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J.R. Todd, Austin Prock talk with local media about how they're handling the break

Indianapolis-based racers J.R. Todd and Austin Prock did interviews with a local television station at Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis to talk about how they’re staying busy during the break in racing action.
26 Mar 2020
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Terry McMillen and the Amalie team can't wait to get their new car on the track

Prior to Indiana's “stay at home” shutdown, NHRA’s John Kernan visited the shop of Amalie Motor Oil Top Fuel team Terry McMillen to see how they’re preparing for a busy return to racing with a brand-new car they built over the winter.
26 Mar 2020
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Catching up with the Pro Stock champ: What's on the mind of Erica Enders

Reigning NHRA Mello Yello Pro Stock champ Erica Enders connected with NHRA’s Lewis Bloom on Skype to talk about her year, including her win at the NHRA Arizona Nationals, racing at the Doorslammer Nationals, and what’s going on at Elite Performance.
26 Mar 2020
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Join Pro Stock Motorcycle racer Jianna Salinas for Facebook Live Q&A

Jianna Salinas, the most recent winner on the Pro Stock Motorcycle tour, will host a Facebook Live on Thursday where fans can ask her questions.
25 Mar 2020
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Jianna Salinas
Scrappers Racing rider Jianna Salinas will host a live question and answer session on Facebook Live on Thursday where fans can get their questions answered by the most recent Pro Stock Motorcycle winner on the Mello Yello NHRA Drag Racing Series…
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Ron Capps finishes above Dale Earnhardt Jr., other NASCAR racers in iRacing Replacement Series race

Ron Capps competed in the first round of the Replacement Series on iRacing, broadcast on Twitch, and finished ahead of many NASCAR racers, including Dale Earnhardt Jr. We caught up with Capps following the race.
24 Mar 2020
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Ron Capps
Don Schumacher Racing / NAPA Auto Parts Funny Car racer Ron Capps raced ahead of a handful of NASCAR Cup Series racers in the first iRacing Replacement Series race, broadcast on Twitch on Tuesday night. He will continue to race on iRacing (you can…
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Bob Vandergriff Racing check-in: Lots of projects, lots of preparation

Before the statewide Indiana “stay at home” mandate, Bob Vandergriff Racing crew chief Ron Douglas was in the team’s shop working hard for team drivers Jordan Vandergriff, Shawn Reed, and Josh Hart in preparation for the return to racing.
24 Mar 2020
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Stuck inside and don’t know what to watch? Here’s what NHRA drivers are watching

Drivers and fans alike are stuck home so there's a lot of TV and movie watching. But what to watch? Here are the shows and films — some sports-related, some not — NHRA drivers like to watch when they aren’t at the track.
24 Mar 2020
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Life without sports is a drag, and the lack of cars racing down the track due to the COVID-19 pandemic has forced drivers and fans alike to stay home and find something else to watch on TV. Many drivers have been using this downtime to connect…
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Watch the massive Stock Eliminator field at the 1963 U.S. Nationals

Watch this classic broadcast of the 1963 U.S. Nationals in Indianapolis, featuring a massive Stock Eliminator field, scores of dragsters and a weekend crowd of 75,000 to check out The Big Go.
24 Mar 2020
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  The 1963 U.S. Nationals in Indianapolis continued the thrilling tradition of the previous event with a massive field of Stock Eliminator machines, including the Dodge Ramcharger driven by Al Eckstrand. You can also see NHRA founder…
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How to watch Ron Capps and Cruz Pedregon take on the racing world with iRacing

Ron Capps and Cruz Pedregon will take part in a handful of iRacing events this week -- here's how you can watch the Funny Car racers in action live.
24 Mar 2020
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Ron Capps
We talked to Ron Capps about how he got involved with iRacing on Monday, now you can watch the NAPA Auto Parts Funny Car racer…
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Fast-rising Top Fuel rookie Justin Ashley 'excited to hit the track again'

NHRA Top Fuel rookie Justin Ashley checked in with NHRA's Lewis Bloom to talk about the great start to his first year in the class and how he and his family are doing during the racing hiatus.
24 Mar 2020
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10 Books Every Racer Should Read

