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Denso sponsors Pro Stock Motorcycle racer Angie Smith

Denso Products and Services Americas has partnered with Pro Stock Motorcycle racer Angie Smith as her lead sponsor for four events in the 2017 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, beginning with this weekend's NHRA Four-Wide Nationals in Charlotte.
24 Apr 2017
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Angie Smith
Denso Products and Services Americas, an affiliate of leading global automotive supplier Denso Corp., has partnered with Pro Stock Motorcycle racer Angie Smith as her lead sponsor for four weekend contests of the 2017 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing…
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Tasca Racing to compete at NHRA Four-Wide Nationals with AutoAlert Shelby

Bob Tasca III and his AutoAlert Ford Shelby Mustang will be representing Tasca Racing in the NHRA Four-Wide Nationals, April 28-30. It is the first of two events at which the two will partner this season.
24 Apr 2017
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Bob Tasca
Bob Tasca III and his AutoAlert Ford Shelby Mustang will be representing Tasca Racing in the NHRA Four-Wide Nationals, April 28-30. It is the first of two events at which the two will partner this season. “We have a great partnership with…
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Pritchett, Capps, Butner capture victories at SpringNationals

Leah Pritchett got her third win of the season to move into first place in Top Fuel, defending Funny Car champion Ron Capps earned a win, and Bo Butner earned his first career victory in Pro Stock at the NHRA SpringNationals outside of Houston.
23 Apr 2017
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NHRA SpringNationals winners Leah Pritchett, Ron Capps, and Bo Butner 4
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NHRA SpringNationals Sunday Notebook

23 Apr 2017
NHRA National Dragster staff
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Houston
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Millican, Courtney Force, Coughlin hold onto No. 1 qualifying spots in Houston

Clay Millican, Courtney Force and Jeg Coughlin held onto their No. 1 qualifying positions at Royal Purple Raceway at the NHRA SpringNationals. The three drivers will lead the pack into the elimination rounds on Sunday.
22 Apr 2017
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Courtney Force
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NHRA SpringNationals Saturday Notebook

22 Apr 2017
NHRA National Dragster staff
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Houston
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Millican, Courtney Force, Coughlin lead Friday qualifying at NHRA SpringNationals

Clay Millican and Courtney Force set track records and were joined by Jeg Coughlin Jr. in leading qualifying after the first day of racing at the NHRA SpringNationals at Royal Purple Raceway outside of Houston.
21 Apr 2017
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Courtney Force
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Kelley outduels field to capture Redemption victory at NHRA SpringNationals

Kenjo Kelley collected the victory and the special acrylic Wally after whipping the eight-car field of entries from the Texas-based Redemption series, a special feature at this year’s NHRA SpringNationals.
21 Apr 2017
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
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Redemption
Kenjo Kelley collected the victory and the special acrylic Wally after whipping the eight-car field of entries from the Texas-based Redemption series, a special feature at this year’s NHRA SpringNationals. The event featured eight of the fastest…
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NHRA All Access weekend passes available for $14.95

Race fans can buy a weekend pass to NHRA All Access, NHRA’s live video stream, from the NHRA SpringNationals to enjoy this weekend’s action from Royal Purple Raceway. For just $14.95, fans will have access for wire-to-wire coverage of all three days of the event, as well as access to past events and historical video.
21 Apr 2017
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All Access
Race fans can buy a weekend pass to NHRA All Access, NHRA’s live video stream, from the NHRA SpringNationals to enjoy this weekend’s action from Royal Purple Raceway. For just $14.95, fans will have access for wire-to-wire coverage of all three days…
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NHRA SpringNationals Friday Notebook

Racing remains west of the Mississippi River as the NHRA descends upon Houston for the NHRA SpringNationals at Royal Purple Raceway. Clay Millican, Courtney Force and Jeg Coughlin lead qualifying after the first day of racing.
21 Apr 2017
NHRA National Dragster staff
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Courtney Force
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Lescure Company to sponsor Jim Dunn Racing Funny Car in Houston and Atlanta

The Jim Dunn Racing 7-Eleven/Oberto Dodge Funny Car will have new graphics at the upcoming NHRA Houston and Atlanta events bannering Lescure Company, a leading mechanical services business
20 Apr 2017
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Jim Dunn Racing
The Jim Dunn Racing 7-Eleven/Oberto Dodge Funny Car will have new graphics at the upcoming NHRA Houston and Atlanta events bannering Lescure Company, a leading mechanical services business. Lescure has been an associate sponsor of the Dunn’s Funny…
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Kalitta receives special honor from NASA

