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  • ArmstrongNov28

    Legendary NHRA crew chief, innovator Dale Armstrong dies

    November 29, 2014

    By NHRA (Temecula, CA) — Legendary NHRA crew chief and mechanical wizard Dale Armstrong died Nov. 28 from complications of sarcoidosis at his home in Temecula, Calif. He was 73. As a driver, Armstrong won 12 NHRA national events – including three victories at the prestigious Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals – with a series of […]

  • SchumacherDonMug

    NHRA team owner Don Schumacher undergoes successful surgery

    November 28, 2014

    By (Rochester, MN) — Don Schumacher underwent surgery Wednesday to treat Stage 1 Squamous cell carcinoma at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. The cancer was discovered during an annual check-up last week at the renowned medical facility. “I will beat this,” he said Tuesday after learning of the diagnosis and instantly charting a […]

  • DarnellMug

    Services set for longtime PR rep Denny Darnell

    November 24, 2014

    (Kingsport, TN) — One of the most well-known, popular and influential Public Relations Representatives in NASCAR and NHRA history, Denny Darnell, passed away on Saturday and services have been set for Tuesday, November 25 in his hometown of Kingsport, Tennessee, not far from Bristol where he ran Bristol Motor Speedway as General Manager for a […]

  • CramptonNov18

    Top rookie Crampton receives NHRA Road to the Future Award

    November 20, 2014

    By Rob Geiger (Los Angeles, CA) — A day after the season finale in Pomona, GEICO /Lucas Oil Top Fuel rookie Richie Crampton was named the NHRA Road to the Future Award recipient during Monday night’s NHRA Awards Ceremony. The NHRA Road to the Future Award honors the top-performing rookie in the sport every year. […]

  • NHRAChampsNov17

    NHRA Champions honored in Los Angeles ceremony

    November 18, 2014

    By NHRA (Los Angeles, IA) — A trio of multi-time world-championship winners, Tony Schumacher, Matt Hagan and Andrew Hines, were joined by first-time champ Erica Enders-Stevens as the headliners who were crowned Monday evening during the 2014 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series awards ceremony at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza in West Los Angeles. […]

  • EndersGeigerNov17

    Historic championship season for Erica Enders-Stevens

    November 18, 2014

    By Rob Geiger (Pomona, CA) — Taking fate into her own hands, Erica Enders-Stevens not only captured her sixth win of the season at the 50th annual Auto Club NHRA Finals but also the title of 2014 NHRA Pro Stock World Champion. Surpassing Larry Morgan and Rodger Brogdon in the first two rounds of competition, […]

  • LucasNHRANov17

    Lucas lights up Pomona on the way to season-ending Top Fuel victory

    November 18, 2014

    By Rob Geiger (Pomona, CA) — Adding to his win in Brainerd, Minn., earlier this year, Morgan Lucas powered his Lucas Oil/GEICO Top Fuel dragster to a season-finale upset victory at the 50th annual NHRA Finals. Starting Sunday eliminations against Billy Torrence, Lucas got off the line first with a .047 reaction time and tripped […]

  • EndersStevensNHRANov16

    Enders-Stevens, Hagan clinch NHRA World Titles

    November 17, 2014

    Bu NHRA (Pomona, CA) — Erica Enders-Stevens became the first woman to win an NHRA Pro Stock world championship title Sunday when she defeated her closest points rival Jason Line in the final round of the Auto Club NHRA Finals. In other racing, Matt Hagan claimed the Funny Car world championship in dramatic fashion over […]

  • SchumacherNHRANov15

    Schumacher clinches 8th NHRA Top Fuel Championship

    November 16, 2014

    By NHRA PR (Pomona, CA) — Tony Schumacher earned a record eighth Top Fuel world championship title Saturday at the 50th annual Auto Club NHRA Finals at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona. Richie Crampton (Top Fuel), Alexis DeJoria (Funny Car), Jason Line (Pro Stock) and Hector Arana Jr. (Pro Stock Motorcycle) will lead their categories […]

  • KalittaNHRANov14

    Kalitta, Johnson Jr. lead Nitro qualifying at NHRA Finals

    November 15, 2014

    By NHRA PR (Pomona, CA) — Doug Kalitta raced to the qualifying lead in Top Fuel Friday at the 50th annual Auto Club NHRA Finals at historic Auto Club Raceway at Pomona. Tommy Johnson Jr. (Funny Car), Shane Gray (Pro Stock) and Hector Arana Jr. (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also were qualifying leaders in their classes […]

  • SchumacherNHRANov11

    Schumacher poised for return to throne

    November 13, 2014

    By NHRA  (Pomona, CA) — The door is still slightly open for a miraculous comeback for five Top Fuel standouts in the Mello Yello Countdown to the Championship. But if Top Fuel points leader Tony Schumacher has his way that door will be slammed shut as quickly as possible at this weekend’s 50th annual Auto […]

  • HaganForceNHRANov11

    Hagan vs. Force for World Title

    November 12, 2014

    By NHRA (Pomona, CA) — With recent history in mind, it is not surprising the 2014 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series Funny Car world championship is coming down to another thrilling battle between Matt Hagan and reigning world champ John Force. The two talented Funny Car stars have duked it out on an almost […]

  • LVwinnersNHRAnov2FIN

    Enders-Stevens back in NHRA points lead after Las Vegas win

    November 3, 2014

    By NHRA PR (Las Vegas, NV) — Erica Enders-Stevens reclaimed the Pro Stock points lead with one race remaining by earning a major victory at the NHRA Toyota Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Saturday. Spencer Massey (Top Fuel), Del Worsham (Funny Car) and Andrew Hines (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also were […]

  • HaganNHRANov1

    Hagan, Todd top NHRA ladders at Las Vegas

    November 2, 2014

    By NHRA PR (Las Vegas, NV) — Matt Hagan took another step towards a second Funny Car world championship when he qualified No. 1 with the sixth quickest time in NHRA Funny Car history at the NHRA Toyota Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Saturday. J.R. Todd (Top Fuel), Erica Enders-Stevens […]

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