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Tony Stewart Racing crew chiefs race to prepare for testing, Pomona team debuts

As the new Tony Stewart Racing team prepares for its debut at the season opener in Pomona, work is progressing at the team’s shop in Brownsburg, Ind., and crew chiefs Dickie Venables and Neal Strausbaugh discuss the preparation processes for their respective teams.
19 Jan 2022
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New car, new parts, new hope: Foley & Lewis team go all-in for 2022 season

Doug Foley and partner Tim Lewis are going all-in this season to prove that they have a championship-caliber team. A new chassis and new parts will help the cause, and with a little sponsorship help, he thinks they could make the Countdown to the Championship.
17 Jan 2022
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
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Doug Foley
Doug Foley doesn’t like to think about it now, but last summer he and partner Tim Lewis were thinking that maybe it was time to hang up their Top Fuel aspirations and sell the entire operation. “Tim and I had a conversation and discussed the…
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Robert Hight determined to get back in championship form at hometrack

Starting the 2022 season of the NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona marks the return of a tradition that just feels right to most everyone, but particularly to SoCal native Robert Hight. 
17 Jan 2022
Kelly Wade
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Robert Hight
Starting the 2022 season of the NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona marks the return of a tradition that just feels right to most everyone, but particularly to SoCal native Robert Hight, who flies the colors of the…
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Shawn Langdon explains Top Fuel driving with a trio of rides down the track

Ride along with DHL/Kalitta Motorsports Top Fuel driver Shawn Langdon on a trio of runs from the 2021 Auto Club NHRA Finals as the former world champ walks you through the passes from his viewpoint as seen from the Toyota Visor Cam.
17 Jan 2022
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Mike Green and Tommy DeLago bring one-two punch to Justin Ashley Racing

Championship-winning crew chiefs Mike Green and Tommy DeLago will team up to tune Justin Ashley's Top Fueler in the 2022 NHRA Camping World Top Fuel campaign, giving the 2020 NHRA Rookie of the Year a double-fisted approach to his championship aspirations.
13 Jan 2022
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How it works: NHRA Contingency program

A five-minute video every racer needs to watch to maximize their cash winnings in 2022.
10 Jan 2022
David Kennedy
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How it works the NHRA Contingency program
The NHRA Contingency program is a grassroots marketing partnership that connects racers who buy parts with manufacturers looking to sell and market performance products. It offers the advantages of a passion-driven business-to-consumer…
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Crew chief Neal Strausbaugh discusses the busy offseason at Tony Stewart Racing

In our latest Skype interview, crew chief Neal Strasbaugh discusses the hectic off season at Tony Stewart Racing. "My emotions are on a roller coaster on an hourly basis."
10 Jan 2022
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With a full schedule planned for 2022 season, the sky's the limit for Josh Hart

In almost any other season, Josh Hart’s two Top Fuel victories last year would have earned him the coveted mantle of NHRA Rookie of the Year, but the new team's shortened schedule cost them that title. In 2022, everyone will find out what they can do with a full schedule.
06 Jan 2022
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
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Josh Hart
In almost any other season, Josh Hart’s two Top Fuel victories last year would have earned him the coveted mantle of NHRA Rookie of the Year. Considering that only two of the last nine RoY winners had two or more wins on their first-year scorecard,…
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Hard work under way as Torrence team prepares for another title defense

The first week of January marked the start of the pursuit of NHRA Top Fuel championship No. 4 for Steve Torrence’s Capco Contractors team. NHRA’s John Kernan stopped by their Brownsburg, Ind., shop to take a look at the work underway for their title defense.
04 Jan 2022
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The Road Back: NHRA charted a successful return in 2021 after tough 2020

A sense of a new normalcy blessed the 2021 NHRA season with the community enjoying a spirited comeback from the scrappy yet shortened 2020 season so dramatically affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
31 Dec 2021
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
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2021 in review
A sense of a new normalcy blessed the 2021 NHRA season with the community enjoying a spirited comeback from the scrappy yet shortened 2020 season so dramatically affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. New teams and stars emerged, the racing schedule…
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NHRA Division Director William Tharpe on the NHRA on FOX stage at the 2021 PRI Show

