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Nitro Time Machine: Watch Don Garlits win the 1975 Winternationals Top Fuel title

Step into the NHRA Nitro Time Machine for a trip back to 1975 to watch "Big Daddy" Don Garlits win Top Fuel at the season-opening Winternationals.
15 Jan 2022
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'Big' on 'Big'

As we continue our birthday salute to Don Garlits, listen to Hall of Fame announcer "Big Mac," Dave McClelland, call the action in seven memorable races in the career of "Big Daddy."
14 Jan 2022
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Nitro Time Machine: Highlights from the 1980 Popular Hot Rodding Championships

The 1980 Popular Hot Rodding Championships had a little bit of everything including a classic Don Garlits vs. Shirley Muldowney Top Fuel final and an impressive Pro Stock win by Bob Glidden.
13 Jan 2022
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Nitro Time Machine: "240 Gordie" Bonin wins 1994 Springnationals in Columbus

Two of the best Funny Car drivers of the 1990s met in the 1994 Columbus final where Gordie Bonin defeated Al Hofmann.
12 Jan 2022
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Nitro Time Machine: Funny Car, Pro Stock Highlights from the 1983 Winternationals

This edition of the Nitro Time Machine takes us back to the 1983 Winternationals, with action in Funny Car and Pro Stock.
11 Jan 2022
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Nitro Time Machine: Tom "the Mongoose" McEwen's Englishtown Top Fuel victory

Tom "the Mongoose" McEwen is best known for his incredible Funny Car career but his final NHRA national event win came behind the wheel of a Top Fuel dragster at the 1991 Englishtown event.
07 Jan 2022
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Nitro Time Machine: Terry McMillen's epic Epping explosion

In the latest edition of Nitro Time Machine, we're going back to the 2017 Epping event where popular pro Terry McMillen endured a violent engine explosion in his Amalie Top Fuel dragster.
03 Jan 2022
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Nitro Time Machine: Terry McMillan's epic Epping explosion

In the latest edition of Nitro Time Machine, we're going back to the 2017 Epping event where popular pro Terry McMillen endured a violent engine explosion in his Amalie Top Fuel dragster.
03 Jan 2022
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Nitro Time Machine: W.J. takes on Darrell Alderman in 1994 Pomona final

One of Pro Stock's most notable rivalries took center stage at the 1994 season-opener when Warren Johnson took on Darrell Alderman in the Pomona final.
30 Dec 2021
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Nitro Time Machine: 1958 NHRA Nationals

In the latest edition of our popular Nitro Time Machine series, we go way back to 1958 to see the fourth annual NHRA Nationals in Oklahoma City, Okla.
27 Dec 2021
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Nitro Time Machine: Highlights from the 1976 NHRA SpringNationals

There was plenty of history at the 1976 SpringNationals at National Trail Raceway as we'll see in this edition of the Nitro Time Machine series.
24 Dec 2021
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Nitro Time Machine: 1981 Winternationals "Texas Chainsaw Massacre"

One of the great pit-area thrashes of all time took place at the 1981 Winternationals after Raymond Beadle’s Blue Max lost its roof in a winning semifinal run, and the team grafted on a roof from fellow Texan Kenny Bernstein’s spare body to run the final round.
23 Dec 2021
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Nitro Time Machine: Frank Pedregon's 2003 Sonoma boomer

For Frank Pedregon, the 2003 Sonoma Nationals was memorable for all the wrong reasons as we'll see in the latest edition of our popular Nitro Time Machine Series
22 Dec 2021
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It's all in the call: Kenny Bernstein's blower explosion at the inaugural Brainerd event

Take a trip in the Nitro Time Machine back to the inaugural Brainerd event in 1982, where the broadcast team of legendary Dave McClelland, legend-in-the-making Marty Reid, and former Top Fuel driver Carl Olson call the action on Kenny Bernstein’s blower explosion.
06 Dec 2021
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Watch legendary NHRA broadcaster Steve Evans in action at the 1990 Atlanta event

The late, great Steve Evans has long been regarded as one of the finest motorsports announcers, pit reporters, and TV personalities, and this rare glimpse behind the scenes at the 1990 Atlanta event showcases him in action.
02 Dec 2021
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Nitro Time Machine: Champions crowned at thrilling 2018 NHRA Finals

