World champions Don "the Snake" Prudhomme and John Force grabbed nitro wins at the 1992 Southern Nationals and they were joined by surprise Pro Stock champion Don Beverley.
In our latest Nitro Time Machine, NHRA's Brian Lohnes takes us back to the action packed '88 Southern Nationals where Eddie Hill, Kenny Bernstein, and Butch Leal earned pro titles.
From Antron Brown's Top Fuel crash to the explosions suffered by Funny Car racer Jack Beckman, Tim Wilkerson, and Pro Mod's Mike Castellana, the 2014 version of the NHRA Southern Nationals had a bit too much action. Here's a full report in our latest edition of Nitro Time Machine.
Antron Brown and Clay Millican joined NHRA's Brian Lohnes for NHRA Nitro Time Machine LIVE where they showed, laughing about, and commentedon the 1989 NHRA Southern Nationals at Atlanta Dragway.
Antron Brown and Clay Millican joined NHRA's Brian Lohnes for NHRA Nitro Time Machine LIVE where they showed, laughing about, and commentedon the 1989 NHRA Southern Nationals at Atlanta Dragway. This race had some interesting twists…
Less than two weeks shy of his 18th birthday, Tanner Gray became NHRA's youngest professional race winner when he earned the Pro Stock title at the 2017 Spring Las Vegas race.
The 2018 edition of the Las Vegas four-wide race featured a Top Fuel final for the ages including the most successful drivers in the history of the class, Steve Torrence, Doug Kalitta, Antron Brown, and Tony Schumacher.
Joe Amato won the 1997 Gatornationals Top Fuel final but most fans remember runner-up Mike Dunn for his half-track wheelstand in Darrell Gwynn's Mopar dragster.
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.
Some of Pro Stock's best-known and most successful Pro Stock racers battled for the title at the 1976 Gatornationals in Gainesville, Fla.
"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.
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.
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.
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.
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…
The 1983 Springnationals Top Fuel final featured an epic battle between longtime rivals Shirley Muldowney and Richard Tharp and as expected, there were fireworks.
In the latest edition of our Nitro Time Machine, we go back a decade to the 2011 Charlotte event, where Matt Hagan recorded the sport's first three-second Funny Car run.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
At the 1992 Dallas event, Doug Herbert joined a not-so-exclusive fraternity when he suffered a Top Fuel blowover in round one.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.