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Lucas Oil NHRA Southern Nationals Sunday photo gallery

The NHRA National Dragster photographers had their shutters clicking at Atlanta Dragway, capturing all of the action on and off the track from the final NHRA Southern Nationals.
02 May 2021
NHRA National Dragster staff
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Lucas Oil NHRA Southern Nationals Saturday photo gallery

The NHRA National Dragster photographers had their shutters clicking at Atlanta Dragway, capturing all of the action on and off the track from the final NHRA Southern Nationals.
01 May 2021
NHRA National Dragster staff
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4/27: It’s 427 day—and in 1963, Chevrolet created two engines to rain down Turbo-Fire on the competition

Chevrolet designed two 427-cid big-blocks to take on Dodge, Ford, Mercury, Plymouth, and Pontiac. The NASCAR engine got a single four-barrel, while the NHRA engine had two four-barrel carbs and came in a lightweight Z-11 Impala.
27 Apr 2021
David Kennedy
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In an internal Chevrolet memo titled “1963 Performance Program NASCAR & Drags” dated August 21, 1962, from Vince Piggins (Chevrolet’s head of Economy, Safety and Performance Department) to H.F. Barr, E.J Premo, T.E. Dougherty, M.S.…
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4/26: It’s 426 Hemi day, celebrate this legendary engine's 1964 NHRA U.S. Nationals Super Stock origin—Footage and photos!

In the early ’60s Pontiacs were winning on the dragstrips and superspeedways. Chrysler saw what motorsports had done for the stodgy Pontiac brand, and wanted its own engine to win NHRA and NASCAR races—and with them the hearts of car buyers.
26 Apr 2021
David Kennedy
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426 Hemi Drag engine for NHRA 11
In December 1962, the manager of engine design Bill Weertman and a small group of Chrysler engineers, dyno operators, draftsmen, and technicians got word of a new assignment, to get an engine ready before the 1964 NHRA Winternationals and 1964…
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4/21: Not just a date, but a legendary 421-cid Pontiac engine that changed drag racing forever—Footage and photos!

In the early 1960s, Detroit was in a horsepower war. With nearly a dozen car brands offered by the Big Three automakers, the competition for sales was brutal—even between divisions.
21 Apr 2021
David Kennedy
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How did Chevrolet, Ford, Plymouth, and Pontiac make their cars stand out and sell in such a competitive marketplace? Simple, they won races. One of Detroit’s masters of selling performance was an auto executive named Semon “Bunkie” Knudsen.…
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Denso Spark Plugs NHRA Four Wide Nationals Sunday Gallery

As the Denso Spark Plugs NHRA Four Wide Nationals raced to a conclusion on Sunday, National Dragster's ace photo staff was once again on hand to capture all the on and off-track action.
18 Apr 2021
NHRA National Dragster staff
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Denso Spark Plugs NHRA Four-Wide Nationals Saturday Gallery

There was a lot of action on and off the track on the final day of qualifying for the Denso Spark Plugs NHRA Four-Wide Nationals and National Dragster's award-winning photographers were there to capture it.
17 Apr 2021
NHRA National Dragster staff
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Marcus Allen 49
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Denso Spark Plugs NHRA Four-Wide Nationals Friday photo gallery

The Camping World NHRA Drag Racing Series returned to action with the Denso Spark Plugs Four Wide Nationals and the talented photographers of National Dragster were there to capture all the action from the first day of qualifying.
16 Apr 2021
NHRA National Dragster staff
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Clay Millican 47
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From Tokyo, with love: The story of how Kenji Okazaki made NHRA history

Kenji Okazaki is probably the least likely guy to become a Funny Car hero, but in just five years wheeling Jim Dunn’s Mooneyes Funny Car, the vintage muscle-car salesman from Tokyo made a lot of NHRA history. This is his story.
02 Apr 2021
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
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Kenji Okazaki
Kenji Okazaki is probably the least likely guy to become a Funny Car hero, but in just five years wheeling Jim Dunn’s Mooneyes Funny Car, the vintage muscle-car salesman from Tokyo overcame an ocean-wide lack of experience and a challenging…
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Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals Sunday photo gallery

The Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals raced to a conclusion Sunday at Gainesville Raceway and NHRA National Dragster photographers were on hand to catch all of the action on and off the racetrack.
14 Mar 2021
NHRA National Dragster staff
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Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals Saturday photo gallery

The 2021 NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series continued Saturday with more qualifying and Sportsman eliminations from the Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals. NHRA National Dragster photographers were on hand to catch all of the action on and off the racetrack at Gainesville Raceway.
13 Mar 2021
NHRA National Dragster staff
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Ready for Saturday 46
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Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals Friday photo gallery

The 2021 NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series season kicked off Friday with qualifying from the Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals. NHRA National Dragster photographers were on hand to catch all of the action on and off the racetrack at Gainesville Raceway.
12 Mar 2021
NHRA National Dragster staff
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John Force 39
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Pre-season testing in Florida

Pre-season testing for the NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series season-opening Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals is underway in South Florida. We've got photos and videos of the action!
06 Mar 2021
Posted by NHRA.com staff
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Let the champagne flow: Pit-area champ celebrations put a capper on season

In lieu of a traditional Awards Ceremony that was not possible this year, NHRA provided the 2020 Camping World NHRA world champion teams with celebratory champagne, championship masks, t-shirts, and all of the makings for a lockerroom-style celebration.
01 Nov 2020
NHRA National Dragster staff
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Dodge NHRA Finals presented by Pennzoil Sunday photo gallery

