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Camrie Caruso makes switch to Tequila Comisario beginning in Chicago

Beginning with the Gerber Collision & Glass NHRA Route 66 Nationals, May 19-21, Camrie Caruso will campaign a new look Tequila Comisario Chevrolet Camaro in the Pro Stock category. 
11 May 2023
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Camrie Caruso
Beginning with the Gerber Collision & Glass NHRA Route 66 Nationals, May 19-21, Camrie Caruso will campaign a new look Tequila Comisario Chevrolet Camaro in the Pro Stock category.  Caruso, the reigning NHRA Rookie of the Year, will race…
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Tony Stewart, TJ Zizzo, and Chris King talk winning, Chicago, and more

11 May 2023
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NHRA Insider podcast
  On this three-guest episode of the NHRA Insider Podcast, racers Tony Stewart, T.J. Zizzo, and Chris King join host Brian Lohnes to talk about winning races, new cars, and working relentlessly to make it in the sport of NHRA drag racing…
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Prock brothers, Austin and Thomas, both taste victory at Charlotte Four-Wide

The Circle K NHRA Four-Wide Nationals provided a big moment for the Prock family with AustIn Prock winning in Top Fuel and his brother, Thomas, assisting their dad, Jimmy, in tuning Robert Hight to the Funny Car victory.
10 May 2023
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Renegade Fuels will take center stage with Top Fuel's Buddy Hull in Chicago

Top Fuel racer Buddy Hull will wear the colors of Renegade Fuels on his Methanol Moonshine dragster during the upcoming Gerber Collision & Glass Route 66 NHRA Nationals presented by Peak Performance in Joliet, Ill.
10 May 2023
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Buddy Hull
Top Fuel driver Buddy Hull continues to make a positive impression and impact on the NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series. During the upcoming Gerber Collision & Glass Route 66 NHRA Nationals presented by Peak Performance, May 19-21, the Dallas…
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Cleetus and Cars, NHRA alcohol racers rock Lucas Oil Indianapolis Raceway Park

The combination of the Cleetus and Cars event and the NHRA Top Alcohol Dragster and Top Alcohol Funny Car classes last week proved to be a huge hit with the massive crowd that packed Lucas Oil Indianapolis Raceway Park. Highlighted by wins from Tony Stewart and Brian Hough, the event also included a burnout contest, fun runs, and the Indy 800 Crown Vic race on the famed IRP oval. Out talented photographers capture all the action.
09 May 2023
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Huge crowd packs Indy 57
PHOTOS BY: Heidi Elzas (America's Meanest Street Cars) and Kevin Pepera In front of a near-capacity crowd on Saturday and Sunday at Lucas Oil Indianapolis Raceway Park, NHRA Top Alcohol Dragsters and Top Alcohol Funny Cars put on…
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Why has John Force excelled at four-wide racing?

Call him John "Four-Wide" Force. Hear Force explain to Joe Castello how he's studied the tree and the learned to navigate the chaos of the starting line as well as anyone can.
08 May 2023
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Why has John Force excelled at four-wide racing?
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Drew Austin and Jim Maroney earn final-round berths at Firebird Ignitor

Rain halted the completion of the 52nd Ignitor presented by The Blower Shop at Firebird Raceway, part of the NHRA Hot Rod Heritage Series. When action resumes Aug. 5 at Firebird, Drew Austin and Jim Maroney will face off in the Funny Car final.
08 May 2023
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Firebird Ignitor
The weather looked daunting and ominous heading into the 52nd Ignitor presented by The Blower Shop at Firebird Raceway. The Nitro Opener in western Idaho hosted the second stop in the NHRA Hot Rod Heritage Series for the Funny Car division. After…
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Track masters: A day in the life of the NHRA Safety Safari

The NHRA Safety Safari has been perfecting the dragstrip experience for decades. Yet just as for the competitors they serve, some races are tougher than others. At the 2023 Circle K NHRA Four-Wide Nationals this team earned the respect of everyone in attendance.
08 May 2023
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
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Track masters: A day in the life of the NHRA Safety Safari
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TJ Zizzo brings new car, same attitude for long-awaited Joliet return

TJ Zizzo plans to debut a new Rust-Oleum Top Fuel dragster at his home event, the Gerber Collision & Glass NHRA Route 66 Nationals in Joliet, Ill.
08 May 2023
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TJ Zizzo
When fan-favorite TJ Zizzo made his final pass at the 2021 NHRA Midwest Nationals in St. Louis, the second-generation Top Fuel driver knew he needed to make a change if he was going to seriously chase his dream. Zizzo has passionately worked and…
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Brittany Force's crew chief David Grubnic explains their 2023 Top Fuel strategy

NHRA on FOX's Bruno Massel talks with Grubnic about the strategy behind the team's incredible qualifying, and what's coming for the competition on a future race day.
08 May 2023
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Brittany Force's crew chief David Grubnic explains their 2023 Top Fuel strategy
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Nitro Time Machine: Kenny Bernstein takes on Gary Scelzi in epic Chicago final

