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Kalitta keeps fighting to stay near top

Kalitta keeps fighting to stay near top

June 18th, 2015 7:39 pm by Jeff Birchfield

Doug Kalitta has never won an NHRA World Championship, but ask his peers who the top drivers are in the Top Fuel class and his name almost always comes up.

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Johnson back in the groove as he prepares for home track

Johnson back in the groove as he prepares for home track

June 18th, 2015 7:38 pm by Jeff Birchfield

After a miserable start to the drag racing season, Greeneville driver Allen Johnson is suddenly one of the hottest drivers on the NHRA tour with back-to-back final-round appearances over the last two races.

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Johnson fired up by Force comments

Johnson fired up by Force comments

June 17th, 2015 9:35 pm by Jeff Birchfield

Tommy Johnson Jr. isn't sure of the motivation behind John Force's rant following last weekend's NHRA race in New Hampshire. But Force's negative comments about Don Schumacher Racing has the Funny Car driver fired up.

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Enders ready for return  to her lucky track'

Enders ready for return to her lucky track'

June 17th, 2015 9:32 pm by Jeff Birchfield

The Thunder Valley Nationals are coming around at the right time for Erica Enders. The defending Pro Stock champion has fallen 70 points behind 4-time world champion Greg Anderson after his back-to-back wins the past two weeks on the NHRA tour.

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Todd looking to catch top runners at Thunder Valley

Todd looking to catch top runners at Thunder Valley

June 17th, 2015 9:31 pm by Jeff Birchfield

J.R. Todd is well aware of his toughest competition coming into this weekend's NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals at Bristol Dragway. In fact, it's the same teams which his team dueled with at the end of last season when he finished as the Top Fuel division r

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Defending Funny Car champ enjoys slower pace of life off the track

Defending Funny Car champ enjoys slower pace of life off the track

June 16th, 2015 8:43 pm by Jeff Birchfield

After going over 300 mph in his NHRA Funny Car, Matt Hagan likes to slow down - way down - to 6 or 7 mph on his tractor and cut hay on the 500-acre spread which he calls home in Montgomery County, Virginia.

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Old favorites come into Bristol as recent winners

Old favorites come into Bristol as recent winners

June 16th, 2015 8:42 pm by Jeff Birchfield

Three of the most successful drivers in NHRA history come into this weekend's NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals at Bristol Dragway as the most recent winners on the Mello Yello Drag Racing tour.

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Johnson City's Brown adds third XGames gold

Johnson City's Brown adds third XGames gold

June 11th, 2015 9:21 pm by Jeff Birchfield

Age is only a number for Mike Brown. The 43-year-old Johnson City rider added to his competitive legacy with his third XGames gold medal in the Enduro X competition last Friday night in Austin, Texas.

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Kingsport racers high in national rankings

Kingsport racers high in national rankings

June 9th, 2015 10:17 pm by Jeff Birchfield

Kingsport Speedway's reputation as one of the nation's best short tracks is further enhanced by the latest NASCAR Weekly All-American Series official rankings.

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