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Tony Stewart Racing crew chiefs race to prepare for testing, Pomona team debuts

As the new Tony Stewart Racing team prepares for its debut at the season opener in Pomona, work is progressing at the team’s shop in Brownsburg, Ind., and crew chiefs Dickie Venables and Neal Strausbaugh discuss the preparation processes for their respective teams.
19 Jan 2022
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Popular pro Terry McMillen announces return with Dan Mercier Racing

Past NHRA U.S. Nationals winner Terry McMillen will race part-time schedule of Top Fuel events during the 2022 season as a part of Dan Mercier Racing.
19 Jan 2022
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Terry McMillen
The 2022 NHRA Camping World Drag Racing season will see another familiar face in the Top Fuel ranks as fan favorite and 2018 NHRA U.S. Nationals Top Fuel winner Terry McMillen rejoins a crowded and competitive Top Fuel field after announcing that he…
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2022 NHRA Super Stock and Stock Class Eliminations schedule set

NHRA officials have announced a full schedule of Super Stock and Stock class eliminations for 2022. Competitors will get a chance to race for the coveted class NHRA Wally in each division within the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series.  
18 Jan 2022
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Class Eliminations
NHRA officials have announced a full schedule of Super Stock and Stock class eliminations for 2022. Super Stock and Stock competitors will get a chance to race for the coveted class NHRA Wally in each division within the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing…
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Points structure revisions announced for Top Alcohol classes

NHRA officials have announced two revisions to the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series national and regional points structure for the 2022 season for Top Alcohol Dragster and Top Alcohol Funny Car competitors.
18 Jan 2022
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Top Alcohol
NHRA officials have announced two revisions to the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series national and regional points structure for the 2022 season for Top Alcohol Dragster and Top Alcohol Funny Car competitors. Top Alcohol Dragster and Top Alcohol…
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Phillips Connect to start 2022 NHRA season with Justin Ashley Racing

Justin Ashley Racing has announced a primary sponsorship agreement with Phillips Connect, a national leader in semi-trailer tracking and sensor technologies, to begin the 2022 NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series season. 
18 Jan 2022
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Justin Ashley Racing
Justin Ashley Racing has announced a primary sponsorship agreement with Phillips Connect, a national leader in semi-trailer tracking and sensor technologies, to begin the 2022 NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series season.  The wide-ranging…
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New car, new parts, new hope: Foley & Lewis team go all-in for 2022 season

Doug Foley and partner Tim Lewis are going all-in this season to prove that they have a championship-caliber team. A new chassis and new parts will help the cause, and with a little sponsorship help, he thinks they could make the Countdown to the Championship.
17 Jan 2022
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
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Doug Foley
Doug Foley doesn’t like to think about it now, but last summer he and partner Tim Lewis were thinking that maybe it was time to hang up their Top Fuel aspirations and sell the entire operation. “Tim and I had a conversation and discussed the…
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Robert Hight determined to get back in championship form at hometrack

Starting the 2022 season of the NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona marks the return of a tradition that just feels right to most everyone, but particularly to SoCal native Robert Hight. 
17 Jan 2022
Kelly Wade
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Robert Hight
Starting the 2022 season of the NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona marks the return of a tradition that just feels right to most everyone, but particularly to SoCal native Robert Hight, who flies the colors of the…
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NHRA teams prepare to head to Phoenix for 2022 preseason testing

The stars of the NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series will begin preparing for the 2022 season as Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park outside of Phoenix hosts the PRO Nitro Spring Training test session Feb.10-12. 
17 Jan 2022
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preseason testing
The stars of the NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series will begin preparing for their pursuits of Top Fuel, Funny Car, and Pro Stock world championships from Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park outside of Phoenix during the PRO Nitro Spring Training…
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Shawn Langdon explains Top Fuel driving with a trio of rides down the track

Ride along with DHL/Kalitta Motorsports Top Fuel driver Shawn Langdon on a trio of runs from the 2021 Auto Club NHRA Finals as the former world champ walks you through the passes from his viewpoint as seen from the Toyota Visor Cam.
17 Jan 2022
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Nitro Time Machine: Watch Don Garlits win the 1975 Winternationals Top Fuel title

Step into the NHRA Nitro Time Machine for a trip back to 1975 to watch "Big Daddy" Don Garlits win Top Fuel at the season-opening Winternationals.
15 Jan 2022
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Eileen Daniels, a Midwest icon, NHRA mainstay, and friend to all, passes away

