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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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J.R. Todd
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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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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WFO Radio podcast: Angie Smith talks Vegas win, 200-mph Club, future plans

Angie Smith dropped by WFO Radio Live for a discussion about her 2020 Dodge NHRA Finals win. She talked about making the Denso 200-mph Club, her final-round race against Steve Johnson, and the recent news about Harley-Davidson. Finally, Smith talks about the plans for Matt Smith Racing during the NHRA Winter Break.
16 Nov 2020
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In a tumultuous year, Torrence Racing crew finds plenty to be thankful for

Despite a tumultuous year rocked by the COVID-19 pandemic and the auto-accident injuries to team member Dom Lagana, the Capco Contractors team still finds plenty to be thankful for at the end of the season.
15 Nov 2020
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Antron Brown: 'When I saw that win light come on, it took everything away'

It was a long year and a half between wins for three-time NHRA Top Fuel champ Antron Brown, and his victory at the Dodge NHRA FInals lifted a huge weight off of his shoulders.
13 Nov 2020
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NHRA Insider Podcast: Ron Capps and Ryan Oehler, The Outside Influencers

In a year that was heavily influenced by powers and forces outside of the realm of NHRA Camping World Drag Racing, Ron Capps and Ryan Oehler were both outside influencers from within the sport.
13 Nov 2020
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  In a year that was heavily influenced by powers and forces outside of the realm of NHRA Camping World Drag Racing, Ron Capps and Ryan Oehler were both outside influencers from within the sport.  Both men had strong seasons with…
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Super Stock icon: Inside the winningest car in NHRA [and Chevrolet] history!

The 1969 Chevy Z/28 Camaro that has given Dan Fletcher much of his success is not just the winningest car in NHRA history, it's also the winningest Chevrolet in all of motorsports.
10 Nov 2020
David Kennedy
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1969 z28 Camaro Super Stock Icon Inside the winningest car in NHRA Chevrolet history Dan Fletcher A
Dan Fletcher is one of only three people in the history of drag racing to attain more than 100 NHRA wins, putting him ahead of many of the sport’s legends and in an exclusive club with John Force and Frank Manzo. He’s also the only person that’s…
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Hear what might be “The Greek’s” final top-end interview

NHRA on FOX's Amanda Busick spoke with an emotional Chris “The Greek” Karamesines at the 2020 Dodge NHRA Finals presented by Pennzoil for what might be his final interview after getting out of a Top Fuel dragster.
10 Nov 2020
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Hear what might be “The Greek’s” final top-end interview
Amanda Busick The emotions at the top end are already high, and through tears Chris said 'It's been 63 years of fun.' What has drag racing meant to your life? Chris Karamesines It's been my life. Not…
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Ed "The Outlaw" Jones Stagecoach wheelstander put on a show at the NHRA Finals

Ed "The Outlaw" Jones Stagecoach wheelstander has been a West Coast dragstrip icon for decades. He put on a show at the 2020 Dodge NHRA Finals Presented by Pennzoil at The Strip in Las Vegas.
08 Nov 2020
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Ed "The Outlaw" Jones Stagecoach wheelstander put on a show at the Dodge NHRA Finals
NHRA on FOX's Brian Lohnes announces from the 2020 Dodge NHRA Finals presented by Pennzoil. Brian Lohnes: It is Ed "The Outlaw" Jones coming out on the race track right now. The Jelly Belly Stagecoach…
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Matt and Angie Smith discuss successes of their incredible 2020 seasons

It was an amazing season for Matt Smith Racing. Matt Smith won the Camping World Drag Racing Series Pro Stock Motorcycle championship and wife Angie and teammate Scotty Pollacheck each won races and joined the Denso 200-mph Club. The Smiths joined NHRA's Brian Lohnes via Skype to talk about their 2020 season.
06 Nov 2020
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Behind Don Schumacher Racing's 11-race sweep of 2020 NHRA Funny Car racing

Don Schumacher Racing DSR Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Funny Car drivers swept the 2020 NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series’ 11-race season, going undefeated and extending DSR’s Funny Car win streak to a record 14 consecutive victories.
03 Nov 2020
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Don Schumacher Racing
Don Schumacher Racing DSR Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Funny Car drivers swept the 2020 NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series’ 11-race season, going undefeated and extending DSR’s Funny Car win streak to a record 14 consecutive victories  Each…
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By the numbers: The difference between first and second place is in the stats

