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Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event at Cecil County Dragway has been canceled

NHRA officials have announced that the Lucas Oil Drag Racing series event scheduled on Aug. 14-16 at Cecil County Dragway has been cancelled for pandemic-related reasons.
10 Aug 2020
Posted by NHRA.com staff
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NHRA officials have announced that the Lucas Oil Drag Racing series event scheduled on Aug. 14-16 at Cecil County Dragway has been cancelled for pandemic-related reasons.  
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NHRA Southern Nationals canceled due to COVID-19 concerns

The NHRA Southern Nationals at Atlanta Dragway, scheduled for Aug. 28-30, has been canceled due the current COVID-19 pandemic. NHRA made this difficult decision after exhaustive deliberation with track representatives, health officials and government authorities.
10 Aug 2020
Posted by NHRA.com staff
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Atlanta
The NHRA Southern Nationals at Atlanta Dragway, scheduled for Aug. 28-30, has been canceled due the current COVID-19 pandemic. NHRA made this difficult decision after exhaustive deliberation with track representatives, health officials and…
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Jonathan Gray earns second career Pro Mod win with triumph at Indy

Jonathan Gray raced to his first career E3 Spark Plugs NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series victory since 2017 on Sunday as at Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis.
09 Aug 2020
Posted by NHRA.com staff
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Pro Mod
Jonathan Gray raced to his first career E3 Spark Plugs NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series victory since 2017 on Sunday as at Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis, slipping past Bo Butner in the final round as part of the Dodge NHRA Indy Nationals…
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Unofficial Mello Yello points standings

Unofficial points standings following the completion of the Dodge NHRA Indy Nationals presented by Pennzoil, race five of the 2020 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season.
09 Aug 2020
Posted by NHRA.com staff
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Points
Unofficial points standings following the completion of the Dodge NHRA Indy Nationals presented by Pennzoil, race five of the 2020 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season. Official points will be posted…
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Dodge NHRA Indy Nationals Sunday photo gallery

NHRA National Dragster photographer Jerry Foss was in action on and off the track at Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis to capture highlights of the final day of the Dodge NHRA Indy Nationals presented by Pennzoil.
09 Aug 2020
NHRA National Dragster staff
Gallery
Reigning Top Fuel champ Steve Torrence was one of the stars of the fifth race of the 2020 NHRA season 47
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Steve Torrence takes home Dodge NHRA Indy Nationals Top Fuel title

Steve Torrence’s drive to win a third-straight NHRA Mello Yello Top Fuel championship got a kick-start after he wheeled his Capco Contractors dragster to a final round victory over low qualifier Terry McMillen at the Dodge NHRA Indy Nationals presented by Pennzoil.
09 Aug 2020
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
Race coverage
torrence
Steve Torrence’s drive to win a third-straight NHRA Mello Yello Top Fuel championship got a kick-start after he wheeled his Capco Contractors dragster to a final round victory over low qualifier Terry McMillen at the Dodge NHRA Indy Nationals…
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Ron Capps gets back on the winning track with Dodge NHRA Indy Nationals victory

It may not be the Denso U.S. Nationals, which is the one title that has so far eluded him, but after more than two decades as a full-time pro, Ron Capps finally got to hold an NHRA Wally trophy from Lucas Oil Raceway.
09 Aug 2020
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
Race coverage
capps
It may not be the Denso U.S. Nationals, which is the one title that has so far eluded him, but after more than two decades as a full-time pro, Ron Capps finally got to hold an NHRA Wally trophy from Lucas Oil Raceway. After struggling with back-to-…
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Jeg Jr. schools Troy Jr. in historic all-Coughlin Pro Stock final at Indy

