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Crew Chief Confidential with Dickie Venables—The horsepower behind Matt Hagan

The Matt Hagan Dodge Charger Hellcat Funny Car has dominated in Epping for years, but that doesn't mean the tune stays the same. Hear why from the man who tunes the Hellcat's Hemi.
19 Jun 2021
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Crew Chief Confidential with Dickie Venables—The horsepower behind Matt Hagan
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Relive it! Four blistering seconds of fire and fortune Ron Capps and Terry Haddock will never forget

Sunday's wildest round at the 2021 TascaParts.com NHRA New England Nationals saw Ron Capps catch fire and Terry Haddock advance to the semifinals in Funny Car. See the aftermath from the top end of the track!
18 Jun 2021
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Round one of the Funny Car eliminations in Epping, N.H., saw the unexpected unfold in both lanes of New England Dragway. Ron Capps' car lost traction and erupted in fire, while Terry Haddock's car held together long enough to power…
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Cruz Pedregon explains equipment changes following Epping incident

After he smacked the wall during last week's TascaParts.com NHRA New England Nationals, Cruz Pedregon made some small but significant changes to the equipment he uses in his Snap-on Dodge Charger.
18 Jun 2021
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The Legends of Epping: Garlits, Muldowney, and Ivo all raced at New England Dragway

58 miles north of Boston lies 1,320-feet of concrete built to harness 330+ mph machines of speed, and showcase the legends of drag racing.
17 Jun 2021
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The Legends of New England Dragway
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The Garlits name may soon return to the track with "Big Daddy's" great-nephew

Don Garlits’ great-nephew, 29-year-old Chris Garlits, is preparing to begin his own drag racing journey later this season in Super Comp. "Big Daddy" is not actively involved in the effort, but that doesn't stop Chris from wanting to make him proud.
17 Jun 2021
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
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Chris Garlits
The Garlits surname is one of the most famous and revered names in drag racing history, but, outside of his electric-powered exhibition dragster, fans of “Big Daddy” Don Garlits haven’t had a lot to cheer about since his retirement from Top Fuel…
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NHRA on FOX Show Open from the 2021 New England Nationals in Epping, N.H.

NHRA's Camping World Drag Racing Series racers shined bright in the New England sunlight during the NHRA on FOX broadcast that reached across the nation on the FOX Broadcast Network.
17 Jun 2021
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Bob Tasca III Epping NH Funny Car
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Top Fuel rookie Josh Hart adds sponsors, more dates to his 2021 season

It’s already been a standout rookie season for Top Fuel newcomer Josh Hart, who won his debut race and has since advanced to another final round in four appearances, but it just keeps getting better as new sponsorship will allow him to attend more events.
16 Jun 2021
Josh Hachat
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Josh Hart
It’s already been a standout rookie season for Top Fuel newcomer Josh Hart, who won his debut race and has since advanced to another final round in four appearances. But Hart continues to be hard at work off the track, trying to secure more…
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Jr. Drag Racing champ Rylie Trumble is adding to his family’s legacy in the sport

When Rylie Trumble got behind the wheel of a Jr. Dragster and began his racing career, he had one simple goal: “When I first started, all I wanted to do was win a race.” Now he's a three-time Conference Finals champ.
15 Jun 2021
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Rylie Trumble
When Rylie Trumble got behind the wheel of a Jr. Dragster and began his racing career, he had one simple goal: “When I first started, all I wanted to do was win a race.” Fast-forward seven years and hundreds of passes down the dragstrip, and…
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Five things we learned at the TascaParts.com New England Nationals

After a year's absence due to the pandemic, the NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series returned to New England Dragway for the TascaParts.com NHRA New England Nationals presented by Bandero Premium Tequila, race No. 6 of the 2021 season. Here's what we learned.
14 Jun 2021
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
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NHRA New England Nationals
  After a year's absence due to the pandemic, the NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series returned to New England Dragway for the TascaParts.com NHRA New England Nationals presented by Bandero Premium Tequila, race No. 6 of the 2021…
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Erica Enders on what matters more: Momentum? or past success?

