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J.R. Todd discusses preparation for 2020 Funny Car season

J.R. Todd joined Lewis Bloom in the Wally Parks Studio via Skype to talk about the upcoming Funny Car season as he chases his second world championship in his DHL Toyota Camry.
28 Jan 2020
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Catch all the action and interviews on NHRA.tv all season long, including the Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals. Pomona kicks off the 2020 season in February -- you can catch all the action on NHRA.tv…
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Nitro teams begin westward trek for pre-season testing in Las Vegas, Phoenix

Top Fuel and Funny Car teams across the country are loading up their rigs and heading west for pre-season testing this weekend. The troops will be split, with some opting to run at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway and a smaller group choosing Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park outside of Phoenix.
28 Jan 2020
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Nostalgia Pro Stocker exhibition will add to 60th Winternationals celebration

28 Jan 2020
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
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Eight vintage Pro Stock machines will add to the magic of the 60th annual Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals presented by ProtectTheHarvest.com, making wheelstanding, gear-jamming passes down the famed quarter-mile at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona. The…
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DSR, Brown announce formation of AB Motorsports; Global joins new endeavor

The 2020 season will be a huge one for Antron Brown, who will use the year to begin a transition to team owner of AB Motorsports, which will be a subsidiary of Don Schumacher Racing. Brian Corradi will return as his crew chief and Global Electronic Technology will join the team as a major associate sponsor.
28 Jan 2020
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Steamfitters UA Local #602 continues partnership with Kelly Clontz Racing  

The husband and wife Pro Stock Motorcycle team of Chris and Kelly Clontz have renewed their partnership with Steamfitters UA Local #602 to sponsor the Kelly Clontz Racing Suzuki in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series.
27 Jan 2020
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Kelly Clontz
The husband and wife Pro Stock Motorcycle team of Chris and Kelly Clontz have renewed their partnership with Steamfitters UA Local #602 to sponsor the Kelly Clontz Racing Suzuki in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series. “We are thrilled to…
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Renew your 2021 NHRA race tickets and get an NHRA legend mini-helmet!

NHRA race fans who renew their tickets this season at select Mello Yello Drag Racing Series national events for 2021 will receive an NHRA Legend mini-helmet.
27 Jan 2020
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Helmets
NHRA race fans who renew their tickets this season at select Mello Yello Drag Racing Series national events for 2021 will receive an NHRA Legend mini-helmet. The 2021 season will salute NHRA’s 70th anniversary and the events so now’s your chance to…
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Pro Stock class continues to grow with addition of new Elite driver Marty Robertson

There will be several new faces in the Pro Stock class this season including former drag radial standout Marty Robertson, who has announced a full-season program with the Elite Motorsports team.
27 Jan 2020
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
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There will be several new faces in the Pro Stock class this season including former drag radial standout Marty Robertson, who has announced a full-season program with the Elite Motorsports team. Robertson, native of Ft. Worth, Texas, has dreamed…
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Build your race car with these parts and get paid to win in 2020!

Participate with NHRA Contingency in 2020 to get paid to win as the new season begins.
27 Jan 2020
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NHRA Contingency
Want to get paid to win, outrun the competition, and develop state-of-the-art performance parts? Perfect, so do the manufacturers that have joined the NHRA Contingency Program — and they want you on their team. Wait. What? The NHRA’s…
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Winternationals Nostalgia Funny Car exhibition will showcase exciting class

NHRA Funny Car veteran Jeff Arend joined Lewis Bloom in the Wally Parks NHRA Studio to talk about the upcoming Nostalgia Funny Car exhibitions he is organizing for the 60th annual Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals and to give some insight into the exciting class.
26 Jan 2020
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Jeff Arend
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Enjoy the 60th annual Winternationals in style with Top Eliminator Club tickets

Single-day and full-event tickets are still available for the Top Eliminator Club at Auto Club Raceway for the 60th annual Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals. In addition to prime seating, meals, and unparalleled amenities, guests in the TEC Club will have exclusive meet and greet opportunities with racers.
24 Jan 2020
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Top Eliminator Club
The 2020 Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals presented by ProtectTheHarvest promises to be one of the great races in the event’s 60-year history, and race fans can enjoy it from their front-row seats and experience other incredible comforts and amenities…
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How the most successful grassroots marketing partnership in motorsports works

Find out how you can take advantage of the NHRA Contingency program as we get ready for the 2020 Mello Yello Drag Racing season.
24 Jan 2020
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NHRA Contingency
The NHRA Contingency program is a grassroots marketing partnership that dates back to 1966. It connects racers who buy parts with manufacturers looking to sell and market performance products. Every weekend from February to November there are NHRA…
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Danny Hood to tune John Force, Joe Barlam joins John Force Racing

