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Pro Stock Motorcycle Countdown preview: A repeat champ or someone new?

Just four riders in this year’s Countdown to the Championship have previously won a Pro Stock Motorcycle championship, including current points leader Matt Smith. But is this the year to welcome someone new to the club? If so, who will it be?
15 Sep 2022
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
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Pro Stock Motorcycle Countdown
Of the 10 riders who are competing in this year’s Countdown to the Championship playoffs in the Pro Stock Motorcycle class, just four — Matt Smith, Eddie Krawiec, Angelle Sampey, and Jerry Savoie — have previously won a championship. So, what are…
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Veteran Funny Car pilot Phil Burkart Jr. aiming for rare 'double' in Reading

Phil Burkart Jr. will attempt an unprecedented double this weekend at the Pep Boys NHRA Nationals as he looks for victories in both a nitro Funny Car and a Top Alcohol Funny Car.
14 Sep 2022
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Phil Burkart Jr.
Phil Burkart Jr. will attempt an unprecedented double this weekend at the Pep Boys NHRA Nationals as he looks for victories in both a nitro Funny Car and a Top Alcohol Funny Car. In the 71-year history of the sport, only past world champion Pat…
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Antron Brown rolling at right time as playoffs open at Pep Boys NHRA Nationals

Whatever difficulties Antron Brown and his team endured early in the 2022 season appear to have been erased, putting the three-time Top Fuel world champion back on track to compete for another world title.
14 Sep 2022
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Antron Brown
Whatever difficulties Antron Brown and his team endured early in the 2022 NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series season appear to have been erased, putting the three-time Top Fuel world champion back on track to compete for another world title.…
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Pro Stock Countdown preview: After a dominant 2022, what's next for Enders?

History is on the side of Erica Enders because five times in the last six years, and six times overall, the top seed entering the playoffs has delivered a championship in the Pro Stock class.
14 Sep 2022
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
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Erica Enders
During her near 20-year career as a Pro, Erica Enders has seen just about everything when it comes to winning (and not winning) the NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series Pro Stock title. During her first championship run in 2014,…
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Indy champs Brown and Capps shift focus to upcoming Countdown playoffs

U.S. Nationals winners Antron Brown and Ron Capps head into the Countdown to the Championship on a high note. Brown and NAPA crew chief Dean Antonelli discuss their plans to keep pace during the playoffs
13 Sep 2022
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Funny Car Countdown preview: Can Robert Hight beat the curse of No. 1 seed curse?

Over the last decade, the top seed in the Funny Car Countdown has won the championship just four times over the previous 13 Countdown playoffs. Can Robert Hight reverse that course and go wire to wire?
13 Sep 2022
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
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Robert Hight
Although the top seed in the last two NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series Funny Car Countdown to the Championship battles has emerged as the world champion at season’s end, unlike in Top Fuel, that’s far from the norm in Funny Car. In fact,…
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Top Fuel Countdown preview: Can the No. 1 spot pay off (as usual) for Brittany Force?

Nine times in the last 13 seasons, the top seed in the Countdown to the Championship has gone on to win the Top Fuel world championship. WIll current points leader Brittany Force make it 10 this year, or will Steve Torrence rebound for a fifth straight title?
12 Sep 2022
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
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Brittany Force
For the first time in her career, Brittany Force will enter the NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series Countdown to the Championship as the top seed in Top Fuel in pursuit of a second world championship. She owns a 20-point edge over second-place…
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Kenny Carson begins pursuing his Top Fuel dream in Super Comp at Indy

Drag racing is in Kenny Carson’s blood and his ultimate goal is to race Top Fuel one day. At this year’s Dodge ower brokers NHRA U.S. Nationals, hegot the chance to drive the family’s dragster in Super Comp, where he went rounds in the stout field.
09 Sep 2022
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Behind the Scenes at the Dodge Power Brokers NHRA U.S. Nationals

Go behind the scenes at the Dodge Power Brokers NHRA U.S. Nationals, where first-time Indy winners, a milestone victory, and other feel-good-moments were captured at the top end Monday afternoon.
08 Sep 2022
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Weekend Rewind: Highlights from the Dodge Power Brokers NHRA U.S. Nationals

Relive some of the magical moments from the 2022 Dodge Power Brokers NHRA U.S. Nationals in this complication video. Great racing, exciting finishes, and new champions were crowned.
08 Sep 2022
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Greg Anderson's historic 100th win appropriately came on the sport's biggest stage

