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Super Grip NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals Sunday photo gallery

Sunday eliminations in Bristol went off with nary a hitch. Meander through this gallery of images captured by the esteemed NHRA National Dragster photographers on the last day of the 23rd annual Super Grip NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals.
09 Jun 2024
NHRA National Dragster staff
Gallery
A young Bristol race fan enjoying the winner's circle celebration 54
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Kris Thorne named winner of Congruity NHRA Pro Mod series event in Bristol

Kris Thorne has been named the winner of the Super Grip NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals following JR Gray's final-round disqualification in the Congruity NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series presented by LearnEV+
09 Jun 2024
Posted by NHRA.com staff
News
Kris Thorne
NHRA announced the disqualification of J.R. Gray’s run on Sunday during a post-race inspection following the final round of the Super Grip NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals in the Congruity NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series presented by LearnEV+ due to a…
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Schumacher, Prock, Coughlin, and Herrera roar to Bristol wins

Eight-time Top Fuel world champion Tony Schumacher picked up his first win in 37 races on Sunday at Bristol Dragway's 23rd annual Super Grip NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals. Austin Prock, Jeg Coughlin Jr., and Gaige Herrera also won on Sunday in Bristol.
09 Jun 2024
Posted by NHRA.com staff
Race coverage
Bristol Winner's Circle
Eight-time Top Fuel world champion Tony Schumacher picked up his first win in 37 races on Sunday at Bristol Dragway, defeating reigning world champ Doug Kalitta in the final round of the 23rd annual Super Grip NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals.…
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David Janac wins his first Flexjet Factory Stock Showdown title in Bristol

David Janac won for the first time in the Flexjet Factory Stock Showdown Series at the Super Grip NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals at Bristol Dragway.
09 Jun 2024
Posted by NHRA.com staff
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David Janac
David Janac won for the first time in the Flexjet Factory Stock Showdown Series  at the Super Grip NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals at Bristol Dragway. The veteran driver powered his Janac Brothers Chevrolet COPO Camaro to victory from the No, 4…
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Cottrell takes second Legends Nitro Series win of the season at Bristol event

Bobby Cottrell, winner earlier this season at the Legends Nitro Series opener at the Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals, scored his second win of the season in the Austin & O'Brien Camaro, defeating Phoenix winner Geoff Monise in the final round.
09 Jun 2024
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
News
Legends Nitro Series
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Sunday News and Notes from the Super Grip NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals

It's 74 degrees Fahrenheit out there and with plenty of cloud cover, which means challenge awaits for the crew chiefs as they navigate a racetrack unlike the sun-drenched surface they've dealt with so far here at Bristol Dragway. Here's how it's going down on Sunday.
09 Jun 2024
Kelly Wade
Race coverage
Tony Schumacher
Top Fuel round one Doug Foley and Tony Stewart kick things off, and it's Foley advancing over Stewart's tire-smoking battle of a run. *** Tony Schumacher had a tough time in qualifying and landed in the No. 12 spot, but he's back to his…
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Super Grip NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals Sunday Preview

It's race day at the Super Grip NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals, and with an early start time, the underlying energy is anything but chill. Teams are preparing to chase glory on the strip at one of the most breathtaking facilities on the tour. Here are a few things you should know.
09 Jun 2024
Kelly Wade
Race coverage
Bristol Dragway
It's race day at the 23rd annual Super Grip NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals, and with an early start time, the underlying energy at Bristol Dragway is anything but chill. Teams are preparing to chase glory on the strip and beat Mother Nature to the…
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Super Grip NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals Saturday photo gallery

It was a fine day in Bristol, and National Dragster photographers seized the moment to capture some extraordinary images at the Super Grip NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals. Here is a small sampling.
08 Jun 2024
NHRA National Dragster staff
Gallery
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Smith, Prock, Millican, and Enders claim Mission #2Fast2Tasty wins in Bristol

Matt Smith earned his first Mission #2Fast2Tasty Challenge win of the season at the Super Grip NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals, and Funny Car points leader Austin Prock, Top Fuel's Clay Millican, and reigning Pro Stock champion Erica Enders also won the specialty race.
08 Jun 2024
Posted by NHRA.com staff
Race coverage
Matt Smith
Matt Smith enjoyed an incredible day in Pro Stock Motorcycle at Bristol Dragway, taking the No. 1 qualifier and his first Mission #2Fast2Tasty Challenge win of the season in front of a near-capacity crowd on Saturday at the 23rd annual Super Grip…
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Prock, Millican, Anderson, and Smith rise to the top in Thunder Valley

At the conclusion of an action-packed day of qualifying for the 23rd annual Super Grip NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals, Clay Millican, Austin Prock, Greg Anderson, and Matt Smith locked down low qualifier awards in their respective categories to set the tone for Sunday at Bristol Dragway.
08 Jun 2024
Kelly Wade
Race coverage
Austin Prock
At the conclusion of an action-packed day of qualifying for the 23rd annual Super Grip NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals, Clay Millican, Austin Prock, Greg Anderson, and Matt Smith locked down low qualifier awards in their respective categories to set…
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Saturday News and Notes from the Super Grip NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals

