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Mon 12 Nov 2001
NHRA's 50 Greatest Drivers - No. 1, Don Garlits

NHRA's 50 Greatest Drivers - No. 1, Don Garlits

NHRA'S 50 GREATEST DRIVERS -- NO. 1: DON GARLITS Longevity doesn't guarantee success, but success over a long period of time can elevate a person to the top of his or her profession. In drag racing, that person is Donald Glenn Garlits, also...

Sat 21 Jul 2001
NHRA's 50 Greatest Drivers: No. 19, Ed 'The Ace' McCulloch

NHRA's 50 Greatest Drivers: No. 19, Ed 'The Ace' McCulloch

NHRA'S 50 GREATEST DRIVERS NO. 19: ED 'THE ACE' McCULLOCH In 1969, Top Fuel racer Ed McCulloch switched to Funny Cars and won his first time out, and he would continue to win for the next 24 years. During his career as a driver,...

Fri 22 Jun 2001
NHRA's 50 Greatest Drivers: No. 23 -- Jack Chrisman

NHRA's 50 Greatest Drivers: No. 23 -- Jack Chrisman

NHRA'S 50 GREATEST DRIVERS -- No. 23: JACK CHRISMAN When Jack Chrisman passed away in 1989, the drag racing world lost one of its biggest stars and greatest pioneers. In the late 1950s and early 1960s, Chrisman was probably the premier gas ...

Fri 16 Feb 2001
50 greatest drivers - no. 48 Malcolm Durham

50 greatest drivers - no. 48 Malcolm Durham

In 1947, Jackie Robinson broke Major League Baseball's color barrier when he became the first African-American player to sign a Major League contract. In the 1960s, Malcolm Durham became drag racing's first black superstar. Raised on a ...

Thu 11 Jan 2001
Jerry Haas Pro Stock Truck builder

Jerry Haas Pro Stock Truck builder

Fenton, Mo. - - As a testimony to his chassis building prowess, Jerry Haas, of Fenton, Mo., has been selected to the Car Craft All-Star Drag Racing Team as Pro Stock Chassis Builder of the Year 13 times. This is the first of four quarterly ...

Mon 18 Jun 2001
NHRA's 50 Greatest Drivers -- No. 24: Gary Beck

NHRA's 50 Greatest Drivers -- No. 24: Gary Beck

NHRA'S 50 GREATEST DRIVERS -- No. 24: GARY BECK Like Gary Scelzi, who considers Gary Beck his drag racing hero, Beck won the first time he ever strapped himself into a Top Fuel dragster at an NHRA national event. And it wasn't just any old...

Wed 02 May 2001
Pomona Raceway dragstrip renovated

Pomona Raceway dragstrip renovated

POMONA, Calif. - The racing surface at historic Pomona Raceway, site of the season-opening AutoZone NHRA Winternationals, the special NHRA 50th Anniversary Nationals this year, and the season-ending Automobile Club of Southern California NHRA ...

Fri 22 Jun 2001
Craftsman and NHRA present $25,000 scholarship

Craftsman and NHRA present $25,000 scholarship

Massachusetts Youth Earns Sears Craftsman Award MADISON, Ill.- Craftsman tools and the National Hot Rod Association will present the first $25,000 Sears Craftsman Scholarship Sunday, June 24, at Gateway International Raceway in Madison. The ...

Fri 02 Nov 2001
NHRA's 50 Greatest Drivers - No. 4, Bob Glidden

NHRA's 50 Greatest Drivers - No. 4, Bob Glidden

NHRA'S 50 GREATEST DRIVERS -- NO. 4: BOB GLIDDEN Bob Glidden did not have any special training or a degree in mechanical engineering. He even conceded that many of his competitors knew far more about the internal-combustion engine than he did,...

Sat 04 Aug 2001
NHRA's 50 Greatest Drivers: No. 18, 'Dyno' Don Nicholson

NHRA's 50 Greatest Drivers: No. 18, 'Dyno' Don Nicholson

NHRA'S 50 GREATEST DRIVERS NO. 18: 'DYNO' DON NICHOLSON There have been few drag racers equipped with more versatile skills as a driver and engine builder/tuner than "Dyno Don" Nicholson. Originally a circle-track roadster ...

NHRA's 50 Greatest Drivers: No. 17, 'Jungle' Jim Liberman

NHRA's 50 Greatest Drivers: No. 17, 'Jungle' Jim Liberman

NHRA'S 50 GREATEST DRIVERS NO. 17: 'JUNGLE' JIM LIBERMAN Years before John Force arrived on the scene, drag racing's original flamboyant showman was "Jungle Jim" Liberman; a larger-than-life individual whose flaming burnouts, glib ...

