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A Kid Again guest Camden Nobles thrilled by Kalitta Motorsports, NHRA adventure

On Saturday of the 11th NGK NTK NHRA Four-Wide Nationals Kalitta Motorsports drivers Doug Kalitta, Shawn Langdon, and J.R. Todd spent some time throughout the final day of qualifying with 12-year-old Camden Nobles and his family.
15 May 2021
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A Kid Again
On Saturday of the 11th NGK NTK NHRA Four-Wide Nationals Kalitta Motorsports drivers Doug Kalitta, Shawn Langdon, and J.R. Todd spent some time throughout the final day of qualifying with 12-year-old Camden Nobles and his family. Camden was the team…
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John and Brittany Force, Greg Anderson and Scotty Pollacheck No. 1 qualifiers at Four-Wide Nationals

It's a Force atop both nitro classes, as John Force is No. 1 in Funny Car, joining his daughter, Brittany, who is No. 1 in Top Fuel. Greg Anderson and Scotty Pollacheck finished in the top spots in Pro Stock and Pro Stock Motorcycle, respectively.
15 May 2021
NHRA National Dragster staff
Race coverage
John Force
For just the second time ever, it will be a Force atop both nitro classes, as John Force grabbed the top spot in Funny Car on Saturday at zMAX Dragway, joining his daughter, Brittany, who stayed at the front in Top Fuel after her track-record pass…
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NGK NTK NHRA Four-Wide Nationals Saturday Photo Gallery

National Dragster's photographers were out in force at the NGK NTK NHRA Four-Wide Nationals, capturing all the action on and off the track at zMAX Dragway.
15 May 2021
NHRA National Dragster staff
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Al Lynch AA/Gas Supercharged 51
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Eddie Krawiec's 203-mph run finishes off spectacular, record-setting session

The second round of qualifying in Pro Stock Motorcycle during Saturday’s NGK NTK NHRA Four-Wide Nationals at zMAX Dragway was one for the record books.
15 May 2021
Race coverage
Krawiec 203
The second round of qualifying in Pro Stock Motorcycle during Saturday’s NGK NTK NHRA Four-Wide Nationals at zMAX Dragway was one for the record books. In one of the most incredible sessions in class history, Hector Arana Jr.…
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Artie Allen is living out his lifelong dream by finally competing in Top Fuel

After years of racing in NHRA's Top Alcohol Dragster class, Artie Allen is finally living out his dream of competing in Top Fuel.
15 May 2021
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
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Artie Allen
For about a decade, Artie Allen’s weapon of choice in the Top Alcohol dragster ranks was a supercharged-on-methanol combination. Then he switched to running an unblown nitro engine and ran that for more than a decade. At the end of last season,…
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Challenge of new four-valve Suzuki a shot of adrenaline for Steve Johnson

The challenge of the new four-valve Suzuki engine has given Pro Stock Motorcycle's Steve Johnson such a surge of energy that sleep is apparently optional.
15 May 2021
Josh Hachat
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Steve Johnson Charlotte 1
Between Atlanta two weeks ago and this weekend’s NGK NTK NHRA Four-Wide Nationals at zMAX Dragway in Charlotte, Steve Johnson got acclimated with plenty of late-night television. Working literally around the clock to keep progressing on his new…
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Whether it’s himself or his son, Chris McGaha just wants a four-wide victory

Chris McGaha has grand visions about how his two-car Pro Stock operation should go with himself and his son, Mason, who has shown impressive skills at the start of his second year.
15 May 2021
Josh Hachat
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Chris McGaha
Chris McGaha has grand visions about how his two-car Pro Stock operation should go with himself and his son, Mason, who has shown impressive skills at the start of his second year. The breakthrough hasn’t come quite yet, but McGaha believes the…
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Shawn Langdon gunning for a piece of NHRA history at Four-Wide Nationals

