NHRA: “Big Daddy” Don Garlits to Serve as Grand Marshal for AAA Texas Fall Nationals

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ENNIS, Texas – official series release — Don Garlits Museum photo — If ever there was a legend in drag racing, it’s “Big Daddy” Don Garlits. When Texas Motorplex opened its gates to the public – becoming the first ever super-stadium of drag racing – in August of 1986, Garlits was on his way to earning his ninth Car Craft …

DRAG RACING: Garlits to be Inducted Into British Drag Racing Hall of Fame

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WINDSOR, England – official release — IHRA photo — Don Garlits will help British drag racing celebrate a half-century of history and achievement later this year when he crosses the Atlantic for the first time in nearly four decades to be inducted into the British Drag Racing Hall of Fame. “Big Daddy” will be accompanied by members of his family when …

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 …