Shirley Muldowney, three-time NHRA Top Fuel champ

27 Oct 2016
NHRA.com staff
Throwback Thursday
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NHRA reporter Lewis Bloom takes a look back at the first driver to claim three Top Fuel championships -- Shirley Muldowney, who won Championships first in 1977, 1980, and 1982. This weekend IN Las Vegas, Antron Brown is on the cusp of his…
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Krawiec's winless 2008 championship season

20 Oct 2016
NHRA.com staff
Throwback Thursday
Eddie Krawiec is the current points leader in Pro Stock Motorcycle, having scored five wins this season including two in the Countdown, but he claimed his first ever championship in 2008 without collecting a single race win. Krawiec started his…
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Glidden first to reach 50-win milestone

13 Oct 2016
NHRA.com staff
Throwback Thursday
Reaching the 50-win milestone in NHRA national event competition is a rare and impressive feat, one first accomplished 30 years ago at Texas Motorplex, site of this weekend’s AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals, by NHRA Pro Stock icon Bob Glidden…
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Cruz Pedregon's 1992 championship season

06 Oct 2016
NHRA.com staff
Throwback Thursday
This week, NHRA reporter Lewis Bloom looks back to the 1992 Funny Car championship season of Cruz Pedregon. After John Force had won back-to-back championships in 1990 and 1991, along came rookie Funny Car driver Pedregon in Larry Minor’s…
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Back-to-back Funny Car championships

29 Sep 2016
NHRA.com staff
Throwback Thursday
In this week’s Throwback Thursday feature, NHRA reporter Lewis Bloom goes into the archives to look back at the last time that a Funny Car driver won back-to-back NHRA Mello Yello world championships, way back in 2002, when John Force won…
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Antron Brown's 2012 Top Fuel championship

22 Sep 2016
NHRA.com staff
Throwback Thursday
From the Wally Parks NHRA Studio, NHRA reporter Lewis Bloom takes a look back at current Top Fuel points leader Antron Brown’s nail-biting 2012 Top Fuel championship run and all the drama that surrounded an unforgettable moment at the…
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The Run

15 Sep 2016
NHRA.com staff
Throwback Thursday
As the 2016 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series Countdown to the Championship gets underway, NHRA reporter Lewis Bloom takes a look back at one of the most dramatic moments in NHRA history: “The Run,” made by Tony Schumacher to win…
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Tony Schumacher's Indy magic

08 Sep 2016
NHRA.com staff
Throwback Thursday
At the recent Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals, Tony Schumacher, already the winningest Top Fuel driver in Indy history entering the event, added his 10th career win at the world’s biggest drag race to become the winningest Pro-class…
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The First Nationals Winners

25 Aug 2016
Candida Benson, National Dragster Senior Editor
Throwback Thursday
This year’s Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals is the 62nd edition of the race that began NHRA’s national event system, and while most of those events have been held in Indianapolis, the U.S. Nationals did not start there. Indy is the…
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1982 Brainerd

18 Aug 2016
Alex Waldron, National Dragster Associate Editor
Throwback Thursday
This weekend, the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series heads to Brainerd for the 35th annual Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals. For this week’s edition of Throwback Thursday, we will look through the NHRA National Dragster photo archives at…
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2005 Northwest Nationals

04 Aug 2016
Alex Waldron, National Dragster Associate Editor
Throwback Thursday
The NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series proceeds north to Washington for the 29th annual Protect the Harvest NHRA Northwest Nationals presented by Lucas Oil in Seattle, the third and final race in NHRA’s Western Swing. For this week’s…
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1991 Sonoma Nationals

28 Jul 2016
Alex Waldron, National Dragster Associate Editor
Throwback Thursday
The NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series makes its second stop on NHRA’s Western Swing in California Wine Country for the 29th annual Toyota NHRA Sonoma Nationals. In this week’s journey into the NHRA National Dragster photo…
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1986 Mile-High Nationals

21 Jul 2016
Alex Waldron, National Dragster Associate Editor
Throwback Thursday
The NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series has shifted to the West as we kick off the first of three races in the Western Swing at the 37th annual Mopar Mile-High NHRA Nationals in Denver. In this week’s journey into the NHRA National…
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Gary Dyer

14 Jul 2016
Alex Waldron, National Dragster Associate Editor
Throwback Thursday
As NHRA continues its 50 years of Funny Car celebration from race to race, fans have enjoyed displays of many classic Funny Cars as well as special appearances by legendary drivers. Last weekend at the 19th annual K&N Filters Route 66 NHRA…
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2005 Chicago

07 Jul 2016
Alex Waldron, National Dragster Associate Editor
Throwback Thursday
After taking a weekend off to celebrate the Fourth of July, the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series returns to racing action as we head to Chicago for the 19th annual K&N Filters Route 66 NHRA Nationals. For this week’s edition of…
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Art Chrisman