News and notes from day two at the Super Grip NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals at Bristol Dragway
08 Jun 2024
Kelly Wade
Race coverage
Chase Van Sant
The second day of action at Bristol Dragway started with Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series eliminations. Stock, Super Stock, Super Comp, Super Gas, and Top Dragster have all been on track before the first round of Pro qualifying for today, and Pro Mod is…
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Schedule update to Sunday start time for the Super Grip NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals

NHRA and Bristol Dragway officials announced a schedule change for eliminations at the 23rd annual Super Grip NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals due to the pending weather forecast for Sunday. Eliminations will now begin at 10 a.m. ET on Sunday at Bristol Dragway.
08 Jun 2024
Posted by NHRA.com staff
Race coverage
Bristol Crowd
NHRA and Bristol Dragway officials announced a schedule change for eliminations at the 23rd annual Super Grip NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals due to the pending weather forecast for Sunday. Eliminations will now begin at 10 a.m. ET on Sunday at…
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Super Grip NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals Saturday Preview

Welcome to the second day of action at picturesque Bristol Dragway, where the Super Grip NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals are in full swing under glorious blue skies with the promise of intensity reverberating off the Great Smokey Mountains.
08 Jun 2024
Kelly Wade
Race coverage
Bristol Dragway
Welcome to the second day of action at picturesque Bristol Dragway, where the Super Grip NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals are in full swing under glorious blue skies with the promise of intensity reverberating off the Great Smokey Mountains.…
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Super Grip NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals Friday photo gallery

National Dragster photographers scoped out the pits and captured spectacular images trackside on Friday at the Super Grip NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals. Here's a small sampling, for your viewing pleasure.
07 Jun 2024
NHRA National Dragster staff
Gallery
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Millican impresses at home track, Prock, Enders, and Smith also No. 1 in Bristol

Top Fuel veteran Clay Millican made the quickest pass on Friday at Bristol Dragway, racing to the provisional No. 1 qualifier at the 23rd annual Super Grip NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals.
07 Jun 2024
Posted by NHRA.com staff
Race coverage
Clay Millican
Top Fuel veteran Clay Millican made the quickest pass on Friday at Bristol Dragway, racing to the provisional No. 1 qualifier at the 23rd annual Super Grip NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals. Austin Prock (Funny Car), Erica Enders (Pro Stock) and Matt…
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Friday News and Notes from the Super Grip NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals

News, notes, quotes, photos, and video from the opening day of the Super Grip NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals at Bristol Dragway.
07 Jun 2024
Kelly Wade
Race coverage
Jonnie Lindberg
Welcome to majestic Thunder Valley. The first day of the Super Grip NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals are unfolding beneath bright sunshine that has warmed the racing surface throughout the day heading into the kick-off round of qualifying. The early…
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Super Grip NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals Friday Preview

Spring is winding down and summer is about to come 'round the bend, but first, the NHRA Mission Foods Drag Racing Series is rumbling into picturesque Bristol Dragway for the 23rd annual Super Grip NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals.
06 Jun 2024
Kelly Wade
Race coverage
Bristol Dragway
Spring is winding down and summer is about to come 'round the bend, but first, the NHRA Mission Foods Drag Racing Series is rumbling into picturesque Bristol Dragway for the 23rd annual Super Grip NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals. All four…
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Tricky Tipster: Super Grip NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals

The Super Grip NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals will mark a significant step forward for NHRA with the launch of PlayNHRA, an innovative new program that will provide fans opportunities to engage in fantasy games, gaming, and betting for the NHRA Mission Foods Drag Racing Series.
06 Jun 2024
NHRA National Dragster staff
Tricky Tipster®
Tricky Tipster
The Super Grip NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals will mark a significant step forward for NHRA with the launch of PlayNHRA, an innovative new initiative that will provide fans opportunities to engage in fantasy games, gaming, and betting for the NHRA…
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PlayNHRA: NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals Betting Preview

The NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals marks the debut of PlayNHRA, which introduces and formalizes fantasy gaming and betting within the NHRA. This comprehensive article from NEXbets offers guides and analysis for the weekend.
06 Jun 2024
Posted by NHRA.com staff
News
Elevate Your Experience with NXTbets' Expert Analysis Ready to ignite your NHRA betting experience? Look no further than NXTbets' comprehensive…
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Congruity NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series returns to Bristol

Racing in the heart of Pro Mod country, the Congruity NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series presented by LearnEV+ continues its busy stretch as part of this weekend’s Super Grip NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals at Bristol Dragway.
06 Jun 2024
Posted by NHRA.com staff
News
Pro Mod
Racing in the heart of Pro Mod country, the Congruity NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series presented by LearnEV+ continues its busy stretch as part of this weekend’s 23rd annual Super Grip NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals at Bristol Dragway. It is the…
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Steve Johnson aims to become first Pro Stock Motorcycle rider to repeat in Bristol

