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Houston Top Fuel Sunday results: Final

It took crew chief David Grubnic just five races to put driver Brittany Force and the Advance Auto Parts team into the winner's circle, and he did it in convincing fashion with a wire-to-wire victory in Houston.
10 Apr 2019
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
Race coverage
brit
It took crew chief David Grubnic just five races to put driver Brittany Force and the Advance Auto Parts team into the winner's circle, and he did it in convincing fashion with a wire-to-wire victory in Houston. After qualifying in the No. 1 spot…
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Houston Funny Car Sunday results: Final

Robert Hight claimed the 48th NHRA Wally of his career and third in Houston following a great 3.941 to 3.966 win against Matt Hagan in the final of the Mopar Express Lane NHRA SpringNationals.
10 Apr 2019
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
Race coverage
hight
Robert Hight claimed the 48th NHRA Wally of his career and third in Houston following a great 3.941 to 3.966 win against Matt Hagan in the final of the Mopar Express Lane NHRA SpringNationals. Not in the final following Friday's two qualifying…
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Houston Funny Car Sunday results: Semifinals

Robert Hight and Matt Hagan, who have combined to win four of the last ten NHRA Mello Yello Funny Car championships, will meet to decide the Mopar Express Lane NHRA SpringNationals championship.
10 Apr 2019
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
Race coverage
hagan
Robert Hight and Matt Hagan, who have combined to win four of the last ten NHRA Mello Yello Funny Car championships, will meet to decide the Mopar Express Lane NHRA SpringNationals championship. Hight, the 2009 and 2017 champ, reached the final…
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Houston Top Fuel Sunday results: Semifinals

Antron Brown has earned a spot in his 92nd NHRA final round where he will take on low qualifier Brittany Force.
10 Apr 2019
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
Race coverage
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Antron Brown has earned a spot in his 92nd NHRA final round where he will take on low qualifier Brittany Force. Brown will be racing for the Wally for the first time the the Brainerd round last August after he scored a holeshot win over reigning…
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Houston Funny Car Sunday results: E2

Bob Tasca III had John Force on the ropes but the 16-time champ slipped the noose when Tasca's parachute deployed before the finish line.
10 Apr 2019
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
Race coverage
hagan
Bob Tasca III had John Force on the ropes but the 16-time champ slipped the noose when Tasca's parachute deployed before the finish line. Tasca left first and led at half track, but slowed to a 4.060, allowing Force to move to the semi's with a…
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Houston Top Fuel Sunday results: E2

Coming off back-to-back final rounds in Gainesville and Las Vegas, Clay Millican keeps rolling in Houston.
10 Apr 2019
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
Race coverage
millican
Coming off back-to-back final rounds in Gainesville and Las Vegas, Clay Millican keeps rolling in Houston. Millican and his Mike Kloeber-led Advance Auto Parts team defeated Scott Palmer to reach the semifinals but they'll have their work cut out…
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Houston Funny Car Sunday results: E1

No. 1 qualifier John Force re-set low elapsed time of the race with a strong 3.859 as five of the top eight qualifiers advanced in a quick Funny Car round.
10 Apr 2019
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
Race coverage
todd
No. 1 qualifier John Force re-set low elapsed time of the race with a strong 3.859 as five of the top eight qualifiers advanced in a quick Funny Car round. Force, who qualified in the top spot for the first time in two years, stayed in the hunt for…
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Houston Top Fuel Sunday results: E1

Low qualifiers Brittany Force and Steve Torrence advance while Austin Prock wins the first battle against rival Jordan Vandergriff.
10 Apr 2019
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
Race coverage
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Low qualifiers Brittany Force and Steve Torrence advance while Austin Prock wins the first battle against rival Jordan Vandergriff. Force ran a tenth slower than her track record qualifying run with a 3.766, but that was more than enough to win…
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Houston Top Fuel Saturday results: Q4

There were a half-dozen drivers in Top Fuel who made their best run in the final qualifying session including Steve Torrence, but none of them could touch Brittany Force's 3.661 best.
10 Apr 2019
NHRA National Dragster staff
Race coverage
salinas
There were a half-dozen drivers in Top Fuel who made their best run in the final qualifying session including Steve Torrence, but none of them could touch Brittany Force's 3.661 best. Torrence drove to a 3.705 to claim three bonus points and the…
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Houston Funny Car Saturday results: Q4

Ron Capps made the best run of the final Funny Car session with a 3.893, but it wasn't enough to unseat John Force from the top spot.
10 Apr 2019
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
Race coverage
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Ron Capps made the best run of the final Funny Car session with a 3.893, but it wasn't enough to unseat John Force from the top spot. Following an hour-long rain delay, Capps earned three bonus points for his NAPA Dodge while Robert Hight also…
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Houston Funny Car Saturday results: Q3

