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NHRA Honors program to salute military, first responders at Winternationals

The NHRA Honors program will honor all military members, veterans, first responders, and community heroes with a special presentation during the first Pro qualifying session on Saturday of the Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals. 
20 Mar 2024
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NHRA honors
The NHRA Honors program will honor all military members, veterans, first responders, and community heroes, and each will be celebrated throughout the race with a special presentation during the first Pro qualifying session on Saturday of the Lucas…
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Catch encores of Shirley Muldowney documentary on FS2

Fans who missed the premiere of "Shirley," a new documentary about the life and career of three-time NHRA Top Fuel world champion Shirley Muldowney, will be able to catch subsequent re-airs on FS2.
20 Mar 2024
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Shirley Muldowney
Fans who missed the premiere of "Shirley," a new documentary about the life and career of three-time NHRA Top Fuel world champion Shirley Muldowney, will be able to catch subsequent re-airs on FS2. The show will air again on Saturday, March 23 at…
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Tony Stewart will fly Mobil 1 50th anniversary colors at Winternationals

NHRA race fans who witnessed Tony Stewart’s impressive Top Fuel debut at the season-opening event in Gainesville will get another first-look in Pomona when he unveils a new black and gold 50th anniversary Mobil 1 livery.
20 Mar 2024
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
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Tony Stewart
NHRA race fans who witnessed Tony Stewart’s impressive Top Fuel debut at the season-opening event in Gainesville will get another first-look at the multi-discipline motorsports superstar when he unveils a new black and gold 50th anniversary Mobil 1…
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Two drivers, 11 championships: Steve Torrence and Jeg Coughlin Jr. dive deep!

On this episode of the NHRA Insider podcast powered by Speedmaster, host Brian Lohnes is joined by Steve Torrence and Jeg Coughlin Jr. to talk about not only the start of the 2024 NHRA Mission Foods Drag Racing Series but also their careers.
20 Mar 2024
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NHRA Insider podcast
Insider
  On this episode of the NHRA Insider podcast powered by Speedmaster, host Brian Lohnes is joined by Steve Torrence and Jeg Coughlin Jr. to talk about not only the start of the 2024 NHRA Mission Foods Drag Racing Series but also their…
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Flashback: Top 5 moments from the 2000 Winternationals

Relive all the drama and excitement of the 2000 Winternationals with our Top 5 moments including thrilling side-by-side finals and an unlikley holeshot winner.
20 Mar 2024
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Pomona 2000
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2024 Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals Top Sportsman champion James Hinkle

19 Mar 2024
NHRA National Dragster staff
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144:47
James Hinkle’s first national event win was a big one as he earned a coveted Gatornationals Wally and Gator trophy after defeating world champ Darian Boesch in the final of Right Trailers Top Sportsman. Hinkle put together a great run in the final…
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2024 Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals Top Dragster champion Blake Peavler

19 Mar 2024
NHRA National Dragster staff
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134:15
After winning a pair of national events last season, Blake Peavler got his 2024 season started on a winning note by claiming the victory in Right Trailers Top Dragster. Peavler got the win after Robert Tehle fouled in the final.  
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2024 Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals Super Gas champion Marty Williams

19 Mar 2024
NHRA National Dragster staff
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84:41
Marty Williams picked up his first career national event victory with his score in Super Gas. Williams wheeled his Corvette to an easy final-round victory after opponent Rick Swank left .008-second too soon and fouled
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2024 Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals Super Comp champion Holden Laris

19 Mar 2024
NHRA National Dragster staff
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120:31
Holden Laris scored career win No. 5 and his second in Super Comp at the Gatornationals in a tight 8.92 to 8.93 final-round decision over Brad Plourd. Laris was stellar at the Tree with a .009 reaction time that allowed him to control the race.
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2024 Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals Stock champion Jeff Strickland

19 Mar 2024
NHRA National Dragster staff
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141:41
Jeff Strickland pulled off an amazing feat with his fourth-straight Gatornationals victory (and sixth overall) after Jay Storey fouled in the Stock final. Strickland now has 24 NHRA national event wins to his credit.
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2024 Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals Super Stock champion Kenny Horne

19 Mar 2024
NHRA National Dragster staff
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170:43
Kenny Horne, who raced in his first national event final in 1974,  scored his first win since the 1989 season when he downed Monty Bogan in the Super Stock final. Horne was tough on both ends of the track with a .008 light and a 9.853 on his 9.…
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2024 Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals Comp champion David Billingsley