The inaugural NHRA race at Route 66 Nationals in 1998 featured an epic Top Fuel final round between world champions Kenny Bernstein and Gary Scelzi.
08 May 2023
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1998 Chicago
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Stewart, Hough score wins at Indy North Central Region/Cleetus and Cars event

Tony Stewart and Brian Hough scored Top Alcohol victories at the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series North Central Region event at Lucas Oil Indianapolis Raceway Park, which was held in conjunction with a Cleetus and Cars show.
07 May 2023
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Division 3
Tony Stewart and Brian Hough scored Top Alcohol victories at the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series North Central Region event at Lucas Oil Indianapolis Raceway Park, which was held in conjunction with a Cleetus and Cars show. Stewart, at the…
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Austin Prock breaks down Charlotte four-wide Top Fuel win, previews Chicago

Austin Prock joined Joe Castello on the WFO podcast to break down his Top Fuel win at the Circle K NHRA Four-Wide Nationals and to take a look ahead to the upcoming Gerber Collision & Glass NHRA Route 66 Nationals presented by Peak Performance.
06 May 2023
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Austin Prock
  Austin Prock joined Joe Castello on the WFO podcast to break down his four-wide Top Fuel win at zMax Dragway.  Prock discusses his latest "wing-walk" after his John Force Racing Top Fuel dragster bested the competition at the…
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Brown, Capps, Coler represent National Motorsports Coalition in return to D.C.

NHRA drivers Ron Capps and Antron Brown and NHRA Vice President Kasey Coler visited Washington, D.C., April 26 as representatives for the National Motorsports Coalition to share the contributions and impacts of the motorsports industry with members of the Congressional Motorsports Caucus and other lawmakers in Congress.
05 May 2023
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NMC
NHRA championship-winning drivers Ron Capps and Antron Brown, along with NHRA Vice President of Track Management and Operations Kasey Coler, visited Washington, D.C., on Wednesday, April 26 as representatives for the National Motorsports Coalition (…
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From Sweden with love: An artistic salute to Funny Cars of the 1970s and '80s

Swedish artist Lars “Loors” Svensson has created a very cool 1970s Funny Car poster that faithfully shows the flanks and noses of 24 recognizable floppers. It's his tribute to those colorful and memorable cars of the era.
05 May 2023
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
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FC poster
A few years ago, I wrote a Dragster Insider column about drag racing fans who collected shards of shattered Funny Car body parts to adorn their man caves. Funny Cars were much more…
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Josh Hart and Del Worsham talk Charlotte, performance, and the long haul

Josh Hart and Del Worsham join host Brian Lohnes on this episode of the NHRA Insider podcast, and both of them have plenty to talk about. 
04 May 2023
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NHRA Insider podcast
NHRA Insider
  Josh Hart and Del Worsham join host Brian Lohnes on this episode of the NHRA Insider podcast, and both of them have plenty to talk about.  In the case of Hart, the conversation centers around his growth not as only a driver but…
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Chris King ready to fire up Chicago with 2023 Funny Car debut

NHRA Funny Car team owner and driver Chris King is eager to reintroduce himself to the ever-growing NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series fandom with his 2023 debut at the Gerber Collision & Glass NHRA Route 66 Nationals presented by Peak Performance, May 19-21.
04 May 2023
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Chris King
NHRA Funny Car team owner and driver Chris King is eager to reintroduce himself to the ever-growing NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series fandom with his 2023 debut at the Gerber Collision & Glass NHRA Route 66 Nationals presented by Peak…
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Behind The Scenes with the winners of the Circle K NHRA Four-Wide Nationals

Go behind the scenes with the winners of the Circle K NHRA Four-Wide Nationals as they celebrate their victories with their teams and one another, and accept congratulations from their vanquished final-round foes.
03 May 2023
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Star-studded list of Top Alcohol drivers to put on show at Cleetus and Cars event

Lucas Oil Indianapolis Raceway Park will be alive with incredible racing action this weekend, with NHRA Top Alcohol Dragsters and Top Alcohol Funny Cars receiving a featured spotlight during the popular and unique Cleetus and Cars event on Saturday and Sunday.
03 May 2023
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Cleetus and Cars
Lucas Oil Indianapolis Raceway Park will be alive with incredible racing action this weekend, with NHRA Top Alcohol Dragsters and Top Alcohol Funny Cars receiving a featured spotlight during the popular and unique Cleetus and Cars event on Saturday…
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Gerber Collision & Glass NHRA Route 66 Nationals loaded with special events

From callouts to specialty races to exhibition races to 330-mph nitro action, the Gerber Collision & Glass NHRA Route 66 Nationals presented by Peak Performance will have something for every racing fan when NHRA returns to Route 66 Raceway May 19-21.
03 May 2023
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Gerber Collision & Glass NHRA Route 66 Nationals
From callouts to specialty races to exhibition races to 330-mph nitro action, the NHRA’s return to Chicago is loaded with excitement and something for every racing fan. With three full days of action, the Gerber Collision & Glass NHRA Route 66…
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Chicagoland veteran Zizzo will make Top Fuel return at Route 66 Nationals