Robert Hight breathed a sigh of relief after powering to a 3.920 to put his Auto Club Camaro into the Houston Funny Car field.
10 Apr 2019
NHRA National Dragster staff
Race coverage
hight
Robert Hight breathed a sigh of relief after powering to a 3.920 to put his Auto Club Camaro into the Houston Funny Car field. Hight had a lot to think about on Friday night when he left Houston Raceway Park and was not one of the 16 qualifiers.…
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Houston Top Fuel Saturday results: Q3

Fifteen of the 17 Top Fuel dragsters in Houston have run 3.83 or quicker, making the Mopar Express Lane SpringNationals one of the most competitive fields in this or any other year.
10 Apr 2019
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
Race coverage
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Fifteen of the 17 Top Fuel dragsters in Houston have run 3.83 or quicker, making the Mopar Express Lane SpringNationals one of the most competitive fields in this or any other year. as expected, Brittany Force held on to the top spot with Friday's…
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Don Schumacher Racing crew member Matt Sackman obtains Top Fuel license

Matt Sackman wrenches on Antron Brown’s Matco Tools Top Fueler when he’s not racing in the Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series -- or in this case, burning nitro.
10 Apr 2019
Jacob Sundstrom, NHRA National Dragster Associate Editor
News
Matt Sackman
Cylinder head specialist Matt Sackman earned his NHRA Top Fuel license Monday at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Sackman got his start at Don Schumacher Racing in 2013 as an intern on Antron Brown’s Matco Tools Top Fuel Dragster before…
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Mopar Express Lane NHRA SpringNationals Friday Preview

The 32nd annual Mopar Express Lane NHRA SpringNationals precented by Pennzoil gets under way in Houston. Nitro begins the proceedings at 4:30 p.m. Central time.
10 Apr 2019
NHRA National Dragster staff
Race coverage
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Welcome to the opening day of the 32nd annual Mopar Express Lane NHRA SpringNationals presented by Pennzoil. The opening nitro qualifying session is scheduled to begin at 4:30 p.m. Central time. Last week, the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series…
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Houston Sunday photo gallery

Photo highlights from the final day of the Mopar Express Lane NHRA SpringNationals presented by Pennzoil at Houston Raceway Park.
10 Apr 2019
NHRA National Dragster staff
Race coverage
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Photo highlights from the final day of the Mopar Express Lane NHRA SpringNationals presented by Pennzoil at Houston Raceway Park Fans flooded the starting line on Sunday morning during the NHRA Track Walk, which allows spectators to…
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Houston Saturday photo gallery

Highlights and scenes from the final day of qualifying at the Mopar Express Lane NHRA SpringNationals presented by Pennzoil at Houston Raceway Park.
10 Apr 2019
NHRA National Dragster staff
Race coverage
beckman
Highlights and scenes from the final day of qualifying at the Mopar Express Lane NHRA SpringNationals presented by Pennzoil at Houston Raceway Park Sportsman eliminations continued throughout the day including Stock Eliminator which…
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Houston Friday photo gallery

Memorable images from the opening day of the Mopar Express Lane NHRA SpringNationals presented by Pennzoil at Houston Raceway Park
10 Apr 2019
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
Race coverage
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Memorable images from the opening day of the Mopar Express Lane NHRA SpringNationals presented by Pennzoil at Houston Raceway Park. On Friday morning, the NHRA Youth and Educations Services program hosted several hundred school kids…
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DSR, Doug Chandler to run MD Anderson Cancer Center car in Houston in honor of the late Terry Chandler

At this weekend’s Mopar Express Lane NHRA SpringNationals Presented by Pennzoil, Doug Chandler has chosen to recognize The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center with a special tribute livery on one of his late wife Terry's "giving cars," the Jack Beckman-piloted Don Schumacher Racing Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat.
10 Apr 2019
Posted by NHRA.com staff
News
Terry Chandler
The Don Schumacher Racing tradition of fielding “giving cars” began thanks to the late New Mexico philanthropist and drag racing enthusiast, Terry Chandler. By bannering the Infinite Hero Foundation and Make-A-Wish Foundation on the Funny Cars…
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Shane Conway picks Houston race for his 2019 national event debut

09 Apr 2019
Posted by NHRA.com staff
News
Shane Conway
Although it's still early in his Top Alcohol Dragster driving career, Houstonian Shane Conway says he's ready to win his first national event on the NHRA tour, and he'd love for it to happen at this weekend's 32nd annual Mopar Express Lane NHRA…
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Toyota to serve as primary sponsor of Doug Kalitta in Houston

Toyota and Kalitta Motorsports have announced that the auto manufacturer will be the primary sponsor of Doug Kalitta’s Top Fuel dragster at the upcoming Mopar Express Lane NHRA SpringNationals presented by Pennzoil
09 Apr 2019
Posted by NHRA.com staff
News
Doug Kalitta
Toyota and Kalitta Motorsports have announced that the auto manufacturer will be the primary sponsor of Doug Kalitta’s Top Fuel dragster at the upcoming Mopar Express Lane NHRA SpringNationals presented by Pennzoil at Houston Raceway Park,…
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Capp crowned Division 4 Moser Sportsman Shootout champion

