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Justin Ashley looks for another multi-win outing this weekend in Phoenix

When it comes to multiple wins in one weekend, Top Fuel standout Justin Ashley enjoyed impressive success, and he'll get another opportunity at this weekend's NHRA Arizona Nationals, where he also will take part in the final round of the postponed Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals.
02 Apr 2024
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Justin Ashley
When it comes to multiple wins in one weekend, Top Fuel standout Justin Ashley enjoyed impressive success in the unique scenarios last season. The former NHRA Rookie of the Year will get another opportunity for a multiple-win weekend at the 39th…
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Celebrating decades of "Big Daddy's" success at the Winternationals

“Big Daddy” Don Garlits is one of the greatest drag racers to ever live. Though he's from the other side of the country, he's made his mark on Pomona, Calif.
01 Apr 2024
David Kennedy
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Celebrating decades of "Big Daddy's" success at the Winternationals
Garlits has been an innovator, a driver, a mechanic, and a promoter. And throughout all of his success, he has inspired other racers and left his indelible mark on drag racing from coast to coast. In this Dodge Tales from the Strip segment, we see…
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Phoenix flashback: Top 5 Moments from the 1994 NHRA Arizona Nationals

Take a trip back in time 30 years to the 1994 NHRA national event in Phoenix, where Cory McClenathan, John Force, Cruz Pedregon, Joe Amato, and Connie Kalitta were all part of the highlights.
01 Apr 2024
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1994 NHRA Arizona Nationals
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Ron Capps to celebrate 30 years behind the wheel during NHRA Arizona Nationals

Three-time NHRA Funny Car world champion Ron Capps made his professional debut aboard Roger Primm’s Top Fuel dragster during the 1995 Phoenix event and will celebrate his 30th anniversary in a nitro-powered race car at next weekend's NHRA Arizona Nationals.
28 Mar 2024
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Ron Capps
It’s hard to believe there was a time when Ron Capps, one of the most tenured drivers in the sport of NHRA Drag Racing, was considered a rookie, but at next weekend’s NHRA Arizona Nationals, the three-time Funny Car world champion is sure to be…
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Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals Weekend Rewind

The 2024 Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals was a race like few others, with three wild days of racing that didn’t complete due to wild weather. Here’s a look back at everything that did happen before everything literally went to hail.
27 Mar 2024
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'Father knows best' is a statement that Daniel Wilkerson knows is all too true

"You can take the boy out of the crew chief spot but you can't take the crew chief out of the boy,” according to Daniel Wilkerson, who is making the transition from tuner to driver this year, and learning his place with his father and tuner.
23 Mar 2024
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
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Daniel Wilkerson
In his short but impressive stint as crew chief for Chad Green’s Funny Car, including his victory at last year’s season finale in Pomona, Daniel Wilkerson made some pretty good calls that carried Green to a fifth-place finish last year. But now…
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Billy Torrence is off to a fast start in the starring role for them CAPCO boys

When it comes to the Torrence family, there’s no doubt that historically Steve Torrence has been the star, accumulating 54 Top Fuel wins and four championships, but so far this year it’s been his dad, Billy, making the headlines.
23 Mar 2024
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
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Billy Torrence
When it comes to the Torrence family, there’s no doubt that historically Steve Torrence has been the star, accumulating 54 Top Fuel wins and four championships, but so far this year it’s been his dad, Billy, making the headlines. Billy defeated…
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Two years and hard lessons learned later, Alex Miladinovich is back in Funny Car

Two years after destroying his Funny Car during qualifying at the 2022 Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals, Alex Miladinovich has done his penance for the regrettable mistake that cost him his car in a horrendous clout with the Pomona guardwall.
22 Mar 2024
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
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Alex Miladinovich
Two years after destroying his family-run Hot 4 Teacher Funny Car during qualifying at the 2022 Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals, Alex Miladinovich has done his penance for the regrettable mistake that cost him control of his car — and the car itself…
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Pro Stock standout Dallas Glenn seeking repeat Winternationals victory

After a solid showing in 2023, NHRA Pro Stock driver Dallas Glenn returns to In-N-Out Burger Pomona Dragstrip in hopes of repeating his Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals win.
22 Mar 2024
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Dallas Glenn
After a solid showing in 2023, NHRA Pro Stock driver Dallas Glenn returns to In-N-Out Burger Pomona Dragstrip in hopes of repeating his Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals win. The 64th annual Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals kicks off this weekend at…
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Shawn Langdon looks to keep rolling at Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals

Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals Top Fuel champ Shawn Langdon broke a four-year winless streak with his victory at the season opener, and the points leader will look to extend that edge at this weekend's Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals.
22 Mar 2024
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Shawn Langdon
In picking up his first win in nearly four years to open the 2024 NHRA Mission Foods Drag Racing Series season, Shawn Langdon also picked up a handful of significant milestones along the way. Along with the first Amalie Motor Oil NHRA…
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Ford’s Super Cobra Jet 1800 Mustang targets new NHRA EV records in Pomona

Innovation is exciting, frustrating, and unpredictable, but when it goes well, it can be life-changing.
21 Mar 2024
David Kennedy
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Ford’s Super Cobra Jet 1800 Mustang targets New NHRA EV records in Pomona
The first thing you notice as the electric Ford Mustang Super Cobra Jet 1800 pulls into the water box is the intimacy of the starting line. You can hear everything. The gear whine from the car’s new Liberty five-speed transmission and Mark Williams…
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Flashback: Top 5 moments from the 2000 Winternationals

Relive all the drama and excitement of the 2000 Winternationals with our Top 5 moments including thrilling side-by-side finals and an unlikley holeshot winner.
20 Mar 2024
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Pomona 2000
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For Brian Husen, Gainesville Top Fuel win was a milestone in a long career

Brian Husen has experienced a lot of success as a crewmember and assistant crew chief, tallying 10 world championships and more than 100 event victories, but his role as lead tuner for Shawn Langdon's Gainesville Top Fuel win was another long-awaited milestone.
19 Mar 2024
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
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Brian Husen
In a drag racing career that has spanned more than 35 seasons, Brian Husen has experienced a lot of success as a crewmember and assistant crew chief, tallying 10 world championships and more than 100 event victories, much of it as master tuner Alan…
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Shawn Reed and team working their way back to competitiveness in Top Fuel

After more than four years on the sidelines, Shawn Reed returned to the Top Fuel wars in Gainesville, where the team found its footing and prepped them for the season ahead, including this weekend's Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals.
19 Mar 2024
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Shawn Reed
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Huge Funny Car field awaits points leader J.R. Todd at Lucas Oil Winternationals

After winning the Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals to open the 2024 NHRA Mission Foods Drag Racing Series, J.R. Todd heads to this weekend’s 64th annual Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals with plenty of momentum.
18 Mar 2024
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 J.R. Todd
After winning the Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals to open the 2024 NHRA Mission Foods Drag Racing Series, J.R. Todd heads to this weekend’s 64th annual Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals with plenty of momentum. But it certainly won’t get any…
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Gatornationals nitro winners Shawn Langdon, J.R. Todd on WFO Radio

Shawn Langdon and J.R. Todd, who made history at the Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals with the first-ever double win for Kalitta Motorsports, joined WFO Radio to talk about the weekend and to preview the upcoming Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals.
14 Mar 2024
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WFO Radio
  Shawn Langdon and J.R. Todd made history at the Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals with the first-ever double win for Kalitta Motorsports.  Both Kalitta drivers will give the details of the victory that happened on the…
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Behind the Scenes at the 2024 Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals

Go behind the scenes with the winners of the Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals as they celebrate their victories with their teams and one another and accept congratulations from their vanquished final-round foes.
14 Mar 2024
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Behind the Scenes at the 2024 Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals
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Walk 1,000 Feet with Tony Stewart

It's the return of "Walk 1,000 Feet" as NHRA on FOX's Amanda Busick takes a stroll down Gainesville Raceway with Tony Stewart for a walk-and-talk session as he prepared to make his Top Fuel debut at the Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals.
13 Mar 2024
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Walk 1,000 Feet with Tony Stewart
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Weekend Rewind: Gainesville

The Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals kicked off the 2024 NHRA Mission Foods Drag Racing Series season with tons of wild moments and excitement at Gainesville Raceway. Here's a video look back at the action.
12 Mar 2024
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Weekend Rewind: Gainesville
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After four-year layoff, Hector Arana Sr. makes his return to Pro Stock Motorcycle

It’s been four years since Hector Arana Sr. has ridden a Pro Stock Motorcycle but the 2009 NHRA world champion never once uttered the word “retired” and he has no immediate plans of doing so.
09 Mar 2024
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
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Hector Arana Sr.
It’s been four years since Hector Arana Sr. has ridden a Pro Stock Motorcycle but the 2009 NHRA world champion never once uttered the word “retired” and he has no immediate plans of doing so. Arana Sr., who made his official Pro Stock Motorcycle…
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Torrence has the horse beneath him again to lasso a fifth world championship

After winning four straight Top Fuel world championships, Steve Torrence has had to watch others take the championship stage the last two years, but the way things have started this season, he may be ready to be back on top.
09 Mar 2024
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
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Steve Torrence
Steve Torrence walked into the Gainesville Raceway media center Friday night after qualifying and joked, ‘Hey, I’m the points leader,” as if people forget that he won four straight champions, 2018-2021, but he hasn’t forgotten that it’s been way too…
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Herrera returns to Gainesville Raceway with hopes to continue his dominance