Steve Torrence, Matt Hagan, Erica Enders, and Matt Smith won the inaugural NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series championships on the final day of the season, but, for the most part, it was the work they did all season long that put them in that position.
03 Nov 2020
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
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Behind the numbers
Steve Torrence, Matt Hagan, Erica Enders, and Matt Smith won the inaugural NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series championships on the final day of the season as the Dodge NHRA FInals in Las Vegas, but, for the most part, it was the work they did all…
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Bo Butner flying into Las Vegas Pro Stock action aboard 'Bo Force One' replicar

Pro Stock racer Bo Butner and fiancé Randi Lyn Shipp have conspired to replicate Air Force One on his Chevy Camaro, renamed Bo Force One, for the Dodge NHRA Finals presented by Pennzoil.
31 Oct 2020
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
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Bo Butner
With Halloween almost always galling on the weekend of the fall NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series event in Las Vegas, many racers put together some special "disguise," and few are better at it than Pro Stock racer Bo Butner and his fiancé Randi…
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Chris 'Cowboy' Morel ready to saddle up for 'big show' Funny Car debut in Las Vegas

When Chris “Cowboy” Morel stages his Little City Charger for Saturday’s first qualifying run at the Dodge NHRA Finals presented by Pennzoil, it will mark the end of a two-year odyssey from the Nostalgia Funny Car ranks to the “big show.”
31 Oct 2020
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
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Chris Morel
When Chris “Cowboy” Morel stages his Little City Charger for Saturday’s first qualifying run at the Dodge NHRA Finals presented by Pennzoil, it will mark the end of a two-year odyssey from the Nostalgia Funny Car ranks to the “big show.” Morel, a…
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NHRA rookie Kyle Koretsky discusses strong first season in Pro Stock

Kyle Koretsky, son of NHRA veteran Kenny Koretsky, is enjoying a strong rookie season in Pro Stock with his NitroFish Camaro, He joined NHRA's Brian Lohnes via Skype to talk about his first year as a pro and the road that brought him here.
29 Oct 2020
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Funny Car points leader Matt Hagan is in the driver's seat for title shootout

Two-time NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series Funny Car champion Matt Hagan, the points leader heading into this weekend's Dodge NHRA Finals presented by Pennzoil, chatted via Skype with NHRA's Brian Lohnes about the final shootout in Las Vegas.
29 Oct 2020
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After key Houston win, Tommy Johnson Jr. and team ready for title challenge

29 Oct 2020
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WFO Podcast: Wild Houston event set the table for season finale in Las Vegas

The Mopar Express Lane NHRA SpringNationals set the table for this weekend’s season-ending Dodge NHRAF Finals in Las Vegas. NHRA announcers Alan Reinhart and WFO Joe Castello recap the event and discuss the passing of their friend Eric Lane.
27 Oct 2020
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Bobby Bode shines in nitro Funny Car debut

It’s not at all uncommon for most kids to get their driver’s license at age 18. Unless of course that license happens to be an NHRA Competition License for the nitro Funny Car class. Then, it’s a very rare occurrence. Not since Billy Meyer came along in the mid-1970s has the Funny Car class featured a teenage driver but Bobby Bode changed that this weekend when he made his professional debut at the Mopar Express Lane NHRA Springnationals presented by Pennzoil.
25 Oct 2020
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
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It’s not at all uncommon for most kids to get their driver’s license at age 18. Unless of course that license happens to be an NHRA Competition License for the nitro Funny Car class. Then, it’s a very rare occurrence. Not since Billy Meyer came…
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Second-generation Funny Car driver Bobby Bode ready for his Houston debut

Jr. Dragster graduate Bobby Bode, son of veteran Funny Car driver Bob Bode, will make his Funny Car debut at this weekend's Mopar Express Lane NHRA SpringNationals presented by Pennzoil. Bode checked in via Skype with NHRA's Brian Lohnes to talk about his road to the nitro cockpit.
23 Oct 2020
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Infinite Hero Funny Car team ready for championship challenge in Houston

With their win last weekend in Dallas, the Jack Beckman-driven Infinite Hero Funny Car team are just four points out of the lead and ready to meet the challenge at this weekend's Mopar Express Lane NHRA SpringNationals, according to crew chief Dean Antonelli.
23 Oct 2020
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Erica Enders talks Dallas, Houston, and Pro Stock championship points battle

NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series Pro Stock points leader Erica Enders joined NHRA's Brian Lohnes via Skype to talk about her big win in Dallas, the points battle, and this weekend's event in her Houston hometown.
22 Oct 2020
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Justin Ashley entering home stretch of strong rookie season in Top Fuel

