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Pro Stock Motorcycle/Pro Mod/Factory Stock previews highlight new issue of National Dragster

NHRA National Dragster's third issue of 2020, featuring coverage of the Lucas Oil NHRA Wintrrnationals and previewing the Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals, is online for NHRA members and in the mail to homes and shops around the world.
20 Feb 2020
NHRA National Dragster staff
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NHRA National Dragster's third issue of 2020, featuring coverage of the Lucas Oil NHRA Wintrrnationals and previewing the Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals, is online for NHRA members and in the mail to homes and shops around the world. In…
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Jason Line hopes to add special moment in Phoenix during retirement tour

Past Pro Stock champ Jason Line would love to close out his driving career this season with another world championship. After a runner-up in Pomona, a good showing at the NHRA Arizona Nationals would go a long way towards that goal.
19 Feb 2020
Posted by NHRA.com staff
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Jason Line
Craving the spotlight has never been part of Jason Line’s personality, but during his final season of full-time racing in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, the three-time Pro Stock world champion may experience it more than usual in 2020.…
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50 Years of Pro Stock: Bob Glidden’s desert dominance led to championships

Bob Glidden owned Pro Stock in the mid- to late-1980s, winning five straight championships from 1985-1989, a streak that coincided with his domination of the NHRA national event in Phoenix, which Glidden won in each its first four years.
19 Feb 2020
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
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Bob Glidden
Throughout 2020, NHRA will be celebrating 50 Years of Pro Stock with special exhibitions and features at national events and showcasing the long history of the class on its media channels. Prior to each event on the 2020 schedule, NHRA…
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NHRA, Game Time partner on a new line of stylized NHRA Premier Watches

19 Feb 2020
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NHRA
The NHRA and Game Time have partnered on a new line of stylized NHRA Premier Watches that tap into the rich history of NHRA speed and motor culture with a vintage twist.  The initial run includes models named Nitro, Vintage Pioneer,…
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NHRA Arizona Nationals Tricky Tipster: Desert Storming

Tricky Tipster, NHRA National Dragster magazine's resident Wizard of Odds, has labeled Pomona winners Doug Kalitta, Jack Beckman, and Jeg Coughlin Jr., as his pre-race picks for this weekend's NHRA Arizona Nationals in Phoenix.
19 Feb 2020
NHRA National Dragster staff
Tricky Tipster®
Tricky Tipster
There is something peaceful and tranquil about the Arizona desert unless of course, one takes into account the oasis that is Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park just outside of Phoenix. The words “peaceful” and “tranquil” are rarely used to describe…
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Antron Brown has something to prove at NHRA Arizona Nationals

Antron Brown teamed back up with crew chief Brian Corradi ahead of the 2020 Mello Yello NHRA Drag Racing season and is eager to get back on top, beginning at the NHRA Arizona Nationals.
18 Feb 2020
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Antron Brown
Last season wasn’t up to the usual impressive standards from Antron Brown, but you won’t find an ounce of discouragement from the three-time NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series world champ. Coming off his first winless season of his career in the…
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Alexis DeJoria returns to Phoenix looking for first win in comeback season

Alexis DeJoria returned to Mello Yello NHRA Drag Racing in Pomona with plenty of energy and hopes to turn that into victory at the NHRA Arizona Nationals.
18 Feb 2020
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Alexis DeJoria
A two-year hiatus didn’t seem to bother Alexis DeJoria as she opened the 2020 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season in style in Pomona. The Funny Car standout advanced to the semifinals in her first race since 2017, setting a strong tone for…
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AAA Texas FallNationals tickets on sale now after record renewal period

Tickets for the Oct. 15-18, AAA Texas FallNationals at Texas Motorplex are on sale now. Fans who buy any adult ticket with pit pass for any day of the FallNationals will receive one Texas Motorplex 35th Anniversary Commemorative Coin.
18 Feb 2020
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Dallas
Tickets for the Oct. 15-18, AAA Texas FallNationals are on sale now following a highly successful renewal period and while supplies last each order will receive a commemorative 35th-anniversary coin. The fourth of six Countdown championship playoff…
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On the heels of Pomona victory, Infinite Hero team bullish on Phoenix, 2020 season

Following Jack Beckman's Funny Car win at the season-opening Lucas Oil NHRA Winterationals, crew chief Dean Antonelli talked about his team's strategy and plans for the upcoming NHRA Arizona Nationals and the balance of the season.
18 Feb 2020
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Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals Sportsman Highlights

