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Lucas Oil NHRA Summernationals Sunday Preview

Clay Millican and Bob Tasca III lead their respective fields into final eliminations at the Lucas Oil NHRA Summernationals at historic Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis.
18 Jul 2020
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
Race coverage
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The Lucas Oil NHRA Summernationals, the second event in NHRA’s much-heralded return to action, continues on Sunday with final eliminations for racers in Top Fuel and Funny Car. On Saturday, the field was set during a hectic and action-packed day of…
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Clay Millican and Bob Tasca III earn top qualifying spots at Lucas Oil NHRA Summernationals

Qualifying is complete at Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis with Clay Millican and Bob Tasca III as the low qualifiers in Top Fuel and Funny Car, respectively.
18 Jul 2020
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
Race coverage
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The NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series returned to Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis for a second-straight week where Clay Millican powered to the Top Fuel qualifying lead at the Lucas Oil NHRA Summernationals. Bob Tasca III also nailed down the…
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Lucas Oil NHRA Summernationals Saturday 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 opening day of qualifying for the Lucas Oil NHRA Summernationals.
18 Jul 2020
NHRA National Dragster staff
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NHRA's nitro teams returned to Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis for the second straight weekend 77
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Embarrassed but not discouraged, Jeffrey Barker continues moving forward in Pro Mod class

Jeffrey Barker endured one of life’s most embarrassing moments when his Pro Mod Camaro spun out on the burnout during yesterday’s test session at Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis, but the former Top Sportsman champion is determined to move forward.
18 Jul 2020
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
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barker
  This won’t come as breaking news to anyone who follows NHRA drag racing, but Pro Mod cars are not easy to drive. Equal parts powerful and unpredictable, the 250-mph machines that make up the E3 Spark Plugs Pro Mod series can…
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T.J. Zizzo; a part time racer who is fueled by a full-time mentality

No one in Top Fuel takes T.J. Zizzo and his Rust-Oleum Top Fuel team lightly, and there is a good resason for that; they come to win every week.
18 Jul 2020
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
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During last weekend’s E3 Spark Plugs NHRA Nationals, T.J. Zizzo found himself in an uncomfortable position during the opening round of Top Fuel eliminations. When opponent Cory McClenathan ran into a mechanical issue that prevented him from staging…
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Lucas Oil NHRA Summernationals Saturday Preview

For the second-straight week, Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis hosts the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series including Top Fuel, Funny Car, Pro Mod, Factory Stock, and Top Fuel Harley at the Lucas Oil NHRA Summernationals.
18 Jul 2020
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
Race coverage
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Following the success of last weekend’s E3 Spark Plugs NHRA Nationals, professional racers in Top Fuel and Funny Car will return to Indianapolis this week for the Lucas Oil NHRA Summernationals. Billy Torrence earned his sixth-…
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Top Fuel rookie Justin Ashley adds Menards for the rest of 2020 season

At the Lucas Oil NHRA Summernationals, the second event in the NHRA’s pandemic-delayed season, Top Fuel newcomer Justin Ashley revealed his Strutmaster.com-sponsored dragster is welcoming a new associate sponsor, Menards, for the rest of the 2020 season.
18 Jul 2020
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Justin Ashley
At the Lucas Oil NHRA Summernationals, the second event in the NHRA’s pandemic-delayed season, Top Fuel newcomer Justin Ashley revealed his Strutmaster.com-sponsored dragster is welcoming a new associate sponsor, Menards, for the rest of the 2020…
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Anthony Bertozzi earns record fifth JEGS SPORTSnationals title

Anthony Bertozzi, one of NHRA's most decorated sportsman drag racers, passed another milestone Monday when he drove to the Top Dragster title during the rain-delayed final rounds at the JEGS SPORTSnationals. Bertozzi is now the most successful driver in the history of the event with five titles. 
17 Jul 2020
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Anthony Bertozzi
Anthony Bertozzi, one of NHRA's most decorated sportsman drag racers, passed another milestone Monday when he drove to the Top Dragster title during the rain-delayed final rounds at the JEGS SPORTSnationals. Bertozzi is now the most successful…
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Indy Friday Testing Notebook

