Hight's CHP paint scheme celebrates California Highway Patrol, Auto Club of Southern California

Robert Hight, the Auto Club of Southern California, and the California Highway Patrol unveiled a special paint scheme that will adorn Hight’s Funny Car at the season-opening NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series race.
08 Feb 2017
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Robert Hight
Past Funny Car champion Robert Hight, the Auto Club of Southern California and the California Highway Patrol introduced a special CHP paint scheme Wednesday that will adorn Hight’s Chevrolet Camaro SS Funny Car at the season-opening NHRA Mello…
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Papa John’s named Official Pizza Partner of NHRA

Papa John’s International, Inc., which has more than 5,000 locations in 44 countries, has been named the Official Pizza Partner of the National Hot Rod Association.
08 Feb 2017
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Papa John's
Papa John’s International, Inc., which has more than 5,000 locations in 44 countries, has been named the Official Pizza Partner of the National Hot Rod Association. For more than 30 years, Papa John’s has been committed to its Better Ingredients.…
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Courtney Force heads into Pomona with momentum after great test session

08 Feb 2017
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Courtney Force
Courtney Force put her fellow NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series Funny Car competitors on notice last week that she intends to be a solid contender in this year’s championship fight.   She heads into this weekend’s season-opener, the…
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Transportation Impact expands support of Enders, Coughlin

Elite Motorsports team owner Richard Freeman and Transportation Impact Co-Founder Keith Byrd have announced an expanded sponsorship package for multi-time champion drivers Erica Enders and Jeg Coughlin Jr.
08 Feb 2017
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Erica Enders
Elite Motorsports team owner Richard Freeman and Transportation Impact Co-Founder Keith Byrd have announced an expanded sponsorship package for multi-time champion drivers Erica Enders and Jeg Coughlin Jr.   "This may be the best sponsorship…
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Defending Funny Car world champ Capps starts first-ever title defense at Circle K NHRA Winternationals

The last time Ron Capps was at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona, he was celebrating his first career Funny Car world championship. This weekend, he returns to the track eager for a banner start to 2017.
08 Feb 2017
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Ron Capps' NAPA Funny Car
The last time Ron Capps was at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona, he was celebrating his first career Funny Car world championship with a fan turnout the longtime standout will always remember. It was the perfect finish to an incredible 2016 NHRA Mello…
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New crew chiefs, crew didn't slow Beckman during testing

07 Feb 2017
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Beckman crew
Jack Beckman walked into his pit area to start testing last week and had a lot to learn, mainly the names of his Don Schumacher Racing crew.   He knew he was in the right place when he saw that Terry Chandler's purple Infinite Hero Foundation…
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Two-time world champion Erica Enders readies for season of redemption

07 Feb 2017
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Erica Enders
For two glorious seasons from 2014-2015, Erica Enders was on top of the drag racing world, winning back-to-back NHRA Mello Yello titles in arguably the toughest category in all motorsports, NHRA Pro Stock. An impressive 15 victories during the…
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Hight, Enders, Pritchett break news on WFO Radio Nitro

07 Feb 2017
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Robert Hight, Erica Enders, and Leah Pritchett all break news on WFO Radio before the 2017 Circle K NHRA Winternationals. Lucas Oil Top Alcohol Funny Car Racer Doug Gordon previews his season. NHRA National Dragster editor Candida Benson talks about…
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Two-time defending Top Fuel world champ Brown motivated heading into Pomona

Over the past two seasons, Antron Brown has won 14 Top Fuel races and back-to-back world championships, but remains just as motivated to keep raising the bar.
07 Feb 2017
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Antron Brown
Antron Brown has accomplished a tremendous amount over the past two seasons, winning 14 Top Fuel races and back-to-back world championships. But entering his 10th season in Top Fuel, Brown remains just as motivated to keep raising the bar.…
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Shane Gray will compete in Phoenix and Pomona

Pro Stock driver Shane Gray, who turned the team’s primary car over to son Tanner after the 2016 season, will drive a second Gray Motorsports Pro Stock Camaro at the first two events of the 2017 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season.
05 Feb 2017
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Grays
Pro Stock driver Shane Gray, who turned the team’s primary car over to son Tanner after the 2016 season, will drive a second Gray Motorsports Pro Stock Camaro at the first two events of the 2017 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season…
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Pritchett's wild 3.65 wraps up Nitro Spring Training Saturday

