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Justin Ashley has sights on bigger goals in 2021 after standout rookie year

After a brilliant rookie season, Justin Ashley has barely taken a minute to bask in his success. It's been full speed ahead for the promising Top Fuel driver, pushing forward both in business and in his burgeoning racing career.
06 Mar 2021
Josh Hachat
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Justin Ashley
After a brilliant rookie season, Justin Ashley has barely taken a minute to bask in his success. It's been full speed ahead for the promising Top Fuel driver, pushing forward both in business and in his burgeoning racing career. Heading into…
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Pre-season testing in Florida

Pre-season testing for the NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series season-opening Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals is underway in South Florida. We've got photos and videos of the action!
06 Mar 2021
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Laris doubles, Nataas, Bellemeur also take wins at Gainesville 'Baby Gators' event

Ross Laris doubled in Super Comp and Top Dragster while Julie Nataas and Sean Bellemeur captured Top Alcohol wins as the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, Southeast Division contested the Baby Gators event at Gainesville Raceway.
05 Mar 2021
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Division 2
The following are Sunday's final results from the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, Southeast Division Sixth annual Baby Gators: TOP ALCOHOL DRAGSTER Julie Nataas, Santa Monica, Calif., 5.237, 276.18  def. Duane Shields,…
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Scrappers Racing returns in three classes after 15-month hiatus

Scrappers Racing will start the 2021 NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series with a three-team lineup at the Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals, competing in Top Fuel, Pro Stock Motorcycle, and Top Alcohol Dragster.
05 Mar 2021
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Mike Salinas
Scrappers Racing will start the 2021 NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series with a three-team lineup at the Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals. Mike Salinas will return to the seat of the Top Fuel dragster, Jasmine Salinas will step into a brand…
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Where past meets present: New National Dragster salutes 70 years of NHRA history

The latest issue of NHRA National Dragster is online for NHRA Members and in the mail to members around the world, incorporating the annual Fan Guide along with key features including interviews with John Force and Cruz Pedregon and a look at potential first-time winners in 2021.
05 Mar 2021
NHRA National Dragster staff
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National Dragster
Read the issue The latest issue of NHRA National Dragster…
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Dodge//SRT named title sponsor of Denver, Indianapolis events; Mopar Express Lane to sponsor Reading race

NHRA officials announced Mopar and Dodge//SRT as the title rights sponsors of the Dodge//SRT Mile-High NHRA Nationals presented by Pennzoil, the prestigious Dodge//SRT NHRA U.S. Nationals, and the Mopar Express Lane NHRA Nationals presented by Pennzoil.
05 Mar 2021
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Dodge
NHRA officials announced Mopar and Dodge//SRT as the title rights sponsors of the Dodge//SRT Mile-High NHRA Nationals presented by Pennzoil at Bandimere Speedway in Denver, the prestigious Dodge//SRT NHRA U.S. Nationals at Lucas Oil Raceway at…
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NHRA and Hot Wheels: Together Again

Earlier this week, NHRA announced a partnership with Mattel’s Hot Wheels brand to bring NHRA-branded drag racing diecast cars to the mass market, the continuation of a relationship that began in 1970. Here's a look back at how it all got started.
05 Mar 2021
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
DRAGSTER Insider
Hot Wheels
In case you missed it earlier this week, NHRA announced a partnership with Mattel’s Hot Wheels brand to bring NHRA-branded drag racing diecast cars to the mass market, a release that certainly…
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Preseason testing squad goals: Regaining a rhythm and shaking off the rust

Preseason testing ahead of the Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals begins this weekend in Palm Beach, Fla. NHRA's John Kernan checked in with crew chiefs from John Force Racing, Don Schumacher Racing, and Kalitta Motorsports on their squad goals.
04 Mar 2021
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pre-seaspn testing
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Kalitta Motorsports to host A Kid Again families at select 2021 NHRA races

During the 2021 NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series season, Kalitta Motorsports will be partnering with A Kid Again, a nonprofit organization fostering hope, happiness, and healing for children facing life-threatening conditions and their families. 
04 Mar 2021
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A Kid Again
  During the 2021 NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series season, Kalitta Motorsports will be partnering with A Kid Again, a nonprofit organization fostering hope, happiness, and healing for children facing life-threatening conditions and…
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SiriusXM to make NHRA debut on Antron Brown’s Matco Tools dragster

SiriusXM has joined Antron Brown and the Don Schumacher Racing Matco Tools Toyota Top Fuel dragster team as an associate partner on the championship-winning machine. 
04 Mar 2021
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Antron Brown
SiriusXM has joined Antron Brown and the Don Schumacher Racing Matco Tools Toyota Top Fuel dragster team as an associate partner on the championship-winning machine.  SiriusXM has been involved in the motorsports industry via the NASCAR Cup…
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Don Garlits joins WFO Radio podcast to discuss hall of fame inductees

