Pritchett's national-record 3.65 leads Top Fuel; C. Force, Line also top Friday fields

Leah Pritchett made the quickest pass in Top Fuel history (3.658) and leads the field after the opening day of the NHRA Arizona Nationals. Courtney Force (Funny Car) and Jason Line (Pro Stock) also front their classes after the close of Friday qualifying.
24 Feb 2017
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NHRA Arizona Nationals Friday Notebook

Leah Pritchett made the quickest pass in Top Fuel history and leads the field after the opening day of the NHRA Arizona Nationals. Courtney Force (Funny Car) and Jason Line (Pro Stock) also front their classes after the close of Friday qualifying.
24 Feb 2017
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NHRA, Shelby Development, LLC announce Shelby’s acquisition of National Trail Raceway

Shelby Development, LLC and its affiliated company Monopoly Acquisitions, LLC., CEO Chris Payne, and the NHRA have announced that the companies have entered an agreement for Shelby to acquire National Trail Raceway in Columbus, Ohio. 
23 Feb 2017
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Shelby Development, LLC and its affiliated company Monopoly Acquisitions, LLC., CEO Chris Payne, and the NHRA have announced that the companies have entered an agreement for Shelby to acquire National Trail Raceway in Columbus, Ohio.   …
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Pritchett, Hagan, Line are Tricky Tipster's favorites for Phoenix

NHRA National Dragster's famed Tricky Tipster has made his picks for the NHRA Arizona Nationals, and the Pomona champs -- Leah Pritchett, Matt Hagan, and Jason Line -- top the lists.
23 Feb 2017
NHRA National Dragster staff
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Leah Pritchett, Matt Hagan, 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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Former Pro Stock champ Johnson eager to right the ship at NHRA Arizona Nationals

After a busy and what he thought was a productive off-season, Allen Johnson didn’t come out with the bang he hoped for to start the 2017 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season.
23 Feb 2017
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Allen Johnson
After a busy and what he thought was a productive off-season, Allen Johnson didn’t come out with the bang he hoped for to start the 2017 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season. The former Pro Stock world champion is determined to not let that…
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Hagan will run Sandvik Coromant colors in Phoenix

22 Feb 2017
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Circle K NHRA Winternationals champ and current Funny Car points leader Matt Hagan will continue his championship quest at the NHRA Arizona Nationals with a new color scheme of longtime Don Schumacher Racing partner Sandvik Coromant on board.…
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Pritchett banking on another impressive performance at NHRA Arizona Nationals

After winning the 2017 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season opener in Pomona, Calif. Leah Pritchett knows she will feel right at home at the second stop on the tour, the NHRA Arizona Nationals.
22 Feb 2017
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Leah Pritchett
After winning the 2017 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season opener in Pomona, Calif. Leah Pritchett, the rising Top Fuel star, knows she will feel right at home at the second stop on the tour, the NHRA Arizona Nationals, which takes place Feb…
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Hagan, Olpin guest on WFO Radio NHRA Nitro

21 Feb 2017
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Matt Hagan previews the NHRA Arizona Nationals on WFO Radio NHRA Nitro. Lucas Oil Series racer Ed Olpin talks about his historic double at the Circle K Winternationals. NHRA National Dragster’s Kevin McKenna discusses his latest “The Sports Report”…
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Auto Club Raceway at Pomona, like you've never experienced it before

Before the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series tour fully puts Auto Club Raceway at Pomona in the rearview mirror, here's a chance to experience the fabled facility in a way you've never seen it before.
21 Feb 2017
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Before the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series tour fully puts Auto Club Raceway at Pomona in the rearview mirror, here's a chance to experience the fabled facility in a way you've never seen it before. Using the controls on the images below, you…
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Defending event champ Wilkerson focused on season-long consistency

Last season, Tim Wilkerson raced to early success and even a share of the points lead, but the rest of the season wasn’t as smooth. The Funny Car veteran is determined to extend last year’s hot start into a full season in 2017.
21 Feb 2017
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Tim Wilkerson believed his team showed its true potential early last year, racing to wins in Phoenix and Charlotte, and even grabbing a share of the Funny Car points lead at the quarter-mark of the 2016 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season.…
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Racing Electronics extends agreement as Official Radio Communications of NHRA

