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Chad Green will compete in both Funny Car and Pro Mod this weekend in Indy

Chad Green will take on a unique challenge at this weekend's Lucas Oil NHRA Summernationals when he competes in both Funny Car and Pro Mod. He spoke to NHRA's Brian Lohnes recently about the weekend ahead.
15 Jul 2020
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No resting on their laurels for Mopar team after explosive final-round win in Indy

Matt Hagan scored the first Funny Car win of NHRA's season restart at the E3 Spark Plugs NHRA Nationals, but it was not cheap, as a supercharger explosion in the final round damaged the Dodge Charger body. Crew chief Dickie Venables explains the process.
13 Jul 2020
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New car and new format helps fuel Terry McMillen’s championship aspirations

Terry McMillen’s and his Amalie Top Fuel team are often described as underdogs and regarded as one of the class’ smaller independent squads, but their little guy status goes only so far.
12 Jul 2020
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
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Terry McMillen’s and his Amalie Top Fuel team are often described as underdogs and regarded as one of the class’ smaller independent squads, but their little guy status goes only so far. For one, McMillen kept his entire crew employed during the…
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High school diploma in hand, Mason McGaha ready to embark on his next chapter as an NHRA Pro Stock racer

Mason McGaha isn’t the first kid to get a new car after graduating high school, but in this instance, 18-year old McGaha’s new whip happens to be a 213-mph Pro Stock Camaro that is .a near twin to the one his father, Chris, has driven to eight wins in 11 final rounds since 2015
11 Jul 2020
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
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Mason McGaha isn’t the first kid to get a new car after graduating high school, but in this instance, 18-year old McGaha’s new whip happens to be a 213-mph Pro Stock Camaro that is a near twin to the one his father, Chris, has driven to eight wins…
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How to have a social-distanced watch party with your NHRA fan friends

NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing returns to the small screen today with two qualifying shows on FS1, at 4:30 and 8 p.m. Eastern. Gather your family and connect online with your friends to share the racing excitement.
11 Jul 2020
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You’ve been waiting a long time for this. On July 11 and 12, NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series competition returns to FS1 and Fox broadcasting to bring you the side-by-side competition you’ve been craving—live from Indianapolis. Drag racing fans…
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Jonnie Lindberg 'honored' to substitute for Bob Tasca III at Indy restart race

Two-time NHRA Top Alcohol Funny Car champion Jonnie Lindberg spoke recently to NHRA's Brian Lohnes via Skype to discuss his role as a substitute driver this weekend for Bob Tasca III, who tested positive for COVID-19.
10 Jul 2020
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Kalitta team turns to professionals for disinfecting, decontaminating trailers

Kalitta Motorsports partnered with Clean Harbors disinfect and decontaminate its racecar haulers and support trailers prior to this weekend's event.
10 Jul 2020
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Erica Enders settles comfortably into role as mentor, but also committed to learning

As a driver, three-time and reigning Pro Stock champion Erica Enders is still very much on top of her game, but her role at Elite Performance goes well beyond that of just hired gun.
09 Jul 2020
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
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As a driver, three-time and reigning Pro Stock champion Erica Enders is still very much on top of her game, but her role at Elite Performance goes well beyond that of just hired gun. The Elite team has lately welcomed several new drivers to the Pro…
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Troy Coughlin Jr. excited about Pro Stock debut this weekend at Indy event

Third-generation racer Troy Coughlin Jr. will make making his official NHRA Pro Stock debut at this weekend's E3 Spark Plugs NHRA Nationals. He chatted via Skype with NHRA's Brian Lohnes about the big weekend ahead.
09 Jul 2020
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Hot rod history with Jack Beckman—Episode 9: A quintessential year in drag racing begins in 1959

Jack Beckman: NHRA Funny Car driver, drag racing instructor, car guy, and hot-rod historian. During this pause in racing action, Jack is taking us through his favorite moments in drag racing history.
08 Jul 2020
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Hot rod history with Jack Beckman, a recap of drag racing: 1950-1959

