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DAILY FANTASY SPORTS ARRIVES IN NHRA DRAG RACING WITH RACEDAYSCORE.COM

Football season may be over but racing has just begun and NHRA fans can now participate in daily fantasy sports with RaceDayScore.com, an exciting new website that's sure to pump a healthy dose of nitro into the drag racing scene. 

The fantasy season starts now -- just in time for this weekend's big race in Pomona, Calif. And since it's a daily fantasy game, fans have the opportunity to draft new drivers each week.

"The launch of RaceDayScore.com has been several years in the making and is making its debut at the perfect time as the NHRA season enters a new era with live programming on Fox Sports 1," creator Seth Angel said. "Every major league sport in the world today, including NASCAR, offers a fantasy gaming option as part of their digital menu to fans, which was the catalyst for me to design, build and launch a fantasy gaming solution for professional NHRA Drag Racing."

A NEW ERA BEGINS WITH A SCOOPLESS CAMARO SS

Not many things surprise National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) Pro Stock veteran Greg Anderson. But something definitely was amiss last month when the Summit Racing Equipment Chevrolet Camaro SS rolled to the stage beams for the first time during testing in Bradenton, Florida.
 
“I said to myself, ‘Did they move the ‘Christmas Tree’ back 20 feet at the track? Is somebody playing a joke on me?’ Then it hit me that I wasn’t looking around the hood scoop.’’

SNAKE TELLS NBC SPORTS DETAILS OF STEWART’S ATV ACCIDENT

While the NASCAR world is abuzz about Tony Stewart’s back injury that will keep him out of at least the first part of the 2016 Sprint Cup Series season, one of the drag-racing world’s legends happened to be a key part of the story.

In Jerry Bonkowski’s Feb. 4 article for NBC Sports, Don “The Snake” Prudhomme shared what happened when he and Stewart were riding all-terrain vehicles along with equally high-profile motorsports personalities Jeff Gordon, Ray Evernham, Greg Biffle, and Rusty Wallace and car collector Ron Pratte last Sunday in the Southern California desert.

AUSSIE TD RACER O'ROURKE BEATS RECORD-SETTING RUN IN WESTERNATS FINAL ROUND

 
The Pro Slammer king, John Zappia may set a new national record at the Perth Motorplex over the weekend, but Grant O’Rourke was ultimately crowned the Home Group WA Westernationals champion.  

 

Zappia had earlier made 400 Thunder history by posting the quickest ever pass in class history, a stunning – a 5.683-second run at 408.39km/h from his Fuchs Holden Monaro.

 

But the hometown hero’s run at the Westernationals title came to a sudden halt on the startline of the final round with a broken valve, leaving O’Rourke unchallenged in taking a popular win with a 5.942-sec/394.94km/h pass.

CELEBRATION OF LIFE FOR TIM HYATT EVENT

HEAD INKS TW0-RACE DEAL WITH WESTERN SALES MANAGEMENT AUCTIONEERS

Chad Head will represent Western Sales Management Auctioneers [WSM] during the first two events of the 2016 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series. Starting at the Circle K NHRA Winternationals this weekend in Pomona, Ca., and continuing the through the CARQUEST Auto Parts NHRA Nationals, Feb. 26 - 28, outside of Phoenix, the Head Incorporated/Red Line Oil Toyota fuel Funny Car will be branded in WSM's livery of green, yellow, and black.

Head said the relationship with WSM Auctioneers has been a win-win for both parties.

MIKE DUNN BECOMES SECOND FORMER NITRO RACER SINCE BILLY MEYER TO LEAD IHRA

 

For the second time since 1988, the International Hot Rod Association will be led by a former nitro racer. On February 2, 2016, Mike Dunn was officially named as President of the 45-year-old sanctioning body by IRG Sports + Entertainment

Dunn joins the IHRA after spending the last 14 years as the color commentator for NHRA's broadcasts on ESPN.

GOLDEN GREEK’S GRANDAUGHTER TO RACE A-FUEL DRAGSTER AT WINTERNATIONALS

For the last month, Krista Baldwin has had a hard time sleeping.

That’s because that’s when she found out she would realize a life-long dream getting to drive an A-Fuel dragster at the Winternationals.

VETERAN PS DRIVER MORGAN ADDRESSES HIS 2016 PLANS

Veteran NHRA Pro Stock driver Larry Morgan has been a mainstay at the Winternationals since 1984.

That streak is in jeopardy with the 2016 Winternationals approaching Feb. 11-14 in Pomona, Calif.

DeJORIA ENTERED IN HER MILESTONE 100TH FUNNY CAR RACE

About a decade ago, Alexis DeJoria eliminated Shawn Langdon in their NHRA Super Comp semifinal match-up at Fontana, Calif. As they stood there at the top end of the track, reviewing their E.T. slips, Langdon looked up and over at DeJoria, puzzled, and asked, “Where’d you come from?”

Recalling the moment Monday, DeJoria laughed a carefree laugh. She said, “It was like, ‘How are you just coming in here and winning all of a sudden? Where did you come from? I’ve never even heard of you before.’ He was p----d, but he was also joking around, like, ‘Uhh – what just happened? I can’t believe you just beat me.’

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