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Butner looking to build on standout season in Brainerd

It has already been a banner NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season for Bo Butner, but as the spotlight grows and the season closes in on its most important stretch, Butner has no plans of slowing down.
16 Aug 2017
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Bo Butner
It has already been a banner NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season for Bo Butner. The Pro Stock driver has enjoyed a breakout year with three wins and the points lead heading to this weekend’s Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals at Brainerd International…
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Wilkerson ready to get back on track in Brainerd

In a matter of back-to-back races veteran driver Tim Wilkerson experienced just how fine a line there is between success and disappointment in the loaded NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series Funny Car class. 
16 Aug 2017
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Wilkerson
In a matter of back-to-back races veteran driver Tim Wilkerson experienced just how fine a line there is between success and disappointment in the loaded NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series Funny Car class.  Wilkerson went to his second…
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WFO Radio NHRA Nitro: Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals preview

16 Aug 2017
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WFO
Get ready for The Zoo! NHRA Countdown hopefuls Scott Palmer, Jim Campbell, and Joey Gladstone get ready for the Lucas Oil Nationals in Brainerd, NHRA National Dragster’s Kevin McKenna breaks down the Lucas Oil Championship races. NHRA’s Alan…
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Line geared up for "home" race this weekend at Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals

Reigning NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series Pro Stock champion Jason Line joined NHRA reporter Lewis Bloom via Skype in the Wally Parks NHRA Studio delivered by Papa John’s to talk about a number of subjects including this weekend’s Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals.
15 Aug 2017
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Reigning NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series Pro Stock champion Jason Line joined NHRA reporter Lewis Bloom via Skype in the Wally Parks NHRA Studio delivered by Papa John’s to talk about a number of subjects including this weekend’s Lucas Oil NHRA…
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Behind the Numbers: Winners and losers of the Western Swing

The back-to-back-to-back grind of the Western Swing is over, and with just two races left in the regular season it’s time to take stock of how racers performed over one of the season’s most famous stretches
15 Aug 2017
Jacob Sundstrom, NHRA National Dragster Associate Editor
Behind the Numbers
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The back-to-back-to-back grind of the Western Swing is over, and with just two races left in the regular season it’s time to take stock of how racers performed over one of the campaign’s most famous stretches. Since Pro Stock Motorcycle only…
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Catching up with the Kalittas

From the "Eastern Swing" to the Western Swing, it's been a crazy couple of months on the NHRA tour and no one knows that better than the Kalitta Motorsports team.
15 Aug 2017
Ashley Oberhofer
On the Run: Kalitta Motorsports
Kalitta On The Run
Hey everyone, long time no type! The super crazy part of our season has finally come to a close, and I've gotta tell ya, I'm pretty excited about it! We went from a four-race "Eastern Swing," to a quick stop in Chicago, to the infamous Western Swing…
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Top Fuel veteran McMillen has eyes on Countdown berth

After racing to his second career runner-up finish, Top Fuel veteran Terry McMillen is closer than ever to his first-ever appearance in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series Countdown to the Championship.
14 Aug 2017
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McMillen
After racing to his second career runner-up finish, Top Fuel veteran Terry McMillen is closer than ever to his first-ever appearance in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series Countdown to the Championship. It also means the next two races,…
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After successful Western Swing, “Prock Rocket” aims for new heights at Brainerd

Robert Hight's Auto Club team is basking in the success of a very successful Western Swing during which the team piled up two wins and a new national speed record. Indy Bureau Chief John Kernan stopped by the John Force Racing shop to check in with crew chief Jimmy Prock about the road ahead.
14 Aug 2017
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Gary Pritchett has some nitro-driving dreams of his own

Gary Pritchett loves doing the clutch on the Capco Contractors dragster, but he also has dreams of one day contending for a championship as a Funny Car driver. He took a step in that direction recently behind the wheel of Jonnie Lindberg's Alcohol Funny Car in Indy.
14 Aug 2017
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NHRA Today™
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Gary Pritchett and his wife, Leah, are both in the hunt for a 2017 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series Top Fuel championship, she as the driver of the Papa John’s dragster and he as the clutch man for Steve Torrence's dragster, but they both took…
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Hatcher named NHRA Senior Director of Public Relations and Communications

14 Aug 2017
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Hatcher
Jessica Hatcher, an experienced public relations executive with deep family ties to NHRA racing, has been named senior director of public relations and communications.   In her new role with NHRA, Hatcher will lead and create the strategic…
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Anderson looks to get back in winner's circle in Brainerd

