Catching up with Whit Bazemore

There are few drivers in NHRA history with a stronger opinion about the sport than Whit Bazemore, who shares his thoughts about the Circle K NHRA Winternationals and the many side stories surrounding the event. (New, expanded interview!)
21 Feb 2017
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NHRA Today
13:03
There are few drivers in NHRA history with a stronger opinion about the sport than Whit Bazemore. Bazemore, who has driven both Funny Cars and Top Fuel cars in his long career and won 20 races in Funny Car including two at the Chevrolet Performance…
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Persistent McMillen keeps moving forward in pursuit of Top Fuel success

Top Fuel racer Terry McMillen joined NHRA reporter Lewis Bloom in the NHRA Wally Parks Studio delivered by Papa John’s via Skype from his home in Indiana to talk about the start of the 2017 season racing.
20 Feb 2017
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NHRA Today
04:41
Do you know who was the first driver in 2017 to score a round-win in the Mello Yello Drag Racing Series? The answer to that trivia question is Top Fuel racer Terry McMillen, who joined NHRA reporter Lewis Bloom in the NHRA Wally Parks Studio…
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NHRA Today roundtable: NHRA Arizona Nationals preview

As teams move on from the Circle K NHRA Winternationals and begin to prep for the NHRA Arizona Nationals in Phoenix, Amanda Busick, Lewis Bloom and John Kernan catch you up on what's happening in drag racing land.
17 Feb 2017
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NHRA Today
05:35
As teams move on from the Circle K NHRA Winternationals and begin to prep for the NHRA Arizona Nationals in Phoenix, Amanda Busick, Lewis Bloom and John Kernan catch you up on what's happening in drag racing land. In this week’s roundtable from the…
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NHRA Today Roundtable: What did we learn in Pomona?

Has parity returned to Pro Stock? Is 2017 the year of the Funny Car? And why there is no room for mistakes in Top Fuel this season. John Kernan joins Amanda Busick and Lewis Bloom in the NHRA Wally Parks Studio delivered by Papa John’s.
16 Feb 2017
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NHRA Today
06:05
Has parity returned to Pro Stock? Is 2017 the year of the Funny Car? And why there is no room for mistakes in Top Fuel this season. John Kernan joins Amanda Busick and Lewis Bloom in the NHRA Wally Parks Studio delivered by Papa John’s to recap the…
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Pritchett, Schumacher Valentine's Day tweets up the ante

Tuesday was Valentine’s Day, and the "love" was being shared throughout the drag racing Twitterverse, especially between Don Schumacher Racing Top Fuel teammates Leah Pritchett and Tony Schumacher.
15 Feb 2017
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NHRA Today
05:08
Tuesday was Valentine’s Day, and the "love" was being shared throughout the drag racing Twitterverse, especially between Don Schumacher Racing Top Fuel teammates Leah Pritchett and Tony Schumacher after their semifinal race at the Circle K NHRA…
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NHRA Today: Testing, from the crew chief's perspective

Teams took to the track last weekend at the Nitro Spring Training in Arizona. NHRA reporter Lewis Boom caught up with crew chiefs Jimmy Prock, Jim Oberhofer, and Dickie Venables to check on their progress.
08 Feb 2017
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03:06
Teams took to the track last weekend at the Nitro Spring Training test at Wild Horse Pass Raceway in Arizona. NHRA reporter Lewis Boom caught up with crew chiefs Jimmy Prock, Jim Oberhofer, and Dickie Venables to check on their progress.…
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NHRA Today roundtable: Defending the crown

If you had to predict which of the 2016 Mello Yello NHRA champions will repeat this season what would be your answer? Our experts weigh in.
02 Feb 2017
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05:58
If you had to predict which of the 2016 Mello Yello NHRA champions will repeat this season what would be your answer? That was the subject of the NHRA Today latest round table discussion between NHRA reporters Amanda Busick, John Kernan and Lewis…
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Worsham gears up for family assault on Funny Car

Former Mello Yello Funny Car and Top Fuel champion Del Worsham stopped by the NHRA Wally Parks Studio delivered by Papa John's to talk with NHRA reporter Lewis Bloom about the 2017 season.
01 Feb 2017
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05:00
Former Mello Yello Funny Car and Top Fuel champion Del Worsham stopped by the NHRA Wally Parks Studio delivered by Papa John's to talk with NHRA reporter Lewis Bloom about the 2017 season.   One of the biggest surprises of the winter came…
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Campbell eager to begin driving for legendary owner Dunn

Jim Campbell, the new driver for Jim Dunn Racing, stopped by the NHRA Wally Parks Studio delivered by Papa John's to talk about his new role driving for the legend and about the season ahead.
31 Jan 2017
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04:16
'Jim Campbell, the new driver for Jim Dunn Racing, stopped by the NHRA Wally Parks Studio delivered by Papa John's to talk with NHRA’s Amanda Busick about his new role driving for the legend of the sport and about the season ahead.  …
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NHRA's Glen Gray discusses new rules changes

NHRA Vice President of Technical Operations Glen Gray discusses his responsibilities in keeping a level playing field, technology, and safety.
30 Jan 2017
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04:50
NHRA Vice President of Technical Operations Glen Gray joined NHRA reporter Lewis Bloom via Skype from Lucas Oil Raceway in Indianapolis. Gray discusses his responsibilities in keeping a level playing field, technology, and safety.   Gray…
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NHRA Today roundtable: The crew chief shuffle

The 2016-17 NHRA off-season has proven to be especially "silly" for the crew chiefs. NHRA's Lewis Bloom, John Kernan, and Amanda Busick weigh in from the NHRA Wally Parks Studio.
28 Jan 2017
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NHRA Today
05:24
The 2016-17 NHRA off-season has proven to be especially "silly" for the crew chiefs and Jimmy Prock's shocking return to John Force Racing was just the beginning. From changing owners, switching teams and radical new hires, who will come out on top…
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Nitro Spring Training preview

