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Cruz Pedregon Racing back to work in Brownsburg prepping for racing's return

Cruz Pedregon Racing's Snap-on Tools Funny Car team is back at work at their shop in Brownsburg, Ind., making preparations and plans for the return to NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series competition later this summer.
16 May 2020
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Brian Lohnes: The 10 Most Interesting People I Have Met In Drag Racing

When it was suggested to NHRA on FOX announcer Brian Lohnes that he compile a list of the 10 most interesting people he has come to know in drag racing, he found out that it got hard quick. 
15 May 2020
Brian Lohnes, NHRA on FOX announcer
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Brian Lohnes
My job in drag racing requires me to interact with loads of people, from the television crew to the racers who are on the track, the crew members who service the cars, fans, manufacturers, tuners, and more. In a line of work where you augment…
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Former champ Jeg Coughlin Jr. revved up for continuation of 2020 season

Five-time NHRA Pro Stock world champion Jeg Coughlin Jr. joined NHRA’s Brian Lohnes via Skype to talk about the Elite team’s plans for dominating Pro Stock when we return to racing.
14 May 2020
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Jeg Coughlin Jr.
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NHRA National Dragster wallpaper images (Issue 09, 2020)

14 May 2020
NHRA National Dragster staff
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​ Each interactive issue of NHRA National Dragster magazine includes downloadable images for NHRA fans to use as wallpaper for their computers and cellphones. Click on the links below to get the images. Instructions on how to add them as …
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NHRA Shop Talk: Chassis science with NHRA's Brian Lohnes and Alan Reinhart

Join NHRA’s Brian Lohnes and Alan Reinhart for an interactive NHRA Shop Talk show, talking chassis science, covering everything from bracket cars to Top Fuel.
13 May 2020
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Brian Lohnes
Tune in at noon Pacific time Wednesday to NHRA's Facebook page, where viewers can ask questions and interact with the hosts, or watch it on NHRA's…
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Matt Bynum went from nitro crewmember to March Meet-winning Funny Car driver

With the NHRA Hot Rod Heritage Series idled, Matt Byrum, the car chief on Alexis DeJoria’s ROKiT/ABK Beer Toyota Funny Car in the NHRA Mello Yells Drag Racing Series, is still one of the year’s biggest winners, having raced to an inspirational victory at the Good Vibrations March Meet.
13 May 2020
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Matt Bynum
by Beryl Brushwood Before he strapped into Jason Rupert’s nitro-fueled Nostalgia Funny Car in 2013 and successfully earned his first NHRA license in the minimum required six passes, Matt Bynum had never taken anything with an…
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NHRA E3 Spark Plugs Pro Mod ace Todd Tutterow can't wait for season restart

NHRA E3 Spark Plugs Pro Mod sensation Todd Tutterow chatted via Skype with NHRA's Brian Lohnes to talk about his team's offseason efforts and the delayed start to the 2020 Pro Mod campaign.
12 May 2020
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Todd Tutterow
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Heart, Soul, and Horsepower: Dom Lagana and Billy Stocklin on the Insider podcast

On this episode of the NHRA Insider, Dom Lagana and Billy Stocklin join host Brian Lohnes to talk about tuning race cars, their lives in the sport, and the things that have made them into the successful racers that they are today. 
11 May 2020
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Insider
On this episode of the NHRA Insider, Dom Lagana and Billy Stocklin join host Brian Lohnes to talk about tuning race cars, their lives in the sport, and the things that have made them into the successful racers that they are today.  Lagana…
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Tasca Racing reopens, begins gearing up for return to competition in August

Ford Funny Car stalwart Bob Tasca III and his Motorcraft tear are back at work in their Indiana shop, beginning the ramp-up process that will carry them back into competition in August. Crew chief Jon Schaffer takes up through the plans, including safety precautions underway in their building
11 May 2020
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Bob Tasca III
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Terry McMillen's Top Fuel team joins Indiana re-opening to get back to work

