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Pro Mod's Lyle Barnett, Top Fuel's Justin Ashley discuss 2024 season plans

On this episode of the NHRA Insider podcast, reminted full-time Pro Mod racer Lyle Barnett and Top Fuel Ace Justin Ashley join host Brian Lohnes to talk offseason moves and big expectations for the upcoming season. 
07 Feb 2024
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  On this episode of the NHRA Insider podcast, reminted full-time Pro Mod racer Lyle Barnett and Top Fuel Ace Justin Ashley join host Brian Lohnes to talk offseason moves, big expectations for 2024, and how, as individuals, they plan on…
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Tony Stewart hits the road to promote NHRA Gatornationals, March 7-10

In advance of his official Top Fuel debut at the NHRA season opener in Gainesville next month, Tony Stewart spent the day in Tampa, Fla., on a media tour promoting the state's biggest drag race, the Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals, March 7-10 in Gainesville.
06 Feb 2024
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Tony Stewart
In advance of his official Top Fuel debut at the NHRA season opener in Gainesville next month, Tony Stewart spent the day in Tampa, Fla., on a media tour promoting the state's biggest drag race, the Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals, March 7-10…
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GETTRX named Official Credit Card Processor of NHRA in multiyear partnership

GETTRX, powered by Global Electronic Technology and the fastest name in credit card processing, has been named the Official Credit Card Processor of NHRA as part of a multiyear agreement.
06 Feb 2024
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GETTRX
GETTRX, powered by Global Electronic Technology and the fastest name in credit card processing, has been named the Official Credit Card Processor of NHRA as part of a multiyear agreement. GETTRX was founded by Steve Bryson nearly 30 years ago and…
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Action-packed Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals to kick off 2024 season

Celebrating the start of the 2024 NHRA Mission Foods Drag Racing Series season in grand fashion, the 55th annual Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals promises to be one of the biggest races in the event’s long and heralded history.
06 Feb 2024
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Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals
Celebrating the start of the 2024 NHRA Mission Foods Drag Racing Series season in grand fashion, the 55th annual Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals promises to be one of the biggest races in the event’s long and heralded history. Taking place…
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Benchmarking 2024: How to crack the Funny Car championship code (on paper)

What's it going to take to win the 2024 NHRA Mission Foods Funny Car world championship? NHRA's Brian Lohnes ran the numbers from the past two seasons to get a mathematical approximation of the qualifying position, reaction time, elapsed time, and speed necessary.
06 Feb 2024
Brian Lohnes, NHRA on FOX announcer
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Benchmarking 2024
A short while ago, we looked at the performance metrics of the Top Fuel class over the last couple of seasons and what might be necessary (on a purely…
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Top 5 Top Fuel saves

With their long and skinny layout, Top Fuel dragsters do not handle like regular cars, and when one gets in trouble, it takes some masterful driving to recover, as you can see here in this handful of epic driver saves.
06 Feb 2024
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Take a trip through two-wheeled heaven with a Vance & Hines shop tour

Four-time NHRA Mission Foods Pro Stock world champion Eddie Krawiec takes us on a tour of the famed Vance & Hines facility, from engine and cylinder-head production to race-bike chassis fabrication and more, here's your exclusive backstage pass.
05 Feb 2024
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Torrence/Capco team prepares for two-car Top Fuel assault in 2024 season

Following the recent announcement that Billy Torrence would join his son, Steve, in full-time Top Fuel competition this year, team tuners Bobby Lagana Jr., Jason McCulloch, and Joe Barlam talk about their plans for the year ahead.
05 Feb 2024
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Entering year-three as team owner, Brown is making an impact on the future

Top Fuel's Antron Brown hit the ground running as a team owner in 2022. Last year, he expanded his role and launched a driver development program with Angelle Sampey transitioning from two wheels to four. Brown savors his role in racing, and he's showing that he's deeply committed to the future of the sport.
04 Feb 2024
Kelly Wade
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Antron Brown
When three-time Top Fuel champion Antron Brown branched off from Don Schumacher Racing and built his own team for the start of the 2022 season, he knew he was taking a big bite of something he wasn't yet sure how to chew. But through the faith of…
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Top 5 Starting-Line Explosions

When it comes to nitro Funny Cars, anything can go wrong at any point in a run, but as this handful of explosive clips proves, a car doesn't have to be very far into a pass before things can go awry.
02 Feb 2024
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Fierce competitor, but also dad: Robert Hight is a fan of Super Comp racer and daughter Autumn