30 Jun 2016
Alex Waldron, National Dragster Associate Editor
Throwback Thursday
In this week’s journey into the NHRA National Dragster photo archives, we look into the file of one of the legendary hot rod builders and drag racers of the 1950s and 1960s, Art Chrisman. Ranked No. 29 on the NHRA Top 50 Drivers list…
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2007 Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals

23 Jun 2016
Alex Waldron, National Dragster Associate Editor
Throwback Thursday
This weekend, the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series heads to Norwalk for the last of four consecutive races in June. In this week’s journey into the NHRA National Dragster photo archives, we will look back at what took place at the…
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1999 Winston Showdown

16 Jun 2016
Alex Waldron, National Dragster Associate Editor
Throwback Thursday
This weekend, the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series makes its way to Bristol for the 16th annual NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals. For this week’s edition of Throwback Thursday, we look back to NHRA's return to Bristol Dragway for the first…
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1976 Summernationals

09 Jun 2016
Alex Waldron, National Dragster Associate Editor
Throwback Thursday
June is a busy month for drag racing with four straight weekends of NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series action. This weekend, we head from New Hampshire to New Jersey for the 47th annual NHRA Summernationals in Englishtown. In this week’s…
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2013 NHRA New England Nationals

02 Jun 2016
Alex Waldron, National Dragster Associate Editor
Throwback Thursday
This weekend, the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series heads to the East Coast for the 4th annual NHRA New England Nationals in Epping. For this week’s edition of Throwback Thursday, we look through the NHRA National Dragster photo…
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Brad Anderson

26 May 2016
Alex Waldron, National Dragster Associate Editor
Throwback Thursday
In this week’s journey into the NHRA National Dragster photo archives, we look into the file of one of the most accomplished Top Alcohol Funny Car drivers, Brad Anderson. Ranked No. 33 on the NHRA Top 50 Drivers list in 2001, Anderson…
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1996 Southern Nationals

12 May 2016
Alex Waldron, National Dragster Associate Editor
Throwback Thursday
This weekend, the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series heads to Georgia for the 36th annual Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Southern Nationals in Atlanta. For this week’s edition of Throwback Thursday, we will look through the NHRA National…
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Judy Lilly

05 May 2016
Alex Waldron, National Dragster Associate Editor
Throwback Thursday
After Courtney Force’s victory last weekend in Houston, a record five consecutive NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series events have featured female winners. Women continue to leave their mark in this sport, having collected eight national…
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1989 Supernationals

28 Apr 2016
Alex Waldron, National Dragster Associate Editor
Throwback Thursday
This weekend, the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series heads to Texas for the 29th annual NHRA SpringNationals in Houston to close the first back-to-back races of the season. This week, we will look through the NHRA National Dragster photo…
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2010 NHRA Four-Wide Nationals

21 Apr 2016
Alex Waldron, National Dragster Associate Editor
Throwback Thursday
This weekend, the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series lands in North Carolina for the first of two yearly events at zMAX Dragway, the 7th annual NHRA Four-Wide Nationals presented by Lowes Foods in Charlotte. This week, we will look through the NHRA…
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James Warren

14 Apr 2016
Alex Waldron, National Dragster Associate Editor
Throwback Thursday
In this week’s journey into the NHRA National Dragster photo archives, we look into the file of the driver for the famous Warren-Coburn-Miller Top Fuel team, also known as The Ridge Route Terrors: James Warren. Warren and his…
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Blaine Johnson

07 Apr 2016
Alex Waldron, National Dragster Associate Editor
Throwback Thursday
On this week’s journey into the NHRA National Dragster photo archives, we look into the file of one of the greatest competitors in the sport, Blaine Johnson. Ranked No. 36 on the NHRA Top 50 Drivers list in 2001, Johnson experienced…
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2001 Las Vegas

31 Mar 2016
Alex Waldron, National Dragster Associate Editor
Throwback Thursday
The NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series is back in the desert for the 17th annual Denso Spark Plugs NHRA Nationals in Las Vegas. This week, we will look through the NHRA National Dragster photo files from the second event held at The Strip…
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Ken Veney

24 Mar 2016
Alex Waldron, National Dragster Associate Editor
Throwback Thursday
During Ken Veney’s drag racing career, he established himself as a successful driver and an all-time great crew chief and engine builder who was credited with many major innovations. Behind the wheel of his Top Alcohol Funny Cars and Top…
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1981 Gatornationals

17 Mar 2016
Alex Waldron, National Dragster Associate Editor
Throwback Thursday
The NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series kicks off its East Coast opener today at the 47th annual Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals in Gainesville. The Gatornationals is one of the most historic events on the NHRA schedule at one of the quickest…
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