As he prepares to leave the Pro Stock class at the end of the 2020 season, Jeg Coughlin Jr. has spent a lot of time grooming his nephew, Troy Jr., to be his successor in the factory hot rod class but the five-time champion clearly isn’t yet ready to abdicate his throne.
09 Aug 2020
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
Race coverage
jeg
As he prepares to leave the Pro Stock class at the end of the 2020 season, Jeg Coughlin Jr. has spent a lot of time grooming his nephew, Troy Jr., to be his successor in the factory hot rod class but the five-time champion clearly isn’t yet ready to…
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Angelle Sampey gets career win No. 43 in Pro Stock Motorcycle; first on a Harley-Davidson

Two days after celebrating her 50th birthday, Angelle Sampey gave herself a present she could have only dreamed of when she won her long awaited 43rd Pro Stock Motorcycle title at the Dodge NHRA Indy Nationals presented by Pennzoil.
09 Aug 2020
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
Race coverage
angelle
Two days after celebrating her 50th birthday, Angelle Sampey gave herself a present she could have only dreamed of when she won her long awaited 43rd Pro Stock Motorcycle title at the Dodge NHRA Indy Nationals presented by Pennzoil. For Sampey, the…
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News and notes from the Dodge NHRA Indy Nationals presented by Pennzoil

There's a lot happening this weekend at historic Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis. Keep up with the latest in our news and notes section.
09 Aug 2020
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
Race coverage
carr
When Pro Mod racers Chad Green and Jason Scruggs squared off in the second round of qualifying on Saturday, it gave Indy fans a chance to see a preview of the upcoming final round from the rain delayed Lucas Oil NHRA…
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NHRA’s new two-round qualifying format has made life interesting for Ron Capps

NHRA new two-run qualifying format has added an interesting dynamic to pro racing in 2020, and the recent adventures of Ron Capps and the NAPA Dodge Funny Car team are exhibit A.
09 Aug 2020
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
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capps
With a very respectable 3.987, Ron Capps is qualified third for today’s final eliminations at the Dodge NHRA Indy Nationals presented by Pennzoil and that’s just fine with him. Capps generally isn’t one to fret over his qualifying results but if…
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Dodge NHRA Indy Nationals Sunday Preview

Terry McMillen, Tommy Johnson Jr., Jason Line, and Matt Smith lead their respective fields into final eliminations at the Dodge NHRA Indy Nationals presented by Pennzoil at historic Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis.
08 Aug 2020
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
Race coverage
line
The Dodge NHRA Indy Nationals presented by Pennzoil, the third-straight event contested at Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis, continues on Sunday with final eliminations for racers in a host of classes including Top Fuel, Funny Car, Pro Stock, and…
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Terry McMillen takes first career pole; Tommy Johnson Jr., Jason Line, and Matt Smith also lead their fields in Indy

Professional qualifying is complete at the Dodge NHRA Indy Nationals presented by Pennzoil where Terry McMillen, Tommy Johnson Jr., Jason Line, and Matt Smith emerged as the low qualifiers in their respective Pro classes.
08 Aug 2020
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
Race coverage
mcmillen
Following Saturday’s two qualifying runs at Lucas Oil Raceway Indianapolis, the fields are set for the Dodge NHRA Indy Nationals presented by Pennzoil. Terry McMillen and Tommy Johnson Jr. emerged as the low qualifiers in Top Fuel and Funny Car,…
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Dodge NHRA Indy Nationals Saturday gallery

NHRA National Dragster photographer Jerry Foss was in action on and off the track at Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis to capture highlights of the opening day of qualifying for the Dodge NHRA Indy Nationals presented by Pennzoil.
08 Aug 2020
NHRA National Dragster staff
Gallery
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Hector Arana Sr. takes a break from Pro Stock Motorcycle, but no, he’s not retired

This season, for the first time since 1989, Hector Arana Sr. isn’t likely to make a pass on a Pro Stock Motorcycle, but don’t dare ask him if he’s retired. He is not.
08 Aug 2020
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
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arana
This season, for the first time since 1989, Hector Arana Sr. isn’t likely to make a pass on a Pro Stock Motorcycle, but don’t dare ask him if he’s retired. He is not. “No. I’m definitely not retired,” he notes with authority. “I’m just taking a…
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Pro Mod still on Alex Laughlin’s radar, but for now he’s all-in on Pro Stock

