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Tony Stewart named ND All-Star Team Person, Top Alcohol Driver of the Year

Tony Stewart, a championship-winning NHRA nitro team owner and tireless ambassador for NHRA Drag Racing, has been named Person of the Year by the NHRA National Dragster All-Star Team panel and also was voted Top Alcohol Driver of the Year by the fans.
08 Dec 2023
NHRA National Dragster staff
NHRA National Dragster All-Star Team
Tony Stewart
In his second year as an NHRA nitro team owner, Tony Stewart won the Funny Car championship with driver Matt Hagan and finished No. 3 in Top Fuel with his wife, Leah Pruett. Stewart also used his influence and airtime in other motorsports venues to…
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National Dragster All-Star Team Top Alcohol Driver of the Year: Tony Stewart

Versatile motorsports star Tony Stewart finished No. 2 in his first NHRA season in the Top Alcohol Dragster category but nonetheless impressed voters enough to name him Top Alcohol Driver of the Year.
08 Dec 2023
NHRA National Dragster staff
NHRA National Dragster All-Star Team
Tony Stewart
Versatile motorsports star Tony Stewart finished No. 2 in his first NHRA season in the Top Alcohol Dragster category but nonetheless impressed voters enough to name him Top Alcohol Driver of the Year. Stewart, a standout in NASCAR, IndyCar, and…
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Trevor Larkin teams with Eric Chesleigh for 2024 Top Alcohol Dragster effort

Top Alcohol Dragster driver Trevor Larkin will have a new ride for 2024, driving for car owner and fellow Southern California driver Eric Chesleigh. 
08 Dec 2023
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Trevor Larkin
Top Alcohol Dragster driver Trevor Larkin will have a new ride for 2024, driving for car owner and fellow Southern California driver Eric Chesleigh.  "Trevor became available, and we jumped at the opportunity to work together before another…
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‘Bachelor in Paradise’ recap: Jordan Vandergriff’s road to happily ever after

NHRA Top Fuel racer Jordan Vandergriff’s journey for love continued on Thursday night’s season finale of ABC-TV’s Bachelor in Paradise (BiP). 
08 Dec 2023
Dominique Diaz, National Dragster Managing Editor
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Bachelor in Paradise
NHRA Top Fuel racer Jordan Vandergriff’s journey for love continued on last night’s season finale of ABC-TV’s Bachelor in Paradise (BiP).  To quickly recap the previous episode of BiP, Vandergriff accepted Mercedes Northup’…
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European Top Fuel champ Ida Zetterström to make NHRA debut with JCM Racing

Newly crowned FIA Top Fuel champion Ida Zetterström is on the move. Zetterström has announced her plans to make her NHRA Top Fuel debut with JCM Racing during the 2024 NHRA Mission Foods Drag Racing Series season.
08 Dec 2023
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Ida Zetterström
Newly crowned FIA Top Fuel champion Ida Zetterström is on the move. Zetterström has announced her plans to make her NHRA Top Fuel debut with JCM Racing during the 2024 NHRA Mission Foods Drag Racing Series season. The Finnish driver is making a…
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Tequila Comisario onboard for entirety of 2024 with Pro Stock's Camrie Caruso

Camrie Caruso will chase her first NHRA Mission Foods Drag Racing Series Pro Stock world championship with Tequila Comisario primary branding adorning her Chevy Camaro race car for 20 of the 21 NHRA national events.
08 Dec 2023
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Camrie Caruso
Camrie Caruso will chase her first NHRA Mission Foods Drag Racing Series Pro Stock world championship with Tequila Comisario primary branding adorning her Chevy Camaro race car for 20 of the 21 NHRA national events. The marketing relationship…
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PRI Show live broadcast — Day 2

Day 2 of the Performance Racing Industry trade show was filled with more major announcements and National Dragster All-Star revelations on the NHRA stage.
08 Dec 2023
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NHRA on FOX livestreaming from the 2023 PRI Show—Day 2
  Time Guest 8:45 AM NHRA Division Directors   9:00 AM Geoff Turk—Factory X racer 9:15 AM Brittany Friesen (Brittany Automotive…
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Powerbuilt Tools expands partnership with Paul Lee Racing for 2024

