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Jeg Coughlin Jr. talks four-wide win, Elite teammates after Las Vegas victory

Recap the NHRA 4-Wide Nationals in Las Vegas with Pro Stock winner Jeg Coughlin Jr. Joe Castello and NHRA's Alan Reinhart will go into detail with Coughlin about his first four-wide Pro Stock race win as well as victories by Doug Kalitta and Bob Tasca III.
18 Apr 2024
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  Recap the NHRA 4-Wide Nationals in Las Vegas with Pro Stock winner Jeg Coughlin Jr. Joe Castello and NHRA's Alan Reinhart will go into detail with Coughlin about his first four-wide Pro Stock race win and also go into detail about Bob…
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Behind the Scenes with the winners of the 2024 NHRA 4-Wide Nationals

Go behind the scenes with the winners of the NHRA 4-Wide Nationals as they celebrate their victories with their teams and one another and accept congratulations from their vanquished final-round foes.
17 Apr 2024
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NHRA returns to Chicago for Gerber Collision & Glass NHRA Route 66 Nationals

After the successful return to Route 66 Raceway last season, NHRA Mission Foods Drag Racing Series teams and officials are excited to return to Chicago for the upcoming Gerber Collision & Glass NHRA Route 66 Nationals presented by Peak Performance on May 17-19.
17 Apr 2024
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Chicago
After the successful return to Route 66 Raceway last season, NHRA Mission Foods Drag Racing Series teams and officials are excited to return to Chicago for the upcoming Gerber Collision & Glass NHRA Route 66 Nationals presented by Peak…
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2024 Las Vegas NHRA 4-Wide Nationals Weekend Rewind

The NHRA 4-Wide Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway was filled with wild moments, upsets, and close racing. Take a video look back at a memorable weekend at The Strip in our Weekend Rewind.
16 Apr 2024
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Fire Dept. Coffee 'Coffee with a Crew Chief' with Mark Oswald

The Fire Dept. Coffee "Coffee with a Crew Chief" featured Mark Oswald, tuner of Antron Brown's Matco Tools Top Fueler with NHRA's Hannah Rickards.
13 Apr 2024
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Solid start fuels optimism for Mason McGaha and the Harlow Sammons team

A semifinal finish in Pomona and a runner-up in the Mission #2Fast2Tasty Challenge in Phoenix make Mason McGaha one of the favorites to be NHRA's next first-time pro winner.
13 Apr 2024
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
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Mason McGaha
Although he’s not likely to take much credit, Mason McGaha’s driving talent has never been in doubt. Since the time he made his debut during the 2020 season as a teenager, McGaha has shown poise and confidence far beyond his years. That begs the…
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Anderson looks to carry Phoenix momentum into Vegas 4-Wide Nationals

After scoring win No. 104 in Phoenix, Pro Stock veteran Greg Anderson will look to add another to his impressive résumé at the NHRA 4-Wide Nationals in Las Vegas, at a track that means a great deal to him.
13 Apr 2024
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Greg Anderson
Pro Stock veteran Greg Anderson is no stranger to the NHRA winner’s circle, as proven by his 104 career wins. This weekend at the NHRA 4-Wide Nationals in Las Vegas, he’ll look to add another to his impressive résumé at a track that means a…
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It all started with an unexpected call: Todd marks 10 years with Kalitta team

Ten years ago during the spring NHRA event in Las Vegas, J.R. Todd was at home in Indianapolis when he got the phone call that changed his life. He wasted no time getting on an airplane to make it a reality.
12 Apr 2024
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J.R. Todd
Ten years ago during the spring NHRA event in Las Vegas, J.R. Todd was a part-time Top Fuel driver sitting in Indianapolis watching college basketball on television. Then on Friday evening of the spring Las Vegas race, his life would change forever…
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Behind the Scenes with the winners of the NHRA Arizona Nationals

Go behind the scenes with the winners of the NHRA Arizona Nationals as they celebrate their victories with their teams and one another and accept congratulations from their vanquished final-round foes.
10 Apr 2024
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Strong start has Austin Prock feeling good ahead of NHRA 4-Wide Nationals

Less than a week after his first NHRA Mission Foods Drag Racing Series Funny Car win, Austin Prock has a chance to keep rolling at this weekend’s NHRA 4-Wide Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
10 Apr 2024
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Austin Prock
Less than a week after his first NHRA Mission Foods Drag Racing Series Funny Car win, Austin Prock has a chance to keep rolling at this weekend’s NHRA 4-Wide Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. The 2019 NHRA Rookie of the Year…
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Weekend Rewind: 2024 Arizona Nationals

The 2024 edition of the NHRA Arizona Nationals capped a busy weekend filled with drama, action, upsets, and familiar faces in the winner's circle. Here's a quick look back at the action from Firebird Motorsports Park.
10 Apr 2024
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Monise captures first win in Legends Legends Nitro Series in Phoenix

