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Tue 23 Nov 2010
John Force on Austin Coil's departure

John Force on Austin Coil's departure

FORCE ADDRESSES COIL'S DEPARTURE; FIRED UP BY GARLITS LETTER 15-Time NHRA Funny Car Champ Excited to Be at Ford 400 HOMESTEAD, Fla. -- Drag racing icon John Force will deal with mixed emotions this weekend when he attends the Ford 400 ...

Tue 11 May 2010
Warren Johnson - NHRA teleconference 2010-05-11

Warren Johnson - NHRA teleconference 2010-05-11

NHRA FULL THROTTLE DRAG RACING SERIES TELECONFERENCE TRANSCRIPT An interview with: WARREN JOHNSON THE MODERATOR: I'd like to welcome everybody to today's teleconference. Our special guests joining us on the call are six-time Pro Stock world...

Tue 23 Nov 2010
Greg Anderson looses transporter to fire

Greg Anderson looses transporter to fire

Greg Anderson's Race Transporter Severely Damaged by Fire in California Mooresville, N.C., November 19, 2010 -- For the second time in less than a year, Summit Racing driver Greg Anderson has been the victim of...

Sun 10 Jan 2010
Bob Tasca Sr. obituary 2010-01-08

Bob Tasca Sr. obituary 2010-01-08

AUTO INDUSTRY LEGEND BOB TASCA SR. PASSES AWAY CRANSTON, R.I. -- January 8, 2010 -- Bob Tasca Sr., an automotive enthusiast, Ford dealer and drag racing innovator, passed away on Friday, January 8, 2010, his family announced today. Tasca Sr....

Mon 14 Jun 2010
Neal Parker has fatal crash in Englishtown

Neal Parker has fatal crash in Englishtown

Neal Parker lost his life today at his home track. The 58 year old Top Alcohol Funny Car drag racer was the second fatality at the SuperNationals in Englishtown, N.J. in a two-year span. National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) Funny Car driver Scott...

Thu 02 Sep 2010
Indy ORP: Steve Kent Racing preview

Indy ORP: Steve Kent Racing preview

(Indianapolis, IN) Ask anyone that has spent some time around Rodger Brogdon and team owner Steve Kent and they'll tell you that these 2 businessmen are as dedicated to their racing as they are to their respective business endeavors. With the...

Fri 27 Aug 2010
2011 NHRA schedule

2011 NHRA schedule

<pre> 2011 NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series Schedule "60th Anniversary Celebration" 51st annual Kragen O'Reilly Auto Parts NHRA Winternationals Feb. 24-27 Pomona, Calif. 42nd annualTire Kingdom NHRA ...

Tue 21 Dec 2010
Cunningham Motorsports signs Buddy Perkinson

Cunningham Motorsports signs Buddy Perkinson

CUNNINGHAM MOTORSPORTS REVEAL BUDDY PERKINSON AS DRIVER FOR 2011 CROFTON, MD. (Dec. 21) - 19-year old, Buddy Perkinson of Prince George, Va., is bringing with him a new synergy to Jim Cunningham Motorsports in 2011 and will usher in the new...

Sat 09 Oct 2010
Ike Maier joins Paton Racing with 2011 plans

Ike Maier joins Paton Racing with 2011 plans

Ike Maier looking at entering Top Fuel class with Paton Racing Pro Modified driver hoping to get TF license in Las Vegas in early November SCHOMBERG, ONTARIO (October 7, 2010) - Ike Maier has entered into an agreement with Canada's foremost...

Sun 24 Jan 2010
Dote Racing and Jessie Harris part ways

Dote Racing and Jessie Harris part ways

JESSIE HARRIS RELEASED FROM DOTE RACING Phoenix, Az. - The Dote Racing Top Fuel team announced today, team driver Jessie Harris has been released from her team obligations effective Friday morning January 22nd, 2010. The Dote Racing team would...

Fri 11 Jun 2010
Ron Capps Prelude to the Dream summary

Ron Capps Prelude to the Dream summary

CAPPS TOUGHS IT OUT IN 2010 PRELUDE ROSSBURG, Ohio (June 11, 2010) - Ron Capps survived a tough Prelude to the Dream Wednesday night, finishing 20th in a field of 27 Late Models racing on Eldora Speedway's one-half-mile dirt oval to benefit ...

Wed 16 Jun 2010
Robert Patrick - Ford interview

Robert Patrick - Ford interview

This Week in Ford Racing June 16, 2010 Robert Patrick, driver of the Purvis Ford Mustang Pro Stock and 2007 IHRA Pro Stock World Champion, made his 2010 debut at Englishtown this past weekend. Patrick talks about his 2010 NHRA Pro Stock...

