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Head, Lindberg ready to hit it hard from season's start this year

Jim Head and second-year driver Jonnie Lindberg won't get behind the eight ball this year by sitting out early-season races; they'll not only be at Pomona for the season opener but at pre-season testing, too.
22 Jan 2018
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
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Jonnie Lindberg
Were it not for skipping four of the first nine events of the season, including the first two, there’s every reason to believe that Jim Head’s Toyota Funny Car, driven by class rookie Jonnie Lindberg, would have been part of the Countdown to the…
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SealMaster named official pavement maintenance products and equipment sponsor of NHRA

SealMaster, a global leader in the manufacturing and distribution of pavement maintenance products and equipment, has been named the official pavement products and equipment supplier of NHRA.
22 Jan 2018
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SealMaster
SealMaster, a global leader in the manufacturing and distribution of pavement maintenance products and equipment, has been named the official pavement products and equipment supplier of NHRA. The partnership continues to build upon the successful…
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Beckman talks "NHRA In 30: And They Walked Away," continuity, and upcoming season

Funny Car driver Jack Beckman joined Lewis Bloom on Facebook Live to discuss the upcoming Fox Sports 1 special "NHRA In 30: And They Walked Away," while also touching on the quickly approaching NHRA Drag Racing season.
19 Jan 2018
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Jack Beckman
Jack Beckman and Lewis Bloom sat down in the Wally Parks Studio presented by Papa John's to record audio for a new episode of, "NHRA In 30: And They Walked Away," which will debut on FS1 after the Friday night qualifying session of the…
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New issue of NHRA National Dragster: What's New, Glidden, Cromwell, and more

NHRA National Dragster’s second issue of 2018, featuring our annual What’s New story, a Bob Glidden tribute, and an interview with NHRA President Glen Cromwell is online now for NHRA members, and it’s in the mail to homes and shops around the world.
18 Jan 2018
NHRA National Dragster staff
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NHRA National Dragster’s second issue of 2018, featuring our annual What’s New story, is online now for NHRA members, and it’s in the mail to homes and shops around the world. The NHRA National Dragster staff checked in with NHRA Mello Yello…
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Motorcraft to sponsor Tasca Racing Funny Car in 2018

Ford Customer Service Division will be the primary and secondary sponsors for Bob Tasca III’s nitro-powered Mustang Funny Car for 2018, marking a return to the NHRA after a 10-year hiatus.
18 Jan 2018
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Bob Tasca III
Ford Customer Service Division, parent organization for Motorcraft, Omnicraft and Quick Lane Tire & Auto Center, today announces its return to the National Hot Rod Association after a 10-year hiatus. Ford Customer Service Division will be…
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Crampton's Top Fuel dragster to highlight Kalitta Air/DHL partnership

Richie Crampton’s Top Fuel Dragster will display the Kalitta Air and DHL partnership in multiple races for the 2018 season. The scheme is modeled after the co-branded DHL and Kalitta Air 747’s that deliver packages worldwide. 
18 Jan 2018
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Richie Crampton
Richie Crampton’s Top Fuel Dragster will display the Kalitta Air and DHL partnership in multiple races for the 2018 season. The scheme is modeled after the co-branded DHL and Kalitta Air 747’s that deliver packages worldwide.  "The DHL…
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Harris named Enthusiast Relations Manager at NHRA Motorsports Museum

Andrea Lee Harris has been named Enthusiast Relations Manager for the Wally Parks NHRA Motorsports Museum located in Pomona, Calif. With more than 25 years of non-profit museum management experience, Harris is will join museum director Larry Fisher and staff in raising awareness and encouraging support for the museum. 
17 Jan 2018
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NHRA
Andrea Lee Harris has been named Enthusiast Relations Manager for the Wally Parks NHRA Motorsports Museum located in Pomona, Calif. With more than 25 years of non-profit museum management experience, Harris is excited to join museum director Larry…
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NHRA statement on Old Bridge Township Raceway Park, NHRA Summernationals

On Jan. 16, Old Bridge Township Raceway Park in Englishtown, N.J., informed NHRA that it will no longer host any drag racing events at its facility, effective immediately. This includes the 49th annual NHRA Summernationals, scheduled to take place this June.
17 Jan 2018
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Englishtown
Yesterday Old Bridge Township Raceway Park in Englishtown, N.J., informed NHRA that it will no longer host any drag racing events at its facility, effective immediately. This includes the 49th annual NHRA Summernationals, scheduled to take place…
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WFO Radio Parade of Champions continues

17 Jan 2018
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WFO
NHRA champions Joey Severance, Shane Westerfield, David Rampy, and Jay Turner all join the ‘Parade of Champions’ on the WFO Radio NHRA Nitro podcast. NBC Sports Jerry Bonkowski discusses his recent column, and CompetitionPlus editor Bobby Bennett…
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Annual NHRA Spring Training test session in Arizona set for January 31