19 Mar 2024
David Kennedy
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148:36
David Billingsley collected his seventh career win and sixth in Comp when he drove his D/EA Camaro to a final-round victory against fellow class veteran Robert Bailey and his six-second A/ED. Billingsley ran a (-.56) 8.06 to hold off Bailey’s (-.48…
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2024 Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals Top Alcohol Funny Car champion Ulf Leanders

19 Mar 2024
David Kennedy
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88:24
Ulf Leanders won the Gatornationals for the second time in his career, taking the Top Alcohol Funny Car title with a 5.35 to 5.44 final-round defeat of Phil Esz. Leanders, whose breakthrough first career win came at the 2015 Gatornationals, also won…
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2024 Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals Top Alcohol Dragster champion Joe Maynard

19 Mar 2024
NHRA National Dragster staff
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86:49
Joe Maynard, who earlier in the weekend won the Division 2 Lucas Oil Series “Baby Gators” event, followed with his first national event victory, winning in his official Top Alcohol Dragster debut in the Samsel family’s A/Fuel Dragster. Maynard, son…
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Mark Christopher Chevrolet to sponsor Brittany Force Top Fueler in Pomona

Brittany Force will drive the Mark Christopher Auto Center Chevrolet/Monster Energy Top Fuel dragster in this weekend’s Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals at In-N-Out Burger Pomona Dragstrip.
19 Mar 2024
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Brittany Force
Brittany Force will drive the Mark Christopher Auto Center Chevrolet/Monster Energy Top Fuel dragster in this weekend’s Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals at In-N-Out Burger Pomona Dragstrip. “It’s an honor and a pleasure to support and be part of…
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Buddy Hull to debut Mooneyes Funny Car at Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals

Driver Buddy Hull and the Jim Dunn Racing team will be showcasing an iconic Jim Dunn Mooneyes Funny Car body for the first time this year at the Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals.
19 Mar 2024
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Mooneyes
After an exciting Funny Car debut at the Gatornationals, driver Buddy Hull is ready to take on the Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals at In-N-Out Burger Pomona Dragstrip on March 21-24. Hull, a driver for Jim Dunn Racing, will be showcasing an iconic…
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Krista Baldwin acquires Pat Dakin’s Top Fuel team; heads to Pomona with new look

Third-generation Top Fuel pilot and team owner Krista Baldwin has acquired the Top Fuel operation previously owned by veteran racer Pat Dakin.
19 Mar 2024
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Krista Baldwin
Third-generation Top Fuel pilot and team owner Krista Baldwin has acquired the Top Fuel operation previously owned by veteran racer Pat Dakin. Baldwin will make her first appearance of the 2024 NHRA Mission Foods Drag Racing Series season at this…
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For Brian Husen, Gainesville Top Fuel win was a milestone in a long career

Brian Husen has experienced a lot of success as a crewmember and assistant crew chief, tallying 10 world championships and more than 100 event victories, but his role as lead tuner for Shawn Langdon's Gainesville Top Fuel win was another long-awaited milestone.
19 Mar 2024
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
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Brian Husen
In a drag racing career that has spanned more than 35 seasons, Brian Husen has experienced a lot of success as a crewmember and assistant crew chief, tallying 10 world championships and more than 100 event victories, much of it as master tuner Alan…
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Shawn Reed and team working their way back to competitiveness in Top Fuel

After more than four years on the sidelines, Shawn Reed returned to the Top Fuel wars in Gainesville, where the team found its footing and prepped them for the season ahead, including this weekend's Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals.
19 Mar 2024
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Shawn Reed
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Huge Funny Car field awaits points leader J.R. Todd at Lucas Oil Winternationals

After winning the Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals to open the 2024 NHRA Mission Foods Drag Racing Series, J.R. Todd heads to this weekend’s 64th annual Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals with plenty of momentum.
18 Mar 2024
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 J.R. Todd
After winning the Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals to open the 2024 NHRA Mission Foods Drag Racing Series, J.R. Todd heads to this weekend’s 64th annual Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals with plenty of momentum. But it certainly won’t get any…
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Modern Warriors named presenting sponsor for Pomona Legends Nitro Series

Modern Warriors “Your Tactical Specialist” has stepped up to present the popular Legends Nitro Series competition at the Lucas Oil NHRA WInternationals.
18 Mar 2024
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Legends Nitro Series
In a scene that could be taken from a Southern California dragstrip a half century earlier, classic Nitro Funny Car racing and In-N-Out Burgers will converge when the Legends Nitro Series hosts the second round of its 10-race championship at In-N-…
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Jasmine Salinas to take over driving duties for Scrappers Racing Top Fueler