Drag racing icon Don Garlits joins Joe Castello on the WFO Radio podcast to discuss the 2021 International Drag Racing Hall of Fame inductees. Garlits tells stories and gives his thoughts on each inductee.
03 Mar 2021
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Don Garlits
  Drag racing icon Don Garlits joins Joe Castello on the WFO Radio podcast to discuss the 2021 International Drag Racing Hall of Fame inductees. Garlits tells stories and gives his thoughts on each inductee. For more NHRA interviews…
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Nitro Time Machine: Jack Ostrander goes for a wild ride at 1993 Gatornationals

In our latest Nitro Time Machine feature, we've gone back to the 1993 Gatornationals where Top Fuel veteran Jack Ostrander went for a wild ride, but walked away unharmed.
03 Mar 2021
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NHRA, Mattel partner in the fast lane with iconic Hot Wheels brand

NHRA and Mattel have announced a licensing partnership to develop collectible die-cast vehicles under the iconic Hot Wheels brand, hitting stores in June. 
03 Mar 2021
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Hot Wheels
NHRA and Mattel have announced a licensing partnership to develop collectible die-cast vehicles under the iconic Hot Wheels brand, hitting stores in June.  The new partnership will see die-cast versions of classic hot rods, including a '74…
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My First Race Car: Paul Lee

From his first trip down a dragstrip in his family's '73 Duster to his current 330-mph Funny Car, Paul Lee has come a long way in drag racing. Lee provides more details on his journey in our latest edition of My First Race Car, presented by QA-1 Performance.
03 Mar 2021
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Top Fuel driver Joe Morrison, Leverich Racing launch #RacersToTheRescue

Leverich Racing and its driver Joe Morrison have announced the launch of #RacersToTheRescue, a cause marketing program designed to assist local businesses hard hit by the COVID-19 pandemic.
02 Mar 2021
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Joe Morrison
Leverich Racing and its driver Joe Morrison have announced the launch of #RacersToTheRescue, a cause marketing program designed to assist local businesses hard hit by the COVID-19 pandemic. “We’re incredibly fortunate to be able to race cars for…
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John Force to open 2021 Camping World NHRA season with BlueDEF Platinum livery

BlueDEF Platinum will be emblazoned on the side of 16-time Funny Car world champion John Force’s Chevrolet Camaro SS Funny Car to begin the 2021 NHRA Camping World Series season.
02 Mar 2021
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John Force
BlueDEF Platinum will be emblazoned on the side of 16-time Funny Car world champion John Force’s Chevrolet Camaro SS Funny Car to begin the 2021 NHRA Camping World Series season.   In coordination with Old World Industries, the parent company…
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NHRA.tv to stream NHRA ‘Baby Gators’ event plus preseason test session

NHRA’s exclusive streaming service, NHRA.tv, will give NHRA fans free viewing access to both the "Baby Gators" NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event and the preseason testing session prior to the Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals.
02 Mar 2021
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NHRA.tv
NHRA’s exclusive streaming service, NHRA.tv, will give NHRA fans free viewing access to both the "Baby Gators" NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event and the preseason testing session prior to the Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals. Fans are…
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Antron Brown and team looking to carry 2020 momentum into new season

Antron Brown and his Matco Tools team, led by crew chief Brian Corradi, finally found their footing late in 2020, giving them a huge springboard of confidence heading into the 2021 season.
01 Mar 2021
Josh Hachat
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Antron Brown
You'll never find Antron Brown lacking for energy, but it hasn't been surprising seeing the three-time Top Fuel world champ and his team with a little more pep in their step this offseason. After arguably the most challenging stretch in his…
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Steamfitters UA Local 602 extends partnership with Pro Stock Motorcycle racer Kelly Clontz

Steamfitters UA Local 602, located in the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan area, has renewed its partnership with the husband-and-wife Pro Stock Motorcycle team of Chris and Kelly Clontz for the fourth consecutive season.
01 Mar 2021
Posted by NHRA.com staff
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clontz
Steamfitters UA Local 602, located in the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan area, has renewed its partnership with the husband-and-wife Pro Stock Motorcycle team of Chris and Kelly Clontz for the fourth consecutive season. Clontz will make her…
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Nitro Time Machine: Revel in the golden age of Pro Stock at the 1976 Gatornationals

