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Behind the scenes at NHRA's annual Media Day: Photoshoots and fun for all

Prior to the start of the Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals each season, NHRA drivers take part in Media Day, posing for photos and video footage to be used throughout the season. Here’s a look at some fun moments from the photoshoots.
07 Feb 2020
NHRA National Dragster staff
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Leah Pritchett

Prior to the start of the Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals each season, NHRA drivers take part in Media Day, posing for photos and video footage to be used throughout the season.

NHRA on FOX, NHRA National Dragster magazine, NHRA social media, and team photographers all gather to put the drivers through the paces. Here’s a look at some fun moments from the photoshoots from the cameras of the ND staff.
 

J.R. Todd showed off his new helmet, which features photos of team owner Connie Kalitta's early Top Fueler and one of his cargo planes.

Erica Enders is a three-time Pro Stock champ and has the rings to prove it.

Can you tell that Jeg Coughlin Jr. has done this before?

Aaron Stanfield definitely needs headshots after committing to the full season in Pro Stock.

A "family photo" for the Don Schumacher Racing team.

The Cuadra family reunion: Fernando Sr. , center, flanked by sons Cristian, left, and Fernando Jr.

Mickey Thompson Tires Top Fuel Harley riders are also part of the day. Two-time reigning champ Tii Tharpe looks like he's ready to come out gunning.

Pro Stock's Alex Laughlin lifts his lid.

Leah Pruett shows off her favorite cover of NHRA National Dragster magazine, commemorating her win in Brainerd last year.

New Top Fuel driver Brandon Welch looked good in his new firesuit.

"Fast Jack" Beckman? How about "Air Jack" after this impressive takeoff?