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NHRA Skype interview with Top Alcohol Dragster world champion Megan Meyer

Megan Meyer won her second-straight Lucas Oil Series Top Alcohol Dragster championship in 2020 and then announced her retirement from active competition. She joined NHRA's Brian Lohnes via Skype for an exclusive NHRA.com interview.
04 Dec 2020
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Name a random NHRA racer ... go

Challenged on Twitter to pick a random NHRA driver, fans responded with a wide-ranging and impressive list of their favorites. Now you get your chance, too.
04 Dec 2020
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
DRAGSTER Insider
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Fandom is such a unique thing. What attracts one person to a specific celebrity or athlete varies differently from what others may think. Some people become fans based on accomplishments, others on intangibles like work ethics, personality, and…
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Nitro Time Machine: Underdog Bob Gilbertson goes the distance in Houston win

In our latest Nitro Time Machine, go back to Houston in 2000 where Bob Gilbertson scored one for the underdogs when he drove to the Funny Car title over Jerry Toliver.
02 Dec 2020
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NHRA Skype interview with Top Dragster world champion Anthony Bertozzi

Former Super Stock champ Anthony Bertozzi won the 2020 championship in Top Dragster presented by Vortech Superchargers and he joined NHRA's Brian Lohnes via Skype to recap his historic season.
02 Dec 2020
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
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2020 Mickey Thompson Tires Top Fuel Harley Series champ Randal Andras

Randal Andras dominated the competition in the Mickey Thompson Tires Top Fuel Harley Series in 2020, winning six of the eight events en route to winning Jay Turner Racing's fourth straight championship, but only after he got his mojo back.
02 Dec 2020
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
2020 world champion profile
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The way that Randal Andras explains it, the biggest hurdle for any rider in NHRA’s Top Fuel Harley class is not just that you’re straddling a 1,500-hp, nitro-burning rocket that, for safety reasons, you’re not even allowed to sit on until the engine…
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Robert Hight wins AAA Decision 2020 Drags or Checkered Flags fan vote

Robert Hight and NHRA Championship Drag Racing earned the votes in AAA’s Decision 2020: Drags or Checkered Flags to retain bragging rights as best racing series. Hight, who also won the contest in 2016, faced off with fellow AAA-sponsored NASCAR driver Joey Logano. 
01 Dec 2020
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Robert Hight and NHRA Championship Drag Racing earned the votes in AAA’s Decision 2020: Drags or Checkered Flags to retain bragging rights as best racing series. Hight, who also won the contest in 2016, faced off with fellow AAA-sponsored NASCAR…
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2020 SAMTech.edu Factory Stock Showdown champion Aaron Stanfield

Short of winning the Powerball lottery, there isn’t much else Aaron Stanfield could have done to make his 2020 season any more successful. Despite the challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic, Stanfield persevered to put together one of the greatest seasons for any NHRA driver.
01 Dec 2020
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
2020 world champion profile
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Short of winning the Powerball lottery, there isn’t much else Aaron Stanfield could have done to make his 2020 season any more successful. Despite the challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic, Stanfield persevered to put together one of the…
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2020 E3 Spark Plugs NHRA Pro Mod champion Stevie Fast Jackson

Fueled by fans and out to punish the competition, Steve Jackson's second championship in the E3 Spark Plugs NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series presented by J&A Service was brutal for everyone — including "Stevie Fast."
01 Dec 2020
David Kennedy
2020 world champion profile
2020 NHRA Pro Mod champ — Stevie Fast Jackson
Forged from the Southeast’s grudge-racing world, Stevie “Fast” Jackson’s mixture of performance, self-promotion, and maniacal work ethic have produced back-to-back championships in the E3 Spark Plugs NHRA Pro Mod Series presented by J&A Service…
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NHRA announces revisions to the Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series schedule

NHRA officials announced new dates for the 2021 Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series events contested at Cecil County Dragway and Rockingham Dragway.
01 Dec 2020
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NHRA officials announced new dates for the 2021 Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series events contested at Cecil County Dragway and Rockingham Dragway. The event at Cecil County Dragway has been moved to Oct. 8-10, and the event at Rockingham Dragway has…
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Terry McMillen and team continue to work towards 2021 return to Top Fuel

The financial impact of the COVID-19 pandemic hit home for Top Fuel racer Terry McMillen and team when their sponsor regretfully had to suspend its contract, ending their 2020 season early, but the veteran is still racing ahead with plans for 2021.
01 Dec 2020
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Tickets on sale now for 2021 Virginia NHRA Nationals June 4-6

