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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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Jonnie Lindberg's birthday gift to Richie Crampton: Drive my car at the U.S. Nationals

Two-time Top Alcohol Funny Car champion Jonnie Lindberg is giving fellow driver Richie Crampton the best birthday gift ever: the chance to drive his car at the Denso Spark Plugs NHRA U.S. Nationals.
05 Aug 2020
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SEMA exploring virtual trade show, announces SEMA Show not taking place in 2020

SEMA, the Specialty Equipment Market Association, has announced that due to COVID-19 and concerns that event facilities and services will be unavailable, the SEMA Show will not be taking place in 2020 but is exploring interest in a virtual tradeshow.
05 Aug 2020
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SEMA
SEMA, the Specialty Equipment Market Association, has announced that due to COVID-19 and concerns that event facilities and services will be unavailable, the SEMA Show will not be taking place in 2020.  While both event organizers and…
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Huge pro and sportsman fields expected for this weekend’s Dodge NHRA Indy Nationals

More than 600 race cars are expected to descend on historic Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis for this weekend’s Dodge Indy Nationals presented by Pennzoil.
05 Aug 2020
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hagan
Rarely is a sequel better than the original but that isn’t likely to be the case this weekend when Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis hosts its third NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing series event of the season. The Dodge NHRA Indy Nationals will take…
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Denso will sponsor NHRA’s prestigious Indianapolis-based U.S. Nationals

Denso Products and Services Americas, Inc., an affiliate of leading global automotive supplier Denso Corp., will welcome teams and fans back to Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis Labor Day weekend for the Denso Spark Plugs NHRA U.S. Nationals, Sept. 3-6.
04 Aug 2020
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Indy
Denso Products and Services Americas, Inc., an affiliate of leading global automotive supplier Denso Corp., will welcome teams and fans back to Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis Labor Day weekend for the Denso Spark Plugs NHRA U.S. Nationals, Sept.…
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Krista Baldwin added to Global Electronic Technology team this weekend in Indy

Global Electronic Technology is expanding its sponsorship and branding within the NHRA to include Krista Baldwin’s A/Fuel Dragster team at the Dodge NHRA Indy Nationals presented by Pennzoil, joining Paul Lee (Funny Car) and Antron Brown (Top Fuel) on the Global Electronic Technology team.
04 Aug 2020
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Krista Baldwin
Global Electronic Technology is expanding its sponsorship and branding within the NHRA to include Krista Baldwin’s A/Fuel Dragster team, which is ready to hit the track for the first time in 2020 at the Dodge NHRA Indy Nationals presented by…
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Top Fuel rookie Joe Morrison returns to Indy, with two missions in mind

NHRA Top Fuel driver Joe Morrison is preparing to pull double-duty tis weekend at the Dodge NHRA Indy Nationals, driving the Leverich Racing Top Fueler and helping to run the Right2Breathe respiratory-disease awareness, and education display in the NHRA Manufacturers Midway.
04 Aug 2020
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Joe Morrison
NHRA Top Fuel driver Joe Morrison is preparing to pull double-duty at this weekend's Dodge NHRA Indy Nationals presented by Pennzoil. No, he isn’t entered in two different categories at this weekend’s Dodge Indy Nationals. Instead, the driver of the…
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What “In the zone” really looks like! In-car footage of Jack Beckman and Antron Brown

Spend a minute with Antron Brown or Jack Beckman and you’ll enjoy them for the people they are, and the passion they have for drag racing. But if you could go inside the car with them, you would see their personality shift—and witness how their passion and enthusiasm turns into a laser focus when they are in “their zone.”
03 Aug 2020
David Kennedy
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Liberty’s Gears partners with Mountain Motor Pro Stock Association for Indy event

