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NHRA’s Laughlin says he was forced to take down post; no call outs/grudge races

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

NHRA Top Fuel Dragster driver Alex Laughlin could have been at the Heartland Nationals in Topeka, Kansas. Instead, he’s in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Laughlin had posted on Facebook that he was going to have a grudge race with Jim Howe. However, Pilgrim Studios or someone with the production company told him to remove the post.

Alex Laughlin’s response to being told no callouts or grudge racing (Photo by Alex Laughlin/Facebook)

Howe’s Odom Racing teammate John Odom was supposed to face NHRA Pro Stock driver Marty Robertson. This was supposed to be for $10,000.

“I’ve got folks asking why I took my post down about the Callouts,” Laughlin said in a Facebook post. “All I can say is I was asked to do so and now I’m not going to be allowed to take or accept callouts from anyone. So with that, you now know as much as I do about it. What are your thoughts on this? #npk #streetoutlawsnoprepkings #noprepracing #noprep”

A producer for the show named Mike has passed away sometime before the race. The drivers have made posts about his passing.

This is the second time that a driver attending a Street Outlaws No Prep Kings event was instructed to take down a post. Back in May, Justin Swanstrom was told to remove a video when new Maple Grove Raceway owner Kenny Koretsky got into a confrontation with him following his accident.

Koretsky was more concerned with the concrete barriers than the drivers safety. It was a very bad look for the new track owner, who used to race himself.

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Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso III is the Publisher of The Capital Sports Report. He has been in the Journalism field since August 2002. Since that time, Mr. Caruso has covered many marquee events. This includes 13 Heisman Trophy ceremonies, 2 Little World Series events, and one Army-Navy College Football game.
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