Racing Electronics has extended its official sponsorship with the NHRA, signing a multi-year agreement as the official radio communications of the NHRA. 
21 Feb 2017
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Racing Electronics, the worldwide leader in two-way communications products for the motorsports industry, has extended its official sponsorship with the NHRA, signing a multi-year agreement as the official radio communications of the NHRA.…
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Top Fuel standout Torrence knows importance of strong start at NHRA Arizona Nationals

Pomona didn’t go his way to open the 2017 campaign, which means doing well and grabbing early-season momentum will be critical for Steve Torrence at this weekend’s NHRA Arizona Nationals at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park.
20 Feb 2017
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Steve Torrence
Steve Torrence saw the benefit of a quick start a year ago when a season-opening victory in Pomona catapulted the Top Fuel driver to the best season in his NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series career.  Pomona didn’t go his way to open the…
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Ardmore Dragway joins NHRA Member Track Network

Ardmore Dragway, located in Ardmore, Oklahoma, has joined Division 4, the NHRA South Central Division as a NHRA member track. 
20 Feb 2017
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Ardmore Dragway, located in Ardmore, Oklahoma, has joined Division 4, the NHRA South Central Division as a NHRA member track.  Ardmore Dragway was originally built as the Ardmore Municipal Airport. After the Ardmore Municipal Airport moved…
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NHRA tour heads west to Phoenix for NHRA Arizona Nationals

With a valuable championship points on the line in this young season, the stakes will be high for NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing series competitors at the NHRA Arizona Nationals, Feb. 24-26 at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park, outside of Phoenix.
18 Feb 2017
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With a valuable championship points on the line in this young season, the stakes will be high for NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing series competitors at the NHRA Arizona Nationals, which takes place Feb. 24-26 at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park, a 450-…
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Latest issue of NHRA National Dragster now online (Vol. 58 No. 4)

NHRA National Dragster’s fourth issue of 2017, featuring testing coverage, an interview with Clay Millican, and more is online now for NHRA members and in the mail.
17 Feb 2017
NHRA National Dragster staff
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NHRA National Dragster’s fourth issue of 2017, featuring testing coverage and photos, an interview with Clay Millican, and more is online now for NHRA members, and it’s in the mail to homes and shops around the world. Quick runs and new…
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Lee announces retirement from Funny Car racing

NHRA Funny Car driver Paul Lee is retiring from the sport of drag racing. Lee suffered a heart attack over the winter and will not be returning to the seat of his McLeod Racing/Kalitta Motorsports Funny Car.
17 Feb 2017
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NHRA Funny Car driver Paul Lee is retiring from the sport of drag racing. Lee suffered a heart attack over the winter and will not be returning to the seat of his McLeod Racing/Kalitta Motorsports Funny Car. On Dec. 13, 2016, two days after…
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Country artist Jerrod Niemann to play special concert at Menards Heartland Nationals

Officials from Heartland Park Topeka in conjunction with NHRA have announced that national country recording artist Jerrod Niemann will play a special concert at the Menards NHRA Heartland Nationals presented by Minties Pet Treats.
16 Feb 2017
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Officials from Heartland Park Topeka in conjunction with NHRA have announced that national country recording artist Jerrod Niemann will play a special concert at the Menards NHRA Heartland Nationals presented by Minties Pet Treats. The concert…
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Kershaw named North Central Division Director 

Jesse Kershaw has been named NHRA’s North Central Division Director. Kershaw has more than two decades of motorsports experience and has worked extensively with the NHRA in the past.
16 Feb 2017
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Jesse Kershaw
Jesse Kershaw has been named NHRA’s North Central Division Director (Division 3). The North Central Division includes tracks in Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio and is home to four NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series events.  “I’m…
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NHRA television viewership continues to grow in 2017

The 2017 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series began in dramatic fashion this past weekend with over one million viewers witnessing the intense racing action on the FOX broadcast network channels. 
16 Feb 2017
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The 2017 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series began in dramatic fashion this past weekend with over one million viewers witnessing the intense racing action on the FOX broadcast network channels.  During the broadcast, 1,224,000 viewers…
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Advertising Edge extends agreement as the Official Uniform of NHRA