Geoff Monise pulled off an upset in the final of the Modern Warriors Legends Nitro Series at the NHRA Arizona Nationals, beating Bobby Cottrell, who won the Winternationals crown yesterday. Monise and the Quarter Pounder team denied him a double-win weekend with a 4.75 to 4.81 final-round decision. 
09 Apr 2024
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Geoff Monise
Geoff Monise pulled off an upset in the final of the Modern Warriors Legends Nitro Series, beating Bobby Cottrell, who won the Winternationals crown yesterday. Monise and the Quarter Pounder team denied him a double-win weekend…
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Top Fuel's Tony Stewart feeling surge of momentum heading into Las Vegas

Returning to the site of his first victory as an NHRA competitor, racing legend and Top Fuel rookie Tony Stewart also enters this weekend’s NHRA Four-Wide Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway with some newfound momentum.
09 Apr 2024
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Tony Stewart
Returning to the site of his first victory as an NHRA competitor, racing legend and Top Fuel rookie Tony Stewart also enters this weekend’s NHRA Four-Wide Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway with some newfound momentum. The…
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5 things we learned at the NHRA Arizona Nationals

The NHRA Arizona Nationals was a wild weekend of racing with so much going on with the Pomona completion, the Mission Challenge, and the race itself, a lot of people had the chance to shine, and many of them did. Here's a look at five things that stuck with us.
08 Apr 2024
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
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5 things
The NHRA Arizona Nationals was a wild weekend of racing with so much going on with the Pomona completion, the Mission Challenge, and the race itself, a lot of people had the chance to shine, and many of them did. Here's a look at five things that…
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Matt Hagan, Erica Enders gunning for 50th career victories at Arizona Nationals

Matt Hagan and Erica Enders each need just one win to become the 17th pro driver with 50 tour victories and, obviously, we could get Nos. 17 and 18 within a few minutes of one another at the NHRA Arizona Nationals.
06 Apr 2024
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
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50 wins
Matt Hagan and Erica Enders each need just one win to become the 17th pro driver with 50 tour victories and, obviously, we could get Nos. 17 and 18 within a few minutes of one another at the NHRA Arizona Nationals. In Funny Car, Force, Robert…
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When it comes to delayed finals, Ashley and Schumacher are both old hands

When it comes to weather-delayed final rounds, both Tony Schumacher and Justin Ashley, who will battle it out for Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals honors on Saturday in Phoenix, are seasoned veterans.
06 Apr 2024
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
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Schumacher and Ashley
If late, great rocker Tom Petty is right, “the waiting is the hardest part,” but when it comes to weather-delayed final rounds, both Tony Schumacher and Justin Ashley are seasoned veterans. The duo, who will contest the Top Fuel final from the…
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New car has Krista Baldwin excited about what's ahead this season in Top Fuel

It only took Krista Baldwin one weekend in Pomona to realize what she’d been missing in her first four seasons in Top Fuel.
05 Apr 2024
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
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Krista Baldwin
It only took Krista Baldwin one weekend in Pomona to realize what she’d been missing in her first four seasons in Top Fuel. The granddaughter of quarter-mile legend Chris “the Greek” Karamesines and daughter of late Top Fuel driver Bobby Baldwin…
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Troy Coughlin Jr. looks to get 2024 season on track at NHRA Arizona Nationals

Pro Stock standout Troy Coughlin Jr. returns to Firebird Motorsports Park this weekend with hopes to capitalize on his success at last season’s NHRA Arizona Nationals.
05 Apr 2024
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Troy Coughlin Jr.
Pro Stock standout Troy Coughlin Jr. returns to Firebird Motorsports Park this weekend with hopes to capitalize on his success at last season’s NHRA Arizona Nationals. Last year, Coughlin earned the first Mission #2Fast2Tasty NHRA Challenge race…
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Top 5 Moments from the 2019 NHRA Arizona Nationals

Take a trip back in time five years to the 2019 NHRA Arizona Nationals, where wild runs and upsets were the order of the day.
04 Apr 2024
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Ron Capps returns to Phoenix for 30th anniversary of first NHRA start

Former NHRA champion Ron Capps has been a staple within the Funny Car ranks for three decades, and this weekend’s 39th annual NHRA Arizona Nationals at Firebird Motorsports Park will celebrate the 30-year anniversary of his first NHRA start.
03 Apr 2024
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Ron Capps
Former NHRA champion Ron Capps has been a staple within the Funny Car ranks for three decades, and this weekend’s 39th annual NHRA Arizona Nationals at Firebird Motorsports Park will celebrate the 30-year anniversary of his first NHRA start.…
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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
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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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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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