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NHRA welcomes Kentucky Dragway to its NHRA Member Track network

Kentucky Dragway, located in Clay City, Ky., has joined the NHRA Member Track Network in Division 3, NHRA's North Central Division.
25 Mar 2019
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Kentucky Dragway
Kentucky Dragway, located in Clay City, Ky., has joined the NHRA Member Track Network in Division 3, NHRA's North Central Division. Located southeast of Lexington, Kentucky Dragway was built and is owned by the Kennon Family. Originally known as…
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Fans of fast doorslammers already looking forward to exciting Houston event

After a record-breaking weekend at the Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals, fans of fast doorslammers like the machines of the E3 Spark Plugs Pro Modified Series are already turning their eyes towards lightning-quick Houston Raceway Park and the upcoming Mopar Express Lane NHRA SpringNationals Presented By Pennzoil, April 12-14. 
25 Mar 2019
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Steve Jackson
After a record-breaking weekend at the Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals, fans of fast doorslammers like the machines of the E3 Spark Plugs Pro Modified Series are already turning their eyes towards lightning-quick Houston Raceway Park and the…
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Tommy Johnson Jr. and team resilient in the wake of series of blower explosions

Tommy Johnson Jr. and the Make-A-Wish Funny Car team have lost three expensive bodies in the last two events, but the veteran nitro pilot is chalking up the incidents to unrelated bad luck and is optimistic about the rest of his season.
25 Mar 2019
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Tommy Johnson Jr.
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Mawhee, Stanfield, and Hidalgo Jr. top winners at Texas Sportsman Challenge

Keith Mawhee, Aaron Stanfield, and Jimmy Hidalgo Jr. led the list of winners as Houston Raceway Park hosted the first NHRA South Central Division race of the 2019 season, the NHRA Texas Sportsman Challenge.
24 Mar 2019
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Division 4
Preview | Friday | Saturday The following are Sunday's final results from the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, South Central Division NHRA Texas Sportsman…
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Bad break (literally) will keep Frank Pedregon out of Las Vegas Funny Car field

Frank Pedregon’s plans of competing at the Denso Spark Plugs NHRA Four-Wide Nationals were dashed Friday when he suffered a broken leg in a passenger car accident.
24 Mar 2019
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Frank Pedregon
Frank Pedregon’s plans of competing at the Denso Spark Plugs NHRA Four-Wide Nationals were dashed Friday when he suffered a broken leg in a passenger car accident. Pedregon, who kicked off the season in the Worsham Family Racing’s Lucas Oil…
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Latest issue of NHRA National Dragster now online (Vol. 60 No. 5)

NHRA National Dragster magazine's fifth issue of 2019, featuring a special salute to the magazine's 60th anniversary, is online now for NHRA members, and it’s in the mail to homes and shops around the world.
21 Mar 2019
NHRA National Dragster staff
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ND cover
NHRA National Dragster magazine's fifth issue of 2019, featuring a special salute to the magazine's 60th anniversary, is online now for NHRA members, and it’s in the mail to homes and shops around the world. The event tribute includes a…
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Sampey upgraded to full season with Vance & Hines Harley team

Three-time world champ Angelle Sampey will now race in all 16 Pro Stock Motorcycle events with the Vance & Hines Screamin’ Eagle Harley-Davidson team.
21 Mar 2019
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
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angelle
For Angelle Sampey, what started as a four-race showcase with the Vance & Hines Harley-Davidson team has now become a full-season pursuit of a fourth NHRA Mello Yello Pro Stock Motorcycle championship. Longtime rivals, Sampey joined the…
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WFO Radio: Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals recap

20 Mar 2019
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WFO
This week on the WFO Radio NHRA Nitro Podcast, NHRA's Alan Reinhart and host Joe Castello recap the 50th Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals by giving their top moments in each eliminator. …
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Beau Layne captures second-straight Top Fuel Harley win

Beau Layne leads the Top Fuel Harley points after winning his second-straight race in the Mickey Thompson Top Fuel Harley series. He rode to victory by taking down Bob Malloy.
19 Mar 2019
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A record-breaking weekend for female racers at the 50th annual Gatornationals

Megan Meyer, who earned the Top Alcohol Dragster Wally at the 50th annual Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals, was part of a record-breaking weekend for female racers at the event. A record-breaking eight women competed in Pro Stock Motorcycle alone.
19 Mar 2019
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Megan Meyer
A record-tying 11 women competed in professional categories at the 50th annual Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals, and a record-setting eight battled it out in Pro Stock Motorcycle. Women also captured titles in the Top Alcohol Dragster and Stock…
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Tutterow wins Pro Mod season opener at Gainesville Raceway

