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Should NHRA Have Uniform Standard For Its National-Event Tracks?

Rather than beat a dead horse regarding the Charlotte facility and it's troubles last month, the suggestion here is to use this incident as a trigger for a discussion about the quality of its venues. Read More

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Wolf’s Word: The Drag Race Where Nothing Seemed Impossible

Those who were there will be telling of the epic Outlaw Pro Mod battle at the Street Car Super Nationals St. Louis for years to come, but what does it all mean to the sport of drag racing? Read More

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Question Of The Week: What Will Be The Winning ET At Drag Week 2014?

Who will win the Unlimited class at Drag Week this year, and what will their winning elapsed time be? Do you think we'll see anyone dip into the 6.30's or 40's? Read More

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Wolf’s Word: Thoughts And Ramblings – Part Deux

As promised, this month’s Wolf’s Word is the second of a two-part look at the unscientific, uncalculated thoughts of your Editor on a range of topics concerning every corner of the sport of drag racing. Read More

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Question Of The Week: Who’s Gonna’ Sponsor John Force?

As John Force's run with Castrol and Ford draw to a close later this year, speculation continues about who will fill their place. We want to know: who do you think will sponsor 'the champ'? Read More

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Question Of The Week: Radials Or 10.5’s First To the 3’s?

The race to the threes is most certainly on, but which tire will get there first: the 315 radial tire 'Radial vs The World' cars or Outlaw 10.5? Read More

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Susan Wade: NHRA Needs To Make Hard Budgeting Decisions

If American auto racing can’t make significant progress on the revenue-stream front, then all sanctions are forced to concentrate on the cost-cutting end. And that’s a pressing need for the NHRA. Read More

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Wolf’s Word: Thoughts And Ramblings About The Sport Of Drag Racing

The first installment of our thoughts and ramblings on how to improve the spectator and racing experience of drag racing, from the NHRA to the local bracket racing arenas. Read More

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Wolf’s Word: It’s The Racers Who Are This Sport’s True Leaders

Only a racer knows best what our sport needs to thrive, and we're fortunate to be surrounded by leaders with the wherewithal and the resources to take command and make things happen. Read More

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Question Of The Week: Has The Purity Of Radial Tire Cars Been Lost?

After Jamie Hancock's monster run at Shadyside Dragway last weekend, will Radial Vs. World become a haven for Pro Mods? Check out Dragzine's Question of the Week! Read More

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Question Of The Week: Does The 100th Female NHRA Win Really Matter?

With female drivers proving themselves as established and capable as their male counterparts, does the impending 100th NHRA professional victory really matter, or is it just a number? Read More

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Question Of The Week: Are There Too Many 67-69 Camaros In Pro Mod?

The 1967-69 Chevrolet Camaros make great-looking race cars that are certainly sleek in their performance, but would you say there are (and have been) too many of them over the last decade? Read More

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Wolf’s Word: Be Gone Polar Vortex – It’s Time To Go Racing!

It’s only the beginning of March, and already the new racing season has presented us with a year’s worth of exciting moments that have only served to lay the groundwork for all that lies ahead. Read More

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Question Of The Week: Is Drag Racing A Better Show At Night?

What's your opinion: Is drag racing a better show at night, under the lights, when the race track is cool, ripe for big speeds and elapsed times, and there’s an undeniable electricity in the air? Read More

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Wolf’s Word: It’s Time Drag Racing Rocked The Boat

No doubt there a lot of ideas out there regarding the right of the proverbial ship, some good and some bad, but there are also a lot of misconceptions thrown around. So what does drag racing really need? Read More

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Susan Wade: The NHRA Could Use A Little Brainstorming

The creative, spontaneous problem-solving process is a practice in genuinely inventive, imaginative businesses. The National Hot Rod Association is another matter, says veteran journalist Susan Wade. Read More

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