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Nitro Time Machine: Sweden's Jimmy Alund becomes NHRA's first European pro winner

Sweden native and FIA Pro Stock world champion Jimmy Alund became the first European driver to win an NHRA Pro title at the 2014 NHRA Four-Wide Nationals in Charlotte.
10 May 2021
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Nitro Time Machine: Tripp Shumake claims Funny Car win at first Atlanta event

There was a lot of drama during NHRA's first stop at Atlanta Dragway in 1981 including Tripp Shumake's upset victory over a star-studded Funny Car field.
30 Apr 2021
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Nitro Time Machine: Shirley Muldowney teams with longtime rival Don Garlits

Proving that almost nothing is impossible, longtime rivals Shirley Muldowney and "Big Daddy" Don Garlits made headlines at the 1989 Atlanta race when they became Top Fuel teammates. Another in a series of historic Southern Nationals videos in advance of this weekend's finale.
29 Apr 2021
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Nitro Time Machine: Gary Scelzi heats up at the 1998 Southern Nationals

Gary Scelzi's Top Fuel fire and Cory McClenathan's victory were just two of the highlights from the 1998 NHRA Southern Nationals that are featured in the latest edition of Nitro Time Machine with Brian Lohnes.
27 Apr 2021
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Nitro Time Machine: Don Beverley, John Force, and Don Prudhome collect 1992 Atlanta wins

World champions Don "the Snake" Prudhomme and John Force grabbed nitro wins at the 1992 Southern Nationals and they were joined by surprise Pro Stock champion Don Beverley.
24 Apr 2021
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Nitro Time Machine: Eddie Hill, Kenny Bernstein, Butch Leal prevail at '88 Southern Nationals

In our latest Nitro Time Machine, NHRA's Brian Lohnes takes us back to the action packed '88 Southern Nationals where Eddie Hill, Kenny Bernstein, and Butch Leal earned pro titles.
23 Apr 2021
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Nitro Time Machine: The action packed (and expensive) 2014 Southern Nationals

From Antron Brown's Top Fuel crash to the explosions suffered by Funny Car racer Jack Beckman, Tim Wilkerson, and Pro Mod's Mike Castellana, the 2014 version of the NHRA Southern Nationals had a bit too much action. Here's a full report in our latest edition of Nitro Time Machine.
12 Apr 2021
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Relive Atlanta 1989 with Antron Brown and Clay Millican on Time Machine Live

Antron Brown and Clay Millican joined NHRA's Brian Lohnes for NHRA Nitro Time Machine LIVE where they showed, laughing about, and commentedon the 1989 NHRA Southern Nationals at Atlanta Dragway. 
06 Apr 2021
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  Antron Brown and Clay Millican joined NHRA's Brian Lohnes for NHRA Nitro Time Machine LIVE where they showed, laughing about, and commentedon the 1989 NHRA Southern Nationals at Atlanta Dragway. This race had some interesting twists…
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Nitro Time Machine: At 17, Tanner Gray becomes NHRA's youngest pro winner

Less than two weeks shy of his 18th birthday, Tanner Gray became NHRA's youngest professional race winner when he earned the Pro Stock title at the 2017 Spring Las Vegas race.
05 Apr 2021
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Nitro Time Machine: The "big four" battle it out at the 2018 Las Vegas four-wide race

The 2018 edition of the Las Vegas four-wide race featured a Top Fuel final for the ages including the most successful drivers in the history of the class, Steve Torrence, Doug Kalitta, Antron Brown, and Tony Schumacher.
03 Apr 2021
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Nitro Time Machine: Mike Dunn's half-track wheelstand at the 1997 Gatornationals

Joe Amato won the 1997 Gatornationals Top Fuel final but most fans remember runner-up Mike Dunn for his half-track wheelstand in Darrell Gwynn's Mopar dragster.
11 Mar 2021
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Nitro Time Machine: Jack Ostrander goes for a wild ride at 1993 Gatornationals

In our latest Nitro Time Machine feature, we've gone back to the 1993 Gatornationals where Top Fuel veteran Jack Ostrander went for a wild ride, but walked away unharmed.
03 Mar 2021
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Nitro Time Machine: Revel in the golden age of Pro Stock at the 1976 Gatornationals

Some of Pro Stock's best-known and most successful Pro Stock racers battled for the title at the 1976 Gatornationals in Gainesville, Fla.
01 Mar 2021
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Nitro Time Machine: "Big Daddy" Don Garlits goes the distance at 1978 Gators

"Big Daddy" Don Garlits won a lot of races in his career, but his Gainesville wins are among his most treasured. In our latest Nitro Time Machine, Garlits crushes the field at the 1978 Gatornationals.
24 Feb 2021
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Nitro Time Machine: Melanie Troxel's historic Bristol Funny Car victory

