NHRA...

Firsts keep coming for Enders

Erica Enders is close to becoming the first woman to win an NHRA Pro Stock title. She already is the first to advance to a final round and the first to win a top qualifying position in the professional drag racing category. The 27-year-old Houston...

Dragstrips in Southern Nevada

1. 1953-54: Vegas Valley Drive and Decatur Boulevard. 2. 1954-56: Vegas Drive; conducted races on site that is now Las Vegas Municipal Golf Course. 3. Late 1950s: Las Vegas Drag Strip; main runway of Sky Corral Airport, just west of current site of...

NHRA Weekend Schedule

WHAT: 12th annual SummitRacing.com NHRA Nationals; third of 22 stops on the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series tour WHEN: Friday-Sunday WHERE: Las Vegas Motor Speedway dragstrip TICKETS: $32-$65 INFO: lvms.com, nhra.com SCHEDULE: FRIDAY 7:30 a.m...

NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series Statistics

NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series (Points after 2 events; wins in parenthesis) TOP FUEL 1. Del Worsham (1) 186 2. Tony Schumacher 162 3. Shawn Langdon 148 4. Larry Dixon 147 4. Morgan Lucas (1) 147 6. Antron Brown 141 7. Spencer Massey 136 8...

NHRA fan-friendly in variety of ways

This weekend's visit by the NHRA's professional tour offers something that NASCAR'S visit earlier this month didn't. Both types of racing are speed contests with pageantry and thrills, but the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series offers much more...

NHRA divisional event kicks off today at LVMS

A motor sports tripleheader in Southern Nevada starts today with an NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series divisional race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, with nearly 500 teams expected to compete in the three-day event. Competition includes Top Alcohol...

Ash's absence throws open Super Late Model class

Super Late Model drivers will be glad to know Dustin Ash won't be defending his season championship in the NASCAR All-American Series, which opens Saturday night at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Ash, 22, has won the division title at the Bullring two of...

Respect mutual between racing fraternities

Work began early Wednesday because I couldn't miss a national teleconference with Kurt Busch at 8 a.m. and the opportunity to ask about his professional drag racing debut. The audio gathering was courtesy of NASCAR. I was a bit uncomfortable...

Kurt Busch bungles badly in drag-racing debut

GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Kurt Busch expected a "full dose of humble pie" during his professional drag-racing debut. He got something way worse. Busch botched both qualifying passes Friday at the NHRA Gatornationals, leaving him little room for error...

Kurt Busch ready for his NHRA debut

Kurt Busch is not the first NASCAR champion to become a professional drag racer. When Busch opens Pro Stock qualifying today in the NHRA Gatornationals at Gainesville, Fla., he will join the ranks of Richard Petty and David Pearson as NASCAR stars...