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Randal Andras wins second Top Fuel Harley title of 2020 season

Randal Andras scored his second win of the season in the Mickey Thompson Tires Top Fuel Harley Series, defeating Jay Turner Racing teammate Tii Tharpe in the final round of the Dodge NHRA Indy Nationals presented by Pennzoil.
12 Aug 2020
Posted by NHRA.com staff
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Randal Andras
Randal Andras scored his second win of the season in the Mickey Thompson Tires Top Fuel Harley Series, defeating Jay Turner Racing teammate Tii Tharpe in the final round of the Dodge NHRA Indy Nationals presented by Pennzoil. Andras, who also…
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Steve Torrence takes home Dodge NHRA Indy Nationals Top Fuel title

Steve Torrence’s drive to win a third-straight NHRA Mello Yello Top Fuel championship got a kick-start after he wheeled his Capco Contractors dragster to a final round victory over low qualifier Terry McMillen at the Dodge NHRA Indy Nationals presented by Pennzoil.
09 Aug 2020
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
Race coverage
torrence
Steve Torrence’s drive to win a third-straight NHRA Mello Yello Top Fuel championship got a kick-start after he wheeled his Capco Contractors dragster to a final round victory over low qualifier Terry McMillen at the Dodge NHRA Indy Nationals…
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Ron Capps gets back on the winning track with Dodge NHRA Indy Nationals victory

It may not be the Denso U.S. Nationals, which is the one title that has so far eluded him, but after more than two decades as a full-time pro, Ron Capps finally got to hold an NHRA Wally trophy from Lucas Oil Raceway.
09 Aug 2020
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
Race coverage
capps
It may not be the Denso U.S. Nationals, which is the one title that has so far eluded him, but after more than two decades as a full-time pro, Ron Capps finally got to hold an NHRA Wally trophy from Lucas Oil Raceway. After struggling with back-to-…
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Jeg Jr. schools Troy Jr. in historic all-Coughlin Pro Stock final at Indy

As he prepares to leave the Pro Stock class at the end of the 2020 season, Jeg Coughlin Jr. has spent a lot of time grooming his nephew, Troy Jr., to be his successor in the factory hot rod class but the five-time champion clearly isn’t yet ready to abdicate his throne.
09 Aug 2020
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
Race coverage
jeg
As he prepares to leave the Pro Stock class at the end of the 2020 season, Jeg Coughlin Jr. has spent a lot of time grooming his nephew, Troy Jr., to be his successor in the factory hot rod class but the five-time champion clearly isn’t yet ready to…
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Angelle Sampey gets career win No. 43 in Pro Stock Motorcycle; first on a Harley-Davidson

Two days after celebrating her 50th birthday, Angelle Sampey gave herself a present she could have only dreamed of when she won her long awaited 43rd Pro Stock Motorcycle title at the Dodge NHRA Indy Nationals presented by Pennzoil.
09 Aug 2020
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
Race coverage
angelle
Two days after celebrating her 50th birthday, Angelle Sampey gave herself a present she could have only dreamed of when she won her long awaited 43rd Pro Stock Motorcycle title at the Dodge NHRA Indy Nationals presented by Pennzoil. For Sampey, the…
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News and notes from the Dodge NHRA Indy Nationals presented by Pennzoil

There's a lot happening this weekend at historic Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis. Keep up with the latest in our news and notes section.
09 Aug 2020
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
Race coverage
carr
When Pro Mod racers Chad Green and Jason Scruggs squared off in the second round of qualifying on Saturday, it gave Indy fans a chance to see a preview of the upcoming final round from the rain delayed Lucas Oil NHRA…
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Dodge NHRA Indy Nationals Sunday Preview

Terry McMillen, Tommy Johnson Jr., Jason Line, and Matt Smith lead their respective fields into final eliminations at the Dodge NHRA Indy Nationals presented by Pennzoil at historic Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis.
08 Aug 2020
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
Race coverage
line
The Dodge NHRA Indy Nationals presented by Pennzoil, the third-straight event contested at Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis, continues on Sunday with final eliminations for racers in a host of classes including Top Fuel, Funny Car, Pro Stock, and…
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Terry McMillen takes first career pole; Tommy Johnson Jr., Jason Line, and Matt Smith also lead their fields in Indy