When it comes to a race like the New England Nationals, what's the better advantage to roll into the Northeast with?
12 Jun 2021
David Kennedy
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 Erica Enders on what matters more: Momentum? or past success?
What's more important? A log-book full of historical success, or coming off the high of a recent race win?  The correct answer to nearly every question can be, "It depends." People need a foundation to build success from, and when you're a…
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David Barton's dual threat COPO is a winner in Comp and Factory Stock Showdown

David Barton made a little NHRA history by winning Comp at the NGK NTK NHRA Four-Wide Nationals with his Factory Stock Showdown COPO Camaro, then won the showdown competition the following week at the Mopar Express Lane NHRA SpringNationals presented by Pennzoil.
10 Jun 2021
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David Barton
 
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Pro Stock's Matt Hartford looks to keep rolling at New England Nationals

Matt Hartford turned around his 2021 season with a victory in Houston and will be trying to keep that rolling at this weekend’s TascaParts.com NHRA New England Nationals presented by Bandero Premium Tequila.
10 Jun 2021
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Matt Hartford
Matt Hartford turned around his 2021 NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series season with a victory at the most recent race in Houston. Now, the challenge for the Pro Stock veteran will be trying to keep that rolling in a loaded class at this weekend’s…
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Funny Car points leader Bob Tasca III seeks hometrack win in New England

It’s been a terrific start to the season for Bob Tasca III, but the NHRA Camping World Funny Car points leader knows that winning at New England Dragway, where he made his first pass in a car, would make it that much better.
09 Jun 2021
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Bob Tasca III
It’s been a terrific start to the 2021 NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series for Bob Tasca III, but the Funny Car points leader knows a surefire way to make it even better. It would include winning at the track where he made his first pass in a car…
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Two-time Epping winner Ron Capps anxious for a shot at a third title

Ron Capps’ NAPA Auto Parts Dodge Charger has been good but not as consistent as crew chief Dean Antonelli would like, and “Guido” has plans to fix that at the New England Nationals.
08 Jun 2021
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Ron Capps
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Surging Deric Kramer looks to make immediate impression in first Epping appearance

Pro Stock hasn’t visited New England Dragway since 2018, so this year's New England Nationals will mark the first time that Pro Stock racer Deric Kramer has ever been to the facility. He plans to make a big first impression.
08 Jun 2021
Josh Hachat
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Deric Kramer
Pro Stock hasn’t visited New England Dragway since 2018, something that will change at this weekend’s TascaParts.com NHRA New England Nationals presented by Bandero Premium Tequila. For Deric Kramer, though, the sixth race during the 2021 NHRA…
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John Force Racing crew chief Danny Hood explains the secret to a winning team

"The guys are what makes the car run. So we gotta keep everybody together, have fun, and work when we work." — Danny Hood, on the key to his Funny Car team's success.
07 Jun 2021
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John Force Racing crew chief Danny Hood explains the secret to a winning team
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Matt Hartford on the state of Pro Stock: "All of these drivers have a great left foot"

Mopar Express Lane NHRA SpringNationals Pro Stock winner Matt Hartford knows just how hard it is to win these days in Pro Stock, especially with so many great starting-line drivers.
07 Jun 2021
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Matt Hartford
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New England Nationals comes at a good time for three-time winner Hagan

By no means has Matt Hagan had a bad start to the season, but he hasn’t had a winning start to the year, either, which means New England Dragway is popping up at the perfect point in the 2021 NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series schedule.
07 Jun 2021
Josh Hachat
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Matt Hagan
By no means has Matt Hagan had a bad start to the season. But the defending Funny Car world champ hasn’t had a winning start to the year, either, which means New England Dragway is popping up at the perfect point in the 2021 NHRA Camping World Drag…
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Young student honors NHRA legend Shirley Muldowney in school project

When 8-year-old Olivia Belden was tasked with a school project to do a presentation on a historical figure that helped change the world, she was given a list of possible subjects to pick from. Shirley Muldowney wasn't on the list, but that didn't stop her.
05 Jun 2021
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Shirley Muldowney
When 8-year-old Olivia Belden was tasked with a school project to do a presentation on a historical figure that helped change the world, she and her fellow students were given a list of possible subjects to pick from that included the likes of…
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Three-time Funny Car Robert Hight goes on the record about Houston win, 2021 season

