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Phillips extends partnership with Scag Racing’s Justin Ashley

Phillips Connect will continue their relationship with 2020 NHRA Rookie of the Year Justin Ashley as a major associate sponsor on his Scag Power Equipment Toyota Top Fuel dragster for the 2024 racing season.
24 Jan 2024
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Justin Ashley
Phillips Connect will continue their relationship with 2020 NHRA Rookie of the Year Justin Ashley as a major associate sponsor on his Scag Power Equipment Toyota Top Fuel dragster for the 2024 racing season.   Phillips, a partner of Ashley’s…
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Congruity HR named title sponsor of 10-race NHRA Pro Mod series in 2024

NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series Manager Finish Line Consultants and NHRA officials announced today that Congruity HR has been named the title sponsor of the NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series. 
24 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 Congruity HR, which specializes in offering HR support, benefits and benefits administration, payroll processing, and risk management to small to…
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A closer look at the warriors of NHRA Pro Stock racing

Pro Stock is packed with battle-scarred yet never-weary competitors, each drawn to the precision, ever-evolving technology, and razor-thin margins of victory in the class. Here's a look at a few competitors who may not run the full schedule but show up ready to rumble.
24 Jan 2024
Kelly Wade
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Joey Grose
While Pro Stock has evolved much since its birth into NHRA competition in 1970, the heart of the class has not changed. Pro Stock is a high-performance playground packed with battle-scarred yet somehow never-weary competitors, each of whom are drawn…
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Vance & Hines ace Eddie Krawiec talks new rider lineup, plans for 2024 season

Four-time NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle champ Eddie Krawiec takes fans behind the scenes on the new developments at Vance & Hines, including his retirement and the addition of Richard Gadson and how it fits into the team's plans.
24 Jan 2024
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111 years ago today, Wally Parks, founder of the NHRA was born

A true hot rodder, Wally Parks set forth to create a National Hot Rod Association that would organize the best of our energies and skills. We honor that legacy in every pass we make down a dragstrip.
23 Jan 2024
David Kennedy
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Wally Parks
Wally Parks did not invent drag racing. But we wouldn’t have the drag racing sport, or the industry that surrounds it today, if it weren’t for him and his extraordinary vision. A statesman amongst car guys, Parks knew the power of drag racing was in…
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Bumper crop; The 2024 NHRA rookie class might be the best ever

The upcoming NHRA Mission Foods Drag Racing Series season should feature one of the most spirited NHRA Rookie of the Year battles in the history of the sport.
23 Jan 2024
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
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Rookie
It’s always good to have options, but in some instances, too many choices tend to complicate matters, and that appears to be where NHRA is headed when it comes to the 2024 NHRA Rookie of the Year balloting. Last season, there were several…
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Leaning In: Ten Drivers who make us stop, watch, and listen … and why

Regardless of the name, a mélange of talent, attitude, forthrightness, poise, and, occasionally, a lack thereof create racing personalities that are worth paying attention to. NHRA on FOX announcer Brian Lohnes has created his list of 10 riders and drivers who embody this in their unique way. 
22 Jan 2024
Brian Lohnes, NHRA on FOX announcer
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Leaning In:
There are lots of dynamics involved in professional auto racing. There’s talent, there’s budget, and there’s a giant invisible one that some people have more of than the rest. Call it the X factor, or the “It” factor. Regardless of the name, it’s a…
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Jonnie Lindberg, John Medlen prepping Paul Lee Funny Car for 2024 assault

Jonnie Lindberg, the former Top Alcohol Funny Car world champion driver who is taking over the crew chief duties on Paul Lee's nitro Funny Car this year, talks about the challenges ahead and his mentorship from tuning great John Medlen.
22 Jan 2024
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Jonnie Lindberg
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Insider podcast live: Ask Brian!

Brian Lohnes, the NHRA on FOX lead announcer and host of the popular NHRA Insider podcast, hosted a live Question-and-Answer chat with NHRA fans.
19 Jan 2024
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NHRA Insider podcast
Insider podcast live: Ask Brian!
 