There were a dozen different Sportsman champions crowned during last week’s season-opening Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals presented by ProtectTheHarvest.com, and most of them didn’t need directions to find the winner’s circle.
18 Feb 2020
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
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Aryan Rochon
There were a dozen different Sportsman champions crowned during last week’s season-opening Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals presented by ProtectTheHarvest.com, and most of them didn’t need directions to find the winner’s circle. With the exception of…
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Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals Top Dragster winner Paul Nero

18 Feb 2020
NHRA National Dragster staff
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Two years removed from a Top Dragster presented by Vortech Superchargers championship, Paul Nero is still going strong and earned his fourth career win in the class by stopping Chuck Phelps in the final round. Nero gained a sizable lead at the…
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Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals Top Sportsman winner Don Meziere

18 Feb 2020
NHRA National Dragster staff
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Don Meziere made a triumphant return to Auto Club Raceway at Pomona, where he claimed his first national event title in Super Comp in 2014, and this time, he earned career win No. 4 in the Top Sportsman presented by Vortech Superchargers class.…
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Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals Super Street winner Gary Ericksen

18 Feb 2020
NHRA National Dragster staff
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More than a decade after his last national event win in Seattle in 2009, Gary Erickswn visited the winner’s circle again when he wheeled his Ford Probe to the Super Street title. Ericksen, who also won in Seattle in 2005, held off final-round…
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Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals Super Gas winner Val Torres Sr.

18 Feb 2020
NHRA National Dragster staff
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Val Torres Sr. now has seven national event Wallys, including two from Pomona after his latest victory in Super Gas. Torres trailed opponent Greg Ventura off the starting line by two hundredths but turned on the win light by running a 9.929 to…
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Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals Super Comp winner Parker Theobald

18 Feb 2020
NHRA National Dragster staff
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There were a number of great storylines to emerge from the 60th annual Pomona opener, but it was hard to top the Super Comp final that featured the Theobald brothers. Each seeking their first national event Wally, Parker, 19, the reigning Div. 7…
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Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals Stock winner Brian McClanahan

18 Feb 2020
NHRA National Dragster staff
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For many hardcore fans of NHRA class racing, the Stock eliminator final was worth the price of admission since it featured a heads-up AA/SA contest between Brian McClanahan’s ’69 Camaro and Robert Pond’s ’64 Thunderbolt. Following a pair of…
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Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals Super Stock winner Justin Lamb

18 Feb 2020
NHRA National Dragster staff
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Justin Lamb has been a consistent winner since his arrival on the NHRA scene in 2006, and he now has 26 wins in just 38 final rounds, making him one of the best “closers” in the business. A winner in six different classes, Lamb’s most recent…
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Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals Comp winner Doug Lambeck

18 Feb 2020
NHRA National Dragster staff
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Doug Lambeck has now won 14 national events, and half of them have come in Pomona. Lambeck stopped former Stock ace Tibor Kadar in Comp. Lambeck, in his D/SMA Pontiac, sacrificed .11-hundredths in index during his round-two win over Art Hodges…
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Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals Top Alcohol Funny Car winner Aryan Rochon

18 Feb 2020
NHRA National Dragster staff
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Aryan Rochon made the trip to Pomona from his home in Florida pay off with his first victory. Using a consistent string of 5.5s, Rochon upset past world champs Jay Payne and Shane Westerfield to earn a bye into the Top Alcohol Funny Car final…
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Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals Top Alcohol Dragster winner Shawn Cowie

18 Feb 2020
NHRA National Dragster staff
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  Shawn Cowie scored career win No. 19 and his second straight in Pomona when he defeated Garrett Bateman in the Top Alcohol Dragster final, 5.35 to 5.43, in a battle of the class’ top two qualifiers. Cowie was particularly impressive…
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Experience Big Tire Shootout at NHRA Arizona Nationals

A special Big Tire Shootout exhibition will hit the NHRA Arizona Nationals on Friday and Saturday.
17 Feb 2020
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Big Tire Shootout
A group of incredible big tire racers will hit the drag strip at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park during the NHRA Arizona…
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After a decade away, Doug Foley will make Top Fuel return at NHRA Arizona Nationals