John Force Racing announced its full crew chief and driver lineup ahead of the 2020 Mello Yello NHRA Drag Racing season.
23 Jan 2020
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John Force Racing
Danny Hood, son-in-law of John Force, will take over as crew chief of the PEAK BlueDEF Chevy Camaro to start the 2020 Mello Yello NHRA Drag Racing season. That's one of two major announcements unveiled by John Force Racing, including Joe Barlam…
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John Force Racing, PEAK host industry night ahead of 2020 season

John Force Racing and PEAK Antifreeze played host to MPMC guests at its sprawling Yorba Linda headquarters on the eve of the 2020 Mello Yello NHRA Drag Racing season.
23 Jan 2020
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John Force Racing and PEAK Antifreeze welcomed attendees from the MPMC at its Yorba Linda headquarters Wednesday night ahead of the 2020 Mello Yello NHRA Drag Racing season. The championship race team hosted more than 100 representatives of media…
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Say hello to “Kid Chaos” as Kyle Koretsky prepares for Pro Stock debut

Second-generation racer Kyle Koretsky preparing to make his Pro Stock debut in Gainesville behind the wheel of KB Racing-powered Nitro Fish Camaro.
23 Jan 2020
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
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More than a decade after Kenny Koretsky made his final competitive runs down a dragstrip, his son, Kyle Koretsky, is now preparing to make his debut in the NHRA Pro Stock class. Kyle, 30, will be racing a Chevy Camaro prepared by the Mooresville, N.…
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Flav-R-Pac signs on as John Force Racing partner

Flav-R-Pac will join Monster Energy as a primary sponsor of Brittany Force’s Top Fuel dragster in the 2020 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing season and will have top billing for 10 races of the upcoming season. 
23 Jan 2020
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Flav-R-Pac will join Monster Energy as a primary sponsor of Brittany Force’s Top Fuel dragster in the 2020 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing season. Flav-R-Pac is an industry leader in packaged frozen fruits and vegetables and is a recognized brand of…
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2020 NHRA Jr. Drag Racing League Conference Finals set for Tulsa, Bristol

The dates and sites for the 2020 NHRA Jr. Drag Racing League Conferences Finals have been announced. The Western Conference Finals will once again take place at Osage Tulsa Raceway Park June 22-26, and the Eastern Conference Finals returns to Bristol Dragway July 12-18.
23 Jan 2020
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Jr Drag Racing League
The two premier events for the NHRA Summit Racing Jr. Drag Racing League, the wildly popular series for young NHRA racers, will return to familiar surroundings for the 2020 season. The Western Conference Finals will once again take place at Osage…
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Monster Energy returns to John Force Racing with multi-year deal

Monster Energy and John Force Racing have partnered for a multi-year deal beginning in the 2020 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing season. Monster Energy will be the primary sponsor on 2017 world champion Brittany Force’s Top Fuel dragster for 12 races. 
23 Jan 2020
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Brittany Force
Monster Energy and John Force Racing have partnered for a multi-year deal beginning in the 2020 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing season. Monster Energy, who originally joined the John Force Racing family in 2015, returns home as the primary sponsor on…
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WFO Radio NHRA Podcast: Jason Line

22 Jan 2020
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This week on WFO Radio NHRA Podcast, three-time NHRA Pro Stock champion Jason Line discusses his decision to step away from driving in Pro Stock, and his “Finish Line” tour. Line also discusses a campaign to bring back championship points for world…
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Kalitta Motorsports will field two Top Fuelers and a Funny Car in 2020

Kalitta Motorsports will again field a three-car team in 2020, with Doug Kalitta and Shawn Langdon in Top Fuel and J.R. Todd competing in Funny Car.
22 Jan 2020
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After a busy off-season in which Kalitta Motorsports added or extended sponsorship relationships with nearly a half-dozen marketing partners, the multi-time world championship-winning organization is ready to get back on the track. The 2020 NHRA…
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NHRA announces changes to Countdown to the Championship points structure

In 2020, competitors in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series may earn their way into the Countdown to the Championship, NHRA’s version of the playoffs, by one of two ways.
22 Jan 2020
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The NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series Countdown to the Championship will see some new elements this year. Competitors in the premier series may earn their way into the Countdown to the Championship, NHRA’s version of the playoffs, by one of two…
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Alexis DeJoria revs up her return to racing with ROKiT Phones and ABK Beer

NHRA Funny Car star Alexis DeJoria has announced multi-year sponsorship deals with ROKiT Phones and ABK Beer is support of her return to the Funny Car class after a two-year absence. DeJoria's ROKiT Toyota Camry Funny Car will be tuned by former world champ Del Worsham.
21 Jan 2020
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Alexis DeJoria
NHRA Funny Car star Alexis DeJoria announced today a multi-year sponsorship deal with two high profile sponsors, ROKiT Phones and ABK Beer. ROKiT Phones,  creators of glasses-free 3D smartphones, and the award-winning, 700-year-old Bavarian…
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Adam Sorokin excited to bring throwback Top Fueler to 60th Winternationals