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A fond farewell to Parks Tower

With the recent demolition of the famed Parks Tower at Lucas Oil Indianapolis Raceway Park, the NHRA U.S. Nationals lost a part of a four-decade landscape, but the memories will remain.
19 Jan 2024
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
DRAGSTER Insider
A fond farewell to Parks Tower
Imagine driving onto the block where you grew up and discovering that the house in which you grew up was gone. That’s going to be a bit of the feeling for me when I pull into Lucas Oil Indianapolis Raceway Park later this year and see the Parks…
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Legends Nitro Series sets 2024 schedule, including four NHRA national events

The popular Legends Nitro Series will return in 2024 with a 10-race schedule spanning across the six-race NHRA Hot Rod Heritage Racing Series and four NHRA Mission Foods Drag Racing Series events, where the nostalgic Funny Car racing will complement the action in the Professional categories.
18 Jan 2024
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Legends Nitro Series
The popular Legends Nitro Series will return in 2024 with a 10-race schedule spanning across the six-race NHRA Hot Rod Heritage Racing Series and four NHRA Mission Foods Drag Racing Series events, where the nostalgic Funny Car racing will complement…
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AB Motorsports, Angelle Sampey partner with Michalek Bros. for 2024 season

Angelle Sampey and AB Motorsports have teamed with Michalek Brothers Racing for 14 NHRA national events and select NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series regional events during the 2024 season with an eye toward the Top Alcohol Dragster world championship.
18 Jan 2024
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Angelle Sampey
Angelle Sampey never shies away from a challenge, and when Antron Brown suggested she try her hand at racing a 270-mph injected nitro dragster, the three-time NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle world champion jumped at the opportunity. With a few laps under…
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Top 5 Moments from Mike Castellana's Pro Mod championship season

Mike Castellana secured his first NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series championship last season. Here's a look at five defining moments from his title-winning campaign.
17 Jan 2024
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Mike Castellana
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Flexjet NHRA Factory Stock Showdown to compete at 10 events in 2024

Flexjet, a global leader in subscription-based private aviation, will continue as the title sponsor of the exciting NHRA Factory Stock Showdown class for an upcoming 10-race 2024 season. 
17 Jan 2024
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Flexjet NHRA Factory Stock Showdown
Flexjet, a global leader in private aviation, will continue as the title sponsor of the exciting NHRA Factory Stock Showdown class for the upcoming 2024 season.  The fan-favorite Flexjet NHRA Factory Stock Showdown category will have 10…
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Funny Car, The Next Generation: Welcome Daniel Wilkerson and Austin Prock

Host Brian Lohnes has Daniel Wilkerson, the newly minted driver of the Scag Power Equipment Ford Mustang, and Austin Prock, the even-newer named driver of the Cornwell Tools/AAA/John Force Racing Chevrolet Camaro, on as guests. 
17 Jan 2024
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NHRA Insider podcast
NHRA Insider
  If the NHRA Mission Foods Drag Racing Series offseason comes in waves, consider this the second one, and it's the central focus of this episode of the NHRA Insider.  Host Brian Lohnes has Daniel Wilkerson, the newly minted…
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NHRA releases 2024 schedule for eight-race Hot Rod Heritage Racing Series

With a new stop at Woodburn Dragstrip slated for this season, the NHRA announced an exciting eight-race schedule for the 2024 NHRA Hot Rod Heritage Racing Series, which will also include a pair of Wally Parks Nostalgia Nationals events.
17 Jan 2024
Hot Rod Heritage Racing Series
With a new stop at Woodburn Dragstrip slated for this season, the NHRA announced an exciting eight-race schedule for the 2024 NHRA Hot Rod Heritage Racing Series, which will also include a pair of Wally Parks Nostalgia Nationals events. The…
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RevZilla/Mission/Vance & Hines Suzuki team to feature Herrera and Gadson