Powerbuilt Tools will continue to build its partnership with Paul Lee Racing and its Funny Car team for the upcoming 2024 NHRA Mission Foods Drag Racing Series season.
08 Dec 2023
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Paul Lee
Powerbuilt Tools will continue to build its partnership with Paul Lee Racing for the upcoming 2024 NHRA Drag Racing season. The well-known tool brand will take a major position with Paul Lee’s nitro Funny Car while participating in the NHRA Mission…
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Jacob McNeal makes jump to Top Fuel team ownership, more races in 2024

Top Fuel driver Jacob McNeal will begin his NHRA Rookie of the Year campaign driving the Poseidon Oilfield Services Top Fuel dragster at the historic NHRA Gatornationals, the first of eight races on his docket.
07 Dec 2023
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Jacob McNeal
Top Fuel driver Jacob McNeal will begin his NHRA Rookie of the Year campaign driving the Poseidon Oilfield Services Top Fuel dragster at the historic NHRA Gatornationals, March 8-10, 2024, at Gainesville Raceway.  McNeal, who raced four…
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Year-ending National Dragster issue recaps 2023 season, profiles champs

The NHRA National Dragster staff wraps up and recaps a thrilling 2023 NHRA season with a monster 244-page December issue packed with reflections and memories of the year.
07 Dec 2023
NHRA National Dragster staff
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ND 12
LOG IN TO READ THE NEW ISSUE The NHRA National Dragster staff wraps up and recaps a thrilling 2023 NHRA season…
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NHRA Arizona Nationals will return to renamed Firebird Motorsports Park

NHRA will return to Phoenix for the 2024 NHRA Mission Foods Drag Racing Series season, heading to the newly renamed Firebird Motorsports Park for the 39th annual NHRA Arizona Nationals on April 5-7 and continuing the great history of NHRA Drag Racing at the track.
07 Dec 2023
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Phoenix
NHRA officials and the Gila River Indian Community have announce that NHRA will return to Phoenix for the 2024 NHRA Mission Foods Drag Racing Series season, heading to the newly renamed Firebird Motorsports Park for the 39th annual NHRA Arizona…
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NHRA National Dragster All-Star Team Pro Driver of the Year: Doug Kalitta

Doug Kalitta, who emerged victorious in a winner-take-all final against Leah Pruett to end his 26-year championship quest in dramatic fashion, was named the NHRA National Dragster All-Star Team Pro Driver of the Year in balloting by fans.
07 Dec 2023
NHRA National Dragster staff
NHRA National Dragster All-Star Team
Doug Kalitta
Doug Kalitta, who emerged victorious in a winner-take-all final against Leah Pruett at In-N-Out Burger NHRA Finals to end his 26-year championship quest in dramatic fashion, was named the NHRA National Dragster All-Star Team Pro Driver of…
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National Dragster All-Star Team Pro Mod Driver of the Year: Mike Castellana

Mike Castellana clinched his first NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series world championship in dramatic fashion at the final event of the year and was voted Pro Mod Driver of the Year by the fans.
07 Dec 2023
NHRA National Dragster staff
NHRA National Dragster All-Star Team
Mike Castellana
Mike Castellana rallied after heavily damaging his AAP Camaro during a testing accident early in the season to clinch his first NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series world championship and was voted Pro Mod Driver of the Year by the fans. With the…
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NHRA on FOX livestreaming the 2023 PRI Show—Major announcement at 9 a.m. ET

There are 116 days between the 2023 In-N-Out Burger NHRA Finals and the 2024 NHRA Gatornationals—but there are no off days.
07 Dec 2023
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NHRA on FOX livestreaming the 2023 PRI Show—Major announcement at 9 a.m. ET
 
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PRI Show live broadcast — Day 1

Catch all of the breaking news announcements and interviews from the NHRA stage at the annual PRI Show.
07 Dec 2023
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NHRA on FOX livestreaming from the 2023 PRI Show—Day 1
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Pruett stepping aside in 2024 to focus on starting a family; Stewart named as team’s replacement Top Fuel driver

