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Ten unforgettable moments from the 2022 season

The 2022 season was filled with so many dramatic moments, historic victories, and milestone performances, that it's hard to remember them all but that didn't stop the National Dragster/NHRA.com crew from taking a quick trip down memory lane to recall some of our favorite moments from the past 12 months.
07 Dec 2022
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
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Ten Moments
The 2022 season was filled with so many dramatic moments, historic victories, and milestone performances, that it's hard to remember them all but that didn't stop the National Dragster/NHRA.com crew from taking a quick trip down memory lane to…
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Cruz Pedregon Racing promotes Ryan Elliott to assistant crew chief

When Cruz Pedregon Racing needed a new assistant crew chief for its Snap-on Funny Car, they had just who they needed in-house, and Ryan Elliot was promoted from car chief to assistant crew chief
02 Dec 2022
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Cruz Pedregon promotes Ryan Elliott to assistant crew chief
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After a tough 2022 season, the Harlow Sammons Pro Stock team is pressing forward

The 2022 season did not yield the results they were looking for, but the father-son Pro Stock team of Chris and Mason McGaha are pressing forward as they look for improvement.
02 Dec 2022
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Chris McGaha
When a team has a season like the Harlow Sammons Pro Stock team just had in 2022, looking back for positive highlights can be just as frustrating as the on-track experiences they just faced. Team leader Chris McGaha, an eight-time national event…
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Top 10 Fastest Nitro runs of 2022

No other motorsport on earth even comes close to the speeds seen week after week in the NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series. 337 to 338-mph runs all year long showed how much power the crew chiefs made and how good these drivers are.
30 Nov 2022
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Top 10 Fastest Nitro runs of 2022
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Nitro Hemi engines made explosive power at the 2022 Auto Club Finals

Leah Pruett and Alex Laughlin leveled the 500-cid nitromethane-burning Hemi engines in their Top Fuel Dragsters in round one of the 2022 Auto Club NHRA Finals. Pruett's team replaced the engine and gave eventual race-winner Austin Prock a run for his money in round two.
30 Nov 2022
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Nitro Hemi engines made explosive power at the 2022 Auto Club Finals
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Finals winners Cruz Pedregon, Greg Anderson, and Angie Smith on WFO Radio

Auto Club NHRA Finals race winners Cruz Pedregon, Greg Anderson, and Angie Smith joined WFO Radio for interviews following the 2022 NHRA Finals in Pomona. 
30 Nov 2022
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WFO
  Auto Club NHRA Finals race winners Cruz Pedregon, Greg Anderson, and Angie Smith joined WFO Radio for interviews following the 2022 NHRA Finals in Pomona.  Pedregon had perhaps his greatest day of drag racing performance with…
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Rahn Tobler, the quintessential crew chief, reflects on 50 years of speed

Tobler embodied what every crew chief strived to achieve: Patience. Knowledge. Performance. Even when NHRA on Fox's Bruno Massel put him on the spot to describe his favorite moment from his whole career, Tobler mentally reviewed 50 years of experiences in milliseconds and gave the perfect answer.
28 Nov 2022
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Rahn Tobler, the quintessential crew chief, reflects on 50 years of speed
It’s been a very storied career. I never thought when I started in 1971 with Dick Venables Sr. working with a local Top Fuel team in Houston, Texas, that I’d still be doing this almost 50 years later. I’m very fortunate to have worked with so many…
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Neff, Schaffer excited about 2023 plans for Tony Schumacher, Maynard team

Mike Neff and Jon Schaffer have joined driver Tony Schumacher on the Maynard Family Top Fuel team for 2023. The winning duo has a lot of plans and a lot of work ahead to get ready for the new season.
28 Nov 2022
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Maynard team
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Brittany Force reflects on her Top Fuel team's stellar season

This two-time Top Fuel NHRA Camping World Series Champion piloted her dragster into the record books and the winner's circle this year. Hear from her and find out who she credits with her success in 2022.
23 Nov 2022
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Brittany Force reflects on her Top Fuel team's stellar season
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Top Fuel racer Joe Morrison featured in PBS documentary

New Jersey Public Broadcasting (PBS) created a series of 21 documentaries featuring people from each of the state's counties. Joe Morrison of Hunterdon County showed the Garden State how caring, and how quick, its residents can be.
21 Nov 2022
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Top Fuel racer Joe Morrison featured in PBS documentary
  NHRA Top Fuel racer Joe Morrison was featured by NJ PBS where his life as a racer and founder of the organization Right2breathe was the subject of the network’s digital film series, 21, streaming at…
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Even with the championship in hand, the work doesn't stop for Capps' team

