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Tony Stewart, TJ Zizzo, and Chris King talk winning, Chicago, and more

11 May 2023
Posted by NHRA.com staff
NHRA Insider podcast


On this three-guest episode of the NHRA Insider Podcast, racers Tony Stewart, T.J. Zizzo, and Chris King join host Brian Lohnes to talk about winning races, new cars, and working relentlessly to make it in the sport of NHRA drag racing. 

Stewart has come on very strong lately in Top Alcohol Dragster. Winning the national event in Las Vegas unleashed he and his team and they have gone on to capture another victory, at the Indy regional Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event. Stewart talks about the evolution of the team, how he has evolved as a competitor, and a wide variety of topics. 

Zizzo and Chris King are both Chicagoland drag racing success stories. Neither man is made of money but both will be racing nitro-burning cars at the Gerber Collision & Glass NHRA Route 66 Nationals. Zizzo and team took more than a season off to construct a brand-new, cutting-edge Top Fuel dragster. They have designs on making trouble for the competition at their home track. 

King is a Chicago firefighter who loves Funny Cars and has worked his whole life to get to a point where he can compete in one. King tells his story of hard work, being a regular guy, and how he's been able to make his dreams slowly come true. 

Three great conversations in this one, you'll enjoy it all!