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Funny Car champ Capps enjoys special atmosphere of Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals

There are several reasons why Brainerd Int'l Raceway is a special place for reigning Funny Car world champion Ron Capps, especially the “Capps Corner” portion of “the Zoo” campgrounds, which is filled with Capps aficionados, and they’ll be out in full force this weekend at the Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals.
18 Aug 2022
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Ron Capps
There are several reasons why Brainerd Int'l Raceway is a special place for reigning Funny Car world champion Ron Capps, but the incredible atmosphere at the facility is certainly among them. He’s eager to experience it at this weekend’s 40th annual…
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After monumental win, Top Fuel’s Antron Brown looks to keep rolling in Brainerd

Antron Brown’s first year as a team owner has been anything but easy, but following the Top Fuel star’s first win of the season — and as a team owner last Sunday in Topeka — things are starting to click for the three-time world champ.
18 Aug 2022
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Antron Brown
Antron Brown’s first year as a team owner has been anything but easy, but following the Top Fuel star’s first win of the season — and as a team owner last Sunday in Topeka — things are starting to click for the three-time world champ. Racing just…
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Doug Winters aims to get on track in Brainerd race powered by Stinar

It has not been the 2022 season Doug Winters had anticipated in the FuelTech NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series presented by D-Wagon, but the veteran has the chance to get things turned around in a major way at this weekend’s Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals, a race powered by his sponsor, Stinar.
18 Aug 2022
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Doug Winters
It has not been the 2022 season Doug Winters had anticipated in the FuelTech NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series presented by D-Wagon. But the veteran has the chance to get things turned around in a major way at Brainerd International Raceway as part of…
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Topeka winners Brown, Tasca, Coughlin, Gladstone, Bond guest on WFO Radio

Menards NHRA Nationals presented PetArmor winners Antron Brown, Bob Tasca III, Troy Coughlin Jr., Joey Gladstone, and Justin Bond joined host Joe Castello on WFO Radio to talk about winning the event.
17 Aug 2022
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WFO Radio
  Menards NHRA Nationals presented by PetArmor winners Antron Brown, Bob Tasca III, Troy Coughlin Jr., Joey Gladstone, and Justin Bond joined host Joe Castello on WFO Radio to talk about winning the event. Brown shared the details of…
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Go Behind the Scenes with the winners of the Menards NHRA Nationals

Experience the unfettered joy as Antron Brown, Bob Tasca III, Troy Coughlin Jr., and Joey Gladstone celebrate their wins with crewmembers, fellow winners, and their vanquished final-round opponents at the Menards NHRA Nationals presented by PetArmor.
17 Aug 2022
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Menards NHRA Nationals Weekend Rewind

A blisteringly hot weekend at the 2022 Menards NHRA Nationals presented by PetArmor resulted in some even hotter action on the racetrack. Relive the magic in our Weekend Rewind video.
16 Aug 2022
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Menards NHRA Nationals Weekend Rewind
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Five things we learned at the Menards NHRA Nationals Presented By PetArmor

We all come to NHRA events for the racing, and we leave every track with memories and wisdom.
15 Aug 2022
David Kennedy
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Five things we learned at the Menards NHRA Nationals Presented By PetArmor
1. Antron Brown’s car is 70% new. At first look, it seems like the AB Motorsports team has the same Don Schumacher (DSR) dragster chassis, the same DSR Top Fuel engine, and the same team Brown's had backing him for years — as…
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Menards NHRA Nationals Presented By PetArmor Sunday photo gallery

The Topeka heat meant this weekend's race wasn't the record-breaking event it’s been in the past, but the competition was some of the best we've seen all year
14 Aug 2022
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Bob Tasca III who went on to win Topeka 39
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Menards NHRA Nationals Presented By PetArmor Saturday photo gallery

Saturday's clear skies and toasty temperatures meant great qualifying runs but few changes in the order. Our photographers took advantage of the great Topeka light to snap these shots just for you. Enjoy.
13 Aug 2022
David Kennedy
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Your number one qualifier in Pro Stock, Greg Anderson 27
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Joey Gladstone hungry for more wins heading to Menards NHRA Nationals

