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#StumpBob: How many drivers have competed in both Top Fuel and Pro Stock?

With “Mr. Versatility” Alex Laughlin driving a Top Fuel car at Denver, NHRA historian Bob Frey was asked, “How many people have competed in both Top Fuel and Pro Stock at an NHRA race?” Good question, so here’s what he found.
29 Jul 2021
Bob Frey
Stump Bob
Alex Laughlin
Although nobody actually wrote in to “Stump Bob” with this week’s question, I did have several folks e-mail me about it, so I figure it’s fair game. With “Mr. Versatility” Alex Laughlin driving a Top Fuel car at Denver, I was asked, “How…
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#StumpBob: Who holds the record for qualifying No. 1 and losing in round one?

Being the No. 1 qualifier, you're expected to win Round 1 (and many more) at every national event, and while that is often true, there are exceptions to the rule.
16 Jun 2021
Bob Frey
Stump Bob
Stump Bob
Obviously, the No. 1 qualifier is expected to win Round 1 (and many more) at every national event, and while that is often true, there are exceptions to the rule. Let’s take a look. In Top Fuel, Tony Schumacher has the most No. 1 spots with…
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Stump Bob: Has a Dodge Aspen ever won an NHRA national event eliminator?

The Dodge Aspen owned and driven by NHRA historian and statistician Bob Frey became a long-running joke over the years he served as NHRA's chief announcer, so maybe it's not surprising that fans want to know if Aspens have any on-track success, too.
27 May 2021
Bob Frey
Stump Bob
Stump Bob
OK, so this one strikes home. Apparently, my Dodge Aspen (which had 380,000 miles on it and was, it seems, spoken about way too much at the races) is the basis for this question. So… When you think of race cars, an Aspen probably isn’t the…
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#StumpBob: Which driver has the most wins at any NHRA national event?

In the latest installment of our new Stump Bob feature, NHRA historian and statistician Bob Frey answers the challenge to name which drivers have excelled at one particular event or track.
06 May 2021
Bob Frey
Stump Bob
Stump Bob
Stop me if you’ve heard this before but this could be a trick question. You see, if you wanted to know which driver won the most races at a specific track you would have to figure in the fact that Pomona has hosted two races a year since…
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#StumpBob: Which two drivers have shared the winner's circle the most?

With nearly 1,000 national events in the history book, there have been a lot of joint winner’s circles, but which two drivers have shared the most winner’s-circle celebrations?
03 May 2021
Bob Frey
Stump Bob
Stump Bob
  With nearly 1,000 national events in the history book, there have been a lot of joint winner’s circles, but which two drivers have shared the most winner’s-circle celebrations? This is one of those questions where, if you were in a…
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#StumpBob: Which racer has the most low e.t. honors in the Pro Stock class?

Welcome to #StumpBob, a new NHRA.com feature where fans can challenge NHRA historian Bob Frey and his voluminous database on trivia and stats questions. Today he tackles a query about low e.t. honors in Pro Stock and other classes.
28 Apr 2021
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
Stump Bob
Stump Bob
Surprisingly it's not Bob Glidden. Unsurprisingly it's Warren Johnson, but let's talk instead about Greg Anderson. When Anderson set low elapsed time at the Denso Spark Plugs NHRA Four-Wide Nationals, he moved into second place all-time in…
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