After completing 27 consecutive years in NHRA competition, Leah Pruett is stepping aside from racing in 2024 to focus on starting a family with husband Tony Stewart, who will take over the controls of the team's Top Fueler for the 2024 season.
07 Dec 2023
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Tony Stewart Racing
After completing 27 consecutive years in NHRA competition, Leah Pruett is stepping aside from racing in 2024 to focus on starting a family with husband Tony Stewart. Stewart will move into the Top Fuel seat on behalf of Pruett at Tony Stewart…
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NHRA National Dragster All-Star Team Fan Favorite: John Force

Even though it’s been a few years since his most recent Funny Car championship, fans still turn out in droves to see and root for the sport’s GOAT, John Force, who was named Fan Favorite by voters in the NHRA National Dragster All-Star Team balloting.
06 Dec 2023
NHRA National Dragster staff
NHRA National Dragster All-Star Team
John Force
Even though it’s been a few years since his 16th and most recent Funny Car championship, fans still turn out in droves and sometimes exclusively to see and root for the sport’s GOAT, John Force, who was named Fan Favorite by voters in the NHRA …
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National Dragster All-Star Team Best New Pro Talent: Gaige Herrera

Gaige Herrera, who set an NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle class record with 11 wins en route to the 2023 championship, was voted the Best New Pro Talent to the NHRA Professional ranks spanning 2020-23.
06 Dec 2023
NHRA National Dragster staff
NHRA National Dragster All-Star Team
Gaige Herrera
Gaige Herrera, who set an NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle class record with 11 wins en route to the 2023 championship, was voted Best New Pro Talent to the NHRA Professional ranks spanning 2020-23. In his first full season, Herrera, who was not…
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Buddy Hull named driver of Jim Dunn Racing Funny Car in 2024 NHRA season

Top Fuel driver Buddy Hull has been named as the new Funny Car driver for the legendary Jim Dunn Racing team for the 2024 NHRA Mission Foods Drag Racing Series season.
06 Dec 2023
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Buddy Hull
Top Fuel driver Buddy Hull will be getting back to his front-engine roots following the announcement by Jim Dunn Racing at the Performance Racing Industry show that he will be the new Funny Car driver for the legendary team. Hull will climb into…
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Top 5 Holeshots of 2023

Turning on the win light is always a great moment for any driver, but when the driver's contribution is a starting-line holeshot, it goes up to a whole other level. Here's a look at five great holeshot victories from the 2023 season.
06 Dec 2023
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Top 5 Holeshots of 2023
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ND All-Star Team Racecar Builder of the Year: Jerry Bickel Race Cars

Jerry Bickel Race Cars, which for more than 40 years has built numerous championship-winning cars in Pro Stock, Pro Mod, and a variety of other classes, was voted by fans to the NHRA National Dragster All-Star team as Racecar Builder of the Year.
06 Dec 2023
NHRA National Dragster staff
NHRA National Dragster All-Star Team
 Jerry Bickel Race Cars
Jerry Bickel Race Cars, which for more than 40 years has built numerous championship-winning cars in Pro Stock, Pro Mod, and a variety of other classes, was voted by fans to the NHRA National Dragster All-Star team as Racecar Builder of the…
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Holley EFI named title sponsor of NHRA Factory X; slated for eight races in 2024

Holley EFI has been named the title sponsor of its exciting Factory X category, which is reserved for 2019 and newer manufactured automobiles, including the Chevrolet COPO Camaro, Dodge Challenger Drag Pak, and Ford Mustang Cobra Jet.
06 Dec 2023
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Holley EFI Factory X
Holley EFI has been named the title sponsor of its exciting Factory X category, which is reserved for 2019 and newer manufactured automobiles, including the Chevrolet COPO Camaro, Dodge Challenger Drag Pak, and Ford Mustang Cobra Jet. NHRA Holley…
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National Dragster All-Star Pro Tuners of the Year: Alan Johnson and Brian Husen

The dynamic duo of Alan Johnson and Brian Husen tuned Doug Kalitta to his long-awaited first NHRA Top Fuel championship and were named Pro Tuners of the Year by NHRA fans.
05 Dec 2023
NHRA National Dragster staff
NHRA National Dragster All-Star Team
Alan Johnson and Brian Husen
The dynamic duo of Alan Johnson and Brian Husen tuned Doug Kalitta to his long-awaited first NHRA Top Fuel championship and were named Pro Tuners of the Year by NHRA fans. Kalitta and Husen wrenched Kalitta’s Mac Tools dragster to crucial…
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National Dragster All-Star Team Factory Stock Driver of the Year: Aaron Stanfield

