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Hot rod history with Jack Beckman—Episode 9: A quintessential year in drag racing begins in 1959

Jack Beckman: NHRA Funny Car driver, drag racing instructor, car guy, and hot-rod historian. During this pause in racing action, Jack is taking us through his favorite moments in drag racing history.
08 Jul 2020
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NHRA Shop Talk: Bench racin'

NHRA’s Brian Lohnes and Alan Reinhart previewed this weekend’s NHRA E3 Spark Plugs NHRA Nationals and taking your questions! Storylines, interesting stuff, the behind the scenes scoops!
07 Jul 2020
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NHRA’s Brian Lohnes and Alan Reinhart previewed this weekend’s NHRA E3 Spark Plugs NHRA Nationals and taking your questions! Storylines, interesting stuff, the behind the scenes scoops!  Previously on NHRA Shop Talk:…
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What NHRA drivers have been doing to prepare for those first runs at Indy

Drivers in the Mello Yello Drag Racing Series have spent months on the sidelines leading up to this weekend’s Return to Racing at the E3 Spark Plugs NHRA Nationals in Indianapolis, but many of them quickly adopted regimens and game plans to keep them race-ready.
07 Jul 2020
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Drivers in the Mello Yello Drag Racing Series have spent months on the sidelines leading up to this weekend’s Return to Racing at the E3 Spark Plugs NHRA Nationals in Indianapolis, but many of them quickly adopted regimens and game plans to keep…
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Don Schumacher Racing prepping for four-car Top Fuel attack at Indy event

The crews at Don Schumacher Racing are hard at work preparing four Top Fuel cars for the upcoming E3 Spark Plugs NHRA Nationals in Indianapolis. In addition the cars of Antron Brown and Leah Pritchett, DSR will also field cars for Tony Schumacher and Cory McClenathan.
05 Jul 2020
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Cruz Pedregon and the Snap-on team ready for NHRA return to racing in Indy

02 Jul 2020
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Matt Smith after time on the dyno: 'We should be pretty hateful this year'

Past Pro Stock Motorcycle world champ Matt Smith visited with NHRA's Brian Lohnes via Skype to talk about his time on the dyno and what he thinks about the level of competition we'll see when racing resumes at the E3 Spark Plugs NHRA Nationals July 11-12 in Indianapolis.
01 Jul 2020
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Top Fuel's Lex Joon is ready for back to back races in his Indy backyard

Dutch expatriate Top Fuel driver and current Indianapolis resident Lex Joon is excited about running back to back events at Lucas Oil Raceway beginning with the E3 Spark Plugs NHRA Nationals July 11-12.
01 Jul 2020
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After two-year hiatus, Alexis DeJoria has to ride out another extended break

After a two-year personal hiatus, Alexis DeJoria was only two races into her comeback tour in her ROKit Phones/ABK Beer Toyota before COVID-19 hit, but they were two good outings. She spoke via Skype with Brian Lohnes to talk about her season and to look ahead at the return to racing.
30 Jun 2020
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Tasca Racing gears up, stockpiling parts and strategizing about crew safety

Bob Tasca III's Motorcraft Funny Car team is gearing up for the long stretch of racing ahead of us when the season resumes, and, as co-crew chief Jon Schaffer points out, it's more than stockpiling parts, as he discusses how the team plans to stay safe racing in a COVID-19 climate.
29 Jun 2020
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Cory Mac is back! McClenathan discusses upcoming Indy comeback with DSR team

Earlier this week, Cory McClenathan announced that he would return to Top Fuel driving for Don Schumacher Racing at the two upcoming events in Indy. He chatted with NHRA's Brian Lohnes via Skype to talk about the exciting races ahead.
26 Jun 2020
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Tony Schumacher: 'I'm going to enjoy this like I've never enjoyed racing in my life'

Eight-time NHRA Mello Yello Top Fuel champ Tony Schumacher joined NHRA's Brian Lohnes to talk about this return to the cockpit July 11-12 in Indy after sitting out the 2019 season and this thoughts about the event and the season ahead.
24 Jun 2020
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NHRA Shop Talk: Mother Nature vs. Father Horsepower

NHRA’s Alan Reinhart and Brian Lohnes discuss how the weather has a drastic effect on NHRA drag racers from Sportsman racing on up. Learn about how different power adders, fuels, and cars act differently in ever-changing atmospheric conditions.
23 Jun 2020
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NHRA’s Alan Reinhart and Brian Lohnes will discuss how the weather has a drastic effect on NHRA drag racers from Sportsman racing on up. Learn about how different power adders, fuels, and cars act differently in ever-changing atmospheric…
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The Cost of Being the Boss: One on one with NHRA President Glen Cromwell

In this special edition of the NHRA Insider podcast, host Brian Lohnes talks with NHRA President Glen Cromwell about leadership and decision making in a tumultuous time, the people who helped him form his love and dedication to drag racing, and the necessary moves being made for the health and longevity of the NHRA Drag Racing world.
22 Jun 2020
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  NHRA President Glen Cromwell joins Brian Lohnes on this episode of the NHRA Insider to talk leadership in tumultuous times, decision making, the people who helped him form his love and dedication to drag racing, and the necessary moves…
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Hot rod history with Jack Beckman—Episode 8: In 1958, drag racing innovation booms

Jack Beckman: NHRA Funny Car driver, drag racing instructor, car guy, and hot-rod historian. During this pause in racing action, Jack is taking us through his favorite moments in drag racing history.
22 Jun 2020
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 Hot rod history with Jack Beckman—Episode 8: In 1958, drag racing innovation booms
In the early days of drag racing there were lots of cars, lots of would-be racers, and lots of open land. The one thing in short supply was the structure needed to bring early hot rodders together to turn them into drag racers. Wally Parks, and…
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DHL Funny Car crew chief Todd Smith talks about his battle with COVID-19

