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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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Brittany Force blazing fast in Flav-R-Pac dragster at NHRA Arizona Nationals

Brittany Force has made her new car look very good - and very fast - at the NHRA Arizona Nationals.
22 Feb 2020
Jacob Sundstrom, NHRA National Dragster Associate Editor
Feature
Brittany Force
Brittany Force came within a hundredth of earning pole position at the NHRA Arizona Nationals, continuing a strong start to the season for the Monster Energy / Flav-R-Pac team. Force left the Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals presented by…
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Final qualifying session of NHRA Arizona Nationals scheduled for 4 p.m.

The one and only Mello Yello professional session of qualifying is scheduled for 4 p.m. Mountain Time and is set to begin with Top Fuel.
22 Feb 2020
Posted by NHRA.com staff
News
Phoenix
NHRA officials announced there will be one final session of Mello Yello professional qualifying set to start at 4 p.m. Mountain Time followed by a round of Lucas Oil Sportsman eliminations. Professional qualifying will begin with Top Fuel, followed…
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Gallery: Check out how NHRA teams wait out the rain in Phoenix

NHRA National Dragster photographer Marc Gewertz braved the rain to bring you photos of how teams, and fans, spent the rain delay at the NHRA Arizona Nationals.
22 Feb 2020
NHRA National Dragster staff
Race coverage
Greg Anderson
Check out these great photos of cars, drivers and fans in the rain at the NHRA Arizona Nationals, the second of 24 stops on the Mello Yello NHRA Drag Racing Series tour. 
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Fernando Cuadra Sr. building Pro Stock team from fresh foundation

New thinking and philosophy is the foundation of Fernando Cuadra Sr.'s family Pro Stock team.
22 Feb 2020
Jacob Sundstrom, NHRA National Dragster Associate Editor
Feature
Fernando Cuadra Sr.
Fernando Cuadra Sr. entered the second day of qualifying at the NHRA Arizona Nationals on the bump spot of the 19-car Pro Stock field. That likely won't concern the team owner much. His group is fielding three Pro Stock cars, two Ford Mustangs and…
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Event update: Rain affecting NHRA Arizona Nationals Saturday qualifying

NHRA officials announced Mello Yello Saturday qualifying for the NHRA Arizona Nationals is planning to run despite inclement weather occurring throughout the area. Stay tuned to NHRA.com for more information.
22 Feb 2020
Posted by NHRA.com staff
News
Phoenix
Rain rolled into the Phoenix area Saturday morning but NHRA officials announced racing is still scheduled for Saturday at the NHRA Arizona Nationals at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park. The schedule may be affected or altered by the inclement…
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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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Matt Hagan continues fast start to 2020 with provisional Funny Car pole

Matt Hagan grabbed another five bonus points by going to the top of the NHRA Arizona Nationals Funny Car field on Friday.
21 Feb 2020
Jacob Sundstrom, NHRA National Dragster Associate Editor
Race coverage
Matt Hagan
Matt Hagan highlighted an incredible second qualifying session of Funny Car and took over the provisional pole at the NHRA Arizona Nationals. The driver of the Mopar Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Funny Car ran a 3.859-second pass at 331.61-mph to go to…
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Jeg Coughlin earns provisional Pro Stock pole at NHRA Arizona Nationals

Nobody has been able to outrun Jeg Coughlin Jr. in Pro Stock to start the 2020 Mello Yello NHRA Drag Racing season.
21 Feb 2020
Jacob Sundstrom, NHRA National Dragster Associate Editor
Race coverage
Jeg Coughlin Jr.
Jeg Coughlin continued his dominant run through the Pro Stock field at the NHRA Arizona Nationals and captured the No. 1 position through the first two of four sessions. He made a 6.536-second pass at 208.46-mph in his JEGS.com Chevy Camaro, the…
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NHRA Arizona Nationals Friday gallery

NHRA National Dragster photographer Marc Gewertz grabbed incredible images on the first day of NHRA Arizona Nationals qualifying and we've got them all in one place for you.
21 Feb 2020
NHRA National Dragster staff
Race coverage
Ron Capps
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Gallery: See inside the cars of the Arizona Big Tire Shootout

