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NHRA’s Western Swing Is on, Sweep Is Often off

NHRA's infamous Western Swing fires up this weekend. The grueling back-to-back drag races in Denver, Seattle, and Sonoma have been tough in the past because of changes in weather and altitude conditions. This year even the order of the tracks changed.  What hasn’t changed is the probability of a three-race sweep. Only two racers in drag racing history have swept the Swing, Top Fuel Dragster driver Tony Schumacher and Pro Stock Car driver Greg Anderson. "They've mixed up the order of the Swing and have us starting in Seattle and finishing in Denver this year," said Coughlin, the driver of the Chevrolet Cobalt. "It makes for an interesting transition. Instead of going from the heat and humidity of Norwalk to the ...

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