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Watch Eric Bell launch into a wild wheelstand during Comp qualifying

Comp racer Eric Bell launched a massive wheelstand during the NHRA Arizona Nationals and went through a wild ride in the second round of qualifying.
21 Feb 2020
Jacob Sundstrom, NHRA National Dragster Associate Editor
Race coverage
Eric Bell
Eric Bell launched into a huge wheelstand during the second round of Comp Eliminator qualifying at the NHRA Arizona Nationals and crossed the centerline almost immediately after. Bell avoided the blocks, and opponent Don Bevers, but went through a…
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NHRA Arizona Nationals Saturday preview

The Mello Yello NHRA Drag Racing Series continues its annual trip to the desert with the NHRA Arizona Nationals in Phoenix.
21 Feb 2020
NHRA National Dragster staff
Race coverage
Phoenix
The NHRA Arizona Nationals continues with Saturday qualifying in the Mello Yello series. Get all the information you need, including television broadcast time, qualifying times and how to get an NHRA.tv account. …
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Catch highlights from the 2020 Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals

Doug Kalitta, Jack Beckman and Jeg Coughlin Jr. started the season with victories at the 60th Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals presented by ProtectTheHarvest.com - we've got the video.
10 Feb 2020
Posted by NHRA.com staff
Race coverage
Winternationals
A terrific weekend of racing wrapped up Sunday at the 60th Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals presented by ProtectTheHarvest with some veteran racers in the winner's circle. We've got those highlights for you along with a handful of wild rides where…
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Doug Kalitta makes Top Fuel history with third straight Winternationals Top Fuel win

Doug Kalitta made Winternationals Top Fuel history with his third straight win at the season opener, a feat not even accomplished by six-time Pomona Top Fuel great Don Garlits.
09 Feb 2020
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
Race coverage
Doug Kalitta
With his final-round defeat of Austin Prock, Doug Kalitta made Winternationals Top Fuel history with his third straight win at the season opener, a feat not even accomplished by six-time Pomona Top Fuel great Don Garlits. Kalitta, who in addition…
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Jack Beckman collects first Winternationals Funny Car victory in Infinite Hero Dodge

Jack Beckman checked another box off of his career to-do list as the Southern Californian scored his first Funny Car victory at the Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals, defeating John Force in the final round with low e.t. of the meet.
09 Feb 2020
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
Race coverage
Jack Beckman
Jack Beckman checked another box off of his career to-do list as the Southern Californian scored his first Funny Car victory at the Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals, defeating John Force in the final round. Beckman, a two-time Winternationals Super…
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Jeg Coughlin Jr. dominates 60th Winternationals to kick off 50th season of Pro Stock

Jeg Coughlin Jr. started his retirement tour with a dominant victory at the Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals presented by ProtectTheHarvest.com.
09 Feb 2020
Josie Mandala, NHRA National Dragster Copy Editor
Race coverage
Jeg Coughlin Jr.
Jeg Coughlin Jr. announced his retirement on Saturday and won his 64th Pro Stock Wally on Sunday. The Elite Motorsports driver outran Jason Line, who also announced his retirement ahead of the 50th anniversary of Pro Stock, to win the 83rd Wally of…
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Watch Ron Capps drive through explosion at Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals

Ron Capps rode out a fiery pass at the 60th anniversary of the Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals presented by ProtectTheHarvest.com.
09 Feb 2020
NHRA National Dragster staff
Race coverage
Ron Capps
The second round did not go as planned for the NAPA Auto Parts Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat team. Ron Capps made a solid move to 60 feet but encountered problems down track and suffered an explosion as teammate Jack Beckman drove to the semifinals.…
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Watch the crews of Tommy Johnson Jr. and Clay Millican get to work between rounds

Tommy Johnson Jr. and Clay Millican secured first-round victories at the Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals presented by ProtectTheHarvest.com - and then their crew members got to work.
09 Feb 2020
Jacob Sundstrom, NHRA National Dragster Associate Editor
Race coverage
Tommy Johnson Jr.
Every team chases four win lights on race day, but success in the first round means a lot of work on a quick turnaround for crew members. Tommy Johnson Jr. secured his first win of the season in his MD Anderson Cancer Center Dodge Charger SRT…
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Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals Sunday preview

