Mar. 06, 2015

Getting Social

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NHRA's drivers are big into social media, including Twitter and Facebook, where they keep fans abreast of their latest appearances and shenanigans. In this regular Bits from the Pits feature, we'll take a look at some of the most interesting, recent photos, tweets, and posts shared by some of the drivers and teams. Following are some of the highlights from the past couple of weeks.

MGM Grand Detroit will return for the second consecutive year as the title sponsor of Gutierrez Brothers Racing. The Berkley, Mich.-based NHRA Top Alcohol Dragster team made up of Phillip (Phil) and John Paul (JP) Gutierrez will appear at regional and national races and select events in Detroit.

Jim Dunn Racing Funny Car driver John Hale will switch gears this weekend at the Good Vibrations March Meet at Auto Club Famoso Raceway in Bakersfield when he pilots his One Bad Texan Nostalgia Funny Car.

Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park hosted the first of six events in the NHRA Pacific Division. Following are quick results from the event.

Veteran crew chief Jason McCulloch is joining Bob Vandergriff Racing, where he will be assistant crew chief on Dave Connolly’s C&J Energy Services dragster with Kurt Elliott.

The editors of National Dragster are preparing for the annual Readers Choice issue. Each year, the staff offers its loyal readers the opportunity to suggest story ideas for this annual keepsake and then selects the best of the best to research and publish in this special edition.

The battle for the Automobile Club of Southern California Road to the Future Award continued in Phoenix with candidates Jenna Haddock (Top Fuel), John Hale (Funny Car), Drew Skillman (Pro Stock), and Jeff Isbell (Pro Stock) all in attendance. Funny Car rookie John Bojec is expected to make his 2015 debut in Charlotte. The prestigous award is determined by a vote of leading motorsports journalists.

Auto-Plus Raceway at Gainesville hosted the second of seven events in the NHRA Southeast Division.  The NHRA Southeast Division racers return to Auto-Plus Raceway at Gainesville, March 6-8.

Here’s a quick look at what some of the top drivers of the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series were saying as the tour heads this weekend to Phoenix for the CARQUEST Auto Parts NHRA Nationals.

The NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series moves this weekend to Phoenix for the CARQUEST Auto Parts NHRA Nationals. The event has been a mainstay on the tour for decades, but how's your knowledge of its history? Take our quiz and find out.

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