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Shawn Langdon returns to the Top Fuel winner's circle with huge Indy victory

Shawn Langdon made the first win of his return to Top Fuel a big one, winning the Denso Spark Plugs NHRA U.S. Nationals and stopping Leah Pruett from claiming her first win of the season as well.
06 Sep 2020
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
Race coverage
Shawn Langdon
Shawn Langdon made the first win of his return to Top Fuel a big one, winning the Denso Spark Plugs NHRA U.S. Nationals and stopping Leah Pruett from claiming her first win of the season as well. Langdon, who won Top Fuel at Indy in 2013 and…
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Seventh time is the charm for first-time Pro Stock Motorcycle winner Scotty Pollacheck

It took Scotty Pollacheck more than a decade and 132 races to finally get his first Pro Stock Motorcycle win, but the wait was well worth it after he earned the sport’s biggest prize at the Denso Spark Plugs NHRA U.S. Nationals.
06 Sep 2020
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
Race coverage
scotty p
It took Scotty Pollacheck more than a decade and 132 races to finally get his first Pro Stock Motorcycle win, but the wait was well worth it after he earned the sport’s biggest prize at the Denso Spark Plugs NHRA U.S. Nationals. Winless in his first…
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Jack Beckman scores second U.S. Nationals victory, retakes championship points lead

Jack Beckman collected his second career Denso Spark Plugs NHRA U.S. Nationals Funny Car win and his second victory of the season to retake and expand his points lead.
06 Sep 2020
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
Race coverage
Jack Beckman
Jack Beckman collected his second career Denso Spark Plugs NHRA U.S. Nationals Funny Car win and his second victory of the season to retake and expand his points lead. Beckman, the 2015 U.S. Nationals winner, defeated two-time Indy winner J.R.…
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Sunday news and notes from the Denso Spark Plugs NHRA U.S. Nationals

News and notes from final eliminations at the Denso Spark Plugs NHRA U.S. Nationals.
06 Sep 2020
NHRA National Dragster staff
Race coverage
Indy
  News and notes from final eliminations at the 66th annual Denso Spark Plugs NHRA U.S. Nationals at Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis. For a guy with 34 career wins, it was a long time between Sunday win lights for Cory…
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Justin Ashley's first Top Fuel win, victories by Hagan, Green, and Andras wrap up rain-delayed Summernationals event

Justin Ashley, Matt Hagan, Chad Green, and Randal Andras finally added their names to 2020’s rollcall of winners as each won his rain-delayed final round from the Lucas Oil NHRA Summernationals during final qualifying Saturday at the Denso Spark Plugs NHRA U.S. Nationals.
05 Sep 2020
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
Race coverage
Justin Ashley
Justin Ashley, Matt Hagan, Chad Green, and Randal Andras finally added their names to 2020’s rollcall of winners as each won his rain-delayed final round from the Lucas Oil NHRA Summernationals during final qualifying Saturday at the Denso Spark…
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Matt Smith claims second Mickey Thompson Pro Bike Battle title in three years

Three-time world champion Matt Smith collects his second win in the $25,000 Mickey Thompson Pro Bike Battle at Indy after a final round win over teammate Scotty Pollacheck.
05 Sep 2020
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
Race coverage
smith
It may not have been the prettiest win of his career, but for the second time in the last three years, Matt Smith claimed a victory in the Mickey Thompson Pro Bike Battle, held Saturday at Indy. In the final, Smith, rode his Denso EBR past teammate…
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Shawn Langdon, Tommy Johnson Jr., Greg Anderson, and Scotty Pollacheck earn top spots in Indy pro qualifying

Qualifying is complete for the 66th annual Denso Spark Plugs U.S. Nationals and Shawn Langdon, Tommy Johnson Jr., Greg Anderson, and Scotty Pollacheck are the leaders in Top Fuel, Funny Car, Pro Stock, and Pro Stock Motorcycle, respectively.
05 Sep 2020
NHRA National Dragster staff
Race coverage
Tommy Johnson Jr.
Qualifying is complete for the 66th annual Denso Spark Plugs U.S. Nationals and Shawn Langdon, Tommy Johnson Jr., Greg Anderson, and Scotty Pollacheck are the leaders in Top Fuel, Funny Car, Pro Stock, and Pro Stock Motorcycle, respectively. Langdon…
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Shawn Langdon, Ron Capps, Greg Anderson, and Angie Smith lead Friday qualifiers at Indy

After an action-packed opening round of professional qualifying, Shawn Langdon, Ron Capps, Greg Anderson, and Angie Smith lead their respective fields at the Denso Spark Plugs NHRA U.S. Nationals
04 Sep 2020
Posted by NHRA.com staff
Race coverage
Shawn Langdon
The fourth-race of the year at Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis is by far the biggest as the Denso Spark Plugs U.S. Nationals kicked off with under-the-lights qualifying on Friday evening. After the first of three qualifying runs, Shawn Langdon,…
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It's Ford vs. Dodge vs. Chevy as Factory Stock Showdown qualifying begins in Indy

Watch Friday's first qualifying session of the SAMTech.edu NHRA Factory Stock Showdown at the Denso Spark Plugs NHRA U.S. Nationals
04 Sep 2020
David Kennedy
Race coverage
Leah Pruett Dodge Drag Pak Challenger at the 2020 U.S. NHRA Nationals
Qualifying of the SAMTech.edu NHRA Factory Stock Showdown continued after a brief track inspection by the NHRA Safety Safari. …
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Watch it now! First round eliminations from the Dodge NHRA Hemi Challenge

For the first time in four years, the Dodge NHRA Hemi Challenge will have a new winner—watch the first round of eliminations to see why!
04 Sep 2020
David Kennedy
Race coverage
2020 Dodge NHRA Hemi Challenge at U.S. Nationals
Brian Lohnes:  And so, as we begin with this first run here, Stephen Yantus III, the 1968 Barracuda will be coming up by his lonesome. We mentioned a guy who was leading a parade a little earlier, and the guy leading the…
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NHRA's Sportsman stars take center stage at day one of the Denso Spark Plugs NHRA U.S. Nationals

Nearly 900 racers hit the ground running on Thursday morning as the 66th annual Denso Spark Plugs NHRA U.S. Nationals kicked off at Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis, with the start of qualifying and time trials for sportsman racers in the Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series.
03 Sep 2020
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
Race coverage
meyer
Nearly 900 racers hit the ground running on Thursday morning as the 66th annual Denso Spark Plugs NHRA U.S. Nationals kicked off at Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis, with the start of qualifying and time trials for sportsman racers in the Lucas Oil…
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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
Race coverage
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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