After a career quickest run last weekend, rookie of the year frontrunner Justin Ashley is eager to head south to Houston for the Mopar Express Lane NHRA SpringNationals presented by Pennzoil this weekend. 
22 Oct 2020
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Justin Ashley
After a career quickest run at the AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals and his best start as a professional Top Fuel pilot, rookie of the year frontrunner Justin Ashley is eager to head south to Houston for the Mopar Express Lane NHRA SpringNationals…
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Brian Lohnes, Tony Pedregon, Phil Burgess talk Dallas, Houston, and Eric Lane

NHRA National Dragster Editor Phil Burgess and NHRA on FOX color commentator Tony Pedregon join Brian Lohnes to talk about a wide range of topics from the event in Dallas, the upcoming race in Houston, and the passing of crew chief Eric Lane. 
21 Oct 2020
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Insider podcast
NHRA National Dragster Editor Phil Burgess and NHRA on FOX color commentator Tony Pedregon join Brian Lohnes on this episode of the NHRA Insider to talk about a wide range of topics from the event in Dallas, the upcoming race in Houston, and the…
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Texan Kebin Kinsley has become Top Fuel racing's newest favorite rent-a-driver

Texas Top Fuel fans have another driver to root for the next two weekends in Kebin Kinsley, the Arlington, Texas-based drag racer/boat racer who will be driving Dexter Tuttle’s dragster this weekend before hopping back into the Worsham Racing dragster in Houston and Las Vegas.
18 Oct 2020
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
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Kebin Kinsley
Texas Top Fuel fans have another driver to root for the next two weekends in Kebin Kinsley, the Arlington, Texas-based drag racer/boat racer who will be driving Dexter Tuttle’s dragster this weekend before hopping back into the Worsham Racing…
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Kenny Delco bounces back from St. Louis accident with a borrowed car (a Ford!)

It didn’t take Kenny Delco long to get back into the saddle after his first-round crash two weeks ago at the Mopar Express Lane NHRA Midwest Nationals. The longtime Chevy racer is back in action this weekend with a Mustang borrowed from engine customer Fernando Cuadra.
17 Oct 2020
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
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Kenny Delco
It didn’t take Kenny Delco long to get back into the saddle after his first-round crash two weeks ago at the Mopar Express Lane NHRA Midwest Nationals. He’s back in action this weekend with a Mustang borrowed from engine customer Fernando Cuadra…
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Twenty years later, Texas Sportsman legend David Nickens returns to competition

It’s been 20 years since David Nickens’ name has appeared on a qualifying sheet at an NHRA national event, but the prolific Houston-based engine builder and 1991 world champion is back behind the wheel this weekend at the AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals in a car owned by Jim Whiteley.
17 Oct 2020
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
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David Nickens
It’s been 20 years since David Nickens’ name has appeared on a qualifying sheet at an NHRA national event, but the prolific Houston-based engine builder and 1991 world champion is back behind the wheel this weekend at the AAA Texas NHRA…
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The streak: A deep dive into DSR's 11-race domination of Funny Car racing

It’s been more than a year since any Funny Car driver outside of the Don Schumacher Racing stable has lifted an NHRA Wally in triumph, a team win streak that reached an astounding 11 straight. All four DSR drivers -- Matt Hagan, Jack Beckman, Tommy Johnson Jr., and Ron Capps -– have each contributed at least two wins to the amazing streak.
17 Oct 2020
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
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Don Schumacher Racing
It’s been more than a year since any Funny Car driver outside of the Don Schumacher Racing stable has lifted an NHRA Wally in triumph at an NHRA national event, a team win streak that reached an astounding 11 straight with Tommy Johnson Jr.’s…
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Small-tire shootout cars make exhibition passes at AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals

Michael Hollis, Armando Andrade, Lee Ochs, and Daniel Large put on a Friday night exhibition for the NHRA fans and racers at the 2020 AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals
16 Oct 2020
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Small-tire shootout cars make exhibition passes at AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals
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Building a team with Antron Brown and Brian Corradi

After 10 years of racing together, Antron Brown and crew chief Brian Corradi are in each other’s heads. They’re more than a team, they’re a brotherhood. Find out why that mattered so much at the 2020 Mopar Express Lane NHRA Midwest Nationals presented by Pennzoil.
12 Oct 2020
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Building a team with Antron Brown and Brian Corradi
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