You've seen them hit the strip at the NHRA Arizona Nationals, now take a look under the hood of the cars of the Arizona Big Tire Shootout
21 Feb 2020
NHRA National Dragster staff
Race coverage
Big Tire
The Arizona Big Tire Shootout hit the drag strip at the NHRA Arizona Nationals to help kick off a weekend of racing (which you can watch here), and now you…
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Jeg Coughlin Jr. continues perfect season at NHRA Arizona Nationals

Jeg Coughlin Jr. earned another three points to continue spectacular start to his final full-time season behind the wheel of his Pro Stock Chevy Camaro.
21 Feb 2020
Jacob Sundstrom, NHRA National Dragster Associate Editor
Race coverage
Jeg Coughlin Jr.
Jeg Coughlin Jr. remained the quickest driver in Pro Stock and earned another three points as he continued his incredible start to his final full-time season behind the wheel of his JEGS.com Chevy Camaro.  Coughlin put down a 6.567-second…
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Watch the first session of the Arizona Big Tire Shootout

The Arizona Big Tire Shootout hit the Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park drag strip and you can see the full first session here.
21 Feb 2020
NHRA National Dragster staff
Race coverage
Big Tire
A wild variety of cars, and a truck, thrilled Mello Yello NHRA Drag Racing fans at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park to help kick off the NHRA Arizona Nationals. You can check out all the passes from the first set of time trials in the video below…
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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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Terry McMillen will debut new chassis at Gatornationals

Terry McMillen and Rob Wendland continue to improve an already impressive program.
21 Feb 2020
Jacob Sundstrom, NHRA National Dragster Associate Editor
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Terry McMillen
Terry McMillen's Amalie Motor Oil Top Fuel team brought chassis construction in-house for the first time during the 2019 season, a move that paid near-immediate dividends for the Indiana native. What started as front-halving a Don Schumacher Racing…
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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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Sebring International Raceway named new NHRA Member Track

Sebring International Raceway will become an NHRA member track, joining Division 2, the Southwest division of NHRA member tracks.
21 Feb 2020
Posted by NHRA.com staff
News
Sebring
Sebring International Raceway will become an NHRA member track, joining Division 2, the Southwest division of NHRA member tracks. Sebring International Raceway, located in Sebring, Fla., is one of the oldest continuously operating racetracks in…
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Pro Stock Motorcycle/Pro Mod/Factory Stock previews highlight new issue of National Dragster

NHRA National Dragster's third issue of 2020, featuring coverage of the Lucas Oil NHRA Wintrrnationals and previewing the Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals, is online for NHRA members and in the mail to homes and shops around the world.
20 Feb 2020
NHRA National Dragster staff
News
ND cover
NHRA National Dragster's third issue of 2020, featuring coverage of the Lucas Oil NHRA Wintrrnationals and previewing the Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals, is online for NHRA members and in the mail to homes and shops around the world. In…
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Jason Line hopes to add special moment in Phoenix during retirement tour

Past Pro Stock champ Jason Line would love to close out his driving career this season with another world championship. After a runner-up in Pomona, a good showing at the NHRA Arizona Nationals would go a long way towards that goal.
19 Feb 2020
Posted by NHRA.com staff
Feature
Jason Line
Craving the spotlight has never been part of Jason Line’s personality, but during his final season of full-time racing in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, the three-time Pro Stock world champion may experience it more than usual in 2020.…
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50 Years of Pro Stock: Bob Glidden’s desert dominance led to championships

Bob Glidden owned Pro Stock in the mid- to late-1980s, winning five straight championships from 1985-1989, a streak that coincided with his domination of the NHRA national event in Phoenix, which Glidden won in each its first four years.
19 Feb 2020
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
News
Bob Glidden
Throughout 2020, NHRA will be celebrating 50 Years of Pro Stock with special exhibitions and features at national events and showcasing the long history of the class on its media channels. Prior to each event on the 2020 schedule, NHRA…
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NHRA, Game Time partner on a new line of stylized NHRA Premier Watches

19 Feb 2020
Posted by NHRA.com staff
News
NHRA
The NHRA and Game Time have partnered on a new line of stylized NHRA Premier Watches that tap into the rich history of NHRA speed and motor culture with a vintage twist.  The initial run includes models named Nitro, Vintage Pioneer,…
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NHRA Arizona Nationals Tricky Tipster: Desert Storming

