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Stevie "Fast" Jackson revved up and ready to defend Pro Mod points lead at Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals

E3 Spark Plugs Pro Mod points leader Stevie "Fast" Jackson joined Lewis Bloom via Skype in the Wally Parks NHRA Studio to talk about the Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals and the battle for the season championship.
29 Aug 2019
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Scott Palmer has his eyes set on Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals win, Countdown berth

Scott Palmer sits 11th in the Mello Yello Top Fuel standings, just one spot out of making the Countdown to the Championship field, and a win at the Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals -- his stated goal -- would easily could take care of that.
28 Aug 2019
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Scott Palmer
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First Indy win, second Countdown seed are on Ron Capps' agenda heading to 'The Big Go'

Ron Capps has never won the Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals, but he enters the event hot off of a win in Brainerd. Capps joined Lewis Bloom via Skype in the Wally Parks NHRA Studio to talk about that challenge, the upcoming Countdown to the Championship, and his passion for racing.
28 Aug 2019
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Ron Capps
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Hear from Don Prudhomme, Mario Andretti, Richard Petty, Austin Coil, Don Garlits and Joe Amato on John Force's 150th win

John Force scored his 150th win at the Magic Dry Organic Absorbent NHRA Northwest Nationals. Some of the legends of motorsports sshare their thoughts on the 16-time Funny Car champion.
27 Aug 2019
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John Force
John Force earned his 150th win at the Magic Dry Organic Absorbent NHRA Northwest Nationals on Sunday, etching his name in the NHRA history books in the process. We caught up with some fellow NHRA legends to get their take on Force’s accomplishment…
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The road to fame: John Force looks back on his career and the road to 150 victories

Sixteen-time NHRA Mello Yello Funny Car champion John Force joined Lewis Bloom in the Wally Parks NHRA Studio to talk about his milestone 150th career win and the wins and losses on and off the track that have marked his hall of fame career.
27 Aug 2019
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John Force
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Stevie "Fast" Jackson resumes E3 Spark Plugs NHRA Pro Mod title chase at U.S. Nationals

Stevie "Fast" Jackson will have his hands full as he attempts to defend his Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals title over Labor Day weekend. The racer is hunting down his first NHRA world championship with Todd Tutterow, Jose Gonzalez and a stacked Pro Mod field on his heels.
26 Aug 2019
Jacob Sundstrom, NHRA National Dragster Associate Editor
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Stevie "Fast" Jackson
Stevie “Fast” Jackson can smell blood. He holds a 133-point lead with four races remaining in the E3 Spark Plugs NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series season. Jose Gonzalez, his closest competitor in the standings, needs to pull off a miracle to catch…
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Brainerd winners Leah Pritchett, Ron Capps hope to ride momentum to Indy success

Teammates Leah Pritchett and Ron Capps enter this weekend’s Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals hot of their respective victories in Top Fuel and Funny Car at the Lucas Oil Nationals in Brainerd. Crew chiefs Todd Okuhara and Rahn Tobler assessed their teams’ chances for success at Indy with NHRA's John Kernan.
26 Aug 2019
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Ron Capps
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Terry McMillen looking to secure Countdown berth at Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals

Top Fuel racer Terry McMillen sits in the 10th and final spot for the Countdown to the Championship and will try to hold onto or better that position at the Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals, where he is the defending event champ. NHRA's John Kernan reports from Indy.
23 Aug 2019
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Terry McMillen
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Jimmy Daniels will put his perfect Dodge Hemi Challenge record on the line

Mopar Super Stock racer Jimmy Daniels has not lost a round in the Dodge Hemi Challenge since 2016, and brings an umblemished 14-0 record and the hope of a fourth straight win into this year's event at the Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals.
23 Aug 2019
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
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Hemi Challenge
Whenever one contemplates the impact of a perfect 14-0 record in sports, it usually conjures up memories of the NFL’s 1972 Miami Dolphins and their historic unbeaten season. For Mopar Super Stock racer Jimmy Daniels, that statistic has a different…
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Cruz Pedregon still optimistic about chances of making Funny Car Countdown

Entering the Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals, former Funny Car world champ Cruz Pedregon sits in 11th place, and will have to battle his way into the top 10 in Indy for a chance to compete for the Mello Yello championship.
23 Aug 2019
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Cruz Pedregon
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Who will make the NHRA Countdown to the Championship?

The NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series heads to the Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals with 21 racers chasing down 11 spots in the NHRA Countdown to the Championship. We go class by class to see who has a shot at making it into the Countdown.
22 Aug 2019
Jacob Sundstrom, NHRA National Dragster Associate Editor
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Austin Prock
The NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series heads to the Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals with 21 racers chasing down 11 spots in the NHRA Countdown to the Championship. Some (okay, many) of those racers have a better chance of snagging a spot in…
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Australian Top Fuel champs will challenge the field at Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals

Driver Wayne Newby and the Rapisarda Racing team, Top Fuel season champions in their native Australia, will return to the Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals to challenge the best that the NHRA has to offer. The team recently tested in Indy.
22 Aug 2019
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Wayne Newby
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Coming off 150th win, John Force ready for Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals

Coming off the latest landmark victory in his legendary NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series career, John Force has a chance for another noteworthy achievement on drag racing’s grandest stage, the Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals.
20 Aug 2019
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John Force
Coming off the latest landmark victory in his legendary NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series career, John Force has a chance for another noteworthy achievement on drag racing’s grandest stage. The 16-time Funny Car world champ recently picked up his…
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Brainerd atmosphere brings out the best in Funny Car star Ron Capps

There’s a certain affinity Ron Capps has with Brainerd International Raceway and its huge on-site campground known as “The Zoo.” After all, there is a part of the campground named after the Funny Car world champion.
15 Aug 2019
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Ron Capps
There’s a certain affinity Ron Capps has with Brainerd International Raceway and its huge on-site campground known as “The Zoo.” After all, there is a part of the campground named after the Funny Car world champion, a corner aptly called “Capps…
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Standout Top Fuel rookie Austin Prock motivated to build on first career victory

Austin Prock is still savoring every part of picking up his first career NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series victory in Top Fuel in Seattle, but it’s only pushed him to try to do more, especially with the Mello Yello Countdown to the Championship approaching.
15 Aug 2019
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Austin Prock
Austin Prock is still savoring every part of picking up his first career NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series victory in Top Fuel. But one aspect of enjoying the victory for the Top Fuel rookie is how much it has motivated him to try to get more and…
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Jason Line looks to change luck at home track during Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals

Hailing from Wright, Minn., the annual visit to Brainerd International Raceway, site of this weekend's Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals, is always a welcome trip for Jason Line, but he wouldn’t mind his luck changing at the facility just over an hour from his hometown.
14 Aug 2019
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Jason Line
Hailing from Wright, Minn., the annual visit to Brainerd International Raceway, the site of the 38th annual Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals on Aug. 15-18, is always a welcome trip for Jason Line. But the Pro Stock standout and three-time world champion…
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Matt Hartford relishes the never-ending pursuit of perfection in NHRA drag racing

Driving a Pro Stock car is an abject lesson in the fine art of frustration. It’s a task that simply can’t be mastered. Matt Hartford is giving it his best shot.
12 Aug 2019
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
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Matt Hartford
Driving a Pro Stock car is an abject lesson in the fine art of frustration. It’s a task that simply can’t be mastered. From burnout, staging, shifting, car control, and at least a dozen other disciplines that most fans never see, success requires 99…
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Horsepower Shootout: Top Fuel champ Steve Torrence vs. rodeo champ Tuff Cooper

NHRA Mello Yello Top Fuel world champion Steve Torrence went head to head with four-time National Finals Rodeo world champ Tuf Cooper in their respective worlds of drag racing and tie-down roping in the NHRA Horsepower Shootout. Watch the full episode on NHRA.tv beginning on Friday.
08 Aug 2019
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Steve Torrence
NHRA Mello Yello Top Fuel world champion Steve Torrence went head to head with four-time National Finals Rodeo world champ Tuf Cooper in their respective worlds of drag racing and tie-down roping in the NHRA Horsepower Shootout. Watch the full…
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WATCH: John Force's interview following his iconic 150th win at the NHRA Northwest Nationals

John Force captured his 150th win at the Magic Dry Organic Absorbent NHRA Northwest Nationals. Then he talked about it at length -- you can find his words here.
05 Aug 2019
Jacob Sundstrom, NHRA National Dragster Associate Editor
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John Force
John Force captured his 150th win at the Magic Dry Organic Absorbent NHRA Northwest Nationals on Sunday, further cementing his legacy as the greatest racer in NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series history. He fought his way out of his Peak Chevy…
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How Austin Prock broke through for his first win

Austin Prock is a national event winner. Here’s how he did it and what it means for his future.
05 Aug 2019
Jacob Sundstrom, NHRA National Dragster Associate Editor
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Austin Prock
Austin Prock won his first Top Fuel race in his first Top Fuel final, defeating Steve Torrence while piloting his Montana Brand Top Fuel dragster. That win put Prock into a tie with Richie Crampton in ninth place in the Top Fuel standings, but on…
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John Force won his 150th Funny Car race – is his 17th championship next?