Leah Pritchett had the unofficial quickest run in NHRA history on the final day of Nitro Spring Training Saturday at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park in Chandler, Ariz.
04 Feb 2017
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Leah Pritchett
Nitro Spring Training came to an end Saturday at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park in Chandler, Ariz. where NHRA Funny Car and Top Fuel teams put all their off-season hard work to the test one week before the start of the 2017 NHRA Mello Yello Drag…
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Pritchett, Force shine at Nitro Spring Training

Leah Pritchett and Courtney Force showed the boys how it’s done on Day 2 of Nitro Spring Training at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park, setting the pace in Top Fuel and Funny Car, respectively.
03 Feb 2017
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Photos by Marc Gewertz, NHRA National Dragster   Leah Pritchett and Courtney Force showed the boys how it’s done on the second day of Nitro Spring Training at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park, setting the pace in Top…
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Latest issue of NHRA National Dragster now online

NHRA National Dragster’s season preview edition, the third issue of 2017, is online now for NHRA members, and it’s in the mail to homes and shops around the world.
02 Feb 2017
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National Dragster cover
The 2017 season is officially here, and NHRA National Dragster has a complete preview, including analysis on what to expect and who may contend for titles this year in Top Fuel, Funny Car, Pro Stock, and the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing…
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Nitro Spring Training gets under way in Phoenix

Top Fuel champ Antron Brown and former Funny Car champ Robert Hight led the way in the first day of Nitro Spring Training at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park.
02 Feb 2017
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Photos by Marc Gewertz, NHRA National Dragster   Reigning NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series Top Fuel champ Antron Brown and former Funny Car champ Robert Hight led the way in the first day of Nitro Spring…
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NHRA Summit Racing Jr. Drag Racing League celebrates 25th anniversary in 2017

The NHRA Summit Racing Jr. Drag Racing League will celebrate its 25th anniversary during the 2017 season, commemorating a quarter-century of participation from thousands of kids ages 5-17.
01 Feb 2017
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The NHRA Summit Racing Jr. Drag Racing League will celebrate its 25th anniversary during the 2017 season, commemorating a quarter-century of participation from thousands of kids ages 5-17. NHRA will celebrate 25 years of the NHRA Summit Racing Jr…
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FOX Sports 1 to add additional live programing from Circle K NHRA Winternationals

NHRA and FOX Sports have announced there will be additional live programming from the Circle K NHRA Winternationals, Saturday at 1 p.m. Eastern.
01 Feb 2017
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Pomona
NHRA and FOX Sports have announced there will be additional live programming from the season opening NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series event, the Circle K NHRA Winternationals in Pomona, Calif. The new one hour program will air on FOX Sports 1 (…
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WFO Nitro Radio features Force, Wilkerson

31 Jan 2017
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WFO
This week on WFO Radio NHRA Nitro: Brittany Force and Tim Wilkerson discuss the start of the 2017 NHRA Mello Yello Series season. NHRA National Dragster editor Phil Burgess talks about “what’s new” on NHRA.com. 2016 Lucas Oil Super Comp Champion…
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Heading west

A great westward migration of team trailers and support vehicles is already headed out from parts east in anticipation of the season kickoff. Here's a look at some social media posts by the teams.
30 Jan 2017
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DHL truck
Nitro Spring Training begins later this week at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park outside of Phoenix to be followed a week later by the Circle K NHRA Winternationals in Pomona. A great westward migration of team trailers and support vehicles is…
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Burkart Jr. to return in Schwab Dodge Charger

Funny Car team owners Robert and Lisa Schwab have once again enlisted veteran driver Phil Burkart Jr. to pilot their Dodge Charger R/T for several national events on the 2017 schedule.
30 Jan 2017
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Burkart
Funny Car team owners Robert and Lisa Schwab have once again enlisted the steady hand of veteran driver Phil Burkart Jr. to pilot their Dodge Charger R/T for the season-opening 57th annual Circle K NHRA Winternationals and a handful of other…
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Anderson, Gray continue winter Pro Stock testing

Former world champ Greg Anderson and rookie Tanner Gray both put in significant track time at Bradenton Motorsports Park in Bradenton, Fla., with their respective fuel-injected Camaros.
26 Jan 2017
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Tanner Gray
Several Pro Stock teams continue their winter testing in Florida before heading west for a final test session in Phoenix in advance of the Circle K NHRA Winternationals. Former world champ Greg Anderson and rookie Tanner Gray both put in significant…
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Top Fuel Harley to compete at select NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series events in 2017

