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Erica Enders looks to clinch fifth Pro Stock title at NHRA Nevada Nationals

A dominant, magical season has the chance to become a championship year for Erica Enders at this weekend’s NHRA Nevada Nationals, which shows just how incredible the Pro Stock star has been during the 2022 NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series season.
28 Oct 2022
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Erica Enders
A dominant, magical season has the chance to become a championship year for Erica Enders at this weekend’s 22nd NHRA Nevada Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, which also shows just how incredible the Pro Stock star has been during…
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Three-time Funny Car champ Matt Hagan is in win-now mode in Las Vegas

Matt Hagan remains right in the thick of the championship hunt, but the standout driver for Tony Stewart Racing knows he may need to be even better at the final two races of the 2022 NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series season if a fourth world title is in his future.
28 Oct 2022
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Matt Hagan
After a runner-up finish at the most recent race in Dallas, three-time NHRA Funny Car world champ Matt Hagan remained right in the thick of the championship hunt. But the standout driver for Tony Stewart Racing knows he may need to be even better at…
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Austin Prock: 'I just wish we'd have gotten a better start in the Countdown'

Austin Prock has made big moves during the Countdown the the Championship with a win and a runner-up in Top Fuel but is it enough to keep him in contention for the Camping World NHRA title?
26 Oct 2022
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After a slow start, Shawn Langdon looking to finish the season on a strong note

The 2022 Camping World NHRA Top Fuel title might be out of reach, but Shawn Langdon sees no reason why he can't be a factor at the final two events of the season.
25 Oct 2022
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The 2022 California Hot Rod Reunion is this weekend in Bakersfield, Calif.

Come one, come all to Famoso Dragstrip this weekend for the 30th annual California Hot Rod Reunion!
21 Oct 2022
David Kennedy
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The 2022 California Hot Rod Reunion is this weekend in Bakersfield, Calif.
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Brittany Force owns the ten fastest runs ever made in a Top Fuel dragster

She's faster than fast, quicker than quick—she is speed! With all ten of the fastest passes ever made in a Top Fuel dragster credited to her team, Brittany Force literally owns the top speed record in that category.
20 Oct 2022
David Kennedy
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Brittany Force owns the ten quickest runs ever made in a Top Fuel dragster
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Eddie Krawiec on what it'll take to defeat Matt Smith in 2022

Razor-sharp reaction times, a fast bike, early-round wins, more win lights—and a little bit of luck—will all be needed to take down Matt Smith Racing in 2022.
20 Oct 2022
David Kennedy
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Eddie Krawiec on what it'll take to defeat Matt Smith in 2022
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Why you never count Steve Torrence out

The reigning Top Fuel champion's winning ways have not been the overwhelming force we've come to expect from the Capco Team, but that doesn't mean they aren't dead-set on winning again this year.
20 Oct 2022
David Kennedy
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Why you should never count Steve Torrence out
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Capps, Ashley, and Arana discuss Texas FallNationals wins on WFO Radio podcast

Ron Capps, Justin Ashley, and Hector Arana Jr. joined WFO Radio's Joe Castello to discuss winning the Texas NHRA FallNationals to give inside details behind winning at the event at Texas Motorplex.
20 Oct 2022
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Historic duel in Dallas: John Force vs Cruz Pedregon

In 1992 John Force met Cruz Pedregon in the final round in Dallas for a winner-take-all battle and neither driver was backing down! After hitting the wall—twice!—Force was unable to catch Pedregon who blazed the tires all the way across the finish line.
19 Oct 2022
David Kennedy
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Historic duel in Dallas: John Force vs Cruz Pedregon
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Behind the Scenes with the winners of the 2022 Texas NHRA FallNationals

Go behind the scenes with the winners of the Texas NHRA FallNationals as they celebrate their victories with their teams and one another, and accept congratulations from their vanquished final-round foes.
19 Oct 2022
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Texas NHRA FallNationals Weekend Rewind

The Texas NHRA FallNationals was a real Wild West shootout at Texas Motorplex, with lots of drama and big wins. Relive the exciting fourth race of the Countdown to the Championship in our Weekend Rewind.
18 Oct 2022
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Texas NHRA FallNationals Weekend Rewind
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Different view: Six-time champion Andrew Hines riding from the starting line

18 Oct 2022
Kelly Wade
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Andrew Hines
The competition in Pro Stock Motorcycle has become progressively stronger, not just this year, but over the last handful. The class demands constant research and development along with very precise application — all things that greatly interest six-…
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Five Things We Learned at the Texas NHRA FallNationals

The Texas NHRA FallNationals kicked off the second half of the six-race NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series Countdown to the Championship at Texas Motorplex and brought us a little bit of clarity about the championship chases. Here’s five things we learned in Dallas.
17 Oct 2022
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
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Five Things We Learned at the Texas NHRA FallNationals
The Texas NHRA FallNationals kicked off the second half of the six-race NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series Countdown to the Championship at Texas Motorplex and brought us a little bit of clarity about the championship chases. Here’s five things…
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Rain-delay theater: Wild Rides

While we wait out the rain delay at the Texas NHRA FallNationals, enjoy this 2010-vintage look at some of the wild moments on the dragstrip.
16 Oct 2022
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Rain-delay theater
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Angelle Sampey still striving for perfection, and a fourth world championship

Even after 26 years, Angelle Sampey is her own worst critic. She’s also still hoping to one day make a perfect run. All this from a rider who is the winningest female in NHRA competition, the owner of three world championships and 46 national event wins.
15 Oct 2022
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
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Angelle Sampey
Even after 26 years, Angelle Sampey is her own worst critic. She’s also still hoping to one day make a perfect run. All this from a rider who is the winningest female in NHRA competition, the owner of three world championships and 46 national event…
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With six Motorplex Top Fuel wins to his credit, Tony Schumacher knows Texas

