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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Member Track
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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Phoenix
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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National Dragster cover
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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Paul Lee
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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Niemann
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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NHRA on FOX
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
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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Smileys
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
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
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Gordie Rivera
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
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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Courtney Force
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
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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PC1
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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Pritchett, Hagan, Line top Circle K NHRA Winternationals qualifying

Matt Hagan matched his national record bests to lead Funny Car at the 57th annual Circle K Winternationals. Leah Pritchett (Top Fuel) and Jason Line (Pro Stock) joined him atop the qualifying sheets.
11 Feb 2017
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Matt Hagan
Leah Pritchett raced to her second career Top Fuel No. 1 qualifier at her home track Saturday at the 57th annual Circle K Winternationals. Pritchett, a Redlands, Calif. native, took her first pass down a dragstrip at the Auto Club Raceway at Pomona…
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Circle K NHRA Winternationals Saturday Notebook

News, notes, photos, and analysis from the final day of qualifying at the Circle K NHRA Winternationals at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona
11 Feb 2017
NHRA National Dragster staff
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Qualifying sessions recaps | Features | Results Top Fuel, Funny Car, and Pro Stock…
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Hagan, Kalitta, Anderson are opening-day leaders at Circle K NHRA Winternationals

Doug Kalitta ran his career best elapsed time to lead Top Fuel qualifying Friday at the 57th annual NHRA Circle K Winternationals. Matt Hagan (Funny Car) and Greg Anderson (Pro Stock) were also qualifying leaders in their respective categories.
10 Feb 2017
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Matt Hagan
Doug Kalitta ran his career best elapsed time to lead Top Fuel qualifying Friday at the 57th annual NHRA Circle K Winternationals at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona. Due to weather, only Pro Stock was able to run both rounds of qualifying. Rain began…
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Circle K NHRA Winternationals Friday Notebook

News, notes, photos, and analysis from the opening day of action at the Circle K NHRA Winternationals in Pomona.
10 Feb 2017
NHRA National Dragster staff
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Welcome to the Circle K NHRA Winternationals event notebook, brought to you by the expert staff of NHRA's National Dragster magazine. We'll keep you updated throughout each day with news, notes, photos, and analysis as we kick off qualifying at the…
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Your personal tour of the all-new NHRA.com

To help acquaint you with the new-look of NHRA.com, let’s check out a few of the improvements located on the homepage.
10 Feb 2017
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In preparation for the 2017 NHRA season, we've unveiled an all-new NHRA.com with the mission of bringing our fans the latest videos, news, photos, and results in conjunction with a fresh mobile-friendly design to support an improved browser…
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John Force Racing, Peak announce expanded partnership

John Force Racing has announced an expanded partnership between its 18-time NHRA championship-winning team and Peak/BlueDEF.
10 Feb 2017
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John Force
sJohn Force Racing has announced an expanded partnership between its 18-time NHRA championship-winning team and Peak/BlueDEF, the leaders in the development and distribution of high-quality automotive and heavy-duty products for over four decades…
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Defending world champions top Tricky Tipster's Winternationals rankings

For more than five decades, NHRA National Dragster's Tricky Tipster has put odds on the top eight racers he thinks have the best shot at victory. This week, Tricky Tipster handicaps the Circle K NHRA Winternationals.
09 Feb 2017
NHRA National Dragster staff
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Antron Brown, Ron Capps, Jason Line
TOP FUEL Funny Car | Pro Stock Antron Brown • Matco Tools He is the champ for a reason; because he’s arguably the best driver in…
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Mothers Polish named Official Car Care Products of NHRA

Mothers has entered into an official sponsorship agreement with NHRA to be the official car care products of NHRA.
09 Feb 2017
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Mothers
Mothers has entered into an official sponsorship agreement with NHRA to be the official car care products of NHRA. Mothers is known for its quality-crafted formulas of premium polishes, waxes, cleaners and finish care products.   “We are…
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Troy Coughlin Jr. set to begin pro career in SealMaster Top Fuel dragster in Pomona

09 Feb 2017
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Coughlin
Troy Coughlin Jr. is ready for the ultimate test of his drag racing skills with his first national event in a Top Fuel dragster at this weekend's 57th annual Circle K NHRA Winternationals at Auto Club Raceway in Pomona. The third-generation driver…
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Worsham back on his own in Pomona

Two-time NHRA champion Del Worsham has reunited with his father, veteran team owner and crew chief Chuck Worsham, for this season; their main goal is to start the season strong, and to continue to work out the new kinks.
09 Feb 2017
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Del Worsham
Last season, two-time NHRA champion Del Worsham picked up one win and finished seventh in points, and this season he’s looking to come out on top again, this time with his father, veteran team owner and crew chief Chuck Worsham. At the end of the…
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2017 NHRA Mello Yello season launches at Circle K NHRA Winternationals

The 2017 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season is under way in Pomona with the launch of the Circle K NHRA Winternationals. NHRA Lucas Oil racers will be on the track today.
09 Feb 2017
NHRA.com staff
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Pomona
The 2017 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season is under way in Pomona with the launch of the Circle K NHRA Winternationals. NHRA Lucas Oil racers will be on the track today beginning at 8:15 a.m. Pacific, and highlighted by the first qualifying…
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