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Texas Motorplex teams with Chris Kyle Frog Foundation for event ticket offer

The Texas Motorplex, home of the historic AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals, held Oct. 14-18, is teaming up once again with the Chris Kyle Frog Foundation to offer military and first responders free tickets to the annual NHRA national event.
29 Jun 2020
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Texas Motorplex
The Texas Motorplex, home of the historic AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals, held Oct. 14-18, is teaming up once again with the Chris Kyle Frog Foundation to offer military and first responders free tickets to the annual NHRA national event. Last year…
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Tasca Racing gears up, stockpiling parts and strategizing about crew safety

Bob Tasca III's Motorcraft Funny Car team is gearing up for the long stretch of racing ahead of us when the season resumes, and, as co-crew chief Jon Schaffer points out, it's more than stockpiling parts, as he discusses how the team plans to stay safe racing in a COVID-19 climate.
29 Jun 2020
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Nitro Time Machine: John Force and crew battle back to win 1990 Brainerd event

John Force went from bailing out of his flaming Funny Car at speed to the winner's circle at the 1990 Brainerd event. Hop into the Nitro Time Machine with pilot Brian Lohnes for a trip back to that memorable weekend.
28 Jun 2020
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Nitro Time Machine
John Force
  Previous trips in the NHRA Nitro Time Machine: Dan Pastorini touches…
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Daniels, Shuford, and Phillips lead Southeast Division winners at GALOT

Randy Daniels, Don Shuford, and Cody Phillips led the list of winners as the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series Southeast Division visited GALOT Motorsports Park.
27 Jun 2020
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Division 2
The following are Saturday's final results from the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, Southeast Division event at GALOT Motorsports Park: COMPETITION ELIMINATOR Randy Daniels, Grantsboro, N.C., '08 Sunfire, D/SM, 5.388, 125.…
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Nitro Time Machine: Dan Pastorini touches down in Atlanta Top Fuel winner's circle

Former Super Bowl-winning NFL quarterback Dan Pastorini had a brief but successful Top Fuel career in the mid-1980s. Hop into the NHRA Nitro Time Machine for a trip back to the 1986 Southern Nationals to relive the completed passes Pastroni made on his drive to victory.
27 Jun 2020
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Dan Pastorini
  Previous trips in the NHRA Nitro Time Machine: Nitro Time Machine: Chris Karamesines guns for first…
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ProCharger to participate in NHRA Contingency program in Top Alcohol, Top Dragster, and Pro Mod in 2020

26 Jun 2020
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Racing Technology
ProCharger Superchargers now in NHRA Contingency Program for 2020
In addition to its sponsorship of the Pro Mod class at the 2020 NHRA U.S. Nationals in Indianapolis this year, ProCharger has stepped up and joined NHRA’s contingency program. Winners and runners-up in the Pro Mod class are now eligible for $500 (…
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Cory Mac is back! McClenathan discusses upcoming Indy comeback with DSR team

Earlier this week, Cory McClenathan announced that he would return to Top Fuel driving for Don Schumacher Racing at the two upcoming events in Indy. He chatted with NHRA's Brian Lohnes via Skype to talk about the exciting races ahead.
26 Jun 2020
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Cory McClenathan
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Nitro Time Machine Live: Amanda Busick’s Tales From The Top End

NHRA on FOX reporter Amanda Busick joined host Brian Lohnes to share stories, memories, and moments from her time with the NHRA.
25 Jun 2020
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Nitro Time Machine
Amanda Busick
NHRA on FOX reporter Amanda Busick joined host Brian Lohnes to share stories, memories, and moments from her time with the NHRA. Videos of emotional, funny, and poignant times at the far end of the track highlighted the discussion as Amanda…
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Latest issue of NHRA National Dragster will get you ready to race and watch

The latest issue of NHRA National Dragster magazine, available now online for free and also in the mail to NHRA members around the world, focuses on the upcoming restart of racing in Indianapolis with event and Pro Stock Motorcycle previews and much more.
25 Jun 2020
NHRA National Dragster staff
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NHRA Northwest Nationals canceled due to state and county restrictions

The Flav-R-Pac NHRA Northwest Nationals, originally scheduled for July 31–Aug. 2, has been canceled due to COVID-19 restrictions in Washington state and King County that would not allow fans to attend the event.
25 Jun 2020
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Seattle
The Flav-R-Pac NHRA Northwest Nationals, originally scheduled for July 31–Aug. 2 outside of Seattle, has been canceled due to COVID-19 restrictions in Washington state and King County that would not allow fans to attend the event. NHRA made this…
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Tickets now on sale for 40th annual NHRA Southern Nationals in Atlanta

