Latest issue of NHRA National Dragster now online (Vol. 58 No. 7)

NHRA National Dragster’s seventh issue of 2017, featuring an complete coverage from the Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals and more is online now for NHRA members, and it’s in the mail to homes and shops around the world.
30 Mar 2017
NHRA National Dragster staff
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Tony Schumacher on National Dragster cover
NHRA National Dragster’s seventh issue of 2017, featuring an complete coverage from the Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals and more is online now for NHRA members, and it’s in the mail to homes and shops around the world. Victories by…
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Tricky Tipster names Schumacher, Force, Line as Las Vegas favorites

Gainesville winners Tony Schumacher (Top Fuel) and John Force (Funny Car) and reigning Pro Stock world champion Jason Line are Tricky Tipster's favorites entering this weekend's Denso Spark Plugs NHRA Nationals.
30 Mar 2017
NHRA National Dragster staff
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Tony Schumacher, John Force, and Jason Line
For more than five decades, NHRA National Dragster's famed Tricky Tipster has tested his prognosticating skills prior to each national event, putting odds on the top eight racers he thinks have the best shot at victory in Tricky Tipster.…
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NHRA Today: Gladstone talks about his hot start in Gainesville and more

Pro Stock Motorcycle racer Joey Gladstone joined NHRA reporters Amanda Busick and Lewis Bloom in the Wally Parks NHRA Studio delivered by Papa John’s via Skype to talk about his results so far and plans for 2017.
30 Mar 2017
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NHRA Today™
10:15
Pro Stock Motorcycle racer Joey Gladstone joined NHRA reporters Amanda Busick and Lewis Bloom in the Wally Parks NHRA Studio delivered by Papa John’s via Skype to talk about his results so far and plans for 2017. Gladstone is a second-generation…
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Anderson focused on more Vegas success at Denso Spark Plugs NHRA Nationals

When it comes to betting favorites, it’s hard to do much better than Greg Anderson at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Anderson has posted seven victories at the facility heading into this weekend’s 18th annual Denso Spark Plugs NHRA Nationals.
30 Mar 2017
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Greg Anderson
When it comes to betting favorites, it’s hard to do much better than Greg Anderson at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. The four-time Pro Stock world champion has posted seven victories at the facility heading into this weekend’s 18th annual…
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Chosen Payments named Preferred Credit Card Processor of NHRA

29 Mar 2017
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Chosen Payments
Chosen Payments, the most trusted credit card processor in the payment processing industry, has been named as the Preferred Credit Card Processor of NHRA, it was announced today.  Chosen Payments are experts in credit card processing, check…
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Clay Millican hits The Strip hunting first victory

Millican feels his first win is right around the corner as his team enters Glitter Gulch with eight finals appearances under its belt.
29 Mar 2017
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Clay Millican
Clay Millican is still trying to chase down that elusive first NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series victory, but a new approach and a team entering its third year together has provided a recipe Millican believes will lead to a win sooner rather than…
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Defending champ DeJoria looks to overcome adversity in Las Vegas

Alexis DeJoria looks to win her first race of the 2017 season at a track she's succeeded at in the past.
29 Mar 2017
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Alexis DeJoria
If anything, Alexis DeJoria knows how to overcome adversity, which is why she is not about to let a slow start to her 2017 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season bring her down. DeJoria has suffered three straight first-round losses to open…
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WFO Radio NHRA Nitro: Denso Spark Plugs NHRA Nationals preview

28 Mar 2017
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WFO
Get ready for the Denso Spark Plugs NHRA Nationals in Las Vegas with WFO Radio. Scott Palmer, John Hale, and Justin Ashley are this week’s driver guests. Palmer gives the details of his journey to Top Fuel. John Hale talks about running a Mello…
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Schumacher and Force head to Vegas with momentum

After winning at Gainesville both Tony Schumacher and John Force head to Las Vegas with momentum on their side. Indianapolis bureau chief John Kernan stopped by the DSR and JFR shops to see how they plan to keep that momentum rolling.
28 Mar 2017
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NHRA Today™
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After winning at Gainesville both Tony Schumacher and John Force head to Las Vegas with momentum on their side. Indianapolis bureau chief John Kernan stopped by the DSR and JFR shops to see how they plan to keep that momentum rolling.
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One veteran, one rookie, two learning curves

One veteran, one rookie but both J.R. Todd and Troy Coughlin Jr. are striving to tackle the learning curve in their new rides this season. Lewis Bloom and Amanda Busick made a field trip to Toyota Headquarters in Torrance, Calif., to catch up with the Kalitta teammates for NHRA Today delivered by Papa John's.
28 Mar 2017
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NHRA Today™
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One veteran, one rookie but both J.R. Todd and Troy Coughlin Jr. are striving to tackle the learning curve in their new rides this season. Lewis Bloom and Amanda Busick made a field trip to Toyota Headquarters in Torrance, Calif., to catch up…
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Toyota extends sponsorship as Official Car of NHRA

