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Cobra Jet rematch! See Ford Mustang history made at the Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals

The electric Ford Performance Mustang Cobra Jet 1400 will return to the Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals for a rematch against its supercharged V8 stablemate. NHRA fans in attendance will see performance history be made.
18 Sep 2020
David Kennedy
News
Cobra Jet rematch!
At the 2020 Denso Spark Plugs NHRA U.S. Nationals, Funny Car competitors (and old friends) Bob Tasca…
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Pro Stock Motorcycle midseason review: Can Pollacheck contend for the title?

Scotty Pollacheck’s win at the Denso Spark Plugs NHRA U.S. Nationals was long overdue. He’s now in a position to win the Mello Yello Pro Stock Motorcycle championship but he’s going to have to hold off a large field of contenders to do it.
18 Sep 2020
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
Feature
Scotty Pollacheck
With the completion of the recent Denso Spark Plugs NHRA U.S. Nationals, Pro Stock Motorcycle riders have run just three events this season and that means there are just five more opportunities for them to earn points this season. Not since the 1976…
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Dave Miller: Diamond in the rough

"Diamond Dave" Miller made a ton of NHRA fans in the early 1980s when he unveiled a 200-inch wheelbase Top Fueler when everyone else was in the 260-inch range. The popular driver passed away recently and is remembered here for his perseverance and passion.
18 Sep 2020
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
DRAGSTER Insider
Insider
Innovation and experimentation were early hallmarks of drag racing competition, with cars like Lloyd’s Scott Bustle Bomb, the Allison-powered Green Monsters, Jack Chrisman’s sidewinder, and Mickey Thompson’s Panorama Special streamliner showing that…
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Next up: Amalie Motor Oil Gatornationals promises to be worth the wait

Six months later than anticipated, the Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals will take place at historic Gainesville Raceway on Sept. 25-27 and it promises to deliver all the excitement and drama that fans have come to expect.
18 Sep 2020
Posted by NHRA.com staff
News
Gainesville
Six months later than anticipated, the Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals will take place at historic Gainesville Raceway on Sept. 25-27 and it promises to deliver all the excitement and drama that fans have come to expect. The packed schedule…
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Bourgeois doubles up to highlight Division 4 Lucas Oil Series doubleheader

Former Comp eliminator world chamop Craig Bourgeois won both halves of the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series South Central Division doubleheader event at Texas Motorplex.
17 Sep 2020
Posted by NHRA.com staff
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Craig Bourgeois
The following are Sunday's final results from the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, South Central Division event at Texas Motorplex: COMPETITION ELIMINATOR Craig Bourgeois, Metairie, La., '05 dragster, A/ND, 6.885, 173.90…
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NHRA Insider podcast: Talking Indy, Pro Stock Motorcycles, and Pro Modified

National Dragster Senior Editor Kevin McKenna joined Brian Lohnes on the NHRA Insider podcast to talk about Pro Stock Motorcycle, the Denso Spark Plugs NHRA US Nationals, Sportsman drag racing, and Pro Modified. 
17 Sep 2020
Posted by NHRA.com staff
NHRA Insider podcast
Insider
National Dragster Senior Editor Kevin McKenna joined Brian Lohnes on the NHRA Insider podcast to talk about Pro Stock Motorcycle, the Denso Spark Plugs NHRA US Nationals, Sportsman drag racing, and Pro Modified.  A wide-ranging…
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Complete coverage of the U.S. Nationals highlights new edition of National Dragster

The latest issue of NHRA National Dragster magazine, with xomplete coverage from the 2020 Denso Spark Plugs NHRA U.S. Nationals, is now online, still available free for all to read, and in the mail to NHRA members around the world.
17 Sep 2020
NHRA National Dragster staff
News
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2020 Denso Spark Plugs NHRA U.S Nationals Super Street Winner Raymond Miller

17 Sep 2020
NHRA National Dragster staff
News
Raymond Miller is not only the first Super Street winner at the Denso NHRA U.S. Nationals. There is also a good chance that the Mansfield, Ohio, racer will be the only Indy Super Street champ. The 10.90 class was added to the Indy roster in…
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2020 Denso Spark Plugs NHRA U.S Nationals Super Gas Winner Ray Sawyer

17 Sep 2020
NHRA National Dragster staff
News
Add Ray Sawyer’s name to the short list of drivers who have won both a world championship and the U.S. Nationals after the Division 1 ace scored in Super Gas. Sawyer, who also competed in the JEGS Allstars race, navigated a field of more than 100…
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2020 Denso Spark Plugs NHRA U.S Nationals Super Comp Winner Troy Williams Jr.