2023 NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle world champion Gaige Herrera will be paired with Richard Gadson on the RevZilla/Mission/Vance & Hines Suzuki team in the 2024 NHRA Mission Foods Drag Racing Series. Four-time world champ and longtime V&H rider Eddie Krawiec will serve as crew chief.
17 Jan 2024
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RevZilla/Mission/Vance & Hines
2023 NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle world champion Gaige Herrera will be paired with veteran racer Richard Gadson on the RevZilla/Mission/Vance & Hines Suzuki team in the 2024 NHRA Mission Foods Drag Racing Series. Four-time world champ and longtime…
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Lucky 13 is on the horizon for Funny Car's Alexis DeJoria

The 2024 season will mark the 13th anniversary of Alexis DeJoria's debut in nitro Funny Car, and she is ready. Seeking more than redemption after a promising year that did not end well, DeJoria looks to get back to what she and her team know they're capable of.
17 Jan 2024
Kelly Wade
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Alexis DeJoria
The 2024 season of NHRA's Mission Foods Drag Racing Series will mark the 13th anniversary of Alexis DeJoria's debut in the blistering nitro Funny Car category, and the driver of the Bandero Premium Tequila Toyota GR Supra is ready after a year of…
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RevZilla set for title sponsorship of Vance & Hines Motorsports team

Vance & Hines Motorsports has announced that motorcycle gear, parts and accessories leader RevZilla is set to be the title sponsor of V&H Motorsports’ teams in both NHRA Drag Racing and MotoAmerica road racing for the next two years.
16 Jan 2024
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RevZilla
Vance & Hines Motorsports, a leading force in the world of motorcycle racing, has announced that motorcycle gear, parts and accessories leader RevZilla is set to be the title sponsor of V&H Motorsports’ teams in both NHRA Drag Racing and…
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Hight medically sidelined; Prock to drive Cornwell Tools/AAA Chevy Funny Car

Austin Prock will be taking over driving duties from Robert Hight for the Cornwell Tools/AAA Chevrolet Camaro SS Funny Car to begin the 2024 season as the three-time world champ temporarily steps out of the driver's seat for personal medical reasons. 
16 Jan 2024
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Austin Prock
Austin Prock will be taking over driving duties from Robert Hight for the Cornwell Tools/AAA Chevrolet Camaro SS Funny Car to begin the 2024 season. Hight, a three-time Funny Car world champion and president of John Force Racing, will temporarily…
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Marinis, Serena will take over tuning responsibilities for Chad Green Funny Car

Chad Green Motorsports has announced that veteran crewmembers Dean Marinis and Joe Serena will be operating as crew chiefs on the Bond Coat Funny Car for the 2024 Mission Foods NHRA Drag Racing season. 
15 Jan 2024
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Chad Green Motorsports
Chad Green Motorsports has announced that veteran crewmembers Dean Marinis and Joe Serena will be operating as crew chiefs on the Bond Coat Funny Car for the 2024 Mission Foods NHRA Drag Racing season.  Daniel Wilkerson, who tuned Green to a…
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As he looks forward to a new role, Tim Wilkerson reflects on his driving career

As he prepares to transition from owner-driver-tuner of the Scag Power Equipment Ford Funny Car to a primary role as crew chief and tuner as son Daniel takes over the controls, Tim Wilkerson has no regrets as he looks forward to his new role.
12 Jan 2024
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
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Tim Wilkerson
The recent announcement from the Scag Power Equipment NHRA “factory team” that Daniel Wilkerson would be replacing his father, Tim, behind the wheel of the Scag Funny Car this season took a lot of fans by surprise and left many — especially the…
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Parks Tower razed as a part of upgrades at Lucas Oil Indianapolis Raceway Park

The iconic Parks Tower, a major part of the landscape of Lucas Oil Indianapolis Raceway Park for decades, was razed recently as part of the facility’s ongoing improvements and upgrades initiative.
12 Jan 2024
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
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Indy tower
The iconic Parks Tower, a major part of the landscape of Lucas Oil Indianapolis Raceway Park for decades, was razed recently as part of the facility’s ongoing improvements and upgrades initiative. The four-story building, named in honor of…
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The big book of drivers who wheeled Roland Leong’s Hawaiian entries

