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The battle for the Automobile Club of Southern California Road to the Future Award heated up in Charlotte when Jimmy Alund reached the final round of Pro Stock and Chaz Kennedy scored a round win in Pro Stock Motorcycle. Here is a capsule look at the candidates' seasons to date.

This weekend's NHRA Four-Wide Nationals is clearly unlike any other drag race on the schedule, requiring its own mental preparation and game plans. Here's a look at what some of the Mello Yello drivers were thinking as they approach the spectacle of four-wide competition.

Apr. 10, 2014

NHRA Birthdays This Week

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NHRA birthdays for the week ending Sunday, April 13 — including Bob Gilbertson.

Apr. 09, 2014

Tricky Tipster: Charlotte

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For more than five decades, the National Dragster staff has tested its prognosticating skills prior to each national event, putting odds on the top-eight racers it thinks have the best shot at victory in Tricky Tipster. This week, Tricky Tipster handicaps the NHRA Four-Wide Nationals.

Apr. 08, 2014

Racing Calendar

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Here are some of the events happening at NHRA member tracks from April 11-25.

Ford Racing ups the ante for NHRA Stock and Super Stock contingency postings for the 2014 season and includes payouts for championships and popular NHRA Factory Stock Showdown events.

Here's the first look at V. Gaines' new Kendall Motor Oil Dodge Dart Pro Stocker, which was built in-house at Lazarus Race Cars, one of Gaines' many companies, in Lakewood, Colo.

The Northeast Division kicked off its 2014 NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series with the Power in the Park event at Virginia Motorsports Park in Dinwiddie, Va. The event was also an East Region event for competitors in Top Alcohol Dragster and Top Alcohol Funny Car. Complete results will be in a future issue of National Dragster.

Pro Stock Motorcycle rider Angie Smith will compete in next week's NHRA Four-Wide Nationals with the backing from Kandy Magazine.

From John Force to Don Prudhomme and others in-between, finding and restoring their old race cars is the new "in" thing for heroes of our sport. Don Schumacher has certainly owned quite a few cars in his long career in the sport, but today's mega-team owner is only interested in finding one of them.

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