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'I was bracing for a bad one.' Ron Capps recounts scary near-collision in Norwalk

Ron Capps and opponent Dale Creasy Jr. nearly collided in round one of Funny Car at the Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals after Creasy lost traction and veered into Capps' lane. The reigning world champ recounts it all for NHRA.com readers.
30 Jun 2022
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
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Ron Capps
Reigning NHRA Funny Car world champion Ron Capps has had a lot of pulse-quickening moments in his long and distinguished career – some good, some bad – but none of them came close to the heart-stopping moment in round one of the recent Summit Racing…
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Twists and turns made for an interesting day of Top Fuel racing in Norwalk

Top Fuel racing at the Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals was a wild affair, with multiple storylines threading through final eliminations day.
29 Jun 2022
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Behind the Scenes with the winners of the Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals

Take an unfiltered look behind the scenes as Mike Salinas, Robert Hight, Erica Enders, and Angelle Sampey celebrate their victories with crewmembers at the top end after the Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals.
29 Jun 2022
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Weekend Rewind: Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals

Relive the magic of the 2022 Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals is our video rewind from Summit Motorsports Park.
28 Jun 2022
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Shop Tour: John Force Racing

John Force Racing Top Fuel driver Austin Prock takes us on a tour of JFR’s massive Brownsburg, Ind., race shop, where the team builds, repairs, and prepares its Top Fuel and Funny Car entries.
28 Jun 2022
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When it comes to winning his first race, Joey Gladstone is offically overdue

The Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals will represent Joey Gladstone’s 67th race in the Camping World NHRA Drag Racing Series and to the surprise of many, he’s still looking for his first victory. Gladstone’s talent has never been in question but his luck? That’s another story.
24 Jun 2022
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
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Joey Gladstone
The Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals will represent Joey Gladstone’s 67th race in the Camping World NHRA Drag Racing Series and to the surprise of many, he’s still looking for his first victory. Gladstone’s talent has never been in question…
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J.R. Gray aiming to get 2022 season turned around in Norwalk

After a standout rookie season a year ago in the FuelTech NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series presented by D-Wagon, J.R. Gray hasn’t been able to find that magic touch thus far in 2022.
23 Jun 2022
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J.R. Gray
After a standout rookie season a year ago in the FuelTech NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series presented by D-Wagon, J.R. Gray hasn’t been able to find that magic touch thus far in 2022. He’s recorded just one round win through three events in his…
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Behind the Scenes with the winners of the NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals

Take an unfiltered look behind the scenes as Justin Ashley, Ron Capps, Aaron Stanfield, and Jerry Savoie celebrate their victories with crewmembers at the top end after the NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals.
22 Jun 2022
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Antron Brown looking for breakout weekend at Summit Motorsports Park

From start to finish, Antron Brown enjoyed the best weekend of his 2022 NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series season just days ago in Bristol, Tenn., leaving the three-time Top Fuel world champ eager to get back in action.
22 Jun 2022
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Antron Brown
From start to finish, Antron Brown enjoyed the best weekend of his 2022 NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series season just days ago in Bristol, Tenn., leaving the three-time Top Fuel world champ eager to get back in action. Luckily for the popular…
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For Alexis DeJoria success is all about trusting the process

Alexis DeJoria has struggled at times this season, but she and crew chief Del Worsham believe the Bandero Premium Tequila team is on the verge of a big breakthrough.
18 Jun 2022
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
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Alexis DeJoria
Patience is indeed a virtue, but Alexis DeJoria admits that sometimes it’s a quality she lacks. Now three years into her return to the sport and the formation of the DC Motorsports team, DeJoria is anxious to start winning again. She won the Bristol…
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Greg Anderson not-so-patiently waiting for career win No. 100

Five time Pro Stock champion Greg Anderson is almost certain to become NHRA’s next 100 race winner and he’d like to knock that out on Father's Day at the NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals.
17 Jun 2022
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
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Greg Anderson
Tom Petty once famously sang, “The waiting is the hardest part” and in NHRA circles no one knows that better than Greg Anderson. The five-time world champion scored his 99th career Pro Stock win last season in  Dallas, a win that was crucial to…
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Points leader Brittany Force: 'We're happy, but there's still a long way to go'

Top Fuel points leader Brittany Force talks about her season to date and the long road ahead as she and her Top Fuel peers head to the NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals in Bristol, Tenn.
17 Jun 2022
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Top Fuel star Mike Salinas searching for repeat win at Thunder Valley Nationals

Surging Top Fuel driver Mike Salinas has won the last two NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals events, has been to the last three final rounds at Bristol Dragway, and has found an impressive comfort level at the picturesque facility.
16 Jun 2022
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Mike Salinas
In terms of feeling right at home, Bristol Dragway might be the perfect location for standout Mike Salinas. The surging Top Fuel driver has won the last two races at Thunder Valley, has been to the last three final rounds, and has found an…
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Defending Bristol champ Alexis DeJoria looking to get her season revved up

Alexis DeJoria is hoping to find that same magic at Bristol Dragway that she used to have one of the best Sundays of her young racing career last October during the NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals.
15 Jun 2022
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Alexis DeJoria
Alexis DeJoria is hoping to find that same magic at Bristol Dragway that she used to have one of the best Sundays of her young racing career last October during the NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals. This time around, she’d like to grab an NHRA…
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Pro Stock Motorcycle star Angelle Sampey looks to stay perfect in Bristol

Angelle Sampey will always be the first rider in Pro Stock Motorcycle history to win the NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals at Bristol Dragway, something she accomplished last fall in the category’s first-ever appearance at Thunder Valley.
15 Jun 2022
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Angelle Sampey
Angelle Sampey will always be the first rider in Pro Stock Motorcycle history to win the NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals at Bristol Dragway, something she accomplished last fall in the category’s first-ever appearance at Thunder Valley.   The…
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Funny Car world champ Ron Capps on ownership, goals, social media, and more