Professional qualifying is complete at the Dodge NHRA Indy Nationals presented by Pennzoil where Terry McMillen, Tommy Johnson Jr., Jason Line, and Matt Smith emerged as the low qualifiers in their respective Pro classes.
08 Aug 2020
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
Race coverage
mcmillen
Following Saturday’s two qualifying runs at Lucas Oil Raceway Indianapolis, the fields are set for the Dodge NHRA Indy Nationals presented by Pennzoil. Terry McMillen and Tommy Johnson Jr. emerged as the low qualifiers in Top Fuel and Funny Car,…
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News and notes from the Lucas Oil NHRA Summernationals

Cleaning out the reporter's notebook on the final day of the Lucas Oil NHRA SummerNationals at Lucas Oil Racewayat Indianapolis.
19 Jul 2020
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
Race coverage
hagan
Given the unpredictable nature of Pro Mod cars, it’s hard to label almost any race as an upset, but that was an apt description for what happened when Justin Jones took out former Pro Mod champion Khalid alBalooshi in round one…
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Lucas Oil NHRA Summernationals Sunday Preview

Clay Millican and Bob Tasca III lead their respective fields into final eliminations at the Lucas Oil NHRA Summernationals at historic Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis.
18 Jul 2020
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
Race coverage
tasca
The Lucas Oil NHRA Summernationals, the second event in NHRA’s much-heralded return to action, continues on Sunday with final eliminations for racers in Top Fuel and Funny Car. On Saturday, the field was set during a hectic and action-packed day of…
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Clay Millican and Bob Tasca III earn top qualifying spots at Lucas Oil NHRA Summernationals

Qualifying is complete at Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis with Clay Millican and Bob Tasca III as the low qualifiers in Top Fuel and Funny Car, respectively.
18 Jul 2020
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
Race coverage
millican
The NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series returned to Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis for a second-straight week where Clay Millican powered to the Top Fuel qualifying lead at the Lucas Oil NHRA Summernationals. Bob Tasca III also nailed down the…
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Lucas Oil NHRA Summernationals Saturday Preview

For the second-straight week, Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis hosts the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series including Top Fuel, Funny Car, Pro Mod, Factory Stock, and Top Fuel Harley at the Lucas Oil NHRA Summernationals.
18 Jul 2020
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
Race coverage
billy
Following the success of last weekend’s E3 Spark Plugs NHRA Nationals, professional racers in Top Fuel and Funny Car will return to Indianapolis this week for the Lucas Oil NHRA Summernationals. Billy Torrence earned his sixth-…
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Billy Torrence comes through in the clutch for sixth Top Fuel win

12 Jul 2020
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
Race coverage
billy Torrence
Due to the busy nature of his Texas-based construction company, Billy Torrence doesn’t compete in all of the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series events and for that, the rest of the Top Fuel field should be thankful. Torrence, the father of two-time…
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Matt Hagan earns career win No. 34 as DSR drivers go three-for-three

Matt Hagan qualified his Mopar Dodge Charger in the top spot at the first two races of the season in Pomona and Phoenix but had little to show for it other than a semifinal loss in Pomona. The two-time champion quickly rectified that by winning his 34th career Funny Car title at the E3 Spark Plugs NHRA Nationals at Indy.
12 Jul 2020
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
Race coverage
hagan
Matt Hagan qualified his Mopar Dodge Charger in the top spot at the first two races of the season in Pomona and Phoenix but had little to show for it other than a semifinal loss in Pomona. The two-time champion quickly rectified that by winning his…
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Line celebrates farewell tour with a victory for the 17th straight season

Earlier this year, Jason Line announced plans to retire from driving in the Pro Stock class at the end of the 2020 season and knowing that his swan song is just around the corner, he’s determined to make the most of it.
12 Jul 2020
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
Race coverage
line win
Earlier this year, Jason Line announced plans to retire from driving in the Pro Stock class at the end of the 2020 season and knowing that his swan song is just around the corner, he’s determined to make the most of it. After a runner-up at the…
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“Flyin’ Ryan” Oehler becomes NHRA’s latest first-time Pro Stock Motorcycle champion