Wed 05 Dec 2001
Warren Johnson names new sponsor

Warren Johnson names new sponsor

GM Performance Parts to Sponsor NHRA Pro Stock Champion Warren Johnson INDIANAPOLIS -- The team that won two Pro Stock championships and broke the 200 mph barrier will be reunited in 2002 when Warren Johnson returns to the red, white and blue ...

Sat 24 Feb 2001
50 greatest drivers - #44 Dave Schultz

50 greatest drivers - #44 Dave Schultz

Dave Schultz, long regarded as one of drag racing's most intense competitors, didn't get to be drag racing's most successful Pro Stock Motorcycle racer by accident. In his 23-year career, which ended with his untimely death from colon cancer on...

Mon 03 Sep 2001
Indianapolis: Don Garlits makes four-second, 300 MPH run

Indianapolis: Don Garlits makes four-second, 300 MPH run

NHRA Top Fuel legend 'Big Daddy' Don Garlits accomplished phase one of his comeback mission during Sunday's early qualifying round, covering the Indianapolis Raceway Park quarter-mile track in 4.720 seconds at 303.37 mph in the Gary Clapshaw-...

Wed 23 May 2001
50 Greatest Drivers: #28 -- 'Ohio George' Montgomery

50 Greatest Drivers: #28 -- 'Ohio George' Montgomery

One of the most colorful chapters in drag racing history is the saga of the AA/Gas Supercharged coupes that created some of NHRA's most intense rivalries from the late 1950s through the early 1970s. The combination of supercharged engines in ...

Fri 29 Jun 2001
Fri 09 Nov 2001
Cruz Pedregon hires Richard Hogan as consultant

Cruz Pedregon hires Richard Hogan as consultant

Current ESPN analyst and Former National Hot Rod Association Funny Car World Cruz Pedregon his newly appointed consultant for the Advance Auto Parts race team. CAMARILLO, CA--Racing toward his goal of another NHRA championship, Advance Auto...

Thu 01 Feb 2001
NHRA Summit Import Drag Racing Series

NHRA Summit Import Drag Racing Series

GLENDORA, Calif. - Ushering in a new era in the import drag racing scene, the National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) announced today, in cooperation with mail order giant Summit Racing Equipment, the formation of the NHRA Summit Import Drag Racing ...

Sat 03 Mar 2001
NHRA's 50 Greatest Drivers - #42: David Rampy

NHRA's 50 Greatest Drivers - #42: David Rampy

David Rampy is a leader in many of NHRA's statistical categories, including one that you won't find in the NHRA Media Guide: He's the undisputed all-time NHRA leader in humbleness. He's won NHRA season championships in three classes. He's tied...

Sat 18 Aug 2001
NHRA's 50 Greatest Drivers: No. 15 -- Ronnie Sox

NHRA's 50 Greatest Drivers: No. 15 -- Ronnie Sox

NHRA'S 50 GREATEST DRIVERS NO. 15: RONNIE SOX There are no absolutes in life, but the claim that Ronnie Sox was the greatest four-speed driver that ever lived comes pretty close. The longtime racing partner of Buddy Martin was the winningest Pro...

Sun 04 Feb 2001
Pomona: Bob Panella Motorsports final qualifying

Pomona: Bob Panella Motorsports final qualifying

Pomona, Calif. - - Heat was a factor today and for the most part no trucks improved their position on the NHRA AutoZone Winternationals qualifying ladder. Bob Panella, Jr., from Stockton, Calif., who established a Pomona Dragway track speed...

Sat 01 Dec 2001
O'Reilly to sponsor NHRA Memphis event

O'Reilly to sponsor NHRA Memphis event

GLENDORA, Calif. (Nov. 29, 2001) -- O'Reilly Auto Parts has reached a multi-year agreement with the National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) to become the title sponsor of the NHRA Drag Racing Series event at Memphis Motorsports Park beginning in 2002,...

Wed 31 Oct 2001
NHRA's 50 Greatest Drivers, No. 5, Shirley Muldowney

NHRA's 50 Greatest Drivers, No. 5, Shirley Muldowney

NHRA's 50 Greatest Drivers -- No. 5: Shirley Muldowney Shirley Muldowney was not the first, second, or even third woman to "beat the boys at their own game" by winning a major NHRA drag racing event, but she clearly was the most successful and,...

