The 2020 season of the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series launches again with two rounds of qualifying and four rounds of eliminations at the E3 Spark Plugs NHRA Nationals at Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis.
Jack Beckman used the break in racing action to offer a master's class on drag racing's early years: 1950-1959. These TED-talk-like lectures will continue to cover the early-’60s, but for those who may have missed them we present them in one easy to find location.
There are few sights more thrilling than a drag racing car hooking up hard enough to lift the front tires off the ground as the car appears to fly off of the starting line, but sometimes too much of a good thing can lead to some wheelie big problems.
The thrill of victory is like no other in motorsports, and NHRA Drag Racers can’t wait to get back to experiencing that winning feeling this summer. Here’s a look back at great NHRA victory celebrations over the decades from the NHRA National Dragster archives.
If all he ever did was become the first NHRA driver to exceed 300 mph in NHRA competition, Kenny Bernstein's name would forever be etched in the record books, but he accomplished so much more than that. Here's a photographic look at his career with images from the NHRA National Dragster library.
What’s in a name? While the flanks of today’s race cars are more likely to be emblazoned with the logo of a sponsor or the name of the team, car names back in the 1960s and ‘70s were the calling cards and public faces for many operations. Here's a gallery of some of the more colorful from the National Dragster archives.
Shrouded in secrecy, Chevrolet’s Pro Stock Drag Race Competition Engine (DRCE) evolved the big-block Chevy into a 1,400-hp, 10,000-rpm, naturally aspirated motorsport weapon one race weekend at a time.
Drag racing's winningest driver, John Force, is celebrating his birthday today, and we're celebrating right along with him with the gallery of candid Force photos. The 16-time champ is never thrilled to be reminded of his age, so we'll just celebrate it with these 71 images.
We're throwing it back to the 2019 Arby's NHRA Southern Nationals broadcast, featuring Mello Yello Drag Racing Series Top Fuel, Funny Car, and Pro Stock Motorcycle racing. Watch the entire Sunday broadcast—right now.
4/27: It’s 427 day—and in 1963, Chevrolet created two engines to rain down Turbo-Fire on the competition—Footage and photos!
Chevrolet designed two 427-cid big-blocks to take on Dodge, Ford, Mercury, Plymouth, and Pontiac. The NASCAR engine got a single four-barrel, while the NHRA engine had two four-barrel carbs and came in a lightweight Z-11 Impala.
4/26: It’s 426 Hemi day, celebrate this legendary engine's 1964 NHRA U.S. Nationals Super Stock origin—Footage and photos!
In the early ’60s Pontiacs were winning on the dragstrips and superspeedways. Chrysler saw what motorsports had done for the stodgy Pontiac brand, and wanted its own engine to win NHRA and NASCAR races—and with them the hearts of car buyers.
4/21: Not just a date, but a legendary 421-cid Pontiac that changed drag racing forever—Footage and photos!
In the early 1960s Detroit was in a horsepower war. With nearly a dozen car brands offered by the Big Three automakers, the competition for sales was brutal—even between divisions.
It doesn’t matter which class you run, there’s a very strong bet that a tire-warming burnout is part of your pre-run ritual. While there’s a definite performance-related benefit to the smokey spectacular, it’s also become an integral part of the drag racing show.
WATCH! 2019 Mopar Express Lane NHRA SpringNationals presented by Pennzoil—See the highlights and bonus photos
It was all about nitro racing at the 2019 Mopar Express Lane NHRA SpringNationals Presented by Pennzoil. Relive the race highlights in the video link below.
He was known by many names, from "The Texan" to "The Thrill," but it's certainly easier to just call Eddie Hill (and his wife, Ercie) one of the most popular racers of the 1990s.
The NHRA Stock Eliminator class features the greatest collection of classic and modern muscle cars in the world. Today's gallery features some of our current favorites.
Take a look back at some of the Funny Cars that entrenched the class as one of the most popular in NHRA Drag Racing.
During an amazing driving career that lasted nearly four decades, Frank Manzo earned more NHRA Wally trophies than anyone including 17 world championships and 105 national event wins. Stepping out of the drivers seat nearly a decade ago, he's currently the crew chief for the Al-Anabi Pro Mod car driven by Mike Castellana. Here is a look back at some of his most memorable moments.
Watch Tony Schumacher make history with his legendary run at the 2006 Auto Club NHRA Finals—Video and Photo Gallery!
Watch the 2006 Auto Club NHRA Finals broadcast, highlighted by “The Run” and one of the great Funny Car races between John Force and Jack Beckman.
The NHRA National Dragster photo archive is one of the preeminent collections of motorsport and hot rod photos in the world. Born from the vision of Wally Parks, it’s been curated by the NHRA’s in-house Photo Department and used to create every single issue of National Dragster for the last 60 years.
Jeff Taylor has won four world championships and 48 NHRA national events as a driver and countless more as an engine builder and crew chief. Here's a look back at some of his most memorable cars and moments.
Three-time NHRA Top Fuel champion Shirley Muldowney, a pioneering trailblazer for women in motorsports, had a remarkable career behind the wheel and continues to be part of the NHRA family with appearances. Here's a photographic look back at some of the cars and moments of her career.
Take a trip down memory lane with these historic photos of 2016 Funny Car world champion Ron Capps' career, going all the way back to the 1990s.
SAMTech.edu Factory Stock Showdown returns for the 2020 season at the Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals and the NHRA National Dragster photographers have the photos you need to get you ready for the new campaign.
Check out photos from NHRA National Dragster photographer Marc Gewertz from the final day of racing at the NHRA Arizona Nationals in Phoenix.
We've got incredible photos from the final day of the NHRA Arizona Nationals in Phoenix, including images from the winner's celebrations and cars traversing the Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park drag strip that you've got to see.…
NHRA National Dragster photographer Marc Gewertz braved the rain to bring you photos of how teams, and fans, spent the rain delay at the NHRA Arizona Nationals.
Check out these great photos of cars, drivers and fans in the rain at the NHRA Arizona Nationals, the second of 24 stops on the Mello Yello NHRA Drag Racing Series tour.
NHRA National Dragster photographer Marc Gewertz grabbed incredible images on the first day of NHRA Arizona Nationals qualifying and we've got them all in one place for you.
You've seen them hit the strip at the NHRA Arizona Nationals, now take a look under the hood of the cars of the Arizona Big Tire Shootout
The Arizona Big Tire Shootout hit the drag strip at the NHRA Arizona Nationals to help kick off a weekend of racing (which you can watch here), and now you…
NHRA National Dragster photographers Jerry Foss, Marc Gewertz, and Randy Anderson were all over Auto Club Raceway at Pomona to capture the action on and off the track at the 60th annual Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals presented by ProtectTheHarvest.com.
NHRA President Glen Cromwell, left, and Mello Yello's Mike Adams presented championship jackets to 2019 champs Robert Hight, Erica Enders, and Andrew Hines. Top Fuel champ Steve Torrence is not in attendance…
NHRA National Dragster photographers Jerry Foss and Marc Gewertz were all over Auto Club Raceway at Pomona to capture the action on and off the track at the 60th annual Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals presented by ProtectTheHarvest.com.
Great Southern California weather has brought out NHRA fans in large numbers for the season opener in Pomona. NHRA's world-famous open pits allow…