The 60th anniversary of the Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals concludes with a 10 a.m. start at Auto Club Raceway in Pomona.
09 Feb 2020
NHRA National Dragster staff
Race coverage
Winternationals
The 60th running of the Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals presented by ProtectTheHarvest.com begins the 2020 Mello Yello NHRA Drag Racing season with a new 10 a.m. start. Get all the information you need, including television broadcast…
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Matt Hagan loses then quickly regains No. 1 qualifying spot in Funny Car

Minutes after losing their Friday qualifying lead to world champ Robert Hight, Matt Hagan and crew chief Dickie Venables regained the top spot on the final pass of Winternationals Funny Car qualifying to enter Sunday as the No. 1 qualifiers.
08 Feb 2020
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
Race coverage
Matt Hagan
Minutes after losing their Friday qualifying lead to world champ Robert Hight, Matt Hagan and crew chief Dickie Venables regained the top spot on the final pass of Funny Car qualifying to enter Sunday as the No. 1 qualifiers. Hagan’s Friday Q1…
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Brittany Force blasts to a 3.65 for No. 1 spot in Winternationals Top Fuel qualifying

Brittany Force made a monster run -– literally -– on the final pass of Top Fuel qualifying at the Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals, powering her David Grubnic-tuned Monster Energy dragster to a stout 3.657 to grab the No. 1 qualifying position.
08 Feb 2020
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
Race coverage
Brittany Force
Brittany Force made a monster run – literally – on the final pass of Top Fuel qualifying, powering her David Grubnic-tuned Monster Energy dragster to a stout 3.657 to grab the No. 1 qualifying position. Earlier in the day, both Force and Leah…
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Jeg Coughlin Jr. earns 33rd pole at Winternationals to kick off final Pro Stock season

Jeg Coughlin Jr. earned all 12 bonus points at the Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals ProtectTheHarvest.com to start the 50th Pro Stock season off to a flying start.
08 Feb 2020
Jacob Sundstrom, NHRA National Dragster Associate Editor
Race coverage
Jeg Coughlin Jr.
Jeg Coughlin Jr. announced his retirement Saturday morning. On Saturday night, The Natural earned the 33rd No. 1 qualifier of his career…
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Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals Saturday preview

The 60th anniversary of the Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals continues at Auto Club Raceway in Pomona.
08 Feb 2020
NHRA National Dragster staff
Race coverage
Winternationals
The 60th running of the Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals presented by ProtectTheHarvest.com begins the 2020 Mello Yello NHRA Drag Racing season. Get all the information you need, including television broadcast time, qualifying time and how to get an…
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Past world champ Shawn Langdon grabs Winternationals No. 1 spot in return to Top Fuel

Shawn Langdon spent a lot of time in the No. 1 in his nine years of Top Fuel racing before switching to Funny Car, and the former champion wasted no time reclaiming the top spot at the Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals presented by ProtectTheHarvest.com.
07 Feb 2020
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
Race coverage
Shawn Langdon
Shawn Langdon spent a lot of time in the No. 1 in his nine years of Top Fuel racing before switching to Funny Car for a two-year stint in 2018-19, but the former Top Fuel world champ wasted no time reclaiming the top spot, grabbing the provisional…
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Matt Hagan's Dodge charges to the No. 1 spot in Funny Car Friday at Winternationals

Matt Hagan grabbed the No. 1 spot on the opening day of the Funny Car season, powering his Mopar Charger to a 3.867 in the opening session of the Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals, and a run that lasted throughout the day.
07 Feb 2020
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
Race coverage
Matt Hagan
Matt Hagan grabbed the No. 1 spot on the opening day of the Funny Car season, powering his Mopar Charger to a 3.867 in the opening session, and a run that lasted throughout the day and the cooler second qualifying session where a number of cars…
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Jeg Coughlin Jr. takes provisional Pro Stock pole at Winternationals