NHRA Spring Training begins Jan. 30 at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park in Chandler, Ariz., where a large number of teams from Top Fuel all the way to Pro Stock are expected to engage in pre-season testing in advance of the Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals in Pomona.
16 Jan 2018
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J.R. Todd
When testing gets underway at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park in Arizona on Jan. 31, it will look very similar to the annual national event hosted at the same desert track. That’s because an unusually high number of cars from Top Fuel all the way…
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Legendary sports broadcaster Keith Jackson, early supporter of NHRA, dies

Hall of fame sportscaster Keith Jackson, who died Jan, 12 at 89, was a legend in sports broadcasting best known for his work in college football, but he also was one of the earliest to cover NHRA drag racing.
14 Jan 2018
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Keith Jackson
Hall of fame sportscaster Keith Jackson, who died Jan, 12 at 89, was a legend in sports broadcasting best known for his work in college football, but he also was one of the earliest to cover NHRA drag racing. Jackson began his career as a…
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WFO Radio welcomes John Force, Justin Lamb

11 Jan 2018
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WFO
WFO Radio NHRA Nitro is back with John Force and Justin Lamb. Force discusses receiving an honorary doctorate from the University of Northwestern Ohio in recognition of his lifetime achievements in the field of automotive racing and lets us know of…
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Special NHRA in 30: Champions edition airs this Sunday on FS2

On Sunday, Jan 14, FS2 will air a special 30-minute NHRA program saluting 2017 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series champs Brittany Force, Robert Hight, Bo Butner, and Eddie Krawiec.
10 Jan 2018
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FS2 will air a special 30-minute NHRA program on Sunday, Jan 14 at 7 p.m., saluting 2017 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series champs Brittany Force, Robert Hight, Bo Butner, and Eddie Krawiec. NHRA’s Lewis Bloom, John Kernan, and Tony…
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Prock, Husen preview changes to cars of Hight, Force ahead of 2018 season

After John Force Racing clinched both the Top Fuel and Funny Car championships at Pomona, the team had very little time to celebrate and relax.
10 Jan 2018
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Jimmy Prock
Crew chiefs Jimmy Prock and Brian Husen discuss changes to the cars of Robert Hight and Brittany Force as the Mello Yello NHRA Drag Racing Series approaches, reports Indy bureau chief John Kernan.
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John Force accepts honorary doctorate from University of Northwestern Ohio

The winningest driver in NHRA Drag Racing history toured the UNOH campus with Top Fuel champion and daughter Brittany Force after receiving the honorary degree.
10 Jan 2018
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John Force
An emotional and proud John Force, legendary NHRA Funny Car driver, accepted an honorary doctorate today at the University of Northwestern Ohio in a special ceremony presided over by university president Dr. Jeffery Jarvis. The 16-time NHRA Funny…
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Season prepares to roar to life with Lucas Oil Winternationals

The 2018 Mello Yello NHRA Drag Racing Series will kick with the Lucas Oil Winternationals presented by ProtectTheHarvest.com in Pomona, Feb. 8-11.
09 Jan 2018
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Winternationals
The 2018 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season begins with a thrilling start at its annual iconic opener, the tradition-rich…
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Team intact, Beckman looks to hit the ground running in testing

There are a lot of unknowns entering every drag racing season, but for “Fast Jack” Beckman, his team won’t be one of them as Don Schumacher Racing was able to keep together the entire Infinite Hero Funny Car crew, from crew chiefs John Medlen, Dean Antonelli, and Neal Strasbaugh on down the line.
09 Jan 2018
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
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Jack Beckman
There are a lot of unknowns entering every drag racing season, but for “Fast Jack” Beckman, his team won’t be one of them as Don Schumacher Racing was able to keep together the entire Infinite Hero Funny Car crew, from crew chiefs John Medlen, Dean…
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Reintjes named producer for NHRA on FOX

Emmy Award-winning television producer Steve Reintjes has been named Coordinating Producer for all NHRA television productions and video content.
05 Jan 2018
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FOX
Emmy Award-winning television producer Steve Reintjes has been named Coordinating Producer for all NHRA television productions and video content.  Reintjes will be the producer of all NHRA television programs on FOX, and for producing and…
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NHRA Fan Guide, first 2018 issue of National Dragster, now available online

NHRA National Dragster’s first issue of 2018, the annual Fan Guide, is online now for NHRA members, and it’s in the mail to homes and shops around the world.
04 Jan 2018
NHRA National Dragster staff
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Fan Guide
NHRA National Dragster’s first issue of 2018, the annual Fan Guide, is online now for NHRA members, and it’s in the mail to homes and shops around the world. The Fan Guide provides a wealth of information about the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing…
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McGaha names Hornberger new crew chief; will run full schedule in 2018