Top Fuel driver Doug Kalitta was awarded a special honor by NASA while on tour of NASA's facilities, being recognized for his efforts in helping the organization safely transport team members and critical hardware to Houston after work on the International Space Station.
20 Apr 2017
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Doug Kalitta
Earlier today, Doug Kalitta, driver of the Mac Tools Toyota Top Fuel dragster, was awarded a special honor by NASA, while on a tour of NASA’s facilities. This honor was due to longstanding collaborative efforts Kalitta and his company, Kalitta…
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Schumacher, Hagan, Line top Tricky Tipster's Houston rankings

Points leaders Tony Schumacher (Top Fuel) and Matt Hagan (Funny Car) and reigning Pro Stock world champion Jason Line are Tricky Tipster's favorites to win this weekend's NHRA SpringNationals at Royal Purple Raceway.
20 Apr 2017
NHRA National Dragster staff
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Tony Schumacher, 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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NHRA Today Roundtable: Houston preview

John Kernan joins Lewis Bloom and Amanda Busick for in the Wally Parks NHRA Studio delivered by Papa John's to discuss the upcoming NHRA SpringNationals at Royal Purple Raceway, talking about Brittany Force, Funny Car drivers currently outside of the top 10, and even Deric Kramer's love of fencing (yes, fencing!). 
20 Apr 2017
Posted by NHRA.com staff
NHRA Today™
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After two weekends off, the 2017 NHRA season returns to Houston for the 30th annual NHRA SpringNationals at Royal Purple Raceway. As the first of three back-to-back races, how important is it for drivers to start finding their groove at the fifth…
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Houston native and two-time Pro Stock world champ Enders hopes for more great memories

19 Apr 2017
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Erica Enders
There is a long list of great memories for Erica Enders at her home track, Royal Purple Raceway, including a pair of back-to-back victories in 2014 and 2015 that helped cement her back-to-back Pro Stock world championships. Searching for her…
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WFO Radio NHRA Nitro welcomes Millican, Bogacki, and Vandergriff

19 Apr 2017
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WFO
Clay Millican, Luke Bogacki, and Bob Vandergriff Jr. are the driver guests on this week’s WFO Radio NHRA Nitro. Seth Angel from Royal Purple Raceway stops by to help listeners with their NHRA fantasy teams. NHRA National Dragster’s Candida Benson…
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Toyota signs extension of sponsorship for NHRA Toyota Nationals

Toyota has extended the agreement with NHRA to be the title-rights sponsor of the Mello Yello Drag Racing Series event held in the fall at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway in Las Vegas.  
19 Apr 2017
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Las Vegas
Toyota has extended the agreement with NHRA to be the title-rights sponsor of the Mello Yello Drag Racing Series event held in the fall at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway in Las Vegas.   “Toyota’s extension as title sponsor of the NHRA…
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Enders excited about SpringNationals homecoming to Royal Purple Raceway

Two-time NHRA Pro Stock champ Erica Enders joined NHRA reporter Lewis Bloom via Skype in the Wally Parks NHRA Studio delivered by Papa John’s to discuss the upcoming NHRA SpringNationals outside of Houston, where she grew up.
18 Apr 2017
Posted by NHRA.com staff
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Two-time NHRA Pro Stock champ Erica Enders joined NHRA reporter Lewis Bloom via Skype in the Wally Parks NHRA Studio delivered by Papa John’s to discuss her excitement about NHRA’s next stop on tour at Royal Purple Raceway for the NHRA…
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Seattle in the '70s, Part 1

The Great Northwest had some great car and great races, and some great photographers, too, as evidenced by the work of Herman Marchetti, who shares some of his images from the Seattle area in the 1970s.
18 Apr 2017
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
DRAGSTER Insider
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My column last week about the life and career of Hank Johnson stoked me into action to begin pulling together a large multi-column project I’d been working on of photos from the Great Northwest that were shot back in the 1970s by Herman Marchetti…
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Kalitta looks to remain hot at Royal Purple Raceway for NHRA SpringNationals

If the last two years are any indication, a good start to the 2017 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series has the chance to become even better for Doug Kalitta when he arrives at Royal Purple Raceway, the site of this weekend’s 30th annual NHRA SpringNationals. 
18 Apr 2017
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Doug Kalitta
If the last two years are any indication, a good start to the 2017 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series has the chance to become even better for Doug Kalitta when he arrives at Royal Purple Raceway, the site of this weekend’s 30th annual NHRA…
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Ice cream, maids of honors, new drivers, and baseball

18 Apr 2017
Ashley Oberhofer
Kalitta Motorsports
Kalitta On The Run
Howdy everyone! There’s been a LOT of exciting stuff going on at the Kalitta camp since my last blog, so I’ve got a lot to catch you up on! Going back to Gainesville, we saw solid performances from both of our dragsters during qualifying, and…
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Right2Breathe to offer free Asthma screenings during NHRA Four-Wide Nationals