Tricky Tipster, NHRA National Dragster magazine's resident Wizard of Odds, has labeled Pomona winners Doug Kalitta, Jack Beckman, and Jeg Coughlin Jr., as his pre-race picks for this weekend's NHRA Arizona Nationals in Phoenix.
19 Feb 2020
NHRA National Dragster staff
Tricky Tipster
Tricky Tipster
There is something peaceful and tranquil about the Arizona desert unless of course, one takes into account the oasis that is Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park just outside of Phoenix. The words “peaceful” and “tranquil” are rarely used to describe…
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Antron Brown has something to prove at NHRA Arizona Nationals

Antron Brown teamed back up with crew chief Brian Corradi ahead of the 2020 Mello Yello NHRA Drag Racing season and is eager to get back on top, beginning at the NHRA Arizona Nationals.
18 Feb 2020
Posted by NHRA.com staff
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Antron Brown
Last season wasn’t up to the usual impressive standards from Antron Brown, but you won’t find an ounce of discouragement from the three-time NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series world champ. Coming off his first winless season of his career in the…
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Alexis DeJoria returns to Phoenix looking for first win in comeback season

Alexis DeJoria returned to Mello Yello NHRA Drag Racing in Pomona with plenty of energy and hopes to turn that into victory at the NHRA Arizona Nationals.
18 Feb 2020
Posted by NHRA.com staff
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Alexis DeJoria
A two-year hiatus didn’t seem to bother Alexis DeJoria as she opened the 2020 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season in style in Pomona. The Funny Car standout advanced to the semifinals in her first race since 2017, setting a strong tone for…
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AAA Texas FallNationals tickets on sale now after record renewal period

Tickets for the Oct. 15-18, AAA Texas FallNationals at Texas Motorplex are on sale now. Fans who buy any adult ticket with pit pass for any day of the FallNationals will receive one Texas Motorplex 35th Anniversary Commemorative Coin.
18 Feb 2020
Posted by NHRA.com staff
News
Dallas
Tickets for the Oct. 15-18, AAA Texas FallNationals are on sale now following a highly successful renewal period and while supplies last each order will receive a commemorative 35th-anniversary coin. The fourth of six Countdown championship playoff…
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On the heels of Pomona victory, Infinite Hero team bullish on Phoenix, 2020 season

Following Jack Beckman's Funny Car win at the season-opening Lucas Oil NHRA Winterationals, crew chief Dean Antonelli talked about his team's strategy and plans for the upcoming NHRA Arizona Nationals and the balance of the season.
18 Feb 2020
Posted by NHRA.com staff
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Dean Antonelli
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Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals Sportsman Highlights

There were a dozen different Sportsman champions crowned during last week’s season-opening Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals presented by ProtectTheHarvest.com, and most of them didn’t need directions to find the winner’s circle.
18 Feb 2020
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
News
Aryan Rochon
There were a dozen different Sportsman champions crowned during last week’s season-opening Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals presented by ProtectTheHarvest.com, and most of them didn’t need directions to find the winner’s circle. With the exception of…
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Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals Top Dragster winner Paul Nero

18 Feb 2020
NHRA National Dragster staff
News
Two years removed from a Top Dragster presented by Vortech Superchargers championship, Paul Nero is still going strong and earned his fourth career win in the class by stopping Chuck Phelps in the final round. Nero gained a sizable lead at the…
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Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals Top Sportsman winner Don Meziere

18 Feb 2020
NHRA National Dragster staff
News
Don Meziere made a triumphant return to Auto Club Raceway at Pomona, where he claimed his first national event title in Super Comp in 2014, and this time, he earned career win No. 4 in the Top Sportsman presented by Vortech Superchargers class.…
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Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals Super Street winner Gary Ericksen

18 Feb 2020
NHRA National Dragster staff
News
More than a decade after his last national event win in Seattle in 2009, Gary Erickswn visited the winner’s circle again when he wheeled his Ford Probe to the Super Street title. Ericksen, who also won in Seattle in 2005, held off final-round…
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