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2020 Denso Spark Plugs NHRA U.S Nationals Comp Winner Jason Coan

17 Sep 2020
NHRA National Dragster staff
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Jason Coan won for the sixth time in Comp eliminator by beating former world champ and JEGS Allstars winner Craig Bourgeois in the final and three of those wins have come at the U.S. Nationals. Driving his four-cylinder powered G/EA Bantam, Coan…
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2020 Dodge Spark Plugs U.S Nationals Top Dragster Winner Danny Nelson

17 Sep 2020
NHRA National Dragster staff
News
A year after winning the world championship in the Top Dragster presented by Vortech Superchargers class, Danny Nelson is now a U.S. Nationals winner following his final round win against JB Strasseweg. The final was over early after Strassweg,…
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2020 Denso Spark Plugs U.S Nationals Stock Eliminator Winner Jerry Emmons

17 Sep 2020
NHRA National Dragster staff
News
Jerry Emmons won his first national event at the Denso U.S. Nationals in 1994 and he’s since gone on to win 15 times in his career. Emmons added a 16th win when in Indy. Jerry saved his best performance for last when he cut a .001 light and ran…
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2020 Denso Spark Plugs U.S Nationals Super Stock Winner Terry Emmons

17 Sep 2020
NHRA National Dragster staff
News
The Texas-based Emmons brothers have now combined to win 43 NHRA national events after Terry won in Super Stock and his identical triplet brother Jerry won in Stock. Terry has chipped in with seven of those wins after beating Dan Fletcher in the…
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2020 Denso Spark Plugs U.S Nationals Top Sportsman Winner Dusty Meyer

17 Sep 2020
NHRA National Dragster staff
News
Two years after winning his first two national event titles in Norwalk and Topeka, Dusty Meyer added a third when he drove to the win in Top Sportsman presented by Vortech Superchargers. Driving his six-second Chevy S-10, Meyer downed Jeff…
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2020 Denso Spark Plugs U.S Nationals Top Alcohol Dragster Winner Megan Meyer

17 Sep 2020
NHRA National Dragster staff
News
Just days after announcing her impending retirement from the Top Alcohol Dragster class, reigning world champ Megan Meyer turned in one of the most dominant performances in the history of the class as she cruised to her second-straight win at…
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Denso Spark Plugs NHRA U.S. Nationals Sportsman Highlights

Megan Meyer, Doug Gordon, Jason Coan, and brothers Terry and Jerry Emmons led the list of Lucas Oil Sportsman winners at the Denso Spark Plugs NHRA U.S. Nationals.
17 Sep 2020
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
News
Jason Coan
Just days after announcing her impending retirement from the Top Alcohol Dragster class, reigning world champ Megan Meyer turned in one of the most dominant performances in the history of the class as she cruised to her second-straight win at the…
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NHRA inks multi-year extension with FOX Sports to create biggest television platform in the sport’s history

The NHRA and FOX Sports have announced a multi-year extension of their agreement to telecast all NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing series competitions across FOX, FS1 and FS2 well into this decade. The new agreement provides NHRA with the biggest television platform in the sport’s history.
17 Sep 2020
Posted by NHRA.com staff
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NHRA on FOX
The NHRA and FOX Sports have announced a multi-year extension of their agreement to telecast all NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing series competitions across FOX, FS1 and FS2 well into this decade. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed. “FOX…
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Pro Stock midseason review: Talented newcomers join veterans for epic title fight

Erica Enders, Jeg Coughlin Jr., and Jason Line, who have combined to win a dozen Pro Stock world titles, are locked in a battle for the top spot in the factory hot rod class while a fleet of talented rookies prepare to take over the class. Third in a series.
17 Sep 2020
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
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Erica Enders
With 10 races on the 2020 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series schedule for Pro Stock competitors, the recent Denso Spark Plugs NHRA U.S. Nationals represents the midway point of the season so it seems like as good a place as any to reflect on what’s…
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Angelle Sampey and the NHRA recognize the contribution our troops make everyday

NHRA's Troops to the Track program, refreshed by Coca-Cola, is the sport's annual military appreciation platform. In 2020, we're finding new ways to honor the service of our military personnel, and today we're recognizing Cpl. Luis Kolb of the Indiana National Guard with the help of Pro Stock Motorcycle racer Angelle Sampey.
16 Sep 2020
Posted by NHRA.com staff
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Angelle Sampey and the NHRA Troops to the Track
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Funny Car midseason review: It's tight at the top in bruising intra-squad battle

It’s been a Don Schumacher Racing year with DSR cars winning all six events this season and creating a tight top three, led by U.S. Nationals champ Jack Beckman. Here's our look at how they got to the top and what the future may hold for them. Second in a series
16 Sep 2020
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
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Jack Beckman
With 11 races on the 2020 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series schedule, there’s no easily-measurable midseason point, but the recent Denso Spark Plugs NHRA U.S. Nationals seems like as good a place as any to reflect on what’s happened and what could…
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NHRA speeds into home décor with Precision Metal Art collection

