NHRA: First-Time Champions Headline U.S. Nationals; DeJoria, Crampton, Gray and Krawiec Pick Up Wallys

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INDIANAPOLIS — official release — NHRA photo — Alexis DeJoria raced past 16-time Funny Car world champ John Force Monday to win the 60th annual Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals, the world’s most prestigious drag race. Richie Crampton (Top Fuel), Shane Gray (Pro Stock), and Eddie Krawiec (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also were first-time winners at the tradition-rich NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing …

NHRA: Force Smokes Competition to Win Traxxas Nitro Shootout on Final Indy Qualifying Day

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CLERMONT, Ind. – official release — Kent Steele photo — John Force took home the Traxxas Nitro Shootout victory Sunday, concluding an action packed day of racing at the 60th annual Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals, the world’s most prestigious drag race. Force, a 16-time Funny Car world champ, pocketed $100,000 and bragging rights when he beat teammate Robert Hight with …

NHRA: Schumacher Triumphs in Traxxas Nitro Shootout for $100,000 Payday

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BROWNSBURG, Ind. – official release — NHRA photo — Tony Schumacher collected a $100,000 prize by winning Saturday’s Traxxas Nitro Shootout at the 60th annual Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals. Schumacher, a seven-time world champ and the winningest Top Fuel driver at Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis with nine career victories, defeated Richie Crampton in the specialty bonus event final round with …

NHRA: Schumacher, Worsham, Line and Krawiec Lead Friday Qualifying Fields at Indy

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CLERMONT, Ind. – official release — NHRA photo — Tony Schumacher raced to the Top Fuel qualifying lead Friday at the 60th annual Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals at Lucas Oil Raceway, the world’s most prestigious drag race. Del Worsham (Funny Car), Jason Line (Pro Stock) and Eddie Krawiec (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also were qualifying leaders at the final regular season …

NHRA: Rust-Oleum Partners with Top Fuel Pilot T.J. Zizzo for Two Events

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CLERMONT, Ind. – official release — Zizzo Racing photo — Rust-Oleum will partner with T.J. Zizzo and the Zizzo Racing Inc. team in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series Top Fuel division. The announcement of the dual partnership was revealed at the Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals at Lucas Oil Raceway Friday afternoon. Rust-Oleum will sponsor the Lincolnshire, Ill., based …

NHRA: Connolly Setting Sights on Fourth U.S. Nationals Triumph

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INDIANAPOLIS – official release — NHRA photo — Long before Dave Connolly got behind the wheel of a Pro Stock car, the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series star knew the importance of the Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals. With three career Pro Stock victories at Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis, Connolly has also managed to put his own name into …

NHRA: Hight Seeking Fourth U.S. Nationals Win; Trying to Extend JFR Streak to Eight Straight in Indy

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INDIANAPOLIS – official release — Rhonda Hogue McCole photo — It’s no secret the significance each driver and team on the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series circuit places on the Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals, the world’s most prestigious drag race. It has led to historic performances and some of the most memorable moments in NHRA history. For John Force Racing …

NHRA: Schumacher Eyeing History at U.S. Nationals; “The Sarge” Searching for Historic Tenth Win

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INDIANAPOLIS – official release — NHRA photo — Tony Schumacher might not pay close attention to all of the numbers that equate to his remarkable success in the sport, but even he is well aware of the incredible success he’s had at the world’s most prestigious drag race, the Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals. Schumacher’s long list of accomplishments includes seven …

NHRA: Final Countdown Battles Looming as Several Top Names On the Outside Looking In

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INDIANAPOLIS – official release — NHRA photo — Jack Beckman is in uncharted territory heading into the 60th annual Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals, which takes place Aug. 27-Sept. 1 at Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis. But a strong performance in his 10,000-horsepower Valvoline Max Life/MTS Dodge Charger at the world’s most prestigious drag race would be just the turnaround his …

NHRA: Enders-Stevens Picks Up Engines Inc. as U.S. Nationals Sponsor

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INDIANAPOLIS – official release — Engines Inc., one of the foremost generator builders in the racing industry, will serve as primary sponsor on Elite Motorsports Chevrolet Camaro driven by Erica Enders-Stevens at the Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals next week at Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis. Engines Inc. is a family-owned company that has been in business for 79 years. The …

NHRA: Schumacher, Crampton and Langdon Impress During Final U.S. Nationals Test Day

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CLERMONT, Ind. – official release — NHRA photo — Several Top Fuel drivers, including nine-time Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals winner Tony Schumacher, defending winner Shawn Langdon and noted rookie Richie Crampton, raced to impressive performances Thursday during the final day of testing at Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis. NHRA teams utilized the two-day open test to prepare for the world’s …

NHRA: “Big Daddy” Don Garlits’ Beard to Make a Return Leading into US Nationals

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INDIANAPOLIS – official release — NHRA photo — It was on this exact date in 1967, when NHRA Top Fuel great “Big Daddy” Don Garlits had suffered a stunning setback at the NHRA Springnationals in Bristol, Tenn. After already posting a devastating DNQ at the season-opening Winternationals, one of the most successful drivers on the circuit also failed to qualify …