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Coming off 150th win, John Force ready for Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals

Coming off the latest landmark victory in his legendary NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series career, John Force has a chance for another noteworthy achievement on drag racing’s grandest stage, the Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals.
20 Aug 2019
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John Force
Coming off the latest landmark victory in his legendary NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series career, John Force has a chance for another noteworthy achievement on drag racing’s grandest stage. The 16-time Funny Car world champ recently picked up his…
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Brainerd atmosphere brings out the best in Funny Car star Ron Capps

There’s a certain affinity Ron Capps has with Brainerd International Raceway and its huge on-site campground known as “The Zoo.” After all, there is a part of the campground named after the Funny Car world champion.
15 Aug 2019
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Ron Capps
There’s a certain affinity Ron Capps has with Brainerd International Raceway and its huge on-site campground known as “The Zoo.” After all, there is a part of the campground named after the Funny Car world champion, a corner aptly called “Capps…
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Standout Top Fuel rookie Austin Prock motivated to build on first career victory

Austin Prock is still savoring every part of picking up his first career NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series victory in Top Fuel in Seattle, but it’s only pushed him to try to do more, especially with the Mello Yello Countdown to the Championship approaching.
15 Aug 2019
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Austin Prock
Austin Prock is still savoring every part of picking up his first career NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series victory in Top Fuel. But one aspect of enjoying the victory for the Top Fuel rookie is how much it has motivated him to try to get more and…
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Jason Line looks to change luck at home track during Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals

Hailing from Wright, Minn., the annual visit to Brainerd International Raceway, site of this weekend's Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals, is always a welcome trip for Jason Line, but he wouldn’t mind his luck changing at the facility just over an hour from his hometown.
14 Aug 2019
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Jason Line
Hailing from Wright, Minn., the annual visit to Brainerd International Raceway, the site of the 38th annual Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals on Aug. 15-18, is always a welcome trip for Jason Line. But the Pro Stock standout and three-time world champion…
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Matt Hartford relishes the never-ending pursuit of perfection in NHRA drag racing

Driving a Pro Stock car is an abject lesson in the fine art of frustration. It’s a task that simply can’t be mastered. Matt Hartford is giving it his best shot.
12 Aug 2019
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
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Matt Hartford
Driving a Pro Stock car is an abject lesson in the fine art of frustration. It’s a task that simply can’t be mastered. From burnout, staging, shifting, car control, and at least a dozen other disciplines that most fans never see, success requires 99…
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Horsepower Shootout: Top Fuel champ Steve Torrence vs. rodeo champ Tuff Cooper

NHRA Mello Yello Top Fuel world champion Steve Torrence went head to head with four-time National Finals Rodeo world champ Tuf Cooper in their respective worlds of drag racing and tie-down roping in the NHRA Horsepower Shootout. Watch the full episode on NHRA.tv beginning on Friday.
08 Aug 2019
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Steve Torrence
NHRA Mello Yello Top Fuel world champion Steve Torrence went head to head with four-time National Finals Rodeo world champ Tuf Cooper in their respective worlds of drag racing and tie-down roping in the NHRA Horsepower Shootout. Watch the full…
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Hear from Don Prudhomme, Austin Coil, Don Garlits and Joe Amato on John Force's 150th win

John Force scored his 150th win at the Magic Dry Organic Absorbent NHRA Northwest Nationals. Some of the legends of the sport share their thoughts on the 16-time Funny Car champion.
07 Aug 2019
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John Force
John Force earned his 150th win at the Magic Dry Organic Absorbent NHRA Northwest Nationals on Sunday, etching his name in the NHRA history books in the process. We caught up with some fellow NHRA legends to get their take on Force’s accomplishment…
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WATCH: John Force's interview following his iconic 150th win at the NHRA Northwest Nationals

John Force captured his 150th win at the Magic Dry Organic Absorbent NHRA Northwest Nationals. Then he talked about it at length -- you can find his words here.
05 Aug 2019
Jacob Sundstrom, NHRA National Dragster Associate Editor
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John Force
John Force captured his 150th win at the Magic Dry Organic Absorbent NHRA Northwest Nationals on Sunday, further cementing his legacy as the greatest racer in NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series history. He fought his way out of his Peak Chevy…
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How Austin Prock broke through for his first win

Austin Prock is a national event winner. Here’s how he did it and what it means for his future.
05 Aug 2019
Jacob Sundstrom, NHRA National Dragster Associate Editor
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Austin Prock
Austin Prock won his first Top Fuel race in his first Top Fuel final, defeating Steve Torrence while piloting his Montana Brand Top Fuel dragster. That win put Prock into a tie with Richie Crampton in ninth place in the Top Fuel standings, but on…
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John Force won his 150th Funny Car race – is his 17th championship next?