Adam Sorokin, driver of the Champion Speed Shop Nostalgia Top Fuel dragster, joined NHRA's Lewis Bloom in the Wally Parks NHRA Studio to talk about the exciting nostalgia drag racing scene and about the upcoming exhibition passes at the Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals.
20 Jan 2020
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Adam Sorokin
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Hawaii Sports Hall of Fame to honor legendary NHRA team owner Roland Leong

Roland Leong, one of the most successful NHRA team owners of the 1960s, ’70s, and ’80s, will be enshrined into the Hawaii Sports Hall of Fame at a ceremony in May at the Honolulu Country Club.
17 Jan 2020
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Roland Leong
Roland Leong, one of the most successful NHRA team owners of the 1960s, ’70s, and ’80s, will be enshrined into the Hawaii Sports Hall of Fame at a ceremony in May at the Honolulu Country Club. Leong will be joined by fellow inductees surfer Ben…
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Rick Henkelman Racing, Mitch Myers form two-car A/Fuel team for 2020

Rick Henkelman and Mitch Myers have joined forces and will field a powerhouse two-car A/Fuel Dragster team in 2020. Henkelman's car will continue to be driven by veteran driver Garrett Bateman while former world champ Myers wheels his own car.
16 Jan 2020
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Rick Henkelman
It may have taken 41 years, but what started out as two competitors at a sand drag race in Hanford, Calif., in 1979 has now given birth to a powerhouse two-car A/Fuel Dragster team in 2020.  Rick Henkelman and Mitch Myers own numerous NHRA…
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Jason Line to retire from Pro Stock driving duties after 2020 season

Three-time NHRA Pro Stock champion Jason Line will retire from Pro Stock driving after the 2020 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season.
15 Jan 2020
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Jason Line
Three-time NHRA Pro Stock champion Jason Line will retire from Pro Stock driving after the 2020 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season. With NHRA celebrating 50 years of Pro Stock this year, and Line turning 50 and having 50 Pro Stock wins to…
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Nostalgia Top Fuelers and Funny Cars will add to 60th Winternationals celebration

Nitro-burning nostalgiaTop Fuel dragsters and Funny Car will make exhibition passes Friday and Saturday of the season-opening 60th annual Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals presented by ProtectTheHarvest.com.
15 Jan 2020
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
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Nitro-burning throwback Top Fuel dragsters and Funny Car from the NHRA Hot Rod Heritage Series will make exhibition passes Friday and Saturday of the season-opening 60th annual Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals presented by ProtectTheHarvest.com…
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Duane Shields and Muscle Milk team up for 2020

Duane Shields, the 2011 NHRA Top Alcohol Dragster world champion, will team up with Muscle Milk for the 2020 season.
13 Jan 2020
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Duane Shields, the 2011 NHRA Top Alcohol Dragster world champion, will team up with Muscle Milk for the 2020 season. The multiyear agreement will allow Shields to showcase the Muscle Milk brand on his A/Fuel Dragster to fans in a 20-race schedule…
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Pre-season Pro Stock testing begins in Florida

The Elite Motorsports team continues their preparation for Pro Stock’s 50th anniversary celebration with an extended test session at Bradenton Motorsport Park. Elite regulars Erica Enders, Jeg Coughlin Jr. ,Alex Laughlin, and Aaron Stanfield are joined by newcomers Brandon Foster and Marty Robertson.
13 Jan 2020
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
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The distinct rumble of 500-cid NHRA Pro Stock engines could be heard this morning at Florida’s Bradenton Motorsports Park where the championship winning Elite Motorsports team kicked off pre-season testing with their fleet of 210-mph hot rods. For…
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Motorsports developers sign purchase agreement to buy Maple Grove Raceway

Motorsports Developers of King of Prussia has a contract to purchase Maple Grove Raceway and plan to invest in the facility to ensure that it remains a premier world-class drag racing facility. 
13 Jan 2020
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Maple Grove Raceway
Last week, the Reading Eagle reported that Motorsports Developers of King of Prussia has a contract to purchase Maple Grove Raceway, which is exciting news for racers and fans. Motorsports Developers partners Chris Winter, Joseph Casella and Jordan…
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Tommy Johnson Jr. to campaign the MD Anderson Dodge Funny Car in 2020

The Funny Car driven by Tommy Johnson Jr. will sport a new, yet familiar, look the next time it hits the dragstrip. Throughout the 2020 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season, Johnson will represent The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.
13 Jan 2020
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Tommy Johnson Jr.
The Funny Car driven by Tommy Johnson Jr. will sport a new, yet familiar, look the next time it hits the dragstrip. Throughout the 2020 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season, Johnson will represent The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer…
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