It was a final round for the record books today at the 50th annual Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals between E3 Spark Plugs Pro Mod Drag Racing series presented by Hoosier Tire and Jerry Bickel Race Cars racers Todd Tutterow and Steve Jackson. 
17 Mar 2019
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Pro Mod
It was a final round for the record books today at the 50th annual Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals between E3 Spark Plugs Pro Mod Drag Racing series presented by Hoosier Tire and Jerry Bickel Race Cars racers Todd Tutterow and Steve Jackson.…
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W.J. claims Unfinished Business victory in legend vs. legend Toyota shootout

Pro Stock icon Warren Johnson defeated Funny Car hero Ed “the Ace” McCulloch in the final round of the Unfinished Business competition at the Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals to claim bragging rights among the legends of the sport.
16 Mar 2019
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
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Unfinished Business
Pro Stock icon Warren Johnson defeated Funny Car hero Ed “the Ace” McCulloch in the final round of the Unfinished Business competition at the Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals to claim bragging rights among the legends of the sport.…
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Alcohol Funny Car racer Cox walks away from first-round crash at Gatornationals

Top Alcohol Funny Car driver Darrel Cox Jr. was involved in an on-track incident during the first round of eliminations at the Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals
16 Mar 2019
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DJ Cox
Top Alcohol Funny Car driver Darrel Cox Jr. of Whiteford, Md., was involved in an on-track incident during the first round of eliminations at the Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals. Cox’s 2019 Camaro crossed the centerline and ran into the…
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NHRA announces Saturday sellout at Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals

NHRA and Gainesville Raceway officials announced a sellout crowd for Saturday of the 50th annual Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals in Gainesville, Fla. 
16 Mar 2019
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Gainesville
NHRA and Gainesville Raceway officials announced a sellout crowd for Saturday of the 50th annual Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals in Gainesville, Fla.  “We are thrilled for a phenomenal turnout at this iconic event,” said National Hot…
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W.J., McCulloch will settle Unfinished Business competition in tense final

Six-time NHRA Pro Stock world champion Warren Johnson will take on five-time U.S. Nationals champ Ed “the Ace” McCulloch in tonight's final round of the legend-on-legend Unfinished Business competition at the Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals.
16 Mar 2019
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
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Unfinished Business
Six-time NHRA Pro Stock world champion Warren Johnson will take on five-time U.S. Nationals champ Ed “the Ace” McCulloch in the final round of the legend-on-legend Unfinished Business competition at the Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals.…
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Castellana involved in Pro Mod qualifying crash at Amalie NHRA Gatornationals

Mike Castellana, the incoming national record holder in Pro Mod, crashed his supercharged AAP Camaro during Saturday qualifying at the Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals. He was not injured.
16 Mar 2019
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Shirley takes down Garlits to highlight round one of Unfinished Business race

Shirley Muldowney defeated “Big Daddy” Don Garlits in the opening round of the Unfinished Business competition at the 50th annual Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals, which pitted eight legends in identical Toyotas in head-to-head competition. Joe Amato, Warren Johnson, and Ed McCulloch also advanced into Saturday’s second round.
15 Mar 2019
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
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Unfinished Business
Shirley Muldowney defeated “Big Daddy” Don Garlits in the opening round of the Unfinished Business competition at the 50th annual Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals, which pitted eight legends in identical Toyotas in head-to-head competition.…
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Defending champion Matt Smith chasing down first Gatornationals win

Matt Smith enters Gainesville as the defending Pro Stock Motorcycle champ, but he's still looking for his first Gatornationals title.
14 Mar 2019
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Matt Smith
Defending Pro Stock Motorcycle world champion Matt Smith has never won at Gainesville Raceway in his standout career. But after a thrilling finish to his 2018 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season ended with his third world title, the veteran…
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Mike Janis trying to build on 2018 Pro Mod title

Mike Janis’ incredible 2018 E3 Spark Plugs NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series presented by J&A Service season ended with a dream result: his first NHRA Pro Mod world championship.
14 Mar 2019
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Mike Janis
Mike Janis’ incredible 2018 E3 Spark Plugs NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series presented by J&A Service season ended with a dream result: his first NHRA Pro Mod world championship. As satisfying as that was, Janis insists he is nowhere near…
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Jeg Coughlin to debut new car, throwback paint scheme at Gatornationals

A brand new car and a special throwback scheme will make an already special weekend even more memorable for Jeg Coughlin Jr.
14 Mar 2019
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Jeg Coughlin Jr.
A brand new car and a special throwback scheme already will make this weekend a special one for Jeg Coughlin Jr. Add in a victory at the massive 50th annual AMALIE Motor…
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Tricky Tipster: Gauging greatness at the Golden Gators