Following a runner-up finish in Gainesville and a win at the recent Houston event, Robert Hight and his Auto Club team are in high speed pursuit of a fourth Funny Car championship. Here, he joins NHRA's Brian Lohnes to discuss his recent success.
04 Jun 2021
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Robert Hight
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‘World’s Fastest Farmer’ Matt Hagan brings New Holland aboard as sponsor

NHRA Funny Car racer Matt Hagan — "the world’s fastest farmer" — will bring agricultural equipment manufacturer New Holland into the NHRA world as an associate sponsor on his Dodge Charger entry.
02 Jun 2021
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Matt Hagan
As a Funny Car pilot on the weekend, and cattle and hemp rancher during the week, it’s safe to say Don Schumacher Racing’s Matt Hagan is certainly deserved of the moniker of "world’s fastest farmer." The reigning three-time world champion has…
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John Force and crew leaving no stone unturned in pursuit of better performance

Searching for every edge, 16-time NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series Funny car champion John Force and assistant crew chief Tim Fabrisi are going over his car’s cockpit layout with a fine-tooth comb.
02 Jun 2021
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With three wins to start the season, Rachel Meyer is early championship favorite

Rachel Meyer has come out swinging with three Top Alcohol Dragster victories to start the season. She recently joined NHRA's Brian Lohnes via Skype to discuss her hot start, and the prospects of joining her sister, Megan, as a world champion.
02 Jun 2021
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Rachel Meyer
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FOX’s Jamie Little and Alexis DeJoria share a love for protecting animals

Their passion for racing isn’t the only thing these two have in common. Little and DeJoria met at an Austin, Texas, animal shelter, Austin Pets Alive, to highlight the work being done to protect animals in Texas.
01 Jun 2021
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Fox’s Jamie Little and Alexis DeJoria share a love for protecting animals
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Tales from the Strip: Relive Matt Hagan's 2010 Houston win

Eleven years ago, Matt Hagan and his first-generation Dodge Charger hoisted a Wally in the winner's circle at Houston.
31 May 2021
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Matt Hagan's 2010 Houston NHRA win in Funny Car
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Nitro rookie Krista Baldwin loses a rear wing during the Charlotte Four Wide event

Winning her first nitro elimination round wasn't the only thrilling thing that happened to Krista Baldwin at the recent NGK NTK Four Wide Nationals in Charlotte. She also lost a rear wing but handled it like a champ.
31 May 2021
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Krista Baldwin
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Wally Parks NHRA Motorsport Museum: History of Hot Rodding series—Part 4, Art Chrisman's 25 car

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 May 2021
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Wally Parks NHRA Motorsport Museum: History of Hot Rodding series—Part 4, Art Chrisman's 25 car
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Wally Parks NHRA Motorsport Museum: History of Hot Rodding series—Part 3, Albertson Olds dragster

The Wally Parks NHRA Motorsport Museum's History of Hot Rodding series is a fascinating 11-part journey that takes a look into drag racing history as can only be told by "Fast Jack" Beckman and Greg Sharp.
29 May 2021
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Wally Parks NHRA Motorsport Museum History of Hot Rodding series:Part 3— The Albertson Olds dragster
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John Force: Funny Car king with 152 wins over five decades

Did you know John Force is the only driver in all of professional motorsports who has had wins in five decades?
28 May 2021
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John Force: Funny Car king with 152 wins over five decades
Yes, Funny Car racer Tommy Johnson Jr. can also claim wins in five decades, but his first wins came in Alcohol Funny Car. Force’s 50 years of winning were all in nitro Funny Cars.…
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Wally Parks NHRA Motorsport Museum: History of Hot Rodding series—Part 2, The Dragmasters

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.
28 May 2021
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Wally Parks NHRA Motorsport Museum History of Hot Rodding series:Part 2—Dragmasters
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