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Standout rookie season for Dallas Glenn ends up far beyond expectations

Dallas Glenn entered the 2021 Pro Stock season with plenty of excitement, which is understandable considering he was making his debut in the class. But what initially started as a four-race intro to NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series racing ended up far beyond that.
03 Dec 2021
Josh Hachat
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Dallas Glenn
Dallas Glenn entered the 2021 Pro Stock season with plenty of excitement, which is understandable considering he was making his debut in the class. But what initially started as a four-race intro to NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series racing…
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Antron Brown's AB Motorsports starts getting up to speed with official 'first day'

December 1 was opening day for Antron Brown’s new self-owned Top Fuel team, and the three-time world champ has got a lot of plans in place for the 2022 season.
01 Dec 2021
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49 and counting; Who’s next to claim 50 wins?

Doug Kalitta, Eddie Krawiec, Jeff Taylor, and Edmond Richardson are each sitting on 49 national event wins. Who will be the first to 50 and when will it happen?
29 Nov 2021
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
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fifty wins
NHRA recently celebrated it’s 70th anniversary and its 1,000th national event and during that span, just 21 drivers have been fortunate enough, or skilled enough to accumulate 50 wins. The comprehensive list begins with 16-time Funny Car champion…
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A look back at the most dramatic moments of the 2004 season in this edition of Thrills and Spills

While we wait for the start of the 2022 season, it's time to relive the most dramatic and exciting moments of the 2004 NHRA season in this edition of Thrills and Spills.
29 Nov 2021
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Top 10 Sportsman moments from the 2021 season

Top 10 Sportsman Moments of 2021 The 2021 season produced so many highlights among Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series competitors that it was nearly impossible to come up with just 10 highlights, but we’ve managed to do just that. Here is our list of 10 truly unforgettable sportsman moments from last season.
24 Nov 2021
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
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Ten Sportsman moments
Top 10 Sportsman Moments of 2021 The 2021 season produced so many highlights among Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series competitors that it was nearly impossible to come up with just 10 highlights, but we’ve managed to do just that. Here is our list of 10…
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Linda Vaughn, the First Lady of Motorsports

At the 2021 SEMA Show, Linda talked about the first race she ever attended (with Big Daddy), going to Tony Stewart's and Leah Pruett's wedding, and the time Hurst held a contest to win a date with her.
22 Nov 2021
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Linda Vaughn, the First Lady of Motorsports
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How one cylinder nearly derailed Ron Capps' 2021 Funny Car Championship

Co-crew chief Dean Antonelli recounts the crushing experience of dropping a cylinder in the round-one loss against Matt Hagan.
22 Nov 2021
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How one cylinder nearly derailed Ron Capps' 2021 Funny Car Championship
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Ron Capps shares the moment he won the world championship, and much more

Ron Capps clinched his second NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series championship at the Auto Club NHRA Finals and shares the memories of that moment with NHRA's Brian Lohnes in this exclusive Skype interview.
21 Nov 2021
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What people are saying about the 2022 Toyota GR Supra NHRA Funny Car

The car made iconic by its 2JZ engine now comes in a 330-mph version.  
19 Nov 2021
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What people are saying about the 2022 Toyota GR Supra NHRA Funny Car
  "They're bringing sexy back."—Alexis DeJoria, NHRA Funny Car racer "The final product is as close as possible to a street-legal Supra — and yet it still can run 330 mph…
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Dodge Tales from the Strip: The day Jianna Salinas will never forget

Pro Stock Motorcycle has offered some of the most surprising race days of the Auto Club Finals—but none more so than the day Jianna Salinas outdid all of the heavy hitters to take home the 2019 Wally
19 Nov 2021
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Dodge Tales from the Strip The day Jianna Salinas will never forget
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The round of racing that led to the most stressful moment of 2021 for Ron Capps

After this round Capps said he, "Wasn't going to be watching his fate unfold, he was going to be watching his family." Clearly, the Capps family, which had gathered in the Pomona grandstands to view his 2021 Funny Car Championship never would have wished this moment for him.
18 Nov 2021
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The round of racing that led to the most stressful moment of 2021 for Ron Capps
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Karen Stoffer on how the 4-valve Suzuki engine powered her past 200 mph

