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Nitro Time Machine: Jack Ostrander goes for a wild ride at 1993 Gatornationals

In our latest Nitro Time Machine feature, we've gone back to the 1993 Gatornationals where Top Fuel veteran Jack Ostrander went for a wild ride, but walked away unharmed.
03 Mar 2021
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Nitro Time Machine: Revel in the golden age of Pro Stock at the 1976 Gatornationals

Some of Pro Stock's best-known and most successful Pro Stock racers battled for the title at the 1976 Gatornationals in Gainesville, Fla.
01 Mar 2021
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Nitro Time Machine: "Big Daddy" Don Garlits goes the distance at 1978 Gators

"Big Daddy" Don Garlits won a lot of races in his career, but his Gainesville wins are among his most treasured. In our latest Nitro Time Machine, Garlits crushes the field at the 1978 Gatornationals.
24 Feb 2021
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Nitro Time Machine: Melanie Troxel's historic Bristol Funny Car victory

Melanie Troxel joined the short list of winners in both Top Fuel and Funny Car following her dramatic late-night final round win over Mike Neff at the 2008 Bristol event.
20 Feb 2021
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Nitro Time Machine: Greg Anderson's first Pro Stock victory in Bristol

Greg Anderson is on the verge of becoming the sport's all-time leader in Pro Stock victories. In the latest edition of Nitro Time Machine, we travel back to the 2001 Bristol race to see where it all started.
19 Feb 2021
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Relive the 1992 Gatornationals with J.R. Todd, Ron Capps, and Brian Lohnes

Join J.R. Todd, Ron Capps, and Brian Lohnes for NHRA Nitro Time Machine LIVE! as they relive and comment on the historic 1992 Gatornationals.
18 Feb 2021
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  Join J.R. Todd, Ron Capps, and Brian Lohnes for NHRA Nitro Time Machine LIVE! as they relive and comment on the historic 1992 Gatornationals. From the 300-mph barrier being broken to Kim LaHaie successfully kicking some butt in…
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Nitro Time Machine: Richard Tharp's explosive Top Fuel victory at the 1983 Springnationals

The 1983 Springnationals Top Fuel final featured an epic battle between longtime rivals Shirley Muldowney and Richard Tharp and as expected, there were fireworks.
10 Feb 2021
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Nitro Time Machine: Ron Capps rides out wild boomer at 2002 Dallas event

Ron Capps rode out a harrowing, body-shredding blower explosion at Texas Motorplex in 2002 that left Capps stunned and the body of Don Prudhomme’s Skoal Camaro in tatters.
01 Feb 2021
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Nitro Time Machine: Tony Bartone scores first Funny Car win at 2008 Seattle race

Tony Bartone had enjoyed great success in Top Alcohol Funny Car and Dragster but was still looking for his first win in the nitro Funny Car class entering the 2008 Seattle event in Jim Dunn’s entry.
30 Jan 2021
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Nitro Time Machine: Jeff Arend upsets Tony Pedregon for first Funny Car win

Journeyman Funny Car racer Jeff Arend hit the big time at the 1996 Keystone Nationals at Maple Grove Raceway, collecting his first career win in the Paul Smith Drag Racing School entry, defeating heavily favored Tony Pedregon for the title.
28 Jan 2021
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Nitro Time Machine: Aaron Strong scores upset win at the 2016 Seattle event

Aaron Strong had never won a round of Pro Stock competition but defeated Greg Anderson, Erica Enders, Bo Butner, and red-lighting Vincent Nobile to win the 2016 Seattle event, which was completed at the NHRA U.S. Nationals.
26 Jan 2021
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Nitro Time Machine: Kenji Okazaki's trial by fire

At the 1993 Houston race, Japan's Kenji Okazaki earned his stripes as a Funny Car driver when he walked away from an inferno in Jim Dunn's Mooneyes entry.
06 Jan 2021
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Nitro Time Machine: Shelly Anderson bests Mike Dunn in Seattle Top Fuel final

In this edition of the Nitro Time Machine, we go back to the 1996 Seattle Top Fuel final, where arch rivals Shelly Anderson and Mike Dunn combined for what was then the sport's quickest side-by-side run.
01 Jan 2021
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Dean Skuza ends John Force's win streak at the 1997 Gatornationals

Funny Car kingpin John Force's streak of 13 straight round wins ended when he took on Dean Skuza in the quarterfinals of the 1997 Gatornationals.
29 Dec 2020
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Nitro Time Machine: The day Bob Bode scored one for the little guys

At the 2010 Houston event, independent Funny Car racer Bob Bode scored one for the little guys when he upset Jack Beckman in the final round.
27 Dec 2020
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John Force and the Grinch steal the Funny Car title at 2000 NHRA Finals

At the 2000 NHRA Finals in Pomona, John Force was the Grinch who stole everything when he won the Funny Car title over the late Bruce Sarver for his 92nd victory.
25 Dec 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.
02 Dec 2020
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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: 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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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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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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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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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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