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Tuesday Morning Crew Chief: Capps' long road

Ron Capps’ road to his first Funny Car championship was littered with potholes and detours, not the least of which included four second-place finishes. Here’s a look at that roadmap of runner-ups.

Todd to move to Kalitta DHL Funny Car in 2017; Coughlin Jr. takes over SealMaster dragster

Kalitta Motorsports Top Fuel driver J.R. Todd will move into the seat of its DHL Toyota Camry Funny Car vacated by Del Worsham. In turn, Troy Coughlin Jr. will move from the planned part-time sixth team to a full-time seat aboard the SealMaster Top Fuel dragster.

Fast Five: NHRA’s Most Prolific 'Bridesmaids'

This season, Ron Capps broke through and earned his much-awaited first championship, removing himself from a list most racers don’t really want to be on: most wins without a championship. Who remains on that list?

2016 Super Stock champion Jimmy DeFrank

For the fifth time in his storied career, DeFrank was crowned the Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series national champion in Super Stock. He finished the year with three wins and a pair of runner-up finishes.


Operation Appreciation (Day 4): Bigfoot driver Swim embarks upon his first journey with team

While Dan Runte, driver of the Summit Racing Bigfoot 4×4 Monster Truck, has long been part of Operation Appreciation, his teammate and fellow Bigfoot driver Larry Swim was new to the tour this year. This year, Swim joined Runte, 2016 NHRA Pro Stock world champ Jason Line and his Summit Racing/KB Racing Chevrolet Camaro teammate Greg Anderson, as well as Vance & Hines Screamin’ Eagle Harley-Davidson Pro Stock Motorcycle campaigners Andrew Hines and Eddie Krawiec

2016 Stock and Top Dragster champ Jeff Strickland

Jeff Strickland pulled off an extremely rare feat when he won national championships in both Stock and Top Dragster. Strickland took the early lead in Top Dragster presented by Racing RVs and clinched that title first, and drove a COPO Camaro for the Gray Motorsports team to the Stock championship that he wrapped up at the season finale.


Operation Appreciation (Day 3): Anderson finds a piece of home in Kuwait

Greg Anderson has been a regular on the Operation Appreciation tour since 2011, but there is always a surprise or two over the course of the week. This time, it was running into someone who resides in the town where he grew up: Duluth, Minn

2016 Top Sportsman champ Mike Williams

NHRA.com continues its salute to 2016 NHRA season champions with Mike Williams, who used a late-season rally to take the title in the Top Sportsman presented by Racing RVs class.


Dragster Insider: NHRA Funny Car champs through history

Ron Capps became just the 20th NHRA Funny Car world champion when he clinched his long-awaited title this season and continued the legacy of flopper heroes throughout the years. Here’s a look back at all of the Funny Car champs.

2017 Hot Rod Heritage Series schedule set

NHRA officials have announced the 2017 NHRA Hot Rod Heritage Racing Series schedule, headlined by the Nostalgia Top Fuel and Nostalgia Funny Car categories. The series, celebrating its tenth season, includes classes for front engine dragsters, altereds and gassers, along with the nitro-burning dragsters and Funny Cars.

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