Wed 14 Jul 2010
Accident claims life of Mark Niver at Seattle event

Accident claims life of Mark Niver at Seattle event

Accident claims life of Alcohol Dragster competitor in Seattle By: NHRA staff Sunday, July 11, 2010 - Top Alcohol Dragster racer Mark Niver, 60, from Phoenix, was involved in a fatal incident today when his dragster crashed in the shutdown area...

Sat 11 Dec 2010
Ford Racing introduces 2011 BOSS 302

Ford Racing introduces 2011 BOSS 302

FORD RACING'S BOSS 302S, BUILT ON THE PRODUCTION LINE AND READY TO RACE IN 2011 DEARBORN, Mich., - December 9, 2010 - It has been 'The Year of the Boss.' This past year has seen the return of the Mustang BOSS 302R to track at Daytona and the ...

Wed 06 Oct 2010
Reading: Phil Burkart Jr. preview

Reading: Phil Burkart Jr. preview

Burkart back in Funny Car with two Pennsylvania-based companies READING, Pa. (Oct. 1) -- Veteran Funny Car driver Phil Burkart Jr. will return to professional drag racing for the first time since filling in for the injured John Force in the...

Fri 13 Aug 2010
Brainerd: Steve Kent Racing preview

Brainerd: Steve Kent Racing preview

With some time off since the last NHRA event in Denver, Rodger Brogdon, Michael Phillips and Craig Treble have solidified the Attitude Apparel / Racers Edge team and are looking at this week's event in Brainerd, Minnesota to lock down their ...

Sat 30 Oct 2010
Las Vegas II: John Force Racing Friday report

Las Vegas II: John Force Racing Friday report

FORCE HOOD AND FORCE CASH IN FRIDAY AT LAS VEGAS LAS VEGAS, NV -- John Force gave an impassioned speech to his three teams Friday morning before the crowds poured into The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. The theme of the speech was all three...

Sat 30 Jan 2010
Ken Black Racing Bradenton test wrapup

Ken Black Racing Bradenton test wrapup

Productive Bradenton Test has Summit Teammates Anderson & Line Targeting Winternationals Success Mooresville, N.C., January 29, 2010 -- Two months after taking home the trophy at the season-ending NHRA Finals Summit Racing teammates ...

Tue 23 Nov 2010
Foust, Gittin, Force, Block - Ford interview

Foust, Gittin, Force, Block - Ford interview

Ford Racing conducted a Q&A session this morning with Tanner Foust (X Games Champion), Vaughn Gittin, Jr. (Formula Drift Champion), John Force (NHRA Funny Car Champion) and Ken Block (Rally America/World Rally Driver) in the Homestead-Miami...

Sat 18 Sep 2010
Grant Motorsports sponsor news 2010-09-17

Grant Motorsports sponsor news 2010-09-17

Grant Motorsports Announces Sponsorship of Warren and Kurt Johnson Concord, N.C., September 17, 2010 -- Any concerns as to Pro Stock standouts Warren and Kurt Johnson's continued participation in the NHRA's Full Throttle Drag Racing Series...

Sat 13 Nov 2010
Jeg Coughlin Jr. to take break in 2011

Jeg Coughlin Jr. to take break in 2011

Coughlin to step away from Pro Stock class in 2011 POMONA, Calif. (Nov. 13) -- Five-time world champion drag racer Jeg Coughlin Jr. has announced he will not return to Pro Stock in 2011. One of the most prolific drivers in NHRA history, Coughlin...

Tue 16 Nov 2010
Ford Racing on John Force 15th championship

Ford Racing on John Force 15th championship

JOHN FORCE CAPTURES HIS RECORD 15th NHRA FUNNY CAR CHAMPIONSHIP IN THE CASTROL GTX FORD MUSTANG POMONA, Calif., November 14, 2010 - Hall of Fame driver John Force capped a remarkable 2010 season and comeback from a near fatal accident at Dallas...

Fri 24 Dec 2010
Tue 09 Feb 2010
Pomona: Winternationals 50 years of memorable moments

Pomona: Winternationals 50 years of memorable moments

FOR 50 YEARS NHRA WINTERNATIONALS HAS CREATED ITS SHARE OF MEMORABLE HOT-RODDING MOMENTS POMONA, Calif. - Since 1961, the Kragen O'Reilly Auto Parts NHRA Winternationals has been NHRA's official season kick-off event. For 50 years, drag racers...