Shawn Langdon has a chance to make history at this weekend’s NGK NTK NHRA Four-Wide Nationals, looking to become the first driver in NHRA history to win in both Top Fuel and Funny Car at a four-wide event.
15 May 2021
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Shawn Langdon
Heading into this weekend’s NGK NTK NHRA Four-Wide Nationals at zMAX Dragway, Top Fuel standout Shawn Langdon is looking forward to the chance to make history. He is the most recent Funny Car winner in the race, and having moved back to the Top Fuel…
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NGK NTK NHRA Four-Wide Nationals Saturday Preview

After a get-acquainted single pass Friday –- under the lights for the first time this year for the nitro cars -– the fields for the NGK NTK NHRA Four-Wide Nationals will be set today at zMAX Dragway with two final qualifying sessions.
14 May 2021
NHRA National Dragster staff
Race coverage
Charlotte 1 Saturday
After a get-acquainted single pass Friday –- under the lights for the first time this year for the nitro cars -– the fields for the NGK NTK NHRA Four-Wide Nationals will be set today at zMAX Dragway with two final qualifying sessions. …
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Brittany Force, Alexis DeJoria, Greg Anderson, Joey Gladstone lead qualifying after opening day at Four-Wide Nationals

Brittany Force and Alexis DeJoria rocketed to the number one spots in Top Fuel and Funny Car, respectively, while Greg Anderson nabbed the provisional No. 1 spot in Pro Stock, continuing his stellar 2021, and Joey Gladstone broke the track record in Pro Stock Motorcycle.
14 May 2021
NHRA National Dragster staff
Race coverage
Brittany Force
Friday night at zMAX Dragway was apparently ladies night, at least in the nitro classes, as both Brittany Force and Alexis DeJoria rocketed to the number one spots in Top Fuel and Funny Car, respectively, with Force setting both ends of the track…
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NGK NTK NHRA Four-Wide Nationals Friday Photo Gallery

National Dragster's photographers were out in force at the NGK NTK NHRA Four-Wide Nationals, capturing all the action on and off the track at zMAX Dragway.
14 May 2021
NHRA National Dragster staff
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Brittany's Force team unloading for the day 46
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Dallas Glenn becoming seasoned veteran when it comes to four-wide racing

Dallas Glenn will be four races into his Pro Stock career by the time his weekend ends at zMAX Dragway and half of those races will have come in a four-wide format.
14 May 2021
Josh Hachat
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Dallas Glenn Charlotte
Dallas Glenn will be four races into his Pro Stock career by the time his weekend ends at zMAX Dragway and half of those races will have come in a four-wide format. That almost makes him a seasoned veteran racing in the unique aspect of four…
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The McAttack is back, ready to resume battle in the tough Funny Car ranks

Buoyed by a successful test session two weeks ago in Indianapolis, the McIntire family and their MacAttack entry are back in the Funny Car wars this weekend, hoping to shake off the bad feelings of their DNQ at the season opener.
14 May 2021
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
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McAttack
Buoyed by a successful test session two weeks ago in Indianapolis, the McIntire family and their MacAttack entry are back in the Funny Car wars this weekend, hoping to shake off the bad feelings of their DNQ at the season-opening Gatornationals.…
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Smart Sanitizer joins Justin Ashley Racing as primary sponsor for balance of 2021

Justin Ashley Racing has announced the addition of Smart Sanitizer, LLC as a primary sponsor of the Davis Motorsports owned Top Fuel dragster for the remainder of the 2021 NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series season.
14 May 2021
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Justin Ashley
Justin Ashley Racing has announced the addition of Smart Sanitizer, LLC as a primary sponsor of the Davis Motorsports owned Top Fuel dragster for the remainder of the 2021 NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series season. The Smart Sanitizer Top Fuel…
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70 behind-the-scenes photos from when Toyota's NASCAR and NHRA racers met at zMax Dragway

Toyota Racing Development (TRD) brought Daniel Hemric, Shawn Langdon, J.R. Todd, and Bubba Wallace to zMAX Dragway ahead of the NGK NTK NHRA Four-Wide Nationals to experience Funny Car and Top Fuel, plus a winner-take-all four-wide drag race in 2021 Supras.
14 May 2021
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The focus for Chip Ellis in Charlotte is simple: have fun and go 200 mph

