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National Women's History Month: NHRA records and milestones by women

NHRA Drag Racing is one of the most gender-inclusive sports in the world, as male and female competitors go head to head without handicaps. As the world salutes National Women's History Month in March, here's a look back at some major accomplishments by females in NHRA Drag Racing history.
19 Mar 2021
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NHRA Drag Racing is one of the most gender-inclusive sports in the world, as male and female competitors go head to head without handicaps. As the world salutes National Women's History Month in March, here's a look back at some major…
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Josh Hart feeling the love after memorable win in Top Fuel debut at Gatornationals

The messages started almost immediately after Josh Hart crossed the finish line first in Gainesville, the last moments of his dream weekend in his Top Fuel debut at the Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals. They also haven’t let up, and it may be weeks before Hart can respond to them all.
18 Mar 2021
Josh Hachat
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Josh Hart
The messages started almost immediately after Josh Hart crossed the finish line first in Gainesville, the last moments of his dream weekend in his Top Fuel debut at the Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals. They also haven’t let up, and it may be…
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When your only enemy is time—you fight it with team intensity

Cruz Pedregon has campaigned an NHRA Funny Car for the last eight years using whatever means (and whatever teams) necessary. For 2021 he's brought in a turn-key team of pros to wrench on the car, and get him to the finals.
17 Mar 2021
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When your only enemy is time—you fight it with team intensity
For the last eight years, it's been a revolving door of crew members here at Cruz PetroPedregon racing, but Cruz took stock of himself, and he said, "that'll work for a team that has time. I don't have that kind of time anymore." So coming…
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Green? No worries for DSR drivers

It’s a well-known fact around motor racing that many consider green to be an unlucky color. On this St. Patrick's Day, members of Don Schumacher Racing weigh in on whether or not they believe green to be lucky or unlucky.
17 Mar 2021
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It’s a well-known fact around motor racing that many consider green to be an unlucky color. On this St. Patty’s Day, members of Don Schumacher Racing weigh in on whether or not they believe green to be lucky or unlucky: “My first ever Top…
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Who's next? Who will be NHRA's next first-time Pro national event winner?

Josh Hart won Top Fuel in his debut at the Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals, becoming NHRA’s most recent first-time Pro winner, and he could easily be joined by a half-dozen or more NHRA Pros who are on the verge of collecting their first Wally.
15 Mar 2021
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
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Josh Hart won Top Fuel in his debut at the Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals, becoming NHRA’s most recent first-time Pro winner. Last year, Ryan Oehler, Justin Ashley, Aaron Stanfield, and Scotty Pollacheck each collected their first win in…
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A Dodge guy through and through, Alan Prusiensky has big goals for 2021 season

Alan Prusiensky considers himself just a bracket racer from New Jersey who loves to race. He's also always been a Dodge guy and Prusiesnky is determined to make that work in Pro Stock. In a current Pro Stock world dominated by Chevy Camaros, including defending and back-to-back world champ Erica Enders, Prusiesnky has ventured down a different path.
13 Mar 2021
Josh Hachat
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Alan Prusiensky considers himself just a bracket racer from New Jersey who loves to race. He's also always been a Dodge guy and Prusiesnky is determined to make that work in Pro Stock. In a current Pro Stock world dominated by Chevy Camaros,…
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Josh Hart ready to make long-awaited Top Fuel debut this weekend in Gainesville

Josh Hart will make his Top Fuel debut this weekend at the historic Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals at Gainesville Raceway, the culmination of a long dream for the homestate Florida racer.
12 Mar 2021
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Josh Hart
Josh Hart will make his Top Fuel debut this weekend at the historic Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals at Gainesville Raceway. Hart made several practice passes on Tuesday in his Burnyzz- and Technet-sponsored entry to prepare for the…
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Pro Stock rookie Dallas Glenn has a golden opportunity and he's determined to make the most of it

It’s probably a bit premature to anoint Dallas Glenn as the next big thing in the NHRA Pro Stock class, but it’s also hard to argue that after just 12 runs in a Pro Stock car, he hasn’t already made an overwhelmingly positive first impression.
12 Mar 2021
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
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It’s probably a bit premature to anoint Dallas Glenn as the next big thing in the NHRA Pro Stock class, but it’s also hard to argue that after just 12 runs in a Pro Stock car, he hasn’t already made an overwhelmingly positive first impression. Glenn…
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2021 Pro Mod season preview: Is there a three-peat in Steve Jackon's future?