Former Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals Pro Stock winner Chris McGaha will run the entire 24-event Mello Yello Drag Racing Series schedule in 2018 and has named Adam Hornberger as the new crew chief for his Harlow Sammons Camaro.
04 Jan 2018
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Chris McGaha
Former Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals Pro Stock winner Chris McGaha, who qualified for the 2017 Mello Yello Countdown to the Championship and finished ninth last season despite only competing in 19 of 24 events, will run the entire 24-event…
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Historic and vintage drag cars go on the auction block

A number of historic and vintage cars will be up for auction Jan. 5-14 at the Mecum Auctions in Kissimmee, Fla., where more than 3,000 classic and collector cars will be on the auction block.
04 Jan 2018
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mecum
A number of historic and vintage cars will be up for auction Jan. 5-14 at the Mecum Auctions in Kissimmee, Fla., where more than 3,000 classic and collector cars will be on the auction block. NHRA fans will be especially intrigued by the 17-…
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2017's Wildest Rides

The 2017 season was filled with unforgettable moments of glory and greatness, but not every trip down the dragstrip went as planned. Here's a look back at some of the wildest rides of the season.
03 Jan 2018
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Four-wide construction progressing at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway

Construction is well under way at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway just North of downtown Las Vegas, providing the opportunity for this update on the progress of the second four-lane dragstrip. 
03 Jan 2018
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Four-Wide racing is coming to The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway when the Denso Auto Parts NHRA Four-Wide Nationals…
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Nobile, Mountain View Pro Stock team set for Pomona return

After a premature end to their 2017 season, the Mountain View Racing Pro Stock team returns for 2018 with a new car and a new attitude.
03 Jan 2018
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
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After sitting out the final five races of the 2017 season, driver Vincent Nobile and the Mountain View Tire & Auto Center team are set to return to the Pro Stock class this season. The Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., based team is expected to take…
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Irwindale Speedway and dragstrip to remain open in Southern California

Irwindale Drag Strip, an NHRA Pacific Division Member Track in Southern California, will remain open and in full operation under a new multi-year agreement.
03 Jan 2018
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Irwindale
Irwindale Drag Strip, an NHRA Pacific Division Member Track, will remain open and in full operation under a new multi-year agreement with a group of motorsports enthusiasts led by Tim Huddleston and Justice Brothers and the property owners at…
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Summit Motorsports Park will get all-concrete racing surface for 2018

Summit Motorsports Park, home of the annual NHRA Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals, will undergo a $1.6-million track reconstruction project that will make it the sixth all-concrete racing surface on the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series schedule.
02 Jan 2018
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Norwalk
Summit Motorsports Park, home of the annual NHRA Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals, will undergo a $1.6-million track reconstruction project that will make it the sixth all-concrete racing surface on the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series…
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18 storylines to follow in the 2018 season

The staff of NHRA National Dragster looks ahead to the 2018 NHRA Drag Racing season, and there's a lot to look forward to. With that in mind, here are 18 topics to get your mind firing on eight cylinders with the season a little more than a month away.
01 Jan 2018
NHRA National Dragster staff
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Terry Clay
Your calendar should now read "2018." As we turn the page on 2017, and all the great memories it gave us, we at NHRA National Dragster start to look forward to the 2018 NHRA Drag Racing season. There's already a lot to look forward to. With that in…
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Happy New Year from the NHRA

The staff of the NHRA joins with the stars of the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series to wish a Happy New Year to the fans, sponsors, race teams, racetracks, and other supporters of the NHRA.
01 Jan 2018
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The Year in Photos: Victory Dances

A popular feature on the NHRA of FOX shows was Walk 1,000 Feet, with reporter Amanda Busick, during which she asked them questions as they walked the strip, and always ended with Busick asking the racer what their "victory dance" would be. Here's the best of the bunch to help you dance your way into the new year.
30 Dec 2017
NHRA National Dragster staff
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Forget the Texas two-step ... Top Fuel title contender Steve Torrence had moves of his own. 11
And check out the stars in action from some early-seasons walks ...  
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Brittany Force selected to All-America Team, wins prestigious Titus award

NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series champion Brittany Force, the first female NHRA Top Fuel world champion in 35 years, has been elected to the American Auto Racing Writers & Broadcasters Association (AARWBA) All-America Team and earned the Jerry Titus Memorial Award.
28 Dec 2017
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Brittany Forcre
NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series champion Brittany Force, the first female NHRA Top Fuel world champion in 35 years, has been elected to the American Auto Racing Writers & Broadcasters Association (AARWBA) All-America Team and earned the…
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