Eileen Daniels, who with her late husband, former Division 3 Director Bob Daniels, became a mainstay of NHRA Drag Racing in the Midwest and shepherds for Indianapolis Raceway Park, and later became a huge part of NHRA’s Hot Rod Reunion and nostalgia exhibitions, died Jan. 14.
14 Jan 2022
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Eileen Daniels
Eileen Daniels, who with her late husband, former Division 3 Director Bob Daniels, became a mainstay of NHRA Drag Racing in the Midwest and shepherds for Indianapolis Raceway Park, died Jan. 14. She was 86. Daniels has seen NHRA grow to become…
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'Big' on 'Big'

As we continue our birthday salute to Don Garlits, listen to Hall of Fame announcer "Big Mac," Dave McClelland, call the action in seven memorable races in the career of "Big Daddy."
14 Jan 2022
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Nitro Time Machine
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90 for 90: Happy Birthday, Don Garlits

There’s never been another drag racer quite like Don Garlits, and there’s probably never going to ever be anyone like “Big Daddy.” The icon of our sport turned 90 years old Jan. 14, and we’re celebrating him with a massive 90-image photo gallery spanning his career.
14 Jan 2022
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
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Swamp Rat I: Built on the framerails of a '31 Chevy passenger car that Garlits bought at a junkyard for $35 in 1956 90
Let’s admit it: There’s never been another drag racer quite like Don Garlits, and there’s probably never going to ever be anyone like “Big Daddy.” Heck, there’s probably no one else in the world exactly like Donald Glenn Garlits, who turns 90 years…
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Dodge//SRT and Mopar partner with Tony Stewart Racing for 2022 NHRA season

Dodge//SRT and Mopar have announced their support of Tony Stewart Racing as the primary sponsors for Top Fuel driver Leah Pruett and three-time Funny Car world champion Matt Hagan in TSR’s inaugural 2022 NHRA season. 
14 Jan 2022
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Tony Stewart Racing
Dodge//SRT and Mopar have announced their support of the newest team in the NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series, Tony Stewart Racing (TSR). Dodge//SRT and Mopar will be primary sponsors for Top Fuel driver Leah Pruett and three-time Funny Car…
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Nitro Time Machine: Highlights from the 1980 Popular Hot Rodding Championships

The 1980 Popular Hot Rodding Championships had a little bit of everything including a classic Don Garlits vs. Shirley Muldowney Top Fuel final and an impressive Pro Stock win by Bob Glidden.
13 Jan 2022
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Popular Hot Rodding
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Cruz Pedregon will compete in famed Chili Bowl dirt midget event on Friday

Two-time NHRA Funny Car world champ Cruz Pedregon will turn corners this Friday after accepting an invitation to race in the famed Chili Bowl dirt midget race on Friday night.
13 Jan 2022
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Cruz Pedregon
Two-time NHRA Funny Car world champ Cruz Pedregon will turn corners this Friday after accepting an invitation to race in the famed Chili Bowl dirt midget race on Friday night. Pedregon will be at the wheel of Ryan Hall’s #79M Express Car Wash of…
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Mike Green and Tommy DeLago bring one-two punch to Justin Ashley Racing

Championship-winning crew chiefs Mike Green and Tommy DeLago will team up to tune Justin Ashley's Top Fueler in the 2022 NHRA Camping World Top Fuel campaign, giving the 2020 NHRA Rookie of the Year a double-fisted approach to his championship aspirations.
13 Jan 2022
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A Pair of Chiefs

Nitro crew chiefs Aaron Brooks and Jason Bunker join Brian Lohnes on this week's episode of the NHRA Insider podcast. The two men have wildly different histories in NHRA Drag Racing with Brooks being the more experienced of the two. 
12 Jan 2022
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NHRA Insider podcast
  Nitro crew chiefs Aaron Brooks and Jason Bunker join Brian Lohnes on this week's episode of the NHRA Insider podcast. The two men have wildly different histories in NHRA Drag Racing with Brooks being the more experienced of the two.…
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Nitro Time Machine: "240 Gordie" Bonin wins 1994 Springnationals in Columbus

Two of the best Funny Car drivers of the 1990s met in the 1994 Columbus final where Gordie Bonin defeated Al Hofmann.
12 Jan 2022
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Steve Jackson sounds off on his internet persona: "I really like being an idiot"

