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Watch the highlights from the 2019 Dodge NHRA Nationals presented by Pennzoil

04 Nov 2019
NHRA National Dragster staff
Race coverage
Brittany Force
Brittany Force set a new speed record and narrowed Steve Torrence's lead in Top Fuel -- and that's just the start of an incredible weekend in Las Vegas. Catch up on all the great moments with these amazing highlights. …
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Brittany Force scores clutch victory, races to second place in Top Fuel points

Brittany Force's second win of the season could not have come at a better time as she lowered the boom on points leader Steve Torrence in the final round to close to within one round's worth of points heading to the season finale in Pomona.
03 Nov 2019
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
Race coverage
Brittany Force
There was so much on the line in the Top Fuel final round at the Dodge NHRA Nationals presented by Pennzoil. A battle between the last two world champs and a chance for the points leader to expand his lead heading into the season finale or a chance…
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With second straight win, Matt Hagan's Mopar Dodge climbs to third in points

Matt Hagan and tuner Dickie Venables have come alive and inserted themselves right back into the points battle with his second straight win, capping their day at the Dodge NHRA Nationals presented by Pennzoil by defeating Jonnie Lindberg in the final.
03 Nov 2019
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
Race coverage
Matt Hagan
After stumbling in the first two races of the Countdown to the Championship, winning just one round, the Mopar team of driver Matt Hagan and tuner Dickie Venables have come alive and inserted themselves right back into the points battle with his…
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Erica Enders gets 200th victory for Camaro in Pro Stock; 150th female NHRA win 

Erica Enders solidifies championship hopes, claims multiple milestones by defeating Jeg Coughlin Jr. in Las Vegas
03 Nov 2019
Jacob Sundstrom, NHRA National Dragster Associate Editor
Race coverage
Erica Enders
Erica Enders just took a huge step toward her third Pro Stock world championship. She earned the 150th win for women in the National Hot Rod Association and extended her lead to 92 points over teammate Jeg Coughlin Jr. by beating him in the final at…
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Matt Smith sweeps Dodge NHRA Nationals for second win of 2019

Matt Smith saved his best performance for the last run of the Dodge NHRA Nationals. That worked out just fine. Smith took down rival Steve Johnson to win for the second time in 2019 as he went wire-to-wire, combining pole position with a Wally.
03 Nov 2019
Jacob Sundstrom, NHRA National Dragster Associate Editor
Race coverage
Matt Smith
Matt Smith saved his best performance for the last run of the Dodge NHRA Nationals. That worked out just fine. Smith took down rival Steve Johnson to win for the second time in 2019 as he went wire-to-wire, combining pole position with a Wally after…
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Dodge NHRA Nationals presented by Pennzoil Sunday photo gallery

NHRA National Dragster photographers Jerry Foss and Marc Gewertz were all over The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on the final day of the Dodge NHRA Nationals presented by Pennzoil to capture the action on and off the track.
03 Nov 2019
NHRA National Dragster staff
Race coverage
Photo Gallery
Dodge Funny Car driver (and eventual race winner) Matt Hagan led the SealMaster Track Walk with NHRA's Joe Castello. Race fans got to take a stroll down the actual racing surface at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.…
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Second-place racers Karen Stoffer, Matt Hartford sent home in first round at Dodge NHRA Nationals

Matt Hartford, Karen Stoffer suffer blows to championship hopes 
03 Nov 2019
Jacob Sundstrom, NHRA National Dragster Associate Editor
Race coverage
Karen Stoffer
A pair of racers looking for thier first titles suffered huge blows in the first round at the Dodge NHRA Nationals presented by Pennzoil. Matt Hartford and Karen Stoffer both lost in the first round, putting their championship hopes on ice.…
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Dodge NHRA Nationals Sunday preview

