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Explained! The rear-steer adjustment Pro Stock Motorcycles use to go straight

Pro Stock Motorcycle racer Joey Gladstone explains how teams adjust the position of the rear tire in their bikes' frames to adapt to track and weather conditions.
10 Aug 2021
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Explained! The rear-steer adjustment Pro Stock Motorcycles use to go straight
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Want a career in motorsports? Get your start through the NHRA Launch program

There are a million ways into the motorsports world, and NHRA is looking to help everyone find their path in.
10 Aug 2021
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Get your start in motorsports through the NHRA Launch program
For more information check out the NHRA Launch program here. 
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Midseason review: Lucas Oil Series Sportsman championship battles

The 2021 season has hit the halfway mark, and there is currently a spirited fight underway for championships in each of the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series Sportsman classes. Here is a look at the current championship favorites in each class.
10 Aug 2021
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
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Luke Bogacki
Heading into this week’s Menards NHRA Nationals presented by PetArmor in Topeka, we’ve officially hit the halfway mark in the NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series with 10 races in the books and 10 more still to come. In the…
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Funny Car and Pro Stock in-car camera action from Denver, Sonoma, and Pomona

NHRA on FOX's in-car cameras takes you inside the chromoly roll cages of Tim Wilkerson and Greg Anderson to show you what the Western Swing looks like, right from the hot seat.
09 Aug 2021
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Funny Car and Pro Stock in-car camera action from Denver, Sonoma, and Pomona
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Can you name the last two drivers to Sweep NHRA's Western Swing?

Antron Brown was the last driver to sweep the NHRA Western Swing. His third win in a row coming at the 2009 NHRA Sonoma Nationals. Do you know who did it before Brown? Watch this to see if you're right.
09 Aug 2021
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Did you know? Antron Brown was the last to sweep the Western Swing
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Watch J.R. Todd defeat Robert Hight from inside the DHL Funny Car

See J.R. Todd's holeshot win from inside and outside his DHL Toyota Funny Car at the 2021 Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals.
06 Aug 2021
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J.R. Todd In Car footage
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Western Swing recap: Some gained traction, some lost, and some broke even

With just three races left before the Countdown to the Championship playoffs begin, let’s look at who made the biggest moves over races in Denver, Sonoma, and Pomona and look at who needs to turn it around in a hurry.
05 Aug 2021
Josh Hachat
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Western Swing
  There’s plenty that took place over the past three races on the first Western Swing since 2019, and that meant plenty of moving and shaking in the points standings. With now just three races left before the Countdown to the…
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No one will ever forget: When the Winternationals ran in the heat of August

Race fans, historians, and racers alike will never forget the 2021 running of the famed Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals.
05 Aug 2021
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When the Winternationals came to Pomona in the heat of August
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Crew Chief Confidential: David Grubnic explains nitro head gaskets

The creation and containment of the cylinder pressure in a nitromethane-burning Hemi engine hangs on a simple copper gasket. Learn how from one of John Force Racing's masters of horsepower.
04 Aug 2021
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Crew Chief Confidential: David Grubnic explains Nitro head gaskets
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Inside Richie Crampton's new Indy Speed Shop chassis factory

Eight months ago, Richie Crampton launched Indy Speed Shop, his own chassis business in Brownsburg, Ind., and the move is already paying big dividends.
03 Aug 2021
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Justin Ashley: 'It was one of the most difficult decisions I ever had to make'

The toll of a hot Sunday at Pomona overwhelmed Justin Ashley, who ultimately had to be removed from his car on the starting line and was unable to contest the Top Fuel final, suffering from heat exhaustion. Ashley explains what happened before and after the tough decision.
03 Aug 2021
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
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Justin Ashley
  Suited up for his final-round Top Fuel battle at the Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals presented by ProtectTheHarvest.com, Justin Ashley should have been his normally laser-focused self, ready to drill the Christmas Tree and hopefully race to…
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Lucas Oil Raceway plays host to Indiana State Sheriff’s Association event

The Indiana State Sheriff’s Association staged its annual retreat hosted by Hendricks County at Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis. The sheriffs got to make runs down the fabled track and met local Top Fuel racer Lex Joon.
03 Aug 2021
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Ride along in J.R. Todd's Toyota Funny Car

It's the toughest window office in motorsports, but J.R. Todd takes you through every second of the 1,000-foot ride at the 2021 NHRA Sonoma Nationals.
03 Aug 2021
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Walk 1,000 feet with Pro Stock's Matt Hartford

Hartford reflects on his transition from business owner to racer every weekend, his hate of first round on Sunday, and his favorite win of all time.
03 Aug 2021
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 Walk 1,000 feet with Pro Stock's Matt Hartford
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Five things we learned from the Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals

The Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals presented by ProtectTheHarvest.com was a brutal experience for everyone, but all who competed there or attended will in some way carry their experience as a badge of honor. Here’s five things we learned at the event:
02 Aug 2021
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
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Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals
  There are no two ways to say this, but the Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals presented by ProtectTheHarvest.com was a brutal experience for everyone. Three days of sweltering heat made it a survival story, and as miserable as that…
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Jason Rupert makes Winternationals debut, with a little help from his friends

Second-generation Funny Car racer Jason Rupert is competing in Funny Car at this weekend's Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals, but it took a cadre of nitro friends and experts including Steve Plueger, Eric Lane, Johnny West, and Rahn Tobler to get him here.
31 Jul 2021
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
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Jason Rupert
The Rupert name was a familiar presence in Southern California nitro racing in the 1970s with Frank Rupert driving  Top Fuelers and then Funny Cars with partner Richard Bays…
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Even though he's leading the pack, the real work begins now for Greg Anderson