17 Sep 2020
NHRA National Dragster staff
News
Troy Williams Jr., well known for a bracket racing resumé that includes a pair of Million Dollar Race wins, can now add the title of U.S. Nationals Super Comp champion following his final round win against Jerron Settles. Williams, in his FTI…
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2020 Denso Spark Plugs NHRA U.S Nationals Top Alcohol Funny Car Winner Doug Gordon

17 Sep 2020
NHRA National Dragster staff
News
Doug Gordon won his 10th Top Alcohol Funny Car national event title with a strong performance that included a 5.48 in the final, his quickest run of the event. A runner-up at Indy in 2017, Gordon powered past Brian Hough in the final and also…
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2020 Denso Spark Plugs NHRA U.S Nationals Comp Winner Jason Coan

17 Sep 2020
NHRA National Dragster staff
News
Jason Coan won for the sixth time in Comp eliminator by beating former world champ and JEGS Allstars winner Craig Bourgeois in the final and three of those wins have come at the U.S. Nationals. Driving his four-cylinder powered G/EA Bantam, Coan…
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2020 Dodge Spark Plugs U.S Nationals Top Dragster Winner Danny Nelson

17 Sep 2020
NHRA National Dragster staff
News
A year after winning the world championship in the Top Dragster presented by Vortech Superchargers class, Danny Nelson is now a U.S. Nationals winner following his final round win against JB Strasseweg. The final was over early after Strassweg,…
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2020 Denso Spark Plugs U.S Nationals Stock Eliminator Winner Jerry Emmons

17 Sep 2020
NHRA National Dragster staff
News
Jerry Emmons won his first national event at the Denso U.S. Nationals in 1994 and he’s since gone on to win 15 times in his career. Emmons added a 16th win when in Indy. Jerry saved his best performance for last when he cut a .001 light and ran…
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2020 Denso Spark Plugs U.S Nationals Super Stock Winner Terry Emmons

17 Sep 2020
NHRA National Dragster staff
News
The Texas-based Emmons brothers have now combined to win 43 NHRA national events after Terry won in Super Stock and his identical triplet brother Jerry won in Stock. Terry has chipped in with seven of those wins after beating Dan Fletcher in the…
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2020 Denso Spark Plugs U.S Nationals Top Sportsman Winner Dusty Meyer

17 Sep 2020
NHRA National Dragster staff
News
Two years after winning his first two national event titles in Norwalk and Topeka, Dusty Meyer added a third when he drove to the win in Top Sportsman presented by Vortech Superchargers. Driving his six-second Chevy S-10, Meyer downed Jeff…
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2020 Denso Spark Plugs U.S Nationals Top Alcohol Dragster Winner Megan Meyer

17 Sep 2020
NHRA National Dragster staff
News
Just days after announcing her impending retirement from the Top Alcohol Dragster class, reigning world champ Megan Meyer turned in one of the most dominant performances in the history of the class as she cruised to her second-straight win at…
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Denso Spark Plugs NHRA U.S. Nationals Sportsman Highlights

Megan Meyer, Doug Gordon, Jason Coan, and brothers Terry and Jerry Emmons led the list of Lucas Oil Sportsman winners at the Denso Spark Plugs NHRA U.S. Nationals.
17 Sep 2020
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
News
Jason Coan
Just days after announcing her impending retirement from the Top Alcohol Dragster class, reigning world champ Megan Meyer turned in one of the most dominant performances in the history of the class as she cruised to her second-straight win at the…
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NHRA inks multi-year extension with FOX Sports to create biggest television platform in the sport’s history

The NHRA and FOX Sports have announced a multi-year extension of their agreement to telecast all NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing series competitions across FOX, FS1 and FS2 well into this decade. The new agreement provides NHRA with the biggest television platform in the sport’s history.
17 Sep 2020
Posted by NHRA.com staff
News
NHRA on FOX
The NHRA and FOX Sports have announced a multi-year extension of their agreement to telecast all NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing series competitions across FOX, FS1 and FS2 well into this decade. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed. “FOX…
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Pro Stock midseason review: Talented newcomers join veterans for epic title fight

Erica Enders, Jeg Coughlin Jr., and Jason Line, who have combined to win a dozen Pro Stock world titles, are locked in a battle for the top spot in the factory hot rod class while a fleet of talented rookies prepare to take over the class. Third in a series.
17 Sep 2020
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
Feature
Erica Enders
With 10 races on the 2020 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series schedule for Pro Stock competitors, the recent Denso Spark Plugs NHRA U.S. Nationals represents the midway point of the season so it seems like as good a place as any to reflect on what’s…
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Angelle Sampey and the NHRA recognize the contribution our troops make everyday

