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Reigning champ Greg Anderson confident as Pro Stock plots Epping return

After a monstrous 2021 season, it would be logical to expect that reigning and five-time Pro Stock world champion Greg Anderson would roll into the new year with a bit of momentum. So far, he hasn't yet shown a continuation of the steady hand he possessed all last year but he well understands the ebb and flow of drag racing.
25 May 2022
Kelly Wade
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Greg Anderson
After a monstrous 2021 season in NHRA's Camping World Drag Racing Series, it would be logical to expect that reigning and five-time Pro Stock world champion Greg Anderson would roll into the new year with a bit of momentum. So far, Pro Stock has…
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Brownsburg NHRA nitro teams enjoy Taco Tuesday

The close-knit NHRA nitro community took some time off to socialize during a Taco Tuesday event held at the Torrence Racing shop.
24 May 2022
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Funny Car champ Ron Capps carries momentum into team ownership

Although the initial growing pains of becoming a team owner have mostly subsided, Ron Capps heads into this next part of the season with those challenges still fresh in his memory — and he's using them as fuel.
23 May 2022
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Ron Capps
Reigning Funny Car champion Ron Capps stepped into unfamiliar territory in 2022 as team owner of newly formed Ron Capps Motorsports. Still, behind the wheel of his supremely capable and well-recognized NAPA Auto Parts nitro Funny Car, Capps blasted…
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Did you see it? The fastest drag strip pass ever clocked on a motorcycle

At the 2022 Virginia NHRA Nationals, Larry "Spiderman" McBride made the fastest pass ever recorded —268 mph— on a motorcycle. See and hear how this Top Fuel bike went as fast as it did from the Virginia native himself.
21 May 2022
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Larry McBride record run at 2022 NHRA Virginia Nationals
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'You Wear 40 Pounds of Gear Because, You Know, You're on Fire Quite a Bit'

You think you know NHRA Funny Car world champ Matt Hagan? Take a listen to his podcast interview with television host (Dirty Jobs, etc.) and narrator Mike Rowe as they talk about farming, raising cattle, drag racing, and so much more, and you'll come away with a whole new appreciation.
20 May 2022
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Weekend Rewind: Virginia NHRA Nationals

The Virginia NHRA Nationals, race seven of the 2022 NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series, was packed with drama and twists and turns. Enjoy this quick look back at the action from Virginia Motorsports Park.
19 May 2022
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Weekend Rewind: Virginia NHRA Nationals
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Behind the Scenes with the winners at the Virginia NHRA Nationals

Exultant winners, congratulations from crewmembers and beaten opponents alike, and stage direction from the TV crew are some of the scenes NHRA fans don't always get to see. Take a look behind the scenes at the top-end action after the final rounds of the Virginia NHRA Nationals.
19 May 2022
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Science of Speed: Matt Smith explains Pro Stock Motorcycle clutches

New technologies are critical to going fast, yet years of experience can keep old tech extremely competitive. Here Matt Smith shows Bruno Massel how he applies two generations of clutch technology at every race.
18 May 2022
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Science of Speed: Matt Smith explains Pro Stock Motorcycle clutches
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Dodge Tales from the Strip: Dale Creasy Jr., the low-buck giant killer

In nitro Funny Car racing a team must be able to reliably complete runs and go rounds. Dale Creasy Jr has proven that when he shows up to race—he's serious about his success.
18 May 2022
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Dodge Tales from the Strip: Dale Creasy Jr. the low-buck giant killer
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Quiz: Name 10 professional drag racers who weren't born when John Force won his first Wally

John Force is the only drag racer in history who could hand out autographed hero cards with chapters in them. Test yourself and then watch the attached NHRA on FOX show segment.
17 May 2022
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Quiz: Name 10 professional drag racers who weren't born when John Force won his first Wally
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The driver and the mastermind: Doug Kalitta and Alan Johnson at their very best