Greg Anderson became just the second NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series star to reach triple digits with his 100th win at the Dodge Power Brokers NHRA U.S. Nationals, a victory that also was his seventh at the sport's biggest event.
08 Sep 2022
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Greg Anderson
When Greg Anderson earned the first Pro Stock win of his career at Bristol Dragway in 2001, he didn't have an inkling of what would come over the course of the next two decades. On Monday at the 68th annual Dodge Power Brokers NHRA U.S. Nationals,…
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Five things we learned at the Dodge Power Brokers NHRA U.S. Nationals

With six days of competition and nearly 950 entries, we quite obviously learned a lot at the Dodge Power Brokers NHRA U.S. Nationals, but here are five things from the Big Go that stand out.
06 Sep 2022
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
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Five things
TEAM OWNERSHIP AGREES WITH ANTRON BROWN AND RON CAPPS Antron Brown and Ron Capps will both readily admit that they were a bit apprehensive about prospect of team ownership this season. In fact, there have been…
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New car blues? Not for Bo Butner as he pursues an elusive Indy double

Bo Butner has a new Pro Stock car at the Dodge Power Brokers U.S. Nationals and he's also winning rounds in the Super Gas class, raising the prospect of an Indy double.
04 Sep 2022
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
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Bo Butner
It’s no secret that Bo Butner has struggled this year in his return to Pro Stock with his Johnson’s Horsepowered Garage team but recently the tide has begun to turn and from Buter’s perspective, the timing couldn’t be better since the remaining…
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It's been an eventful weekend already for Funny Car world champ Ron Capps

Defending NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series Funny Car champ Ron Capps has had an eventful weekend so far at the Dodge Power Brokers NHRA U.S. Nationals as he continues to seek his first Indy win.
04 Sep 2022
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Scotty Pollacheck grateful to make Indy return and hoping for more

Scotty Pollacheck, one of the most popular riders in the NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle class, has made his 2022 season debut at the Dodge Power Brokers NHRA U.S. Nationals and he's as happy to be back as the fans are to have him.
03 Sep 2022
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
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Scotty Pollacheck
It took almost a decade for Scotty Pollacheck to get his first Pro Stock Motorcycle victory, but when it finally happened it was well worth the wait. Pollacheck won the 2020 U.S. Nationals title and followed with a second win in Atlanta a year later…
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Clay Millican and Parts Plus team ready to Ware 'em out for new team owner

Clay Millican and the Parts Plus Top Fuel team have new life and excitement after NASCAR and IndyCar team owner Rick Ware purchased the team from Doug Stringer last week, opening them up to a world of new possibilities.
03 Sep 2022
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
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Clay Millican
The team shirt is now blue instead of purple and the incandescent and ever-present smile is a little wider, but otherwise, Clay Millican looks the same despite the seismic change in the team’s fortunes after NASCAR and IndyCar team owner Rick Ware…
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'Real racers go to Indy.' It's why Scott Palmer is racing at this year's 'Big Go'

The biggest Top Fuel Indy field in a decade has assembled for the Dodge Power Brokers NHRA U.S. Nationals, and two of the 25 cars belong to Scott Palmer, who wouldn’t even be still racing Top Fuel if not for the inspiration that Pro Stock team owner Ken Black gave him 17 years ago.
02 Sep 2022
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
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Scott Palmer
The biggest Top Fuel Indy field in a decade has assembled at Lucas Oil Indianapolis Raceway Park for the Dodge Power Brokers NHRA U.S. Nationals, and two of the 25 cars belong to Scott Palmer, who wouldn’t even be still racing Top Fuel if not for…
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Defending Indy winner Eddie Krawiec still looking for milestone 50th victory

The next victory for Pro Stock Motorcycle racer Eddie Krawiec will be a big one, as the four-time world champion is one win away from his 50th career NHRA victory.
02 Sep 2022
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Eddie Krawiec
The next victory for Pro Stock Motorcycle racer Eddie Krawiec will be a big one, as the four-time world champion is one win away from his 50th career NHRA victory. The fact that the milestone victory could come during the biggest race of the year,…
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Four Top Fuel standouts ready to finish Pep Boys Top Fuel All-Star Callout

