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Nitro Time Machine: Matt Hagan grabs his first Las Vegas victory

In our latest Nitro Time Machine, we go back just four years to 2017 when Matt Hagan scored his first Funny Car title at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway,
21 Oct 2021
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Bristol 2012: Mike Edwards and Allen Johnson in a race almost too close to call

There are no ties in drag racing but at the 2012 Bristol race, Allen Johnson and Mike Edwards came darn close in their classic Pro Stock confrontation.
13 Oct 2021
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Nitro Time Machine: Don "the Snake" Prudhomme's final Top Fuel victory

In 1994, Don "the Snake" Prudhomme wrapped up his Hall of Fame career with his popular Final Strike Tour and he celebrated the final victory of his career at the Texas Motorplex.
06 Oct 2021
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Nitro Time Machine: Cory McClenathan breaks the 320-mph barrier in Dallas

In our latest edition of Nitro Time Machine, we travel back to the Texas Motorplex in 1997 to watch Cory McClenathan become the first Top Fuel driver to run over 320 mph.
06 Oct 2021
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Nitro Time Machine: Doug Herbert's Top Fuel blowover at '92 Dallas event

Top Fuel driver Doug Herbert walked away from a scary over-backwards wheelstand during the first round of eliminations at the 1992 event at Texas Motorplex.
05 Oct 2021
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Nitro Time Machine: Gary Scelzi wins Top Fuel at 1998 St. Louis race

It took a while for Gary Scelzi to get his first Top Fuel win in the 1998 season, and it finally came in St. Louis, where he defeated Kenny Bernstein in the final round.
24 Sep 2021
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Nitro Time Machine: Wild Funny Car action at the 1997 St. Louis event

The inaugural NHRA event in St. Louis produced a lot of wild action, especially in the Funny Car class. There was also a familiar winner as we'll see in the latest edition of Nitro Time Machine.
23 Sep 2021
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Nitro Time Machine: All-Kalitta battle settles Top Fuel at 2017 Charlotte race

Kalitta Motorsports teammates Doug Kalitta and Richie Crampton squared off in the Top Fuel final at the 2017 fall event at zMAX Dragway,
15 Sep 2021
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Nitro Time Machine: V. Gaines goes for a wild ride during 2014 Charlotte event

Pro Stock racer V. Gaines took a wild ride during the 2014 fall Charlotte event, losing control of the car and tumbling down the zMaAX Dragway shutdown area. He was not injured.
14 Sep 2021
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Nitro Time Machine: Robert Hight wins Funny Car at 2017 fall Charlotte event

Robert Hight scored a crucial victory at zMAX Dragway in the fall of 2017 as he closed in on his second NHRA Funny Car championship.
14 Sep 2021
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Nitro Time Machine: Ron Capps blasts both ends of Maple Grove track record

Ron Capps blistered the Maple Grove Raceway timers during Funny Car qualifying in 2019, setting the still-standing track records of 3.837 seconds at 339.28 mph.
09 Sep 2021
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Nitro Time Machine: Wild action highlights 1988 Reading national event

The Nitro Time Machine transports us back to the 1988 Reading event for a look at a wild pedalfest between Joe Amato and Jim Head, the quickest race in Top Fuel history, a Rusty-Billy Glidden high five, and all three Pro finals.
09 Sep 2021
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Nitro Time Machine: Tom Hoover goes to the Funny Car final at Indy in 1990

Funny Car veteran Tom Hoover, along with his family crew, had one of their greatest days in Funny Car at the 1990 U.S. Nationals, where they reached the final round.
01 Sep 2021
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Nitro Time Machine: Funny Car action from the 1974 U.S. Nationals

This week in our Nitro Time Machine, we go back to 1974 to watch all the wild Funny Car action from the U.S. Nationals in Indianapolis.
30 Aug 2021
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Nitro Time Machine: Shirley Muldowney's heroic return from qualifying crash at 1983 U.S. Nationals

In our latest edition of Nitro Time Machine, watch Shirley Muldowney crash during a qualifying run for the 1983 U.S. Nationals. Her crew then goes to work in order to repair her car in time for Monday's final eliminations.
30 Aug 2021
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Nitro Time Machine: Big wheelies, upsets, and more in '97 Brainerd Top Fuel show