Elite Motorsports holds the top two spots after the first day of qualifying at the Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals presented by ProtectTheHarvest.com.
07 Feb 2020
Jacob Sundstrom, NHRA National Dragster Associate Editor
Race coverage
Jeg Coughlin Jr.
Jeg Coughlin Jr. began the 50th season of Pro Stock with a pair of incredible runs at the 60th Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals. He went 6.530 seconds at 210.73-mph in his JEGS.com Chevrolet Camaro to take pole position after the first day of Mello…
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Take a ride on the nose of Jack Beckman's Dodge Charger Funny Car

Jack Beckman made a great run to start his 2020 Mello Yello Drag Racing season -- you've got to see this video.
07 Feb 2020
NHRA National Dragster staff
Race coverage
Jack Beckman
Jack Beckman made his first pass of the 2020 Mello Yello NHRA Drag Racing season in his Infinite Hero Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat with a great result. He went 1,000 feet in 3.868 seconds at 326.95 mph, just .001-second behind Don Schumacher…
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Troy Coughlin Jr. chasing Pro Stock dream after Florida test session

He'll be ready if (or when) the opportunity arises to get back into a Pro Stock car
07 Feb 2020
Jacob Sundstrom, NHRA National Dragster Associate Editor
Race coverage
Troy Coughlin Jr.
Troy Coughlin Jr. earned his Pro Stock license during preseason testing in Bradenton with Elite Motorsports in his uncle Jeg Coughlin Jr.'s Chevy Camaro. He…
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Erica Enders talks Allen Johnson, winning third championship with Joe Castello

Erica Enders and Doug Gordon joined Joe Castello on the Auto Club stage to kick off the 60th Lucas Oil Winternationals presented by ProtectTheHarvest.com.
07 Feb 2020
Jacob Sundstrom, NHRA National Dragster Associate Editor
Race coverage
Erica Enders
The 60th Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals presented by ProtectTheHarvest.com continued Friday at the Auto Club stage as three-time Pro Stock world champion Erica Enders and Top Alcohol Funny Car racer Doug Gordon joined NHRA announcer Joe Castello to…
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Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals Friday preview

The 60th anniversary of the Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals kicks off the 2020 season at Auto Club Raceway in Pomona.
07 Feb 2020
NHRA National Dragster staff
Race coverage
Winternationals
The 60th running of the Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals presented by ProtectTheHarvest.com begins the 2020 Mello Yello NHRA Drag Racing season. Get all the information you need, including television broadcast time, qualifying time and how to get an…
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Watch highlights from the Auto Club NHRA Finals

Champions were crowned, Wallys were handed out and tempers flared at the final race of the Mello Yello NHRA Drag Racing Series season.
18 Nov 2019
NHRA National Dragster staff
Race coverage
Robert Hight
No one left Auto Club Raceway disappointed on Sunday following a thrilling day of racing at the Auto Club NHRA Finals. We've got the highlights you need to see, including the crowning of champions, the winning runs and, yes, that moment…
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Jianna Salinas scores first win in incredible Pro Stock Motorcycle season finale

In a day filled with upsets, Jianna Salinas caps off her rookie season with emotional Pro Stock Motorcycle win at the season-ending Auto Club NHRA Finals.
17 Nov 2019
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
Race coverage
salinas
Jianna Salinas admits that she’s learned a lot during her rookie season in the Pro Stock Motorcycle class and on Sunday at the Auto Club NHRA Finals, she learned a thing or two about good old-fashioned racing luck. Salinas has made steady progress…
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Doug Kalitta bookends 2019 season with second Pomona victory, second place

