NHRA: Connolly to Aid Gray in Quest for Countdown During Atlanta’s Southern Nationals

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ATLANTA — official team release — Gray Motorsports photo — Having lost his NHRA Top Fuel ride with Bob Vandergriff Racing in early April, Dave Connolly will assist his friend Shane Gray with the performance of the Valvoline/Nova Services Chevrolet Camaro this weekend at Atlanta Dragway, returning to the Pro Stock category — where he is a 26-time winner — …

NHRA: Shane Gray Set for Big Pro Stock Return in Gainesville; 47th Annual Gatornationals on Tap

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GAINESVILLE, Fla. — official team release — Gray Motorsports photo — Pro Stock driver Shane Gray and his veteran crew have been “testing the wheels off” their sleek Valvoline/Nova Services Chevrolet Camaro since the season-opening NHRA Winternationals, and the team is more than ready to have a big showing this weekend at Gainesville Raceway for the 47th annual Amalie Motor …

NHRA: Valvoline Extends Sponsorship of Pro Stock Competitor Shane Gray for 2016 Season

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DENVER, N.C. — official team release — Gray Motorsports photo — Valvoline will continue to sponsor Gray Motorsports and Pro Stock racer Shane Gray in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series. Valvoline is a business unit of Ashland Inc., a global leader in providing specialty chemical products, services, and solutions that meet customers’ needs throughout a variety of industries …

NHRA: Shane Gray Primed to Defend Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals Title at Indianapolis

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INDIANAPOLIS – official series release — NHRA photo — Pro Stock driver Shane Gray is grateful for each of his four career NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series wins and has a particular place for each Wally. But the trophy he won at last year’s Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals, the world’s most prestigious drag race, seems to get a little …

NHRA: Kalitta, Johnson, Gray and Arana Jr. Lead Opening Day Qualifying at Pomona

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POMONA, Calif. — official release — NHRA photo — Doug Kalitta raced to the qualifying lead in Top Fuel Friday at the 50th annual Auto Club NHRA Finals at historic Auto Club Raceway at Pomona. Tommy Johnson Jr. (Funny Car), Shane Gray (Pro Stock), and Hector Arana Jr. (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also were qualifying leaders at the final race of …

NHRA: Courtney Force, Todd, Gray and Krawiec Earn No. 1 Qualifiers in Dallas

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ENNIS, Texas – official release — NHRA photo — Courtney Force earned her fourth No. 1 qualifying position of the season Saturday at the AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals following her track record setting performance on Friday. J.R. Todd (Top Fuel), Shane Gray (Pro Stock), and Eddie Krawiec (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also will lead their categories into Sunday’s 11 a.m. eliminations …

NHRA: DSR Double; Schumacher and Hagan Sweep Nitro Categories in Delayed Carolina Nationals

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ENNIS, Texas – official release — NHRA photo — Don Schumacher Racing swept the nitro categories as Tony Schumacher (Top Fuel) and Matt Hagan (Funny Car) took home titles in the delayed Pep Boys NHRA Carolina Nationals Saturday at Texas Motorplex. Jonathan Gray (Pro Stock) and Eddie Krawiec (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also were winners in their respective categories at the …

NHRA: Courtney Force Shatters Track Records in Dallas; Todd, Gray and Arana Jr. Also Lead Qualifying Fields

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ENNIS, Texas – official release — NHRA photo — Courtney Force raced to the Funny Car qualifying lead Friday at the AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals with a track record performance at Texas Motorplex. J.R. Todd (Top Fuel), Shane Gray (Pro Stock) and Hector Arana Jr. (Pro Stock Motorcycle) led their respective categories during round two of the NHRA Mello Yello …

NHRA: First-Time Champions Headline U.S. Nationals; DeJoria, Crampton, Gray and Krawiec Pick Up Wallys

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INDIANAPOLIS — official release — NHRA photo — Alexis DeJoria raced past 16-time Funny Car world champ John Force Monday to win the 60th annual Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals, the world’s most prestigious drag race. Richie Crampton (Top Fuel), Shane Gray (Pro Stock), and Eddie Krawiec (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also were first-time winners at the tradition-rich NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing …

NHRA: Schumacher, Gray and Nobile Lock Up Countdown Berths in Seattle

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SEATTLE, Wash. — official release — NHRA photo — Tony Schumacher, Shane Gray, and Vincent Nobile locked up their berths in NHRA’s Countdown to the Championship playoffs thanks to their efforts at the O’Reilly Auto Parts NHRA Northwest Nationals presented by Super Start Batteries. Schumacher clinched as the result of his second-round victory; Gray and Nobile punched their tickets in qualifying. …

NHRA: Brown, Hight, Gray and Krawiec Lead Final New England Fields

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EPPING, N.H. – official release — NHRA photo — Antron Brown will lead the Top Fuel category from the No. 1 qualifying position in Sunday’s eliminations at the Auto-Plus NHRA New England Nationals. Robert Hight (Funny Car), Shane Gray (Pro Stock) and Eddie Krawiec (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also claimed No. 1 qualifying positions and will lead their respective classes into …

NHRA: Robert Hight Scorches New England Dragway; All Eight Track Records Broken as Brown, Gray and Arana Jr. Also Lead Fields

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EPPING, N.H. – Robert Hight raced to the first three-second Funny Car run in New England Dragway history during Friday qualifying at the Auto-Plus NHRA New England Nationals. Antron Brown (Top Fuel), Shane Gray (Pro Stock) and Hector Arana Jr. (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also were qualifying leaders at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series event where all eight track …