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Artie Allen is living out his lifelong dream by finally competing in Top Fuel

After years of racing in NHRA's Top Alcohol Dragster class, Artie Allen is finally living out his dream of competing in Top Fuel.
15 May 2021
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
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Artie Allen
For about a decade, Artie Allen’s weapon of choice in the Top Alcohol dragster ranks was a supercharged-on-methanol combination. Then he switched to running an unblown nitro engine and ran that for more than a decade. At the end of last season,…
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Challenge of new four-valve Suzuki a shot of adrenaline for Steve Johnson

The challenge of the new four-valve Suzuki engine has given Pro Stock Motorcycle's Steve Johnson such a surge of energy that sleep is apparently optional.
15 May 2021
Josh Hachat
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Steve Johnson Charlotte 1
Between Atlanta two weeks ago and this weekend’s NGK NTK NHRA Four-Wide Nationals at zMAX Dragway in Charlotte, Steve Johnson got acclimated with plenty of late-night television. Working literally around the clock to keep progressing on his new…
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Whether it’s himself or his son, Chris McGaha just wants a four-wide victory

Chris McGaha has grand visions about how his two-car Pro Stock operation should go with himself and his son, Mason, who has shown impressive skills at the start of his second year.
15 May 2021
Josh Hachat
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Chris McGaha
Chris McGaha has grand visions about how his two-car Pro Stock operation should go with himself and his son, Mason, who has shown impressive skills at the start of his second year. The breakthrough hasn’t come quite yet, but McGaha believes the…
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Shawn Langdon gunning for a piece of NHRA history at Four-Wide Nationals

Shawn Langdon has a chance to make history at this weekend’s NGK NTK NHRA Four-Wide Nationals, looking to become the first driver in NHRA history to win in both Top Fuel and Funny Car at a four-wide event.
15 May 2021
Posted by NHRA.com staff
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Shawn Langdon
Heading into this weekend’s NGK NTK NHRA Four-Wide Nationals at zMAX Dragway, Top Fuel standout Shawn Langdon is looking forward to the chance to make history. He is the most recent Funny Car winner in the race, and having moved back to the Top Fuel…
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Dallas Glenn becoming seasoned veteran when it comes to four-wide racing

Dallas Glenn will be four races into his Pro Stock career by the time his weekend ends at zMAX Dragway and half of those races will have come in a four-wide format.
14 May 2021
Josh Hachat
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Dallas Glenn Charlotte
Dallas Glenn will be four races into his Pro Stock career by the time his weekend ends at zMAX Dragway and half of those races will have come in a four-wide format. That almost makes him a seasoned veteran racing in the unique aspect of four…
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The McAttack is back, ready to resume battle in the tough Funny Car ranks

Buoyed by a successful test session two weeks ago in Indianapolis, the McIntire family and their MacAttack entry are back in the Funny Car wars this weekend, hoping to shake off the bad feelings of their DNQ at the season opener.
14 May 2021
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
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McAttack
Buoyed by a successful test session two weeks ago in Indianapolis, the McIntire family and their MacAttack entry are back in the Funny Car wars this weekend, hoping to shake off the bad feelings of their DNQ at the season-opening Gatornationals.…
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70 behind-the-scenes photos from when Toyota's NASCAR and NHRA racers met at zMax Dragway

Toyota Racing Development (TRD) brought Daniel Hemric, Shawn Langdon, J.R. Todd, and Bubba Wallace to zMAX Dragway ahead of the NGK NTK NHRA Four-Wide Nationals to experience Funny Car and Top Fuel, plus a winner-take-all four-wide drag race in 2021 Supras.
14 May 2021
Posted by NHRA.com staff
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The focus for Chip Ellis in Charlotte is simple: have fun and go 200 mph

Chip Ellis was back with Matt Smith Racing for a third straight race on Friday at zMAX Dragway. After racing at the four-wide event in Las Vegas, Ellis took Matt Smith up on his offer to race in Charlotte.
14 May 2021
Josh Hachat
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Chip Ellis Charlotte
Chip Ellis was back with Matt Smith Racing for a third straight race on Friday at zMAX Dragway. After competing at the four-wide event in Las Vegas last month, Ellis helped out on Angie Smith’s Pro Stock Motorcycle bike in Atlanta and then took M.…
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Top Fuel racer Mike Salinas pulling double duty, ready for Charlotte Pro Mod debut

Mike Salinas will do double duty at this weekend's NGK NTK NHRA Four-Wide Nationals, driving his national event-winning Top Fueler and his new car, a ProCharger-equipped Camaro in which he will make his Pro Mod debut.
14 May 2021
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
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Mike Salinas
Mike Salinas admits that he can’t sit still. The owner of multiple successful businesses in California, including the namesake scrap business that was the inspiration for the Scrappers Racing logo that adorns the family’s multiple race cars, Salinas…
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Pro Mod points leader Justin Bond hopes to keep on rolling at Four-Wide event