Never one to lack for confidence, Steve Jackson believes he’s got what it takes to win a third E3 Spark Plugs NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series championship.
11 Mar 2021
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
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The champ: It wasn’t easy, but Steve Jackson managed to successfully defend his 2019 championship in the E3 Spark Plugs NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series. The COVID-19 pandemic shortened and radically altered the schedule for Pro Mod…
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Defending NHRA Lucas Oil division champs gear up for 2021 title defenses

The 2021 NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series season is already underway in parts of the country, with thousands of racers competing for divisional and world championships. Here's a video look at the 2020 champions from all seven NHRA divisions.
10 Mar 2021
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2021 Top Fuel Harley season preview: Who’ll stop the Turner Racing reign?

First Jay Turner. Then Tii Tharpe for two years. Then Randal Andras last year. The Jay Turner Racing team has won all four NHRA Top Fuel Harley championships; can anyone stop them in 2021?
10 Mar 2021
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
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Randal Andras
The champion: Randal Andras dominated the NHRA Top Fuel Harley Drag Racing Series last year, scoring six wins in eight events last season to bring Jay Turner Racing its fourth straight NHRA championship. Team boss Turner won the…
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2021 Factory Stock Showdown preview: Can anyone slow down Aaron Stanfield?

After a dominant season that included five wins in six events, the entire Factory Stock Showdown class will be chasing Aaron Stanfield in 2021.
09 Mar 2021
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
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The champ: Aaron Stanfield accomplished many things during the COVID-19-shortened 2020 season, including his first Pro Stock victory and the Division 4 championship in the Top Dragster class, yet his greatest achievement came in…
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Justin Ashley has sights on bigger goals in 2021 after standout rookie year

After a brilliant rookie season, Justin Ashley has barely taken a minute to bask in his success. It's been full speed ahead for the promising Top Fuel driver, pushing forward both in business and in his burgeoning racing career.
06 Mar 2021
Josh Hachat
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Justin Ashley
After a brilliant rookie season, Justin Ashley has barely taken a minute to bask in his success. It's been full speed ahead for the promising Top Fuel driver, pushing forward both in business and in his burgeoning racing career. Heading into…
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Preseason testing squad goals: Regaining a rhythm and shaking off the rust

Preseason testing ahead of the Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals begins this weekend in Palm Beach, Fla. NHRA's John Kernan checked in with crew chiefs from John Force Racing, Don Schumacher Racing, and Kalitta Motorsports on their squad goals.
04 Mar 2021
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Former track manager Earwood going back to his roots for Gainesville events

The upcoming “Baby Gators” Division 2 NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series at Gainesville Raceway will be a homecoming of sorts for past track manager Terry Earwood, who will be competing in Super Stock with his Hemi-powered SS/AH Barracuda. 
03 Mar 2021
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Terry Earwood
The upcoming “Baby Gators” Division 2 NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series at Gainesville Raceway will be a homecoming of sorts for Terry Earwood, who will be competing in Super Stock with his Hemi-powered SS/AH Barracuda. Earwood was of the first…
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Antron Brown and team looking to carry 2020 momentum into new season

Antron Brown and his Matco Tools team, led by crew chief Brian Corradi, finally found their footing late in 2020, giving them a huge springboard of confidence heading into the 2021 season.
01 Mar 2021
Josh Hachat
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Antron Brown
You'll never find Antron Brown lacking for energy, but it hasn't been surprising seeing the three-time Top Fuel world champ and his team with a little more pep in their step this offseason. After arguably the most challenging stretch in his…
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John Force Racing ready for season-opening Amalie Motor Oil Gatornationals

John Force Racing recently announced its return to competition in 2021 at the Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals. NHRA’s John Kernan checked in with crew chiefs Jimmy Prock, Daniel Hood, and David Grubnic for the latest updates.
26 Feb 2021
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Leah Pruett ready to ride wave of enthusiasm into 2021 season opener

NHRA Top Fuel star Leah Pruett is ready for the 2021 NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series season to launch at the Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals and also looking forward to pursuing her other passion, wake surfing..
26 Feb 2021
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Checking in with Kalitta Motorsports on the eve of preseason testing

The Kalitta Motorsports facility in Ypsilanti, Mich. is a busy place as Hall of Fame team owner Connie Kalitta, drivers Doug Kalitta, J.R. Todd, and Shawn Langdon and their crews prepare for the start of the 2021 NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series season.
24 Feb 2021
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NHRA Shop Talk: Ignition Systems

In this episode of Shop Talk, NHRA's Brian Lohnes and Alan Reinhart were joined by MSD's Joe Pando to talk drag racing ignition systems from Sportsman racing all the way up to nitro-powered machines. 
22 Feb 2021
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  In this episode of Shop Talk, NHRA's Brian Lohnes and Alan Reinhart were joined by MSD's Joe Pando to talk drag racing ignition systems from Sportsman racing all the way up to nitro-powered machines. Pando is an expert that has been…
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65 years of the Ford 9-inch