Every expert at the top of their field has one thing in common—they’re reading. So, put this unexpected downtime to good use, grab a book on motorsports, and start building your competitive edge. Robert E. Petersen, Zora Arkus-Duntov, and Wally Parks [shown] were all voracious readers.
23 Mar 2020
David Kennedy
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Rober E. Petersen, Zora Arkus Dontov, and Wally Parks all read car books
A competition on any level, is a competition on every level. Beating the team in the other lane means mastering everything they know—and leveraging something they don’t. But if traditional drag racing expertise gets passed around at tracks and shops…
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How Cruz Pedregon Racing is reacting to Indiana's new "stay at home" order

Following Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb's issuance of a "stay at home" declaration for the state, life for many Brownsburg, Ind.-based NHRA teams is about to change. Here's what Cruz Pedregon's Snap-on Tools team is doing.
23 Mar 2020
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Watch Eddie Hill make Top Fuel history at the 1992 Gatornationals

Eddie Hill made the quickest run in Top Fuel history, John Force got back into the winner's circle and Warren Johnson dominated in Pro Stock at the 1992 Gatornationals. Watch the full classic broadcast here.
23 Mar 2020
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  We're throwing it back to the 1992 Gatornationals where you can see all the action, including an incredible Top Fuel final between Eddie Hill and Kenny Bernstein. You can also see 16-time Funny Car world champion John Force get back to…
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Ron Capps discusses taking part in iRacing competition and March Meet success

Don Schumacher Racing / NAPA Auto Parts Funny Car racer Ron Capps joined the NHRA National Dragster podcast to discuss his upcoming participation in the iRacing Replacement Series race and his success at the March Meet in Bakersfield.
23 Mar 2020
NHRA National Dragster staff
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Ron Capps
  2016 Funny Car world champion Ron Capps was an early adopter to simulation racing. The Don Schumacher Racing / NAPA Auto Parts Funny Car racer will take part in the iRacing Replacement Series race at 6 p.…
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During break, NHRA drivers reach out to fans through social media channels

NHRA drivers might not be able to interact with their fans at the racetrack right now, but they're sharing plenty of talk with them and with others on their social media channels. Here's a quick recap of some of the best of them.
23 Mar 2020
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[email protected]_FC: "We will get through this. How long will it take? We don't know but let's be positive. I'm ready to go…
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Get an inside look at Drew Skillman's Factory Stock Showdown Ford Mustang Cobra Jet

NHRA announcer Joe Castello takes you inside the pits with the SAMTech.edu Factory Stock Showdown Ford Mustang Cobra Jet driven by reigning champion Drew Skillman, giving you an inside look at one of the most powerful muscle cars in the world.
23 Mar 2020
NHRA National Dragster staff
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Drew Skillman
Reigning SAMTech.edu Factory Stock Showdown champion Drew Skillman gave NHRA announcer Joe Castello an inside look at his Ford Mustang Cobra Jet in a recent episode of Attention in the Pits, which you can check out below on the…
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A virtual tour of the NHRA Motorsports Museum presented by AAA

21 Mar 2020
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
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Since 1998, the Wally Parks NHRA Motorsports Museum presented by the Automobile Club of Southern California has been a place for motorsports fans to learn about hot rods, customs, race cars, and speed records, and discover the stories of the people who made them possible. 52
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On this day in history, 1992: Kenny Bernstein breaks the 300-mph barrier

Twenty-eight years ago today, on March 20, 1992, Kenny Bernstein broke the 300-mph barrier at the 1992 Gatornationals. In this archived interview, Bernstein looks back on the accomplishment and the road to the barrier-breaking pass.
20 Mar 2020
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Kenny Bernstein
  Reprinted from the April 3, 1992 issue of National DRAGSTER GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Long after most people have forgotten who won the 1992 Motorcraft Gatornationals, they will remember what took place on that Friday…
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Jeg Coughlin Jr. eager to continue his 'fantastic' Pro Stock season

Six-time NHRA world champ Jeg Coughlin Jr. joined NHRA's Lewis Bloom via Skype to talk about year to date, which included a win at the Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals and a big payday at the Wordl Doorslammer Nationals.
20 Mar 2020
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Funny Car racer Tommy Johnson Jr. hard at work making candles

Tommy Johnson Jr. remains hard at work on his side-business as a candle maker and showed NHRA on FOX reporter John Kernan around his home shop.
19 Mar 2020
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Tommy Johnson Jr.
  Don Schumacher Racing / M.D. Anderson Funny Car racer Tommy Johnson Jr. is the most recent winner on tour and is keeping busy by working on his side-business as a candle maker [TA…
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Everything you ever wanted to know about Sunoco Race Fuel — but were afraid to ask