Tue 25 May 2010
Topeka: John Force Racing open house news 2010-05-24

Topeka: John Force Racing open house news 2010-05-24

John Force Racing Eager to Welcome Motorsports Fans !-4th annual Event Highlights Brownsburg's Motorsports Network- BROWNSBURG, IN (May 24, 2010) --- John Force Racing East, the Midwest headquarters of the most successful team in Funny Car drag...

Tue 11 May 2010
Atlanta: Jeg Coughlin Jr. preview

Atlanta: Jeg Coughlin Jr. preview

Unfinished business on Coughlin's mind ATLANTA (May 10) -- Five-time world champion Jeg Coughlin Jr. experienced some rare moments at the last NHRA tour stop in St. Louis. Pulling to the starting line for a final-round race with Warren Johnson,...

Wed 19 May 2010
Topeka: Series spotlight - Bob Yonke

Topeka: Series spotlight - Bob Yonke

FORMER EMPORIA STATE UNIVERSITY BASKETBALL STANDOUT YONKE RETURNS TO KANAS IN SEARCH OF NHRA DRAG RACING VICTORY TOPEKA, Kan. -- As homecomings rate, Bob Yonke is really looking forward to this one. A native of Alma, Kan., Yonke was like most...

Tue 19 Oct 2010
NHRA on death of Jeff Byrd

NHRA on death of Jeff Byrd

Bristol Dragway President Byrd, longtime friend to NHRA, dies Bristol Motor Speedway and Dragway President and General Manager Jeff Byrd, a longtime friend to and supporter of the NHRA, passed away Oct. 17 following a lengthy illness. He was ...

Mon 14 Jun 2010
Englishtown Final results

Englishtown Final results

ENGLISHTOWN, N.J. -- Monday's final results from the 41st annual NHRA SuperNationals at Old Bridge Township Raceway Park. The race is the 11th of 23 in the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series: Top Fuel -- Larry Dixon, 3.824 seconds, 320.05 mph...

Tue 02 Nov 2010
Las Vegas II: Dom Lagana final report

Las Vegas II: Dom Lagana final report

Reigning Nitro Jam Top Fuel champions turn heads in Vegas with runner-up finish LAS VEGAS, Nev. (November 1, 2010) -- Just three weeks ago the Lagana family was celebrating in victory lane at Virginia Motorsports Park after older brother Bobby...

Thu 01 Jul 2010
James Day returns to series at Denver event

James Day returns to series at Denver event

JAMES DAY RETURNS TO NHRA NITRO FUNNY CAR RANKS FOR MILE HIGH NATIONALS Diverse Nitro Pilot to Drive for John Lindsay in Denver Denver, Colo. - James Day, the 32-year old diverse nitro pilot from Orange, Calif. will return to the NHRA Nitro...

Sun 17 Oct 2010
Bristol's president Jeff Byrd dies at 60

Bristol's president Jeff Byrd dies at 60

Official Statement Regarding Jeff Byrd Sunday, October 17, 2010 - Jeff Byrd, Bristol Motor Speedway and Dragway President and General Manager, passed away today following a lengthy illness. He was 60. The dynamic Byrd, one of the most...

Fri 24 Sep 2010
Mert Littlefield services set

Mert Littlefield services set

MERT LITTLEFIELD MEMORIAL SERVICES ANNOUNCED Anaheim, CA - The family of NHRA Funny Car racer and Supercharger manufacture Mert Littlefield have announced that a "Party for Mert" will be held on Saturday October 2nd, 2010 at 6pm at the open ...

Fri 26 Feb 2010
Phoenix: Antron Brown uninjured in crash

Phoenix: Antron Brown uninjured in crash

ANTRON BROWN UNINJURED IN CRASH SUNDAY AT PHOENIX CHANDLER, Ariz. (Feb. 21, 2010) - Antron Brown's Don Schumacher-owned Matco Tools/U.S. Army dragster went out of control during a first-round race race against Troy Buff Sunday afternoon at ...

Mon 27 Sep 2010
National: Chase Copeland Dallas event summary

National: Chase Copeland Dallas event summary

COPELAND'S HOMETOWN NHRA WALLY WIN A FULL CIRCLE SUCCESS Ennis, Texas - Ryan "Chase" Copeland, the talented sophomore driver of the Snow Racing A/Fuel Dragster captured his first NHRA National Event victory in style during the...

Fri 12 Feb 2010
Pomona: Ford Racing Pro Stock preview

Pomona: Ford Racing Pro Stock preview

NEW ENGINE, NEW MUSTANG AND NEW TEAMS; FORD READY FOR 2010 SEASON OF NHRA PRO STOCK DEARBORN, Mich., Feb. 11, 2010 -- It has been one of the most commonly asked questions of Ford Racing over the last 15 years. When is Ford going to return to...