Greg Anderson is leading the Pro Stock points and the Pro Stock field in Pomona, but there's no resting on those laurels heading into a crucial day of qualifying at the Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals and at the races beyond leading up to the Countdown to the Championship.
31 Jul 2021
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
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Greg Anderson
In seven of the eight Pro Stock races so far this season, Greg Anderson has qualified No. 1, so it wasn’t unusual to see his HendrickCars.com Camaro parked in the No. 1 spot Friday night at the Winternationals, but the points leader knows that…
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Terry Haddock, Blake Alexander dueling for final Funny Car Countdown spot

One of the most interesting Funny Car battles raging does not include the points leaders but rather Terry Haddock and Blake Alexander, who are battling for the 10th spot in the Countdown to the Championship field separated only by two points.
30 Jul 2021
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
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Terry Haddock Blake Alexander
One of the most interesting Funny Car battles raging does not include Bob Tasca III, Matt Hagan, or Robert Hight, but rather Terry Haddock and Blake Alexander, as the two independent racers battle for the 10th and final spot in the Countdown to the…
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Rising star Kyle Koretsky looks to make strong first impression in Pomona debut

Kyle Koretsky is looking forward to racing at historic Auto Club Raceway at Pomona for the first time in his young career, which is reason enough for the rising Pro Stock star to want to do well at this weekend’s Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals presented by ProtectTheHarvest.com.
30 Jul 2021
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Kyle Koretsky
Kyle Koretsky is looking forward to racing at historic Auto Club Raceway at Pomona for the first time in his young career, which is reason enough for the rising Pro Stock star to want to do well at this weekend’s Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals…
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After getting back on track, Leah Pruett looks to keep pushing forward in Pomona

Through a difficult first eight races this season, Leah Pruett and her team stuck together and kept pushing, and got a ton of validation with their runner-up last weekend at the NHRA Sonoma Nationals.
29 Jul 2021
Josh Hachat
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Leah Pruett
Through a difficult first eight races this season, Leah Pruett saw a Top Fuel team that stuck together and kept pushing, fully confident success would come at some point because of that dedication. When it happened last weekend in Sonoma, as…
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Karen Stoffer, Jerry Savoie enjoy swift two-wheeled turnaround in Sonoma

In the span of one day at Sonoma Raceway, the outlook for the rest of the 2021 Pro Stock Motorcycle season changed dramatically for the White Alligator Racing (WAR) team of Karen Stoffer and Jerry Savoie. 
28 Jul 2021
Josh Hachat
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Karen Stoffer
In the span of one day at Sonoma Raceway, the outlook for the rest of the 2021 Pro Stock Motorcycle season changed dramatically for the White Alligator Racing (WAR) team of Karen Stoffer and Jerry Savoie.  In what could very much be deemed a…
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Steve Torrence has chance to sweep the Western Swing at Winternationals

Steve Torrence has an opportunity to make NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series history at this weekend’s Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals presented by ProtectTheHarvest.com at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona.
28 Jul 2021
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Steve Torrence
Steve Torrence has an opportunity to make NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series history at this weekend’s Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals presented by ProtectTheHarvest.com at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona, but that’s nothing new for the Top Fuel…
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Five things we learned from the NHRA Sonoma Nationals

The 2021 Sonoma Nationals offered drag racing a world-class event in a picturesque community just north of the San Francisco metropolis.
27 Jul 2021
David Kennedy
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Steve Torrence Sonoma
Sonoma, Calif., is one of the finest places on the planet to see a drag race. The Sonoma Raceway staff not only provides an exceptional facility, but they also host a world-class event in a picturesque little community just north of the San…
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Saluting Steve Torrence's 50th career win

With his Top Fuel victory at the NHRA Sonoma Nationals, Steve Torrence reached the 50 career wins milestone. Torrence’s Top Fuel win was his 46th in the class in his career, which began with four wins in the Top Alcohol Dragster class.
27 Jul 2021
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Steve Torrence
    Win Year Event Class 1 2005 Topeka Top Alcohol Dragster 2 2005 Brainerd Top Alcohol…
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Sportsman spotlight: Racing is Johnson family origin story

The Johnson racing family – parents Vicky and Steve, and their kids Bri and Blake – were featured recently on Denver-area television station KUSA while competing at the Dodge//SRT Mile-High NHRA Nationals at their Bandimere Speedway home track.
27 Jul 2021
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Johnson family
  Story: Racing is Johnson family origin story
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Sunday photo gallery from NHRA Sonoma Nationals

25 Jul 2021
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Sunday pre-race interview with Top Fuel racer Brittany Force

Hear from the racer before first round of Sunday’s eliminations at the 2021 NHRA Sonoma Nationals
25 Jul 2021
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Brittany Force
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Sunday pre-race interview with Funny Car racer Ron Capps

Hear from the racer before first round of Sunday’s eliminations at the 2021 NHRA Sonoma Nationals
25 Jul 2021
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Sunday pre-race interview with Funny Car racer Ron Capps
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Sunday pre-race interview with Pro Stock racer Greg Anderson

Hear from the racer before first round of Sunday’s eliminations at the 2021 NHRA Sonoma Nationals
25 Jul 2021
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Sunday pre-race interview with Pro Stock racer Greg Anderson
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Sunday pre-race interview with Pro Stock Motorcycle racer Angie Smith

Hear from the racer before first round of Sunday’s eliminations at the 2021 NHRA Sonoma Nationals
25 Jul 2021
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Sunday pre-race interview with Pro Stock Motorcycle racer Angie Smith
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