Doug Foley will make his return to NHRA Top Fuel competition at the NHRA Arizona Nationals after a 10-year hiatus from the class.
17 Feb 2020
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Doug Foley
Doug Foley will make his return to NHRA Top Fuel competition at the NHRA Arizona Nationals after a 10-year hiatus from the class. Foley recently completed his Top Fuel relicensing during test sessions at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park outside…
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Jordan Vandergriff talks about his rookie season and racing future with Lewis Bloom

Top Fuel racer Jordan Vandergriff joined NHRA reporter Lewis Bloom in the Wally Parks studio to discuss his rookie season and his search for a spot back in the Top Fuel class in the Mello Yello NHRA Drag Racing Series.
17 Feb 2020
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Jordan Vandergriff
Jordan Vandergriff hopes to be back on track soon in his Bob Vandergriff Racing Top Fuel dragster. You can see his BVR teammate Shawn Reed, and the rest of the Mello Yello NHRA Drag Racing Series, back on track at the NHRA Arizona Nationals in…
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Remember when NASCAR's Kurt Busch qualified in Pro Stock at the Gatornationals?

NASCAR star Kurt Busch is qualified No. 18 for Sunday’s Daytona 500, not nearly as good as the position that he earned when he competed in Pro Stock at the NHRA Gatornationals in 2011.
15 Feb 2020
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
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Kurt Busch
NASCAR star Kurt Busch is qualified No. 18 for Sunday’s Daytona 500, not nearly as good as the position that he earned when he competed in Pro Stock at the NHRA Gatornationals in 2011. Busch not only qualified his Allen Johnson-powered Shell…
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Jack Beckman's Winternationals win even more impressive than meets the eye

Jack Beckman won the Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals in Funny Car for the first time in his career, and his Infinite Hero Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat team is poised to do a lot more of it.
14 Feb 2020
Jacob Sundstrom, NHRA National Dragster Associate Editor
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Jack Beckman
Jack Beckman won the Winternationals for the third time in his career on Sunday. This Wally meant more because it came at the 60th Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals, because it came against John Force, and because he sounded half-dead all weekend.…
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WFO Radio NHRA Podcast: Winternationals recap

14 Feb 2020
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WFO
This week on WFO Radio NHRA Podcast, Doug Kalitta, Jeg Coughlin Jr. and Alan Reinhart recap the 60th Lucas Oil Winternationals with host Joe Castello. Kalitta discusses his third consecutive victory at the Winternationals and gives some insight to…
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NHRA vs. NASCAR at Daytona Beach

In 1957, NHRA founder Wally Parks used hot rodding ingenuity to steal Daytona’s thunder by setting a NASCAR speed record
14 Feb 2020
Wally Parks
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Suddenly
This article, written by Wally Parks, originally appeared in the March 16, 2007 issue of NHRA National Dragster magazine. It was a fun time 50 years ago when Ray Brock and I covered the 1956 NASCAR Speedweek action in Daytona, Fla., for…
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50 years of Pro Stock salute: You’ve Come a Long Way, Pro Stock

From birthday to present day, the evolution of the Pro Stock class has been dramatic to say the least. Here’s a comparison of a 1970 versus 2020 NHRA Pro Stock car.
13 Feb 2020
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
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Pro Stock
Launched a half-century ago with an official kickoff at the Winternationals in Pomona, Pro Stock has provided NHRA fans with some of the sport’s greatest moments and produced some of its most well-known and beloved heroes.  Turning the clock…
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Steve Torrence debuts, Big Tire Shootout, Jet Cars hit the strip in Phoenix

Steve Torrence and Blake Alexander among those making 2020 debuts at NHRA Arizona Nationals as Big Tire Shootout and jet cars will add excitement to NHRA's annual desert sprint.
12 Feb 2020
Posted by NHRA.com staff
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Steve Torrence
Defending Top Fuel world champion Steve Torrence is among the racers who will make their 2020 Mello Yello NHRA Drag Racing Series debut at the NHRA Arizona Nationals in Phoenix on Feb. 21. Scott Palmer, Blake Alexander and Jeff Diehl will also fire…
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The Sports Report: Don't pick on little brother

The Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals presented by Protect the Harvest.com opened a new decade for NHRA’s sportsman racers, but the winner’s circle featured a lot of familiar faces and an brother vs. brother final round.
12 Feb 2020
Kevin McKenna, NHRA National Dragster Senior Editor
The Sports Report
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There were eight different sportsman champions crowned during last week’s season-opening Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals presented by Protect the Harvest.com and at least seven of them didn’t need directions to find the winner’s circle. With the lone…
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