Chip Ellis was back with Matt Smith Racing for a third straight race on Friday at zMAX Dragway. After racing at the four-wide event in Las Vegas, Ellis took Matt Smith up on his offer to race in Charlotte.
14 May 2021
Josh Hachat
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Chip Ellis Charlotte
Chip Ellis was back with Matt Smith Racing for a third straight race on Friday at zMAX Dragway. After competing at the four-wide event in Las Vegas last month, Ellis helped out on Angie Smith’s Pro Stock Motorcycle bike in Atlanta and then took M.…
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North Carolina lifts capacity restrictions; more Four-Wide tickets now available

In accordance with North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper’s latest executive order, grandstand seating limitations have been lifted, opening the door for thousands of more race fans to enjoy an action-packed month of May at Charlotte Motor Speedway, including this weekend’s NGK NTK NHRA Four-Wide Nationals.
14 May 2021
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zMAX Dragway
In accordance with North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper’s latest executive order, grandstand seating limitations have been lifted, opening the door for thousands of more race fans to enjoy an action-packed month of May at Charlotte Motor Speedway,…
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Top Fuel racer Mike Salinas pulling double duty, ready for Charlotte Pro Mod debut

Mike Salinas will do double duty at this weekend's NGK NTK NHRA Four-Wide Nationals, driving his national event-winning Top Fueler and his new car, a ProCharger-equipped Camaro in which he will make his Pro Mod debut.
14 May 2021
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
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Mike Salinas
Mike Salinas admits that he can’t sit still. The owner of multiple successful businesses in California, including the namesake scrap business that was the inspiration for the Scrappers Racing logo that adorns the family’s multiple race cars, Salinas…
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Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals rescheduled for July; Flav-R-Pac NHRA Northwest Nationals canceled

NHRA and Auto Club Raceway at Pomona have announced July 30 – Aug. 1 as the rescheduled date of the 61st annual Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals presented by ProtectTheHarvest.com. The 2021 Flav-R-Pac NHRA Northwest Nationals has been canceled due to current state COVID-19 restrictions.
14 May 2021
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Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals
NHRA and Auto Club Raceway have announced July 30 – Aug. 1 as the rescheduled date of the 61st annual Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals presented by ProtectTheHarvest.com. The Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals, which traditionally kicks off the…
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Watch the entire first qualifying session from the Four-Wide Nationals free

The first qualifying session from the NGK NTK NHRA Four-Wide Nationals will be shown live for free today on NHRA.com and NHRA’s YouTube channel at approximately 7 p.m. Eastern.
14 May 2021
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Charlotte
The first qualifying session from the NGK NTK NHRA Four-Wide Nationals will be shown live for free today on NHRA.com and NHRA’s YouTube channel at approximately 7 p.m. Eastern. Tune in to watch…
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Division 4 hosts Lucas Oil Series doubleheader at Texas Motorplex

The NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, South Central Division is in action this weekend at Texas Motorplex. (LATEST UPDATE: Friday results)
14 May 2021
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Division 4
The following are Saturday's final results from the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, South Central Division event at Texas Motorplex: COMPETITION ELIMINATOR Kevin Self, Caddo, Okla., '32 Bantam, F/EA, 7.725, 168.78  def.…
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NGK NTK NHRA Four-Wide Nationals Friday Preview

The first four-wide race in two years took place last month in Las Vegas, but this weekend marks the first race at exquisite zMAX Dragway since 2019 and the excitement is palpable.
14 May 2021
Josh Hachat
Race coverage
NGK NTK NHRA Four-Wide Nationals
The first four-wide race in two years took place last month in Las Vegas, but this weekend marks the first race at exquisite zMAX Dragway since 2019 and the excitement is palpable. It’s also the first four-wide race at the birthplace of the sport…
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Pro Mod points leader Justin Bond hopes to keep on rolling at Four-Wide event

