NHRA: Beckman and Brown Top Final Day of U.S. Nationals Testing at Indianapolis

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CLERMONT, Ind. – official series release — NHRA photo — Funny Car points leader Jack Beckman and Top Fuel world championship challenger Antron Brown posted the quickest runs in their categories Thursday to close testing for the Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals at Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis. NHRA teams utilized the two-day open test to prepare for the world’s most …

NHRA: Kalitta to Fly DeWalt “Made in the USA” Colors During U.S. Nationals at Indianapolis

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CLERMONT, Ind. — official team release — Kalitta Motorsports photo — Kalitta Motorsports, in partnership with DeWalt and Mac Tools, have announced the extension of the DeWalt Made in the USA with Global materials initiative to the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series. Championship contender Doug Kalitta will run the DeWalt Made in the USA with Global Materials scheme during the …

NHRA: Crampton and Hagan Lead Fields During Opening Day of U.S. Nationals Testing at Indianapolis

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CLERMONT, Ind. – official series release — NHRA photo — Defending Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals Top Fuel winner Richie Crampton and defending Funny Car world champion Matt Hagan made the quickest runs in their respective categories Wednesday at Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis during the opening day of testing for the Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals. NHRA teams utilized the first …

NHRA: Points Structure Adjusted For Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals; “Points and a Half” Returns For 2015

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GLENDORA, Calif. — official series release — NHRA photo — The NHRA competition committee today announced a points increase for NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series competitors at the Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals, the world’s most prestigious drag race. Drivers in Top Fuel, Funny Car, Pro Stock and Pro Stock Motorcycle will be racing for their share of points using …

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: Brittany Force and Tim Wilkerson Secure Traxxas Shootout Wild-Card Spots

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INDIANAPOLIS  –  official release — Mike Gbur photo — Brittany Force and Tim Wilkerson secured the No. 8 positions in the Traxxas Nitro Shootout following special lottery drawings held during a press conference in downtown Indianapolis to preview the Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals. Force, who has reached three final rounds this season, earned the most fan votes in her category with …