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Terry McMillen and Matt Hagan lead the way after day two of Indy testing

Terry McMillen and Matt Hagan made the quickest runs of the day in Top Fuel and Funny Car, respectively during the second day of open testing at Lucas Oil Raceway Indianapolis. The runs were made in advance of the E3 Spark Plugs NHRA Nationals, which begins tomorrow.
10 Jul 2020
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
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Terry McMillen and Matt Hagan made the quickest runs of the day in Top Fuel and Funny Car, respectively during the second day of open testing at Lucas Oil Raceway Indianapolis. The runs were made in advance of the E3 Spark Plugs NHRA Nationals,…
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Idle for long months, NHRA pros revel in two-day Indy test session

On the sidelines for four months or more, NHRA Mello Yello Series pro racers are both grateful and excited to be back at the track, doing what they love to do.
10 Jul 2020
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
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“I can’t even begin to tell you how much I’ve missed this,” said three-time Pro Stock Motorcycle champion Angelle Sampey as she climbed off her Screamin’ Eagle Harley-Davidson following a time trial run on Friday at Lucas Oil Raceway Indianapolis…
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Jonnie Lindberg 'honored' to substitute for Bob Tasca III at Indy restart race

Two-time NHRA Top Alcohol Funny Car champion Jonnie Lindberg spoke recently to NHRA's Brian Lohnes via Skype to discuss his role as a substitute driver this weekend for Bob Tasca III, who tested positive for COVID-19.
10 Jul 2020
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Allan Industries steps up as primary sponsor for Doug Foley at Indy event

Allan Industries, a leader in janitorial and disaster restoration services, has signed on as the primary sponsor on Doug Foley’s Foley Lewis Racing Top Fuel dragster for the E3 Spark Plugs NHRA Nationals.
10 Jul 2020
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Allan Industries, a leader in janitorial and disaster restoration services, has signed on as the primary sponsor on Doug Foley’s Foley Lewis Racing Top Fuel dragster for the E3 Spark Plugs NHRA Nationals. The race is the first NHRA Mello Yello…
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Kalitta team turns to professionals for disinfecting, decontaminating trailers

Kalitta Motorsports partnered with Clean Harbors disinfect and decontaminate its racecar haulers and support trailers prior to this weekend's event.
10 Jul 2020
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NHRA announces changes to 2020 driver replacement, oildown penalty rules

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, NHRA has temporarily modified its points-based replacement driver and oildown policies. 
10 Jul 2020
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
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As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, NHRA has temporarily modified its points-based replacement driver and oildown policies. Effective July 11, 2020, and notwithstanding any rule to the contrary, if the original driver is replaced due to COVID-…
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Indy Thursday Testing Notebook; NHRA pros return to action

Notes and news from Lucas Oil Raceway Indianapolis during the first day of professional testing in advance of this weekend’s E3 Spark Plugs NHRA Nationals.
09 Jul 2020
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
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    For the first time since late the Arizona Nationals in late February, NHRA Mello Yello series pros hit the track at Lucas Oil Raceway Indianapolis for a full day of testing ahead of this the long-awaited return to action at…
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Erica Enders settles comfortably into role as mentor, but also committed to learning

As a driver, three-time and reigning Pro Stock champion Erica Enders is still very much on top of her game, but her role at Elite Performance goes well beyond that of just hired gun.
09 Jul 2020
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
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As a driver, three-time and reigning Pro Stock champion Erica Enders is still very much on top of her game, but her role at Elite Performance goes well beyond that of just hired gun. The Elite team has lately welcomed several new drivers to the Pro…
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Troy Coughlin Jr. excited about Pro Stock debut this weekend at Indy event

Third-generation racer Troy Coughlin Jr. will make making his official NHRA Pro Stock debut at this weekend's E3 Spark Plugs NHRA Nationals. He chatted via Skype with NHRA's Brian Lohnes about the big weekend ahead.
09 Jul 2020
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NHRA National Dragster continues coverage of season reboot in latest issue

The latest issue of NHRA National Dragster magazine, available now online for free and also in the mail to NHRA members around the world, continues coverage of the NHRA Return To Racing with season previews/reviews for the Top Fuel Harley, Pro Mod, NHRA Factory Stock Showdown, and more.
09 Jul 2020
NHRA National Dragster staff
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Testing under way in Indy in advance of E3 Spark Plugs NHRA Nationals