For a brief time, Alex Laughlin considered pulling double duty at this weekend’s Dodge NHRA Indy Nationals, but he ultimately decided to leave his Pro Mod car home in Texas in order to devote all his attention to Pro Stock.
08 Aug 2020
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
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laughlin
For a brief time, Alex Laughlin considered pulling double duty at this weekend’s Dodge NHRA Indy Nationals, but he ultimately decided to leave his Pro Mod car home in Texas in order to devote all his attention to Pro Stock. Laughlin, the defending U…
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Tough opening day in Indy for Alcohol Funny Car champ Jonnie Lindberg

Two-time NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series world champion Jonnie Lindberg made his 2020 class debut Friday at Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis, but the veteran racer had a tough outing on his first qualifying pass.
07 Aug 2020
Posted by NHRA.com staff
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Sqwincher Hydration on Jim Dunn Racing Funny Car at Dodge NHRA Indy Nationals

Sqwincher electrolyte replenishment products will be brightly featured on the Jim Dunn Racing team’s Funny Car entry during the Dodge NHRA Indy Nationals presented by Pennzoil, Aug. 8 -9, at Lucas Oil Raceway in Indianapolis.
07 Aug 2020
Posted by NHRA.com staff
News
Jim Dunn
Sqwincher electrolyte replenishment products will be brightly featured on the Jim Dunn Racing team’s Funny Car entry during the Dodge NHRA Indy Nationals presented by Pennzoil, Aug. 8 -9, at Lucas Oil Raceway in Indianapolis.  The team had…
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Dodge NHRA Indy Nationals Saturday Preview

For the third time this season, Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis hosts the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series including Top Fuel, Funny Car, Pro Stock, Pro Stock Motorcycle, Pro Mod, Mountain Motor Pro Stock, and Top Fuel Harley at the Dodge NHRA Indy Nationals presented by Pennzoil.
07 Aug 2020
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
News
hagan
There is a full house this weekend at Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis for the Dodge NHRA Indy Nationals presented by Pennzoil. The third event held in Indy, this weekend’s schedule includes Mello Yello Drag Racing Series competition in Top Fuel,…
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Performance and parity highlight the return of the E3 Pro Mod series in Indianapolis

After an entertaining start to 2020, the E3 Spark Plugs NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series will crown its first winner of the season this weekend at the Dodge NHRA Indy Nationals presented by Pennzoil.
07 Aug 2020
Posted by NHRA.com staff
News
scruggs
By advancing to the final round of the first race of the 2020 season in the E3 Spark Plugs NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series presented by J&A Service, Jason Scruggs, and Chad Green put themselves in position to win their first career race in the…
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Lex Joon announces Hot Wheels Americana Series Premium Car Care Products sponsor

Lex Joon Racing has announced Hot Wheels Americana Serie Premium Car Care Products will become the Official Car Care Products of the F.I.A. European Championship-winning drag racing series team for the upcoming Dodge NHRA Indy Nationals presented by Pennzoil
06 Aug 2020
Posted by NHRA.com staff
News
Lex Joon
The Hot Wheels Americana Series Car Care branding will be displayed on Lex Joon’s Top Fuel dragster at this weekend’s Dodge NHRA Indy Nationals presented by Pennzoil. “We’re excited to have AmericanaPRO Detailing Products and its Hot Wheels…
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Meyer, Lindberg collect regional wins at Lucas Oil Raceway in Indianapolis

Rache Meyer and Jonnie Lindberg led the list of winners at the North Central Division NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event at Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis.
06 Aug 2020
Posted by NHRA.com staff
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Rachel Meyer
The following are Sunday's final results from the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, North Central Division event at Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis: TOP ALCOHOL DRAGSTER Rachel Meyer, Mount Vernon, Mo., 5.270, 283.…
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Legendary NHRA Dodge HEMI Challenge to run at 2020 DENSO Spark Plugs NHRA U.S. Nationals