Aaron Stanfield claimed his third Flexjet NHRA Factory Stock Showdown championship in the last four years to collect the lion’s share of ballots from NHRA fans as Factory Stock Driver of the Year.
05 Dec 2023
NHRA National Dragster staff
NHRA National Dragster All-Star Team
Aaron Stanfield
Aaron Stanfield claimed his third Flexjet NHRA Factory Stock Showdown championship in the last four years to collect the lion’s share of ballots from NHRA fans as Factory Stock Driver of the Year. Stanfield scored Factory Stock wins in Bristol…
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ND All-Star Team Sportsman Driver of the Year: Bruno Massel Jr.

Bruno Massel Jr., who claimed a record-breaking fourth career Comp eliminator world championship, was voted Sportsman Driver of the Year by NHRA fans.
05 Dec 2023
NHRA National Dragster staff
NHRA National Dragster All-Star Team
Bruno Massel
Bruno Massel Jr., who drove to four wins in six final rounds this season to claim a record-breaking fourth career Comp eliminator world championship, was voted Sportsman Driver of the Year by NHRA fans. Massel broke the tie he held with class…
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NHRA National Dragster All-Star Team Track of the Year: Maple Grove Raceway

Maple Grove Raceway, which has hosted a pivotal NHRA national event since 1985 and was reinvigorated after it was purchased by the Koretsky family in 2022, was voted NHRA Track of the Year by NHRA fans.
05 Dec 2023
NHRA National Dragster staff
NHRA National Dragster All-Star Team
Maple Grove Raceway
Maple Grove Raceway, which has hosted a pivotal NHRA national event since 1985 and was reinvigorated after it was purchased by the Koretsky family in 2022, was voted NHRA Track of the Year by NHRA fans. Under their guidance, the Pennsylvania…
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NHRA National Dragster All-Star Team Best Social Media Account: Clay Millican

NHRA Top Fuel star Clay Millican has given fans unparalleled backstage access to the running of a Top Fuel team through his social media accounts, including his YouTube, Instagram, X (formerly Twitter), and TikTok channels.
05 Dec 2023
NHRA National Dragster staff
NHRA National Dragster All-Star Team
Clay Millican
NHRA Top Fuel star Clay Millican, who has given fans unparalleled backstage access to the running of a Top Fuel team through his social media accounts, including his YouTube, Instagram, X (formerly Twitter), and TikTok channels, was voted Best…
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Top Fuel champ Doug Kalitta's top 5 runs from the 2023 season

Doug Kalitta's long wait for a Top Fuel championship came to an end in 2023 with a dramatic season of competition. Here's a look at five pivotal moments from his championship-winning season.
05 Dec 2023
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2023 NHRA world champion
Doug Kalitta
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The Insiders talk more crew chief moves and a monster week ahead at PRI

This week on the NHRA Insider podcast, host Brian Lohnes and Tony Pedregon talk about the continuing news around crew chief moves and preview what will be the largest and most exciting week of drag racing news in years at the Performance Racing Industry trade show in Indianapolis. 
05 Dec 2023
Posted by NHRA.com staff
NHRA Insider podcast
NHRA Insider podcast
  This week on the NHRA Insider podcast, host Brian Lohnes is joined by Tony Pedregon. The pair talk about the continuing news around crew chief moves in the NHRA, and they preview what will be the largest and most exciting week of drag…
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Simpson Performance Products named title sponsor of NHRA Safety Safari

Simpson Performance Products, a trusted name when it comes to safety in motorsports, has been named the title sponsor of the NHRA Safety Safari as part of a multiyear partnership that begins with the 2024 NHRA Mission Foods Drag Racing Series season.
05 Dec 2023
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Safety Safari
Simpson Performance Products, a trusted name when it comes to safety in motorsports, has been named the title sponsor of the NHRA Safety Safari as part of a multiyear partnership that begins with the 2024 NHRA Mission Foods Drag Racing Series season…
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