Jack Beckman used the break in racing action to offer a master's class on drag racing's early years: 1950-1959. These TED-talk-like lectures will continue to cover the early-’60s, but for those who may have missed them we present them in one easy to find location.
08 Jul 2020
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In the early days of drag racing there were lots of cars, lots of would-be racers, and lots of open land. The one thing in short supply was the structure needed to bring early hot rodders together to turn them into drag racers. Wally Parks, and his…
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NHRA Shop Talk: Bench racin'

NHRA’s Brian Lohnes and Alan Reinhart previewed this weekend’s NHRA E3 Spark Plugs NHRA Nationals and taking your questions! Storylines, interesting stuff, the behind the scenes scoops!
07 Jul 2020
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NHRA’s Brian Lohnes and Alan Reinhart previewed this weekend’s NHRA E3 Spark Plugs NHRA Nationals and taking your questions! Storylines, interesting stuff, the behind the scenes scoops!  Previously on NHRA Shop Talk:…
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What NHRA drivers have been doing to prepare for those first runs at Indy

Drivers in the Mello Yello Drag Racing Series have spent months on the sidelines leading up to this weekend’s Return to Racing at the E3 Spark Plugs NHRA Nationals in Indianapolis, but many of them quickly adopted regimens and game plans to keep them race-ready.
07 Jul 2020
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
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Drivers in the Mello Yello Drag Racing Series have spent months on the sidelines leading up to this weekend’s Return to Racing at the E3 Spark Plugs NHRA Nationals in Indianapolis, but many of them quickly adopted regimens and game plans to keep…
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Don Schumacher Racing prepping for four-car Top Fuel attack at Indy event

The crews at Don Schumacher Racing are hard at work preparing four Top Fuel cars for the upcoming E3 Spark Plugs NHRA Nationals in Indianapolis. In addition the cars of Antron Brown and Leah Pritchett, DSR will also field cars for Tony Schumacher and Cory McClenathan.
05 Jul 2020
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Cruz Pedregon and the Snap-on team ready for NHRA return to racing in Indy

02 Jul 2020
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Matt Smith after time on the dyno: 'We should be pretty hateful this year'

Past Pro Stock Motorcycle world champ Matt Smith visited with NHRA's Brian Lohnes via Skype to talk about his time on the dyno and what he thinks about the level of competition we'll see when racing resumes at the E3 Spark Plugs NHRA Nationals July 11-12 in Indianapolis.
01 Jul 2020
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Top Fuel's Lex Joon is ready for back to back races in his Indy backyard

Dutch expatriate Top Fuel driver and current Indianapolis resident Lex Joon is excited about running back to back events at Lucas Oil Raceway beginning with the E3 Spark Plugs NHRA Nationals July 11-12.
01 Jul 2020
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After two-year hiatus, Alexis DeJoria has to ride out another extended break

After a two-year personal hiatus, Alexis DeJoria was only two races into her comeback tour in her ROKit Phones/ABK Beer Toyota before COVID-19 hit, but they were two good outings. She spoke via Skype with Brian Lohnes to talk about her season and to look ahead at the return to racing.
30 Jun 2020
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Tasca Racing gears up, stockpiling parts and strategizing about crew safety

Bob Tasca III's Motorcraft Funny Car team is gearing up for the long stretch of racing ahead of us when the season resumes, and, as co-crew chief Jon Schaffer points out, it's more than stockpiling parts, as he discusses how the team plans to stay safe racing in a COVID-19 climate.
29 Jun 2020
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Cory Mac is back! McClenathan discusses upcoming Indy comeback with DSR team

Earlier this week, Cory McClenathan announced that he would return to Top Fuel driving for Don Schumacher Racing at the two upcoming events in Indy. He chatted with NHRA's Brian Lohnes via Skype to talk about the exciting races ahead.
26 Jun 2020
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Tony Schumacher: 'I'm going to enjoy this like I've never enjoyed racing in my life'