Dating back to the end of last season, there’s been no driver in the E3 Spark Plugs NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series who has been as impressive as Justin Bond. He’s advanced to three of the past four final rounds, including the first two events of 2021.
13 May 2021
Posted by NHRA.com staff
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Justin Bond
Dating back to the end of last season, there’s been no driver in the E3 Spark Plugs NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series who has been as impressive as Justin Bond. He’s advanced to three of the past four final rounds, including the first two events of…
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NASCAR's Bubba Wallace and Daniel Hemric warm up nitro cars, race J.R. Todd and Shawn Langdon

Toyota Racing Development (TRD) brought Daniel Hemric, Shawn Langdon, J.R. Todd, and Bubba Wallace to zMAX Dragway ahead of the NGK NTK NHRA Four-Wide Nationals to experience Funny Car and Top Fuel, plus a winner-take-all four-wide drag race in 2021 Supras.
13 May 2021
Posted by NHRA.com staff
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Toyota Racing Division (TRD) brought J.R. Todd, Bubba Wallace, Daniel Hemric, and Shawn Langdon to zMax-Winner
Kalitta Motorsports drivers J.R. Todd and Shawn Langdon…
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Troy Coughlin Jr. looking for a little redemption at Four-Wide Nationals

After struggling at the most recent race, this weekend’s NGK NTK NHRA Four-Wide Nationals at zMAX Dragway marks a chance for rising Pro Stock star Troy Coughlin Jr. to get back on track.
13 May 2021
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Troy Coughlin Jr.
After struggling at the most recent race, this weekend’s NGK NTK NHRA Four-Wide Nationals at zMAX Dragway marks a chance for rising Pro Stock star Troy Coughlin Jr. to get back on track. It’s also an opportunity for the young Coughlin, who is the…
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Bob Tasca III and team look to build on early 2021 success headed to Charlotte

With two wins in the season’s first three races, Bob Tasca III and the Motorcraft/Quick Lane Ford Funny Car team are on a roll. Crew chief Jon Schaffer explains the reasons behind the team’s success.
12 May 2021
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Bob Tasca III
 
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New scenarios, same impressive results for Greg Anderson in 2021

There’s a lot that’s different about Greg Anderson’s 2021 season than what he had been accustomed to over the bulk of his standout Pro Stock career, but you can't argue with the success he's had already this season.
12 May 2021
Josh Hachat
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Greg Anderson
There’s a lot that’s different about Greg Anderson’s 2021 season than what he had been accustomed to over the bulk of his standout Pro Stock career. For one, Jason Line isn’t racing beside him each weekend, a stark contrast from previous seasons…
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Scotty Pollacheck reveling in his recent NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle success

It's been an amazing eight months for Pro Stock Motorcycle rider Scotty Pollacheck with a breakthrough win at the 2020 NHRA U.S. Nationals, membership in the Denso 200-mph Club, and a victory at the recent NHRA Southern Nationals. Pollacheck joined NHRA's Brian Lohnes to relive it all.
10 May 2021
Posted by NHRA.com staff
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Scotty Pollacheck
 
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Dodge Tails From the Strip: The 2014 Southern Nationals was explosive!

One of the most racecar carnage-filled events in NHRA history: Atron Brown, Tim Wilkerson, and Mike Castellana all walked away from memorable moments.
10 May 2021
Posted by NHRA.com staff
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Tim Wilkerson NHRA 2014 Atlanta Funny Car
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Celebrate 40 years of Atlanta Dragway’s NHRA National Event history

In its 40-year run, the NHRA Southern Nationals was the place for so many firsts. From Dan Pastorini's 1986 win, to Del Worsham's 1991 win, to Ashley Force's 2008 win, to Doug Kalitta's 2016 closest win in Top Fuel history, and Leah Pruett and Courtney Force's 2018 nitro winner's circle domination.
10 May 2021
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Celebrate 40 years of Atlanta Dragway’s NHRA National Event history
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Happy Mother's Day!

On this special day of the year, let’s celebrate the mothers of our world and our sport. Whether they be drivers, crewmembers, officials, sponsors, or just your biggest fan, they make our world a very special place. Happy Mother’s Day, moms!
09 May 2021
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Happy Mother's Day
A selection of Mother's Day poems ... My Mother, my friend so dear, Throughout my life you’re always near. A tender smile to guide my way, You’re the sunshine to light my day. ~ Anon. Of all the special joys in…
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Antron Brown ready to ride Atlanta win momentum into Charlotte four-wides

Hot off their win at the Lucas Oil NHRA Southern Nationals, three-time NHRA Top Fuel champ Antron Brown and the Matco Tools Top Fuel team are heading into next weekend's NGK NTK NHRA Four-Wide Nationals with confidence.
08 May 2021
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Antron Brown
 
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In the land of Funny Car behemoths, Blake Alexander focused on steady steps forward

After three races in the 2021 NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series, Blake Alexander knows the progress is there. The Funny Car driver would like for there to be more and would like for it to show in the race results, but he's confident that will come.
06 May 2021
Josh Hachat
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Blake Alexander
After three races in the 2021 NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series, Blake Alexander knows the progress is there.  The Funny Car driver would like for there to be more and would like for it to show in the race results, but he's…
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Josh Hart’s Gainesville Top Fuel debut, round by glorious round