Melanie Troxel joined the short list of winners in both Top Fuel and Funny Car following her dramatic late-night final round win over Mike Neff at the 2008 Bristol event.
20 Feb 2021
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Nitro Time Machine: Greg Anderson's first Pro Stock victory in Bristol

Greg Anderson is on the verge of becoming the sport's all-time leader in Pro Stock victories. In the latest edition of Nitro Time Machine, we travel back to the 2001 Bristol race to see where it all started.
19 Feb 2021
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Relive the 1992 Gatornationals with J.R. Todd, Ron Capps, and Brian Lohnes

Join J.R. Todd, Ron Capps, and Brian Lohnes for NHRA Nitro Time Machine LIVE! as they relive and comment on the historic 1992 Gatornationals.
18 Feb 2021
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  Join J.R. Todd, Ron Capps, and Brian Lohnes for NHRA Nitro Time Machine LIVE! as they relive and comment on the historic 1992 Gatornationals. From the 300-mph barrier being broken to Kim LaHaie successfully kicking some butt in…
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Nitro Time Machine: Richard Tharp's explosive Top Fuel victory at the 1983 Springnationals

The 1983 Springnationals Top Fuel final featured an epic battle between longtime rivals Shirley Muldowney and Richard Tharp and as expected, there were fireworks.
10 Feb 2021
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Nitro Time Machine: Matt Hagan smashes the three-second barrier in Charlotte

In the latest edition of our Nitro Time Machine, we go back a decade to the 2011 Charlotte event, where Matt Hagan recorded the sport's first three-second Funny Car run.
03 Feb 2021
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Nitro Time Machine: Ron Capps rides out wild boomer at 2002 Dallas event

Ron Capps rode out a harrowing, body-shredding blower explosion at Texas Motorplex in 2002 that left Capps stunned and the body of Don Prudhomme’s Skoal Camaro in tatters.
01 Feb 2021
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Nitro Time Machine: Tony Bartone scores first Funny Car win at 2008 Seattle race

Tony Bartone had enjoyed great success in Top Alcohol Funny Car and Dragster but was still looking for his first win in the nitro Funny Car class entering the 2008 Seattle event in Jim Dunn’s entry.
30 Jan 2021
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Nitro Time Machine: Jeff Arend upsets Tony Pedregon for first Funny Car win

Journeyman Funny Car racer Jeff Arend hit the big time at the 1996 Keystone Nationals at Maple Grove Raceway, collecting his first career win in the Paul Smith Drag Racing School entry, defeating heavily favored Tony Pedregon for the title.
28 Jan 2021
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Nitro Time Machine: Aaron Strong scores upset win at the 2016 Seattle event

Aaron Strong had never won a round of Pro Stock competition but defeated Greg Anderson, Erica Enders, Bo Butner, and red-lighting Vincent Nobile to win the 2016 Seattle event, which was completed at the NHRA U.S. Nationals.
26 Jan 2021
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Nitro Time Machine: Kenji Okazaki's trial by fire

At the 1993 Houston race, Japan's Kenji Okazaki earned his stripes as a Funny Car driver when he walked away from an inferno in Jim Dunn's Mooneyes entry.
06 Jan 2021
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Nitro Time Machine: Shelly Anderson bests Mike Dunn in Seattle Top Fuel final

In this edition of the Nitro Time Machine, we go back to the 1996 Seattle Top Fuel final, where arch rivals Shelly Anderson and Mike Dunn combined for what was then the sport's quickest side-by-side run.
01 Jan 2021
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Dean Skuza ends John Force's win streak at the 1997 Gatornationals

Funny Car kingpin John Force's streak of 13 straight round wins ended when he took on Dean Skuza in the quarterfinals of the 1997 Gatornationals.
29 Dec 2020
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Nitro Time Machine: The day Bob Bode scored one for the little guys

At the 2010 Houston event, independent Funny Car racer Bob Bode scored one for the little guys when he upset Jack Beckman in the final round.
27 Dec 2020
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John Force and the Grinch steal the Funny Car title at 2000 NHRA Finals

At the 2000 NHRA Finals in Pomona, John Force was the Grinch who stole everything when he won the Funny Car title over the late Bruce Sarver for his 92nd victory.
25 Dec 2020
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Nitro Time Machine: Underdog Bob Gilbertson goes the distance in Houston win

In our latest Nitro Time Machine, go back to Houston in 2000 where Bob Gilbertson scored one for the underdogs when he drove to the Funny Car title over Jerry Toliver.
02 Dec 2020
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Nitro Time Machine: Al Hofmann gets the best of John Force at '95 Finals

The rivalry between Al Hofmann and John Force was strong throughout the 1990s including their epic Funny Car battle at the 1995 NHRA Finals in Pomona.
29 Nov 2020
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