Pro Mod's Steve Jackson joins NHRA's Brian Lohnes via Skype from Bahrain to discuss his off-season testing program, the new NHRA PRo Mod rules, and his expanding social media presence.
12 Jan 2022
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Nitro Time Machine: Funny Car, Pro Stock Highlights from the 1983 Winternationals

This edition of the Nitro Time Machine takes us back to the 1983 Winternationals, with action in Funny Car and Pro Stock.
11 Jan 2022
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1983 Pomona
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NHRA names Denso as title sponsor of 2022 Denso NHRA Sonoma Nationals

Denso is the new title rights sponsor of the 2022 Denso NHRA Sonoma Nationals, July 22-24. The Denso NHRA Sonoma Nationals is the second stop of the annual NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series Western Swing.
11 Jan 2022
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Denso NHRA Sonoma Nationals
Denso is the new title rights sponsor of the 2022 Denso NHRA Sonoma Nationals, July 22-24.  The Denso NHRA Sonoma Nationals, the second stop of the annual NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series Western Swing, is a highlight for racers and…
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How it works: NHRA Contingency program

A five-minute video every racer needs to watch to maximize their cash winnings in 2022.
10 Jan 2022
David Kennedy
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How it works the NHRA Contingency program
The NHRA Contingency program is a grassroots marketing partnership that connects racers who buy parts with manufacturers looking to sell and market performance products. It offers the advantages of a passion-driven business-to-consumer…
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Crew chief Neal Strausbaugh discusses the busy offseason at Tony Stewart Racing

In our latest Skype interview, crew chief Neal Strasbaugh discusses the hectic off season at Tony Stewart Racing. "My emotions are on a roller coaster on an hourly basis."
10 Jan 2022
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After great 2021, Josh Hart and crew chief Ron Douglas anxious to see what happens next

In their first season together, Josh Hart and crew chief Ron Douglas won a pair of Top Fuel races. Now, they're preparing for a full season with an eye towards the Camping World NHRA championship.
10 Jan 2022
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Racers, fans eagerly anticipating 2022 season launch at Winternationals

Racers and race fans alike are getting excited for the kickoff of the 2022 NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series, which launches NHRA’s 71st season Feb. 17-20 with the Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals presented by ProtectTheHarvest.com at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona.
07 Jan 2022
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Winternationals
Racers and race fans alike are getting excited for the kickoff of the 2022 NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series which launches NHRA’s 71st season Feb. 17 with the Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals presented by ProtectTheHarvest.com at Auto Club…
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Nitro Time Machine: Tom "the Mongoose" McEwen's Englishtown Top Fuel victory

Tom "the Mongoose" McEwen is best known for his incredible Funny Car career but his final NHRA national event win came behind the wheel of a Top Fuel dragster at the 1991 Englishtown event.
07 Jan 2022
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Remembering the "other" Dick Venables and the "other" James Warren

Anyone who knows anything about drag racing knows the names of Dickie Venables and James Warren. But today we're going to acquaint you with the racing Dick Venables and James Warren that maybe you didn’t know, both of whom we lost in the last week of December. 
07 Jan 2022
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
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Dick Venables
Anyone who knows anything about drag racing — and especially readers of this column — knows the names of Dickie Venables and James Warren. Venables is well known as a three-time (and counting) Funny Car world championship crew chief with Matt Hagan…
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With a full schedule planned for 2022 season, the sky's the limit for Josh Hart

In almost any other season, Josh Hart’s two Top Fuel victories last year would have earned him the coveted mantle of NHRA Rookie of the Year, but the new team's shortened schedule cost them that title. In 2022, everyone will find out what they can do with a full schedule.
06 Jan 2022
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
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Josh Hart
In almost any other season, Josh Hart’s two Top Fuel victories last year would have earned him the coveted mantle of NHRA Rookie of the Year. Considering that only two of the last nine RoY winners had two or more wins on their first-year scorecard,…
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Canada’s Cape Breton Dragway joins NHRA member track lineup

Cape Breton Dragway, seeded in Sydney, Nova Scotia, joins NHRA’s extensive roster of member tracks. The track hosts events featuring competition in Super Pro, Street, and Jr. Dragster racing. 
06 Jan 2022
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Cape Breton Dragway
Cape Breton Dragway, seeded in Sydney, Nova Scotia, joins NHRA’s extensive roster of member tracks.  A group of Canadian drag racing enthusiasts formed the Cape Breton Drag Racing Association and began the search for a location to host drag…
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