On this episode of the NHRA Insider, new Vance & Hines team rider Gaige Herrera and multi-time champion Funny Car crew chief Dickie Venables join host Brian Lohnes to talk about testing, preparing, and what it will take to win in 2023.
Third-generation drag racer Herrera was practically made for this moment in his life. He's the newest name on the Vance & Hines roster and, after a highly successful first test session at Gainesville, he's ready for what the season will bring. Herrera talks about his evolution in drag racing, his family's roots in the sport, and the expectations he has to perform in the 2023 season. If the test was any indicator, this guy is going to be a force to be reckoned with this season.
Venables talks about the fresh start to 2023 with the same team in the same roles. He talks about his off-season preparations, how he reviews data, what it will take to be at the top in '23, and how life at Tony Stewart Racing is a breath of fresh air in NHRA Drag Racing. Venables talks about his hobbies away from the track and how excited he is to return to Chicago this year.
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