Doug Kalitta may have lost his chance to win his long-overdue first championship, but it didn’t stop Top Fuel’s all-time leader in race starts from ending the season the way he began at the Winternationals, with a victory.
17 Nov 2019
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
Race coverage
Doug Kalitta
Doug Kalitta may have lost his chance to win his long-overdue –- and, frankly, long-deserved -– first championship, but it didn’t stop Top Fuel’s all-time leader in race starts from going for the gold on the final day of the season to end the season…
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Jack Beckman rides his Charger to wild final Funny Car victory of the season

Jack Beckman didn’t win the ultimate prize – a second NHRA Mello Yello Funny Car championship – falling eight points shy of Robert Hight’s final total, but he’ll walk off into the Pomona sunset with the final Wally of the Funny Car season after a truly weird final round.
17 Nov 2019
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
Race coverage
Jack Beckman
Jack Beckman didn’t win the ultimate prize – a second NHRA Mello Yello Funny car championship – falling eight points shy of Robert Hight’s final total, but he’ll walk off into the Pomona sunset with the final Wally of the Funny Car season after a…
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Jeg Coughlin Jr. caps 2019 season with Pomona victory

Jeg Coughlin Jr. ends 2019 Pro Stock campaign on a high note at the Auto Club NHRA Finals
17 Nov 2019
Jacob Sundstrom, NHRA National Dragster Associate Editor
Race coverage
Jeg Coughlin Jr.
Jeg Coughlin Jr. won his second race of the 2019 season by outlasting Fernando Cuadra Sr. by .033-second. He came up short in his quest for a seventh championship but enters the offseason with a good taste in his mouth by earning a win his fourth…
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Andrew Hines wraps up record-tying sixth NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle championship

It what was easily the most bizarre day in the history of the Pro Stock Motorcycle class, Andrew Hines survived a rare round-one loss to claim the NHRA Mello Yello championship.
17 Nov 2019
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
Race coverage
Andrew Hines
It what was easily the most bizarre day in the history of the Pro Stock Motorcycle class, Andrew Hines survived a rare round one loss to claim the  NHRA Mello Yello championship. The second-generation racer is now in exclusive company with six…
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Robert Hight drives Camaro to third Funny Car championship in Pomona

Robert Hight wins his second championship in three years at Auto Club NHRA Finals
17 Nov 2019
Jacob Sundstrom, NHRA National Dragster Associate Editor
Race coverage
Robert Hight
Robert Hight took care of business at the Auto Club NHRA Finals to win his third Funny Car championship. The veteran racer reached his ninth final of the 2019 season by defeating rival Matt Hagan and locked up the championship against Jack Beckman.…
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Steve Torrence wins second straight NHRA Mello Yello Top Fuel championship

Steve Torrence clinched his second straight Top Fuel championship Sunday at the Auto Club NHRA Finals, locking it up in the semifinals of the final day of the season at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona.
17 Nov 2019
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
Race coverage
Steve Torrence
Steve Torrence clinched his second straight Top Fuel championship Sunday at the Auto Club NHRA Finals, locking it up in the semifinals of the final day of the season at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona. Torrence came into the event with a slim lead…
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Steve Torrence, Cameron Ferre get heated after first-round Top Fuel battle

Tempers boiled over in the first round of Top Fuel at the Auto Club NHRA Finals when points leader Steve Torrence took exception to the staging technique of opponent Cameron Ferre.
17 Nov 2019
Posted by NHRA.com staff
Race coverage
Cameron Ferre
Tempers boiled over in the first round of Top Fuel at the Auto Club NHRA Finals when points leader Steve Torrence took exception to the staging technique of opponent Cameron Ferre. Torrence won the round but clearly was distracted by Ferre deep-…
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Auto Club NHRA Finals Sunday preview

Get all the information on the start of the final race of the 2019 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season, the Auto Club NHRA Finals in Pomona
17 Nov 2019
Jacob Sundstrom, NHRA National Dragster Associate Editor
Race coverage
Auto Club NHRA Finals
The final race of the 2019 NHRA Mello Yello Series Countdown to the Championship concludes at Auto Club Raceway in Pomona. All four titles will be decided at the Auto Club NHRA Finals and you can read up on all of the scenarios below. …
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