After his incredible showing in the 2023 NHRA season, reigning Pro Stock Motorcycle champion Gaige Herrera returns to where his dominance started last season: the Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals.
08 Mar 2024
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Gaige Herrera
After his incredible showing in the 2023 NHRA season, reigning Pro Stock Motorcycle champion Gaige Herrera returns to where his dominance started last season: the Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals. The NHRA returns to the famed Gainesville…
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Daniel Wilkerson is ready to start living the dream in Gainesville

To say that Daniel Wilkerson is looking forward to this weekend’s season-opening Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals at Gainesville Raceway is an understatement as it's the beginning of the fulfillment of a 17-year dream.
07 Mar 2024
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Daniel Wilkerson
To say that Daniel Wilkerson and his Scag Power Equipment Ford Mustang Funny Car team are looking forward to this weekend’s NHRA Mission Foods Drag Racing Series season-opening Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals at Gainesville Raceway is an…
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Buddy Hull excited and ready for first career Funny Car start in Gainesville

Everything’s changed for newlywed and newly minted Funny Car driver Buddy Hull, but the one that hasn't changed is the desire to put his right foot down on the dragstrip behind the wheel of a nitro-burning race car.
06 Mar 2024
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Buddy Hull
Everything’s changed for Buddy Hull, other than the desire to put his right foot down on the dragstrip behind the wheel of a nitro-burning race car. The 43-year-old transplanted Texan will make the switch this year from Top Fuel to Funny Car and…
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After first world title, Kalitta eager to start 2024 NHRA season in Gainesville

For the first time in his career, Top Fuel veteran Doug Kalitta will enter the NHRA Mission Foods Drag Racing Series season with a “1” on his Mac Tools dragster to signify his world championship in 2023.
06 Mar 2024
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Doug Kalitta
For the first time in his career, Top Fuel veteran Doug Kalitta will enter the NHRA Mission Foods Drag Racing Series season with a “1” on his Mac Tools dragster to signify his world championship in 2023. It’s a well-earned honor for the popular…
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Reigning Funny Car champ Matt Hagan after continued Gatornationals success

It wasn’t long ago that Funny Car standout Matt Hagan struggled at legendary Gainesville Raceway, the site of this weekend’s 55th annual Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals, and now, he's looking for a third straight win there.
05 Mar 2024
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Matt Hagan
It wasn’t long ago that Funny Car standout Matt Hagan struggled at legendary Gainesville Raceway, the site of this weekend’s 55th annual Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals. But the reigning world champ and star driver for Tony Stewart Racing…
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Comp racer David Eaton continues to show he's handy at the start

In recent years, David Eaton has been a strong contender for the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series Comp eliminator title and finished No. 1 in the Southeast Division standings. Typically a strong starter, the Florida native is already on the board with a 2024 win and looking for more.
01 Mar 2024
Kelly Wade
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David Eaton
In recent years, David Eaton has been a strong contender for the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series Comp eliminator title and finished No. 1 in the Southeast Division standings. Typically a strong starter, the Florida native is already on the board…
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Champion spirit still burning brightly for Top Fuel's Tony Schumacher

Eight-time champion Tony Schumacher has been part of the Top Fuel brigade for nearly three decades, and for many of those years, he's led the charge. The most winning driver in the class enters the 2024 season with a new look on his JCM Racing dragster, but his championship spirit is still fully intact.
27 Feb 2024
Kelly Wade
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Tony Schumacher
Eight-time champion Tony Schumacher has been part of the Top Fuel brigade for nearly three decades, and for many of those years, he's led the charge. The most winning driver in the class enters the 2024 season with a new look on his JCM Racing…
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'Big Daddy' talks Gatornationals, Swamp Rat Alley, and Hall of Fame ceremony

NHRA legend "Big Daddy" Don Garlits went on WFO Radio to discuss his appearance at the upcoming Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals, where several of his famous cars will be on display, and to talk about the International Hall of Fame inductions the same weekend.
23 Feb 2024
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Last season's Gainesville winner Jeff Strickland returns to defend the title

The NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series season has begun, and two-time world champion Jeff Strickland is eagerly anticipating kicking off his own 2024 run in just a couple of weeks in Gainesville, where he won last season's division race and national event.
20 Feb 2024
Kelly Wade
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Jeff Strickland
It's official: the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series season has begun, and two-time world champion Jeff Strickland is eagerly anticipating kicking off his own 2024 run in just a couple of weeks. He'll do so at Gainesville Raceway, where he went back…
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