When it comes to drama and excitement, it's hard to top the Auto Club NHRA Finals in Pomona and the 2018 edition was one of the best as you'll see in the latest edition of our NHRA Nitro Time Machine.
11 Nov 2021
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Nitro Time Machine: Ormsby, Larson, and Glidden score at '89 NHRA Finals

The 1989 NHRA Finals was an event to remember, especially for Pro winners Gary Ormsby, Bruce Larson, and Bob Glidden, who capped off their world championships with a Pomona victory.
05 Nov 2021
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Nitro Time Machine: Pro Stock action at the 1985 NHRA Finals

In our latest edition of Nitro Time Machine, we go back to the 1985 NHRA Finals in Pomona to highlight the action in Pro Stock, where Bruce Allen takes on Joe LePone Jr. in the final round.
03 Nov 2021
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Nitro Time Machine: Angie Smith closes out 2020 with a Las Vegas victory

Our latest Nitro Time Machine travels back just one year ago when Angie Smith finished off the 2020 season with a Pro Stock Motorcycle victory in Las Vegas.
22 Oct 2021
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Nitro Time Machine: Matt Hagan grabs his first Las Vegas victory

In our latest Nitro Time Machine, we go back just four years to 2017 when Matt Hagan scored his first Funny Car title at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway,
21 Oct 2021
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Bristol 2012: Mike Edwards and Allen Johnson in a race almost too close to call

There are no ties in drag racing but at the 2012 Bristol race, Allen Johnson and Mike Edwards came darn close in their classic Pro Stock confrontation.
13 Oct 2021
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Nitro Time Machine: Don "the Snake" Prudhomme's final Top Fuel victory

In 1994, Don "the Snake" Prudhomme wrapped up his Hall of Fame career with his popular Final Strike Tour and he celebrated the final victory of his career at the Texas Motorplex.
06 Oct 2021
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Nitro Time Machine: Cory McClenathan breaks the 320-mph barrier in Dallas

In our latest edition of Nitro Time Machine, we travel back to the Texas Motorplex in 1997 to watch Cory McClenathan become the first Top Fuel driver to run over 320 mph.
06 Oct 2021
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Nitro Time Machine: Doug Herbert's Top Fuel blowover at '92 Dallas event

Top Fuel driver Doug Herbert walked away from a scary over-backwards wheelstand during the first round of eliminations at the 1992 event at Texas Motorplex.
05 Oct 2021
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Nitro Time Machine: Gary Scelzi wins Top Fuel at 1998 St. Louis race

It took a while for Gary Scelzi to get his first Top Fuel win in the 1998 season, and it finally came in St. Louis, where he defeated Kenny Bernstein in the final round.
24 Sep 2021
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Nitro Time Machine: Wild Funny Car action at the 1997 St. Louis event

The inaugural NHRA event in St. Louis produced a lot of wild action, especially in the Funny Car class. There was also a familiar winner as we'll see in the latest edition of Nitro Time Machine.
23 Sep 2021
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Nitro Time Machine: All-Kalitta battle settles Top Fuel at 2017 Charlotte race

Kalitta Motorsports teammates Doug Kalitta and Richie Crampton squared off in the Top Fuel final at the 2017 fall event at zMAX Dragway,
15 Sep 2021
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Nitro Time Machine: V. Gaines goes for a wild ride during 2014 Charlotte event

Pro Stock racer V. Gaines took a wild ride during the 2014 fall Charlotte event, losing control of the car and tumbling down the zMaAX Dragway shutdown area. He was not injured.
14 Sep 2021
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Nitro Time Machine: Robert Hight wins Funny Car at 2017 fall Charlotte event

Robert Hight scored a crucial victory at zMAX Dragway in the fall of 2017 as he closed in on his second NHRA Funny Car championship.
14 Sep 2021
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Nitro Time Machine: Ron Capps blasts both ends of Maple Grove track record

Ron Capps blistered the Maple Grove Raceway timers during Funny Car qualifying in 2019, setting the still-standing track records of 3.837 seconds at 339.28 mph.
09 Sep 2021
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