2021 NHRA divisional events saw car counts that were off the charts. NHRA Division 3 Director Tharpe explains how he went from a fan in the stands to helping run some of the largest drag racing events on earth
31 Dec 2021
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NHRA Division Director William Tharpe on the NHRA on Fox stage at the 2021 PRI Show
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Richard Shute reflects on 55 year of photographing drag racing

From his first drag race at Freemont, to photographing the legends of drag racing over the last five decades, Shute's shutter has literally seen it all.
30 Dec 2021
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Richard Shute reflects on 55 year of photographing drag racing
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Lake Speed Jr. is on a quest to help racers get the most out of their engines

Lake Speed is one of motorsports go-to lubrication experts, and Pro Stock's Matt Hartford has hired him to work at Total Seal and bring his expertise closer to the drag racing world. Hear Speed's philosophy on the "soup" of ring seal.
29 Dec 2021
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Lake Speed Jr. is on a quest to educate engine builders and racers
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There's work ethic, and then there's Tim Wilkerson's work ethic

Brian Lohnes sat down with Tim Wilkerson at the PRI Show to discuss the success his Funny Car team had in 2021—and the motivation a win brings even seasoned teams like his.
25 Dec 2021
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From doorcar driver to Top Fuel pilot: Alex Laughlin's incredible 2021 season

A midseason problem turned into an opportunity for Alex Laughlin, who went from Pro Stock and Pro Mod driver to Top Fuel pilot, launching a new chapter in his drag racing career.
23 Dec 2021
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
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Alex Laughlin
Alex Laughlin had a problem. A big problem. As the NHRA tour prepared to head to Denver for the Mopar//SRT NHRA Mile-High Nationals, a huge marketplace for his primary sponsor, Havoline, Laughlin was informed that his leased racecar would not be…
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How a high school hot rod evolved into a 260-mph NHRA exhibition car

Rod Tschiggfrie's childhood dream began life as an Oldsmobile 442 that he swapped a 6-71 blown 455 into. After decades of evolution, that same car now runs 5.80s at 260 mph—and remains licensed for street use.
23 Dec 2021
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 Rod Tschiggfrie oldsmobile 442
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Capps team hard at work preparing for 2022 Funny Car championship defense

Reigning NHRA Camping World Funny Car champ Ron Capps will make his debut as a team owner at next year’s season opener in Pomona, and Dean Antonelli, John Medlen, and the entire title-winning team are hard at work in the shop to make 2022 a big success.
22 Dec 2021
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The quickest street car on the planet paradox; a Pro Mod Camaro you can road trip

Tom Bailey is the owner and driver of a 4,000-hp Camaro built to run a 5-second quarter-miles and drive 1,000 miles in a week for Hot Rod Magazine's Drag Week event. He's expanded that success into a new car magazine and opening a pizza joint. We blur Wally Park's two worlds together at the 2021 PRI Show to understand how, and why.
19 Dec 2021
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The quickest street car on the planet paradox; a Pro Mod Camaro you can road trip
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Why “Flyin’ Ryan” Oehler's Pro Stock Motorcycle was different than any other in 2021

Oehler talked with Tony Pedregon on the 2021 NHRA on FOX stage at the PRI Show about the ideal weight for a rider, his new chassis coming in 2022, and the pros and cons of doing your own engine program.
18 Dec 2021
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Why “Flyin’ Ryan” Oehler's Pro Stock Motorcycle was different than any other in 2021
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After hot finish, Cruz Pedregon eagerly awaiting 2022 Funny Car season

You can count Cruz Pedregon as one who would have been just fine extending the 2021 season by a few more races. As it is, his strong finish to this season only has the veteran Funny Car standout even more excited to get 2022 going.
15 Dec 2021
Josh Hachat
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Cruz Pedregon
You can count Cruz Pedregon as one who would have been just fine extending the 2021 season by a few more races. As it is, his strong finish to this season only has the veteran Funny Car standout even more excited to get 2022 going. Pedregon was…
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Cameron Ferre anxious for next step in nitro journey

