On this episode of the NHRA Insider podcast, host Brian Lohnes is joined by NHRA on FOX analyst Tony Pedregon to talk about the first two races of the 2023 NHRA Countdown to the Championship and preview the upcoming third race at Worldwide Technology Raceway this weekend. The NHRA Midwest Nationals will mark the halfway point in the playoffs and will present the most clear picture yet about who can actually hoist a championship trophy at the end of the year.
The guys get into everything from the lanes in Charlotte to the chances that some teams have to employ strategy to win, to the racers who are in "must win" situations to keep their hopes alive this week. Can and will Matt Hartford maintain his slim Pro Stock lead? Can Bob Tasca III actually continue to stand in the ring with Robert Hight, Matt Hagan, and Ron Capps? Will Doug Kalitta actually win three races in a row? Will Gaige Herrera be thwarted by more Matt Smith moves?
All this and more on this show!