Tickets are now on sale for the third annual Virginia NHRA Nationals, June 4-6. This event marks the eighth stop on the 2021 NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series season tour.
30 Nov 2020
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Tickets are now on sale for the third annual Virginia NHRA Nationals. This event marks the eighth stop on the 2021 NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series season tour. After a shortened 2020 season due to the global pandemic, NHRA and race teams…
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J.R. Todd looks back at a challenging season and ahead to a promising 2021

2018 NHRA Funny Car world champion J.R. Todd takes a look back at a trying 2020 NHRA season but one he is happy was completed as he looks ahead to the 2021 NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series season.
30 Nov 2020
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2018 NHRA Funny Car world champion J.R. Todd, driver of the DHL Toyota Camry Funny Car, couldn’t find the same magic this year, finishing sixth in the standings, and takes a look back at a trying 2020 NHRA season but one he is happy was completed as…
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Nitro Time Machine: Al Hofmann gets the best of John Force at '95 Finals

The rivalry between Al Hofmann and John Force was strong throughout the 1990s including their epic Funny Car battle at the 1995 NHRA Finals in Pomona.
29 Nov 2020
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1971: Garlits goes 'Big,' Funnies go 220, Sox goes wild, and NHRA goes to Canada

As NHRA prepares to celebrate its 70th anniversary in 2021, here's a look back 50 seasons ago, when Don Garlits introduced the first successful rear-engine Top Fueler, Funny Car performance zoomed out of sight, Ronnie Sox won six of eight Pro Stock events but not the world championship, and NHRA went to Canada.
27 Nov 2020
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
DRAGSTER Insider
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As I mentioned in this space last week, NHRA is preparing for its 70th-anniversary celebration next year, a chance to reflect and remember all of the great racers and great moments that helped get us where we are today. As you can imagine, this…
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Nitro Time Machine: That time in Memphis where John Force saw Elvis at 1,000 feet

At the 1992 Memphis race, John Force suffered one of the worst incidents of his long Funny Car career. Unhurt and unfazed, his reaction in this never before seen footage is pure gold.
27 Nov 2020
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Save big on NHRA ticket orders on Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals

Friday, Nov. 27 through Monday, Nov. 30: See which NHRA event near you will be offering exclusive deals on the ultimate stocking stuffer of the holiday season.
27 Nov 2020
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Give the gift of nitro this holiday season with tickets to NHRA Camping World Drag racing Series events in 2021. These deals are good only though Nov. 20 at 11:59 p.m., so act now and don't get left behind! You won’t see another deal like…
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Happy Thanksgiving from NHRA

Although 2020 was filled with challenges and heartbreak both on and off the racetrack, we still have much to be thankful for. Camaraderie and family. The confidence that our strengths and resiliency will shine through. The hope of a better tomorrow. During this holiday season, the staff of the NHRA wishes blessings and peace upon your families.
26 Nov 2020
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Karen Stalba set for Top Alcohol Dragster return after purchase of Hart Racing operation

Karen Stalba, a two-time national event finalist, has announced a return to the Top Alcohol Dragster class in 2021, and in an effort to keep pace in a rapidly progressing category, Stalba and her husband, Tom, have purchased the entire operation of two-time U.S. Nationals winner Josh Hart
25 Nov 2020
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
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Karen Stalba, a two-time national event finalist, has announced a return to the Top Alcohol Dragster class in 2021, and in an effort to keep pace in a rapidly progressing category, Stalba and her husband, Tom, have purchased the entire operation of…
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Line, Coughlin tributes, champion profiles, and more in new National Dragster

The latest issue of NHRA National Dragster magazine is now online, still available free for all to read, and in the mail to NHRA members around the world. The issue salutes retiring Pro Stock drivers Jason Line and Jeg Coughlin Jr. and three 2020 world champions, plus SPORTSnationals coverage and more!
25 Nov 2020
NHRA National Dragster staff
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Nitro Time Machine: Funny Car racer Jerry Caminito's California adventure

East Coast Funny Car racer Jerry Caminito ventured West for the first time in 1990 to compete in Sonoma and was rewarded with a semifinal finish but it was far from easy. His biggest challenge was just getting to the track.
24 Nov 2020
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NHRA Skype interview with Top Alcohol Funny Car world champion Doug Gordon

Fresh off his first Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series Top Alcohol Funny Car world championship, Doug Gordon joins NHRA's Brian Lohnes for an in-depth Skype interview.
24 Nov 2020
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Dates announced for two 2021 NHRA Hot Rod Reunion events

