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NHRA Shop Talk: Cylinder-head basics with Brian Lohnes and Alan Reinhart

Join NHRA’s Brian Lohnes and Alan Reinhart for an interactive NHRA Shop Talk to discuss cylinder heads: what they do and what makes them work.
26 May 2020
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Join NHRA’s Brian Lohnes and Alan Reinhart for an interactive NHRA Shop Talk to discuss cylinder heads: what they do and what makes them work. Previously on NHRA Shop Talk:…
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Matt Hines is fueling his competitive nature with some radio-control racing

Three-time NHRA Mello Yello Pro Stock champion Matt Hines can't put the Harleys of brother Andrew and teammate Eddie Krawiec on the track yet, but he's still racing, competing with radio-controlled cars on a local dirt track.
26 May 2020
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Jackie Fricke and team ready to pick up great season where they left off

Top Alcohol Dragster frontrunner Jackie Fricke chatted with NHRA’s Brian Lohnes via Skype to talk about the strong start to her season and the progression of her team over the last several seasons.
26 May 2020
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Austin Prock reflects on his amazing 2019 rookie season in Top Fuel

With racing on hold right now, last year’s top rookie, Top Fuel sensation Austin Prock, has had plenty of time to reflect on the 2019 season that earned him the Automobile Club of Southern California Road to the Future award.
24 May 2020
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Reigning NHRA Top Fuel champ Steve Torrence takes a look at the season ahead

Reigning NHRA Mello Yello Top Fuel champ Steve Torrence checked in with NHRA's Brian Lohnes via Skype to talk about his father's surprise birthday gift and his recent wedding and to take a look at the season ahead.
23 May 2020
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Megan Meyer and Sean Bellemeur on returning to Lucas Oil Series racing at Texas Motorplex

NHRA Top Alcohol Dragsters and Alcohol Funny Cars return to points-earning competition this weekend.
22 May 2020
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Megan Meyer and Sean Bellemeur on returning to Lucas Oil Series racing at Texas Motorplex
After two months of patience and preparing, NHRA racers are being called to the staging lanes of Dallas’s famed all-concrete quarter-mile. The re-opening of NHRA drag racing during the COVID-19 pandemic took take a big step forward today at Texas…
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Crank it up: Ready for a little nitro? Cruz Pedregon has just the thing for you

NHRA Funny Car racer Cruz Pedregon team fired up his Funny Car behind his Brownsburg, Ind., shop. It wasn’t his Snap-on Tools Dodge but rather his California Charger Nostalgia Funny Car, but the nitro sound is just as sweet.
21 May 2020
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Throwback Thursday: Check out the Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series action from Dallas in 2019

We're throwing it back to 2019 with the NHRA broadcast of the Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series sportsman racing action from Dallas to get you ready to see the heavy hitters return to racing this weekend in Dallas.
21 May 2020
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2019 NHRA Texas Fall Nationals
NHRA returns to racing with the Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series Central Region event contested on May 22-23, with qualifying on Friday beginning at 5 p.m. On Saturday competitors in Top Alcohol Funny Car and Top Alcohol Dragster will…
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Fulfill your virtual quarter-mile need for speed with these drag racing mobile games

While some of the circle-track crowd has been getting their virtual kicks in iRacing events, there’s no such component for fans of our straight-line sport. Fortunately for us, there are other ways to fulfill our need for speed and the key is right in your pocket or purse: Mobile games. 
21 May 2020
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
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It’s been a long dry spell for NHRA fans and racers itching for some flame-throwing, gear-shifting competition and while some of the circle-track crowd has been getting their virtual kicks in iRacing events, there’s no such component for fans of our…
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This Day in History: Kurt Johnson's 6.98-second pass makes Pro Stock history