Eliminations for the prestigious Dodge Power Brokers NHRA U.S. Nationals take place on Monday at Lucas Oil Indianapolis Raceway Park, but the competition starts even earlier for four Top Fuel standouts.
01 Sep 2022
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Pep Boys Top Fuel All-Star Callout
Eliminations for the prestigious Dodge Power Brokers NHRA U.S. Nationals take place on Monday at Lucas Oil Indianapolis Raceway Park, but the competition starts even earlier for four Top Fuel standouts. Current points leader Brittany Force, four-…
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Steve Torrence seeks back-to-back Indy Top Fuel victories, Pep Boys Callout win

Four-time defending Top Fuel world champion Steve Torrence knows all about racing in big moments, but none of them can top winning at the prestigious Dodge Power Brokers NHRA U.S. Nationals.
31 Aug 2022
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Steve Torrence
As the four-time defending Top Fuel world champion, Steve Torrence knows all about racing in big moments. But none of them can top winning at the prestigious 68th annual Dodge Power Brokers NHRA U.S. Nationals, which takes place this weekend at…
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Ron Capps and the NAPA team ready to take their best shot at an Indy title

Ron Capps is still looking for an elusive U.S. Nationals Funny Car victory and in his first year as a team owner, he's got a strong chance to fulfill that goal as we check in with the NAPA Toyota team ahead of NHRA's biggest event.
31 Aug 2022
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A look inside Brownsburg's newest racing business, Precision Built Race Cars

Joe Fitzpatrick and Dan Murphy, who previously worked as fabricators and chassis builders at Don Schumacher Racing, have gone into business for themselves, launching Precision Built Race Cars in Brownsburg, Ind.
27 Aug 2022
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Kalitta Air welcomes its crews to Employee Appreciation Day

24 Aug 2022
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WATCH: Behind the Scenes with the winners at the Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals

Steve Torrence and Bob Tasca III walked away as the respective winners in Top Fuel and Funny Car at the Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals, but not before some raucous celebrating with their crews and receiving congratulations from their vanquished foes at the top end.
24 Aug 2022
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behind the Scenes with the winners at the Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals
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Tricky Tipster: Pep Boys Top Fuel and Funny Car Allstar Callouts

24 Aug 2022
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
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Pep Boys Top Fuel and Funny Car Allstar Callouts
The upcoming Dodge Power Brokers NHRA U.S. Nationals is packed with extra features and special events, not the least of which is the Pep Boys NHRA All-Star Callout for nitro Funny Cars and the completion of the Top Fuel event from Gainesville.…
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Weekend Rewind: Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals

Explosive racing action, big upsets, and triumphant winners all made for an exciting weekend of racing at the Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals. Relive the magic in our Weekend Rewind video.
23 Aug 2022
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Five things we learned at the Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals

With the playoffs on the horizon, action heated up at the Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals as the NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series tour made its annual stop at rustic Brainerd Int’l Raceway. Here are five things we learned.
22 Aug 2022
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
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Steve Torrence
With the playoffs on the horizon, action heated up at the Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals as the NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series tour made its annual stop at rustic Brainerd Int’l Raceway. Here are five things we learned. STEVE TORRENCE WAS…
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Having fun is a given, but what Krista Baldwin really wants is to be competitive in Top Fuel

Two years into her Top Fuel journey, third-generation driver Krista Baldwin is making steady progress and she’s enjoying every moment of it.
20 Aug 2022
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
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Krista Baldwin
There is a contradiction that defines Krista Baldwin. On one hand, she might well be the most bubbly, outgoing and friendly individual ever to race a nitro car, but the ever-present smile masks a serious racer who wants nothing more than to compete…
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Funny Car champ Capps enjoys special atmosphere of Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals

There are several reasons why Brainerd Int'l Raceway is a special place for reigning Funny Car world champion Ron Capps, especially the “Capps Corner” portion of “the Zoo” campgrounds, which is filled with Capps aficionados, and they’ll be out in full force this weekend at the Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals.
18 Aug 2022
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Ron Capps
There are several reasons why Brainerd Int'l Raceway is a special place for reigning Funny Car world champion Ron Capps, but the incredible atmosphere at the facility is certainly among them. He’s eager to experience it at this weekend’s 40th annual…
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After monumental win, Top Fuel’s Antron Brown looks to keep rolling in Brainerd

Antron Brown’s first year as a team owner has been anything but easy, but following the Top Fuel star’s first win of the season — and as a team owner last Sunday in Topeka — things are starting to click for the three-time world champ.
18 Aug 2022
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Antron Brown
Antron Brown’s first year as a team owner has been anything but easy, but following the Top Fuel star’s first win of the season — and as a team owner last Sunday in Topeka — things are starting to click for the three-time world champ. Racing just…
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