Get all the information on the conclusion of the penultimate race of the 2019 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season, the Dodge NHRA Nationals in Las Vegas.
03 Nov 2019
Jacob Sundstrom, NHRA National Dragster Associate Editor
Race coverage
Vegas
The penultimate race of the 2019 NHRA Mello Yello Series Countdown to the Championship concludes at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway with the Dodge NHRA Nationals. Just this race and the Auto Club NHRA Finals in Pomona remain for racers to earn…
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Jack Beckman's Dodge steals the top spot in Funny Car with track-record dash

Jack Beckman used some last-minute heroics and a track-record 3.835 to collect his third No. 1 qualifying spot of the season
02 Nov 2019
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
Race coverage
Jack Beckman
Jack Beckman used some last-minute heroics and a track-record 3.835 to collect his third No. 1 qualifying spot of the season, bumping John Force from the No. 1 spot he had grabbed earlier in the day with a surprising 3.853. Beckman, who held both…
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Leah Pritchett races to the No. 1 spot in Top Fuel with track-record final pass

Leah Pritchett, crew chief Todd Okuhara, and their Mopar/Pennzoil team put it all together to knock Brittany Force from the top spot with a 3.654 on their final qualifying run.
02 Nov 2019
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
Race coverage
Leah Pritchett
After Brittany Force set a track record 3.659 Friday night, few doubted that it would hold through Saturday. Don’t tell that to Leah Pritchett, crew chief Todd Okuhara, and their Mopar/Pennzoil team. After having the third-best runs of Q1 and Q2,…
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Matt Smith locks up sixth pole position at Dodge NHRA Nationals presented by Pennzoil

02 Nov 2019
Jacob Sundstrom, NHRA National Dragster Associate Editor
Race coverage
Matt Smith
Matt Smith locked up his sixth pole position of the 2019 season and second in as many races at the Dodge NHRA Nationals presented by Pennzoil. Smith ran a 6.840-second pass at 194.18-mph in the final qualifying session, improving on his 6.842 from…
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Dodge NHRA Nationals presented by Pennzoil Saturday photo gallery

NHRA National Dragster photographers Jerry Foss and Marc Gewertz were all over The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on the second day of pro qualifying for the Dodge NHRA Nationals presented by Pennzoil to capture the action on and off the track.
02 Nov 2019
NHRA National Dragster staff
Race coverage
Photo Gallery
Fans packed The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway for the final day of qualifying at the Dodge NHRA Nationals presented by Pennzoil. Top-running rookie Austin Prock and the Montana Brand team prepare…
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Greg Anderson earns second pole of 2019 as championship chase intensifies

Greg Anderson will chase down his second-straight victory at the Dodge NHRA Nationals presented by Pennzoil.
02 Nov 2019
Jacob Sundstrom, NHRA National Dragster Associate Editor
Race coverage
Greg Anderson
Greg Anderson secured his second pole position of the 2019 season and will attempt to earn his fourth victory of the campaign at the Dodge NHRA Nationals presented by Pennzoil after running a 6.584-second pass at 207.91-mph. The former world…
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Mike Finnegan edges Jarrad Scott in “Gass-o-Ween” Gasser match race

By a final count of 2-1, Mike Finnegan was declared the winner over rival Jarrad Scott in the “Gass-o-ween” match race held during this weekend’s Dodge NHRA Nationals presented by Pennzoil.
02 Nov 2019
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
Race coverage
Mike Finnegan
By a final count of 2-1, Mike Finnegan was declared the winner over rival Jarrad Scott in the “Gass-o-Ween” match race held during this weekend’s Dodge NHRA Nationals presented by Pennzoil. After a decisive win on Friday, Finnegan won the second…
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Mike Finnegan and Jarrad Scott Prepare for day two of “Gass-o-ween” battle

On Friday at the Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Mike Finnegan sprinted out to a 1-0 lead over rival Jarrad Scott in the much anticipated “Gass-o-Ween” match race being held during this weekend’s Dodge NHRA Nationals presented by Pennzoil.
02 Nov 2019
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
Race coverage
scott finnegan
On Friday at the Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Mike Finnegan sprinted out to a 1-0 lead over rival Jarrad Scott in the much anticipated “Gass-o-Ween” match race being held during this weekend’s Dodge NHRA Nationals presented by Pennzoil.…
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Dodge NHRA Nationals Saturday preview

