On this episode of the NHRA Insider Podcast, two members of the same team join host Brian Lohnes to talk about the red-hot start to their season. Justin Ashley and Mike Green, the driver and crew chief of the Phillips Connect Top Fuel dragster, have, along with a talented team, scored two convincing wins in a row, in Phoenix and then Pomona.
In these two separate conversations, Lohnes talks to Ashley about not only winning but the process of racing at the highest levels, taking the Mission #2Fast2Tasty NHRA Challenge crown, No. 1 qualifier, and event win in Pomona along with many other topics like his race weekend regimen and more.
Green talks about running his dragster, being paired with a talent like Ashley, and operating the points leading team so far in 2023. There's great insight into the last two races from a crew chief perspective, the dynamics of his crew, the fact that his boss works actively on the car, and why these guys are built for the long haul this season.
Insights from the driver's seat as well as the crew chief lounge on this episode and all from the same winning team!