The Wally Parks NHRA Motorsports Museum has announced the 2021 Hot Rod Reunion schedule. The Holley National Hot Rod Reunion will be held June 17-19 in Bowling Green, Ky., and the California Hot Rod Reunion Oct. 22-24 in Bakersfield, Calif.
24 Nov 2020
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The Wally Parks NHRA Motorsports Museum has announced the 2021 Hot Rod Reunion schedule. Unique among motorsports events, Hot Rod Reunion events honor some of the top names in hot rodding from the past and feature a fabulous array of drag cars,…
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Tickets on sale now for 2021 NHRA New England Nationals

Tickets are now on sale for the eighth annual NHRA New England Nationals, the ninth stop on the NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series tour. Steve Torrence (Top Fuel) and Matt Hagan (Funny Car) both took home titles at the 2019 event, the last time NHRA competed at New England Dragway.
23 Nov 2020
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Tickets are now on sale for the eighth annual NHRA New England Nationals, the ninth stop on the NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series tour. After a shortened 2020 schedule due to the global pandemic, NHRA and race teams look forward to returning…
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Matt Hagan: Funny Car Strongman

Matt Hagan joins Brian Lohnes on this week's episode of the NHRA Insider podcast and talks about his 2020 NHRA Camping World Funny Car championship season: The ups, the downs, the motivating factors, and the ultimate victory in Las Vegas.
23 Nov 2020
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Matt Hagan joins Brian Lohnes on this week's episode of the NHRA Insider podcast and talks about his 2020 NHRA Camping World Funny Car championship season: The ups, the downs, the motivating factors, and the ultimate victory in Las Vegas. Lohnes…
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The Sports Report: Bradley Johnson’s furious fight to the finish

Bradley Johnson came up two points short in his bid to win the championship in Top Dragster presented by Vortech Superchargers but his late-season charge was nothing short of amazing.
23 Nov 2020
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
The Sports Report
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Bradley Johnson needed 17 round wins. He got 16. Johnson entered the late stages of the 2020 season as a leading contender for the Vortech Superchargers Top Dragster title. Short on time and nearly out of races to claim, Johnson needed nothing…
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It's go-time for the 'Big Go': 2021 NHRA U.S. Nationals tickets now on sale

Tickets for the NHRA U.S. Nationals, the biggest and most prestigious drag race in the world, are now on sale for 2021 “Big Go,” Sept. 1-5 at Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis.
23 Nov 2020
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Tickets for the NHRA U.S. Nationals, the biggest and most prestigious drag race in the world, are now on sale for 2021 “Big Go,” Sept. 1-5 at Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis. The annual event, the oldest and richest in NHRA history, will mark…
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Nitro Time Machine: Jim White breaks the 290-mph barrier for Funny Cars

In the latest edition of the NHRA.com Nitro Time Machine, Jim White drives Roland Leong's Hawaiian to the sport's first 290-mph Funny Car run at the Texas Motorplex in 1991.
22 Nov 2020
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MLB, NASCAR, and NHRA partner with Marcus Lemonis’ Plating Change program to battle food insecurity 

Marcus Lemonis, best known for his long-running hit show CNBC’s The Profit, is kickstarting the “Plating Change” program through The Lemon-Aid Foundation with a $1M donation, a newly formed partnership with Grubhub, and support from marketing partners NHRA, NASCAR, and MLB.
21 Nov 2020
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  Marcus Lemonis, best known for his long-running hit show CNBC’s The Profit, wants to challenge Americans to give back to their local restaurants and help those who are food insecure during this holiday season and the continued…
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Biggest Upsets of 2020

NHRA's Brian Lohnes takes a look at the biggest upsets of the 2020 season. Which drivers and teams pulled together to take home the win lights when they were least expected?
20 Nov 2020
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Brian Lohnes takes a look at the biggest upsets of the 2020 season. Which drivers and teams pulled together to take home the win lights when they were least expected?
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Breaking: Cruz Pedregon Racing adds tuner John Collins and experienced team

Cruz Pedregon Racing will enter the 2021 NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series in pursuit of a third NHRA Funny Car world championship with veteran tuner John Collins and his experienced team preparing the Snap-on Tools Dodge Charger.
20 Nov 2020
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Cruz Pedregon Racing will enter the 2021 NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series in pursuit of a third NHRA Funny Car world championship with a new crew chief and team preparing the Snap-on Tools Dodge Charger. Team owner Cruz Pedregon announced…
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