Dating back to the end of last season, there’s been no driver in the E3 Spark Plugs NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series who has been as impressive as Justin Bond. He’s advanced to three of the past four final rounds, including the first two events of 2021.
13 May 2021
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Justin Bond
Dating back to the end of last season, there’s been no driver in the E3 Spark Plugs NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series who has been as impressive as Justin Bond. He’s advanced to three of the past four final rounds, including the first two events of…
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NASCAR's Bubba Wallace and Daniel Hemric warm up nitro cars, race J.R. Todd and Shawn Langdon

Toyota Racing Development (TRD) brought Daniel Hemric, Shawn Langdon, J.R. Todd, and Bubba Wallace to zMAX Dragway ahead of the NGK NTK NHRA Four-Wide Nationals to experience Funny Car and Top Fuel, plus a winner-take-all four-wide drag race in 2021 Supras.
13 May 2021
Posted by NHRA.com staff
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Toyota Racing Division (TRD) brought J.R. Todd, Bubba Wallace, Daniel Hemric, and Shawn Langdon to zMax-Winner
Kalitta Motorsports drivers J.R. Todd and Shawn Langdon…
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Troy Coughlin Jr. looking for a little redemption at Four-Wide Nationals

After struggling at the most recent race, this weekend’s NGK NTK NHRA Four-Wide Nationals at zMAX Dragway marks a chance for rising Pro Stock star Troy Coughlin Jr. to get back on track.
13 May 2021
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Troy Coughlin Jr.
After struggling at the most recent race, this weekend’s NGK NTK NHRA Four-Wide Nationals at zMAX Dragway marks a chance for rising Pro Stock star Troy Coughlin Jr. to get back on track. It’s also an opportunity for the young Coughlin, who is the…
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Nitro Time Machine: Steve Jackson takes a wild ride at the 2018 Four-Wides

In the latest episode of our popular Nitro Time Machine series, Pro Mod racer Steve Jackson goes for a wild ride in the final round of the 2018 Four Wide Nationals in Charlotte.
13 May 2021
Posted by NHRA.com staff
Nitro Time Machine
Steve Jackson
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A love for animals has Cruz Pedregon racing for wins and supporting local non-profits

Cruz Pedregon has always had a soft spot for animals, and it’s led the former two-time Funny Car champ to become even more involved with a trio of Indy-based non-profit organizations.
13 May 2021
Josh Hachat
News
Cruz Pedregon
Cruz Pedregon has always had a soft spot for animals, and it’s led the former two-time Funny Car champ to become even more involved with a trio of Indy-based non-profit organizations. Pedregon is featuring Jenkins Forever Farm and Kanda Farm…
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Krista Baldwin, Joey Gladstone talk about 2021 season on NHRA Insider podcast

NHRA racers Krista Baldwin and Joey Gladstone joined host Brian Lohnes on this episode of the NHRA Insider podcast to talk about their seasons, their reasons for competing in NHRA Camping World Drag Racing, and their hard work and struggles to succeed. 
12 May 2021
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NHRA Insider podcast
NHRA Insider podcast
  NHRA racers Krista Baldwin and Joey Gladstone joined host Brian Lohnes on this episode of the NHRA Insider podcast to talk about their seasons, their reasons for competing in NHRA Camping World Drag Racing, and their hard work and…
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Bob Tasca III and team look to build on early 2021 success headed to Charlotte

With two wins in the season’s first three races, Bob Tasca III and the Motorcraft/Quick Lane Ford Funny Car team are on a roll. Crew chief Jon Schaffer explains the reasons behind the team’s success.
12 May 2021
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Bob Tasca III
 
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New scenarios, same impressive results for Greg Anderson in 2021

There’s a lot that’s different about Greg Anderson’s 2021 season than what he had been accustomed to over the bulk of his standout Pro Stock career, but you can't argue with the success he's had already this season.
12 May 2021
Josh Hachat
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Greg Anderson
There’s a lot that’s different about Greg Anderson’s 2021 season than what he had been accustomed to over the bulk of his standout Pro Stock career. For one, Jason Line isn’t racing beside him each weekend, a stark contrast from previous seasons…
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