Alan Johnson is the kingmaker when it comes to making power, and Doug Kalitta is a legendary driver. In this clip we see both of their masteries, come together to win the round at the 2022 Virginia NHRA Nationals.
17 May 2022
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The driver and the mastermind: Doug Kalitta and Alan Johnson at their very best
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Encyclospeedeia—Lex Joon, and his team’s "never-quit!" attitude

When bringing new team members into the fold, Joon provides a few days of training and then tosses new candidates into the deep end of nitro drag racing. What if that transition doesn't go smoothly? Refer back to the team motto.
16 May 2022
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Encyclospeedeia—Lex Joon, and his team’s "never-quit!" attitude
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Crew Chief Confidential—David Grubnic on making good decisions from conflicting data

How do you set both ends of a track record, qualify number one, and win the race all in one weekend? It all comes down to your decision process.
16 May 2022
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Crew Chief Confidential—David Grubnic on making good decisions from conflicting data
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Five Things We Learned at the Virginia NHRA Nationals

Stop No. 7 of the 2022 NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series was a long-awaited return to Virginia Motorsports Park for the first Virginia NHRA Nationals since 2019. Here's five big things we learned in Richmond.
16 May 2022
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
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Five Things We Learned at the Virginia NHRA Nationals
  Stop No. 7 of the 2022 NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series was a long-awaited return to Virginia Motorsports Park for the first Virginia NHRA Nationals since 2019. Racers were salivating at the chance to run on what just about every crew…
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Matt Hagan on driving a Funny Car: 'You never know what you're gonna get'

Matt Hagan and crew chief Dickie Venables had Friday’s best Funny Car run at the Virginia NHRA Nationals in a session where few of their peers got down the track, and even though they both made it look easy, it was anything but.
14 May 2022
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
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Matt Hagan
Matt Hagan and crew chief Dickie Venables had Friday’s best Funny Car run in a session where few of their peers got down the track, and even though they both made it look easy, it was anything but, especially after a total track scrape by the NHRA…
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Scott Palmer: He's not just a Top Fuel racer anymore

After years of chasing points at the highest level of NHRA Top Fuel competition, fan-favorite Scott Palmer doesn’t get behind the wheel of his nitro dragster that much anymore, but it’s not like he’s sitting around the house watching Netflix.
14 May 2022
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
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Scott Palmer
After years of chasing points at the highest level of NHRA Top Fuel competition, fan-favorite Scott Palmer doesn’t get behind the wheel of his nitro dragster that much anymore, but it’s not like he’s sitting around the house in Cassville, Mo.,…
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Doug Kalitta looking for first Top Fuel season win at Virginia NHRA Nationals

Doug Kalitta is still hunting for his 50th career win in the NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series, but it’s a quest he hopes can come to an end at this weekend’s Virginia NHRA Nationals at Virginia Motorsports Park.
13 May 2022
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Doug Kalitta
Doug Kalitta is still hunting for his 50th career win in the NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series, but it’s a quest he hopes can come to an end at this weekend’s Virginia NHRA Nationals at Virginia Motorsports Park. The Top Fuel veteran remains…
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Confidence is key for Angelle Sampey as she pursues a fourth championship

More than a quarter-century after her debut, three-time NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle world champ Angelle Sampey still has something to prove.
13 May 2022
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Amgelle Sampey
At this season's rendition of the Virginia NHRA Nationals, Pro Stock Motorcycle rider Angelle Sampey will have an unusual opportunity for redemption aboard her Mission Foods Vance & Hines Suzuki. After proving she had the fastest bike on the…
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Sitting fifth in points, Angie Smith excited for return to Virginia Motorsports Park 

A self-described slow starter in her Pro Stock Motorcycle career, Angie Smith has been determined to change that to open the 2022 NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series season, and she’s done just that through the first three events of the year.
13 May 2022
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Angie Smith
A self-described slow starter in her Pro Stock Motorcycle career, Angie Smith has been determined to change that to open the 2022 NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series season. She’s done just that through the first three events for the…
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Timing is everything for Austin Prock