Notes and news from Friday's test session as racers prepare for this weekend’s Lucas Oil NHRA Summernationals at Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis.
17 Jul 2020
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
News
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The Lucas Oil NHRA Summernationals kicked off on Friday with a test session open to competitors in Pro Mod, Factory Stock, and Top Fuel Harley as well as nitro racers who did not compete in last weekend’s E3 Spark Plugs NHRA Nationals. The ability…
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Defending champ Stevie 'Fast' Jackson ready for 2020 Pro Mod's debut Indy

Stevie "Fast" Jackson, the reigning world champ in the E3 Spark Plugs NHRA Pro Mod Series presented by J&A Service, previewed his fleet of cars with NHRA's Brian Lohnes in advance of this weekend's season opener for the class at the Lucas Oil NHRA Summernationals.
17 Jul 2020
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Bob Tasca III "back home" behind the wheel of his Funny Car after COVID-19 recovery

After missing last weekend's season restart while recovering from COVID-19, Bob Tasca III will be back behind the wheel of his Motorcraft/Quick Lane Mustang Funny Car at this weekend's Lucas Oil NHRA Summernationals in Indianapolis.
17 Jul 2020
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Mozeris doubles at Pacific Division Lucas Oil Series event at Sonoma Raceway

Kim Parker, Doug Gordon, Joe Mozeris, and Tom Medlin led the list of champions as the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series Pacific Division event at Sonoma Raceway. Mozeris and Medlin both won a pair of races on the doubleheader weekend.
17 Jul 2020
Posted by NHRA.com staff
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Division 7
The following are the final results from the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, Pacific Division event at Sonoma Raceway: TOP ALCOHOL DRAGSTER Kim Parker, Graham, Wash., '14 , 5.357, 269.29  def. Joey Severance, Woodburn…
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Tricky Tipster: So nice, let’s do it twice

Following last week’s Indy race, Tricky Tipster has tabbed Doug Kalitta and Hagan as the favorites in Top Fuel and Funny Car, respectively, while defending series champ Stevie Jackson gets the nod in Pro Mod.
17 Jul 2020
NHRA National Dragster staff
Tricky Tipster®
Tricky Tipster
Last weekend, the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series tour returned to action for the first time in nearly five months with the E3 Spark Plugs NHRA Nationals in Indianapolis. The event was by all accounts a success especially for pro winners Billy…
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NHRA.tv streaming live from events in Indy, Columbus, Sonoma, and Charlotte

NHRA.tv will be live streaming from four different NHRA events this weekend: the Lucas Oil NHRA Summernationals, the JEGS SPORTSnationals, the Division 7 Lucas Oil Series event from Sonoma, Calif., and the Jr. Drag Racing League Eastern Conference Finals from Charlotte.
17 Jul 2020
Posted by NHRA.com staff
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NHRA.tv
NHRA.tv will be live streaming from four different NHRA events this weekend: Lucas Oil NHRA Summernationals at Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis (Mekllo Yello Drag Racing Series) JEGS SPORTSnationals from National Trail…
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NHRA announces changes to several Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series events

The NHRA has announced the postponement of Sportsman competition at both the Dodge Mile-High NHRA Nationals and the Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals, the cancellation of the Division 5 event in Brainerd, and the addition of the Division 3 Lucas Oil Series regional to the new Indianapolis event Aug. 6-9.
17 Jul 2020
Posted by NHRA.com staff
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Lucas Oil
Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series competition at both the Dodge Mile-High NHRA Nationals Presented By Pennzoil (Aug. 7-9) at Bandimere Speedway and the Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals event (Aug. 14-16) at Brainerd International Raceway have been postponed.…
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Denver, Brainerd NHRA events postponed; third Indianapolis date added