Terry McMillen's Amalie Motor Oil Top Fuel team is another of the Indiana-based operations that are back in the shop working on its equipment, which in their case also includes tending to their "crankshaft farm." NHRA's John Kernan reports from Indy.
10 May 2020
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Terry McMillen
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TAFC champ: Sean Bellemeur: "I can't wait to get the green light" to go racing

Two-time and reigning NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series Top Alcohol Funny Car Sean Bellemeur discusses with NHRA's Brian Lohnes his take on the racing break and what he and the Bartone Racing team have in store when racing finally resumes.
08 May 2020
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Reinhart Reveals: The differences between Pro Stock and big-block Chevy camshafts

In his newest segment of Reinhart Reveals, NHRA announcer Alan Reinhart shows the difference between a Pro Stock camshaft and a big-block Chevy camshaft.
08 May 2020
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Alan Reinhart
  Previously ... Reinhart Reveals: Pro Stock vs. Pro Stock Motorcycle pistons and…
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Reigning Top Alcohol Dragster champ Megan Meyer readying for title defense

Megan Meyer hasn’t had much of a chance to begin the title defense of her 2019 Top Alcohol Dragster world championship, but the second-generation phenom checked in via Skype with NHRA’s Brian Lohnes to talk about what the team has been doing and what it’s looking forward to when racing resumes.
07 May 2020
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NHRA drag racers turn corners in the dirt on backyard go-kart track in Indy

Jimmy Wingo, who services the clutch on Tommy Johnson Jr.'s Funny Car, built a go-kart dirt track in his backyard an invited some of his racing buddies, including Steve Torrence's clutch guy, Gary Pritchett, over to share in the racing fun to help stoke everyone's competitive fires.
07 May 2020
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Show Us Your Shop archive

05 May 2020
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  What's going on at your shop or garage? Are you building a new hot rod, tinkering with parts, or just want to show us where you do you hot rod dreaming and scheming? Send us a video and we'll share it with the drag racing world. …
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After Pomona boomer, it's Funny Car Body Repair 101 with Paul Lee Racing

A supercharger backfire at the 2020 Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals damaged the Funny Car body of Paul Lee; assistant crew chief Donnie Bender explains what it took to get the body back into race-ready condition.
05 May 2020
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Show Us Your Shop! Take a tour through the Harris Race Cars shop in Nebraska

Take a tour through the Harris Race Cars shop of NHRA Division 5 Comp eliminator team of the Harris family. The shop is located in Nebraska City, Neb. 
04 May 2020
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Harris Race Cars
Take a tour through the Harris Race Cars shop of NHRA Division 5 Comp eliminator team of the Harris family. The shop is located in Nebraska City, Neb.  The team was founded by patriarch Bill in the mid-80s with his brother to field a…
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Reinhart Reveals: Pro Stock vs. Pro Stock Motorcycle pistons and valves

NEW FEATURE: NHRA announcer Alan Reinhart explains the difference in sizes between the pistons and intake valves in Pro Stock and Pro Stock Motorcycle engines.
04 May 2020
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Lohnes Calls Life: Jack Beckman, hockey pucks, and stinky old drag magazines

Some everyday-life moments just need an expert like NHRA on FOX announcer Brian Lohnes to call the action.
03 May 2020
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Jack Beckman
  Previously on Lohnes Calls Life: Clay Millican and the great animal rescue
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NHRA Lucas Oil Series Stock champ Allison Doll relives title-winning season

2019 NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series Stock eliminator world champ Allison Doll relived the drama of her historic championship season via Skype with NHRA’s Brian Lohnes.
02 May 2020
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Mario Andretti says he'd have loved to try Top Fuel; well, we have this photo ...

