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Crew Chief Confidential: Mike Neff

Mike Neff, who tuned Tony Schumacher to his first Top Fuel victory of the season last weekend in Bristol, joins NHRA's Lewis Bloom via Skype in the Wally Parks NHRA Studio presented by Papa John's to talk about the win, this season's progress, and more.
20 Jun 2018
Posted by NHRA.com staff
Crew Chief Confidential
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2017 Top Fuel world champ Brittany Force nominated for ESPYS Best Driver Award

Brittany Force, 2017 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series Top Fuel world champion, has been nominated for the 2017 ESPYS Best Driver Award.
20 Jun 2018
Posted by NHRA.com staff
News
Brittany Force
Brittany Force, 2017 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series Top Fuel world champion, has been nominated for the 2017 ESPYS Best Driver Award, it was announced by ESPN. It is the eighth time a John Force Racing driver has been nominated for the award…
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Rising pressure brings out the best in Funny Car newcomer Shawn Langdon

First-year Funny Car driver Shawn Langdon has a big challenge in front of him heading to the 12th annual Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals at Summit Racing Equipment Motorsports Park.
20 Jun 2018
Posted by NHRA.com staff
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Shawn Langdon
Never one to shy away from a challenge, first-year Funny Car driver Shawn Langdon has a big one in front of him heading to this weekend’s 12th annual Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals at Summit Racing Equipment Motorsports Park. Langdon, a…
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NHRA Top Fuel rookie Worm joins Team Edelbrock Racing

Edelbrock has announced NHRA Top Fuel racer Audrey Worm as the latest addition to Team Edelbrock Racing.
19 Jun 2018
Posted by NHRA.com staff
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Audrey Worm
Edelbrock has announced NHRA Top Fuel racer Audrey Worm as the latest addition to Team Edelbrock Racing. Worm began her racing career in her dad’s Slingshot Dragsters shop’s nostalgia front-engine dragster at the age of 16 and competed in…
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Steve Torrence hopes to go back-to-back at Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals

Top Fuel points leader Steve Torrence goes to Norwalk looking to defend his event title and stay on top of the field.
19 Jun 2018
Posted by NHRA.com staff
News
Steve Torrence
A year after winning eight races during a banner 2017 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season, Steve Torrence has gone to several events this year as the defending event winner. It’s something that doesn’t get old for the Top Fuel standout and…
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Ron Capps talks Fitzgerald USA NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals Funny Car win

2017 Funny Car world champion Ron Capps joined NHRA reporter Lewis Bloom on Facebook Live to discuss his victory in Thunder Valley.
19 Jun 2018
Posted by NHRA.com staff
NHRA Today™
Ron Capps
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Fast Five: Fitzgerald USA NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals

NHRA's Lewis Bloom and Amanda Busick share their top five moments from the Fitzgerald USA NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals.
18 Jun 2018
Posted by NHRA.com staff
Fast Five
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Welch scores first SAM Tech Factory Stock Showdown victory in Bristol

Joe Welch takes Drag Pak Challenger to first win in School of Automotive Machinists and Technology NHRA Factory Stock Showdown.
17 Jun 2018
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
News
Joe Welch
While opponent Arthur Kohn was sitting under the tower, strapped into his COPO Camaro, Joe Welch and his crew were in the back of the Bristol Dragway staging lanes, hastily preparing his Drag Pak Challenger for the final round. Welch answered the…
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Schumacher, Capps get first wins of season at Fitzgerald USA NHRA Nationals; Coughlin captures Pro Stock win

Tony Schumacher took home a Top Fuel Wally for the first time in more than a year, while Don Schumacher Racing teammate Ron Capps (Funny Car) also won for the first time in 2018. Jeg Coughlin Jr. (Pro Stock) earned his second victory of the year.
17 Jun 2018
Posted by NHRA.com staff
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Event winners, from left, Tony Schumacher, Jeg Coughlin Jr., and Ron Capps 4
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Green flips car during Fitzgerald USA NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals Pro Mod action

The parachutes on Chad Green's Chevy Camaro did not deploy, resulting in the car flipping and skidding into the sand trap during E3 Spark Plugs NHRA Pro Mod eliminations. The racer exited the car under his own power.
17 Jun 2018
Posted by NHRA.com staff
News
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Fitzgerald USA NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals Sunday Notebook

17 Jun 2018
NHRA National Dragster staff
Race coverage
Bristol
Ladders | Features | Photos | Results ELIMINATION ROUND RECAPS …
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Happy Father's Day!