And we're back!!! Testing is underway at Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis in advance of Saturday's NHRA Return to Racing at the E3 Spark Plugs NHRA Naitonals. We've got some early video footage to show.
09 Jul 2020
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NHRA Insider: Planning for the Unplannable

What kind of planning went into this weekend's Return To Racing in Indy? Host Brian Lohnes is joined by the NHRA's Kasey Coler, who was a point man on the development of the COVID-19 procedures and strategies for NHRA fans, racers, and media at Lucas Oil Raceway.
09 Jul 2020
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The wait is over; let's go racing

It’s been more than four months since the COVID-19 pandemic halted the 2020 NHRA season but the wheels are once again turning for Mello Yello Series pros with this weekend’s E3 Spark Plugs NHRA Nationals in Indianapolis.
09 Jul 2020
NHRA National Dragster staff
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It’s been more than four months since the Covid-19 pandemic halted the 2020 NHRA season but the wheels are once again turning for Mello Yello Series pros with this weekend’s E3 Spark Plugs NHRA Nationals in Indianapolis. The first two events in…
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Hot rod history with Jack Beckman—Episode 9: A quintessential year in drag racing begins in 1959

Jack Beckman: NHRA Funny Car driver, drag racing instructor, car guy, and hot-rod historian. During this pause in racing action, Jack is taking us through his favorite moments in drag racing history.
08 Jul 2020
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Watch Episode 9 of Hot rod history with Jack Beckman— A quintessential year in drag racing begins: 1959
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Hot rod history with Jack Beckman, a recap of drag racing: 1950-1959

Jack Beckman used the break in racing action to offer a master's class on drag racing's early years: 1950-1959. These TED-talk-like lectures will continue to cover the early-’60s, but for those who may have missed them we present them in one easy to find location.
08 Jul 2020
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In the early days of drag racing there were lots of cars, lots of would-be racers, and lots of open land. The one thing in short supply was the structure needed to bring early hot rodders together to turn them into drag racers. Wally Parks, and his…
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Comp champ Bruno Massel discusses Indy Pro Stock return

Two-time Comp champ and Fox NHRA TV pit reporter Bruno Massel joined NHRA's Brian Lohnes to talk about his return to the Pro Stock class during this weekend's E3 Spark Plugs NHRA Nationals in Indianapolis.
08 Jul 2020
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
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NHRA drivers share reminders of guidelines, protocols for event attendance

Drivers from NHRA's Mello Yello Drag Racing Series join as one to share and remind fans and competitors of the COVID-19 guidelines and protocols that will be in place this weekend at Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis.
08 Jul 2020
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Full fields for return to action in Indy offer a lot of intrigue and potential

Robust and diverse fields set for the return of the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series at the E3 Spark Plugs NHRA Nationals at Lucas Oil Raceway Indianapolis with full fields in each pro category.
07 Jul 2020
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
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This much is certain as the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series roars back into action this weekend at Lucas Oil Raceway Indianapolis; those who win titles at the E3 Spark Plugs NHRA Nationals will clearly have earned them. The current pre-entry…
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NHRA Shop Talk: Bench racin'

NHRA’s Brian Lohnes and Alan Reinhart previewed this weekend’s NHRA E3 Spark Plugs NHRA Nationals and taking your questions! Storylines, interesting stuff, the behind the scenes scoops!
07 Jul 2020
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NHRA’s Brian Lohnes and Alan Reinhart previewed this weekend’s NHRA E3 Spark Plugs NHRA Nationals and taking your questions! Storylines, interesting stuff, the behind the scenes scoops!  Previously on NHRA Shop Talk:…
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Harley teammates Andrew Hines and Eddie Kraweic prepared for Indy kick off

Reigning Mello Yello champion Andrew Hines and Harley-Davidson teammate Eddie Kraweic anxiously await the E3 Spark Plugs NHRA Nationals, the first 2020 Mello Yello Pro Stock Motorcycle event.
07 Jul 2020
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What NHRA drivers have been doing to prepare for those first runs at Indy