NHRA has partnered with Precision Metal Art, a home décor brand specializing in high-quality metal art designs, for a full line of NHRA-themed metal art.
16 Sep 2020
Posted by NHRA.com staff
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Precision Metal
NHRA has partnered with Precision Metal Art, a home décor brand specializing in high-quality metal art designs, for a full line of NHRA-themed metal art. The licensing partnership was secured by JRL Group, NHRA’s licensing agency.   The…
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High-stakes bracket racer Williams values the importance of Indy Super Comp title

Troy Williams Jr. has won a host of big money bracket raceing titles but few of his wins can compare to his latest triumph in Super Comp at the Denso Spark Plugs NHRA U.S. Nationals.
16 Sep 2020
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
The Sports Report
williams
With a win at the Million Dollar Drag Race, three titles at the Moroso 5-Day race, and a host of $10,000, $20,000, and even $50,000 wins, Troy Williams Jr. long ago secured his place among the greats in high stakes E.T. bracket racing. Williams has…
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Stacked field to battle in Moser Sportsman Shootout season finale

The NHRA South Central Division Moser Sportsman Shootout, originally scheduled for April, will take place Saturday, Sept. 19 in conjunction with the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series doubleheader weekend at Texas Motorplex.
15 Sep 2020
Posted by NHRA.com staff
News
Slate Cummings
The NHRA South Central Division Moser Sportsman Shootout, originally scheduled for April, will take place Saturday, Sept. 19 in conjunction with the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series doubleheader weekend at Texas Motorplex. The specialty event…
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Bob Tasca III on what Ford's new Cobra Jet 1400 means to his family

Little did Bob Tasca I know back in 1968 that his grandson, Bob Tasca III would be driving an all-electric Ford Mustang Cobra Jet—one with 1,000 hp more than the original car ever had.
15 Sep 2020
David Kennedy
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Bob Tasca III Ford Cobra Jet 1400 at U.S. Nationals
Read more: How the original 1968 Ford Cobra Jet came to be…
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Top Fuel midseason review: Kalitta still hanging onto his yearlong points lead

Just past the halfway mark in the 2020 season, Doug Kalitta holds a fragile 50-point lead in the Top Fuel points standings. How did he get there? What's happening now? What might happen in the future? First in a series
15 Sep 2020
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
Feature
Doug Kalitta
With 11 races on the 2020 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series schedule, there’s no easily-measurable midseason point, but the recent Denso Spark Plugs NHRA U.S. Nationals seems like as good a place as any to reflect on what’s happened and what could…
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Fox Sports' Jamie Little and NHRA's Antron Brown bond over their love of animals

Speed. It's what brings journalists like Jamie Little and drivers like Antron Brown together. Yet it's these two Fox Sports stars' love of animals that allowed them to bond. The pair is working to raise awareness of at-risk animals with the help of Indiana's local Hamilton County Humane Society.
14 Sep 2020
Posted by NHRA.com staff
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Fox Sports' Jamie Little and NHRA's Antron Brown
Fox Sports' Jamie Little and NHRA's Antron Brown are working to protect the most at-risk animals in…
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John Force on what missing the U.S. Nationals means to a drag racer like him

The Big Go has always been the race where you measure yourself against the best of the best. Yet the 2020 Denso Spark Plugs NHRA U.S.Nationals was missing one of it's legendary racers—and last year's Funny Car winner. Hear John Force in this Skype interview with Brian Lohnes explain why it's so hard for him to not be racing this year.
14 Sep 2020
Posted by NHRA.com staff
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John Force NHRA U.S. Nationals
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Infinite Hero Funny Car team not resting on its U.S. Nationals victory laurels

Jack Beckman and the Infinite Hero Don Schumacher Racing team are back in the shop hard at work after their Denso Spark Plugs NHRA U.S. Nationals win, as the points leaders get ready to take their show on the road for the first time in months.
14 Sep 2020
Posted by NHRA.com staff
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Smith, McCosh, and Greenheck lead Division 5 winners at Tri-State Raceway

Will Smith, Bob McCosh, and Jim Greenheck led the list of winners as the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series' West Central Division was in actionat Tri-State Raceway for its fourth event of the 2020 season.
12 Sep 2020
Posted by NHRA.com staff
News
Division 5
The following are Sunday's final results from the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, West Central Division event at Tri-State Raceway: TOP ALCOHOL DRAGSTER Will Smith, Northport, Ala., 5.418, 270.05  def. Dean Dubbin,…
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Hefler, Nash to return to National Championship race after Division 4 victories

Past National champions Jeff Hefler and Michael Nash, along with Billy Simpson and Justin Cervantaes, collected victories at the 2020 Division 4 NHRA Summit Racing Series Finals at Texas Motorplex to earn berths in the National Championship race later this year in Las Vegas.
12 Sep 2020
Posted by NHRA.com staff
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Jeff Hefler
The following are Saturday's final results from the 2020 NHRA Summit Racing Series South Central Division ET Finals: SUPER PRO  Billy Simpson, Kennedale, Texas, '67 Nova, 6.508, 105.16 def. Louis Prihoda, Paris, Texas, '…
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Scotty Pollacheck's first Pro Stock Motorcycle win was well worth the wait