Even with a third NHRA Funny Car world championship in hand, the NAPA Auto Parts team went right back to work after returning home to Brownsburg, Ind.
21 Nov 2022
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Ron Capps
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Ron Capps’ storybook first season as team owner ends with championship

Ron Capps’ season ended with a Funny Car world championship on the outskirts of Los Angeles in Pomona, but not even a Hollywood writer could have scripted such a magical season for the veteran and first-year team owner.
19 Nov 2022
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Ron Capps
Ron Capps’ season ended with a Funny Car world championship on the outskirts of Los Angeles in Pomona, but not even a Hollywood writer could have scripted such a magical season for the veteran and first-year team owner in the NHRA Camping World Drag…
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Behind the Scenes with the winners of the Auto Club NHRA Finals

Go behind the scenes with the winners of the Auto Club NHRA Finals as they celebrate their victories with their teams and one another, and accept congratulations from their vanquished final-round foes.
18 Nov 2022
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Behind the Scenes
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WATCH! The 2022 NHRA Camping World Awards Ceremony—Plus Highlights!

Brittany Force, Ron Capps, Erica Enders, and Matt Smith were crowned NHRA Camping World world champions, Camrie Caruso was recognized as Rookie of the Year, Don Schumacher was given NHRA's Lifetime Achievement Award, and Chevrolet was presented with the NHRA Manufacturer's Cup.
16 Nov 2022
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Brittany Force 2022 NHRA Camping Word Top Fuel Champion
  See NHRA on FOX's Brian Lohnes open the evening's celebration video-js.video-js.vjs-fluid:not(.vjs-audio-only-mode) {padding-top: 56.25%;}   NHRA President Glen Cromwell presents an NHRA Lifetime Achievement Award to…
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Weekend Rewind: Auto Club NHRA Finals

The Auto Club NHRA Finals in Pomona brought down the curtain on the 2022 NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series season. Take a video trip back through an amazing finale in our Weekend Rewind.
16 Nov 2022
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Weekend Rewind: Auto Club NHRA Finals
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More signs of growth as Ashley finishes fourth in Top Fuel standings

Former NHRA Rookie of the Year Justin Ashley didn’t win the 2022 Top Fuel title, but signs of progress were clearly evident for the Phillips Connect team.
16 Nov 2022
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Justin Ashley
A dramatic and positive season for Justin Ashley may have come to a disappointing and premature end with a round-one loss at the Auto Club NHRA Finals, but looking back, the Phillips Connect Top Fuel team has a lot to be happy about. In his third…
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Five Things We Learned at the Auto Club NHRA Finals

The Auto Club NHRA Finals rang out the 2022 season in style, and the schedule finale was packed with wild turns, eye-raising moments, high drama, and, best of all, lots of expectations built for the 2023 season. Here’s a look at our five big takeaways from the event.
14 Nov 2022
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
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Five Things We Learned at the Auto Club NHRA Finals
The Auto Club NHRA Finals rang out the 2022 season in style, and the schedule finale was packed with wild turns, eye-raising moments, high drama, and, best of all, lots of expectations built for the 2023 season. Here’s a look at our five big…
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Jim Campbell: A trip from 'Who are you?' to long-tenured nitro Funny Car driver

In a 60-plus-year career in drag racing, nitro legend Jim Dunn has had a lot of drivers in his car, but none have lasted as long or come from virtually nowhere as his current shoe, Jim Campbell, who is just finishing his seventh season with Jim Dunn Racing.
12 Nov 2022
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
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Jim Campbell
In a 60-plus-year career in drag racing, nitro legend Jim Dunn has had a lot of drivers in his car, starting, of course, with himself, for decades, as well as his son, Mike, Al Hofmann, Kenji Okazaki, Tony Bartone, Frank Pedregon, Jerry Toliver,…
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'Today is the start of my future': Second-generation Haddock makes first nitro runs

Sixteen-year-old McKailen Haddock's birthday gift from his loving father, Funny Car veteran Terry Haddock, was two get-acquainted passes in the family’s Vega-bodied Nostalgia Funny Car on The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on the Monday after the NHRA Nevada Nationals.
07 Nov 2022
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
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McKailen Haddock
“Today is the start of my future.” The words belong to McKailen Haddock, the 16-year-old son of Funny Car veteran Terry Haddock, whose birthday gift from his loving father was two get-acquainted passes in the family’s Vega-bodied Nostalgia Funny…
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NHRA on FOX is live from 2022 SEMA Show—Day 4