NHRA National Dragster photographers Jerry Foss and Bob Johnson were all over The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway to cover the action from Sunday of the Dodge NHRA Finals presented by Pennzoil.
01 Nov 2020
NHRA National Dragster staff
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Mike Gordon provides encouragment for the new champ 48
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Dodge NHRA Finals presented by Pennzoil Saturday photo gallery

NHRA National Dragster photographers Jerry Foss and Bob Johnson were all over The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway to cover the action from Saturday of the Dodge NHRA Finals presented by Pennzoil.
31 Oct 2020
NHRA National Dragster staff
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Bryan Worner was crowned the 2020 Lucas Oil Series Super Stock world champ 48
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Mopar Express Lane NHRA SpringNationals Sunday photo gallery

NHRA National Dragster photographer Marc Gewertz was all over Houston Raceway Park on Sunday to capture the images that will help define the wild Mopar Express NHRA SpringNationals presented by Pennzoil.
25 Oct 2020
NHRA National Dragster staff
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Leah Pruett 47
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Mopar Express Lane NHRA SpringNationals Saturday photo gallery

Saturday from the 33rd annual Mopar Express Lane NHRA Springnationals presented by Pennzoil, as brought to you through the lens of National Dragster photographer Marc Gewertz.
24 Oct 2020
NHRA National Dragster staff
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Eric Lane moment of silence prior to Q1 of Funny Car 47
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AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals Sunday Gallery

Our hard working National Dragster photographers Jerry Foss and Randy Anderson captured all the color and excitement of the AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals. Here are some of their best images in our Sunday gallery.
18 Oct 2020
NHRA National Dragster staff
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Oliver, the famous Watusi bull 41
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AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals Saturday Gallery

Our NHRA.com photographers captured many of the highlights from a dramatic day at the AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals. Here are some of our favorite images from the Texas Motorplex.
17 Oct 2020
NHRA National Dragster staff
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Mopar Express Lane NHRA Midwest Nationals Sunday photo gallery

Shooting this weekend for National Dragster, Marc Gewertz captured the action on and off the track Sunday at the Mopar Express Lane NHRA Midwest Nationals presented by OPennzoil at World Wide Technology Raceway.
05 Oct 2020
NHRA National Dragster staff
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Mopar Express Lane NHRA Midwest Nationals Saturday gallery

Shooting this weekend for National Dragster, Marc Gewertz captured the action on and off the track Saturday at the Mopar Express Lane NHRA Midwest Nationals presented by OPennzoil at World Wide Technology Raceway.
03 Oct 2020
NHRA National Dragster staff
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Leah Pruett's Mopar team readies for battle 33
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Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals Sunday Photo Gallery

NHRA National Dragster photographer Jerry Foss was all over Gainesville Raceway Sunday as the Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals raced to its conclusion.
27 Sep 2020
NHRA National Dragster staff
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Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals Saturday Photo Gallery

Six months after the pandemic shutdown, NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing returned to Gainesville Raceway for the Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals, and NHRA National Dragster photographer Jerry Foss was there to chronicle Saturday's action.
26 Sep 2020
NHRA National Dragster staff
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Chris Roe, Top Dragster, is part of the field as racing resumed in Gainesville after a six-month break 49
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Pro Mod racer Steve Matusek on his Indy crash and the ProCharger car he’ll race at the Gatornationals

Forty-five minutes after his crash at the 2020 Denso Spark Plugs NHRA U.S. Nationals, Steve Matusek had a plan in place to drive a familiar car at the 2020 Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals. Hear the whole story in this Skype interview with Brian Lohnes.
24 Sep 2020
Posted by NHRA.com staff
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To catch all the action of the 2020  Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals, Sept. 25-27 in person you can buy your…
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Denso Spark Plugs NHRA U.S. Nationals Sunday photo gallery

NHRA National Dragster photographers Jerry Foss and Marc Gewertz captured all the magic moments from an action-packed final day of the Denso Spark Plugs NHRA U.S. Nationals.
06 Sep 2020
NHRA National Dragster staff
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Denso Spark Plugs NHRA U.S. Nationals Saturday photo gallery

NHRA National Dragster photographers Jerry Foss and Marc Gewertz captured all the magic moments from an action-packed Saturday at the Denso Spark Plugs NHRA U.S. Nationals.
05 Sep 2020
NHRA National Dragster staff
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Justin Lamb 58
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Denso Spark Plugs NHRA U.S. Nationals Friday photo gallery

NHRA photographers Jerry Foss and Marc Gewertz captured all the magic moments from an action-packed Friday at the Denso Spark Plugs NHRA U.S. Nationals.
04 Sep 2020
NHRA National Dragster staff
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Hot Rod Junction 46
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Funny Cars of the 1970s

The Funny Car class was born in the late 1960s and surged to popularity in the 1970s. Offering not just wild, tire-smoking action but also a variety of body styles cloaked in colorful paint jobs and memorable names, they quickly became fan favorites from coast to coast. 
12 Aug 2020
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
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When it comes to showmen, few were better or more loved than 'Jungle Jim' Liberman, whose wild driving antics and legions of fans made him a household name among drag racing fans in the late 1960s and 1970s before his passing in a highway accident in 1977. 16
The Funny Car class was born in the late 1960s and surged to popularity in the 1970s. Offering not just wild, tire-smoking action but also a variety of body styles cloaked in colorful paint jobs and memorable names, they quickly became fan favorites…
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Dodge NHRA Indy Nationals Sunday photo gallery

NHRA National Dragster photographer Jerry Foss was in action on and off the track at Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis to capture highlights of the final day of the Dodge NHRA Indy Nationals presented by Pennzoil.
09 Aug 2020
NHRA National Dragster staff
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Reigning Top Fuel champ Steve Torrence was one of the stars of the fifth race of the 2020 NHRA season 47
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