With 86 Top Fuel victories on his scorecard, it would make sense that Tony Schumacher would have accumulated impressive achievements at racetracks all across the country. His history at Texas Motorplex is expectedly impressive, and his six event wins there stand above all other drivers in the class.
15 Oct 2022
Kelly Wade
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Tony Schumacher
With 86 Top Fuel victories on his scorecard, it would make sense that eight-time NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series champion Tony Schumacher would have accumulated impressive achievements at racetracks all across the country. His history at Texas…
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Top Fuel points leader Justin Ashley looks to put St. Louis setback in the rearview

Suffering his first bump in the road in the NHRA Countdown to the Championship playoffs, Top Fuel points leader Justin Ashley will look to bounce back at a track that served him well just a season ago when he won the Texas NHRA FallNationals.
14 Oct 2022
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 Justin Ashley
Suffering his first bump in the road in the NHRA Countdown to the Championship playoffs, Top Fuel points leader Justin Ashley will look to bounce back at a track that served him well just a season ago. Ashley is the defending event winner at the…
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Angie Smith aims to continue playoff ascent at Texas NHRA FallNationals

Among all competitors in the NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series, nobody has made a bigger move in the Countdown to the Championship playoffs than Pro Stock Motorcycle’s Angie Smith, who has jumped up four spots to third place in just two playoff races in the category.
14 Oct 2022
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Angie Smith
Among all competitors in the NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series, nobody has made a bigger move in the Countdown to the Championship playoffs than Pro Stock Motorcycle’s Angie Smith.   She’s jumped up four spots to third place in just two…
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Watch: Relive the 10 fastest runs in Top Fuel history, as recorded by Brittany Force

Brittany Force, crew chief David Grubnic, and the team own the 10 fastest 1,000-foot speeds in NHRA Top Fuel history. Here's a video look back on all 10, plus some interesting facts about nitro racing top speeds.
14 Oct 2022
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
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Brittany Force
When Brittany Force made the fastest run in Top Fuel history and reset the national speed record to 338.48 mph in her Flav-R-Pac dragster in the opening round of the NHRA Midwest Nationals at World Wide Technology Raceway, she, crew chief David…
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Mike Salinas and the Scrappers team set to continue title pursuit in Dallas

Following a successful outing in St. Louis, Mike Salinas and his Scrappers team are very much in contention for the 2022 NHRA Camping World Top Fuel title, and crew chief Rob Flynn says they're gearing up for the final three events of the season.
13 Oct 2022
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Josh Hart on his Top Fuel title chances: "Time to dig deep and go for it."

With three races remaining, Josh Hart and his R+L Carriers team are just 64 points out of first place in the hotly contested Top Fuel championship battle so they very much control their own destiny.
12 Oct 2022
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Brittany Force looks to play catch-up in epic Top Fuel championship title fight

The first three races of the Countdown to the Championship have not gone according to plan for Brittany Force and her Monster Energy team but they are counting on a strong finish at the final three events.
12 Oct 2022
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Retirement rescinded, it's been a unique year for nitro veteran Rahn Tobler

Rahn Tobler was supposed to have retired, but early this year, the multi-championship-winning nitro tuner had a change of heart. It has been a unique season of learning for Tobler, just as it has been for his new charge, young John Force Racing Top Fuel driver Austin Prock. 
11 Oct 2022
Kelly Wade
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 Rahn Tobler
Rahn Tobler was supposed to have retired. With four world championships and a plethora of race wins under his belt, the well-adorned crew chief had earned his stripes and his time in the sun. Fond goodbyes were exchanged, and Tobler made his way…
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Counting up the plusses and minuses as Countdown playoffs enter second half

The NHRA Countdown to the Championship has already treated race fans to dominant performances, record-breaking runs, incredible surprises, and changes at the top of the standings – and that’s just through three playoff races.
11 Oct 2022
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Counting up the plusses and minuses
The NHRA Countdown to the Championship has already treated race fans to dominant performances, record-breaking runs, incredible surprises, and changes at the top of the standings – and that’s just through three playoff races. The second half of…
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Erica Enders on Pro Stock gamesmanship: 'I wouldn't put it past any one of them'

With a commanding lead in the Camping World NHRA Pro Stock standings, Erica Enders and the Elite team are prepared for just about anything as they head into the final three events of the 2022 season.
11 Oct 2022
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Drive for five is still alive after Steve Torrence team wins in St. Louis

The Capco Contractors team has never been out of title contention this season, but their odds of a fifth straight Top Fuel title got a huge boost following Steve Torrence's most recent win in St. Louis.
10 Oct 2022
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Jake Opatrny's life goal realized making his Top Fuel debut at St. Louis

"I just wanted to do it my whole life. It's the only thing I've ever thought about, every waking moment of my entire life." —Jake Opatrny, on getting to drive a Top Fuel dragster at the 2022 NHRA Midwest Nationals.
07 Oct 2022
David Kennedy
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Jake Opatrny's life goal realized making his Top Fuel debut at St. Louis
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Ride along with Matt Hartford in his 500-cid, five-speed Pro Stock Camaro

For more than 50 years, Pro Stock has been the NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series driver's class, and in through these on-board cameras in Matt Hartford's Camaro you can see why.
07 Oct 2022
David Kennedy
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Ride along with Matt Hartford in his 500-cid, five-speed Pro Stock Camaro
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Still in the hunt, John Force and team are ready to resume the fight in Dallas

Currently ranked No. 4, John Force has work to do if he's going to win a 17th Funny Car championship but no one on the JFR team is prepared to throw in the towel as they head to Dallas for the NHRA Texas FallNationals.
06 Oct 2022
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