Funny Car world champion Ron Capps, who took over ownership of his team this season, talks about his year to date, which includes the introduction of a new Toyota GR Supra body, and the tough competition in the Funny Car class.
15 Jun 2022
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Clay Millican's 'want-to' attitude continues to light the way in Top Fuel

Much has been spoken about the value of a "can-do" attitude, but Clay Millican has found that a "want-to" demeanor has moved mountains in his Top Fuel career. This weekend, Millican will be leaning into that stance as he aims to collect a second NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals trophy.
14 Jun 2022
Kelly Wade
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Clay Millican
Much has been spoken about the value of a "can-do" attitude, but Tennessean Clay Millican has found that a "want-to" demeanor has moved mountains in his Top Fuel career. This weekend, at Bristol Dragway's NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals, Millican will…
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Tony Stewart Racing crew chiefs plan and prep for NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals

As the dual nitro teams of Tony Stewart Racing prepare for this weekend’s NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals, crew chiefs Dickie Venables and Neal Strausbaugh discuss the challenges and unique opportunities that Bristol Dragway presents.
14 Jun 2022
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Erica Enders' 'Drive for Five' 2022 championship run is off to a quick start

Four-time NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series Pro Stock world champ Erica Enders has won four of the season’s first six event and talked with NHRA’s Brian Lohnes about her season and the “Drive to Five” championship hunt.
13 Jun 2022
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Top Fuel driver Dan Mercier explains what it's like to be a diehard drag racer from Canada

For Canadian drag racers, the border crossings with a Top Fuel dragster are the first step on the road to the staging lanes.
13 Jun 2022
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Top Fuel racer Dan Mercier explains what it's like to be a diehard drag racer from Canada
    See below for all of the NHRA on FOX features from the 2022 NHRW New England Nationals.  
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NHRA on FOX recognized broadcasting icon Dave McClelland at New England Nationals

For decades the voice of drag racing broadcast around the world was Dave McClelland. In this tribute from NHRA on FOX's Brian Lohnes, TV viewers relived some of his greatest moments.
12 Jun 2022
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NHRA on FOX recognized broadcasting icon, Dave McClelland
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How did John Force Racing convince Rahn Tobler to come out of retirement?

Rahn Tobler is a legendary crew chief. It's fair to assume a half-dozen drivers asked him to be their crew chief in 2022. Why did he pick John Force Racing's Austin Prock? It's all about Prock and Tobler family connection.
10 Jun 2022
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How did John Force Racing convince Rahn Tobler to come out of retirement?
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Ka-Boom! The NHRA New England Nationals are tough on nitro engines

Every time the NHRA Camping World Series hauls into Epping, NH, drag racing fans get to see an extreme show— and nitro teams burn the midnight oil putting their Hemi engines back together. See some of the most dramatic nitro carnage here.
10 Jun 2022
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Ka-Boom! The NHRA New England Nationals are tough on nitro engines
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Veteran Pro Stock driver Kenny Delco getting comfortable again in his racecar

Pro Stock veteran Kenny Delco has been traveling the country as a Pro Stock racer for nearly four decades but just recently returned to action after shoulder surgery, happy to be back in the driver's seat.
10 Jun 2022
Kelly Wade
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Kenny Delco
Kenny Delco is a likable guy. He's a quiet man, but even as he stands with arms crossed surveying the racetrack or watching over his KD Racing/Artisan Coffee Chevrolet Camaro as his team wrenches away, Delco wears a kindly grin below eyes that…
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NHRA on FOX: Mid-season Pro Stock Motorcycle review

2022 has been the season of Suzuki. Beginning with Karren Stoffer's record-setting runs and Gainesville win, to Steve Johnson's back-to-back wins, and then Matt Smith's reaction-time victory.
09 Jun 2022
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NHRA on FOX: Mid-season Pro Stock Motorcycle review
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Top Fuel world champ Steve Torrence confident that team's patience will pay off

The regular season of the NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series has officially passed the halfway point, and reigning Top Fuel champ Steve Torrence has not yet won a race. Although certainly frustrated, at least to an extent, Torrence is maintaining a clear view of the overall picture and channeling patience. 
08 Jun 2022
Kelly Wade
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Steve Torrence
The regular season of the NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series has officially passed the halfway point, and for even the most casual observer, there is one glaring difference from recent history. Reigning and four-time Top Fuel champion Steve…
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NHRA New England Nationals: Weekend Rewind

From thrilling final rounds to wild Top Fuel blowups, the NHRA New England Nationals kept the sold-out crowd on its feet at the eighth event of the 2022 NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series season.
07 Jun 2022
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NHRA New England Nationals Weekend Rewind
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NHRA New England Nationals Sunday photo gallery

In front of sold-out crowds all weekend, the NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series brought the world's fastest motorsport to fans in New England. Wicked.Good. Times!
05 Jun 2022
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NHRA New England Nationals Saturday photo gallery

The NHRA National Dragster staff takes you through the pits, introduces you to the drivers, and brings you all the action from New England Dragway during Saturday's NHRA New England Nationals.
04 Jun 2022
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Austin Prock hopeful recent momentum leads to New England Nationals win

04 Jun 2022
Josh Hachat
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It’s just the eighth race for a team that doesn’t have much time together yet, but it hasn’t stopped Top Fuel’s Austin Prock from seeing the immense potential in his team. That’s only been emboldened at this weekend’s NHRA New England Nationals…
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