On this day in history, May 20, 1994, Kurt Johnson made NHRA Pro Stock history with the first six-second pass in the class' annals. Check out the great throwback video and read the original reporting from NHRA National Dragster magazine.
20 May 2020
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Kurt Johnson
Reprinted from the pages of NHRA National DRAGSTER Kurt Johnson, the 30-year-old 1993 NHRA Winston Rookie of the Year, removed any speculation of a sophomore jinx when he made drag racing history May 20 by recording Pro…
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NHRA Shop Talk: Why Stuff Blows Up with NHRA's Brian Lohnes and Alan Reinhart

NHRA’s Brian Lohnes and Alan Reinhart hosted an interactive NHRA Shop Talk show, with a fun title: Why Stuff Blows Up to discuss what can go wrong inside a drag racing engine.
20 May 2020
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Previously on NHRA Shop Talk: NHRA Shop Talk: Chassis science …
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Brian Lohnes, Jack Beckman, and David Freiburger talk Funny Car history

NHRA on FOX lead announcer Brian Lohnes was joined by former Funny Car world champ Jack Beckman and one of hot rodding's top gearheads, David Freiburger, for Nitro Time Machine Live to talk Funny Car history.
19 May 2020
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Nitro Time Machine
NHRA on FOX lead announcer Brian Lohnes was joined by former Funny Car world champ Jack Beckman and one of hot rodding's top gearheads, David Freiburger, for Nitro Time Machine Live Tuesday to talk Funny Car history
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10 Best Quotes from Wally Parks

The wisdom of Wally Parks: Land speed racer, the first editor of Hot Rod Magazine, and the founder of the National Hot Rod Association.
18 May 2020
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Carroll Shelby and Wally Parks
In difficult times we look to experienced voices to give us guidance. Their words provide a foundation that connects us to our past, comfort to endure the present, and strength to forge a better future.  Drag racing’s most practiced voice comes…
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Hot rod history with Jack Beckman—Episode 2: How NHRA created sanctioned drag racing

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.
18 May 2020
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The Birth of Sanctioned Drag Racing
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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Hot rod history with Jack Beckman Episode 1: From Hot Rod magazine to National Dragster

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.
18 May 2020
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Hot rod history with Jack Beckman
In the early days of drag racing there was no clearinghouse of information for who ran what, how quick they ran, and who they ran against. The biggest drag racing media platform in town was Hot Rod Magazine, and it was…
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After Phoenix debut, Blake Alexander and team eager to continue 2020 season

NHRA Funny Car racer Blake Alexander visited with NHRA’s Brian Lohnes via Skype to talk about Pronto/Head Racing’s season start in Phoenix and their hopes and plans for when racing resumes.
17 May 2020
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Cruz Pedregon Racing back to work in Brownsburg prepping for racing's return

Cruz Pedregon Racing's Snap-on Tools Funny Car team is back at work at their shop in Brownsburg, Ind., making preparations and plans for the return to NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series competition later this summer.
16 May 2020
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Brian Lohnes: The 10 Most Interesting People I Have Met In Drag Racing

When it was suggested to NHRA on FOX announcer Brian Lohnes that he compile a list of the 10 most interesting people he has come to know in drag racing, he found out that it got hard quick. 
15 May 2020
Brian Lohnes, NHRA on FOX announcer
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Brian Lohnes
My job in drag racing requires me to interact with loads of people, from the television crew to the racers who are on the track, the crew members who service the cars, fans, manufacturers, tuners, and more. In a line of work where you augment…
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Former champ Jeg Coughlin Jr. revved up for continuation of 2020 season

Five-time NHRA Pro Stock world champion Jeg Coughlin Jr. joined NHRA’s Brian Lohnes via Skype to talk about the Elite team’s plans for dominating Pro Stock when we return to racing.
14 May 2020
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NHRA National Dragster wallpaper images (Issue 09, 2020)

14 May 2020
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​ Each interactive issue of NHRA National Dragster magazine includes downloadable images for NHRA fans to use as wallpaper for their computers and cellphones. Click on the links below to get the images. Instructions on how to add them as …
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NHRA Shop Talk: Chassis science with NHRA's Brian Lohnes and Alan Reinhart