COVID-19 may have delayed Josh Hart’s transition from Top Alcohol to Top Fuel dragster, but his performance at the 2021 Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals has cemented his success in the history books forever.
05 May 2021
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Josh Hart’s Gainesville Top Fuel debut, round by glorious round
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What the legendary Atlanta Dragway will always mean to the racers who ran there

As the NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series completed its final race in Commerce, Ga., we look back at the storied past of the NHRA Southern Nationals.
05 May 2021
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What the legendary Atlanta Dragway will always mean to the racers who ran there
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Andrew Hines on what it's like to be back on a Pro Stock Motorcycle and breaking the 200-mph mark

Bruno Massel welcomes Andrew Hines back to the Pro Stock Motorcycle rider ranks and into the Denso Spark Plugs 200-mph Club at the 2021 Lucas Oil NHRA Southern Nationals.
04 May 2021
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Andrew Hines on what it's like to be back on a Pro Stock Motorcycle and breaking the 200-mph mark
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Five things we learned from the Lucas Oil NHRA Southern Nationals

The Lucas Oil NHRA Southern Nationals, the final NHRA national event at Atlanta Dragway, provided some key clues about the season ahead. Here's five things we learned from the event.
03 May 2021
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
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Lucas Oil NHRA Southern Nationals
  The Lucas Oil NHRA Southern Nationals, the final NHRA national event to be held at soon-to-be-shuttered Atlanta Dragway, left a lasting impression with NHRA fans and provided some key clues about the season ahead. Here's five things…
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Robert Hight energized and excited by huge crowd at Atlanta Dragway

Almost immediately, Robert Hight noticed a different energy on Saturday at Atlanta Dragway. With the last NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series race taking place at the facility during this weekend’s Lucas Oil NHRA Southern Nationals, fans have come out in full force.
01 May 2021
Josh Hachat
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Robert Hight
Almost immediately, Robert Hight noticed a different energy on Saturday at Atlanta Dragway. With the last NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series race taking place at the facility during this weekend’s Lucas Oil NHRA Southern Nationals, fans have come…
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After magical debut, Top Fuel’s Josh Hart enjoying bigger spotlight at Lucas Oil NHRA Southern Nationals

Josh Hart is back and after his incredible Top Fuel debut in Gainesville, there’s a substantially larger fan following with him this weekend in Atlanta.
01 May 2021
Josh Hachat
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Josh Hart Atlanta
Josh Hart is back and after his incredible Top Fuel debut in Gainesville, there’s a substantially larger fan following with him. Hart’s incredible story is well-known by now, as he opened his Top Fuel career with a victory at the…
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A fifth Pro Stock Motorcycle win at Atlanta Dragway would be the perfect capper for Angelle Sampey

Some of Angelle Sampey’s first drag racing memories came at Atlanta Dragway during a test session before making her NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series debut in Pro Stock Motorcycle more than 25 years ago.
01 May 2021
Josh Hachat
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Angelle Sampey
  Some of Angelle Sampey’s first drag racing memories came at Atlanta Dragway during a test session before making her NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series debut in Pro Stock Motorcycle more than 25 years ago. The three-time world…
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Thirty years after his historic win, Del Worsham eyes another Atlanta victory

Thirty years ago at the Southern Nationals, Del Worsham became (and remains) the youngest Funny Car winner in NHRA history. He'd like another Southern Nationals win this weekend, this time as crew chief for Alexis DeJoria.
30 Apr 2021
Josh Hachat
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Del Worsham
It’s about this time when the memories come flooding back for Del Worsham. He’ll pull into Atlanta Dragway, the site of this weekend’s 40th and final Lucas Oil NHRA Southern Nationals, and it will immediately take him back to 30 years ago…
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Ron Capps would love to send Atlanta out with another Funny Car victory

Ron Capps picked up the most recent Funny Car victory at Atlanta Dragway, doing so at the track in 2019. The former world champion also hopes to be the final Funny Car winner in Atlanta.
30 Apr 2021
Posted by NHRA.com staff
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Ron Capps
Ron Capps picked up the most recent Funny Car victory at Atlanta Dragway, doing so at the track in 2019. The former world champion also hopes to be the final Funny Car winner in Atlanta.   This weekend’s Lucas Oil NHRA Southern Nationals at…
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Wally Parks NHRA Motorsport Museum: History of Hot Rodding series—Part 1

The Wally Parks NHRA Motorsport Museum's History of Hot Rodding series is a fascinating eleven-part journey that takes a look into drag racing history as can only be told by "Fast" Jack Beckman and Greg Sharp.
30 Apr 2021
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Wally Parks NHRA Motorsport Museum History of Hot Rodding series:Part 1
Jack Beckman: Welcome to the Wally Parks NHRA Motorsports Museum. I'm Jack Beckman, professional drag racer, and standing next to Museum's curator, Greg Sharp. This building is full of literally thousands of artifacts and items…
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