Todd Smith, co-crew chief on the 2019 world championship DHL Funny Car of J.R. Todd, talked with Brian Lohnes about his battle with and continuing recovery from COVID-19, as well as the DHL team's preparation for the return to racing.
22 Jun 2020
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Happy Father's Day from the NHRA

Dads are special. They're teachers, mentors, and sounding boards. They're guidance counselors and boo-boo healers. They're crew chiefs and team owners and always in your corner. We want to wish all of the dads out there a Happy Father's Day from the NHRA. Enjoy your day, dads!
21 Jun 2020
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Top Fuel's Doug Foley and team ready to restart their season at Indy event

Top Fuel racer Doug Foley joined NHRA’s Brian Lohnes via Skype to talk about the Foley-Lewis team’s plans for the 2020 season and how they’ve adjusted during the COVID-19 outbreak.
19 Jun 2020
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Steve Johnson talks about crewmember 'Jock' Allen's recovery from COVID-19

Pro Stock Motorcycle veteran Steve Johnson joined Brian Lohnes via Skype to talk about the experience and recovery of his crewmember, Ervin “Jock” Allen, who contracted COVID-19.
18 Jun 2020
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Antron and Anson Brown talk Jr. Dragsters and the big NHRA Return to Racing

Three-time NHRA Mello Yello Top Fuel champ Antron Brown and son Anson joined NHRA's Brian Lohnes via Skype to talk about Anson's recent Jr. Dragster successes, how the family has adapted during the racing hiatus, and Antron's thoughts about the return to racing.
16 Jun 2020
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NHRA Shop Talk: Connecting rod basics with Brian Lohnes and Alan Reinhart

NHRA’s Brian Lohnes and Alan Reinhart were joined by manufacturer Bill Miller for an interactive NHRA Shop Talk to discuss connecting rods: what they do and what makes them work.
16 Jun 2020
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Cruz Pedregon and crew burn some nitro at Indy with Nostalgia Funny Car

Cruz Pedregon and his Mello Yello peers will be back in action July 12-12 at Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis when the Mello Yello Drag racing Series returns to action, but two-time NHRA Funny Car champion got a little headstart, running his California Charger Nostalgia Funny Car at the track.
15 Jun 2020
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Reinhart Reveals: NHRA Pro Stock cylinder head porting and preparation

A tremendous amount of work goes into the creation of a cylinder head for a Pro Stock engine as NHRA's Alan Reinhart reveals in this segment.
15 Jun 2020
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Hot rod history with Jack Beckman—Episode 7: In 1957, drag racing banned nitromethane [Video & Photos]

Jack Beckman: NHRA Funny Car driver, drag racing instructor, car guy, and hot-rod historian. During this pause in racing action, Jack is taking us through his favorite moments in drag racing history.
10 Jun 2020
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In the early days of drag racing there were lots of cars, lots of would-be racers, and lots of open land. The one thing in short supply was the structure needed to bring early hot rodders together to turn them into drag racers. Wally Parks, and his…
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Cameron Ferre goes off-roading to gear up for his return to Top Fuel racing

NHRA Top Fuel racer Cameron Ferre got the chance to stoke his competitive fires when he joined sponsor EMPI as a co-driver for an off-road race in Nevada as he looks forward to returning to drive Terry Haddock's dragster this summer.
10 Jun 2020
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Hot rod history with Jack Beckman—Episode 6: The 150-mph club, and the challenges to drag racing in 1956

Jack Beckman: NHRA Funny Car driver, drag racing instructor, car guy, and hot-rod historian. During this pause in racing action, Jack is taking us through his favorite moments in drag racing history.
08 Jun 2020
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Hot rod history with Jack Beckman—Episode 6
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Top Sportsman king Jeffrey Barker excited about new nitrous Pro Mod entry

Two-time Vortech Superchargers NHRA Top Sportsman champion Jeff Barker checked in with NHRA's Brian Lohnes to talk about the upcoming debut of his new Pro Mod entry and his other racing projects.
06 Jun 2020
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Hot rod history with Jack Beckman—Episode 5: The 1955 explosion of drag racing innovation, performance, and media coverage

Jack Beckman: NHRA Funny Car driver, drag racing instructor, car guy, and hot-rod historian. During this pause in racing action, Jack is taking us through his favorite moments in drag racing history.
02 Jun 2020
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Hot rod history with Jack Beckman Episode 5
In the early days of drag racing there were lots of cars, lots of would-be racers, and lots of open land. The one thing in short supply was the structure needed to bring early hot rodders together to turn them into drag racers. Wally Parks, and…
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Hot rod history with Jack Beckman—Episode 4: How the Drag Safari created the sport of drag racing we know today

Jack Beckman: NHRA Funny Car driver, drag racing instructor, car guy, and hot-rod historian. During this pause in racing action, Jack is taking us through his favorite moments in drag racing history.
01 Jun 2020
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Episode 4 Jack Beckman Hot Rod History Drag Safari
  In the early days of drag racing there were lots of…
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Top Fuel ace Billy Torrence is getting back into the Super Comp business, too

Billy Torrence isn't abandoning his Capco Contractors Top Fueler to return to his Super Comp roots, but the Texas hotshoe is getting into the Super Comp chassis-building business and also keeping a pair of cars for his own fun.
01 Jun 2020
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Excitement is building for Tommy Johnson Jr., in a number of different ways

Tommy Johnson Jr., winner of the last Funny Car race in Phoenix, checked in with NHRA's Brian Lohnes on what he's been up to during the racing -- home-build projects and growing an impressive beard -- and about what he expects when racing resumes this summer.
31 May 2020
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