Pro Stock Motorcycle will make its first appearance at Heartland Motorsports Park since 1997 for this weekend’s Menards NHRA Nationals presented by PetArmor, and the class' most recent winner Joey Gladstone is ready to keep the momentum going.
13 Aug 2022
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Joey Gladstone
Pro Stock Motorcycle will make its first appearance at Heartland Motorsports Park since 1997 for this weekend’s Menards NHRA Nationals presented by PetArmor, meaning Joey Gladstone will race in Topeka for the first time in the class.   But…
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Angelle Sampey returns to Topeka as the event winner, 25 years after Pro Stock Motorcycle last raced here

Over the last two and a half decades, Angelle Sampey has gone from beating Matt Hines at the 1997 Menards NHRA Nationals Presented By PetArmor to becoming the winningest woman in all of motorsports—and racing under the Vance & Hines banner.
13 Aug 2022
David Kennedy
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Angelle Sampey returns to Topeka, 25 years after Pro Stock Motorcycle last raced here
There are only two active Pro Stock Motorcycle riders at the 2022 Menards NHRA Nationals Presented By PetArmor who were here at the last NHRA race in 1997; Steve Johnson and Angelle Sampey. That 1997 Fall race in Topeka saw Johnson qualify ninth…
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Menards NHRA Nationals Presented By PetArmor Friday photo gallery

Heartland Motorsports Park's House of Speed is a vast complex with race cars and action in every corner. NHRA National Dragster's photographers capture all of it and share some of the highlights with you here.
12 Aug 2022
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Gary Pritchett in the Capco pit suggesting "Nothing to see here." 46
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Top Fuel's Tony Schumacher thinking big in first Topeka appearance since 2018

Hot off of his win two weeks ago in Seattle, eight-time Top Fuel world champ Tony Schumacher is excited for his first appearance in Topeka since the 2018 campaign, having erased some early-season struggles for a team that appears to be coming together at the right time.
12 Aug 2022
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Tony Schumacher
A perfect finish to the Western Swing has Top Fuel’s Tony Schumacher on the right track, and that could be dangerous for the rest of the loaded class heading into this weekend’s Menards NHRA Nationals presented by PetArmor at Heartland Motorsports…
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Kyle Koretsky: Don't call the Pro Stock championship title just yet

With 11 of 19 Pro Stock races in the books for the 2022 NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series season, one driver has emerged as the odds-on favorite to win the championship, but Kyle Koretsky wouldn't consider that a wise wager.
11 Aug 2022
Kelly Wade
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Kyle Koretsky
With 11 of 19 Pro Stock races in the books for the 2022 NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series season and one driver emerging as favored to win, a betting man or woman may be tempted to lay money on the outcome. Second-generation class competitor…
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Top Fuel's Buddy Hull eager to get back on track in Topeka

Top Fuel driver and team owner Buddy Hull will return to the NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series this weekend during the Menards NHRA Nationals presented by Pet Armor at Heartland Motorsports Park in Topeka.
11 Aug 2022
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Buddy Hull
Top Fuel driver and team owner Buddy Hull will return to the NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series this weekend during the Menards NHRA Nationals presented by Pet Armor at Heartland Motorsports Park in Topeka. The second-year driver will once…
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TSR crew chief Neal Strausbaugh discusses breakthrough Denver victory

After some early-season struggles, the new Tony Stewart Racing Top Fuel team and driver Leah Pruett connected for their first win at the Dodge Power Brokers NHRA Mile-High Nationals in Denver. Here, crew chief Neal Strausbaugh discusses the team's steady progress through the first half of the season.
11 Aug 2022
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Neal Strasbaugh
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Past world champ Frank Aragona Jr. is winning more than Comp titles

Three-time NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series Comp eliminator world champion Frank Aragona Jr. battled cancer to be able to return to battle on the quarter-mile and scored his 40th Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series victory this past weekend.
10 Aug 2022
Kelly Wade
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Frank Aragona Jr.
Wearing a serious demeanor as he peered into his log books earlier this summer at Summit Motorsports Park, three-time Comp eliminator champion Frank Aragona Jr. initially seemed to give off a "Do Not Disturb" vibe. But then he looked up, smiled, and…
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With recent successes, Tasca team confident as they head into Topeka

A win and two runner-ups over the last four races has Bob Tasca III’s team confident that they’ve turned the corner on their season, just in time for the Countdown to the Championship.
09 Aug 2022
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Bob Tasca III
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Steve Huff looked to break his own record at the Flav-R-Pac Northwest Nationals

Steve Huff made exhibition passes in a Pep Boys Electric Vehicle demonstration at the 2022 Flav-R-Pac NHRA Northwest Nationals.
08 Aug 2022
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Steve Huff
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Western Swing Pro Stock recap: Lots of shifting gears but not many positions