As a guest on a recent FOX iRacing broadcast of a dirt-track race that included NHRA star Ron Capps, motor-racing superstar Mario Andretti said he'd have loved to try Top Fuel. He didn't but he did drive one of Mickey Thompson's dragsters, and we have the photo to prove it.
01 May 2020
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
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Mario Andretti
  As a guest on a recent FOX iRacing broadcast of a dirt-track race that included NHRA star Ron Capps, motor-racing superstar Mario Andretti said he'd have loved to try Top Fuel. He didn't but he did drive one of Mickey Thompson's…
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Ryan Oehler's Pro Stock Motorcycle team hard at work preparing for racing return

Rising NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle star Ryan Oehler got together with NHRA’s Brian Lohnes via Skype to talk about his team’s efforts and takes us for a behind-the-scenes look at dyno testing in his shop.
01 May 2020
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Funny Car rookie Alex Miladinovich: "We're just trying to make it happen"

Funny Car rookie Alex Miladinovich, whose emotional top-end interview after qualifying for the field at this year's Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals went viral in the NHRA world, checked in via Skype with NHRA's Brian Lohnes about that moment and what's going on with his team this season.
01 May 2020
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Alex Miladinovich
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NHRA National Dragster wallpaper images (Issue 08, 2020)

30 Apr 2020
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Each interactive issue of NHRA National Dragster magazine includes downloadable images for NHRA fans to use as wallpaper for their computers and cellphones. Click on the links below to get the images. Instructions on how to add them as …
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Meet Keith 'Roo Man' Burgan, one of drag racing's finest fabricators and builders

In a racing mecca like Indianapolis and Brownsburg, Ind., that is full of fabricators, few are more talented or respected than Keith “Roo Man” Burgan, who’s been part of the NHRA scene for more than 30 years.
30 Apr 2020
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Tech Specs: Inside the supercharged Dodge Challenger Drag Pak

We’re taking a deep dive into the factory muscle cars, engineered in Detroit, and campaigned by NHRA Sportsman racers in the SAMTech.edu NHRA Factory Stock Showdown
29 Apr 2020
David Kennedy
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Leah Pruett Dodge Challenger Drag Pak
Depending on your perspective, the Hemi engine has always been loved or feared. Three-generations of the architecture have terrorized drag strips burning gasoline, alcohol, and even nitromethane. While all three generations of the engine are…
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Special delivery: 'Them Capco boys' get championship rings from Torrence family

Reigning NHRA Mello Yello Top Fuel champion Steve Torrence and family flew from their Texas race to the team’s raceshop in Brownsburg, Ind., to present “them Capco boys” with their 2019 championship rings.
29 Apr 2020
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4/29: It’s Boss 429 day—Celebrate Ford's big-bore semi-hemi engine

It's the engine Mickey Thompson used in his Mach 1 Mustang Funny Cars, the one "Ohio" George Montgomery twin-turbocharged, and the one Bob Glidden covered with his fire jacket after he rolled his Pro Stock car in 1986—the Boss 429.
29 Apr 2020
David Kennedy
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The Boss 429 engine was designed to beat Chevy and Dodge and put Fords in the winner circle, but to make them legal for NASCAR,  Dearborn had to offer them in street cars. With Pontiac and Chevrolet’s former chief, Semon “Bunkie” Knudsen, at…
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Restored truck birthday gift 'a symbol' of Billy Torrence's humble beginnings

In honor of his father's birthday and the 25th anniversary of Capco Contractors, two-time Top Fuel world champ Steve Torrence located and restored father Billy's first welding truck, which he calls " a symbol of the beginning" of his father's incredible career and family legacy.
27 Apr 2020
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
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Steve Torrence
It was the summer of 1980 and Billy Torrence was just a 22-year-old young buck trying to make it in the oil and gas business welding pipe. He scraped together enough money to buy a 1980 Chevy truck – just the cab and chassis – with plans to…
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Pro Stock's Alex Laughlin: "I've just got to race in something as soon as possible"

NHRA's Brian Lohnes connected via Skype with Pro Stock racer Alex Laughlin to talk about what he's been doing during the racing break, including the incredible 275-foot Hot Wheels trck that he built in his shop, and about his 2020 racing plans.
27 Apr 2020
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Alex Laughlin
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