Tickets are now on sale for the 40th annual Southern Nationals, Aug. 28-30 at Atlanta Dragway in Commerce, Ga. Along with 11,000-horsepower Top Fuel and Funny Cars, fans will witness t Pro Mod, NHRA Factory Stock Showdown cars, and the Mountain Motor Pro Stock class.
25 Jun 2020
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Atlanta
Tickets are now on sale for the 40th annual Southern Nationals, Aug. 28-30 at Atlanta Dragway in Commerce, Ga. The event, previously canceled earlier this year, was returned to the 2020 schedule earlier this month. The prestigious event, an NHRA…
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Wally Parks NHRA Motorsports Museum to reopen to public starting July 1

The Wally Parks NHRA Motorsports Museum, closed since March 16 due to COVID-19, will be reopening to the public on Wednesday, July 1. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesdays through Sundays. The Museum will be following all L.A. County guidelines and have additional precautions in place.
24 Jun 2020
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Museum
The Wally Parks NHRA Motorsports Museum, closed since March 16 due to COVID-19, will be reopening to the public on Wednesday, July 1. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesdays through Sundays.  The Museum will be following all of the Los…
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Tony Schumacher: 'I'm going to enjoy this like I've never enjoyed racing in my life'

Eight-time NHRA Mello Yello Top Fuel champ Tony Schumacher joined NHRA's Brian Lohnes to talk about this return to the cockpit July 11-12 in Indy after sitting out the 2019 season and this thoughts about the event and the season ahead.
24 Jun 2020
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Tony Schumacher
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Cory McClenathan to return to Top Fuel for NHRA Indy doubleheader with DSR

Top Fuel veteran Cory “Mac” McClenathan will return to Don Schumacher Racing for a two-event “redemption tour” at the upcoming NHRA Indianapolis doubleheader at Lucas Oil Raceway next month piloting the Nordic Boats/Revchem Composites Top Fuel dragster.
24 Jun 2020
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Cory McClenathan
Top Fuel veteran Cory “Mac” McClenathan will return to Don Schumacher Racing for a two-event “redemption tour” at the upcoming NHRA Indianapolis doubleheader at Lucas Oil Raceway next month. McClenathan, who had previously announced his drag racing…
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NHRA Shop Talk: Mother Nature vs. Father Horsepower

NHRA’s Alan Reinhart and Brian Lohnes discuss how the weather has a drastic effect on NHRA drag racers from Sportsman racing on up. Learn about how different power adders, fuels, and cars act differently in ever-changing atmospheric conditions.
23 Jun 2020
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Shop Talk
NHRA’s Alan Reinhart and Brian Lohnes will discuss how the weather has a drastic effect on NHRA drag racers from Sportsman racing on up. Learn about how different power adders, fuels, and cars act differently in ever-changing atmospheric…
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Come heck or high water, Cruz Pedregon and team still flooded with optimism

As if getting ready to return to racing after a four-month hiatus due to COVOD-19 wasn't enough, Cruz Pedregon's Snap-on Tools team had to deal with a partially flooded shop after its fire-suppression system was triggered. John Kernan reports from Indy.
23 Jun 2020
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Cruz Pedregon
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E3 Spark Plugs named title sponsor of July 11-12 NHRA Indianapolis event

E3 Spark Plugs, the Official Spark Plug and Official Ignition Products of NHRA, has signed an agreement to become the title rights sponsor of July 11-12 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series national event at Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis.
23 Jun 2020
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Indy
E3 Spark Plugs, the Official Spark Plug and Official Ignition Products of NHRA, has signed an agreement to become the title rights sponsor of July 11-12 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series national event at Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis. The…
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Catch up on the latest NHRA news and notes of the week with Weekend Update

NHRA's Brian Lohnes catches you up on the latest news of the week and takes a look at the week ahead in NHRA Drag Racing.
22 Jun 2020
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Weekend Update
Weekend Update
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The Cost of Being the Boss: One on one with NHRA President Glen Cromwell

In this special edition of the NHRA Insider podcast, host Brian Lohnes talks with NHRA President Glen Cromwell about leadership and decision making in a tumultuous time, the people who helped him form his love and dedication to drag racing, and the necessary moves being made for the health and longevity of the NHRA Drag Racing world.
22 Jun 2020
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Insider
  NHRA President Glen Cromwell joins Brian Lohnes on this episode of the NHRA Insider to talk leadership in tumultuous times, decision making, the people who helped him form his love and dedication to drag racing, and the necessary moves…
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Hot rod history with Jack Beckman—Episode 8: In 1958, drag racing innovation booms

Jack Beckman: NHRA Funny Car driver, drag racing instructor, car guy, and hot-rod historian. During this pause in racing action, Jack is taking us through his favorite moments in drag racing history.
22 Jun 2020
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 Hot rod history with Jack Beckman—Episode 8: In 1958, drag racing innovation booms
In the early days of drag racing there were lots of cars, lots of would-be racers, and lots of open land. The one thing in short supply was the structure needed to bring early hot rodders together to turn them into drag racers. Wally Parks, and…
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Eight-time NHRA Top Fuel champ Tony Schumacher will compete at Indy events

