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Nitro Time Machine: Al Hofmann gets the best of John Force at '95 Finals

The rivalry between Al Hofmann and John Force was strong throughout the 1990s including their epic Funny Car battle at the 1995 NHRA Finals in Pomona.
29 Nov 2020
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Nitro Time Machine: That time in Memphis where John Force saw Elvis at 1,000 feet

At the 1992 Memphis race, John Force suffered one of the worst incidents of his long Funny Car career. Unhurt and unfazed, his reaction in this never before seen footage is pure gold.
27 Nov 2020
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Nitro Time Machine: Underdog Bob Gilbertson goes the distance in Houston win

In our latest Nitro Time Machine, go back to Houston in 2000 where Bob Gilbertson scored one for the underdogs when he drove to the Funny Car title over Jerry Toliver.
26 Nov 2020
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Nitro Time Machine: Funny Car racer Jerry Caminito's California adventure

East Coast Funny Car racer Jerry Caminito ventured West for the first time in 1990 to compete in Sonoma and was rewarded with a semifinal finish but it was far from easy. His biggest challenge was just getting to the track.
24 Nov 2020
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Nitro Time Machine: Jim White breaks the 290-mph barrier for Funny Cars

In the latest edition of the NHRA.com Nitro Time Machine, Jim White drives Roland Leong's Hawaiian to the sport's first 290-mph Funny Car run at the Texas Motorplex in 1991.
22 Nov 2020
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Nitro Time Machine: Twin Texas boomers ended Eddie Hill's Top Fuel racing career

Eddie "the Thrill" Hill was one of the most popular Top Fuel drivers of the 1990s and an NHR Top Fuel champ, but his long driving career came to an end after massive back-to-back engine explosions in Dallas and Houston in the fall of 1999.
17 Nov 2020
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Nitro Time Machine: Drama and intensity at the 1992 Chief Nationals in Dallas

The 1992 Chief Nationals in Dallas will long be remembered as one of NHRA's most dramatic national events. Check out all the action here in our latest edition of the Nitro Time Machine.
16 Nov 2020
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Nitro Time Machine: 1969 Springnationals

Dallas International Motor Speedway was a showcase track in the late 1960s and early 1970s and played host to numerous NHRA events, including the 1969 NHRA Springnationals, the subject of today's Nitro Time Machine trip back into history.
09 Nov 2020
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    Read more: The all-too-short life of Dallas Int'l Motor Speedway
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Relive one of the biggest Funny Car blasts in history: Mark Oswald in Dallas in 1990

Long before Mark Oswald was a crew chief on Antron Brown's Top Fueler, he was a successful Top Fuel and Funny Car driver for the Candies & Hughes team but as you'll see this is this clip, tings didn't always go right for Oswald and team.
05 Nov 2020
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Nitro Time Machine: Tony Christian takes Pro Stock honors at 1988 Brainerd race

In this episode of the Nitro Time Machine, we travel back to the 1988 NorthStar Nationals in Brainerd, where Tony Christian won his second of three career Pro Stock Wallys.
04 Nov 2020
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In this episode of the Nitro Time Machine, we travel back to the 1988 NorthStar Nationals in Brainerd, where Tony Christian won his second of three career Pro Stock Wallys.
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Nitro Time Machine: Don Campanello scores first career win at 1986 Gatornats

Don Campanello only won one NHRA national event in his Pro Stock career, but it was a big one as he bagged the title at the 1986 edition of the Gatornationals, defeating Butch Leal in the final. Step into the NHRA Nitro Time Machine to relive that victory.
21 Oct 2020
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  To catch all the action of the 2020  Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals, Sept. 25-27 in person you…
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Nitro Time Machine: Don Prudhomme dominates 1980 Gatornationals action

Funny Car legend Don "the Snake" Prudhomme won the Gatornationals five times in his career, but none were as dominating as his performance in 1980, when he reset the Funny Car national record twice en route to victory.
24 Sep 2020
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  To catch all the action of the 2020  Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals, Sept. 25-27 in person you…
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Nitro Time Machine: "Big Daddy" Don Garlits' historic 270-mph Gatornationals run

At the 1986 Gatornationals, "Big Daddy" Don Garlits debuted Swamp Rat XXX which featured a number of aerodynamic enhancements including unique front nose and a cockpit canopy. By the end of the weekend, he'd made history with the sport's first 270-mph run.
23 Sep 2020
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  To catch all the action of the 2020  Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals, Sept. 25-27 in person you…
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It was a Pro Stock superhero showdown at the 1980 U.S. Nationals

The final foursome in Pro Stock at the 1980 U.S. Nationals included class legends Bob Glidden, Lee Shepherd, Bill Jenkins, and Frank Iaconio in a battle royale. Who won? You'll have to watch the video!
31 Aug 2020
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1978 U.S. Nationals Funny Car flashback: The curious case of Mr. Colson

When Kenny Bernstein was unable to compete in the second round of Funny Car at the 1978 U.S. Nationals, Ron Colson was set to take a bye run into the semifinals in Roland Leong's Monza. But things didn't go exactly as planned.
30 Aug 2020
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50 years ago at Indy, Don Schumacher collected career win No. 1 for his team