You'll notice the engine is covered up, and that Stoffer gives all the credit to team owner Jerry Savoie and Crew Chief Tim Kulungian — but you're also getting a glimpse of how 2022 may be the year of Suzuki.
18 Nov 2021
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Karen Stoffer on how the 4-valve Suzuki engine powered her past 200-mph
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Power of the people! How 500 fans fueled Alex Laughlin's Auto Club Finals

A ground-swell of fans funded Top Fuel rookie Alex Laughlin to come to Pomona. Hear how he mounted this social media campaign, and how you might apply it to your race effort.
17 Nov 2021
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Power of the people! Alex Laughlin explains how 500 fans fueled his Auto Club Finals effort
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Preview: National Dragster's 2021 Year in Photos—Camping World Drag Racing Series

We celebrate the most viewed and liked photos of the 2021 Camping World Drag Racing Series as seen in the pages of NHRA National Dragster.
17 Nov 2021
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Preview: Nation Dragster's 2021 Year in Photos
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The data, discipline, and detail-oriented nature of Crew Chief David Grubnic

At the 2021 Auto Club NHRA Finals, David Grubic explained how the competition often gives him the information he needs to put the most power to the track—and there's nothing they can do to stop him
16 Nov 2021
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Five Things We Learned at the Auto Club NHRA Finals

The 2021 NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series came to a dramatic conclusion with the Auto Club NHRA Finals in Pomona and sent us all into the offseason with thrills, chills, and a few more lessons learned. Here’s Five Things We Learned …
16 Nov 2021
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
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Five Things We Learned
  The 2021 NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series came to a dramatic conclusion with the Auto Club NHRA Finals in Pomona and sent us all into the offseason with thrills, chills, and a few more lessons learned. Here’s Five Things We Learned…
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The 70th year of NHRA drag racing came to a close with the 2021 Auto Club NHRA Finals

In this NHRA on Fox FS1 show open, Brian Lohnes summed up a season of hopes, dreams, and endurance that culminated at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona, the longest continually used drag strip in America.
15 Nov 2021
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The 70th year of NHRA drag racing came to a close at the 2021 Auto Club NHRA Finals
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Championship drama? Not for Kyle Koretsky, who has his own goals

As a Pro Stock racer competing in the final event of the season, it’s impossible for Kyle Koretsky not to notice the drama, the gamesmanship, and the shenanigans that currently surround the battle for the Camping World championship.
13 Nov 2021
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
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Kyle Koretsky
As a Pro Stock racer competing in the final event of the season, it’s impossible for Kyle Koretsky not to notice the drama, the gamesmanship, and the shenanigans that currently surround the battle for the Camping World championship. Koretsky is…
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Robert Hight looking to end star-crossed season with hometrack victory

Unlike pretty much any other year, Robert Hight pulled into Auto Club Raceway at Pomona without a chance to win the Camping World Drag Racing Series Funny Car championship, but he's determined to end his star-crossed season with a victory at the event and the track sponsored by his longtime backer.
13 Nov 2021
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
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Robert Hight
Unlike pretty much any other year, Robert Hight pulled into Auto Club Raceway at Pomona without a chance to win the Camping World Drag Racing Series Funny Car championship. The three-time world champ, however, is determined to end his star-…
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Ron Capps aims to sweep Pomona: Claim race win, collect world championship

A first-ever win at the Auto Club NHRA Finals would ensure Ron Capps would walk away with his second career Funny Car world championship in the loaded Funny Car class.
12 Nov 2021
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Ron Capps
Having already won once at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona this year, longtime star Ron Capps will try to do something he’s never done in his impressive career, and that’s win the Auto Club NHRA Finals. The NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series closes…
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Herb McCandless, and the love we all have for drag racing

Is this heaven? Not quite, but Pomona and NHRA drag racing are pretty close. Herb McCandless blurs those lines every time he speaks with Brian Lohnes on an NHRA mic...and we all get to enjoy it.
11 Nov 2021
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Herb McCandless For the love of drag racing
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Steve Johnson: A 2021 Pro Stock Motorcycle Championship is within striking distance