NHRA wishes a Happy Father's Day to all the dads out there. Whether you be a racer, a fan, a sponsor, or any part of our world, we wish you the happiest of days.
17 Jun 2018
Posted by NHRA.com staff
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Greg Anderson scores 100th No. 1 qualifier; Millican, C. Force earn Fitzgerald USA NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals poles

Greg Anderson became just the fourth racer to accrue 100 No. 1 qualifiers by taking the pole in Bristol. He was joined by Clay Millican (Top Fuel) and Courtney Force (Funny Car) atop the heat at the Fitzgerald USA NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals.
16 Jun 2018
Posted by NHRA.com staff
Race coverage
Greg Anderson
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Gas Monkey adds Jeff Diehl Racing Funny Car as NHRA partner

The Gas Monkey Garage is taking its involvement in NHRA racing to the next level by partnering up with Jeff Diehl Racing and its nitro Funny Car.
16 Jun 2018
Posted by NHRA.com staff
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Jeff Diehl
The Gas Monkey Garage is taking its involvement in NHRA racing to the next level by partnering up with Jeff Diehl Racing and its nitro Funny Car. Diehl serves as both owner and driver of his Toyota Solara dragster. No strangers to the dragstrip,…
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Night at The Museum: The Yoo Hoo Too Chevy

A car show in North Carolina inspired Wayne Jesel to re-visit his drag racing roots for this weekend’s Night at the Musuem. Jesel and partner Tony Massari raced Junior Stock back in the 1960s with a 1956 Chevy Sedan Delivery.
16 Jun 2018
Posted by NHRA.com staff
NHRA Today™
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A car show in North Carolina inspired Wayne Jesel to re-visit his drag racing roots for this weekend’s Night at the Musuem. Jesel and partner Tony Massari raced Junior Stock back in the 1960s with a 1956 Chevy Sedan Delivery. His re-creation is one…
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Fitzgerald USA NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals Saturday Notebook

16 Jun 2018
NHRA National Dragster staff
Race coverage
Bristol
Preview | Features | Photos | Results QUALIFYING ROUND RECAPS PRO…
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Courtney Force claims Friday pole; Millican, Anderson top classes at Fitzgerald USA NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals

Courtney Force raced to the provisional pole in Funny Car at the Fitzgerald USA NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals, while Clay Millican (Top Fuel) and Greg Anderson (Pro Stock) stood atop their classes yet again after the first day of racing in Bristol.
15 Jun 2018
Posted by NHRA.com staff
Race coverage
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Mark Oswald named 2018 Legend of Thunder Valley

Mark Oswald, currently a crew chief for three-time Top Fuel world champion Antron Brown but formerly an event-winning Top Fuel and Funny Car driver, will be inducted as the newest Legend of Thunder Valley during pre-race ceremonies of the Fitzgerald USA NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals.
15 Jun 2018
Posted by NHRA.com staff
News
Mark Oswald
Mark Oswald, who lives in Bristol lore as a Funny Car legend of the 1980s, joins an esteemed group as the newest Legend of Thunder Valley. Oswald, currently a crew chief for three-time Top Fuel world champion Antron Brown, will be inducted as the…
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Fitzgerald USA NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals Friday Notebook

15 Jun 2018
NHRA National Dragster staff
Race coverage
Bristol
Preview | Features | Photos | Results QUALIFYING ROUND RECAPS…
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Flashback Friday on NHRA All Access: 2001 NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals

Throughout 2018, NHRA All Access subscribers will get bonus content with the airing of vintage NHRA national events as part of the new Flashback Friday feature. This week: 2001 NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals.
15 Jun 2018
Posted by NHRA.com staff
Flashback Friday
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Throughout 2018, NHRA All Access subscribers will get bonus content with the airing of vintage NHRA national events as part of the new Flashback Friday feature. This week: 2001 NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals. The event featured Greg Anderson's…
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Remembering "the Mongoose"

Some of his best racing friends remember Tom "the Mongoose" McEwen in a touching and funny retrospect to one of the most popular drivers in the sport's history.
15 Jun 2018
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
DRAGSTER Insider
Tom McEwen
Stunned. Crushed. Heartbroken. Really, really sad. Teary-eyed. Despondent. Those are pretty much my first six stages of grieving over just the two hours after I got the call Monday morning that we’d lost “the Mongoose.”  I know I’m not…
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Alex Laughlin hopes to recreate Bristol magic at this year’s event