Next weekend, either Jack Beckman or Matt Hagan will collect win No. 350 for the Don Schumacher Racing enterprise in the delayed final round of the Lucas OIL NHRA Summernationals. The team's first victory came from the boss, who won Funny Car at the 1970 U.S. Nationals.
27 Aug 2020
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Nitro Time Machine: Joe Smith wins Fuel Bike class at 1974 U.S. Nationals

Hop into the Nitro Time Machine with host Brian Lohnes for a trip back to the 1974 U.S. Nationals, where Joe Smith was the winner in the entertaining Fuel Bike class.
07 Jul 2020
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Nitro Time Machine: Lee Shepherd wins 1980 Cajun Nationals Pro Stock title

Hop into the NHRA Nitro Time Machine with host Brian Lohnes for a trip back to the 1980 NHRA Cajun Nationals, where Lee Shepherd won Pro Stock and Terry Vance the Pro Stock Bike crown.
03 Jul 2020
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Nitro Time Machine: John Force and crew battle back to win 1990 Brainerd event

John Force went from bailing out of his flaming Funny Car at speed to the winner's circle at the 1990 Brainerd event. Hop into the Nitro Time Machine with pilot Brian Lohnes for a trip back to that memorable weekend.
28 Jun 2020
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Nitro Time Machine: Dan Pastorini touches down in Atlanta Top Fuel winner's circle

Former Super Bowl-winning NFL quarterback Dan Pastorini had a brief but successful Top Fuel career in the mid-1980s. Hop into the NHRA Nitro Time Machine for a trip back to the 1986 Southern Nationals to relive the completed passes Pastroni made on his drive to victory.
27 Jun 2020
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Nitro Time Machine Live: Amanda Busick’s Tales From The Top End

NHRA on FOX reporter Amanda Busick joined host Brian Lohnes to share stories, memories, and moments from her time with the NHRA.
25 Jun 2020
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NHRA on FOX reporter Amanda Busick joined host Brian Lohnes to share stories, memories, and moments from her time with the NHRA. Videos of emotional, funny, and poignant times at the far end of the track highlighted the discussion as Amanda…
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Nitro Time Machine: Top Fuel legend Chris Karamesines reaches first final round

Hop into the NHRA Nitro Time Machine with Brian Lohnes for a trip back to Montreal and 1990 and the first career NHRA final-round appearance for Top Fuel legend Chris Karamesines.
12 Jun 2020
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Nitro Time Machine: Chris Karamesines guns for first NHRA Top Fuel victory

NHRA Top Fuel legend Chris Karamesines made it to his first two career final rounds in 1990 and raced Gary Ormsby in both. He lost the first one in Montreal, then got a chance for revenge a few months later in Seattle.
10 Jun 2020
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Nitro Time Machine Live: Brian Lohnes and Jack Beckman talk Top Fuel blowovers

NHRA's Brian Lohnes was joined by past Funny Car champ Jack Beckman for Nitro Time Machine live to take a look at some wild over-backward Top Fuel blowovers.
05 Jun 2020
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  READ AND SEE MORE ABOUT TOP FUEL BLOWOVERS IN THE DRAGSTER INSIDER COLUMN: Top Fuel blowovers, Part 1 Don Garlits, Jimmy King, Jack Martin,…
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Nitro Time Machine: Paul Longnecker's wild blower boomer at the '78 Gators

Climb into the NHRA Nitro Time Machine with host Brian Lohnes for a trip back to the 1978 Gatornationals, where Top Fuel racer Paul Longnecker had a massive supercharger explosion.
24 May 2020
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Nitro Time Machine: Mr. Bazemore's wild ride

Hop into the NHRA Nitro Time Machine with host Brian Lohnes and travel back to the 1993 Springnationals in Columbus, Ohio, and a scary ride for Funny Car racer Whit Bazemore.
22 May 2020
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Nitro Time Machine: John Force's "War Wagon" was state of the art ... in 1990

In 1990, John Force's single-trailer operation was state-of-the-art stuff in Funny Car racing, but 30 years later it would be considered quaint, at best. Famed NHRA announcer and TV personality Steve Evans leads the tour of the trailer and its contents.
14 May 2020
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Nitro Time Machine: Revisiting "Big Daddy" Don Garlits' 1986 Englishtown blowover

"Big Daddy" Don Garlits' blowover wheelstand during Top Fuel qualifying at the 1986 Summernationals is one of the most iconic moments in the class' history. Take a ride back in time to see how legendary announcer Steve Evans described the moment.
09 May 2020
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Topeka '93: How Chuck Etchells picked John Force's pocket for a $25,000 payday

With a $25,000 reward on the line from Castrol GTX for the first four-second Funny Car run, supremely confident Castrol-backed John Force announced that he'd contribute half of the money, thinking he'd be first. He was wrong. Watch how this all plays out.
24 Apr 2020
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  Etchells races to Funny Car's first four Reprinted from the Oct. 15, 1993 issue of National DRAGSTER TOPEKA, Kan. -- Chuck Etchells' Kendall GT-1 Dodge Daytona was in the first pair of Funny Cars that opened…
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Nitro Time Machine: Mark Oswald’s dramatic victory at the 1991 Gatornationals

After an exploding rear tire took out a huge chunk of the body of Mark Oswald's In-N-Out Burger Funny Car in a semifinal victory at the 1991 Gatornationals, it took a massive, multi-team pit thrash to get him to the final round, where he defeated John Force.
14 Apr 2020
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