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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, who defeated Warren Johnson in the final round for the historic milestone feat.

What’s amazing about Glidden’s histrionics is that it took him all of 139 races to reach that milestone, exactly 50 races quicker than any driver to reach that mark. Glidden’s résumé includes 10 season championships and 85 wins, nine at the prestigious Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals.

To date, 17 drivers have recorded 50 wins, most recently at the Dodge NHRA Nationals, where Peter Biondo joined the list with his victory in Stock eliminator.