The race car component so good, it rewrote brand loyalty in the Sportsman racing world
17 Feb 2021
David Kennedy
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65 years of the Ford 9-inch
Car companies didn’t invent brand loyalty, but they certainly perfected it. The badge on the car, the engine under the hood, even the tattoo on the owner’s arm all matched—for life. But in drag racing, the need to win is stronger than assembly line…
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Mardi Gras special: How to bake a King Cake, with Top Fuel star Antron Brown

Three-time NHRA Top Fuel world champ Antron Brown not only has skills inside the cockpit, but he’s pretty impressive in the kitchen, too, as he demonstrates with this Mardi Gras-special tutorial on how to bake a King Cake.
16 Feb 2021
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Leah Pruett talks offseason, Tony Stewart, Drag Pak, and more of WFO Radio

Leah Pruett, Top Fuel driver for DSR and Mopar, gives the details from her offseason, her St. Louis crash, her relationship with Tony Stewart, the latest on the 2021 Dodge Drag Pak, and her plans to “stay in her own lane.”
15 Feb 2021
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Leah Pruett
  Leah Pruett goes WFO Live! Pruett, Top Fuel driver for DSR and Mopar, gives the details from her offseason, her St. Louis crash, her relationship with Tony Stewart, the latest on the 2021 Dodge Drag Pak, and her plans to “stay in her…
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A dream come true: Ray Kelley's flame-filled fun driving a jet dragster

Jet dragster driver Ray Kelley, a regular sight on the NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series tour is entering his fifth year living his dream, and the 49-year-old self-described thrill seeker will do it in an even bigger way in 2021.
10 Feb 2021
Josh Hachat
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Ray Kelley
Ray Kelley is entering his fifth year living his dream, and the 49-year-old self-described thrill seeker will do it in an even bigger way in 2021. Kelley pilots the Game X Change jet dragster, a partnership that has been in place for a couple of…
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Tough Texan Christopher Dodd prepares to defend Super Comp world title

Christopher Dodd, the 2020 NHRA Lucas Oil Series Super Comp champion, joined NHRA's Brian Lohnes to discuss the effort that went into winning his first title, and how he plans to defend it this season.
09 Feb 2021
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NHRA Shop Talk: Spark Plugs

In the latest installment of NHRA Shop Talk, hosts Brian Lohnes and Alan Reinhart sparked a discussion with Rob Fisher of E3 Spark Plugs to talk about spark plugs.
09 Feb 2021
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In the latest installment of NHRA Shop Talk, hosts Brian Lohnes and Alan Reinhart sparked a discussion with Rob Fisher of E3 Spark Plugs to talk about spark plugs.  One of the most misunderstood components in an ignition system, the…
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Stock champ Jody Lang recalls memorable 2020 season, readies for title defense

Newly crowned Lucas Oil Stock world champ Jody Lang joined NHRA's Brian Lohnes to discuss his memorable 2020 season, his feared Malibu wagon, and his pending title defense.
04 Feb 2021
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After making history in 2020, Pro Stock's Erica Enders now starts 'Drive for 5'

Erica Enders put so much effort, energy, and focus into winning a fourth world championship in Pro Stock, she didn't have time to consider what would happen next. What comes next is as natural to her as breathing: Try to win another.
01 Feb 2021
Josh Hachat
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Erica Enders
Erica Enders put so much effort, energy, and focus into winning a fourth world championship in Pro Stock, she didn't have time to consider what would happen next. Well, now Enders is there, and the way she sees it, if she's still racing she might…
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Paul Lee tunes up for 2021 season with continued assistance from Rahn Tobler

Paul Lee and team have upgraded their parts and pieces to tackle the 2021 NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series in Funny Car and will continue to benefit from the guidance of “retired” Hall of Fame crew chief Rahn Tobler to assist crew chiefs Jim Oberhofer and Donnie Bender.
29 Jan 2021
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Paul Lee
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Reigning Funny Car world champ Matt Hagan determined to show no let-up in 2021

After winning a world championship and being part of a dominant season with Don Schumacher Racing, Funny Car star Matt Hagan isn't the type to relax.
28 Jan 2021
Josh Hachat
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Matt Hagan
After winning the NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series Funny Car world championship and being part of a dominant season with Don Schumacher Racing, Matt Hagan isn't the type to relax. Instead, the three-time world champ is eager to try and…
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