Get all the information on the start of the penultimate race of the 2019 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season, the Dodge NHRA Nationals in Las Vegas.
02 Nov 2019
Jacob Sundstrom, NHRA National Dragster Associate Editor
Race coverage
Vegas
The penultimate race of the 2019 NHRA Mello Yello Series Countdown to the Championship continues at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway with the Dodge NHRA Nationals. Just this race and the Auto Club NHRA Finals in Pomona remain for racers to earn…
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Dodge NHRA Nationals presented by Pennzoil Friday photo gallery

NHRA National Dragster photographers Jerry Foss and Marc Gewertz were all over The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on the opening day of pro qualifying for the Dodge NHRA Nationals presented by Pennzoil to capture the action on and off the track.
01 Nov 2019
NHRA National Dragster staff
Race coverage
Photo Gallery
The team of the Tommy Johnson Jr.-driven Make-A-Wish Dodge put in the hard work for their first of four qualifying passes. T.J. ended up in the Nop. 2 spot Friday. Pro Stock title hopeful Matt…
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Brittany Force's national speed record carries her to the No. 1 spot in Top Fuel

Brittany Force made the fastest pass in Top Fuel history, a national-record run of 338.17 in 3.659 seconds, an e.t. that carried her to the No. 1 spot and broke the track e.t.record.
01 Nov 2019
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
Race coverage
Brittany Force
Brittany Force made the fastest pass in Top Fuel history, a national-record run of 338.17 in 3.659 seconds, an e.t. that carried her to the No. 1 spot and broke the track e.t. record. The old national speed record was 336.57 set by Tony Schumacher…
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J.R. Todd continues mastery of the The Strip by taking his Toyota to No. 1 in Funny Car

J.R. Todd continued the dominance he has shown at The Strip, having won the last three events dating back to the spring 2018 race, by taking the Funny car qualifying lead Friday at the Dodge NHRA Nationals with a pass of 3.856..
01 Nov 2019
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
Race coverage
J.R. Todd
Reigning world champ J.R. Todd is not going down without a fight as he and the DHL Toyota team showed Friday at The Strip at Las Vegas Motorsports Park, taking the qualifying lead with a 3.856 that was just .002-second shy of the track record.…
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Erica Enders leads Pro Stock field at Dodge NHRA Nationals

01 Nov 2019
Jacob Sundstrom, NHRA National Dragster Associate Editor
Race coverage
Erica Enders
Erica Enders continued her surge for a third world championship by claiming the provisional pole at the Dodge NHRA Nationals. Enders  Enders entered the weekend with a 28-point lead over Matt Hartford and tacked on 3 points by going low in…
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Matt Smith takes big swing to lead Pro Stock Motorcycle field

01 Nov 2019
Jacob Sundstrom, NHRA National Dragster Associate Editor
Race coverage
Matt Smith
Matt Smith took the first step towards his sixth pole of 2019 behind a crushing blow in the first qualifying session. Smith ran a 6.842-second lap at 198.64-mph to lead the Pro Stock Motorcycle field at the Dodge NHRA Nationals in Las Vegas. "I…
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What the teams said ahead of the Dodge NHRA Nationals presented by Pennzoil

"The desired results will take care of themselves so long as we chase the Wally." --Leah Pritchett
01 Nov 2019
NHRA National Dragster staff
Race coverage
Leah Pritchett
Don Schumacher Racing Antron Brown “With the momentum that our team has gained, we’re really optimistic heading into Vegas, and feel like we’re getting our race car back underneath us. I see the confidence in my guys, and I’m…
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Dodge NHRA Nationals Friday preview