Robert Hight took off like a rocket when he settled into the seat of a nitro Funny Car in 2005, and his daughter, Autumn, has been along for the ride from the beginning. The passion for racing that she’s seen in her father's eyes is now reflected back as she competes in the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series.
02 Feb 2024
Kelly Wade
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Robert and daughter Autumn Hight
Robert Hight took off like a rocket when he settled into the seat of a nitro Funny Car in 2005, and that season's NHRA Rookie of the Year went on to win three championships and 65 trophies in the 18 seasons that have since followed. His daughter,…
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National Dragster season preview issue offers a comprehensive look at 2024

The first 2024 issue of NHRA National Dragster, our annual Season Preview, is now online in digital format and in the mail in its traditional print format to NHRA Members around the world.
01 Feb 2024
NHRA National Dragster staff
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Issue 1
READ THE ISSUE The first 2024 issue of NHRA National Dragster, our annual Season Preview, is now online in digital format…
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Laris Motorsports Insurance Cajun NHRA SPORTSnationals set for March 15-17

NHRA has announced the return of the Laris Motorsports Insurance Cajun NHRA SPORTSnationals, a prestigious race for drivers in the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series that will take place on March 15-17 at No Problem Raceway in Belle Rose, La.
01 Feb 2024
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Cajun NHRA SPORTSnationals
NHRA has announced the return of the Laris Motorsports Insurance Cajun NHRA SPORTSnationals, a prestigious race for drivers in the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series that will take place on March 15-17 at No Problem Raceway in Belle Rose, La.…
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Four decades in, Larry Morgan still loves drag racing

It's difficult to say what Larry Morgan is best known for, his skill with the intricacies of a race car or his experience behind the wheel. In either case, well-rounded drag racing veteran Morgan is still going strong, and the 2024 season of the NHRA Mission Foods Drag Racing Series will mark the 40th anniversary of his first win.
01 Feb 2024
Kelly Wade
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Larry Morgan
It's difficult to say what Larry Morgan is best known for, his skill with the intricacies of a race car or his experience behind the wheel. In either case, well-rounded drag racing veteran Morgan is still going strong, and the 2024 season of the…
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50 years ago: A look back at the highlights from the 1974 NHRA season

Step into the Dragster Insider Wayback Machine, set the dials for 50 years ago, and return to the 1974 NHRA season for a look back at how things were, including the schedule, performance markers, and big moments on and off the track.
31 Jan 2024
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
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1974 NHRA season
As I’ve done the last three years, it’s time once again to step into the Dragster Insider Wayback Machine and set the dials for 50 years ago and a return to the 1974 NHRA season. Once again, I’ll take a look back at the way things were, including…
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Angelle Sampey discusses upcoming Top Alcohol Dragster campaign on WFO

Angelle Sampey joined WFO host Joe Castello to talk about her upcoming first full season in the Top Alcohol Dragster category. NHRA’s Alan Reinhart also joined Castello to cover the latest news in the NHRA Mission Foods Drag Racing Series. 
31 Jan 2024
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WFO Radio
  Angelle Sampey is preparing to start her first full season behind the wheel of the Michalik Brothers A/FD in the Top Alcohol Dragster category of the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series. NHRA’s Alan Reinhart and WFO host Joe Castello…
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Connie Kalitta Top 5 Moments

NHRA Drag Racing legend Connie Kalitta has been a mainstay in the sport since the 1950s, the last 25 as a car owner after a successful driving career. Here's a look at five of Kalitta's best moments behind the wheel.
31 Jan 2024
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GETTRX to continue sponsoring Matt Hartford Racing for 2024 season

GETTRX, powered by Global Electronic Technology, Inc., will continue its partnership with Matt Hartford Racing in 2024. The company will serve as a major sponsor for Hartford throughout the upcoming NHRA Mission Foods Drag Racing Series.
30 Jan 2024
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Matt Hartford
GETTRX, powered by Global Electronic Technology, Inc., will continue its partnership with Matt Hartford Racing in 2024. The company will serve as a major sponsor for Hartford throughout the upcoming NHRA Mission Foods Drag Racing Series. …
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Justin Ashley ready for first season with Scag Racing

Justin Ashley will take on the 2024 NHRA Mission Foods Drag Racing Series season racing the flagship Top Fuel dragster for the newly formed Scag Racing team.
30 Jan 2024
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Justin Ashley
Justin Ashley will take on the 2024 NHRA Mission Foods Drag Racing Series season racing the flagship Top Fuel dragster for the newly formed Scag Racing team.   Ashley has brought his full team into the Scag Racing fold with crew chiefs Mike…
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Kalitta Motorsports, Mac Tools extend decades-long relationship

Mac Tools will return to the Kalitta Motorsports dragster of 2023 Top Fuel world champion Doug Kalitta in 2024 for its 23rd consecutive season as its primary corporate partner.
29 Jan 2024
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Doug Kalitta
A partnership that started more than two decades ago and yielded Doug Kalitta’s first NHRA Top Fuel championship in 2023 will continue into the future as Mac Tools returns to the Kalitta Motorsports dragster in 2024 for its 23rd consecutive season…
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Father-son dynamic duo: Billy Torrence will race full time in Top Fuel in 2024