Erica Enders maintained her points lead in Pro Stock despite earning two fewer points than teammate Aaron Stanfield over the three-race Western Swing. Here's a look at the movers, shakers, and disappointments within the class. Last in a series.
05 Aug 2022
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
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Erica Enders
The three-race Western Swing is the gateway to the home stretch of the NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series regular season that sets the contenders for the six-race Countdown to the Championship playoffs and a pivotal time for teams trying to…
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Team Toyota at the Olympic training camp in Park City, Utah

Shawn Langdon, J.R. Todd, and NHRA on FOX's Bruno Massel all experience 70 mph in a whole new way, from the cockpit of an Olympic bobsled.
05 Aug 2022
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Team Toyota goes to the Olympic training camp in Park City, Utah
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The 7 winningest women in NHRA professional drag racing

These seven racers have more wins than any other female — and many of the men — in professional motorsports.
05 Aug 2022
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The 7 winningest women in NHRA professional drag racing
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Football preseason begins with Ron Capps and Alex DeJoria at a Seattle Seahawks practice

Ron Capps and Alexis DeJoria talk about Funny Cars and going more than 300 mph with Seattle Seahawks Cody Barton, Jordyn Brooks, and head coach Pete Carroll.
05 Aug 2022
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Football preseason begins with Ron Capps and Alex DeJoria at a Seattle Seahawks practice
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Western Swing Funny Car recap: Who topped the flops and who just flopped

Robert Hight was far and away the star of the 2022 Western Swing, going 10-1 in head-to-head battles to accumulate 321 valuable points, more than any driver in any class, as he solidified his points lead, second in a series.
04 Aug 2022
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
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Robert Hight
The three-race Western Swing is the gateway to the home stretch of the NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series regular season that sets the contenders for the six-race Countdown to the Championship playoffs and a pivotal time for teams trying to…
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Tobler and Prock, united in a quest for success under the John Force Racing banner

After years of racing each other, the Prock and Tobler families unite in a Top Fuel dragster effort that pairs experience and talent in a potentially devastating combination for the competition.
04 Aug 2022
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Tobler and Prock united in a quest for success under the John Force Racing banner
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Behind the Scenes with the winners of Flav-R-Pac NHRA Northwest Nationals

Pure unfettered joy, quiet moments with vanquished opponents, and celebrations with team and family made for some incredible Behind the Scenes action for the winners of the Flav-R-Pac NHRA Northwest Nationals.
03 Aug 2022
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Are sweeping changes coming to Tony Schumacher's Top Fuel team? In a word, no

"Everything stays the same," said Joe Maynard of the Maynard family. "This [team has] a legacy of winning, we simply mean to maintain that legacy, and maybe create a little of our own."
03 Aug 2022
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Are sweeping changes coming to Tony Schumacher's Top Fuel team
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Flav-R-Pac NHRA Northwest Nationals Weekend Rewind

Wild action, surprise winners, and lots of on-track drama made the 2022 Flav-R-Pac NHRA Northwest Nationals a race to remember and a fitting end to the Western Swing. Relive the magic in our Weekend Rewind video.
03 Aug 2022
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Western Swing Top Fuel recap: Who gained ground and who lost traction

With eight round-wins — including a win in Sonoma and a runner-up in Seattle — Brittany Force led the way in Top Fuel over the three-race Western Swing and regained her points lead. Here's a look at how the top players fared. First in a multi-part series.
02 Aug 2022
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
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Brittany Force
The three-race Western Swing is the gateway to the home stretch of the NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series regular season that sets the contenders for the six-race Countdown to the Championship playoffs and a pivotal time for teams trying to…
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Five things we learned at the Flav-R-Pac NHRA Northwest Nationals

The Flav-R-Pac NHRA Northwest Nationals was a testament to endurance and experience as Tony Schumacher and Robert Hight nabbed the nitro titles and Troy Coughlin Jr. finally won in Pro Stock. Here’s our five big takeaways from the event.
01 Aug 2022
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
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Five things we learned at the Flav-R-Pac NHRA Northwest Nationals
  The Flav-R-Pac NHRA Northwest Nationals was a testament to endurance and experience as Tony Schumacher and Robert Hight nabbed the nitro titles and Troy Coughlin Jr. finally won in Pro Stock in his fourth final-round appearance. Here’s our…
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