Dodge will return as title sponsor of the NHRA Dodge HEMI Challenge, marking nearly 20 consecutive years of FCA US LLC sponsorship of the popular NHRA Sportsman event at the historic DENSO Spark Plugs NHRA U.S. Nationals
06 Aug 2020
Posted by NHRA.com staff
News
Dodge NHRA Hemi Challenge
The annual NHRA Dodge HEMI Challenge will fire up Sept. 3-4 at Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis as part of the five days of race action at the…
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With 600 cars in 19 classes, Lucas Oil Raceway has geared up for this weekend

The Dodge NHRA Indy Nationals presented by Pennzoil at Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis will be the largest assemblage of race cars since the pandemic pause, and the track's Kasey Coler discussed the enhanced COVID-19 protocols in place for the weekend.
06 Aug 2020
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New NHRA National Dragster issue packed with racing coverage, feature stories

The latest issue of NHRA National Dragster magazine, available now online for free and also in the mail to NHRA members around the world, is packed with NHRA racing coverage from Top Fuel to Sportsman, Jr. Drag Racing to Nostalgia racing.
06 Aug 2020
NHRA National Dragster staff
News
ND cover
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Matt Hartford offers his take on tuning Pro Stock engines and the third Indy race

In a recent Skype interview with NHRA's Brian Lohnes, Matt Hartford had a chance to sound off on a variety of topics related to Pro Stock racing including warm-weather tuning, two-run qualifying, and the influx of new talent in the class.
06 Aug 2020
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Tommy Johnson Jr. talks title, qualifying pressure, and playing 'home games' at Indy

Tommy Johnson Jr., currently second in the Mello Yello Funny Car standings, talked via Skype with NHRA's Brian Lohnes about his prospects for a championship, NHRA's two-run qualifying format, and the benefit of having multiple events at Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis.
06 Aug 2020
Posted by NHRA.com staff
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Tricky Tipster: The third time is the charm

Last month, NHRA hosted a pair of Mello Yello Drag Racing Series events at historic Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis and even though the final rounds of the second event were delayed by rain, it would be reasonable enough to assume that Tricky Tipster, NHRA’s longtime resident oddsmaker, has collected enough data to accurately handicap any pro class.
06 Aug 2020
NHRA National Dragster staff
Tricky Tipster®
Trick Tipster
Last month, NHRA hosted a pair of Mello Yello Drag Racing Series events at historic Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis and even though the final rounds of the second event were delayed by rain, it would be reasonable enough to assume that Tricky…
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Top Fuel rookie Kim Davidson will make debut in Terry Haddock's car in Indy

Former drag boat racer Kim Davidson will make his NHRA Top Fuel debut at the Dodge NHRA Indy Nationals presented by Pennzoil behind the wheel of Terry Haddock’s dragster.
05 Aug 2020
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
News
Kim Davidson
Former drag boat racer Kim Davidson will make his NHRA Top Fuel debut at the Dodge NHRA Indy Nationals presented by Pennzoil behind the wheel of Terry Haddock’s dragster. The 51-year-old resident of Leander, Texas, completed his licensing…
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Catch all four days of this weekend's Dodge NHRA Indy Nationals live on NHRA.tv

All four days of the Dodge NHRA Indy Nationals presented by Pennzoil will air live on NHRA.tv beginning Thursday with the Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series regional event. In addition to subscription viewing, fans can also buy the weekend separately for $18.99.
05 Aug 2020
Posted by NHRA.com staff
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NHRA.tv
All four days of the Dodge NHRA Indy Nationals presented by Pennzoil will air live on NHRA.tv beginning Thursday with the Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series regional event. NHRA.tv subscribers can log in at 9 a.m. Eastern time Thursday and Friday…
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