Advertising Edge has extended its agreement as the Official Uniform of the NHRA. The partnership between NHRA and Advertising Edge began in 2010.
16 Feb 2017
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Advertising Edge has extended its agreement as the Official Uniform of the NHRA. The partnership between NHRA and Advertising Edge began in 2010 and as part of the multi-year extension Advertising Edge will continue to provide NHRA with hats, staff…
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RFC’s Larry, Linda Smiley embark on NHRA farewell tour

15 Feb 2017
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Larry Smiley, who for the last 11 years has served as President of Team RFC, and his wife, Linda, who with him has ministered to racers, friends and family members before, during and after events in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, will end…
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Pro Stock veteran Gordie Rivera passes away

Gordie Rivera, who raced in NHRA Pro Stock in five decades, passed away Feb. 14 of a heart attack. He was 73.
15 Feb 2017
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Gordie Rivera, who raced in NHRA Pro Stock in five decades, passed away Feb. 14 of a heart attack. He was 73. Rivera, who was based out of Yuma, Ariz., began racing in 1969 with a ’35 Ford coupe that was the B/G class runner-up at the 1969…
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Edelbrock named Preferred Automotive Aftermarket Products of NHRA

Edelbrock, an industry leader in automotive performance products, has been named the preferred automotive aftermarket products of the NHRA. 
15 Feb 2017
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Edelbrock, an industry leader in automotive performance products, has been named the preferred automotive aftermarket products of the NHRA.  Edelbrock’s participation with the series will include the NHRA Edelbrock Never Rest Performer of…
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Monday Morning Crew Chief: Circle K NHRA Winternationals recap

NHRA on FOX analyst Tony Pedregon joined NHRA reporter Lewis Bloom to discuss some of the changes that the winning crew chiefs made over the course of the three-day Circle K NHRA Winternationals.
14 Feb 2017
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NHRA on FOX analyst Tony Pedregon joined NHRA reporter Lewis Bloom to recap the Circle K NHRA Winternationals. Pedregon calls on his years of nitro Funny Car racing to discuss some of the changes that the winning crew chiefs had to make over the…
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Courtney Force to serve as Honorary Pace Car Driver for NASCAR's Advance Auto Parts Clash

14 Feb 2017
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Fresh off a final-round appearance at one famed race track, Advance Auto Parts Chevrolet Camaro SS Funny Car driver Courtney Force will lead the field at yet another. Force, who raced to a runner-up finish at the Circle K NHRA Winternationals at…
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DRAW’s Tracy Winters Memorial Golf Tournament

14 Feb 2017
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The Drag Racing Association of Women will be holding its annual Tracy Winters Memorial Golf Tournament Wednesday, March 15, prior to the Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals. The tournament is held at the Ironwood Golf Course, which is very close to…
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WFO Radio Winternationals Winners Edition

14 Feb 2017
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WFO NHRA Nitro Radio’s Circle K NHRA Winternationals Winners Edition features defending Pro Stock world champion Jason Line, who talks about getting the win at the season opener. NHRA’s Alan Reinhart and host Joe Castello recap the event.…
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Pritchett, Hagan, Line score wins at season-opening Circle K NHRA Winternationals

Leah Pritchett (Top Fuel), Matt Hagan (Funny Car), and Jason Line (Pro Stock) collected victories at the 2017 season-opening Circle K NHRA Winternationals at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona.
12 Feb 2017
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Circle K NHRA Winternationals Sunday Notebook

Relive the round-by-round excitement of the Circle K NHRA Winternationals with recaps, features, and photos.
12 Feb 2017
NHRA National Dragster staff
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The quest for the 2017 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series world championships officially begins today at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona. It is the first race day of the 2017 season, and drivers in Top Fuel, Funny Car, and Pro Stock will be fighting…
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Must-see TV: Force, Schumacher share their thoughts on rivalry

Mega team owners John Force and Don Schumacher had an interesting encounter Saturday during the third qualifying session at the Circle K NHRA Winternationals. Follow the story on today's FOX broadcast, starting at 4 p.m. Eastern today.
11 Feb 2017
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Mega team owners John Force and Don Schumacher had an interesting encounter on the starting line during the third qualifying session at the Circle K NHRA Winternationals. The subject: The offseason move of crew chiefs between the two teams.…
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