NHRA's Troops to the Track program, refreshed by Coca-Cola, is the sport's annual military appreciation platform. In 2020, we're finding new ways to honor the service of our military personnel, and today we're recognizing Cpl. Luis Kolb of the Indiana National Guard with the help of Pro Stock Motorcycle racer Angelle Sampey.
16 Sep 2020
Posted by NHRA.com staff
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Angelle Sampey and the NHRA Troops to the Track
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Funny Car midseason review: It's tight at the top in bruising intra-squad battle

It’s been a Don Schumacher Racing year with DSR cars winning all six events this season and creating a tight top three, led by U.S. Nationals champ Jack Beckman. Here's our look at how they got to the top and what the future may hold for them. Second in a series
16 Sep 2020
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
Feature
Jack Beckman
With 11 races on the 2020 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series schedule, there’s no easily-measurable midseason point, but the recent Denso Spark Plugs NHRA U.S. Nationals seems like as good a place as any to reflect on what’s happened and what could…
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NHRA speeds into home décor with Precision Metal Art collection

NHRA has partnered with Precision Metal Art, a home décor brand specializing in high-quality metal art designs, for a full line of NHRA-themed metal art.
16 Sep 2020
Posted by NHRA.com staff
News
Precision Metal
NHRA has partnered with Precision Metal Art, a home décor brand specializing in high-quality metal art designs, for a full line of NHRA-themed metal art. The licensing partnership was secured by JRL Group, NHRA’s licensing agency.   The…
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High-stakes bracket racer Williams values the importance of Indy Super Comp title

Troy Williams Jr. has won a host of big money bracket raceing titles but few of his wins can compare to his latest triumph in Super Comp at the Denso Spark Plugs NHRA U.S. Nationals.
16 Sep 2020
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
The Sports Report
williams
With a win at the Million Dollar Drag Race, three titles at the Moroso 5-Day race, and a host of $10,000, $20,000, and even $50,000 wins, Troy Williams Jr. long ago secured his place among the greats in high stakes E.T. bracket racing. Williams has…
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Stacked field to battle in Moser Sportsman Shootout season finale

The NHRA South Central Division Moser Sportsman Shootout, originally scheduled for April, will take place Saturday, Sept. 19 in conjunction with the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series doubleheader weekend at Texas Motorplex.
15 Sep 2020
Posted by NHRA.com staff
News
Slate Cummings
The NHRA South Central Division Moser Sportsman Shootout, originally scheduled for April, will take place Saturday, Sept. 19 in conjunction with the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series doubleheader weekend at Texas Motorplex. The specialty event…
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Bob Tasca III on what Ford's new Cobra Jet 1400 means to his family

Little did Bob Tasca I know back in 1968 that his grandson, Bob Tasca III would be driving an all-electric Ford Mustang Cobra Jet—one with 1,000 hp more than the original car ever had.
15 Sep 2020
David Kennedy
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Bob Tasca III Ford Cobra Jet 1400 at U.S. Nationals
Read more: How the original 1968 Ford Cobra Jet came to be…
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Top Fuel midseason review: Kalitta still hanging onto his yearlong points lead

Just past the halfway mark in the 2020 season, Doug Kalitta holds a fragile 50-point lead in the Top Fuel points standings. How did he get there? What's happening now? What might happen in the future? First in a series
15 Sep 2020
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
Feature
Doug Kalitta
With 11 races on the 2020 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series schedule, there’s no easily-measurable midseason point, but the recent Denso Spark Plugs NHRA U.S. Nationals seems like as good a place as any to reflect on what’s happened and what could…
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Fox Sports' Jamie Little and NHRA's Antron Brown bond over their love of animals

Speed. It's what brings journalists like Jamie Little and drivers like Antron Brown together. Yet it's these two Fox Sports stars' love of animals that allowed them to bond. The pair is working to raise awareness of at-risk animals with the help of Indiana's local Hamilton County Humane Society.
14 Sep 2020
Posted by NHRA.com staff
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Fox Sports' Jamie Little and NHRA's Antron Brown
Fox Sports' Jamie Little and NHRA's Antron Brown are working to protect the most at-risk animals in…
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John Force on what missing the U.S. Nationals means to a drag racer like him

The Big Go has always been the race where you measure yourself against the best of the best. Yet the 2020 Denso Spark Plugs NHRA U.S.Nationals was missing one of it's legendary racers—and last year's Funny Car winner. Hear John Force in this Skype interview with Brian Lohnes explain why it's so hard for him to not be racing this year.
14 Sep 2020
Posted by NHRA.com staff
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John Force NHRA U.S. Nationals
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Infinite Hero Funny Car team not resting on its U.S. Nationals victory laurels

Jack Beckman and the Infinite Hero Don Schumacher Racing team are back in the shop hard at work after their Denso Spark Plugs NHRA U.S. Nationals win, as the points leaders get ready to take their show on the road for the first time in months.
14 Sep 2020
Posted by NHRA.com staff
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DSR
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