Get all the information on the start of the penultimate race of the 2019 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season, the Dodge NHRA Nationals in Las Vegas.
01 Nov 2019
Jacob Sundstrom, NHRA National Dragster Associate Editor
Race coverage
Vegas
The penultimate race of the 2019 NHRA Mello Yello Series Countdown to the Championship begins at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway with the Dodge NHRA Nationals. Just this race and the Auto Club NHRA Finals in Pomona remain for racers to earn…
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Deric Kramer enjoying career season heading to Dodge NHRA Nationals

Deric Kramer is racing in the playoffs for the second season and has a legitimate shot at winning his first Pro Stock world title.
30 Oct 2019
Posted by NHRA.com staff
Race coverage
Deric Kramer
This year marks the second straight season Deric Kramer has advanced to the NHRA Mello Yello Countdown to the Championship. It doesn’t take much more than a cursory glance at the numbers to know this year has been far more productive for the Pro…
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Billy Torrence firmly in championship conversation entering Las Vegas

Billy Torrence can take another step towards his first Top Fuel world championship in Las Vegas.
30 Oct 2019
NHRA National Dragster staff
Race coverage
Billy Torrence
There is a Torrence who has the most wins thus far in the NHRA Mello Yello Countdown to the Championship, but it’s not the same Torrence as the one who clinched the Top Fuel world title a year ago in Las Vegas. It’s the elder Torrence, Billy, who…
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Billy Torrence grabs second Top Fuel Countdown win, moves to fourth in points

It took a little bit of final-round luck but Billy Torrence won for the second time in the Countdown, defeating tire-smoking rookie Jordan Vandergriff for the Top Fuel crown.
20 Oct 2019
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
Race coverage
Billy Torrence
Billy Torrence tried to give away the final, but it wouldn’t take. After a late reaction time of .319, he watched Jordan Vandergriff streak into the distance then smoke the tires. Torrence stayed on the gas and passed the rookie to collect his…
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Steady 3.90 barrage carries Matt Hagan's Dodge Charger to third win of season

Matt Hagan and crew chief Dickie Venables put together a string of four 3.90-second runs separated by just nine-thousandths of a second to win their third race of the season and boost their bid for a late-season championship run.
20 Oct 2019
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
Race coverage
Matt Hagan
Matt Hagan and crew chief Dickie Venables put together a string of four 3.90-second runs separated by just nine-thousandths of a second to win their third race of the season and boost their bid for a late-season championship run. At the wheel of the…
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Greg Anderson wheels Summit Camaro to career win No. 94 in Pro Stock

Greg Anderson entered this weekend in eighth place and knew he needed a good weekend at the AAA Texas FallNationals to remain part of the Pro Stock championship battle, and his determination showed with a sterling effort behind the wheel en route to career win No. 94.
20 Oct 2019
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
Race coverage
Greg Anderson
Greg Anderson entered this weekend in eighth place and knew he needed a good weekend at the AAA Texas FallNationals to remain part of the Pro Stock championship battle, and his determination showed. Using his right foot to extreme advantage,…
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Jerry Savoie's White Alligator Suzuki takes a bite out of points deficit with win

Jerry Savoie continued his push for a second Pro Stock Motorcycle championship by taking out points leader Andrew Hines in the semifinals and Eddie Krawiec in the final round to become the first racer in the 2019 Countdown to win more than one event,
20 Oct 2019
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
Race coverage
Jerry Savoie
Jerry Savoie continued his push for a second Pro Stock Motorcycle championship by taking out points leader Andrew Hines in the semifinals and Eddie Krawiec in the final round to become the first racer in the 2019 Countdown to win more than one event…
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AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals Sunday photo gallery

NHRA National Dragster photographers Jerry Foss and Randy Anderson were all over Texas Motorplex on the final day of the AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals, providing a gallery's worth of photos from on and off the track.
20 Oct 2019
NHRA National Dragster staff
Race coverage
Photo Gallery
On Saturday night before the final day, the annual Drag Racing Association of Women Auction was held in the Texas Motorplex Champions Club, where Bob Frey and Alan Reinhart served as auctioneers. …
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