For the first the first time since 2004, the Pro Stock Motorcycle class has welcomed back-to-back first time winners after Ryan Oehler stopped three-time world champion Matt Smith in the final round of the E3 Spark Plugs NHRA Nationals.
12 Jul 2020
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
Race coverage
oehler win
For the first the first time since 2004, the Pro Stock Motorcycle class has welcomed back-to-back first time winners after Ryan Oehler stopped three-time world champion Matt Smith in the final round of the E3 Spark Plugs NHRA Nationals. Oehler…
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E3 Spark Plugs NHRA Nationals Sunday Preview

Catch all the racing action from the Mello Yello NHRA Drag Racing Series return to action at the E3 Spark Pluge NHRA Nationals at historic Lucas Oil Raceway Indianapolis.
12 Jul 2020
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
Race coverage
billy
Following an exciting day of qualifying, the E3 Spark Plugs NHRA Nationals concludes with Sunday eliminations at 9 a.m. (EDT). The qualifying leaders in each of the four Mello Yello series professional classes include Steve Torrence (Top Fuel),…
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Steve Torrence, Tommy Johnson Jr., Jason Line, and Eddie Krawiec lead the way in NHRA’s return

Standout performances by Steve Torrence, Tommy Johnson Jr., Jason Line and Eddie Krawiec highlight a wild day of qualifying as NHRA makes its long-awaited return at the E3 Spark Plugs NHRA Nationals.
11 Jul 2020
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
Race coverage
tommy
Two-time Mello Yello champ Steve Torrence earned the top spot in Top Fuel for the 25th time in his career thanks to a solid 3.779 blast in his Capco Contractors dragster during Saturday’s second qualifying session at the E3…
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E3 Spark Plugs NHRA Nationals Saturday Preview

The NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series makes its long-awaited return with the E3 Spark Plugs NHRA Nationals, the first of two events at Lucas Oil Raceway Indianapolis.
11 Jul 2020
Posted by NHRA.com staff
Race coverage
beckman
Following a four month delay due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series makes its triumphant return with this weekend’s E3 Spark Plugs NHRA Nationals at historic Lucas Oil Raceway Indianapolis. After two days of testing,…
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Wilkins, Arrowsmith, Longhany will lead Gatornationals Sportsman fields into Friday

Although a major portion of the Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals has been postponed, racing got under Thursday in seven Sportsman classes with qualifying and time trials. Reigning Top Sportsman presented by Vortech Superchargers world champ Sandy Wilkins is among the leaders.
12 Mar 2020
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
Race coverage
Sandy Wilkins
Although a major portion of the Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals has been postponed, racing got under Thursday in seven Lucas Oil Drag Racing…
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Steve Torrence begins Top Fuel title defense with NHRA Arizona Nationals victory

23 Feb 2020
Jacob Sundstrom, NHRA National Dragster Associate Editor
Race coverage
Steve Torrence
Steve Torrence picked up right where he left off. The Capco Contractors Top Fuel dragster drive won his debut event of the 2020 Mello Yello NHRA Drag Racing season, defeating Doug Kalitta to earn his 37th Top Fuel victory.  Torrence ran a 3.…
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Tommy Johnson Jr. drives Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat to Phoenix Funny Car victory

Tommy Johnson Jr. earned his first victory of the season in his MD Anderson Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat at the NHRA Arizona Nationals.
23 Feb 2020
Jacob Sundstrom, NHRA National Dragster Associate Editor
Race coverage
Tommy Johnson Jr.
Tommy Johnson Jr. kept the good vibes going for Don Schumacher Racing. He drove his MD Anderson Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat to the winner's circle in an all-DSR battle against Jack Beckman's Infinite Hero Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat at the NHRA Arizona…
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Erica Enders takes home NHRA Arizona Nationals Pro Stock win