A frustrating 2018 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season has a chance to get a whole lot better on Father’s Day weekend for Alex Laughlin at this weekend’s 18th annual Fitzgerald USA NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals at Bristol Dragway.
14 Jun 2018
Posted by NHRA.com staff
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Alex Laughlin
A frustrating 2018 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season has a chance to get a whole lot better on Father’s Day weekend for Alex Laughlin at this weekend’s 18th annual Fitzgerald USA NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals at Bristol Dragway. Laughlin…
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Tricky Tipster: Torrence, Force, Anderson, and Smith are popular Bristol picks

Tricky Tipster labels Steve Torrence, Courtney Force, Greg Anderson, and Rickie Smith as the pre-race favorites for this weekend's Fitzgerald USA Thunder Valley Nationals in Bristol.
14 Jun 2018
NHRA National Dragster staff
News
Tricky Tipster
After an embarrassing 0-5 performance in Richmond, Tricky Tipster, National Dragster's resident odds-maker, has gone back to the drawing board for this weekend’s Fitzgerald USA NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals in Bristol and come up with the following…
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The “pizza maker versus the drag racer” takes center stage again in Bristol

Three-time world champion Antron Brown will face off against Papa John’s Pizza founder, "Papa" John Schnatter, during the Papa John’s Charity Challenge this weekend at the Fiztgerald USA NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals.
13 Jun 2018
Posted by NHRA.com staff
News
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Three-time world champion Antron Brown will face off against Papa John’s Pizza founder, "Papa" John Schnatter, during the Papa John’s Charity Challenge this weekend at the Fiztgerald USA NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals. The ‘pizza maker versus…
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NHRA Today Roundtable: Fitzgerald USA NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals preview

NHRA on FOX correspondents John Kernan, Dave Rieff, and Tony Pedregon joined Lewis Bloom via Skype in the Wally Parks NHRA Studio to discuss the storylines heading into this weekend’s Fitzgerald USA NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals in Bristol.
13 Jun 2018
Posted by NHRA.com staff
NHRA Today™
02:21
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Tanner Gray discusses Pro Stock win at Virginia NHRA Nationals

Second-year Pro Stock racer Tanner Gray joined NHRA reporter Lewis Bloom in the Wally Park Studio delivered by Papa John's via Skype. Gray talked earning his second win of the season and racing in Richmond.
12 Jun 2018
Posted by NHRA.com staff
NHRA Today™
05:40
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Crew Chief Confidential: Virginia NHRA Nationals

NHRA reporter Lewis Bloom interviewed the winning crew chiefs following the Virginia NHRA Nationals, including: Bobby Lagana, Brian Corradi, Dave Connolly and Tim Kulungian.
12 Jun 2018
Posted by NHRA.com staff
Crew Chief Confidential
03:40
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Clay Millican looks to repeat at site of first win at Fitzgerald USA NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals

Clay Millican captured his first career Top Fuel victory a year ago with his win at Bristol Dragway in one of the most thrilling moments of the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season. Now, he's looking for more.
12 Jun 2018
Posted by NHRA.com staff
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Clay Millican
In what was one of the most thrilling moments of the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season, Clay Millican captured his first career Top Fuel victory a year ago with his win at Bristol Dragway. Headed back to his first race as defending champ,…
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Allen Johnson makes Factory Stock return at Fitzgerald USA NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals

Allen Johnson returns to NHRA competition in Bristol in the SAM Tech Factory Stock Showdown where he will battle it out with Don Schumacher Racing competitors Leah Pritchett and Mark Pawuk in a loaded field.
12 Jun 2018
Jacob Sundstrom, NHRA National Dragster Associate Editor
News
Allen Johnson
Allen Johnson returns to NHRA competition at the Fitzgerald USA NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals in his Mopar Dodge Challenge Drag Pak. Johnson raced in the SAM Tech…
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J.R. Todd hopes to win Wally for his dad at Fitzgerald USA NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals

Funny Car standout J.R. Todd looks to get first win at Thunder Valley while racing over Father's Day weekend.
12 Jun 2018
Posted by NHRA.com staff
News
J.R. Todd
Every year, the Todd family takes a vacation in their motorhome that puts them at Bristol Dragway during the annual NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series race. The event, the Fitzgerald USA NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals, takes place on Father’s Day…
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