Some of Pro Stock's best-known and most successful Pro Stock racers battled for the title at the 1976 Gatornationals in Gainesville, Fla.
01 Mar 2021
Posted by NHRA.com staff
Nitro Time Machine
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Pro Stock Motorcycle rider John Hall returns to Matt Smith Racing

John Hall, a two-time winner in the Pro Stock Motorcycle category, will rejoin Matt Smith Racing in 2021 beginning with the upcoming Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals.
01 Mar 2021
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
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Hall
John Hall, a two-time winner in the Pro Stock Motorcycle category, will rejoin Matt Smith Racing in 2021 beginning with the upcoming Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals. Hall will race a V-Twin EBR that is backed by FireCore 50 ignition wires…
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NHRA prepares for expansion of electric vehicle racing; calls for manufacturer and industry input

With an eye towards future expansion, NHRA set to host a panel discussion regarding electric vehicle racing program during the upcoming NHRA Gatornatioanls in Gainesville.
01 Mar 2021
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
News
electric
Throughout its 70-year history, the National Hot Rod Association has maintained a close and productive relationship with many of the OEM automobile manufacturers, and that valued connection continues to this day. In recent years, auto manufacturers…
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John Force Racing ready for season-opening Amalie Motor Oil Gatornationals

John Force Racing recently announced its return to competition in 2021 at the Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals. NHRA’s John Kernan checked in with crew chiefs Jimmy Prock, Daniel Hood, and David Grubnic for the latest updates.
26 Feb 2021
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John Force Racing
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Division 4's Nitro on the Bayou races to conclusion at No Problem Raceway

Final champions were crowned Sunday as the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series raced to completion in the South Central Division with the Nitro on the Bayou:event at No Problem Raceway Park.
26 Feb 2021
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Division 4
The following are Sunday's final results from the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, South Central Division Nitro on the Bayou: TOP ALCOHOL DRAGSTER Duane Shields, Boulder City, Nev., 5.322, 275.13  def. Rachel Meyer,…
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Tickets for Mopar Express Lane NHRA SpringNationals in Houston now on sale

Tickets for the 34th annual Mopar Express Lane NHRA SpringNationals presented by Pennzoil, scheduled for May 21-23 in the Houston suburb of Baytown, are now available.
26 Feb 2021
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Houston
Tickets are now on sale for the 34th annual Mopar Express Lane NHRA SpringNationals presented by Pennzoil, scheduled for May 21-23 in the Houston suburb of Baytown.   The largest annual sporting event in Southeast Texas will feature…
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Leah Pruett ready to ride wave of enthusiasm into 2021 season opener

NHRA Top Fuel star Leah Pruett is ready for the 2021 NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series season to launch at the Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals and also looking forward to pursuing her other passion, wake surfing..
26 Feb 2021
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Leah Pruett
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Fire and despair in the desert

It's one thing to lose a race car to fire on the dragstrip and another to lose it in a trailer fire on the way to the track. John Lombardo Jr. recounts the "surreal and unpleasant night" in 1984 when legendary Funny Car owner Joe Pisano's rig burned to the ground in the California desert.
26 Feb 2021
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
DRAGSTER Insider
Dragster Insider
  It's no secret that nitro Funny Car racing can be a perilous endeavor. Mechanical failures on nitromethane-burning engines have been around since the class' inception in the mid-1960s and are a foreseeable if not predictable result of…
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GearWrench joins Don Schumacher Racing as Official Tool Supplier of NAPA Auto Parts Funny Car team

25 Feb 2021
Posted by NHRA.com staff
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GearWrench
GearWrench, the manufacturer of premier mechanic hand tools, has partnered with Don Schumacher Racing to be the official tool supplier of Ron Capps and the Napa Auto Parts Funny Car team.   The multi-year agreement between GearWrench and DSR’…
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Rob Flynn and Steve Torrence: A crew chief and a champion tell all

25 Feb 2021
Posted by NHRA.com staff
NHRA Insider podcast
NHRA Insider
  Kalitta Motorsports crew chief Rob Flynn and Top Fuel world champion Steve Torrence join Brian Lohnes on this episode of the NHRA Insider Podcast. Flynn tells his story of how he got into drag racing, how he worked his way through…
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eCarMover backing two-car Alan Prusiensky Racing Pro Stock team in 2021

eCarMover will be backing two Pro Stock entries at the NHRA season-opening Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals as Pro Stock veteran Alan Prusiensky and rookie Mike Callahan will each be backed by the Florida-based company.
24 Feb 2021
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Alan Prusiensky
When the 2021 NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series gets underway March 12-13, eCarMover will be backing two Pro Stock entries at the 52nd annual Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals. Pro Stock veteran Alan Prusiensky and rookie Mike Callahan will…
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