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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...

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 ...

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...

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 ...

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 ...

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 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,...

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 ...

Thu 12 Apr 2001
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 05 May 2001
Atlanta: Chip King profile

Atlanta: Chip King profile

SEMORA, NC - Chip King once admitted that he hated the sound of a supercharger car. Now, it is a melody to his ears. King, 38, of Semora, NC., is in his sophomore season of Pro Modified and doing it with the legendary Chrysler Hemi. The ...

Thu 03 May 2001
Fri 19 Oct 2001
NHRA's 50 greatest drivers -- No. 6, Kenny Bernstein

NHRA's 50 greatest drivers -- No. 6, Kenny Bernstein

No. 6, Kenny Bernstein It's hard to imagine that a legend might begin in a small garage in one of hundreds of tiny Texas towns, but it was in just such a place that drag racing's "King of Speed," Kenny Bernstein, set out on a journey that has ...

Wed 23 May 2001
Topeka: Jerry Haas, Matt Rhoades preview

Topeka: Jerry Haas, Matt Rhoades preview

Jerry Haas Race Cars Pro Stock Truck NHRA Winston Drag Racing Series Driver: Matt Rhodes-Chevy S-10 13th Annual NHRA Advance Auto Parts Nationals May 24-27, 2001 Heartland Park Topeka - - Topeka, Kansas Back to basics for Jerry Haas Topeka,...

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...

Mon 09 Jul 2001
Pomona 2: 50th Anniversary Nationals final results

Pomona 2: 50th Anniversary Nationals final results

POMONA, Calif. -- Final finish order (1-16) for professional categories at the Inaugural Pep Boys NHRA 50th Anniversary Nationals presented by American Racing Wheels at Pomona Raceway. The $2 million race is the 13th of 24 events in the $50...

Thu 12 Jul 2001
NHRA's 50 greatest drivers: No. 20 -- Raymond Beadle

NHRA's 50 greatest drivers: No. 20 -- Raymond Beadle

Raymond Beadle assured his status as a racing immortal when he did the impossible in the 1970s: brought down the Army cars of Don Prudhomme. Almost immediately after jump-starting Harry Schmidt's Blue Max team, Beadle rivaled "Jungle Jim" ...

Wed 07 Mar 2001
NHRA's 50 greatest drivers #41 -- John Mulligan

NHRA's 50 greatest drivers #41 -- John Mulligan

In the 1960s, Top Fuel drivers sat behind the engine and the best drivers were measured by much more than their reaction times. The slingshot dragsters didn't have centrifugal clutches, but stock-style spring clutches that made the...

Tue 27 Mar 2001
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...

Mon 07 May 2001
Atlanta: Mike Castellana final report

Atlanta: Mike Castellana final report

COMMERCE, Ga.-No matter the frustration, Mike Castellana will tell you that quitting is never an option. The problem has been qualifying and once again the supermarket chain owner from Westbury, N.Y., won't be around for Sunday's pro mod ...

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...

Sat 05 May 2001
Atlanta: Steve Vick preview

Atlanta: Steve Vick preview

MOCKSVILLE, NC. - Steve Vick began his season with a bang, literally. However, in the events following his pre-season debut, the Mocksville, N.C.-based clutch specialist has had anything but an explosive season. But, then again, starting the...

Fri 13 Jul 2001
Anthony Vestal named as Director of Media Relations

Anthony Vestal named as Director of Media Relations

GLENDORA, Calif. (July 11, 2001) -- Anthony Vestal has been named director of media relations for the National Hot Rod Association, effective immediately. In his new position, Vestal will be responsible for the day-to-day activities of NHRA's ...