It's still early in his career, but Austin Prock has already found the value of being in the right place at the right time.
13 May 2022
Kelly Wade
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Austin Prock
It's still early in his career, but Austin Prock has already found the value of being in the right place at the right time. However, that works in the opposite direction as well. After a stellar first season in Top Fuel that culminated in NHRA…
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Pro Mod world champ Jose Gonzalez ready to chase another win in Richmond powered by LAT Racing Oils

Two races into the 2022 season in the FuelTech NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series presented by D-Wagon, defending world champ Jose Gonzalez doesn’t believe his talented team has shown its full potential yet.
12 May 2022
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Jose Gonzalez
Two races into the 2022 season in the FuelTech NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series presented by D-Wagon, defending world champ Jose Gonzalez doesn’t believe his talented team has shown its full potential yet. The star driver, who resides in the…
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Top Fuel's Cameron Ferré: If there's a will, there's a way

Cameron Ferré nearly claimed glory at the Circle K NHRA Four-Wide Nationals at zMAX Dragway, but it's been a long and sometimes tough road to the present, with sacrifices that he's happily made.
11 May 2022
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Cameron Ferre
As the NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series heads to the Richmond area for this weekend's Virginia NHRA Nationals, there are names on the entry list that stand out – some because they have become synonymous with success, and others because they…
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Can Steve Johnson win the Pro Stock Motorcycle championship? He thinks so

After back-to-back wins in Houston and Charlotte, Steve Johnson is the favorite to win the Camping World NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle championship. Here, in an exclusive Skype interview with NHRA's Brian Lohnes, Johnson discusses his season to date.
11 May 2022
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Happy Mother's Day!

On this special day of the year, let’s celebrate the mothers of our world and our sport. Whether they be drivers, crewmembers, officials, sponsors, or just your biggest fan, they make our world a very special place. Happy Mother’s Day, moms!
08 May 2022
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Happy Mother's Day
A selection of Mother's Day poems ... My Mother, my friend so dear, Throughout my life you’re always near. A tender smile to guide my way, You’re the sunshine to light my day. ~ Anon. Of all the special joys in…
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Hunting lost dragstrips: Check out North Carolina's old Shuffletown Dragway

NHRA on FOX announcer Brian Lohnes tracks down old racetracks in his spare time. Check out this North Carolina find hidden in plain sight.
05 May 2022
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Hunting lost dragstrips:North Carolina's old Shuffletown Dragway
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Behind the Scenes with the winners of the Circle K NHRA Four-Wide Nationals

From candid moments shared between winners to a raucous celebratory champagne battle, go behind the scenes with the champions of the Circle K NHRA Four-Wide Nationals.
05 May 2022
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Matt Gill explains how he won Gainesville Top Alcohol Funny Car title in Charlotte

Matt Gill turned in a strong performance to win the rain-delayed Gatornationals Top Alcohol Funny Car final, which was held in Charlotte. Here, he talks with NHRA's Brian Lohnes to discuss his latest victory.
05 May 2022
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WATCH: Circle K NHRA Four-Wide Nationals video Weekend Rewind

The Circle K NHRA Four-Wide Nationals at zMAX Dragway was a wild and wonderful event. Here’s a quick video look back at the sixth stop on the 2022 NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series.
04 May 2022
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Circle K NHRA Four-Wide Nationals
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Chad Green talks about building a team to race 19 times in 2022

Campaigning a nitro Funny Car is no small feat, but the big jump comes when you step your program up to race nearly full-time.
03 May 2022
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Chad Green talks about building a team to race 19 times in 2022
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John Force shares the secret to his reaction-time success

Force reveals how he's improved his reaction times to compete with drivers half his age
02 May 2022
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John Force spends his time between rounds on the practice tree
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