Eight-time NHRA Mello Yello Top Fuel champ Tony Schumacher joined NHRA's Brian Lohnes to talk about this return to the cockpit July 11-12 in Indy after sitting out the 2019 season and this thoughts about the event and the season ahead.
24 Jun 2020
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NHRA Shop Talk: Mother Nature vs. Father Horsepower

NHRA’s Alan Reinhart and Brian Lohnes discuss how the weather has a drastic effect on NHRA drag racers from Sportsman racing on up. Learn about how different power adders, fuels, and cars act differently in ever-changing atmospheric conditions.
23 Jun 2020
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NHRA’s Alan Reinhart and Brian Lohnes will discuss how the weather has a drastic effect on NHRA drag racers from Sportsman racing on up. Learn about how different power adders, fuels, and cars act differently in ever-changing atmospheric…
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The Cost of Being the Boss: One on one with NHRA President Glen Cromwell

In this special edition of the NHRA Insider podcast, host Brian Lohnes talks with NHRA President Glen Cromwell about leadership and decision making in a tumultuous time, the people who helped him form his love and dedication to drag racing, and the necessary moves being made for the health and longevity of the NHRA Drag Racing world.
22 Jun 2020
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  NHRA President Glen Cromwell joins Brian Lohnes on this episode of the NHRA Insider to talk leadership in tumultuous times, decision making, the people who helped him form his love and dedication to drag racing, and the necessary moves…
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Hot rod history with Jack Beckman—Episode 8: In 1958, drag racing innovation booms

Jack Beckman: NHRA Funny Car driver, drag racing instructor, car guy, and hot-rod historian. During this pause in racing action, Jack is taking us through his favorite moments in drag racing history.
22 Jun 2020
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 Hot rod history with Jack Beckman—Episode 8: In 1958, drag racing innovation booms
In the early days of drag racing there were lots of cars, lots of would-be racers, and lots of open land. The one thing in short supply was the structure needed to bring early hot rodders together to turn them into drag racers. Wally Parks, and…
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DHL Funny Car crew chief Todd Smith talks about his battle with COVID-19

Todd Smith, co-crew chief on the 2019 world championship DHL Funny Car of J.R. Todd, talked with Brian Lohnes about his battle with and continuing recovery from COVID-19, as well as the DHL team's preparation for the return to racing.
22 Jun 2020
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Happy Father's Day from the NHRA

Dads are special. They're teachers, mentors, and sounding boards. They're guidance counselors and boo-boo healers. They're crew chiefs and team owners and always in your corner. We want to wish all of the dads out there a Happy Father's Day from the NHRA. Enjoy your day, dads!
21 Jun 2020
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Top Fuel's Doug Foley and team ready to restart their season at Indy event

Top Fuel racer Doug Foley joined NHRA’s Brian Lohnes via Skype to talk about the Foley-Lewis team’s plans for the 2020 season and how they’ve adjusted during the COVID-19 outbreak.
19 Jun 2020
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Steve Johnson talks about crewmember 'Jock' Allen's recovery from COVID-19

Pro Stock Motorcycle veteran Steve Johnson joined Brian Lohnes via Skype to talk about the experience and recovery of his crewmember, Ervin “Jock” Allen, who contracted COVID-19.
18 Jun 2020
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Antron and Anson Brown talk Jr. Dragsters and the big NHRA Return to Racing

Three-time NHRA Mello Yello Top Fuel champ Antron Brown and son Anson joined NHRA's Brian Lohnes via Skype to talk about Anson's recent Jr. Dragster successes, how the family has adapted during the racing hiatus, and Antron's thoughts about the return to racing.
16 Jun 2020
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NHRA Shop Talk: Connecting rod basics with Brian Lohnes and Alan Reinhart

NHRA’s Brian Lohnes and Alan Reinhart were joined by manufacturer Bill Miller for an interactive NHRA Shop Talk to discuss connecting rods: what they do and what makes them work.
16 Jun 2020
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Previously on NHRA Shop Talk: Cylinder head basics…
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