The greatest of all time is a winner again. Now, it’s time to talk titles.
05 Aug 2019
Jacob Sundstrom, NHRA National Dragster Associate Editor
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John Force
John Force finally got win No. 150. That feels unfair, in a way, but also descriptive of how the greatest drag racer of all time felt when he shoved open his Peak Chevrolet Camaro Funny Car hatch and told the monkey on his back who the boss was.…
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On the Hot Seat: Erica Enders

Two-time NHRA Mello Yello Pro Stock champ Erica Enders was on the Hot Seat with Jason Logan during pre-race activities at the Magic Dry Organic Absorbent NHRA Northwest Nationals answering a series of rapid-fire questions.
04 Aug 2019
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Erica Enders
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With his 505th start, Doug Kalitta is officially Top Fuel's most experienced driver

With his appearance at this weekend’s Magic Dry Organic Absorbent NHRA Northwest Nationals, Doug Kalitta is the new owner of an impressive stat: Most events competed in the Top Fuel class in NHRA history at 505.
04 Aug 2019
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
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Doug Kalitta
Doug Kalitta says he didn’t see it coming but suddenly, with his appearance at this weekend’s Magic Dry Organic Absorbent NHRA Northwest Nationals, he’s the owner of an impressive stat: Most events competed in the Top Fuel class. This event is…
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Cruz Pedregon remains confident of making Countdown as regular season ticks down

With just three races remaining in the NHRA regular season, Cruz Pedregon is one position out of a berth in the Countdown to the Championship but remains confident that there's still time to make the playoff field.
04 Aug 2019
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
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Cruz Pedregon
Cruz Pedregon has been around this sport long enough and been in enough championship battles to know when it’s time to panic. And even with just three races remaining for him to claw his way uphill into the Countdown to the Championship field, “the…
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Greg Anderson could make NHRA history today with second Swing sweep

Greg Anderson has already swept the Western Swing once -- way back in 2004 -- but after winning in Denver two weekends ago and in Sonoma last weekend, he's poised to do something no other NHRA pro has done: Sweep it again.
04 Aug 2019
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
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Greg Anderson
Greg Anderson has accomplished a lot of things in his Pro Stock career, including four Mello Yello world championships, 93 event wins, and 103 No. 1 qualifying berths, but he enters eliminations at the Magic Dry Organic Absorbent NHRA Northwest…
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Scott Palmer proving he's up for the challenge of racing at his sponsor's event

There’s an awful lot on the line this weekend for Scott Palmer. Not only is he racing at his sponsor’s event, but he’s fighting for not only a first win and also what would be his third straight appearance in the Countdown to the Championship playoffs.
03 Aug 2019
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Scott Palmer
There’s an awful lot on the line this weekend for Scott Palmer, driver of Tommy Thompson’s Magic Dry Top Fueler. Not only is he racing at his sponsor’s event, the Magic Dry Organic Absorbent NHRA Northwest Nationals, but he’s fighting for not only a…
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Career bests for Bob Tasca III has the team on pace for Countdown start

Bob Tasca III and his team had a number of goals in mind after a mid-season restructuring, and all of that is beginning to fall into place for the Motorcraft Ford team. And a pair of career bests this weekend are just part of them.
03 Aug 2019
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
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Bob Tasca
Overlooked in the thrill of Bob Tasca III’s career-best 3.871 pass that put him on the Funny Car pole Friday night at Pacific Raceways was the speed, 330.63 mph, the veteran racer’s first 330-mph pass. With the national record still at 339 mph by…
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Shawn Reed excited to be racing at home, and back behind the wheel in Top Fuel

For most of the drivers on the Mello Yello Drag Racing Series tour, a trip to Seattle is a trip far from home, to the furthest northwest reaches of the country, but for Shawn Reed it’s home.
02 Aug 2019
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
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Shawn Reed
For most of the drivers on the Mello Yello Drag Racing Series tour, a trip to Seattle is a trip far from home, to the furthest northwest reaches of the country, but for Shawn Reed it’s home. After a two-month hiatus from the cockpit, Reed will…
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Between Sonoma and Seattle, there was no rest for Matt Hartford and team

Before he could ever think about turning a tire in qualifying at Pacific Raceways, Matt Hartford had some work to do after last weekend’s event in Sonoma.
02 Aug 2019
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
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Matt Hartford
Before he could ever think about turning a tire in qualifying at Pacific Raceways, Matt Hartford had some work to do after last weekend’s event in Sonoma. There was the engine with the rod hanging out of it and damage to the carbon fiber body that…
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How Antron Brown became one of NHRA's biggest and brightest stars

Antron Brown stands as one NHRA Drag Racing's biggest and brightest stars. 20 years ago, he stood at the crossroads of a drag racing career. Here's how we got here.
01 Aug 2019
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
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Antron Brown
Antron Brown stands today as one of NHRA Drag Racing’s biggest and brightest stars. The three-time Top Fuel world champion exudes energy, charisma, excitement, and a positive vibe that makes it hard to not smile or be uplifted in his presence.…
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