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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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Catch the high-powered action live from Pomona on FS1 and all season long on NHRA.tv

The 2020 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season is underway at the Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals presented by ProtectTheHarvest.com and the action is already heating up. Tune in to FS1 today at 5 p.m. Eastern and can watch this kind of action live all year long on NHRA.tv. Sign up today!
09 Feb 2020
Posted by NHRA.com staff
News
Winternationals
The 2020 NHRA Mello Yello drag racing Series season is underway at the Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals presented by ProtectTheHarvest.com and the action is already heating up.   Tune in to FS1 today at 5 p.m. Eastern for three hours of…
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Watch Alexis DeJoria bring the throttle whack to her ROKiT Funny Car

Alexis DeJoria returns to Funny Car racing at the Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals presented by ProtectTheHarvest.com and she's doing it in style.
09 Feb 2020
NHRA National Dragster staff
Feature
Alexis DeJoria
Alexis DeJoria does few things quietly, and that includes warming up her ROKiT Phones Toyota Camry Funny Car. She brought the boom by whacking the throttle during the pre-race warmup, delighting fans at the 60th annual Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals…
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After qualifying in his Funny Car debut, the sky's the limit for Alex Miladinovich

Alex Miladinovich was like a lot of fans at the drags. He sat in the grandstands watching Funny Cars and dreamed of someday being there himself and competing against John Force. The difference is that Miladinovich made it happen.
09 Feb 2020
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
Feature
Alex Miladinovich
Alex Miladinovich was like a lot of fans at the drags. He sat in the grandstands and watched the awesome Funny Cars roar down the dragstrip and dreamed of someday being there himself and competing against John Force The difference is that…
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Kenny Delco begins 50th season of Pro Stock with powerful results

The New Yorker is back with a refreshed Frank Iaconio engine, qualified in the top five and is driving faster than ever.
09 Feb 2020
Jacob Sundstrom, NHRA National Dragster Associate Editor
Feature
Kenny Delco
Kenny Delco began the 2020 season with refreshed power courtesy of Frank Iaconio and Gray Motorsports with terrific results. The East Coast racer made the long trek to the 60th Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals presented by ProtectTheHarvest.com and so…
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Alexis DeJoria has wasted no time getting back to speed in Funny Car return

Don’t bother asking Alexis DeJoria if she’s already back up to speed after a two-year hiatus from Funny Car racing. She is.
09 Feb 2020
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
Feature
Alexis DeJoria
Don’t bother asking Alexis DeJoria if she’s already back up to speed after a two-year hiatus from Funny Car racing. She is. The steely fan favorite has more laps under her safety belts already this season than any other driver after three test…
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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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Fifth Third Bank signs multi-year sponsorship agreement with Kalitta Motorsports

Kalitta Motorsports has partnered with Fifth Third Bank, National Association on a multi-year sponsorship agreement.
08 Feb 2020
Posted by NHRA.com staff
News
Doug Kalitta
Kalitta Motorsports has partnered with Fifth Third Bank, National Association on a multi-year sponsorship agreement. The longtime financial partner with Kalitta Air and Kalitta Charters will join NGK Spark Plugs, Mobil 1 and Osborn as new sponsors…
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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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Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals eliminations start moved to 10 a.m. Pacific

The start of Sunday racing at the Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals presented by ProtectTheHarvest.com will begin at 10 a.m. Pacific due to pending weather.
08 Feb 2020
Posted by NHRA.com staff
News
Winternationals
Mello Yello racing at the Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals presented by ProtecttheHarvest.com will now begin at 10 a.m. Pacific on Sunday due to pending weather. Racing was originally scheduled for 11 a.m.  Sunday racing begins with Top Fuel…
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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 photo gallery

NHRA National Dragster photographers Jerry Foss and Marc Gewertz were all over Auto Club Raceway at Pomona to capture the action on and off the track at the 60th annual Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals presented by ProtectTheHarvest.com.
08 Feb 2020
NHRA National Dragster staff
Race coverage
Pomona
Great Southern California weather has brought out NHRA fans in large numbers for the season opener in Pomona. NHRA's world-famous open pits allow…
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From Top Fuel to Funny Car and back again, it's been a whirlwind ride for Shawn Langdon

Shawn Langdon spent nine years learning how to drive a Top Fueler, two learning to drive a Funny Car, and now he's back in Top Fuel, and he's the No. 1 qualifier after Friday of the Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals. The back-and-forth transitions have kept him on his toes.
08 Feb 2020
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
Feature
Shawn Langdon
Over nine seasons, from 2009 to 2017, Shawn Langdon spent 208 events and hundreds and hundreds of runs learning the finer points of driving a Top Fuel dragster, efforts that culminated in 14 national event victories and the 2013 NHRA Mello Yello…
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Jeg Coughlin Jr. to retire from Pro Stock racing following 2020 NHRA season

The JEGS.com Elite Motorsports racer will step away from Pro Stock racing following the conclusion of the Mello Yello NHRA Drag Racing season.
08 Feb 2020
Jacob Sundstrom, NHRA National Dragster Associate Editor
News
Jeg Coughlin Jr.
Jeg Coughlin Jr. will retire from Pro Stock racing at the end of the 2020 Mello Yello NHRA Drag Racing season.  The five-time Pro Stock world champion raced to a second-place finish in the 2019 season. He snagged a Super Gas title in 1992 to…
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Marty Robertson battling through Pro Stock learning curve