17 Apr 2017
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Right2Breathe Inc., a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization based in Flemington, N.J., in partnership with Allergy & Asthma Network, will provide free spirometry exams, educational materials and screenings for Asthma during the NHRA Four-Wide…
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Kalitta Motorsports looking forward to addition of third Top Fuel team in Houston

Jim Oberhofer, Kalitta Motorsports Vice President of Operations, joined NHRA’s Amanda Buisck via Skype in the Wally Parks NHRA Studio presented by Papa John’s to talk about the team’s addition of a third Top Fuel dragster, driven by Shawn Langdon, and Kalitta Motorsport’s history of success in Houston, site of this weekend’s NHRA SpringNationals.
17 Apr 2017
Posted by NHRA.com staff
NHRA Today™
07:04
Jim Oberhofer, Kalitta Motorsports Vice President of Operations, joined NHRA’s Amanda Buisck via Skype in the Wally Parks NHRA Studio presented by Papa John’s to talk about the team’s addition of a third Top Fuel dragster, driven by Shawn Langdon,…
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Cromwell named NHRA Senior Vice President, Media and Marketing

Glen Cromwell has been promoted to Senior Vice President, Media and Marketing. Cromwell begins his new role effective immediately.
17 Apr 2017
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Glen Cromwell
Glen Cromwell has been promoted to Senior Vice President, Media and Marketing. Cromwell begins his new role effective immediately. Cromwell joined NHRA as a Division Director in 1997 and has been a key player leading the sport’s marketing efforts…
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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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John Force to be inducted into California Sports Hall of Fame

Sixteen-time NHRA Funny Car champion John Force to be inducted into California Sports Hall of Fame later this year, becoming the first in motorsports to join the Hall.
15 Apr 2017
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John Force
Sixteen-time NHRA Funny Car champion John Force to be inducted into California Sports Hall of Fame later this year, becoming the first in motorsports to join the Hall. “It’s an honor to be the first to represent not only my sanctioning body, NHRA…
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Why the Dodge Challenger SRT Demon blurs NHRA’s lines between street and strip

Any vehicle running 9.99-seconds or quicker at an NHRA Member Track needs to have certain NHRA-accepted safety equipment, and with e.t.s in the 9.60s, Dodge's new 840-horsepower 2018 Challenger SRT Demon blurs the line between street car and drag car.
14 Apr 2017
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
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Dodge's new Challenger SRT Demon is the world's quickest production car 5
At the 2017 New York Auto Show Dodge officially introduced the 840-horsepower 2018 Challenger SRT Demon. A heavily modified version of the popular 707-horsepower Dodge Challenger Hellcat, the Demon features an incredible list of factory-engineered…
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Remembering “Gentleman Hank” Johnson

Sure, Top Fuel racer “Gentleman Hank” Johnson, who died earlier this week, was part of the answer to a great trivia question, but in a career that spanned more than two decades, he was much more than that.
14 Apr 2017
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
DRAGSTER Insider
Hank Johnson
What does “Gentleman Hank” Johnson, one of the Northwest’s best Top Fuel and Funny Car racers, have in common with fellow 1970s Top Fuel racers Bob Gibson and Gary Beck? Or with ‘70s Pro Stock hero Larry Lombardo? Or with modern-day nitro gladiators…
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Between race wins, Pritchett keeps a busy schedule of activities

Leah Pritchett joined NHRA reporters Amanda Busick and Lewis Bloom in the Wally Parks NHRA Studio delivered by Papa John’s via Skype to talk about her very busy schedule, encompassing everything from new-car premieres to street-car madness and racing her Papa John’s-sponsored Top Fueler.
13 Apr 2017
Posted by NHRA.com staff
NHRA Today™
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Leah Pritchett joined NHRA reporters Amanda Busick and Lewis Bloom in the Wally Parks NHRA Studio delivered by Papa John’s via Skype to talk about her very busy schedule.  Pritchett recently was in New York City for the unveiling of the new…
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Latest issue of NHRA National Dragster now online (Vol. 58 No. 8)

NHRA National Dragster’s eighth issue of 2017, featuring an complete coverage from the Denso Spark Plugs NHRA Nationals and more is online now for NHRA members, and it’s in the mail to homes and shops around the world.
13 Apr 2017
NHRA National Dragster staff
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Tanner Gray on National Dragster cover
NHRA National Dragster’s eighth issue of 2017, featuring an complete coverage from the Denso Spark Plugs NHRA Nationals and more is online now for NHRA members, and it’s in the mail to homes and shops around the world. Fans who made it…
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