Fri 07 Sep 2001
50 Greatest Drivers: No. 12 -- Lee Shepherd

50 Greatest Drivers: No. 12 -- Lee Shepherd

NHRA's 50 greatest drivers: no. 12 -- Lee Shepherd Lee Shepherd was a soft-spoken Texan who let his driving do his talking. He was a member of the Reher, Morrison, and Shepherd triumvirate -- a remarkable trio of racers who utterly dominated...

Wed 02 May 2001
Fri 09 Nov 2001
NHRA's 50 Greatest Drivers - No. 3, Don Prudhomme

NHRA's 50 Greatest Drivers - No. 3, Don Prudhomme

NHRA'S 50 GREATEST DRIVERS -- NO. 3: DON PRUDHOMME It takes years for even the most gifted of individuals to achieve legendary status in his or her chosen field, but Don Prudhomme had already become a larger-than-life figure in drag racing when...

Sat 06 Oct 2001
NHRA's 50 Greatest Drivers: No. 8, Bill Jenkins

NHRA's 50 Greatest Drivers: No. 8, Bill Jenkins

NHRA'S 50 GREATEST DRIVERS -- NO. 8: BILL JENKINS With just 13 national event wins to his credit, Bill Jenkins' record as a driver pales in comparison to Pro Stock counterparts Warren Johnson (86) and Bob Glidden (85). But Jenkins has ...

Wed 30 May 2001
Wed 21 Feb 2001
NHRA'S greatest drivers: No. 45 -- Scotty Richardson

NHRA'S greatest drivers: No. 45 -- Scotty Richardson

Scotty Richardson has never worked the controls of a 320-mph Top Fueler, patiently guiding it down the quarter-mile. He hasn't stared down Pro Stock's Warren Johnson in an intense starting line battle. He also hasn't wrestled a ...

Wed 23 May 2001
Topeka: Sonoma truck preview

Topeka: Sonoma truck preview

TOPEKA, Kan., May 23, 2001 - The NHRA Pro Stock Truck series will converge on Heartland Park this weekend for the sixth race on the 14-event schedule. Jeff Gracia is hoping to capitalize on his strong showing two weeks ago in Atlanta where he...

Tue 28 Aug 2001
NHRA's 50 Greatest Drivers - No. 14, Eddie Hill

NHRA's 50 Greatest Drivers - No. 14, Eddie Hill

NHRA'S 50 GREATEST DRIVERS -- NO. 14: EDDIE HILL Whether on water or land, two wheels or four, Eddie Hill's driving skill, mechanical ingenuity, and mannered personality combined to make the Texan one of motorsports' most popular ...

Mon 24 Sep 2001
Bobby Baldwin passes away

Bobby Baldwin passes away

Bobby Baldwin, Top Fuel racer, died on September 23 after reportedly suffering a brain aneurysm. He was 53. Motorsport.com will have more details as they become available. Motorsport.com sends its condolences to Baldwin's family and friends ...

Sun 03 Jun 2001
Joliet: Friday qualifying results

Joliet: Friday qualifying results

JOLIET, Ill. -- Results Friday after qualifying for the fourth annual Lucas Oil Products NHRA Nationals at Route 66 Raceway, 10th of 24 events in the $50 million NHRA Winston Drag Racing Series. Qualifying will continue Saturday for Sunday's...

Thu 08 Feb 2001
This month in NHRA history (Febuary)

This month in NHRA history (Febuary)

* The first Winternationals are staged in 1961. Dubbed "The Big Go West," Jack Chrisman, Mickey Thompson, Dick Manz, Johnny Loper and Don Nicholson are their respective eliminator champions for the first event at Pomona. * The Christmas...

Sat 03 Feb 2001
Team Mopar/Dodge Motorsports NHRA crew members

Team Mopar/Dodge Motorsports NHRA crew members

<pre> CREW MEMBERS TEAM MOPAR NHRA WINSTON DRAG RACING SKUZA MOTORSPORTS - DRIVER DEAN SKUZA Don Skuza Team Owner Lance Larsen Co-Crew Chief - Engine Program John Stewart Co-Crew Chief - Clutch Program Brian...

Sat 17 Nov 2001
Jeg's to sponsor NHRA Sportsman Allstars event

Jeg's to sponsor NHRA Sportsman Allstars event

GLENDORA, Calif. (Nov. 15, 2001) -- Jeg's Automotive, Inc., has reached a multi-year agreement with the National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) to become the title sponsor of the NHRA Sportsman Allstars event at Route 66 Raceway near Chicago...