Youngest Pro winners

When Tanner Gray drove to victory at the Denso Spark Plugs NHRA Nationals, he etched his name in the history books as the youngest driver to win in the Pro ranks. Who else makes the top five?
17 Apr 2017
Candida Benson, NHRA.com Managing Editor
Fast Five
Tanner Gray
When Tanner Gray drove to victory at the Denso Spark Plugs NHRA Nationals, he etched his name in the history books as the youngest driver to win in the Pro ranks. Who else makes the top five? Following is a look at the youngest Pro-class…
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Denso Spark Plugs NHRA Nationals: Fast Five

The Denso Spark Plugs NHRA Nationals, race four of the 2017 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, featured many memorable moments. Here’s a look at the five best moments from the weekend.
03 Apr 2017
Posted by NHRA.com staff
Fast Five
02:25
The Denso Spark Plugs NHRA Nationals, race four of the 2017 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, featured many memorable moments. Here’s a look at the five best moments from the weekend.
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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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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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Five barriers broken in Gainesville

Through its nearly 50-year history, the Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals has produced a number of memorable moments and barrier-breaking runs, including these five.
13 Mar 2017
Candida Benson, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
Fast Five
Kenny Bernstein first 300
This week, the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series heads to Gainesville Raceway for the annual East Coast opener, the Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals. Through its nearly 50-year history, the Gatornationals has produced a number of memorable…
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NHRA Arizona Nationals: Fast Five

The NHRA Arizona Nationals, race two 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.
26 Feb 2017
Posted by NHRA.com staff
Fast Five
02:20
The NHRA Arizona Nationals, race two of the 2017 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, was chock full of memorable moments. Here’s a look at the five best.
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Females to win Top Fuel at the Winternationals

Leah Pritchett's win at the Circle K NHRA Winternationals put her on a small list of women to win at the season-opening race. Here is a look at the five females who have scored victories in Top Fuel at the Winternationals.
20 Feb 2017
Candida Benson, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
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Leah Pritchett with her team in the Winternationals winner's circle
At the season-opening event in Pomona, Leah Pritchett outlasted the field in Top Fuel to take home her second career Wally in the class. The victory put Pritchett on a short list of women to win the Circle K NHRA Winternationals. Following is a look…
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Winternationals memorable moments

It’s Circle K NHRA Winternationals week, and the annual season opener in Pomona has been the site of numerous memorable moments through the years, including the five featured here.
06 Feb 2017
Candida Benson, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
Fast Five
Kenny Bernstein crashes at the 1993 Winternationals
It’s Circle K NHRA Winternationals week, and the annual season opener in Pomona has been the site of numerous memorable moments through the years, including the five featured here. Shahan becomes first woman winner (1966)…
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High-Profile First Wins at the Winternationals

The Circle K NHRA Winternationals has seen many firsts through the years, including memorable first wins by some of the most recognizable names in the sport. A look at five heroes of the sport who recorded their first national event wins at the Winternationals.
30 Jan 2017
Candida Benson, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
Fast Five
Don Garlits' Swamp Rat V at the 1963 Winternationals
The Circle K NHRA Winternationals has seen many firsts through the years, including memorable first wins by some of the most recognizable names in the sport. Following is a look at five heroes of the sport who recorded their first national event…
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Longest-running national events

The 57th annual Circle K NHRA Winternationals is quickly approaching, and with more than 50 years of events in the books, it is one of NHRA’s longest-running events. Which others make the cut?
23 Jan 2017
Candida Benson, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
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1979 Winternationals overall image
The 57th annual Circle K NHRA Winternationals is quickly approaching, and with more than 50 years of events in the books, the annual season opener is one of NHRA’s longest-running events. Which others make the cut? Here’s a look at the five oldest…
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Winningest Racers at the Winternationals

The Circle K NHRA Winternationals has produced a combined 85 different winners in Top Fuel, Funny Car, and Pro Stock through the years, and 31 of those drivers have won more than once. But which drivers have the most victories at the season opener?
16 Jan 2017
Candida Benson, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
Fast Five
Bob Glidden makes a run at the 1976 Winternationals
The Circle K NHRA Winternationals is just a few short weeks, and the annual season opener has produced 85 different combined winners in the Top Fuel, Funny Car, and Pro Stock ranks through the years. Of those 85, 31 have won more than once, but only…
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Highest Rate of Success among Top Finalists

21 Nov 2016
Candida Benson, National Dragster Senior Editor
Fast Five
Manzo
In the history of NHRA, only 15 drivers have advanced to 100 or more final rounds. Which of those have made the most of their opportunities in the money round? In this week’s Fast Five, we look at the five drivers on the 100 final-rounds list with…
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Winningest Sportsman drivers

24 Oct 2016
Candida Benson, National Dragster Senior Editor
Fast Five
In Reading, Peter Biondo drove to his 50th career win, outlasting the Stock field to claim the milestone win. Not only did it put Biondo in exclusive company as just the 17th driver to reach the 50-win mark, but it also moved him into the top five…
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Winningest Funny Car drivers

