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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
Posted by NHRA.com staff
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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
Posted by NHRA.com staff
NHRA Today™
10:15
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
News
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
Posted by NHRA.com staff
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
Posted by NHRA.com staff
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
News
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
Posted by NHRA.com staff
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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
Latest News
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
News
Gainesville
Features | Photos | Results Final eliminations are under way Sunday at…
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Final fields set for Sunday eliminations at Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Nationals

18 Mar 2017
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John Force
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Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals Saturday Notebook

Tony Schumacher and John Force held on to the top spots in qualifying for the 48th annual Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals. The top spot in Pro Stock Motorcycle changed hands when reigning world champ Jerry Savoie used a 6.753 to bump Eddie Krawiec from the pole.
18 Mar 2017
NHRA National Dragster staff
News
Top Fuel low qualifier Tony Schumacher 6
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Schumacher, Force, Line, Krawiec lead opening-day qualifying in Gainesville

After the first day of professional qualifying for the 48th annual Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals, Tony Schumacher, John Force, Jason Line, and Eddie Krawiec are the leaders in their respective classes. Schumacher, Force, and Line each set Gainesville Raceway track records.
17 Mar 2017
Posted by NHRA.com staff
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John Force
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Savoie ready for world championship momentum to continue

An alligator farmer doing well at the Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals just seems to make sense. But for whatever reason, Pro Stock Motorcycle standout Jerry Savoie hasn’t been able to enjoy much success at the famed race. 
17 Mar 2017
Posted by NHRA.com staff
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Jerry Savoie
An alligator farmer doing well at the Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals just seems to make sense. But for whatever reason, Pro Stock Motorcycle standout Jerry Savoie hasn’t been able to enjoy much success at the famed race.  This season…
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Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals Friday Notebook

After the first day of professional qualifying for the 48th annual Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals, Tony Schumacher, John Force, Jason Line, and Eddie Krawiec are the leaders in their respective classes. Schumacher, Force, and Line each set Gainesville Raceway track records.
17 Mar 2017
NHRA National Dragster staff
News
Top Fuel low qualifier Tony Schumacher 6
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Success at Gatornationals never gets old for Coughlin

Jeg Coughlin Jr. has posted a pair of victories at the Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals, but winning at historic Gainesville Raceway never gets old for the five-time Pro Stock world champion.
16 Mar 2017
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Jeg Coughlin
Jeg Coughlin Jr. has posted a pair of victories at Gainesville Raceway, the site of the Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals. But winning at the historic track never gets old for the five-time Pro Stock world champion, one reason why he is excited…
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Tricky Tipster picks Pritchett, Hagan, Line, Krawiec as Gainesville favorites

Leah Pritchett (Top Fuel), Matt Hagan (Funny Car), Jason Line (Pro Stock), and Eddie Krawiec (Pro Stock Motorcycle) are atop the orders in Tricky Tipster's Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals rankings.
16 Mar 2017
NHRA National Dragster staff
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Tricky Tipster Gainesville
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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Latest issue of NHRA National Dragster now online (Vol. 58 No. 6)

NHRA National Dragster’s sixth issue of 2017, featuring an interview with Todd Okuhara, Phoenix coverage, and more is online now for NHRA members, and it’s in the mail to homes and shops around the world.
16 Mar 2017
NHRA National Dragster staff
News
National Dragster cover
NHRA National Dragster’s sixth issue of 2017, featuring an interview with Todd Okuhara, Phoenix coverage, and more is online now for NHRA members, and it’s in the mail to homes and shops around the world. Todd Okuhara is one of the hottest crew…
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Brooks sees better times ahead for Pedregon’s Funny Car

Cruz Pedregon made a major change during the offseason, including hiring Aaron Brooks to tune his Funny Car. Indianapolis Bureau Chief John Kernan checked in with Brooks on their progress.
16 Mar 2017
Posted by NHRA.com staff
NHRA Today™
03:15
Cruz Pedregon made a major change during the offseason, including hiring Aaron Brooks to tune his Funny Car.   Brooks, who last tuned a Funny Car several years ago, told Indianapolis Bureau Chief John Kernan the performance isn’t there yet,…
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McMillen’s team heading to Gainesville with high hopes

Last year, Terry McMillen made his first Top Fuel final-round appearance at the Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals and crew chief Rob Wendland has nothing but high hopes heading into this year’s event.
16 Mar 2017
Posted by NHRA.com staff
NHRA Today™
03:14
Last year, Terry McMillen made his first Top Fuel final-round appearance at the Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals. Two races into this season, McMillen’s “new” car is responding well to tuning calls made by crew chief Rob Wendland, and during a…
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Defending Gators Funny Car champ Hight excited about recent team changes

Robert Hight returns at Gainesville Raceway as the defending Funny Car champion but not much else will be the same, as Hight and teammate John Force have swapped teams with the changes effective for this weekend’s race.
16 Mar 2017
Posted by NHRA.com staff
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Force-Hight
Robert Hight returns at Gainesville Raceway as the defending Funny Car champion of this weekend’s Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals. But not much else will be the same for the 2009 Funny Car world champion at the race, at least when compared to…
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NHRA Today Roundtable: The East Coast opener

The NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series heads east to Gainesville for the 48th annual Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals. John Kernan joins Amanda Busick and Lewis Bloom in the Wally Parks Studio via Skype delivered by Papa John's to preview what's ahead in the Sunshine state.
16 Mar 2017
Posted by NHRA.com staff
NHRA Today™
07:02
As Top Fuel, Funny Car, and Pro Stock competitors continue to find their groove in a new season, drivers will look to use race No. 3 on the schedule to continue the fine-tuning of their team's, cars, and on-track performances. Pro Stock Motorcycle…
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Hines and Krawiec ready to go for 200 mph at Pro Stock Motorcycle season opener

The Vance and Hines team of Andrew Hines and Eddie Krawiec have spent the off-season working on a number of things to make their Pro Stock Motorcycles more consistent and faster. Indy Bureau Chief John Kernan stopped by the shop recently and found out that this could be the year the bikes finally break the 200-mph barrier.
15 Mar 2017
Posted by NHRA.com staff
NHRA Today™
02:43
The Vance and Hines team of Andrew Hines and Eddie Krawiec have spent the off-season working on a number of things to make their Pro Stock Motorcycles more consistent and faster. Indy Bureau Chief John Kernan stopped by the shop recently and found…
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7-Eleven and Oberto Beef Jerky Funny Car to debut in Gainesville

The Jim Dunn Racing 7-Eleven and Oberto Beef Jerky Dodge Funny Car will make its debut at this weekend’s Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals.
15 Mar 2017
Posted by NHRA.com staff
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7-Eleven
The Jim Dunn Racing 7-Eleven and Oberto Beef Jerky Dodge Funny Car will make its debut at this weekend’s Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals. The team is coming off a semifinal finish at the recent NHRA Arizona Nationals in Phoenix, and ranks…
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