NHRA Driver
Greg Anderson
Anderson
  • Date of birth:
    March 14, 1961
  • Hometown:
    Duluth, Minn.
  • Sponsor/Car:
    Summit Racing Equipment Chevy Camaro
  • Crew Chief:
    Rob Downing/Tim Freeman
  • Career Wins: 74
    PS: 74
  • Career Final Rounds: 113
    PS: 113
  • Career Best E.T.:
    6.487
  • Career Best Speed:
    213.74
Career Highlights
  • 2013: Finished eighth in the Mello Yello Drag Racing Series points standings; Earned runner-up finish at Chicago and reached 10 semifinal appearances
  • 2012: Finished fifth in the Mello Yello Drag Racing Series points standings; won the 3rd annual NHRA Four-Wide Nationals in Charlotte for the first time; finished the season with four wins (Pomona 1, Charlotte 1, Atlanta, Englishtown) and reached nine final-round appearances; established career-best elapsed time (Reading) and career-best speed (Charlotte)
  • 2011: Finished in Full Throttle Series top three for 10th consecutive year; won K&N Horsepower
    Challenge bonus event for the fourth time; won the Mac Tools U.S. Nationals for the sixth time; finished the season with five wins; extended his season winning streak to 11 consecutive with
    at least one win, the longest among active drivers
  • 2010: Won his fourth NHRA Full Throttle Series championship (2003-05, '10); Won K&N  Horsepower Challenge bonus event; Finished in Full Throttle Series top three for ninth consecutive time; Won three of six races in the Countdown to emerge from fourth-place finish in regular season; Maintained NHRA-best .729 winning percentage (among active drivers); Was a perfect 6-0 in races decided by red-lights; Took over points lead with win at Reading and never relinquished it; Extended his season winning streak to 10 consecutive with at least one win, the longest among active drivers
  • 2009: Finished in Full Throttle Series top three for eighth consecutive time; Won his “home” race at Brainerd for the second time; Finished runner-up in the K&N Horsepower Challenge bonus race; Became sixth NHRA driver to reach 60 career wins; Extended his season winning streak to nine consecutive with at least one win, the longest currently active streak
  • 2008: Finished in Full Throttle Series top three for seventh consecutive time; earned victories at Pomona 1 and Pomona 2; runner-up in the NHRA K&N Horsepower Challenge
  • 2007: Competed in inaugural Countdown to 4 and Countdown to 1; Finished in POWERade Series top three for sixth consecutive time; Earned 50th consecutive career win; Passed Joe Amato for fifth place on career No. 1 qualifiers; Established national record for time (6.536)
  • 2006: Finished in the POWERade Series top three for the fifth consecutive time; Passed the 300 mark for career round wins (305); Earned four victories in seven final-round appearances including the prestigious U.S. Nationals; Qualified No.1 at 11 events; Clocked first 6.5-second run in history at Richmond.
  • 2005: Clinched his third consecutive Pro Stock world championship; Earned eight victories in 11 final-round appearances; Clocked national record performances for elapsed time (6.633 seconds) and speed (208.23 mph) at Gainesville, Fla.; Was the No. 1 qualifier at seven events
  • 2004: Earned his second consecutive NHRA POWERade Pro Stock world championship; Claimed an NHRA record 15 event victories; Earned the most No. 1 qualifying awards in one season (16) in NHRA history; Set the national record for time and speed (Chicago 2); Recorded the most elimination round wins in NHRA history (76); Appeared in the most final rounds in one season in NHRA history (19); Moved into the No. 4 spot on all-time win list in Pro Stock history; Earned the Pro Stock championship by the largest margin of victory in history (742 points); Moved from 29th to 13th place on the all-time Pro Stock wins list; Set 20 track records; Has been the Pro Stock points leader since Columbus 2003; Earned third Mac Tools U.S. Nationals victory; Won the King Demon Crown bonus event worth $50,000 – also won Topeka, earning the double-up bonus from NHRA worth an additional $25,000; Voted national motorsports Driver of the Year in balloting by nationwide motorsports media
  • 2003: Earned his first NHRA POWERade Pro Stock championship; won a Pro Stock record 12 events; earned an NHRA record 67 round wins; set the national record for time and speed; recorded 19 track records; earned 14 No. 1 qualifying spots; was one of only two Pro Stock drivers to qualify for all 23 national events
  • 2002: Earned two victories and two No. 1 qualifying spots in his first full season of racing
  • 2001: Won first career NHRA national event (Bristol); Recorded first career No. 1 qualifying position (Atlanta); Won at Indianapolis
  • 2000: Recorded the best average reaction time in Pro Stock, 0.435-of-a-second
  • 1999: Became seventh member of the Speed Pro 200-mph Pro Stock Club with a 200.11-mph pass (Richmond)
  • 1998: Began Pro Stock driving career

Personal
  • Wife: Kimberly
  • Daughter: Brittany; Son: Cody
  • Height/weight: 5' 11", 190 lbs.
  • Hobbies: Golf; boating; watching football, basketball and hockey
  • Notable: Served as a crew member and crew chief for Warren Johnson during four of Johnson’s six NHRA Mello
    Yello Pro Stock world championships; 2004 Speed Channel Driver of the Year, one of only three drag racers to
    earn the honor; Shares all-time NHRA record for most wins in a season at 15 with Tony Schumacher.

 
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