NHRA National Dragster caught up with Sunoco Race Fuels, the official fuel of NHRA, to learn more about the gasoline, methanol, and nitromethane that makes drag racing the quickest motorsport on the planet.
19 Mar 2020
NHRA National Dragster staff
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Leah Pruett
ND] Is racing fuel more than just high-octane street gas? Sunoco Race Fuels are 0% street gas. Our fuels are blended from highly refined components and pure chemicals to produce a fuel that is…
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Throwback Thursday: Check out this Wild Rides video from 2008

We're throwing it back to 2008 with this Wild Rides video featuring some of the biggest explosions and crashes in NHRA Drag Racing as well as commentary from the racers that walked away.
19 Mar 2020
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Erica Enders and Alex Laughlin give a tour of Elite Motorsports

Elite Motorsports racers Erica Enders and Alex Laughlin gave fans a tour of their Oklahoma shop on Facebook Live.
19 Mar 2020
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Defending Pro Stock world champion Erica Enders played tour guide in Oklahoma alongside teammate Alex Laughlin as the pair headed to the Elite Motorsports shop. They gave an inside look at one of the largest Pro Stock shops in the Mello Yello NHRA…
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Watch Cruz Pedregon answer fan questions on Facebook Live

Two-time Funny Car world champion Cruz Pedregon took questions from fans on his Facebook page - and we've got the video.
19 Mar 2020
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Cruz Pedregon
Snap-On Tools Funny Car racer and team owner Cruz Pedregon took questions from fans on his Facebook page, giving  the opportunity to interact with the two-time world champion. Check out the video below or head over to …
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Alexis DeJoria is back in Funny Car with a new sponsor and a new attitude

Alexis DeJoria always knew she would return to NHRA Funny Car racing. She's back - with world championship aspirations on her mind.
19 Mar 2020
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
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Alexis DeJoria
The way that Alexis DeJoria looked at me, you would have thought that I’d asked her if maybe crew chief Del Worsham was going to run the big tires on the front of her new ROKiT Phones/ABK Beer Toyota. It was one of those softball, warm-up…
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See the technical specifications of the SAMTech.edu Factory Stock Showdown hot rods

Get a closer look at what makes up the 1,500-horsepower factory hot rods of the SAMTech.edu Factory Stock Showdown Chevrolet Camaros, Dodge Challengers and Ford Mustangs.
19 Mar 2020
NHRA National Dragster staff
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Drew Skillman
The 2020 SamTech.edu Factory Stock Showdown season begins at the Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals and we're giving you an inside look at some of the coolest cars hitting the strip in Florida. The 1,500-horsepower, 7-second Chevrolet COPO Camaros…
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Brandon Welch discusses his Top Fuel debut and chasing sponsorships in NHRA

Brandon Welch discussed his first season behind the wheel of a Top Fuel dragster after multiple seasons racing in Funny Car and his experience as a team owner in the National Hot Rod Association.
19 Mar 2020
NHRA National Dragster staff
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Brandon Welch
      We caught up with Beal Racing Top Fuel dragster racer Brandon Welch following his Top Fuel debut at the Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals presented by ProtectTheHarvest. Welch previously raced in Funny Car but earned…
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Check out Leah Pruett's brand new Mopar helmet

Don Schumacher Racing / Mopar Top Fuel dragster racer Leah Pruett unveiled a new helmet on Twitter, which she'll debut this season.
18 Mar 2020
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Leah Pruett celebrated St. Patrick's Day with a different shade of green; blue, to be exact. The Don Schumacher Racing / Mopar Top Fuel racer unveiled an all-blue Impact Racing Helmet that she will debut this season. The helmet will pair with her…
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NHRA Insider podcast: Dealing with a break in the action, then and now

In his latest NHRA Insider podcast, NHRA on FOX host Brian Lohnes catches up with FOX colleague and former NHRA Funny Car champ Tony Pedregon from a driver perspective about challenges of teams during the break in racing while motorsports historian Bret Kepner shares some perspective about how the 1918 Spanish Flu pandemic affected society and autosports.
18 Mar 2020
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The State of the Stat: Doubling up at the Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals

NHRA statistician Lewis Bloom takes a look back at the Lucas Oil Sportsman action from the Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals where David Latino doubled and shares some stats about national event doubles.
18 Mar 2020
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  READ MORE: Latino doubles to highlight Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals action
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