Greg Anderson has two Wallys this year, but a trip to the winner's circle would be even sweeter for the former champ in front of family and friends at home.
14 Aug 2017
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Anderson
Brainerd International Raceway is the first track Greg Anderson ever went to and returning there each year for the Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals, which takes place Aug. 17-20, is something the Duluth, Minn., native always enjoys. But heading there in the…
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Racer's Scrapbook: Jerry Ruth

The vaunted "King of the Northwest," Top Fuel great Jerry Ruth, shares memories of some of his favorite race cars and memories from his storied 20-year career in the sport.
11 Aug 2017
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
DRAGSTER Insider
Jerry Ruth
The chance to sit and talk with legends of drag racing is one of the real perks of my job, and for a kid who grew up following the sport from the other side of the printed page, it’s a dream come true to enjoy some one-on-one time with them. Due to…
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Flashback Friday on NHRA All Access: 1990 NHRA NorthStar Nationals

Throughout 2017, NHRA All Access subscribers will get bonus content with the airing of vintage NHRA national events as part of the new Flashback Friday feature. This week: the 1990 NHRA NorthStar Nationals
10 Aug 2017
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Flashback Friday
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Throughout 2017, NHRA All Access subscribers will get bonus content with the airing of vintage NHRA national events as part of the new Flashback Friday feature. This week: the 1990 NHRA NorthStar Nationals. Some of the highlights of the show…
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Crew Chief Confidential: NHRA Northwest Nationals

NHRA reporter Lewis Bloom caught up with the winning crew chiefs from the NHRA Northwest Nationals as the Western Swing came to a close.
10 Aug 2017
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Crew Chief Confidential
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Following the NHRA Northwest Nationals, NHRA reporter Lewis Bloom caught up with victorious crew chiefs for Funny Car driver Robert Hight, Pro Stock wheeler Drew Skillman, and Top Fuel pilot Antron Brown. Hear from Jimmy Prock, Tomi Laine, and Brian…
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Firebird celebrates 50th season with Nightfire Nationals Heritage Series event

In celebration of Firebird Raceway’s historic 50th year, the Nightfire Nationals returns to the famed Idaho track Aug. 11-13 for a race marks a key stop for both Funny Car and Top Fuel in the NHRA Hot Rod Heritage Series.
10 Aug 2017
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Nightfire
In celebration of Firebird Raceway’s historic 50th year, the Nightfire Nationals returns to the famed Idaho track Aug. 11-13 for a race marks a key stop for both Funny Car and Top Fuel in the NHRA Hot Rod Heritage Series. Leading the charge will be…
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NHRA Today Roundtable: Western Swing review

With the Western Swing now in the rear-view mirror, John Kernan joins Amanda Busick and Lewis Bloom via Skype in the Wally Parks NHRA Studio delivered by Papa John’s to look back at the past three events and the Road to the Countdown ahead.
09 Aug 2017
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Regular season nears finish line in Brainerd

The Countdown to the Championship is just two races away, which means the pressure is turning up for racers looking to secure a spot in the playoffs. The Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals will provide a spot for drivers to do just that.
09 Aug 2017
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Brainerd Hero
Tensions will rise as the drivers in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series head to Brainerd International Raceway for the 36th annual Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals, Aug. 17-21. It is the 17th of 24 races during the 2017 season and, more importantly, is…
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Behind the Numbers: How Steve Torrence turned around NHRA’s most lopsided rivalry

Steve Torrence and the Capco Boys have (finally) turned the tide against Antron Brown. Here's how they did it.
09 Aug 2017
Jacob Sundstrom, NHRA National Dragster Associate Editor
Behind the Numbers
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You know who got real tired of hearing about Antron Brown kicking Steve Torrence’s butt in Top Fuel drag racing? Steve Torrence. So, he did something about it. It took some time, as one might expect when looking for an antidote to the poison…
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WFO Radio NHRA Northwest Nationals Winners Edition

09 Aug 2017
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NHRA Northwest Nationals Winners Edition featuring Antron Brown, Robert Hight, Drew Skillman, and Jeffrey Barker.  Brown discusses making four straight final rounds and winning two of three during the Western Swing. Brown answers questions…
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Doug Chandler will continue to back 'giving cars' for DSR through 2020