Tony Schumacher, the winningest Top Fuel driver in NHRA history, will make his highly anticipated return to the dragstrip when the 2020 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season resumes next month.
22 Jun 2020
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Tony Schumacher
Tony Schumacher, the winningest Top Fuel driver in NHRA history, will make his highly anticipated return to the dragstrip when the 2020 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season resumes next month. The eight-time world champion will be back behind…
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DHL Funny Car crew chief Todd Smith talks about his battle with COVID-19

Todd Smith, co-crew chief on the 2019 world championship DHL Funny Car of J.R. Todd, talked with Brian Lohnes about his battle with and continuing recovery from COVID-19, as well as the DHL team's preparation for the return to racing.
22 Jun 2020
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Happy Father's Day from the NHRA

Dads are special. They're teachers, mentors, and sounding boards. They're guidance counselors and boo-boo healers. They're crew chiefs and team owners and always in your corner. We want to wish all of the dads out there a Happy Father's Day from the NHRA. Enjoy your day, dads!
21 Jun 2020
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Januik, Gordon, and Thomas lead Division 5 winners at Bandimere Speedway

Nick Januik, Doug Gordon, and Don Thomas led the list of champions as the NHRA West Central Division launched its 2020 Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series season with the Trailer Source Thunder on the Mountain presented by NAPA at Bandimere Speedway.
19 Jun 2020
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Division 5
The following are Saturday's final results from the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, West Central Division Trailer Source Thunder on the Mountain presented by NAPA: TOP ALCOHOL DRAGSTER Nick Januik, Las Vegas, Nev…
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Williams, Pierdolla, Candies lead winners at Houston's Texas Sportsman Challenge

Chase Williams, Hunter Pierdolla, and Brett Candies found the winner's circle at the NHRA's South Central Division Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series Sportsman Showdown at Houston Raceway Park.
19 Jun 2020
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Winners
The following are Saturday's final results from the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, South Central Division Sportsman Showdown: COMPETITION ELIMINATOR Chase Williams, Carthage, Texas, '14 Spitzer, B/DA, 6.803, 176.…
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Fricke, Bellemeur take Top Alcohol victories at 2020 Northeast Division opener

Jackie Fricke, Sean Bellemeur, and Peter D'Angolo led the list of champs as the Northeast Division opened its season at New England Dragway.
19 Jun 2020
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Division 1
The following are Sunday's final results from the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, Northeast Division event at New England Dragway: TOP ALCOHOL DRAGSTER  Jackie Fricke, Flemington, N.J., 5.316, 274.83 def. Duane Shields…
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Pro Stock engine builder profile: Joey Grose

We're taking you inside the minds of the engine builders who create the most powerful naturally aspirated 500-cid race engines on earth
19 Jun 2020
David Kennedy
Racing Technology
Pro Stock engine builder profile: Joey Grose
Pro Stock engine builders have a legendary reputation for dedication and persistence that goes beyond maniacal. Their work ethic and ability to bring concepts into reality has been something to behold in NHRA pits for more than 50 years. To…
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Top Fuel's Doug Foley and team ready to restart their season at Indy event

Top Fuel racer Doug Foley joined NHRA’s Brian Lohnes via Skype to talk about the Foley-Lewis team’s plans for the 2020 season and how they’ve adjusted during the COVID-19 outbreak.
19 Jun 2020
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Doug Foley
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NHRA Jr. Drag Racing Eastern Conference Finals move to zMAX as part of Jr. Drag Week

The future stars of the National Hot Rod Association will compete at zMAX Dragway, July 10-18, when the “Bellagio of Drag Strips” hosts the wildly popular Jr. Drag Racing Week that will conclude with the prestigious NHRA Jr. Drag Racing League Eastern Conference Finals.
19 Jun 2020
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Jr Drag Racing League
The future stars of the National Hot Rod Association will compete at zMAX Dragway, July 10-18, when the “Bellagio of Drag Strips” hosts the wildly popular Jr. Drag Racing Week that will conclude with the prestigious NHRA Jr. Drag Racing League…
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Fan Fotos: A Texas-sized collection from three decades of photo greatness

David Graves has been shooting photos in Texas and the surrounding states for decades and shared with us a collection of some of his great Top Fuel, Funny Car, Pro Stock, and Sportsman-racing images.
19 Jun 2020
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
DRAGSTER Insider
Fan Fotos
Drag racing is a multi-generational sport across many platforms, with kids and grandkids following their elders not only behind the wheel on the dragstrip or twirling the wrenches in the pits but into the grandstands but behind the camera lens…
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