NHRA's drivers are big into social media, including Twitter and Facebook, where they keep fans abreast of their latest appearances and shenanigans. Each week, we'll take a look at some of the most interesting, recent photos, tweets, and Facebook posts shared by some of the drivers and teams.
While we can't confirm — nor deny either — that Chris McGaha had it right when he told us earlier this year that everybody was waiting for him to fail in Pomona, there were likely some 'I told you so' comments murmured in the pits when he qualified 11th and lost in the first round at the Winternationals.
Blake Alexander will return to the seat of Paul Smith's Dodge Charger Funny Car with the duo making their 2014 debut at the Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals. Buoyed by the support of longtime associate sponsors such as Monroe Shocks & Struts, Alexander will also compete at the NHRA Four-Wide Nationals. The 25-year-old college graduate's schedule is fluid beyond that while he seeks a major sponsor to support his efforts.
Tony Schumacher's final-round pass at the 2006 Auto Club NHRA Finals is one of, if not the greatest run in NHRA history, so much so that is now simply referred to as "The Run." Schumacher himself ranks it as his biggest accomplishment, but he also had an interesting take on the circumstances that led up to the iconic run when I spoke with him for a feature story for the March 14 issue.
The famous Muldowney surname has been absent from the racetrack for more than a decade, but it will be back in 2014 when John Muldowney, son of the three-time NHRA Top Fuel champ Shirley Muldowney, begins spinning wrenches for Michigan-based Alcohol Funny Car racer Bob Thomas.