Michigan-based transmission company Liberty’s Gears will partner with the NHRA Mountain Motor Pro Stock Association for this weekend’s Dodge Indy Nationals presented by Pennzoil at Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis.
03 Aug 2020
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JR Carr
Michigan-based transmission company Liberty’s Gears will partner with the NHRA Mountain Motor Pro Stock Association for this weekend’s Dodge Indy Nationals presented by Pennzoil at Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis. The Mountain Motor Pro Stock…
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Terry McMillen's Amalie team sees potential of new chassis design

A new in-house chassis program has helped make Terry McMillen and his Amalie Motor Oil team a strong contender during NHRA's restart events in Indianapolis.
03 Aug 2020
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Does Bo Butner know Pro Mod racing? Well, sort of

Bo Butner, the 2017 NHRA Mello Yello Pro Stock champion, recently got a chance to jump into a five-second Pro Mod car and he liked it so much he’s coming back for more.
03 Aug 2020
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
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Bo Butner still abides by his long-held belief that driving a Pro Stock car is the most difficult thing he’s ever tackled in racing, but after his Pro Mod debut at the Lucas Oil NHRA Summernationals, he’s willing to add an asterisk to that statement…
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Sportsman star Anthony Bertozzi talks about recent hot streak of victories

NHRA Sportsman superstar Anthony Bertozzi, who captured a record fifth JEGS SPORTSnationals title and also won a big-dollar bracket race, visited via Skype with NHRA’s Brian Lohnes to talk about his recent hot streak.
01 Aug 2020
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What is the Chevy DRCE Pro Stock engine?

Chevrolet’s top-secret Pro Stock race engine has been shrouded in mystery for decades. It’s known as the Drag Race Competition Engine (DRCE), and its architecture has been massaged into a nearly 10,000-rpm, fuel-injected, 500-cid race mill that actually began life with the Oldsmobile brand.
31 Jul 2020
David Kennedy
Racing Technology
DRCE 3 Engine
The Drag Race Competition Engine (DRCE) is a series of purpose-built drag racing cylinder heads and engine block castings that are based on the big-block Chevy, but originally branded as an Oldsmobile. There are four generations of DRCE aluminum…
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Cory Mac is back (again) to run a third Indianapolis race in DSR Top Fueler

Two-time U.S. Nationals Top Fuel champion Cory McClenathan will get another shot at some Indy glory when he returns to the cockpit of a Don Schumacher Racing-operated dragster for a third straight outing at the upcoming Dodge NHRA Indy Nationals presented by Pennzoil, Aug. 7-8.
31 Jul 2020
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
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Cory McClenathan
Two-time U.S. Nationals Top Fuel champion Cory McClenathan will get another shot at some Indy glory when he returns to the cockpit of a Don Schumacher Racing-operated dragster for a third straight outing at the upcoming Dodge NHRA Indy Nationals…
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Second place is OK for now, but Leah Pruett has her eyes set on the No. 1 spot

Top Fuel racer Leah Pruett came out of the pandemic-caused racing hiatus swinging for the fences with some great driving and has moved into second place in points. She spoke with NHRA’s Brian Lohnes via Skype to talk about the two Indy events and the season ahead.
31 Jul 2020
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John Force Racing issues statement

Sixteen-time NHRA Funny Car champ John Force has announced that his John Force Racing team will remain parked for the 2020 season in order to come back at championship caliber in 2021.  
31 Jul 2020
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JFR
After four months of postponement and ever-changing scenarios, NHRA went forward with a revised Mello Yello Drag Racing Series schedule that restarted with two-consecutive races at the storied Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis in Indiana. Sixteen-…
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Remembering Zim

Legendary NHRA Division 5 Director Darrell Zimmerman plied his trade in the Rocky Mountain region for more than 30 years. A successful racer, 'Zim' joined the NHRA team in the late 1950s and carved a legendary career and made legions of friends throughout the sport.
31 Jul 2020
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
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Darrell Zimmerman
  NHRA founder Wally Parks deservedly gets a lot of credit for organizing the sport of hot rodding in general and drag racing in specific, he was always the first one to tell you he certainly didn’t do it by himself. And because much of…
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