Jump into the Nitro Time Machine for a trip back in Minnesota history, where big wheelstands, the quickest run in class history, and a major upset highlighted the wild Top Fuel action at the 1997 Brainerd national event.
19 Aug 2021
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Nitro Time Machine: Funny Car madness at the 1990 Brainerd event

From top-end fires to blown tires and starting-line supercharger explosions. Funny Car racing at the 1990 Brainerd event was a breathless affair, as you can watch in our latest edition of our Nitro Time Machine series.
18 Aug 2021
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Nitro Time Machine: The thrilling final rounds from the 2011 Winternationals

In our latest edition of Nitro Time Machine, we got back a decade to the 2011 Winternaitonals, where Morgan Lucas, Robert Hight, and Jason Line kicked off the season with impressive victories.
27 Jul 2021
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Nitro Time Machine: A look at the history of the 1963 Winternationals car show

The Winternationals is one of NHRA's oldest and most prestigious events. This week, we take a look back at the 1963 edition of the "Big Go West" and the accompanying car show.
26 Jul 2021
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Nitro Time Machine: Don Garlits takes on Shirley Muldowney at 1986 Winternationals

Anytime "Big Daddy" Don Garlits raced Shirley Muldowney it was worth watching especially at the 1986 Winternationals where the two legends were paired in round one.
26 Jul 2021
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Nitro Time Machine: Don Prudhomme wins Top Fuel at 1992 Sonoma Nationals

NHRA legend Don Prudhomme is best known for his four Funny Car championships, but he also was a great Top Fuel racer at both ends of his career, including this victory at the 1992 Sonoma Nationals.
23 Jul 2021
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Nitro Time Machine: Johnson brothers score emotional win at '96 Sonoma event

Blaine Johnson captured an emotional Top Fuel win at his and brother Alan’s hometrack at the 1996 Sonoma Nationals. It would be Blaine’s final Top Fuel win as he passed away later that season.
21 Jul 2021
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Robert Hight makes fastest run in NHRA history at the 2017 Sonoma Nationals

Four years ago, during qualifying at the 2017 NHRA Sonoma Nationals, Robert Hight made the fastest run in drag racing history, 339.87 mph, to set the NHRA world on its ear.
20 Jul 2021
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Nitro Time Machine: Tony Pedregon goes the distance at 1999 Denver race

Tony Pedregon lost five straight races to his boss, John Force, to start the 1999 season but he began to even the score in Denver en route a convincing win at the Mile-High Nationals.
15 Jul 2021
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Nitro Time Machine: Eddie Hill takes a wild ride at the 1992 Denver race

At the 1992 Denver race, Eddie Hill and Clayton Harris each had their fair share of troubles in their round one match-up. Hill got the win, but it came with a price as you'll see in our latest edition of Nitro Time Machine.
14 Jul 2021
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Nitro Time Machine: The great Denver burndown

The Pro Stock final at the 2015 Mile-High Nationals in Denver featured one of the longest and most intense burndowns in NHRA history when Larry Morgan and Allen Johnson each refused to stage first. See who finally gave in during this week's edition of The Nitro Time Machine.
08 Jul 2021
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Nitro Time Machine: Pat Dakin makes first final in 20 years in Norwalk

At the 2019 Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals in Norwalk, Pat Dakin did something he hadn't done in more than two decades; make it to a Top Fuel final. Relieve the dramatic final rounds in the latest edition of Nitro Time Machine.
24 Jun 2021
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Nitro Time Machine: Eddie Krawiec hits the beach in Norwalk (twice), then wins

At the 2016 Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals, a faulty brake rotor caused Pro Stock Motorcycle's Eddie Krawiec to make two trips to the sand trap on a weekend in which he ultimately would win the event. Let's take a closer look in our latest episode of Nitro Time Machine.
24 Jun 2021
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Nitro Time Machine: Side-by-side Pro Mod explosions at the 2014 Norwalk race

When it comes to excitement, Pro Mod cars rarely disappoint and that was certainly the case at the 2014 Summit Racing Equipment Nationals where Jim Laurita and Dan Stephenson had side-by-side nitrous explosions.
23 Jun 2021
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Nitro Time Machine: Jack Beckman suffers a big explosion in Epping

In the latest edition of Nitro Time Machine, watch as Funny Car champion Jack Beckman rides out one of the biggest explosions of his career at the 2016 Epping event.
09 Jun 2021
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