The newest member of Elite Motorsports fighting to get into first Pro Stock field of 2020
08 Feb 2020
Jacob Sundstrom, NHRA National Dragster Associate Editor
Feature
Marty Robertson
Marty Robertson is no stranger to driving race cars, but the newest member of Elite Motorsports knows the challenge facing him in Pro Stock this season. He made his professional debut in the category Friday in the Curing Kids Cancer Chevy Camaro and…
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50 years later, Winternationals-winning Stocker returns to scene of its glory

Fifty years after their breakthrough victory, Richard Charbonneau and his 1970 Winternationals Stock eliminator-winning E/Stock '67 Ford Fairlane station wagon are back at the racetrack in Pomona as part of the 60th Winternationals celebration.
08 Feb 2020
Posted by NHRA.com staff
Feature
Richard Charbonneau
Fifty years after their breakthrough victory, Richard Charbonneau and his 1970 Winternationals Stock eliminator-winning E/Stock '67 Ford Fairlane station wagon are back at the racetrack in Pomona as part of the 60th Winternationals celebration.…
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Brandon Welch learns lesson after first 3-second Top Fuel run at Winternationals

The first-year Top Fuel racer crossed a significant personal milestone Friday. He's hoping for a smoother Saturday.
08 Feb 2020
Jacob Sundstrom, NHRA National Dragster Associate Editor
Feature
Brandon Welch
  Brandon Welch earned his Top Fuel dragster license in Las Vegas a week ago and made his professional debut in the category Friday at the Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals presented by ProtectTheHarvest.com. It didn't go quite as planned.…
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NHRA announces Launch, a new career portal platform

The National Hot Rod Association, along with Pro Stock Motorcycle legend Terry Vance and the Vance Family Foundation, have announced the official start of NHRA Launch Motorsports Careers, NHRA’s motorsports career portal. 
08 Feb 2020
Posted by NHRA.com staff
News
NHRA Launch
The National Hot Rod Association, along with Pro Stock Motorcycle legend Terry Vance and the Vance Family Foundation, have announced the official start of NHRA Launch Motorsports Careers, NHRA’s motorsports career portal.  NHRA Launch…
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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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Don Prudhomme and Tommy Ivo star in Night of Champions at Wally Parks NHRA Museum

Don "The Snake" Prudhomme and Tommy Ivo joined Jack Beckman on stage at a special Night of Champions at the Wally Parks NHRA Museum following a great day of qualifying at the Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals presented by ProtectTheHarvest.com.
07 Feb 2020
NHRA National Dragster staff
Feature
Tommy Ivo and Don Prudhomme
The road to becoming a drag racing champion is grueling, lonely, and doesn’t come out without sacrifices.  But it does make for some unforgettable stories.  For nearly 20 years the place to hear those stories, told by the people who…
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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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Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals Friday photo gallery

NHRA National Dragster photographers Jerry Foss and Marc Gewertz were all over Auto Club Raceway at Pomona to capture the action on and off the track at the 60th annual Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals presented by ProtectTheHarvest.com.
07 Feb 2020
Posted by NHRA.com staff
Race coverage
Photo Gallery
Fans entering the track were greeted by a vintage Winternationals sign like the one that hung over the starting line for decades. The iconic Winternationals snowflake is also…
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Nostalgia Funny Car racer Dan Horan Jr. takes a high-speed ride into sand trap

Nostalgia Funny Car racer Dan Horan Jr. took a ride into the sandtrap at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona after his parachutes failed to deploy after a 5.653, 262.59-mph pass. He was not injured
07 Feb 2020
Posted by NHRA.com staff
News
Dan Horan Jr.
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It's all about the music when nitro drivers 'tune up' for Friday Prime Time program

NHRA’s Friday night Prime Time qualifying program allows Top Fuel and Funny Car drivers to choose their introduction music and few were better at it last year than J.R. Todd. Here's a look back at last year's best music pickers and their choices.
07 Feb 2020
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
Feature
J.R. Todd
When 2018 Mello Yello Funny Car world champ J.R. Todd rolls into Friday night qualifying at this year’s Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals, the driver of the DHL Toyota won’t be defending his Mello Yello title, but he still has a crown to defend: the…
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WATCH: Nostalgia Pro Stock at Pomona; catch the entire race on NHRA.tv

Eight vintage Pro Stock machines are making exhibition runs at the 60th annual Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals. Enjoy the clip and sign up to watch the entire event live on NHRA.tv.
07 Feb 2020
Posted by NHRA.com staff
News
Nostalgia Pro Stock
Eight vintage Pro Stock machines are making exhibition runs at the 60th annual Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals. presented by ProtectTheHarvest.com, making wheelstanding, gear-jamming passes down the famed quarter-mile at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona.…
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Brandon Welch has fiery start to Top Fuel career in opening pass in Pomona

Brandon Welch, who is making his Top Fuel debut at the Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals, made a solid 3.84 opening pass but punctuated it with an engine explosion in his BetterDiesel.com dragster.
07 Feb 2020
Posted by NHRA.com staff
News
Brandon Welch
//hide image on specific article jQuery(document).ready(function ($) { }); Brandon Welch, who is making his Top Fuel debut at the Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals, made a solid 3.84 opening pass but punctuated it with an engine explosion…
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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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