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Ron Capps welcomes the highs and lows as a Funny Car team owner

No. 10 on NHRA's all-time win list with 76 victories and three world titles, Ron Capps is one of the most experienced and acclaimed drivers in the sport behind the wheel of his NAPA Auto Care Toyota GR Supra. Now in his third season as a team owner, a whole new level has been unlocked.
14 May 2024
Kelly Wade
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Ron Capps
No. 10 on NHRA's all-time win list with 76 victories and three world titles, Ron Capps is one of the most experienced and acclaimed drivers in the sport behind the wheel of his NAPA Auto Care Toyota GR Supra. Now in his third season as a team owner…
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Top Fuel’s Clay Millican after more Chicago magic at Route 66 Nationals

Route 66 Raceway has always been a special venue for Top Fuel fan-favorite Clay Millican. The Gerber Collision & Glass NHRA Route 66 Nationals presented by Peak Performance was the site of his first-ever NHRA Top Fuel event and also an event he won in 2018 and 2023.
13 May 2024
Posted by NHRA.com staff
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Clay Millican
Route 66 Raceway has always been a special venue for Top Fuel fan-favorite Clay Millican. It was the site of his first-ever NHRA Top Fuel event and also an event he won in 2018. Then came last year for the veteran, who broke a losing streak of…
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2024 Las Vegas 4-Wide Nationals Top Dragster champion Cody Webber

13 May 2024
NHRA National Dragster staff
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72:51
Cody Webber left first and then matched his 6.52 dial with a 6.524 to take the title in Right Trailers Top Dragster over Stan Essery, who broke out by .006-second.
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2024 Las Vegas 4-Wide Nationals Top Sportsman champion Aaron Steinkey

13 May 2024
NHRA National Dragster staff
News
63:38
Aaron Steinkey was strong on both ends of the track with a .020 light and a 6.659 on his 6.65 dial to win the Right Trailers Top Sportsman title against Rich Okerman, last year’s No. 5 ranked driver.
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2024 Las Vegas 4-Wide Nationals Super Gas champion Michael Boner

13 May 2024
National Dragster staff
News
78:08
Michael Boner flew his Thunderbird to a near-perfect 10.055 pass in the Super Gas final to collect his first career win in his first final. Opponent Steve Parsons, a three-time Winternationals champ and runner-up at this event a decade ago, broke…
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2024 Las Vegas 4-Wide Nationals Super Comp champion Phil Unruh

13 May 2024
NHRA National Dragster staff
News
42:22
Versatile veteran Phil Unruh won in his fifth different class, adding a Super Comp win in Las Vegas after previous victories in Top Dragster, Super Stock, Super Gas, and Super Street. Unruh sealed the win, the eighth of his career, with a 9.089 to 9…
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2024 Las Vegas 4-Wide Nationals Stock champion Kyle Rizzoli

13 May 2024
NHRA National Dragster staff
News
77:13
Reigning world champ Kyle Rizzoli continued his torrid pace in 2024 with a win in Stock Eliminator. Rizzoli picked up his 15th title after Joe Sorensen broke out in the all-Camaro final round.
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2024 Las Vegas 4-Wide Nationals Super Stock champion Grant Singer

13 May 2024
NHRA National Dragster staff
News
63:56
Grant Singer picked up his first NHRA national event Wally following a final-round win over world champ Don Keen in the Super Stock final. Singer ran 9.063 on his 9.06 dial to overcome Keen’s nearly perfect .004 light.
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2024 Las Vegas 4-Wide Nationals Comp champion Cody Lane

13 May 2024
NHRA National Dragster staff
News
82:46
Cody Lane scored his ninth career win and his fourth in Comp with a (-.53) 8.4 blast to defeat Ryan Priddy’s better-but-later (-.60) 6.57. Lane's win, his fifth in Las Vegas, denied former world champ Priddy a double-win weekend after prevailing in…
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2024 Las Vegas 4-Wide Nationals Top Alcohol Funny Car champion Sean Bellemeur

13 May 2024
NHRA National Dragster staff
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86:04
Three-time world champ Sean Bellemeur scored his fourth four-wide win in Top Alcohol Funny Car competition but his first at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway when he edged rookie phenom Maddi Gordon by just .0008-second as both finished ahead of…
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2024 Las Vegas 4-Wide Nationals Top Alcohol Dragster champion Shawn Cowie

13 May 2024
NHRA National Dragster staff
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50:32
Shawn Cowie won the spring Las Vegas event for the fourth time in Top Alcohol Dragster and for the second time in the four-wide format, where his stout 5.20 defeated Prescott Dean, Jacqueline Fricke, and Mike Coughlin. The win was the 24th for Cowie…
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Jasmine Salinas is building her confidence one race at a time in Top Fuel

Four races into her Top Fuel career, second-generation driver Jasmine Salinas is getting more comfortable in the family Top Fueler, and as she heads to Route 66 Raceway this weekend — a track where she has won in Top Alcohol Dragster — her confidence is soaring.
13 May 2024
Posted by NHRA.com staff
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Jasmine Salinas
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Top Fuel: Justin Ashley has commanding lead, with Doug Kalitta pressing hard