Jim Rod Capp drove his Super Gas ’10 Corvette to the win in the NHRA Moser Sportsman Shootout this weekend during the South Central Division double-header event at Texas Motorplex.
09 Apr 2019
Posted by NHRA.com staff
News
Moser
Jim Rod Capp drove his Super Gas ’10 Corvette to the win in the NHRA Moser Sportsman Shootout this weekend during the South Central Division double-header event at Texas Motorplex.   Houston-based Capp qualified for the Moser Sportsman…
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NHRA Power Rankings: Leaders hold position after Las Vegas Four Wide

Steve Torrence, Robert Hight, Jeg Coughlin Jr. and Eddie Krawiec remain on top four races into 2019
09 Apr 2019
Jacob Sundstrom, NHRA National Dragster Associate Editor
Power Rankings
Power Rankings
Two of the first six races of the season are four-wide affairs and one of them is at elevation. We just wrapped up the Denso Spark Plugs NHRA Four-Wide Nationals, which is held at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. The elevation? Nearly 2,000…
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NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series powers back to Houston

The NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series makes the first of its two annual trips to Texas when it returns to Houston Raceway Park powered by Pennzoil on April 12-14 for the 32nd annual Mopar Express Lane NHRA SpringNationals presented by Pennzoil.
09 Apr 2019
Posted by NHRA.com staff
News
Houston
The NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series makes the first of its two annual trips to Texas when it returns to Houston Raceway Park powered by Pennzoil on April 12-14 for the 32nd annual Mopar Express Lane NHRA SpringNationals presented by Pennzoil…
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Fast Five: Denso Spark Plugs NHRA Four-Wide Nationals

NHRA's Lewis Bloom and Amanda Busick counts down their top five moments from the Denso Spark Plugs NHRA Four-Wide Nationals.
08 Apr 2019
Posted by NHRA.com staff
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Chris McGaha
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Fricke, Marshall lead Sportsman winners at NHRA Four-Wide Nationals in Las Vegas

Jackie Fricke (Top Alcohol Dragster) and Chris Marshall (Top Alcohol Funny Car) led the list of Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series champions at the Denso Spark Plugs NHRA Four-Wide Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
08 Apr 2019
Posted by NHRA.com staff
News
Las Vegas
Jackie Fricke (Top Alcohol Dragster) and Chris Marshall (Top Alcohol Funny Car) led the list of Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series champions at the Denso Spark Plugs NHRA Four-Wide Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Final-round results in…
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Meyer, Whiteley collect alcohol-class wins at Texas Motorplex doubleheader

Megan Meyer and Annie Whitely led the list of winners in the second half of the NHRA South Central Division Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series Double-Header weekend at Texas Motorplex.
08 Apr 2019
Posted by NHRA.com staff
News
Annie Whiteley
Preview | Thursday | Friday | Sunday The following are Monday's final results from the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, South Central Division…
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Las Vegas Sunday photo gallery

Photo highlights from the final day of the Denso Spark Plugs NHRA Four-Wide Nationals at the Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway​​​​​​.
07 Apr 2019
NHRA National Dragster staff
Race coverage
Photo Gallery
Photo highlights from the final day of the Denso Spark Plugs NHRA Four-Wide Nationals at the Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway​​​​​​. Denso-sponsored Top Fuel racer Clay Millican and NHRA announcer Joe Castello led the NHRA Track…
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Las Vegas Top Fuel Sunday results: Final

Low qualifier Mike Salinas scored his first career win in just his 42nd start, taking advantage of a new tuning tandem of Alan Johnson and Brian Husen to put his Scrappers Racing dragster into the winner’s circle.
07 Apr 2019
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
Race coverage
Mike Salinas
Low qualifier Mike Salinas scored his first career win in just his 42nd start, taking advantage of a new tuning tandem of Alan Johnson and Brian Husen to put his Scrappers Racing dragster into the winner’s circle. Salinas powered to a 3.801 to…
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Las Vegas Funny Car Sunday results: Final

J.R. Todd won the Denso Spark Plugs NHRA Four-Wide Nationals for the second straight and won for the third straight time at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
07 Apr 2019
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
Race coverage
J.R. Todd
J.R. Todd won the Denso Spark Plugs NHRA Four-Wide Nationals for the second straight and won for the third straight time at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Todd, who also won last year’s fall event at The Strip en route to winning the…
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Las Vegas Pro Stock Sunday results: Final

Bo Butner captured his third win in four races and his second-straight win in Las Vegas at the Denso Spark Plugs NHRA Four-Wide Nationals.
07 Apr 2019
Jacob Sundstrom, NHRA National Dragster Associate Editor
Race coverage
Bo Butner
Bo Butner owns three of the first four Pro Stock Wallys handed out in 2019. He beat Greg Anderson, Jason Line and Matt Hartford on a triple-holeshot to tighten his grip on the Pro Stock lead at the Denso Spark Plugs NHRA Four-Wide Nationals. His .…
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