10 Oct 2016
Candida Benson, National Dragster Senior Editor
Fast Five
We’ve looked at the top drivers in Top Fuel, Pro Stock, and Pro Stock Motorcycle in this column, so to wrap up the series, this week, we delve into the win stats for the Funny Car class. Everyone can probably quickly guess the top two drivers…
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Winless in Indy

29 Aug 2016
Candida Benson, National Dragster Senior Editor
Fast Five
This week, the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series heads to the biggest race of the season, the Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals, and several drivers will be seeking their first win at the Big Go, including these five very accomplished racers…
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Winningest Pro Stock drivers

15 Aug 2016
Candida Benson, National Dragster Senior Editor
Fast Five
When Greg Anderson drove to victory at the Toyota NHRA Sonoma Nationals, he collected Wally No. 85, tying legend Bob Glidden for second on the all-time Pro Stock wins list. Anderson and Glidden are two of the top drivers on that list — who…
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Most wins without a championship

18 Jul 2016
Candida Benson, National Dragster Senior Editor
Fast Five
With Ron Capps’ recent hot streak that includes three wins, a runner-up finish, and three No. 1 starts in the last five events, the “is this his year” buzz is beginning to ramp up. Capps is one of the most visible “…
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Winningest Pro Stock Motorcycle riders

04 Jul 2016
Candida Benson, National Dragster Senior Editor
Fast Five
Angelle Sampey’s recent win at the NHRA Summernationals in Englishtown brought the three-time world champ's tally to 42, inching her closer to leaders Dave Schultz and Andrew Hines. Who else ranks among the top five in Pro Stock Motorcycle…
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Most consecutive finals

30 May 2016
Candida Benson, National Dragster Senior Editor
Fast Five
Pro Stock points leader Jason Line is on an incredible streak, having advanced to all eight Pro Stock final rounds this year, but as good as his run is, Line’s eight straight only ranks eighth on the all-time list. Following is a look at the…
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Most finals before a win

09 May 2016
Candida Benson, National Dragster Senior Editor
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Racing in her eighth final round, Brittany Force broke through and collected her first Top Fuel Wally in Gainesville. Coming up short in seven finals before winning is tough — ask David Grubnic, because he also went through it — but…
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Winningest Top Fuel drivers

18 Apr 2016
Candida Benson, National Dragster Senior Editor
Fast Five
Don Garlits earned the first Top Fuel Wally at the 1963 Winternationals, and 809 more have been awarded to date. Who has the most? This week, we look at the five drivers at the top of the Top Fuel wins list. No. 1: Tony Schumacher…
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Top Twitter accounts

11 Apr 2016
Candida Benson, National Dragster Senior Editor
Fast Five
Legend John Force joined Twitter during the Las Vegas event (@JohnForce_FC), and his account is quickly becoming a favorite among fans. Which other drivers are must follows on the social…
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Five great drag racing movies

28 Mar 2016
Phil Burgess, National Dragster Editor
Fast Five
Whether you’re relaxing on your couch streaming entertainment or at the local movie theater, who doesn’t love a good flick? And if you’re a drag racing fan – and we know you are – what’s better than a movie about…
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Bucket list tracks

14 Mar 2016
Candida Benson, National Dragster Senior Editor
Fast Five
From the grandeur of zMAX Dragway in Charlotte to the tree-lined beauty of Pacific Raceways in Seattle to the carved-in-the-mountainside Bandimere Speedway, the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series visits a variety of unique and cool tracks each…
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Drivers on the verge of their first Pro win

07 Mar 2016
Candida Benson, National Dragster Senior Editor
Fast Five
In Phoenix, Leah Pritchett became the newest member of the Pro-class winner’s club, breaking through for her first victory in Top Fuel. Which driver in the Top Fuel, Funny Car, Pro Stock, or Pro Stock Motorcycle ranks could be next to join the…
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Five best new paint schemes

22 Feb 2016
Candida Benson, National Dragster Senior Editor
Fast Five
A new season means new looks for teams, and plenty of new, cool paint schemes were on display last weekend at the Circle K NHRA Winternationals at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona. Trying to pick the best of the bunch was a challenge, but we have…
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Five great debuts

08 Feb 2016
Phil Burgess, National Dragster Editor
Fast Five
The Winternationals not only kicks off the season, but also can be the stage upon which stars are born. As the traditional season opener, the Winternationals is known for new car and team debuts, but for many drivers, it also has marked the…
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Five wild Winternationals rides

01 Feb 2016
Phil Burgess, National Dragster Editor
Fast Five
The Circle K NHRA Winternationals is known for many things. It’s the annual season opener, where new cars, sponsors, and paint schemes famously debut. It can also be one of the most scenic venues on the tour when snow caps the mountains behind…
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Winningest Winternationals drivers

25 Jan 2016
Phil Burgess, National Dragster Editor
Fast Five
Everyone knows that the start of a drag race is one of the most important parts of a winning recipe, but that also applies to the season as well. There’s nothing quite like a win at the season-opening Winternationals to jump-start a season.…
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Five feats yet to be accomplished

18 Jan 2016
Phil Burgess, National Dragster Editor
Fast Five
With more than 60 years of competition, you would think that we had seen it all when it comes to accomplishments in NHRA Drag Racing, but here’s a quick list of some items yet to be accomplished, ranked in order of possibility. 200-…
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