Following a semifinal finish at the season-ending Auto Club NHRA Finals in Pomona, no one is more excited for the start of the 2022 season than Cameron Ferre.
15 Dec 2021
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
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Cameron Ferre
Cameron Ferre already knows the thrill of winning an NHRA national event Wally; He took care of that nearly a decade ago when he won the Super Comp title at the 2021 Auto Club Finals in Pomona. He’s now got his eyes set on a slightly bigger prize; a…
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Chad Green eager to take next step in Funny Car career in 2022 season

Pro Mod veteran Chad Green has become a huge thorn in the side of the multicar Funny Car teams and everyone else in the class for that matter, and he's only getting started, and he may even possibly run a full season in 2022.
10 Dec 2021
Josh Hachat
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Chad Green
Chad Green has gradually stepped his toes into the Funny Car ranks more and more each of the past two years. The Pro Mod veteran made his debut in the class in 2020, making a pair of starts during the same season for the first time he won in his Pro…
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Steve Torrence reflects on fourth Top Fuel title, looks ahead to 2022 title defense

With his fourth straight NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series Top Fuel championship, Steve Torrence joined a short list of drivers to create a mini-dynasty, and he spoke to NHRA’s Brian Lohnes about his season and about the challenges ahead defending his crown in 2022.
07 Dec 2021
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Indy Pro Stock Motorcycle champ Scotty Pollacheck rides off into the sunset

Scotty Pollacheck, one of Pro Stock Motorcycle’s most popular riders, has hung up his helmet with the completion of the 2021 NHRA season, leaving behind a legacy of success and determination and a thrilling breakthrough win at the 2020 U.S. Nationals.
06 Dec 2021
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
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Scotty Pollacheck
Scotty Pollacheck, one of Pro Stock Motorcycle’s most popular riders, has hung up his helmet with the completion of the 2021 NHRA season, leaving behind a legacy of success and determination. Pollacheck, who earned throngs of fans for his passion…
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Greg Anderson discusses Pro Stock win record and fifth world championship

Greg Anderson became the winningest driver in Pro Stock history and collected his fifth NHRA world championship with a dramatic finish at the season finale. Anderson spoke with NHRA’s Brian Lohnes via Skype to discuss his amazing season.
06 Dec 2021
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Standout rookie season for Dallas Glenn ends up far beyond expectations

Dallas Glenn entered the 2021 Pro Stock season with plenty of excitement, which is understandable considering he was making his debut in the class. But what initially started as a four-race intro to NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series racing ended up far beyond that.
03 Dec 2021
Josh Hachat
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Dallas Glenn
Dallas Glenn entered the 2021 Pro Stock season with plenty of excitement, which is understandable considering he was making his debut in the class. But what initially started as a four-race intro to NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series racing…
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Antron Brown's AB Motorsports starts getting up to speed with official 'first day'

December 1 was opening day for Antron Brown’s new self-owned Top Fuel team, and the three-time world champ has got a lot of plans in place for the 2022 season.
01 Dec 2021
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49 and counting; Who’s next to claim 50 wins?

Doug Kalitta, Eddie Krawiec, Jeff Taylor, and Edmond Richardson are each sitting on 49 national event wins. Who will be the first to 50 and when will it happen?
29 Nov 2021
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
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fifty wins
NHRA recently celebrated it’s 70th anniversary and its 1,000th national event and during that span, just 21 drivers have been fortunate enough, or skilled enough to accumulate 50 wins. The comprehensive list begins with 16-time Funny Car champion…
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A look back at the most dramatic moments of the 2004 season in this edition of Thrills and Spills

While we wait for the start of the 2022 season, it's time to relive the most dramatic and exciting moments of the 2004 NHRA season in this edition of Thrills and Spills.
29 Nov 2021
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Top 10 Sportsman moments from the 2021 season

Top 10 Sportsman Moments of 2021 The 2021 season produced so many highlights among Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series competitors that it was nearly impossible to come up with just 10 highlights, but we’ve managed to do just that. Here is our list of 10 truly unforgettable sportsman moments from last season.
24 Nov 2021
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
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Ten Sportsman moments
Top 10 Sportsman Moments of 2021 The 2021 season produced so many highlights among Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series competitors that it was nearly impossible to come up with just 10 highlights, but we’ve managed to do just that. Here is our list of 10…
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