NHRA has announced that the Dodge Mile-High NHRA Nationals Presented By Pennzoil (Aug. 7-9) and the Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals (Aug. 14-16) have been postponed until further notice but also announced the new NHRA Indy Nationals to be contested at Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis Aug. 6-9
17 Jul 2020
Posted by NHRA.com staff
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Indy
NHRA has announced that the Dodge Mile-High NHRA Nationals Presented By Pennzoil at Bandimere Speedway in Denver, Colo. (Aug. 7-9) and the Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals at Brainerd International Raceway in Brainerd, Minn. (Aug. 14-16) have been postponed…
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Meyer, Cox, and Bohn lead Division 3 Lucas Oil Series winners at National Trail

​​​​​​​Megan Meyer, DJ Cox Jr., and Ronnie Bohn led the list of winners at NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series North Central Division event at National Trail Raceway.
16 Jul 2020
Posted by NHRA.com staff
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Division 3
Final results from the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, North Central Division event at National Trail Raceway: TOP ALCOHOL DRAGSTER Megan Meyer, Olathe, Kan., 5.260, 273.27  def. Mike Bucher, Columbia Station, Ohio,…
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Antron Brown looking forward to sharing the track with his kids at this week's Lucas Oil NHRA Summernationals

Three-time NHRA Top Fuel champ chatted via Skype with NHRA's Brian Lohnes about last week's E3 Spark Plugs NHRA Nationals and the upcoming Lucas Oil NHRA Summernationals, where he will compete alongside his Jr. Dragster-racing kids for the first time.
16 Jul 2020
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Mopar entries of Hagan, Pruett will sport new SRT Hellcat Redeye paint schemes

The Mopar Dodge//SRT Funny Car of Matt Hagan and Mopar Dodge//SRT Top Fuel Dragster of Leah Pruett will be sporting new “Demon-possessed” SRT Hellcat Redeye paint schemes for two races beginning at this weekend’s Lucas Oil NHRA Summernationals.
16 Jul 2020
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Mopar
The Mopar Dodge//SRT Funny Car of Matt Hagan and Mopar Dodge//SRT Top Fuel Dragster of Leah Pruett will be sporting new “Demon-possessed” SRT Hellcat Redeye paint schemes for two races beginning at this weekend’s Lucas Oil NHRA Summernationals.…
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It's Ford vs. Dodge vs. Chevy as the SAMTech.edu NHRA Factory Stock Showdown debuts this weekend

The SAMTech.edu NHRA Factory Stock Showdown class closely resembles the early days of Pro Stock—while celebrating the cars in today’s showrooms
16 Jul 2020
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
News
SAMTech.edu NHRA Factory Stock Showdown
A year ago, the SAMTech.edu NHRA Factory Stock Showdown produced some of the most thrilling action of the season with former Pro Stock driver Drew Skillman earning the championship over a stacked field that included fellow Pro Stock alumni Bo…
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Chad Green will compete in both Funny Car and Pro Mod this weekend in Indy

Chad Green will take on a unique challenge at this weekend's Lucas Oil NHRA Summernationals when he competes in both Funny Car and Pro Mod. He spoke to NHRA's Brian Lohnes recently about the weekend ahead.
15 Jul 2020
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E3 Spark Plugs Pro Mod Drag Racing Series launches this weekend

The NHRA E3 Spark Plugs Pro Mod Drag Racing Series presented by J&A Service will kick off at the Lucas Oil NHRA Summernationals at Indianapolis, marking the 20th year that the class has been a part of NHRA competition.
15 Jul 2020
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
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2020 NHRA Pro Mod launches at 2020 NHRA Lucas Oil SummerNationals
We've all had to wait an extra four months, but the NHRA E3 Spark Plugs Pro Mod Drag Racing Series presented by J&A Service is back for 2020. This year's series will still feature the thrilling side-by-side, five-second…
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Bob Tasca III will return to competition this weekend after COVID-19 recovery