Tricky Tipster’s picks to click at the historic 50th anniversary Amalie Motor Oil Gatornationals include Steve Torrence, Robert Hight, Bo Butner, Matt Smith, and Rick Hord.
14 Mar 2019
NHRA National Dragster staff
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Gainesville
With all five classes in action for the historic 50th annual Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals, it’s time for Tricky Tipster, NHRA’s resident odds-maker, to get serious about picking favorites. Those who figure to have the best shot at hoisting…
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Terry McMillen chasing first Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals win

Top Fuel standout is trying to earn a special Wally to his trophy case at his sponsor’s race, this weekend’s Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals at Gainesville Raceway.
14 Mar 2019
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Terry McMillen
Terry McMillen put together a memorable weekend to win a historic race a year ago at Indy, and the Top Fuel standout is now trying to add another one at the 50th anniversary of his sponsor’s race, this weekend’s Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals…
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Don Schumacher inducted into Motorsports Hall of Fame of America

NHRA team owner and Funny Car pioneer Don Schumacher was one of seven inductees enshrined into the Motorsports Hall of Fame of America March 12 in Daytona Beach, Fla.
13 Mar 2019
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Don Schumacher
NHRA team owner and Funny Car pioneer Don Schumacher was one of seven inductees enshrined into the Motorsports Hall of Fame of America March 12 in Daytona Beach, Fla.   Schumacher, owner of drag racing powerhouse Don Schumacher Racing, was…
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WFO Radio Gatornationals preview

13 Mar 2019
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WFO
Get ready for the 50th Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals with WFO Radio NHRA Nitro Podcast. Amalie driver Terry McMillen and his “clutch guy” Kaylynn Simmons discuss the team’s chances of winning their sponsor’s race. Erica Enders talks Pro Stock…
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Justin Ashley Racing announces plans to compete in Top Fuel in 2020

Justin Ashley Racing has joined forces with Davis Motorsports to field a Top Fuel Dragster at a minimum of 12 NHRA events in 2020 with the second-generation driver behind the wheel.
13 Mar 2019
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Justin Ashley
Justin Ashley Racing has joined forces with Davis Motorsports to field a Top Fuel Dragster at a minimum of 12 NHRA events in 2020 with the second-generation driver behind the wheel. The team plans to begin testing later this spring. …
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Texas legislature to honor 2018 NHRA Mello Yello Top Fuel champ Steve Torrence

Native Texan Steve Torrence will be recognized on the floor of the state House of Representatives March 20 for his accomplishments in professional drag racing, specifically for winning the 2018 NHRA Mello Yello Top Fuel championship.
12 Mar 2019
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Steve Torrence
Native Texan Steve Torrence will be recognized on the floor of the state House of Representatives March 20 for his accomplishments in professional drag racing, specifically for winning the 2018 NHRA Mello Yello Top Fuel championship at the wheel of…
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2019 Factory Stock Preview: Chevy, Ford, and Dodge teams set for epic factory supercar battle

Quicker elapsed times and increased competition await competitors this season in the SAMTech.edu NHRA Factory Stock Showdown.
11 Mar 2019
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
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Fss1
The stakes have gone up in the School of Automotive Machinists and Technology NHRA Factory Stock Showdown; way up for any driver who aspires to win consistently in 2019. Last year, the best cars in the class were able to nudge their way into the…
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Puckett, Caheely, Wahl join alky winners Hart, Gill as ‘Baby Gators' champions

Van Puckett, Tyler Caheely, and Jim Wahl joined Saturday winners Josh Hart and Matt Gill as champions of The Baby Gators at Gainesville Raceway.
10 Mar 2019
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Division 2
Preview | Friday | Saturday The following are Sunday's final results from the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, Southeast Division Fourth annual Baby Gators: …
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Latest issue of NHRA National Dragster with Gatornationals salute now online

NHRA National Dragster magazine's latest issue, featuring a special salute to the 50th annual Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals, is online now for NHRA members, and it’s in the mail to homes and shops around the world.
08 Mar 2019
NHRA National Dragster staff
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ND cover
NHRA National Dragster magazine's fourth issue of 2019, featuring a special salute to the 50th annual Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals, is online now for NHRA members, and it’s in the mail to homes and shops around the world. The event…
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Team JEGS will run throwback paint schemes in Gainesville

During the 50th anniversary Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals, each of the Team JEGS entries will carry a unique throwback paint scheme of cars campaigned by family patriarch Jeg Coughlin Sr.
08 Mar 2019
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Jegs
During the 50th anniversary Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals, each of the Team JEGS entries will carry a unique throwback paint scheme of cars campaigned by family patriarch Jeg Coughlin Sr., was known as an individual who could drive (and win)…
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