NHRA Driver
Larry Dixon
Dixon
  • Date of birth:
    October 23, 1966
  • Hometown:
    Indianapolis
  • Sponsor/Car:
    Larry Dixon Racing
  • Crew Chief:
    TBD
  • Career Wins: 62
    TF: 62
  • Career Final Rounds: 108
    TF: 108
  • Career Best E.T.:
    3.769
  • Career Best Speed:
    324.98
Career Highlights
  • 2013: Competed in nine events during the season; Raced to three quarter-final appearances
  • 2012: Competed in a limited three race schedule for Dote Family Racing
  • 2011: Raced to two victories in four final rounds; claimed three No. 1 qualifying positions; set career bests for time and speed; was in title contention until final race of the season, ultimately posting a fourth-place points finish; posted 17th consecutive top 10 points finish (never finished outside top 10 in his career)
  • 2010: Earned his third Full Throttle Series world championship title; Won a record 12 races in 12 finals; Won prestigious Indianapolis race for the fourth time; Raced to eight No. 1 qualifying positions; In the Countdown playoffs claimed three wins and three top-qualifying efforts; His 62 round-wins in a season ties for fifth best all-time and second-best all-time in Top Fuel
  • 2009: Finished just two points behind Tony Schumacher in the race for the 2009 NHRA FTS TF championship; Posted a TF-best nine No. 1 qualifying positions, including five in a row to begin the six-race Countdown to 1; Earned five wins in nine final-round appearances; His .723 winning pct. (47-18) was second best in TF; Became just the seventh driver in NHRA history to earn 500 round-wins and by year's end he was up to 537, fifth place all-time; Moved into the Top 10 (t-9 with Jeg Coughlin) on the NHRA all-time wins list with 48; Posted his fourth second-place finish and eighth career top 3 finish (including his championships in 2002-03)
  • 2008: Won at Phoenix and Pomona 2; Posted four No. 1 qualifying positions, including three in a row at Indianapolis, Charlotte and Dallas; Was runner-up at Houston, Bristol, Topeka and Reading
  • 2007: Finished fourth in his first Countdown to the Championship berth with three wins in six final-round appearances for the season; Went 1-2 in final rounds in the playoffs with win in Dallas
  • 2006: Advanced to his only final round of the season on Father’s Day (Englishtown), but lost on that day for the first time in five consecutive seasons; Posted four semifinal appearances; Earned his 12th consecutive POWERade Series Top 10 points finish; Qualified a season-high second at four races, including the Mac Tools U.S. Nationals
  • 2005: Raced to three victories in seven final rounds; Clocked career-best elapsed time at Pomona 1; Posted three No. 1 qualifying efforts; With victory at Englishtown, won on Father’s Day for fifth consecutive time; With victory at Las Vegas 1, moved ahead of Don Garlits on all-time Top Fuel wins list; Won prestigious Mac Tools U.S. Nationals for third time; Posted 11th consecutive POWERade Series Top 10 finish; Finished second in the POWERade point standings
  • 2004: Earned two victories in three final round appearances; Posted 10th consecutive NHRA POWERade Series top 10 points finish; Tied legendary “Big Daddy” Don Garlits for third on all-time Top Fuel wins list with 35 career victories; Has the most wins among active Top Fuel drivers; Runner-up in the $100,000 Budweiser Shootout after gaining starting spot in bonus event via wild-card selection
  • 2003: Became fifth Top Fuel driver to win consecutive NHRA POWERade Top Fuel championships; became only the fourth driver in NHRA history to sweep the Western Swing; moved to fourth on Top Fuel all-time win list; clocked career-best speed which stood as national record for 15 events; won rain-delayed '02 Budweiser Shootout, which was completed at '03 season-opener
  • 2002: Earned first NHRA POWERade championship; Tied single-season Top Fuel record for victories with nine; Named Driver of the Year for the second quarter; Led point standings all season
  • 2001: Won six events in nine final round appearances; Won the Mac Tools U.S. Nationals for the second time in his career; Finished in the top 10 of the POWERade point standings for seventh consecutive season; Won the lucrative $100,000 Budweiser Shootout bonus event
  • 2000: Involved in a spectacular crash in the final at Memphis, which resulted in a disqualification; Qualified for all 23 national events
  • 1999: Became first driver to run quicker than 4.5 seconds (4.486, Houston 1)
  • 1998: Won Pomona 1, joining his father, Larry Sr. (1970), on the Top Fuel winner’s list of the event; No. 1 qualifier at Indianapolis
  • 1997: Runner-up in Budweiser Shootout from the No. 8 qualifying spot
  • 1996: Qualified for all 19 national events
  • 1995: Named NHRA Rookie of the Year; Became third rookie to win $100,000 Budweiser Shootout; Became first Top Fuel rookie to win at Indianapolis since Gary Beck in 1972; Set NHRA elapsed time record at Englishtown
  • 1994: Earned NHRA Top Fuel license with 4.76-second pass at Gainesville

Personal
  • Wife: Allison
  • Daughter: Alanna; Sons: Donovan and Darien
  • Height/weight: 5' 10", 160 lbs.
  • Hobbies: Bicycling; bracket racing
  • Notable: Spent 20 seasons with Don Prudhomme Racing as both a crew member and a driver and three
    seasons (2009-2011) with Al-Anabi Racing as a driver

 
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