Steve Johnson's renaissance has been a simple masterpiece, built a run at a time. His Monster-cylinder-head-equipped Sukuki has given him the power to return to the top of the pack. "We're doing a good job at making sure there are no leaks in our boat."—Steve Johnson
11 Nov 2021
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Steve Johnson: Wins 1,000th NHRA national event and has a Championship within striking distance
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Win the race, win the championship—Matt Smith likes those terms

Going into the Auto Club Finals, Matt Smith enters the racetrack equivalent of his comfort zone. His cool, calm, collected self was on full display at NHRA's 2021 SEMA stage in his sitdown with Brian Lohnes.
11 Nov 2021
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Win the race, win the championship—Matt Smith likes those terms
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Kenny Youngblood on the art and beauty of drag racing

Motorsport artist, and hot rodding icon, Kenny Youngblood has captured and shared some of the most memorable images in drag racing. Hear about his unique perspective on the sport we all love.
11 Nov 2021
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Kenny Youngblood on the beauty of drag racing
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Karen Stoffer looking to cap strong finish to 2021 with win at Pomona

Karen Stoffer's narrative has changed in her last two Countdown to the Championship appearances, and the Pro Stock Motorcycle veteran has a chance for another big finish heading to this weekend’s Auto Club NHRA Finals at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona.
09 Nov 2021
Josh Hachat
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Karen Stoffer
Karen Stoffer would be the first to admit she’s not always been at her best late in the season earlier in her career. But that narrative has changed in her last two Countdown to the Championship appearances, and the Pro Stock Motorcycle veteran has…
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It’s Greg Anderson and Erica Enders in classic KB vs. Elite in Pro Stock crown brawl

Barring a miracle, either Greg Anderson or Erica Enders will with a fifth NHRA Camping World Pro Stock world title this year. Here's a look at the scenarios for how each can win the title.
03 Nov 2021
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
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Greg Anderson has been in first place in the NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series Pro Stock standings every day this season, but his lead has never been more tenuous than it is right now with just one race remaining in the 2021 season.…
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Five Things We Learned at the Dodge//SRT NHRA Nationals in Las Vegas

The Dodge//SRT NHRA Nationals presented by Pennzoil was the second to last race of the season, and even though it’s the 19th of 20 events and the 1,000th in NHRA history, we’re still learning things — or being reminded of things — after a great weekend at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Here are five things we observed.
01 Nov 2021
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
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Five Things
The Dodge//SRT NHRA Nationals presented by Pennzoil was the second to last race of the season, and even though it’s the 19th of 20 events and the 1,000th in NHRA history, we’re still learning things — or being reminded of things — after a great…
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Pro Mod’s Dmitry Samorukov becomes first Russian pro to race in NHRA competition

NHRA's status as an International Motorsport grows as five-time Russian Drag Racing champion Dmitry Samorukov makes his debut in the E3 Pro Mod Series.
30 Oct 2021
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
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Dmitry Samorukov
The E3 NHRA Pro Mod series has always had an International appeal with racers from all over the globe including current drivers Khalid alBalooshi (Dubai), Sidnei Frigo (Brazil), newly crowned champion Jose Gonzalez (Dominican Republic), Eric Latino…
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All’s fair in love, war, and NHRA Pro Stock racing

The Elite Pro Stock team employs a qualifying strategy that looks to put the brakes on championship points leader Greg Anderson.
30 Oct 2021
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
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Richard Freeman
During Friday’s lone round of Pro Stock qualifying at the Dodge//SRT NHRA Nationals presented by Pennzoil Aaron Stanfield barely topped 177 mph while Troy Coughlin Jr. and Cristian Cuadra, who is racing with the Elite team, each ran 176 mph. They…
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Tony Jurado is starting to get a window-clear view of Funny Car racing

Funny Car rookie Tony Jurado brought a new sponsor -- PureCrop 1 -- to Las Vegas and immediately impressed his new backer with a three-second pass. It's a clear sign that the first-year team's vision is growing.
30 Oct 2021
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
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Tony Jurado
Tony Jurado sees the big picture finally starting to come together, not just from the cockpit of his Capitol Punishment Mustang Funny Car, but from the business side of racing, too. The Northern California commercial glass contractor is no…
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