The NHRA will live stream racer interviews, special announcements, and breaking news all week from booth 10,000 at the 2022 SEMA Show in Las Vegas
04 Nov 2022
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NHRA on FOX is live from 2022 SEMA Show—Day 4
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Behind the Scenes with the winners of the 2022 NHRA Nevada Nationals

Go behind the scenes with the winners of the NHRA Nevada Nationals as they celebrate their victories with their teams and one another, and accept congratulations from their vanquished final-round foes.
03 Nov 2022
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Behind the Scenes
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NHRA on FOX is live from 2022 SEMA Show—Day 3

The NHRA will live stream racer interviews, special announcements, and breaking news all week from booth 10,000 at the 2022 SEMA Show in Las Vegas
03 Nov 2022
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NHRA on FOX streaming live from 2022 SEMA Show
Today's guests include: Lonnie Grim Paul Lee Alex Taylor Bill MIller—SEMA Evan Smith Brendon Vetuskey, Staff Designer, Hot Wheels Diecast Design Bill Hatcher Paul Kallush from Get Down Art- NHRA Licensee Cliff Hall/Walt Sipp…
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Weekend Rewind: A video look back at the 2022 NHRA Nevada Nationals

The NHRA Nevada Nationals, the penultimate event of the 2022 NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series season, played out before a packed house at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, where high drama prevailed and event wins and championships were determined.
02 Nov 2022
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Weekend Rewind
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NHRA on FOX streaming live from 2022 SEMA Show—Day 2

The NHRA will live stream racer interviews, special announcements, and breaking news all week from booth 10,000 at the 2022 SEMA Show in Las Vegas.
02 Nov 2022
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 NHRA on FOX live streaming from 2022 SEMA Show
Today's scheduled interviews include:  Don Prudhomme, Richard Tharp, Brian Scotto, Amanda Busick, Lee Beard, Frank Hawley, Dallas Glenn, Lyle Barnett, Cameron Ferre, Joe Castello, Mr. & Mrs. Bo Butner, Kenny…
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Watch Now! NHRA on FOX live streaming from 2022 SEMA Show

The NHRA will live stream racer interviews, special announcements, and breaking news all week from booth 10,000 at the 2022 SEMA Show in Las Vegas
01 Nov 2022
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Watch Now! NHRA on FOX live streaming from 2022 SEMA Show
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NHRA and Pomona: A powerful legacy that dates back more than 70 years

01 Nov 2022
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
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  The story of Pomona Raceway, renamed Auto Club Raceway at Pomona in 2006 and soon to be In-N-Out Burger Pomona Dragstrip, essentially mirrors the history of organized hot rodding: Responsibly minded members of car clubs joined forces with…
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NHRA on FOX is live streaming from 2022 SEMA Show

The NHRA will live stream racer interviews, special announcements, and breaking news all week from booth 10,000 at the 2022 SEMA Show in Las Vegas
01 Nov 2022
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NHRA on FOX is live streaming from 2022 SEMA Show
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Five things we learned at the NHRA Nevada Nationals

To be quite honest we learned many things in Las Vegas so it was a difficult proposition to narrow them down to just five key moments, but we’ve managed to do just that. Here are the five most important things we’re taking from an incredible NHRA Nevada Nationals in Las Vegas
31 Oct 2022
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
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5 things
To be quite honest we learned many things in Las Vegas so it was a difficult proposition to narrow them down to just five key moments, but we’ve managed to do just that. Here are the five most important things we’re taking from an incredible NHRA…
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Erica Enders joins exclusive company with fifth NHRA Pro Stock championship

Erica Enders became the first NHRA pro driver to clinch a 2022 Camping World Series championship by reaching the final round of the Nevada Nationals and then winning her tenth event of the season.
30 Oct 2022
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
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Erica Enders
The list of drivers who have won five or more NHRA Pro Stock championships is short, but it includes some of the best racers the sport has ever produced including Bob Glidden, Warren Johnson, Greg Anderson, Jeg Coughlin Jr., and now Erica Enders.…
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Marc Ingwersen rises to contender status in tough Pro Stock Motorcycle class

Pro Stock Motorcycle racer Marc Ingwersen’s improvement in 2022 has been dramatic as he’s solidly in the Top 10 and a legitimate threat to win races.
29 Oct 2022
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
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Marc Ingwersen
NHRA does not currently have an award for the most improved racer, but if they did, this year’s edition would almost certainly go to Pro Stock Motorcycle rider Marc Ingwersen. Heading into the 2022 season, Ingwersen had participated in 14 NHRA…
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