The Gerber Collision & Glass Route 66 NHRA Nationals presented by Peak Performance won’t be the only thing returning to the track at Route 66 Raceway as Chicagoland Top Fuel veteran T.J. Zizzo will be making his first start in almost two years with a new car and new parts.
03 May 2023
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Tough outing in Charlotte for Funny Car points leader Matt Hagan and team

Despite a rough weekend at the Circle K NHRA Four-Wide Nationals, Matt Hagan and the Tony Stewart Racing team were able to hold onto their incoming points lead after the fifth race of the 2023 NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series season.
02 May 2023
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
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Matt Hagan
After wins at three of the four opening events of the 2023 NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series season, Matt Hagan and the Tony Stewart Racing Funny Car team got a rude reminder of the fickle world of Funny Car racing at the Circle K NHRA Four-Wide…
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Relive the excitement of the Circle K NHRA Four-Wide Nationals in Weekend Rewind

The 2023 edition of the Circle K NHRA Four-Wide Nationals was filled with wild racing and upsets galore. Check out some of the highlights from the event in our Weekend Rewind video.
02 May 2023
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Camrie Caruso proud to take part in first Pro Stock All-Star Callout

Second-year Pro Stock driver and reigning NHRA Rookie of the Year Camrie Caruso is eager to test her skills against some of the best and brightest stars in Pro Stock in the first-ever NHRA Pro Stock All-Star Callout.
02 May 2023
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Camrie Caruso
Second-year Pro Stock driver and reigning NHRA Rookie of the Year Camrie Caruso says she is proud to be one of eight Pro Stock drivers set to compete in the first-ever NHRA Pro Stock All-Star Callout, which will take place on Saturday, May 20 as…
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Bellemeur continues zMax dominance at Circle K NHRA Four-Wide Nationals

Nine champions were crowned in Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series competition at the Circle K NHRA Four-Wide Nationals, led by Sean Bellemeur, who continued an amazing win streak at zMax Dragway that dates back more than two years.
02 May 2023
NHRA National Dragster staff
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Sean Bellemeur
Nine champions were crowned in Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series competition at the Circle K NHRA Four-Wide Nationals, led by Sean Bellemeur, who continued an amazing win streak at zMax Dragway that dates back more than two years. Three-time world…
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Eight drivers set for NHRA Pro Stock All-Star Callout at Route 66 Raceway

The field is set for the first-ever NHRA Pro Stock All-Star Callout, which will take place on Saturday, May 20 as part of the NHRA’s return to Chicago at the Gerber Collision & Glass Route 66 NHRA Nationals presented by Peak Performance at Route 66 Raceway.
02 May 2023
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 All-Star Callout
The field is set for the first-ever NHRA Pro Stock All-Star Callout, which will take place on Saturday, May 20 as part of the NHRA’s return to Chicago at the Gerber Collision & Glass Route 66 NHRA Nationals presented by Peak Performance at Route…
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Five things we learned at the Circle K NHRA Four-Wide Nationals

The Circle K NHRA Four-Wide Nationals in Charlotte never seems to disappoint when it comes to dramatic moments, and this year's event was no different. After much debate, we've been able to condense an entire weekend's worth of action into the five things we learned the most from.
01 May 2023
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
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5 Things
GAIGE HERRERA IS THE REAL DEAL OK, so we pretty much knew this when he dominated the season opener in Gainesville, but just in case there was an ounce of lingering doubt, Herrera put it to rest by winning his second straight Pro Stock…
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Lenny Lottig sweeps Flexjet Factory Stock Showdown with victory in Charlotte

After securing the first No. 1 qualifying position of his career on Saturday, Lenny Lottig and his ITI Trailers and Truck Bodies Chevrolet COPO Camaro scored his first win of the season and third of his career Sunday at the Circle K NHRA Four-Wide Nationals. 
30 Apr 2023
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Lenny Lottig
After securing the first No. 1 qualifying position of his career on Saturday, Lenny Lottig and his ITI Trailers and Truck Bodies Chevrolet COPO Camaro would rally to win his first win of the season and third of his career on Sunday at the Circle K…
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Bond stays perfect in FuelTech NHRA Pro Mod Action with victory In Charlotte

Justin Bond stayed perfect during the 2023 season in the FuelTech NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series presented by Type A Motorsports, picking up his second straight win on Sunday as part of the Circle K NHRA Four-Wide Nationals at zMAX Dragway.
30 Apr 2023
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Justin Bond
Justin Bond stayed perfect during the 2023 season in the FuelTech NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series presented by Type A Motorsports, picking up his second straight win on Sunday as part of the Circle K NHRA Four-Wide Nationals at zMAX Dragway.…
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Prock, Hight, Kramer, and Herrera conquer Charlotte Four-Wide event

Teammates Austin Prock and Robert Hight, along with Deric Kramer and Gaige Herrera scored victories at the Circle K NHRA Four-Wide Nationals on Sunday at zMax Dragway.
30 Apr 2023
NHRA National Dragster staff
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Four-Wide nationals
The challenging nature of the Four-Wide format provides an extra measure of pride for those racers who are able to conquer side-by-side-by-side racing including John Force Racingteamamtes, Austin Prock and Robert Hight, who celebrated wins in Top…
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