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After magical debut, Top Fuel’s Josh Hart enjoying bigger spotlight at Lucas Oil NHRA Southern Nationals

Josh Hart is back and after his incredible Top Fuel debut in Gainesville, there’s a substantially larger fan following with him this weekend in Atlanta.
01 May 2021
Josh Hachat
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Josh Hart Atlanta
Josh Hart is back and after his incredible Top Fuel debut in Gainesville, there’s a substantially larger fan following with him. Hart’s incredible story is well-known by now, as he opened his Top Fuel career with a victory at the…
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A fifth Pro Stock Motorcycle win at Atlanta Dragway would be the perfect capper for Angelle Sampey

Some of Angelle Sampey’s first drag racing memories came at Atlanta Dragway during a test session before making her NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series debut in Pro Stock Motorcycle more than 25 years ago.
01 May 2021
Josh Hachat
Feature
Angelle Sampey
  Some of Angelle Sampey’s first drag racing memories came at Atlanta Dragway during a test session before making her NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series debut in Pro Stock Motorcycle more than 25 years ago. The three-time world…
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Mellow Mushroom Pizza Bakers joins Stringer, Millican for race

01 May 2021
Posted by NHRA.com staff
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Stringer Performance and Top Fuel driver Clay Millican are partnering with Mellow Mushroom Pizza Bakers at this weekend’s 40th and final NHRA Southern Nationals at the historic Atlanta Dragway.  “Having Mellow Mushroom and their mission…
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Lucas Oil NHRA Southern Nationals Saturday preview

The final weekend at Atlanta Dragway has arrived and that means all the stars of the NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series will try to grab the historic last win at the 40th and final Lucas Oil NHRA Southern Nationals.
01 May 2021
Josh Hachat
Race coverage
Lucas Oil NHRA Southern Nationals Saturday preview
The final weekend at Atlanta Dragway has arrived and that means all the stars of the NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series will try to grab the historic last win at the 40th and final Lucas Oil NHRA Southern Nationals. It’s also the first…
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Thirty years after his historic win, Del Worsham eyes another Atlanta victory

Thirty years ago at the Southern Nationals, Del Worsham became (and remains) the youngest Funny Car winner in NHRA history. He'd like another Southern Nationals win this weekend, this time as crew chief for Alexis DeJoria.
30 Apr 2021
Josh Hachat
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Del Worsham
It’s about this time when the memories come flooding back for Del Worsham. He’ll pull into Atlanta Dragway, the site of this weekend’s 40th and final Lucas Oil NHRA Southern Nationals, and it will immediately take him back to 30 years ago…
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Ron Capps would love to send Atlanta out with another Funny Car victory

Ron Capps picked up the most recent Funny Car victory at Atlanta Dragway, doing so at the track in 2019. The former world champion also hopes to be the final Funny Car winner in Atlanta.
30 Apr 2021
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Ron Capps
Ron Capps picked up the most recent Funny Car victory at Atlanta Dragway, doing so at the track in 2019. The former world champion also hopes to be the final Funny Car winner in Atlanta.   This weekend’s Lucas Oil NHRA Southern Nationals at…
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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
Posted by NHRA.com staff
Nitro Time Machine
Tripp Shumake
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John Force Racing well prepared for final trip to Atlanta Dragway

Following the recent Denso Four Wide Nationals in Las Vegas, John Force and Robert Hight tested two new race cars in preparation for this weekend's final Lucas Oil NHRA Southern Nationals at Atlanta Dragway.
30 Apr 2021
Posted by NHRA.com staff
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John Force
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Wally Parks NHRA Motorsport Museum: History of Hot Rodding series—Part 1

The Wally Parks NHRA Motorsport Museum's History of Hot Rodding series is a fascinating eleven-part journey that takes a look into drag racing history as can only be told by "Fast" Jack Beckman and Greg Sharp.
30 Apr 2021
Posted by NHRA.com staff
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Wally Parks NHRA Motorsport Museum History of Hot Rodding series:Part 1
Jack Beckman: Welcome to the Wally Parks NHRA Motorsports Museum. I'm Jack Beckman, professional drag racer, and standing next to Museum's curator, Greg Sharp. This building is full of literally thousands of artifacts and items…
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Mike Castellana looks to finish in style at final series stop at Atlanta Dragway