Jasmine Salinas will take over primary driving duties for her father Mike Salinas as he steps back to tend to some personal health matters. She will pilot the Scrappers Racing/Petersen Automotive Museum Top Fueler at this weekend's Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals.
18 Mar 2024
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Jasmine Salinas
Jasmine Salinas will take over primary driving duties for her father Mike Salinas as he steps back to tend to some personal health matters. Jasmine will pilot the Scrappers Racing/Petersen Automotive Museum Top Fuel entry this weekend at the Lucas…
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Fry's Food Stores, Arizona Lottery will sponsor Shumake in Phoenix debut

Fry's Food Stores and the Arizona Lottery will serve as the primary sponsors of Travis Shumake’s Top Fuel dragster for his inaugural race in the NHRA Mission Foods Drag Racing Series, scheduled to take place April 5-7 at the NHRA Arizona Nationals.
15 Mar 2024
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Travis Shumake
Top Fuel pilot and team owner Travis Shumake announced a knockout lineup of sponsors for his inaugural race in the NHRA Mission Foods Drag Racing Series, scheduled to take place April 5-7 at the NHRA Arizona Nationals hosted at Firebird Motorsports…
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Rick Jackson Motorsports, Westerfield to debut new sponsors, look in Pomona

Rick Jackson Motorsports and former Top Alcohol Funny Car champion Shane Westerfield will unveil an updated design for the 2024 season for the team’s newest sponsor, Take 2 Services. 
15 Mar 2024
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Rick Jackson Motorsports
Rick Jackson Motorsports and former Top Alcohol Funny Car champion Shane Westerfield will unveil an updated design for the 2024 season for the team’s newest sponsor, Take 2 Services.  Take 2 Services is a Southern California-based company…
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The Chrisman family photo album

The Chrisman family has been a part of the Southern California landscape since before the Winternationals were a thing. The family has opened its scrapbook for us to take a look back at the incredible legacy that continues to this day.
15 Mar 2024
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
DRAGSTER Insider
The Chrisman family photo album
Over its long existence, NHRA Drag Racing has witnessed the rise of many racers who can truly be called the superstars or legends of the sport, and Jack Chrisman is one of them about whom more recent fans might not know, but he was arguably one of…
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Gatornationals nitro winners Shawn Langdon, J.R. Todd on WFO Radio

Shawn Langdon and J.R. Todd, who made history at the Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals with the first-ever double win for Kalitta Motorsports, joined WFO Radio to talk about the weekend and to preview the upcoming Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals.
14 Mar 2024
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WFO Radio
  Shawn Langdon and J.R. Todd made history at the Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals with the first-ever double win for Kalitta Motorsports.  Both Kalitta drivers will give the details of the victory that happened on the…
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Totten adds Alff Construction for 2024 NHRA Top Fuel campaign

Totten Motorsports has announced a new marketing partner for its 2024 NHRA Top Fuel season, welcoming Omaha, Neb.-based Alff Construction to the flanks of his independent entry.
14 Mar 2024
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Terry Totten
Totten Motorsports has announced a new marketing partner for its 2024 NHRA Top Fuel season, welcoming Omaha, Neb.-based Alff Construction to the flanks of his independent entry. The new sponsorship will debut at the Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals…
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Behind the Scenes at the 2024 Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals

Go behind the scenes with the winners of the Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals as they celebrate their victories with their teams and one another and accept congratulations from their vanquished final-round foes.
14 Mar 2024
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Behind the Scenes at the 2024 Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals
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The Sports Report: Gator Bites

NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series Sportsman highlights from the 55th annual Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals at historic Gainesville Raceway.
13 Mar 2024
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
The Sports Report
Kenny Horne
In the summer of 1974, a then 25-year-old Kenny Horne went to the final round of Stock at the Summernationals in Englishtown, where he lost to Kenny Koonce. Six years later, Horne drove to his second final in Gainesville, where he once again…
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Lynsi Snyder-Ellingson, Austin Coil honored by Motorsports Hall of Fame

In-N-Out Burger president Lynsi Snyder-Ellingson and legendary crew chief Austin Coil were recognized by the Motorsports Hall of Fame of America at their annual ceremony in Daytona Beach, Fla.
13 Mar 2024
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Motorsports Hall of Fame
In-N-Out Burger president Lynsi Snyder-Ellingson and legendary crew chief Austin Coil were recognized by the Motorsports Hall of Fame of America at their annual ceremony in Daytona Beach, Fla. Both individuals have played large parts within the…
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