Erica Enders drove to her first victory of the 2020 Mello Yello NHRA Drag Racing season at the NHRA Arizona Nationals.
23 Feb 2020
Jacob Sundstrom, NHRA National Dragster Associate Editor
Race coverage
Erica Enders
Defending Pro Stock world champion Erica Enders got Elite Motorsports owner Richard Freeman a perfect birthday present. The three-time Pro Stock champ scored her first win of the 2020 Mello Yello NHRA Drag Racing season by outrunning 2017 world…
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Hear from Erica Enders and Chris McGaha after wild staging matchup in Phoenix

Erica Enders and Chris McGaha dealt with some wild staging issues at the NHRA Arizona Nationals - see it all here.
23 Feb 2020
Jacob Sundstrom, NHRA National Dragster Associate Editor
Race coverage
Erica Enders
Erica Enders and Chris McGaha are no strangers to facing off against one another in Mello Yello NHRA Drag Racing Pro Stock competition, but their second-round battle at the NHRA Arizona Nationals came with an unexpected twist.  A slight…
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Jeff Diehl earns wild round win over No. 1 qualifier Matt Hagan at NHRA Arizona Nationals

Jeff Diehl will race in the second round for the first time in nearly a year after a wild victory against Matt Hagan at the NHRA Arizona Nationals.
23 Feb 2020
Jacob Sundstrom, NHRA National Dragster Associate Editor
Race coverage
Jeff Diehl
Jeff Diehl earned his first round win in nearly a year in unconventional fashion at the NHRA Arizona Nationals. The Surfer took advantage of the misfortune of No. 1 qualifier Matt Hagan in the first round in Phoenix despite not earning an official…
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NHRA Arizona Nationals Sunday preview

Catch all the racing action from the Mello Yello NHRA Drag Racing Series annual stop in the desert at the NHRA Arizona Nationals.
23 Feb 2020
NHRA National Dragster staff
Race coverage
Phoenix
The NHRA Arizona Nationals concludes with Sunday eliminations at 11 a.m. Mountain Time. Get all the information you need, including television broadcast time, qualifying times and how to get an NHRA.tv account.   …
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Jeg Coughlin Jr. continues incredible start to 2020 with Arizona pole

Jeg Coughlin Jr. earned his second-straight Pro Stock pole by going to the top of the NHRA Arizona Nationals field.
22 Feb 2020
Jacob Sundstrom, NHRA National Dragster Associate Editor
Race coverage
Jeg Coughlin Jr.
Jeg Coughlin Jr. earned the 34th Pro Stock pole of his career and second of the 2020 Mello Yello NHRA Drag Racing season at the NHRA Arizona Nationals. Coughlin ran a 6.536-second pass at 208.46-mph in the second of three qualifying sessions to…
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Matt Hagan goes back to top of Funny Car at NHRA Arizona Nationals

Matt Hagan earned his second-straight Funny Car pole position by going to the top of Funny Car at the NHRA Arizona Nationals.
22 Feb 2020
Jacob Sundstrom, NHRA National Dragster Associate Editor
Race coverage
Matt Hagan
Matt Hagan earned the 38th pole position of his career on the strength of the run he made during the second qualifying session of the NHRA Arizona Nationals. Hagan ran a 3.859-second pass at 331.61-mph, putting his Mopar Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat at…
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Brittany Force scores second-straight pole position at NHRA Arizona Nationals

Brittany Force continued her hot start to the 2020 season by earning her second-straight pole position.
22 Feb 2020
Jacob Sundstrom, NHRA National Dragster Associate Editor
Race coverage
Brittany Force
Brittany Force drove her Flav-R-Pac Top Fuel dragster to pole position for the second-straight race. The 2017 world champion notched a 3.670-second lap at 327.11-mph to grab pole at the NHRA Arizona Nationals, edging defending world champ Steve…
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Steve Torrence takes Top Fuel pole Friday at NHRA Arizona Nationals

Steve Torrence made his 2020 Mello Yello NHRA Drag Racing Series debut in fine fashion, going to the top of the field at the NHRA Arizona Nationals.
21 Feb 2020
Jacob Sundstrom, NHRA National Dragster Associate Editor
Race coverage
Steve Torrence
Steve Torrence returned to the track without missing a beat. The back-to-back defending Top Fuel champion went straight to the top of the Top Fuel qualifying sheet after the first two of four qualifying passes with a 3.671-second pass at 326.48-mph…
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