In the final race at Atlanta Dragway for the E3 Spark Plugs NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series presented by J&A Service, veteran Mike Castellana has the opportunity to leave quite a mark at the facility.
29 Apr 2021
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Mike Castellana
In the final race at Atlanta Dragway for the E3 Spark Plugs NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series presented by J&A Service, veteran Mike Castellana has the opportunity to leave quite a mark at the facility.   Heading into this weekend’s race as…
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Kalitta teams, Cruz Pedregon test in Indy in advance of final Southern Nationals

The Kalitta Motorsports Top Fuelers of Doug Kalitta and Shawn Langdon and Snap-on Funny Car driver Cruz Pedregon tested at Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis in advance of this weekend’s Lucas Oil NHRA Southern Nationals in Atlanta.
29 Apr 2021
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Doug Kalitta
 
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Las Vegas coverage, NHRA biggest winners spotlighted in new National Dragster

The new issue of NHRA National Dragster magazine is online and in the mail for NHRA Members. Featuring complete coverage of the Denso Spark Plugs NHRA Four-Wide Nationals and a slew of features.
29 Apr 2021
NHRA National Dragster staff
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National Dragster
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Denso Spark Plugs NHRA Four-Wide Nationals Sportsman highlights

Shawn Cowie, Doug Gordon, and Joe Mozeris were joined in the winner’s circle at the Denso Spark Plugs NHRA Four-Wide Nationals by Brad Rounds, Conner Statler, Michael Miller, Craig Maddox, Ryan Carlson, and Jeff Connelly.
29 Apr 2021
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
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Shawn Cowie
Years from now, Shawn Cowie and Doug Gordon will be the answer to the trivia question “Who won NHRA’s first four-wide alcohol race?” after Cowie claimed the Top Alcohol Dragster title and Gordon won in Top Alcohol Funny Car at the Denso Spark Plugs…
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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
Posted by NHRA.com staff
Nitro Time Machine
Shirley Muldowney
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NHRA announces new electric vehicle racing class for 2022 Summit Racing Series

Racers will compete through an all-new class that joins the NHRA Summit Racing Series.
29 Apr 2021
Posted by NHRA.com staff
News, Feature
NHRA announces new electric vehicle racing class for 2022
The National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) has announced the creation of an all-new electric vehicle (EV) racing class that will join the NHRA Summit Racing Series in 2022. Electric cars will…
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Walmart partners with Stringer Performance, Clay Millican for vaccine event during Southern Nationals

Walmart has announced a partnership with their Walmart mobile wellness program and Stringer Performance and NHRA Top Fuel driver Clay Millican for a COVID-19 vaccination and education event during the 2021 NHRA Lucas Oil Southern Nationals.
29 Apr 2021
Posted by NHRA.com staff
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COVID-19
In a nationwide effort to help expand COVID-19 vaccine uptake, Walmart has announced a partnership with their Walmart mobile wellness program and Stringer Performance and NHRA Top Fuel driver Clay Millican for a vaccination and education event…
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Tricky Tipster: The night the lights went out in Georgia

All good things must come to an end including the Lucas Oil NHRA Southern Nationals at Atlanta Dragway. On the eve of the final NHRA national event here, Tricky Tipster has issued his predictions and has given the final nod to Steve Torrence, Bob Tasca III, Erica Enders, Matt Smith, and Jose Gonzalez as the favorites.
29 Apr 2021
NHRA National Dragster staff
Tricky Tipster®
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Your old pal Tricky Tipster doesn’t often get emotional, but this week is different. On the eve of the final NHRA Southern Nationals, he can’t help but think of all the good times and exciting memories provided by Atlanta Dragway in the last 40…
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4/29: It’s Boss 429 day—Celebrate Ford's big-bore semi-hemi engine

It's the engine Mickey Thompson used in his Mach 1 Mustang Funny Cars, the one "Ohio" George Montgomery twin-turbocharged, and the one Bob Glidden covered with his fire jacket after he rolled his Pro Stock car in 1986—the Boss 429.
29 Apr 2021
David Kennedy
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The Boss 429 engine was designed to beat Chevy and Dodge and put Fords in the winner circle, but to make them legal for NASCAR,  Dearborn had to offer them in street cars. With Pontiac and Chevrolet’s former chief, Semon “Bunkie” Knudsen, at…
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Three-time NASCAR champ, hall of famer Tony Stewart tries his hand at Top Fuel