Say goodbye to drag racing’s most successful part-time professional and say hello to its newest full-time contender as Billy Torernce will join son Steve in a full 2024 NHRA Top Fuel campaign.
29 Jan 2024
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 Billy Torrence
Billy Torrence, the founder and CEO of CAPCO Contractors, Inc., and father of four-time Top Fuel World Champion Steve Torrence, confirmed Monday that, after competing in only eight events over the last two seasons, he will race the entire Mission…
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The names are the same, the looks much different 25 years ago in Pomona

Take a trip back in time more than 25 years to see current-day stars Ron Capps, Tim Wilkerson, and Jeg Coughlin Jr. dueling for titles in the wild action at the 1998 edition of the NHRA Wintnationals.
26 Jan 2024
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1998 Winternationals
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LearnEV+ named presenting sponsor of Congruity NHRA Pro Mod Series

LearnEV+, an E-commerce training platform that educates technicians in the electric vehicles and internal combustion engine (ICE) space, has been named the presenting sponsor of the Congruity NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series.
26 Jan 2024
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 NHRA Pro Mod Series
NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series manager Finish Line Consultants and NHRA officials announced today that LearnEV+, an E-commerce training platform that educates technicians in the electric vehicles and internal combustion engine (ICE) space, has been…
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License in hand, Sienna Wildgust is Pro Stock's youngest female driver

The youth movement in Pro Stock would be difficult to ignore, and after earning her license this week, 17-year-old Sienna Wildgust is eager to throw her hat in the ring and make NHRA history. The third-generation drag racer plans to make her Pro Stock debut in Gainesville.
26 Jan 2024
Kelly Wade
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Sienna Wildgust
The youth movement in Pro Stock would be difficult to ignore, and after earning her license this week, 17-year-old Sienna Wildgust is eager to throw her hat in the ring and make NHRA history. The third-generation drag racer plans to make her Pro…
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Austin Prock prepares for Funny Car debut

Austin Prock's move from Top Fuel to Funny Car has been a fairly recent development, but the four-time national event winner is embracing the change and determined to make the most of it.
26 Jan 2024
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Benchmarking 2024: The numbers to beat in order to contend in Top Fuel

What will it take to be successful in Top Fuel in the 2024 season? After digesting the stats of the two previous seasons, some trends are becoming obvious.
26 Jan 2024
Brian Lohnes, NHRA on FOX announcer
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Benchmarking 2024
No drag racer wants to be average. Not a single man or woman at any level of this sport decides that they want to arrive at the strip and just be OK that day. From the crew chiefs to the drivers, everyone wants to be exceptional or at least good…
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Eddie Krawiec talks about getting off the motorcycle and more with the Insiders

On this episode of the NHRA Insider Podcast, host Brian Lohnes dives into the big news of the Pro Stock Motorcycle category of the last week with four-time champion and 49-time race winner Eddie Krawiec.
25 Jan 2024
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Insider podcast
  On this episode of the NHRA Insider Podcast, host Brian Lohnes dives into the big news of the Pro Stock Motorcycle category of the last week with four-time champion and 49-time race winner Eddie Krawiec. NHRA National Dragster…
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Lucas Oil and NHRA partnership continues with multiyear extension

NHRA and Lucas Oil Products, the world leader and distributor of high-performance automotive additives and lubricants, have signed a long-term extension to continue as the sponsor of the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series and Official Oil of NHRA.
25 Jan 2024
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Lucas Oil
NHRA and Lucas Oil Products, the world leader and distributor of high-performance automotive additives and lubricants, have signed a long-term extension to continue as the sponsor of the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series and Official Oil of NHRA.…
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Dave Richards ready to take on full schedule in Versatran/Bluebird Funny Car

After racing part time for 10 years, Dave Richards and Paul Richards Racing will be running the full 2024 NHRA Mission Foods Drag Racing Series season for the first time in the Versatran/BlueBird Funny Car.
25 Jan 2024
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Dave Richards
After racing part time for 10 years, Dave Richards and Paul Richards Racing will be running the full 2024 NHRA Mission Foods Drag Racing Series season for the first time in the Versatran/BlueBird Funny Car. Versatran, a division of Metalcraft of…
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'The Gospel of Garlits': 5 great interviews with 'Big Daddy' Don Garlits

Drag racing legend Don Garlits turned 92 last week, and in honor of that momentous occasion, here's a look back at five of "Big Daddy's" most interesting and historically important interviews.
25 Jan 2024
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Don Garlits
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