The greatest of all time is a winner again. Now, it’s time to talk titles.
05 Aug 2019
Jacob Sundstrom, NHRA National Dragster Associate Editor
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John Force
John Force finally got win No. 150. That feels unfair, in a way, but also descriptive of how the greatest drag racer of all time felt when he shoved open his Peak Chevrolet Camaro Funny Car hatch and told the monkey on his back who the boss was.…
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On the Hot Seat: Erica Enders

Two-time NHRA Mello Yello Pro Stock champ Erica Enders was on the Hot Seat with Jason Logan during pre-race activities at the Magic Dry Organic Absorbent NHRA Northwest Nationals answering a series of rapid-fire questions.
04 Aug 2019
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Erica Enders
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With his 505th start, Doug Kalitta is officially Top Fuel's most experienced driver

With his appearance at this weekend’s Magic Dry Organic Absorbent NHRA Northwest Nationals, Doug Kalitta is the new owner of an impressive stat: Most events competed in the Top Fuel class in NHRA history at 505.
04 Aug 2019
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
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Doug Kalitta
Doug Kalitta says he didn’t see it coming but suddenly, with his appearance at this weekend’s Magic Dry Organic Absorbent NHRA Northwest Nationals, he’s the owner of an impressive stat: Most events competed in the Top Fuel class. This event is…
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Cruz Pedregon remains confident of making Countdown as regular season ticks down

With just three races remaining in the NHRA regular season, Cruz Pedregon is one position out of a berth in the Countdown to the Championship but remains confident that there's still time to make the playoff field.
04 Aug 2019
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
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Cruz Pedregon
Cruz Pedregon has been around this sport long enough and been in enough championship battles to know when it’s time to panic. And even with just three races remaining for him to claw his way uphill into the Countdown to the Championship field, “the…
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Greg Anderson could make NHRA history today with second Swing sweep

Greg Anderson has already swept the Western Swing once -- way back in 2004 -- but after winning in Denver two weekends ago and in Sonoma last weekend, he's poised to do something no other NHRA pro has done: Sweep it again.
04 Aug 2019
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
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Greg Anderson
Greg Anderson has accomplished a lot of things in his Pro Stock career, including four Mello Yello world championships, 93 event wins, and 103 No. 1 qualifying berths, but he enters eliminations at the Magic Dry Organic Absorbent NHRA Northwest…
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Scott Palmer proving he's up for the challenge of racing at his sponsor's event

There’s an awful lot on the line this weekend for Scott Palmer. Not only is he racing at his sponsor’s event, but he’s fighting for not only a first win and also what would be his third straight appearance in the Countdown to the Championship playoffs.
03 Aug 2019
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Scott Palmer
There’s an awful lot on the line this weekend for Scott Palmer, driver of Tommy Thompson’s Magic Dry Top Fueler. Not only is he racing at his sponsor’s event, the Magic Dry Organic Absorbent NHRA Northwest Nationals, but he’s fighting for not only a…
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Career bests for Bob Tasca III has the team on pace for Countdown start

Bob Tasca III and his team had a number of goals in mind after a mid-season restructuring, and all of that is beginning to fall into place for the Motorcraft Ford team. And a pair of career bests this weekend are just part of them.
03 Aug 2019
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
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Bob Tasca
Overlooked in the thrill of Bob Tasca III’s career-best 3.871 pass that put him on the Funny Car pole Friday night at Pacific Raceways was the speed, 330.63 mph, the veteran racer’s first 330-mph pass. With the national record still at 339 mph by…
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Shawn Reed excited to be racing at home, and back behind the wheel in Top Fuel

For most of the drivers on the Mello Yello Drag Racing Series tour, a trip to Seattle is a trip far from home, to the furthest northwest reaches of the country, but for Shawn Reed it’s home.
02 Aug 2019
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
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Shawn Reed
For most of the drivers on the Mello Yello Drag Racing Series tour, a trip to Seattle is a trip far from home, to the furthest northwest reaches of the country, but for Shawn Reed it’s home. After a two-month hiatus from the cockpit, Reed will…
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Between Sonoma and Seattle, there was no rest for Matt Hartford and team

Before he could ever think about turning a tire in qualifying at Pacific Raceways, Matt Hartford had some work to do after last weekend’s event in Sonoma.
02 Aug 2019
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
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Matt Hartford
Before he could ever think about turning a tire in qualifying at Pacific Raceways, Matt Hartford had some work to do after last weekend’s event in Sonoma. There was the engine with the rod hanging out of it and damage to the carbon fiber body that…
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How Antron Brown became one of NHRA's biggest and brightest stars

Antron Brown stands as one NHRA Drag Racing's biggest and brightest stars. 20 years ago, he stood at the crossroads of a drag racing career. Here's how we got here.
01 Aug 2019
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
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Antron Brown
Antron Brown stands today as one of NHRA Drag Racing’s biggest and brightest stars. The three-time Top Fuel world champion exudes energy, charisma, excitement, and a positive vibe that makes it hard to not smile or be uplifted in his presence.…
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Funny Car’s Shawn Langdon coming on at the right time heading to Seattle

01 Aug 2019
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Shawn Langdon
Shawn Langdon sees an impressive trend from his team heading to an important part of the 2019 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season. The former Top Fuel world champ picked up his first career Funny Car win earlier this year, but with the way…
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Antron Brown looks to continue Seattle Top Fuel dominance with fourth straight