Bob Tasca III will return to NHRA competition at this weekend’s Lucas Oil NHRA Summernationals after sitting out last weekend’s event recovering from his bout with COVID-19.
15 Jul 2020
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Bob Tasca
Bob Tasca III will return to NHRA competition at this weekend’s Lucas Oil NHRA Summernationals after sitting out last weekend’s event recovering from his bout with COVID-19. Tasca’s doctor has approved his return to competition in the Motorcraft/…
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Mickey Thompson Tires Top Fuel Harley Series roars back into life this weekend

The Mickey Thompson Tires Top Fuel Harley Series will roar back into action at the Lucas Oil NHRA Summernationals at Indianapolis, resuming a season that, like their nitro-powered Top Fuel and Funny Car cousins, was paused after just two events. 
14 Jul 2020
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
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Tii Tharpe
The Mickey Thompson Tires Top Fuel Harley Series will roar back into action at the Lucas Oil NHRA Summernationals at Indianapolis, resuming a season that, like their nitro-powered Top Fuel and Funny Car cousins, was paused after just two events.…
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Team JEGS expands driver lineup for weekend's JEGS Speedweek doubleheader

There will be plenty of JEGS yellow and black at one of the high-performance auto parts giant's biggest events of the year, JEGS Speedweek, a double-header race taking place Thursday-Sunday at historic National Trail Raceway.
14 Jul 2020
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JEGS
There will be plenty of JEGS yellow and black at one of the high-performance auto parts giant's biggest events of the year, JEGS Speedweek, a double-header race taking place Thursday-Sunday at historic National Trail Raceway.   Reigning…
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Doug Kalitta to run Osborn Top Fuel dragster at this weekend's event in Indy

NHRA Mello Yello Top Fuel points leader Doug Kalitta will be campaigning a new look blue and white Top Fuel dragster adorned in the logo of Team Kalitta business partner Osborn during the July 18-19 NHRA event in Indianapolis.
14 Jul 2020
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Doug Kalitta
NHRA Mello Yello Top Fuel points leader Doug Kalitta will be campaigning a new look blue and white Top Fuel dragster adorned in the logo of Team Kalitta business partner Osborn during the July 18-19 NHRA event in Indianapolis. The Top Fuel dragster…
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Joe Morrison will make Top Fuel debut in Leverich entry this weekend in Indy

When the NHRA’s Return to Racing continues this weekend at the Lucas Oil NHRA Summernationals, Joe Morrison will complete his lifelong dream of racing a Top Fuel dragster in NHRA national event competition when he buckles into the Leverich Family dragster for his professional debut.
13 Jul 2020
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
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Joe Morrison
Photos by Cengiz Basu and Leverich Racing When the NHRA’s Return to Racing continues this weekend at the Lucas Oil NHRA Summernationals, Joe Morrison will complete his lifelong dream of racing a Top Fuel dragster in NHRA national…
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No resting on their laurels for Mopar team after explosive final-round win in Indy

Matt Hagan scored the first Funny Car win of NHRA's season restart at the E3 Spark Plugs NHRA Nationals, but it was not cheap, as a supercharger explosion in the final round damaged the Dodge Charger body. Crew chief Dickie Venables explains the process.
13 Jul 2020
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E3 Spark Plugs NHRA Nationals Sunday photo gallery

NHRA National Dragster photographer Jerry Foss has been busy all around Lucas Oil Raceway, capturing the sights of NHRA's Return to Racing at the E3 Spark Plugs NHRA Nationals.
12 Jul 2020
NHRA National Dragster staff
Gallery
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Billy Torrence comes through in the clutch for sixth Top Fuel win

12 Jul 2020
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
Race coverage
billy Torrence
Due to the busy nature of his Texas-based construction company, Billy Torrence doesn’t compete in all of the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series events and for that, the rest of the Top Fuel field should be thankful. Torrence, the father of two-time…
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