Tony Stewart’s accomplishments in auto racing are almost too numerous to mention but he’d never had the opportunity to go 300-mph until he drove fianceé Leah Pruett’s Top Fuel dragster during a recent private test session. In the first of a two-part series, Stewart chronicles his first experience with nitro.
28 Apr 2021
Posted by NHRA.com staff
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Tony Stewart
  Tony Stewart’s accomplishments in auto racing are almost too numerous to mention but they include championships in NASCAR and IndyCar, as well as titles in Indy, Midget, Sprint, and USAC Silver Crown cars. For all the incredible things…
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Red-hot Ryan Oehler talks Las Vegas win, fast start to 2021 season

Denso Spark Plugs NHRA Four-Wide Nationals Pro Stock Motorcycle winner Ryan Oehler chatted via Skype with NHRA’s Brian Lohnes about his fast start to the 2021 NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series season.
28 Apr 2021
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Ryan Oehler
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How John Force uses the deep-staging technique to his advantage

Call it old school, but experience is John Force's forte. We may in fact be watching Force's "good old days" play out right now.
28 Apr 2021
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How John Force uses his staging technique to his advantage
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Denso Spark Plugs NHRA Four-Wide Nationals Top Sportsman winner Jeff Connelly

28 Apr 2021
NHRA National Dragster staff
News
With elapsed times in the low 6.1s, Jeff Connelly became one of the quickest drivers to win in the Top Sportsman presented by Vortech Superchargers class. In the final round, Connelly drove his Camaro to a 6.192 on his 6.16 dial to score a…
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Denso Spark Plugs NHRA Four-Wide Nationals Top Dragster winner Ryan Carlson

28 Apr 2021
NHRA National Dragster staff
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Ryan Carlson scored a semifinal finish in his season debut at the Las Vegas Lucas Oil Series event last month and returned to win his first national event title at the NHRA Four-Wide Nationals in the Top Dragster presented by Vortech…
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Denso Spark Plugs NHRA Four-Wide Nationals Super Gas winner Craig Maddox

28 Apr 2021
NHRA National Dragster staff
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Two years after winning his first national event title in Stock in Las Vegas, Craig Maddox returned to pick up a second NHRA Wally in Super Gas. Maddox won the final round over Marko Perivolaris by just three-thousandths of a second, 10.061 to…
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Denso Spark Plugs NHRA Four-Wide Nationals Super Comp winner Michael Miller

28 Apr 2021
NHRA National Dragster staff
News
The Super Comp final was decided on the starting line after Jack DeRencin fouled, allowing Michael Miller to win his 11th national event title and fifth in Las Vegas. Miller highlighted the win with a perfect 9.050 run on the 9.05 index in the…
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Denso Spark Plugs NHRA Four-Wide Nationals Stock winner Conner Statler

28 Apr 2021
NHRA National Dragster staff
News
The Stock final featured a battle between teammates Conner Statler and four-time world champ Greg Stanfield, with both drivers in cars owned by longtime Division 4 racer Bobby Brannon. Statler got a free pass in the final round after Stanfield,…
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Denso Spark Plugs NHRA Four-Wide Nationals Super Stock winner Brad Rounds

28 Apr 2021
NHRA National Dragster staff
News
Brad Rounds picked up his first national event win since the 2006 Sonoma race when he defeated five-time world champ Jimmy DeFrank in the Super Stock final. Rounds, who won a Division 7 NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event last season in Las…
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Denso Spark Plugs NHRA Four-Wide Nationals Comp winner Joe Mozeris

28 Apr 2021
NHRA National Dragster staff
News
Joe Mozeris won his first national event title at the spring Las Vegas event in 2018 and returned last year to win again at the JEGS NHRA SPORTSnaitonals event held last October. He completed the trifecta after stopping John Edwards in the Comp…
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Denso Spark Plugs NHRA Four-Wide Nationals Top Alcohol Funny Car winner Doug Gordon

28 Apr 2021
NHRA National Dragster staff
News
The Top Alcohol Funny Car final pitted Doug Gordon against Kris Hool, Sean Bellemeur, and Nick Januik. None of the four racers were able to make a full run, but Gordon, the reigning world champion, was able to cross the stripe first to win with…
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Denso Spark Plugs NHRA Four-Wide Nationals Top Alcohol Dragster winner Shawn Cowie

28 Apr 2021
NHRA National Dragster staff
News
Years from now, Shawn Cowie will be the answer to the trivia question “Who won NHRA’s first four-wide alcohol race?” after Cowie claimed the Top Alcohol Dragster title. In order to win his 21st national event title, Cowie had to defeat a stacked…
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