Join NHRA’s Brian Lohnes and Alan Reinhart for an interactive NHRA Shop Talk show, talking chassis science, covering everything from bracket cars to Top Fuel.
13 May 2020
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Brian Lohnes
Tune in at noon Pacific time Wednesday to NHRA's Facebook page, where viewers can ask questions and interact with the hosts, or watch it on NHRA's…
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Matt Bynum went from nitro crewmember to March Meet-winning Funny Car driver

With the NHRA Hot Rod Heritage Series idled, Matt Byrum, the car chief on Alexis DeJoria’s ROKiT/ABK Beer Toyota Funny Car in the NHRA Mello Yells Drag Racing Series, is still one of the year’s biggest winners, having raced to an inspirational victory at the Good Vibrations March Meet.
13 May 2020
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Matt Bynum
by Beryl Brushwood Before he strapped into Jason Rupert’s nitro-fueled Nostalgia Funny Car in 2013 and successfully earned his first NHRA license in the minimum required six passes, Matt Bynum had never taken anything with an…
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NHRA E3 Spark Plugs Pro Mod ace Todd Tutterow can't wait for season restart

NHRA E3 Spark Plugs Pro Mod sensation Todd Tutterow chatted via Skype with NHRA's Brian Lohnes to talk about his team's offseason efforts and the delayed start to the 2020 Pro Mod campaign.
12 May 2020
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Heart, Soul, and Horsepower: Dom Lagana and Billy Stocklin on the Insider podcast

On this episode of the NHRA Insider, Dom Lagana and Billy Stocklin join host Brian Lohnes to talk about tuning race cars, their lives in the sport, and the things that have made them into the successful racers that they are today. 
11 May 2020
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On this episode of the NHRA Insider, Dom Lagana and Billy Stocklin join host Brian Lohnes to talk about tuning race cars, their lives in the sport, and the things that have made them into the successful racers that they are today.  Lagana…
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Tasca Racing reopens, begins gearing up for return to competition in August

Ford Funny Car stalwart Bob Tasca III and his Motorcraft tear are back at work in their Indiana shop, beginning the ramp-up process that will carry them back into competition in August. Crew chief Jon Schaffer takes up through the plans, including safety precautions underway in their building
11 May 2020
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Terry McMillen's Top Fuel team joins Indiana re-opening to get back to work

Terry McMillen's Amalie Motor Oil Top Fuel team is another of the Indiana-based operations that are back in the shop working on its equipment, which in their case also includes tending to their "crankshaft farm." NHRA's John Kernan reports from Indy.
10 May 2020
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TAFC champ: Sean Bellemeur: "I can't wait to get the green light" to go racing

Two-time and reigning NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series Top Alcohol Funny Car Sean Bellemeur discusses with NHRA's Brian Lohnes his take on the racing break and what he and the Bartone Racing team have in store when racing finally resumes.
08 May 2020
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Reinhart Reveals: The differences between Pro Stock and big-block Chevy camshafts

In his newest segment of Reinhart Reveals, NHRA announcer Alan Reinhart shows the difference between a Pro Stock camshaft and a big-block Chevy camshaft.
08 May 2020
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Alan Reinhart
  Previously ... Reinhart Reveals: Pro Stock vs. Pro Stock Motorcycle pistons and…
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Reigning Top Alcohol Dragster champ Megan Meyer readying for title defense

Megan Meyer hasn’t had much of a chance to begin the title defense of her 2019 Top Alcohol Dragster world championship, but the second-generation phenom checked in via Skype with NHRA’s Brian Lohnes to talk about what the team has been doing and what it’s looking forward to when racing resumes.
07 May 2020
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NHRA drag racers turn corners in the dirt on backyard go-kart track in Indy

Jimmy Wingo, who services the clutch on Tommy Johnson Jr.'s Funny Car, built a go-kart dirt track in his backyard an invited some of his racing buddies, including Steve Torrence's clutch guy, Gary Pritchett, over to share in the racing fun to help stoke everyone's competitive fires.
07 May 2020
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