Over the course of a long career as an NHRA Top Fuel and Funny Car team owner, Roland Leong was one of the sport’s most successful car owners, but he also hired, fired, replaced, or lost more than 20 drivers over that span. Here's the stories behind each.
12 Jan 2024
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
DRAGSTER Insider
The big book of drivers who wheeled Roland Leong’s Hawaiian entries
As you've read from me the last couple of weeks, and from tributes I've posted from some of the stars of our sport, there's no way to over-report on the importance of Roland Leong…
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Additions to highlight 55th anniversary of Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals

The countdown to the start of the 2024 NHRA Mission Foods Drag Racing Series season is on, with the NHRA announcing a number of exciting additions leading up to and during the Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals on March 7-10 at legendary Gainesville Raceway.
11 Jan 2024
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Amalie Motor Oil Gatornationals
The countdown to the start of the 2024 NHRA Mission Foods Drag Racing Series season is on, with the NHRA announcing a number of exciting additions leading up to and during the Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals on March 7-10 at legendary…
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Daniel Wilkerson named driver of SCAG Wilkerson Racing Funny Car

Following the announcement of a SCAG Power Equipment multicar factory team, SCAG Wilkerson Racing has announced that Daniel Wilkerson will be taking over the driving duties for the Ford Mustang Funny Car from his father, veteran driver and tuner, Tim Wilkerson.
11 Jan 2024
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Daniel Wilkerson
Following the announcement of a SCAG Power Equipment multicar factory team, SCAG Wilkerson Racing has announced that Daniel Wilkerson will be taking over the driving duties for the Ford Mustang Funny Car from his father, veteran driver and tuner,…
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Still charging hard: How the 1964 Dodge Chargers shaped Funny Car racing 

For 60 years, the Dodge Charger has been associated with NHRA Drag Racing, from the 1964 cars that became the predecessors of the modern Funny Car to 2023 Funny Car champ Matt Hagan's Dodge Charger. Here's a look back at the roots of the Charger Funny Car story.
11 Jan 2024
Brian Lohnes, NHRA on FOX announcer
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Dodge Chargers
If there is one thing that we respect around here, it is the legacy of great names in the sport. Whether those names are attached to drivers, whether they are attached to specific race cars, or whether they are attached to enduring models, the…
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Top 5 Top Fuel breakups

The most significant forces at work on a Top Fuel dragster are invisible until they aren’t. Here's a look at five Top Fuel runs where the car ended up in more than one piece by the time it got to the finish line.
10 Jan 2024
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Top 5 Top Fuel breakups
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Beta Motorcycle extends sponsorship with Gordon family

Beta Motorcycles has been the primary sponsor for NHRA Top Alcohol Funny Car driver Doug Gordon since 2020, and they will continue their support of the Gordon family through 2025 as Doug’s daughter, Maddi, takes the wheel this season.
10 Jan 2024
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Maddi Gordon
Beta Motorcycles has been the primary sponsor for NHRA Top Alcohol Funny Car driver Doug Gordon since 2020, and they will continue their support of the Gordon family through 2025 as Doug’s daughter, Maddi, takes the wheel this season. With Beta’s…
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Tony Schumacher, Rob Wendland tell all on team building, sponsorships, more

On this fired-up episode of the NHRA Insider, host Brian Lohnes talks with Shawn Reed Racing crew chief Rob Wendland and JCM Top Fuel pilot Tony Schumacher about a multitude of behind-the-scenes topics in professional drag racing. 
10 Jan 2024
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NHRA Insider podcast
NHRA Insider
  On this fired-up episode of the NHRA Insider, host Brian Lohnes talks with Shawn Reed Racing crew chief Rob Wendland and JCM Top Fuel pilot Tony Schumacher about a multitude of behind-the-scenes topics in professional drag racing.…
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