The completion of the NHRA 4-Wide Nationals in Charlotte marked the fifth event of the 2024 season, meaning that the Top Fuel class has reached the quarter-pole of the 20-race season. Here’s a look at the frontrunners and highlights of the season so far. First in a series.
13 May 2024
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
Season Update
Justin Ashley
The completion of the NHRA 4-Wide Nationals in Charlotte marked the fifth event of the 2024 NHRA Mission Foods Drag Racing Series, meaning that the Top Fuel class has reached the quarter-pole of the 20-race season. Here’s a look at the frontrunners…
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Cummings, Szupka lead winners at Cecil County Division 1 Lucas Oil race

Matt Cummings and Steve Szupka led the list of Monday winners at the rain-delayed NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series Northeast Division at Cecil County Dragway.
11 May 2024
Posted by NHRA.com staff
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Division 1
  The following are Monday's final results from the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, Northeast Division event at Cecil County Dragway: TOP ALCOHOL DRAGSTER Matt Cummings, Pompano Beach, Fla., 5.222, 276.80  def…
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Top 5 storylines for the upcoming GETTRX NHRA Pro Stock All-Star Callout

The GETTRX NHRA Pro Stock All-Star Callout will take place on Saturday at the Gerber Collision & Glass Route 66 NHRA Nationals presented by PEAK Performance at Route 66 Raceway. Here's a look at five big storylines leading into the big-buck clash.
10 May 2024
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
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GETTRX NHRA Pro Stock All-Star Callout
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Doug Kalitta is a different racer after his Top Fuel championship

There's a new confidence coming out of Kalitta Motorsports after Doug Kalitta's 2023 Top Fuel championship, his second place in the standings (followed closely by teammate Shawn Langdon), and JR Todd's No. 2 position in Funny Car.
10 May 2024
Posted by NHRA.com staff
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Doug Kalitta on the relief of having a Championship under his belt
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Reborn on the Bayou

NHRA national event racing returned to Louisiana last weekend with the running of the Laris Motorsports Insurance NHRA Cajun SPORTSnationals at No Problem Raceway, but for 15 years in the 1970s and '80s, the NHRA Cajun Nationals was the state's biggest drag race.
10 May 2024
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
DRAGSTER Insider
Cajuns
NHRA national event racing returned to Louisiana last weekend with the running of the Laris Motorsports Insurance NHRA Cajun SPORTSnationals at No Problem Raceway, where hundreds of racers enjoyed the hospitality of co-track owners Nelson and…
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Peak to sponsor Drag Race Bracket Bonanza fan contest in Chicago

Peak Antifreeze has been named presenting sponsor for Drag Race Bracket Bonanza (DRBB), the first dynamic bracket competition for drag racing fans, during the Gerber Collision & Glass NHRA Route 66 Nationals presented by Peak Performance.
09 May 2024
Posted by NHRA.com staff
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Drag Race Bracket Bonanza
Peak Antifreeze, a leader in the antifreeze and coolant industry, has been named presenting sponsor for Drag Race Bracket Bonanza (DRBB), the first dynamic bracket competition for drag racing fans, during the Gerber Collision & Glass NHRA Route…
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Brittany Force will fly Peak Antifreeze & Coolant colors in Chicago

In addition to once again serving as presenting sponsor for the Gerber Collision & Glass NHRA Route 66 Nationals, Peak Antifreeze & Coolant will be the primary sponsor for two-time NHRA Top Fuel champion Brittany Force’s dragster in the pivotal race.
09 May 2024
Posted by NHRA.com staff
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Brittany Force
In addition to once again serving as presenting sponsor for the May 17-19 Gerber Collision & Glass NHRA Route 66 Nationals at Route 66 Raceway, Peak Antifreeze & Coolant will be the primary sponsor for two-time NHRA Top Fuel champion…
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Looking for a rebirth of NHRA national event racing in Louisiana is No Problem

The state of Louisiana has a long and proud history of NHRA Drag Racing, and with the return of the Laris Motorsports Insurance NHRA Cajun SPORTSnationals to No Problem Raceway in Belle Rose, the stage is being set for a new era of success.
09 May 2024
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
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No Problem Raceway
The state of Louisiana has a long and proud history of NHRA Drag Racing, from State Capital Dragway in Baton Rouge, which for 15 years hosted the NHRA Cajun Nationals, to historic sites like Pel State Dragway, Shreveport Dragway, and Houma Drag…
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Mark III Employee Benefits joins Kalitta Motorsports family of corporate partners

Mark III Employee Benefits is the latest addition to the Kalitta Motorsports family of corporate partners and will be the primary sponsor on Doug Kalitta’s dragster at the Super Grip NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals in Bristol. 
09 May 2024
Posted by NHRA.com staff
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Doug Kalitta
Mark III Employee Benefits is the latest addition to the Kalitta Motorsports family of corporate partners and will be the primary sponsor on reigning NHRA Top Fuel champion Doug Kalitta’s dragster at the Super Grip NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals in…
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Watch the Division 1 Lucas Oil Series event from Cecil County free on NHRA.tv