The popular Top Fuel Harley motorcycle category will compete at eight events on the 2017 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series schedule, beginning with the Circle K NHRA Winternationals.
26 Jan 2017
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Top Fuel Harley
The popular Top Fuel Harley motorcycle category will compete at eight events on the 2017 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series schedule. The first race of the season will take place at the season opening Circle K NHRA Winternationals at Auto Club…
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Todd embracing thrilling new opportunity heading to Circle K NHRA Winternationals

J.R. Todd recognizes the big shoes he has to fill replacing Del Worsham in the DHL Toyota, but the chance to drive a Funny Car has been a longtime dream.
25 Jan 2017
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J.R. Todd
J.R. Todd took full advantage of his first opportunity with Kalitta Motorsports, and the new Funny Car driver plans to make the most of his next one with the organization as the 2017 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season is set to begin.…
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WFO Nitro Radio welcomes Pedregon, Oberhofer

25 Jan 2017
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WFO Nitro Radio welcomes Cruz Pedregon and Kalitta Motorsports Jim Oberhofer, who preview the 2017 season and NHRA National Dragster’s Kevin McKenna gives his preseason “hot takes. “ NHRA’s Alan Reinhart discusses the latest news with host Joe…
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WIX Filters announces technical and associate sponsorship of Kalitta Motorsports

WIX Filters has joined Kalitta Motorsports as a chief technical partner through a multi-platform sponsorship agreement and has been named the Official Filters of Team Kalitta.
25 Jan 2017
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WIX
WIX Filters, a global manufacturer of filtration products, has joined Kalitta Motorsports as a chief technical partner through a multi-platform sponsorship agreement and has been named the Official Filters of Team Kalitta.   J.R. Todd will be…
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Force talks NHRA drag racing on FS1 SuperCross show

NHRA Mello Yello Funny Car champ John Force was featured on FS1’s coverage of the Anaheim, Calif., SuperCross race and spoke about the upcoming Circle K NHRA Winternationals and the season ahead.
24 Jan 2017
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Sixteen-time NHRA Mello Yello Funny Car champion John Force was on hand for the recent SuperCross event at Southern California’s Anaheim Stadium and was featured on FS1’s coverage of the event as he spoke about the upcoming Circle K NHRA…
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Kalitta Motorsports announces partnership with Global Electronic Technology

24 Jan 2017
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Kalitta
Kalitta Motorsports has welcomed Global Electronic Technology to its sponsorship family. Global Electronic Technology will be a major associate sponsor on the Mac Tools Top Fuel dragster driven by Doug Kalitta and also will have branding on the…
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NHRA Nitro Spring Training to take place at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park

NHRA Nitro Spring Training is headed to Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park in Chandler, Ariz., Feb. 1-4, where fans will have an opportunity to join NHRA’s elite drag racers as they gear up for 2017.
24 Jan 2017
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Testing
For the second consecutive year NHRA Nitro Spring Training is headed to Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park in Chandler, Ariz., Feb. 1-4, where fans will have an opportunity to join NHRA’s elite drag racers as they gear up for the 2017 season.…
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Tickets on sale for Atlanta, Seattle events

24 Jan 2017
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Atlanta
Tickets are now on sale for both the NHRA Southern Nationals, May 5-7 at Atlanta Dragway and the NHRA Northwest Nationals, Aug. 4-6 at Pacific Raceways outside of Seattle.   The Atlanta event has been a southern tradition since 1981 and…
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Latest issue of NHRA National Dragster now online

The second issue of NHRA National Dragster for 2017, the annual What’s New edition, is online now for NHRA members, and it’s in the mail to homes and shops around the world.
23 Jan 2017
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NHRA National Dragster What's New issue
It has been a bit of a wild offseason, particularly in the Funny Car class, so who is working where for 2017 and what will the various entries look like? NHRA National Dragster has the answers in its annual What’s New issue, online now for…
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Worsham inks six-race deal with Lucas Oil; will debut in Pomona

Two-time NHRA champion Del Worsham will race six 2017 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series events with primary sponsorship from Lucas Oil. 
20 Jan 2017
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Del Worsham
Two-time NHRA champion Del Worsham will race six 2017 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series events with primary sponsorship from Lucas Oil.  Worsham, 46, of Villa Park, Ca, stepped away from his role as driver for Kalitta Motorsports in…
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