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Kalitta's yearlong tumble still a baffling mystery

What's wrong with Doug Kalitta? Ever since Tony Schumacher "stole" the Top Fuel title from him at Pomona in 2006, Kalitta just hasn't been the same, writes Bill Stephens.

Updated: April 2, 2008, 12:18 PM ET
By Bill Stephens | ESPN.com

What has happened to Doug Kalitta?

Few drag racing fans will ever forget one of the most frequently played pieces of videotape ever shown by ESPN2 from the 2006 Auto Club Finals in Pomona, Calif. It was there in the final round of Top Fuel eliminator where Tony Schumacher pulled off the near impossible by setting a new national record in his final-round victory over Melanie Troxel and slipping past Kalitta by 14 points for the '06 POWERade championship.

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