NHRA fans can watch the Division 1 NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event from Cecil County Dragway for free starting Friday on NHRA.tv.
09 May 2024
Posted by NHRA.com staff
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NHRA.tv
NHRA fans can watch the Division 1 NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event from Cecil County Dragway for free starting Friday on NHRA.tv. Presenting sponsors of NHRA.tv Sportsman coverage from Cecil County are Moser, Summitm Strange, and Comp…
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NHRA returns to Washington with NMC for Congressional Motorsports Caucus

Representatives from NHRA and five other major U.S. sanctioning bodies and racetracks were in attendance as the National Motorsports Coalition returned to Washington, D.C., May 7 to attend a briefing held by the Congressional Motorsports Caucus.
08 May 2024
Posted by NHRA.com staff
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Congressional Motorsports Caucus Briefing
Representatives from NHRA and five other major U.S. sanctioning bodies and racetracks were in attendance as the National Motorsports Coalition (NMC) returned to Washington, D.C., on May 7 to attend a briefing held by the Congressional Motorsports…
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NHRA adds fourth qualifier to Gerber Collision & Glass NHRA Route 66 Nationals

The NHRA Mission Foods Drag Racing Series is bringing a massive show to Chicago in 2024, including four overall qualifying sessions, for the 24th annual Gerber Collision & Glass NHRA Route 66 Nationals presented by Peak Performance on May 17-19. 
08 May 2024
Posted by NHRA.com staff
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Gerber Collision & Glass NHRA Route 66 Nationals
Following a successful return to Route 66 Raceway last year, the NHRA Mission Foods Drag Racing Series is bringing a massive show to Chicago in 2024, including four overall qualifying sessions, for the 24th annual Gerber Collision & Glass NHRA…
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Pingel named title sponsor of thrilling NHRA Top Fuel Motorcycle series

Pingel Enterprise Inc., a longtime manufacturer of high-quality motorcycle performance parts, has been named the title sponsor for the NHRA Top Fuel Motorcycle Series, which will make four appearances during the 2024 NHRA Mission Foods Drag Racing Series season.
08 May 2024
Posted by NHRA.com staff
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Top Fuel Motorcycle
The NHRA Top Fuel Motorcycle Series has quickly become a fan-favorite, and NHRA officials announced today that Pingel Enterprise Inc., a longtime manufacturer of high-quality motorcycle performance parts, has been named the title sponsor for the…
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Stewart and Gordon shine during wild Cleetus & Cars event at Indy

Tony Stewart successfully defended his Top Alcohol Dragster title while Maddi Gordon scored her first Top Alcohol Funny Car win during the hugely popular Cleetus & Cars event at Lucas Oil Indianapolis Raceway Park.
08 May 2024
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
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TAD winner Tony Stewart 19
Photos by Heidi Elzas (America’s Meanest Cars) Tony Stewart successfully defended his Top Alcohol Dragster title while Maddi Gordon scored her first Top Alcohol Funny Car win during the hugely popular Cleetus & Cars event at…
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The one word Brittany Force uses to describe her driving style: "Focused"

Brittany Force owns nearly every Top Fuel speed record there is, she's monstrously focused on another championship, and she lives by the credo, "Work hard in silence, let your noise be your success."
07 May 2024
Posted by NHRA.com staff
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"Focused" The one word Brittany Force uses to describe her racing
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It'll be a Sweet Classics ride for Jim Dunn Racing and Buddy Hull in Chicago

Jim Dunn Racing and rookie Funny Car driver Buddy Hull will debut the new-look Sweet Classics nitro Funny Car at the Gerber Collision & Glass Route 66 NHRA Nationals May 17-19 at Route 66 Raceway outside of Chicago.
07 May 2024
Posted by NHRA.com staff
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Jim Dunn Racing
Getting the summer races of the NHRA Mission Foods Drag Racing Series started with a tasty new ride, Jim Dunn Racing and rookie Funny Car driver Buddy Hull will debut the new-look Sweet Classics nitro Funny Car at the Gerber Collision & Glass…
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Antron Brown: Fierce competitor, dynamic team owner, and impossibly optimistic human being

NHRA on FOX's Bruno Massel sat down with Brown to understand where the Top Fuel star's positive nature comes from. "I still have some rabbits in my hat." — Antron Brown
07 May 2024
Posted by NHRA.com staff
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Antron Brown: Fierce competitor, dynamic team owner, and impossibly optimistic human being
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An early-season check-in with Daniel Wilkerson and Andrew Hines

On this episode of the NHRA Insider podcast powered by Speedmaster, host Brian Lohnes is joined by rookie nitro Funny Car driver Daniel Wilkerson and multitime champion-rider-turned-Vance and Hines crew chief Andrew Hines.
07 May 2024
Posted by NHRA.com staff
NHRA Insider podcast
NHRA Insider
  On this episode of the NHRA Insider podcast powered by Speedmaster, host Brian Lohnes is joined by rookie nitro Funny Car driver Daniel Wilkerson and multitime champion-rider-turned-Vance and Hines crew chief Andrew Hines. The two guys…
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