Toyota has extended its agreement to be the official car of NHRA. In addition to being the Official Car of NHRA, Toyota supports seven race teams, including Antron Brown, Alexis DeJoria, Doug Kalitta, Troy Coughlin Jr., J.R. Todd, Cruz Pedregon, and Del Worsham.
28 Mar 2017
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Toyota
Toyota has extended its agreement to be the official car of NHRA. “Toyota is such an integral part of the NHRA Mello Drag Racing Series at all levels,” said Brad Gerber, NHRA vice president of sales & chief development officer. “NHRA is very…
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Enders voted into K&N Horsepower Challenge in Las Vegas

Two-time NHRA Pro Stock world champion Erica Enders, driver of the Elite Motorsports Chevy Camaro, is the K&N Horsepower Challenge Fan Vote winner and will fill the No. 8 starting spot in the Pro Stock bonus event.
27 Mar 2017
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Erica Enders
Two-time NHRA Pro Stock world champion Erica Enders, driver of the Elite Motorsports Chevy Camaro, is the K&N Horsepower Challenge Fan Vote winner and will fill the No. 8 starting spot in the Pro Stock bonus event. "Our fans have proved, once…
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NHRA tour makes first Las Vegas stop for Denso Spark Plugs NHRA Nationals

The high stakes and high-powered action of the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series makes the first of its two annual stops in Las Vegas, March 31-April 2, for the 18th annual DENSO Spark Plugs NHRA Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
27 Mar 2017
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Las Vegas
The high stakes and high-powered action of the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series makes the first of its two annual stops in Las Vegas, March 31-April 2, for the 18th annual DENSO Spark Plugs NHRA Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway…
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All in the family

A win in Top Alcohol Funny Car and Pro Mod gave the Whiteleys double the reasons to celebrate last weekend in Gainesville, but it's not the first time family members have shared a winner's circle. A look at previous parent-child national event doubles.
27 Mar 2017
Candida Benson, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
Fast Five
Annie, Steven, and Jim Whiteley
Last weekend in Gainesville, the Whiteley family had double the reasons to celebrate after it carded two victories: Steven in Pro Mod and Annie in Top Alcohol Funny Car. It wasn’t the first time the winner’s circle was a family affair, however.…
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Flashback Friday on NHRA All Access: 1976 Springnationals

Throughout 2017, NHRA All Access subscribers will get bonus content with the airing of vintage NHRA national events as part of the new Flashback Friday feature. This week: the 1976 Springnationals.
24 Mar 2017
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Columbus 1976
On Flashback Friday for NHRA All Access members we go back in time 41 years to the 1976 Springnationals held at National Trails Raceway in Columbus, Ohio. The race features the first Top Fuel race win by legend Shirley Muldowney, another Don “the…
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NHRA Today roundtable: Breaking down the Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals

The Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals, race three of the 2017 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, went into the history books last weekend in Gainesville, Fla. NHRA’s John Kernan joined Amanda Busick and Lewis Bloom in the Wally Parks NHRA Studio via Skype delivered by Papa John’s to break down the happenings of the historic event.
24 Mar 2017
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NHRA Today™
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Three races into the 2017 Mello Yello NHRA season, so what did we learn from the East Coast Opener? John Kernan joins Amanda Busick and Lewis Bloom in the Wally Parks Studio delivered by Papa John's for NHRA Today's Roundtable. Gainesville, Fla…
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NHRA Jr. Drag Racing League 2017 division schedules

The schedule of Jr. Dragster championship events in NHRA’s seven divisions has been set, and once again Divisions 1-6 will use a single championship race to decide champions while Division 7 racers will compete in a 10-race points series.
24 Mar 2017
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Jr. Dragster on the starting line
The schedule of Jr. Dragster championship events in NHRA’s seven divisions has been set, and once again Divisions 1-6 will use a single championship race to decide champions while Division 7 racers will compete in a 10-race points series. The…
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NHRA FanFest launches Denso Spark Plugs NHRA Nationals

NHRA FanFest returns to the New York-New York Hotel & Casino on Thursday, March 30 in advance of the Denso Spark Plugs NHRA Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. 
24 Mar 2017
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FanFest
NHRA FanFest returns to the New York-New York Hotel & Casino on Thursday, March 30 in advance of the Denso Spark Plugs NHRA Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.  Kicking off at 6 p.m., the two-hour event takes place on the…
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A little of this, a little of that

From vintage drag cars found in hiding to some great old videos, new websites, and a resurfaced old drag racing board game, there's lots to catch up on in this week's Dragster Insider.
24 Mar 2017
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
DRAGSTER Insider
Foulk
Back from another thrilling Gatornationals weekend – how ‘bout that Jonnie Lindberg making it to the Funny Car final in his debut? – with just enough time to catch my breath and do some scribbling for National Dragster before heading for Las Vegas…
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Submit a story idea for National Dragster's Readers Choice issue