After 11 final round disappointments, many of them heart-breaking, Scotty Pollacheck revels in his first Pro Stock Motorcycle victory at the Denso NHRA U.S. Nationals
12 Sep 2020
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
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Scotty Polacheck
Eleven times Scotty Pollacheck staged with a chance to win his first Pro Stock Motorcycle race and all 11 times; he came away empty-handed. Five of those finals came in four-wide events at zMax Dragway and the other six were in conventional two-wide…
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Relive the Mickey Thompson Tires Pro Bike Battle from the 2020 U.S. Nationals

Watch the all of the action from the semifinals on, and see how Matt Smith worked his way to the top of the field to take home $25,000 from Mickey Thompson Tires at the Denso Spark Plugs NHRA U.S. Nationals.
11 Sep 2020
David Kennedy
Race coverage
Matt Smith wins 2020 NHRA Mickey Thompson Tires Pro Bike Battle
The Mickey Thompson Tires Pro Bike Battle is a yearly race-within-a-race bonus event for the Pro Stock Motorcycle competitors in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series. This year, riders competed head to head for a $25,000 winner payout at…
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Bounty, performance awards given out at annual JEGS Allstars competition

JEGS Mail Order, sponsor of the annual Sportsman Allstars competition, handed out more than $7,000 in gift cards for special awards winners at this year’s competition, which was held during the Denso Spark Plugs NHRA U.S. Nationals.
11 Sep 2020
Posted by NHRA.com staff
News
JEGS
JEGS Mail Order, sponsor of the annual Sportsman Allstars competition, handed out more than $7,000 in gift cards for special awards winners at this year’s competition, which was held during the Denso Spark Plugs NHRA U.S. Nationals. The single…
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Quiz: Drag racing's hometown heroes

Drag racers come from all across this wonderful land, but how well do you know some of the famous hometowns and their hot-rodding residents? Take the quiz and find out!
11 Sep 2020
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
DRAGSTER Insider
Hometowns
The weekend before the Denso Spark Plugs NHRA U.S. Nationals, I was heading home from a responsibly-distanced family get-together at the beach (try to muzzle your jealously), driving across Southern California’s San Fernando Valley, which was…
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Bob Tasca III on racing the Ford Mustang Cobra Jet 1400 at the U.S. Nationals

Ford Mustang Funny Car racer Bob Tasca III Skyped with Brian Lohnes to talk about driving the all-electric Ford Mustang Cobra Jet 1400 at the Denso Spark Plugs NHRA U.S. Nationals
10 Sep 2020
Posted by NHRA.com staff
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Bob Tasca III on racing the Ford Mustang Cobra Jet 1400 at the U.S. Nationals
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Back-to-back Indy-winner, Megan Meyer, on records, racing, and...retirement?

Denso Spark Plugs NHRA U.S. Nationals Top Alcohol Dragster winner Megan Meyer talks with NHRA on FOX’s Brian Lohnes via Skype after winning Indy for the second time in a row.
10 Sep 2020
Posted by NHRA.com staff
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Back-to-back Indy-winner, Megan Meyer NHRA Top Alcohol Dragster
Brian Lohnes: Hey everybody. It's Brian loans here at the NHRAEast coast, Wally park studio with one of our big winners from the 2020 NHRA Denso Spark Plugs U.S.Nationals, not only winning the Top Alcohol Dragster category…
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Sweo, Schmall, Lint, and Depeel take Division 6 championships at Firebird event

Ken Sweo (Super Pro), Andy Schmall (Pro), Adam Lint (Sportsman), and Don Depeel (Bike/Sled) Summit Racing Series captured championships at the Division 6 Finals at Firebird Raceway to earn berths in the National Championships race later this year in Las Vegas.
10 Sep 2020
Posted by NHRA.com staff
News
Division 6
The following are Saturday's final results from the 2020 NHRA Summit Racing Series Northwest Division Race of Champions: SUPER PRO Ken Sweo, Oregon City, Ore., '72 Capri, 9.336, 139.78 def. Jeff Watts, Richland, Wash., '06…
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Indy winners Erica Enders, Shawn Langdon relive their U.S. Nationals victories

Denso Spark Plugs NHRA U.S. Nationals winners Erica Enders and Shawn Langdon joined host Brian Lohnes on this episode of the NHRA Insider Podcast. 
10 Sep 2020
Posted by NHRA.com staff
NHRA Insider podcast
Insider
Denso Spark Plugs NHRA U.S. Nationals winners Erica Enders and Shawn Langdon joined host Brian Lohnes on this episode of the NHRA Insider Podcast.  These are two of the most mentally tuned-in drivers in the game and to hear them walk…
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The Sports Report: Once is nice, three times is better

Jason Coan scores his third win at Indy after a late-night final against Craig Bourgeois, and the rest of the sportsman action from the 66th annual Denso Spark Plugs NHRA U.S. Nationals.
09 Sep 2020
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
The Sports Report
coan
Craig Bourgeois was just one round away from a historic double-up in Comp Eliminator, but Jason Coan had other ideas. Bourgeois, well-known throughout the sport for his unique front-engine A/Nostalgia Dragster and 2016 world title, won the JEGS…
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