NHRA Nitro Spring Training is set to begin next week. NHRA’s Indy bureau John Kernan checked in with some of the crew chiefs to see what’s on their agendas as they prepare to head west.
27 Jan 2017
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02:14
NHRA Nitro Spring Training is set to begin next week at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park outside of Phoenix as the Top Fuel and Funny Car teams of the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series get ready for the season-opening Circle K NHRA Winternationals…
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NHRA Today: Tim Wilkerson looks ahead to new season

NHRA fan favorite Funny Car driver Tim Wilkerson checked in via Skype with NHRA reporter Lewis Bloom at the Wally Parks NHRA Studio as he prepares for the start of the 2017 Mello Yello season.
25 Jan 2017
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04:49
NHRA fan favorite Funny Car driver Tim Wilkerson checked in via Skype with NHRA reporter Lewis Bloom at the Wally Parks NHRA Studio as he prepares for the start of the 2017 Mello Yello Drag Racing season.   Wilkerson offered a quick…
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NHRA Today: Jack Beckman discusses offseason changes

Former Funny Car world champ Jack Beckman stopped by the Wally Parks NHRA Studio to talk about the changes to his team over the winter, including a new tuning team, and takes a look at the year ahead.
25 Jan 2017
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04:17
Former Funny Car world champ Jack Beckman stopped by the Wally Parks NHRA Studio to talk with Amanda Busick about the changes to his Infinite Hero team over the winter, including a new tuning team, and takes a look at the season ahead.
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NHRA Today: NHRA's Graham Light discusses new points policies

NHRA’s Senior Vice President of Racing Operations Graham Light stopped by the Wally Parks NHRA Studio to chat with NHRA reporter Lewis Bloom about some of the rule changes for the 2017 season. 
20 Jan 2017
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05:18
NHRA’s Senior Vice President of Racing Operations Graham Light stopped by the Wally Parks NHRA Studio to chat with NHRA reporter Lewis Bloom about some of the rule changes for the 2017 season announced recently.  Some of the highlights of…
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NHRA Today roundtable: Who's in the driver's seat

NHRA reporters Amanda Busick, John Kernan and Lewis Bloom discuss some of the big “Silly Season” news so far as teams get ready for the Circle K NHRA Winternationals.
18 Jan 2017
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07:04
NHRA reporters Amanda Busick, John Kernan and Lewis Bloom discuss some of the big “Silly Season” news so far as teams get ready for the Circle K NHRA Winternationals at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona starting. Some of the topics include not only the…
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NHRA Today: Catching up with Ashley Force Hood

16 Jan 2017
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04:52
Ashley Force Hood, the first of John Force's Funny Car-racing daughters, visits with NHRA's Amanda Busick in the Wally Parks NHRA Studio to talk about her current video projects with John Force Entertainment, about her racing memories, and the…
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NHRA Today: Inside Don Schumacher Racing's machine shop

It takes a lot of parts to keep Don Schumacher Racing’s fleet of Top Fuelers and Funny Cars running down the track, and thanks to a $7 million investment, the team can make many of those parts in house at their Brownsburg, Ind., shop.
13 Jan 2017
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NHRA Today
03:30
It takes a lot of parts to keep Don Schumacher Racing’s fleet of Top Fuelers and Funny Cars running down the track, and thanks to a $7 million investment, the team can make many of those parts in house at their Brownsburg, Ind., shop. The DSR…
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NHRA Today: NHRA announcer Reinhart's season preview

NHRA chief announcer Alan Reinhart stopped by the Wally Parks NHRA Studio recently to chat with NHRA reporter Lewis Bloom about the upcoming 2017 season.
12 Jan 2017
NHRA Today
04:18
NHRA chief announcer Alan Reinhart stopped by the Wally Parks NHRA Studio recently to chat with NHRA reporter Lewis Bloom about the upcoming 2017 season. The two spoke about some of the changes during the off season along with some of the big…
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NHRA Today: DeJoria amped for Winternationals return

11 Jan 2017
NHRA Today
Alexis DeJoria suffered her third concussion in four months when she slammed into the wall in Las Vegas in October, which ended her 2016 season early. The driver of the Tequila Patron Funny Car driver never doubted her 2017 return, and joined NHRA…
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NHRA Today: Jim O discusses Team Kalitta's 2017 plans

10 Jan 2017
NHRA Today
05:20
There have been some major changes this off season for Connie Kalitta’s race team led by rookie Troy Coughlin Jr. making the move to fulltime Top Fuel driver and J.R. Todd going from a Top Fuel car to the DHL Funny Car and numerous changes in the…
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NHRA Today: Lindberg ready for nitro Funny Car challenge

06 Jan 2017
NHRA Today
04:23
National Dragster Senior Editor Kevin McKenna broke the news Tuesday afternoon that two-time Top Alcohol Funny Car champion Jonnie Lindberg would…
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NHRA Today: KB Racing crew chief Rob Downing talks shop

19 Dec 2016
NHRA Today
NHRA reporter Lewis Bloom caught up with via Skype with Ken Black Racing crew chief Rob Downing, who discussed the success of the team, which includes Greg Anderson, Jason Line, and Bo Butner, in 2016. The results speak for themselves: The…
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NHRA Today: DSR bowlers set record for Riley Children’s Hospital

15 Dec 2016
NHRA Today
For the last seven years, Don Schumacher Racing has held a charity bowling event in Indianapolis benefitting the Riley Hospital for Children. DSR drivers Antron Brown, Tommy Johnson Jr. Shawn Langdon, and Leah Pritchett were among those…
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