Drivers in the Mello Yello Drag Racing Series have spent months on the sidelines leading up to this weekend’s Return to Racing at the E3 Spark Plugs NHRA Nationals in Indianapolis, but many of them quickly adopted regimens and game plans to keep them race-ready.
07 Jul 2020
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
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Drivers in the Mello Yello Drag Racing Series have spent months on the sidelines leading up to this weekend’s Return to Racing at the E3 Spark Plugs NHRA Nationals in Indianapolis, but many of them quickly adopted regimens and game plans to keep…
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Nitro Time Machine: Joe Smith wins Fuel Bike class at 1974 U.S. Nationals

Hop into the Nitro Time Machine with host Brian Lohnes for a trip back to the 1974 U.S. Nationals, where Joe Smith was the winner in the entertaining Fuel Bike class.
07 Jul 2020
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  Previous trips in the NHRA Nitro Time Machine: Lee Shepherd wins 1980 Cajun…
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Catch up on the latest NHRA news and notes of the week with Weekend Update

NHRA's Brian Lohnes catches you up on the latest news of the week and takes a look at the week ahead in NHRA Drag Racing.
06 Jul 2020
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Cattleman’s Cut will recognize health-care workers on Dunn Racing Funny Car

Cattleman’s Cut Beef Jerky, sponsor of the Jim Dunn Racing Funny Car, will recognize America’s first responders on the front of the team’s NHRA Funny Car during the upcoming races in Indianapolis in July.  
06 Jul 2020
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Cattleman’s Cut Beef Jerky, sponsor of the Jim Dunn Racing Funny Car, will recognize America’s first responders in the health profession with a thankful message and patriotic mask design on the front of the team’s NHRA Funny Car during the upcoming…
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Jonnie Lindberg will sub for Bob Tasca III in Motorcraft Funny Car in Indy

Jonnie Lindberg will return to the driver’s seat at this week’s E3 Spark Plugs NHRA Nationals, substituting behind the wheel of the Motorcraft/Quick Lane Ford Mustang Funny Car after driver and team owner Bob Tasca III’s positive COVID-19 diagnosis.
06 Jul 2020
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Jonnie Lindberg will return to the driver’s seat at this week’s E3 Spark Plugs NHRA Nationals, substituting behind the wheel of the Motorcraft/Quick Lane Ford Mustang Funny Car after driver and team owner Bob Tasca III’s positive COVID-19 diagnosis…
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Troy Coughlin Jr. (finally) set for Pro Stock debut in Indy

Third-generation racer Troy Coughlin Jr. will make his Pro Stock debut with the Elite Motorsports team during this weekend’s E3 Spark Plugs NHRA Nationals at Lucas Oil Raceway.
06 Jul 2020
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
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Little known fact; Troy Coughlin Jr. was scheduled to make his NHRA debut in the Pro Stock category in March at the Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals. Coughlin was called in as a last-minute replacement for Vincent Nobile as a member of the…
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As NHRA Mello Yello Series restarts, every round counts in race to championship

One of the most dramatic seasons in recent NHRA history is about to relaunch July 11-12 at the E3 Spark Plugs NHRA Nationals in Indianapolis and one thing is for sure: Every single run is going to be meaningful and important: Every qualifying pass. Every eliminations run. At every event.
06 Jul 2020
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One of the most dramatic seasons in recent NHRA history is about to relaunch July 11-12 at the E3 Spark Plugs NHRA Nationals in Indianapolis and one thing is for sure: Every single run is going to be meaningful and important: Every qualifying…
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Don Schumacher Racing prepping for four-car Top Fuel attack at Indy event

The crews at Don Schumacher Racing are hard at work preparing four Top Fuel cars for the upcoming E3 Spark Plugs NHRA Nationals in Indianapolis. In addition the cars of Antron Brown and Leah Pritchett, DSR will also field cars for Tony Schumacher and Cory McClenathan.
05 Jul 2020
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Fricke, Gill, and Carnasciale lead Division 1 winners at Lebanon Valley Dragway

Jackie Fricke, Matt Gill, and Joe Carnasciale led the list of champions as the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series's NHRA Northeast Division was in action at Lebanon Valley Dragway.
04 Jul 2020
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The following are Sunday's final results from the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, Northeast Division event at Lebanon Valley Dragway: TOP ALCOHOL DRAGSTER Jackie Fricke, Flemington, N.J., 5.297, 273.51  def. Duane…
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Happy Fourth of July from NHRA

Happy Fourth of July from the NHRA to all of our fans, racers, sponsors, and supporters,
04 Jul 2020
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