Antron Brown has won the Seattle stop on the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series tour the last three years and will be looking for his fourth straight at this weekend’s 32nd annual Magic Dry Organic Absorbent NHRA Northwest Nationals.
30 Jul 2019
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Antron Brown
Finding success at the final race of the famed three-race NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series Western Swing can be a difficult task, as the physical and mental rigors of three straight races add up. But that hasn’t been the case lately for Antron…
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Brittany Force runs fastest speed of 2019 season at NHRA Sonoma Nationals

Carquest Top Fuel dragster runs fans fastest speed of 2019 season in first round at NHRA Sonoma Nationals.
28 Jul 2019
Jacob Sundstrom, NHRA National Dragster Associate Editor
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Brittany Force
Brittany Force has not driven the fastest Top Fuel dragster in 2019. Her David Grubnic-tuned Carquest Top Fuel dragster has been to the winner's circle, a more important distinction, certainly, but it is deep down the sheets when it comes to speed.…
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Doug Kalitta joins Jason Logan on the hot seat to talk racing Tony Stewart, flying and unicycles

Doug Kalitta grabbed a seat on the hot seat opposite NHRA announcer Jason Logan to answer a series of questions, ranging from which famous driver he'd like another shot at to which kind of plane he likes best -- we've got the video.
28 Jul 2019
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Doug Kalitta
Doug Kalitta is no stranger to pressure situations, but he was faced with a new challenge before hopping in his 11,000-horsepower Mac Tools Top Fuel dragster on Sunday. He went back and forth with NHRA announcer Jason Logan to answer questions that…
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Jerry Savoie back in championship form at NHRA Sonoma Nationals

2016 world champion Jerry Savoie looks like his old self at NHRA Sonoma Nationals
28 Jul 2019
Jacob Sundstrom, NHRA National Dragster Associate Editor
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Jerry Savoie
Jerry Savoie's crocodile grin conceals ferocious ability. The 2016 Pro Stock Motorcycle champion won because of two reasons: His incredibile riding ability and the tuning prowess of Tim Kulungian. He looked, for all the world, like a contender again…
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Clay Millican ahead of schedule just ahead of Countdown to the Championship

Polesitter chasing first win alongside Mike Kloeber and Jim Oberhofer
28 Jul 2019
Jacob Sundstrom, NHRA National Dragster Associate Editor
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Clay Millican
“Am I surprised? Yes and no,” Clay Millican answers sheepishly, knowing it’s a cop out. In fairness, the question didn’t leave him much room. What’s he supposed to say when asked about the recent performance of his Parts Plus / Laris Motorsports…
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Blake Alexander returns as a defending champion but with plenty of changes

A lot has changed for native Californian Blake Alexander since he won in Sonoma in 2018
27 Jul 2019
Jacob Sundstrom, NHRA National Dragster Associate Editor
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Blake Alexander
A lot has changed in the 12 months since Alexander took home the Wally from Sonoma Raceway. His move from Top Fuel to Funny Car is well-documented. The growing pains of starting a Funny Car team have been covered on NHRA.tv, FS1 and on this website…
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Greg Anderson continues to pursue perfection in NHRA Pro Stock

Greg Anderson's singular commitment to dominance makes him one-of-a-kind in NHRA Drag Racing.
27 Jul 2019
Jacob Sundstrom, NHRA National Dragster Associate Editor
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Greg Anderson
Duluth, Minn., is not famous for drag racing. It is famous for hockey, football, and cold weather. That never entered the equation for Greg Anderson, the fastest man to claim the Twin Ports as his hometown. His father raced, sold cars, and…
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Eddie Krawiec isn't letting criticism of Harley-Davidson FXDR get in his way

2018 NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle world champion Matt Smith isn't happy about the new Harley-Davidson FXDR Pro Stock Motorcycles. Eddie Krawiec isn't going to let that affect his hunt for the 2019 world championship.
26 Jul 2019
Jacob Sundstrom, NHRA National Dragster Associate Editor
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Eddie Krawiec
Matt Smith expressed his displeasure with the new Harley-Davidson FXDR bodywork multiple times in…
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Our dream matchups for the Mickey Thompson Pro Bike Battle

If we got to pick the matchups for the Mickey Thompson Pro Bike Battle, which kicks off during qualifying on Saturday, they would look a whole lot like this.
26 Jul 2019
Jacob Sundstrom, NHRA National Dragster Associate Editor
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Mickey Thompson Pro Bike Battle
The Mickey Thompson Pro Bike Battle features a new format for 2019, adding a dramatic flair to one of the best competitions of the…
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Things coming together at right time for Jeg Coughlin Jr. heading to Sonoma

It wasn’t the perfect start to the NHRA Western Swing for Jeg Coughlin Jr. But the five-time world champion in Pro Stock likes how his season is coming together at an ideal time heading into this weekend’s NHRA Sonoma Nationals at Sonoma Raceway.
25 Jul 2019
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Jeg Coughlin Jr.
It wasn’t the perfect start to the NHRA Western Swing for Jeg Coughlin Jr. But the five-time world champion in Pro Stock likes how his season is coming together at an ideal time heading into this weekend’s NHRA Sonoma Nationals at Sonoma Raceway…
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