23 Mar 2017
NHRA National Dragster staff
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The editors of NHRA National Dragster are preparing for the annual Readers Choice issue. Each year, the staff offers its loyal readers the opportunity to suggest story ideas for this annual keepsake and selects the best of the best to research…
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Iron Maiden drummer Nicko McBrain fires up DeJoria's Funny Car

In a special edition of NHRA Today delivered by Papa John’s on location at Gainesville Raceway, NHRA reporter Lewis Bloom talks with Iron Maiden drummer Nicko McBrain, who got to warm up Alexis DeJoria’s Funny Car prior to the team’s first test run on Monday.
22 Mar 2017
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NHRA Today™
03:47
In a special edition of NHRA Today delivered by Papa John’s on location at Gainesville Raceway, NHRA reporter Lewis Bloom talks with Iron Maiden drummer Nicko McBrain, who got to warm up Alexis DeJoria’s Funny Car prior to the team’s first test run…
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Wichita Raceway Park joins NHRA Member Track Network

Wichita Raceway Park has joined the NHRA Member Track Network in the South Central Division, NHRA’s Division 4, which features tracks in Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas.
22 Mar 2017
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Member Track
Wichita Raceway Park has joined the NHRA Member Track Network in the South Central Division, NHRA’s Division 4, which features tracks in Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas.   Located in Wichita Falls, Texas, the raceway is owned by…
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WFO Radio NHRA Nitro Gatornationals Winners Edition

Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals Winners Edition featuring on location “winnerviews” with John Force, Tony Schumacher, Shane Gray, and Eddie Krawiec, plus more.
22 Mar 2017
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WFO
Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals Winners Edition featuring on location “winnerviews” with John Force, Tony Schumacher, Shane Gray, and Eddie Krawiec plus Jonnie Lindberg, Mike Green, Phil Schuler, Courtney Force, John Schaffer, Dave Connolly,…
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Crew Chief Confidential: The Monday Nationals

Many times throughout the season, teams will stay after the completion of an NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series event to test on Monday, a gathering commonly called the “Monday Nationals” by the teams. NHRA’s Lewis Bloom checked in with a number of crew chiefs testing Monday at Gainesville Raceway to ask about their weekends and the reason for their testing.
21 Mar 2017
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NHRA Today™
04:52
Many times throughout the season, teams will stay after the completion of an NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series event to test on Monday, a gathering commonly called the “Monday Nationals” by the teams. NHRA’s Lewis Bloom checked in with a number of…
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Rookie Report Card after Gainesville

The 2017 rookie class may very well be one of the best ever with five strong candidates for the Automobile Club of Southern California Road to the Future Award. Here's a look at their stats after three of 24 events this season.
21 Mar 2017
Candida Benson, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
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Rookie Report Card
If the start of the 2017 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season is any indication, this year's battle for the Automobile Club of Southern California Road to the Future Award is going to be a close, competitive one that could lead to any of the…
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Antron Brown will co-host Top Gear America on BBC this year

Reigning NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series Top Fuel champ Antron Brown will be a host this season on BBC America’s new show, Top Gear America, joining actor and racing enthusiast William Fichtner and auto journalist Tom “Wookie” Ford.
20 Mar 2017
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03:53
Reigning NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series Top Fuel champ Antron Brown will be a host this season on BBC America’s new show, Top Gear America, joining actor and racing enthusiast William Fichtner and auto journalist Tom “Wookie” Ford.…
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Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals: Fast Five

The Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals, race three of the 2017 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, was chock full of memorable moments. Here’s a look at the five best moments from the weekend.
20 Mar 2017
Posted by NHRA.com staff
Fast Five
03:27
The Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals, race three of the 2017 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, was chock full of memorable moments. Here’s a look at the five best moments from the weekend.
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Schumacher, Force, Gray, Krawiec score at Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals

Tony Schumacher and John Force, the winningest racers in NHRA Top Fuel and Funny Car, respectively, padded their totals with wins at the Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals. They were joined by Shane Gray, who became the third different winner in three Pro Stock races, and Eddie Krawiec, who won his fifth Gainesville race in Pro Stock Motorcycle.
19 Mar 2017
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Event winners Shane Gray, Eddie Krawiec, John Force, and Tony Schumacher 5
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Barton defends Gainesville SAM Tech Factory Stock Showdown title

Engine-builder David Barton goes back-to-back at the SAM Tech NHRA Factory Stock Showdown season-opener in Gainesville.
19 Mar 2017
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
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FSS
David Barton is now a perfect two-for-two at Gainesville Raceway after winning his second-straight season-opener in the SAM Tech Factory Stock Showdown. Barton drove his Gary Wolkwitz-owned COPO Camaro to an 8.131 in the final round to defeat Chuck…
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Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals Sunday Notebook

19 Mar 2017
NHRA National Dragster staff
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Gainesville
Features | Photos | Results Final eliminations are under way Sunday at…
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