The late Terry Chandler's dream of having a "giving car" in the NHRA Funny Car category will continue through 2020 after her husband, Doug Chandler, agreed to continue her mission and fund two Funny Cars with Don Schumacher Racing.
08 Aug 2017
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Terry Chandler
The late Terry Chandler's dream of having a "giving car" in the NHRA Funny Car category will continue through 2020 after her husband, Doug Chandler, agreed to continue her mission and fund two Funny Cars with Don Schumacher Racing.   The…
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Prestigious Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals returns to Indy for drag racing’s biggest event

The World’s Biggest Drag Race returns to Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis for the 63rd annual Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals, Aug. 30-Sept. 4, unleashing the thrilling, 10,000-horsepower action of NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing.
08 Aug 2017
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Indy
The World’s Biggest Drag Race returns to Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis for the 63rd annual Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals, Aug. 30-Sept. 4, unleashing the thrilling, 10,000-horsepower action of the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series.…
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Rookie Report Card after Seattle

A look at the stats of the 2017 rookie class through the NHRA Northwest Nationals, race 16 of 24 on the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series schedule.
08 Aug 2017
Candida Benson, NHRA.com Managing Editor
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Seattle Rookie Report Card
The field of contenders for the 2017 Auto Club Road to the Future Award got a little bigger in Seattle, where Top Fuel runner Mike Salinas entered his fifth event of the season, making him eligible for the award that recognizes the top rookie…
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Fast Five: NHRA Northwest Nationals

The famed Western Swing wrapped up with another weekend chock-full of great moments during the NHRA Northwest Nationals at Pacific Raceways. NHRA's Lewis Bloom and Dave Rieff took a look at some of the event's most memorable moments.
07 Aug 2017
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Fast Five
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The famed Western Swing wrapped up with another weekend chock-full of great moments during the NHRA Northwest Nationals at Pacific Raceways. NHRA's Lewis Bloom and Dave Rieff took a look at some of the event's most memorable moments.
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Brown, Hight, and Skillman close Western Swing with Seattle victories

Antron Brown, Robert Hight, and Drew Skillman closed out the Western Swing with victories at the NHRA Northwest Nationals at Pacific Raceways outside of Seattle.
06 Aug 2017
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New to NHRA Drag Racing? Here's what you need to know

New to NHRA Drag Racing? We've got you covered. Here's a quick rundown to get you up to speed on the world's fastest sport.
06 Aug 2017
NHRA National Dragster staff
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In addition to being a concert of as much as 20,000 combined horsepower, a drag race pairs two vehicles, including dragsters, cars, and motorcycles in a tournament-style elimination contest.  The NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series' two…
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Nine more drivers clinch Mello Yello Countdown to the Championship berths

As a result of racing at the NHRA Northwest Nationals, nine more drivers clinched their berths in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series Countdown to the Championship.
06 Aug 2017
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
Road to the Countdown
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As a result of racing at the NHRA Northwest Nationals, nine more drivers clinched their berths in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series Countdown to the Championship. Brittany Force, Doug Kalitta, and Clay Millican (Top Fuel), Tommy Johnson Jr…
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Turner wraps up Mickey Thompson Tires Top Fuel Harley title

With three wins and five final-round appearances, Jay Turner claimed the inaugural Mickey Thompson Tires Top Fuel Harley title and was saluted Sunday at the NHRA Northwest Nationals, the final event of the season for the fuel bikes.
06 Aug 2017
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Jay Turner
With three wins and five final-round appearances, Jay Turner claimed the inaugural Mickey Thompson Tires Top Fuel Harley title and was saluted Sunday at the NHRA Northwest Nationals, the final event of the season for the fuel bikes. The rider locked…
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Brown, Gray, Hight grab Seattle poles

Antron Brown, Tanner Gray, and Robert Hight are the final qualifying leaders at the NHRA Northwest Nationals at Pacific Raceways outside of Seattle. Eliminations begin Sunday at 11 a.m. Pacific.
05 Aug 2017
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Antron Brown
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NHRA Northwest Nationals Sunday Notebook

Antron Brown, Robert Hight, and Drew Skillman close out the Western Swing with Wallys at the NHRA Northwest Nationals.
05 Aug 2017
NHRA National Dragster staff
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NHRA Northwest Nationals Saturday Notebook

05 Aug 2017
NHRA National Dragster staff
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Seattle
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