Pro Stock Motorcycle veteran Steve Johnson is looking to become the first repeat winner at Bristol Dragway at this weekend’s Super Grip NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals and turn around his 2024 season in the process.
06 Jun 2024
Posted by NHRA.com staff
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Steve Johnson
Pro Stock Motorcycle veteran Steve Johnson is looking to become the first repeat winner at Bristol Dragway at this weekend’s 23rd annual Super Grip NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals and turn around his 2024 NHRA Mission Foods Drag Racing Series season…
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John Force goes WFO after emotional victory at NHRA New England Nationals

John Force joined Joe Castello on WFO Radio following his 157th NHRA win at the New England Nationals, where he made an emotional statement that he thinks his legendary career is near its end, and explains what he really meant to convey.
06 Jun 2024
Posted by NHRA.com staff
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John Force
  John Force joined Joe Castello following his 157th NHRA win at the New England Nationals where he made an emotional statement that he thinks his legendary career is near its end, and explains what he really meant to convey.
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Texas Motorplex to host NHRA Jr. Drag Racing League Western Conference Finals

Historic Texas Motorplex will host the Right Trailers NHRA Jr. Drag Racing League Western Conference Finals presented by Capco Contractors June 8-15. 
05 Jun 2024
Posted by NHRA.com staff
News
NHRA Jr. Drag Racing League Western Conference
Historic Texas Motorplex will host the Right Trailers NHRA Jr. Drag Racing League Western Conference Finals presented by Capco Contractors June 8-15.    The legendary facility just south of Dallas will host hundreds of young competitors…
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Bristol Dragway set for Flexjet Factory Stock Showdown excitement

The Flexjet NHRA Factory Stock Showdown Series will return to one of the most historic dragstrips in the country this weekend, Bristol Dragway, for the Super Grip NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals.
05 Jun 2024
Posted by NHRA.com staff
News
Flexjet Factory Stock Showdown
The Flexjet NHRA Factory Stock Showdown Series will return to one of the most historic dragstrips in the country this weekend, Bristol Dragway, nestled in the Tennessee mountains and known as one of the quickest racing surfaces in the country. For…
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Top Fuel points leader Justin Ashley hopes to keep his Bristol streak alive

If you’re NHRA Top Fuel points leader Justin Ashley, it would be hard not to love Bristol Dragway. Ashley has won back-to-back races in scenic Thunder Valley, including last year when he swept the weekend in incredible fashion.
05 Jun 2024
Posted by NHRA.com staff
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Justin Ashley
If you’re NHRA Top Fuel points leader Justin Ashley, it would be hard not to love Bristol Dragway. Ashley has won back-to-back races in scenic Thunder Valley, including last year when he swept the weekend in incredible fashion, including the…
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Rising Funny Car star Daniel Wilkerson on cusp of first win heading to Bristol

Daniel Wilkerson has already enjoyed a great start to his first full season in the NHRA Mission Foods Drag Racing Series and can take another big leap at this weekend’s Super Grip NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals.
05 Jun 2024
Posted by NHRA.com staff
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Daniel Wilkerson
Daniel Wilkerson has already enjoyed a great start to his first full season in the NHRA Mission Foods Drag Racing Series, sitting sixth in Funny Car points after a final round in Charlotte and back-to-back semifinal appearances at the last two races…
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Slow-motion highlights from the 2024 NHRA New England Nationals

Engine explosions, crossed-up Funny Cars, and the joy of victory were all captured frame-by-frame at the 2024 NHRA New England Nationals.
04 Jun 2024
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
Race coverage
 Slow-motion highlights from the 2024 NHRA New England Nationals
The NHRA New England Nationals, held at the historic New England Dragway, brought the best of the best in the world of  NHRA drag racing. to New England, and the NHRA on FOX caught every east-coast moment in slow-motion detain. 
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Weekend Rewind: NHRA New England Nationals

The NHRA New England Nationals kicked off a busy summer of NHRA Drag Racing at New England Dragway with a wild event playing out in front of two sold-out crowds. Here's a look back at the weekend.
04 Jun 2024
Posted by NHRA.com staff
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Weekend Rewind
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Shirley Muldowney to become member of Bristol’s Legends of Thunder Valley

Three-time NHRA Top Fuel world champion Shirley Muldowney will be inducted into the prestigious Legends of Thunder Valley, Bristol Dragway's official Hall of Fame, during the Super Grip NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals.
04 Jun 2024
Posted by NHRA.com staff
News
Shirley Muldowney
Shirley Muldowney never raised a trophy at historic Bristol Dragway, but don’t let that glaring stat distract from the over-arching victory she claimed through her tenacity as a pioneering trailblazer in motorsports. One so significant that women…
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The Insiders recap Epping and talk about a smooth new Bristol surface

On this episode of the NHRA Insider powered by Speedmaster, host Brian Lohnes is joined by Tony Pedregon and National Dragster's Kevin McKenna to talk about the NHRA New England Nationals and look forward to this weekend's Super Grip NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals. 
04 Jun 2024
Posted by NHRA.com staff
NHRA Insider podcast
NHRA Insider
  On this episode of the NHRA Insider powered by Speedmaster, host Brian Lohnes is joined by Tony Pedregon and NHRA National Dragster's Kevin McKenna to talk about the amazing 2024 NHRA New England Nationals and look forward to…
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