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J. Force, Schumacher, Line and Krawiec lead qualifying Friday at Gainesville Raceway

Friday's results after the first two of four rounds of qualifying for the 48th annual Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals at Gainesville Raceway

Good, bad and ugly dominate Gatornationals memories

This coming weekend’s 38th Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals at Gainesville, Florida marks some good, bad and ugly remembrances.

Hight, Crampton, Anderson and Ellis lead qualifying Friday at Midwest Nationals

Friday's results after the first two of four rounds of qualifying for the fifth annual NHRA Midwest Nationals at Gateway Motorsports Park

U.S. Nationals drama is a taster of what’s to come

The Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals is a huge event in and of itself, but it also set the field for the six-race Countdown to the 2016 Championship. Annie Proffit looks ahead.

C. Force wins Funny Car portion of NHRA Traxxas Nitro Shootout

Hagan, Millican, Butner and Sampey race to no. 1 qualifiers in Indianapolis

Pro Stock Motorcycle’s Hector Arana JR. has no problem with motivation

Hector Arana Jr. didn’t start his 2016 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series Pro Stock Motorcycle season the way he wanted and he’s had a month to think about it.

Beckman, Crampton, Line and Krawiec are no. 1 qualifiers at NHRA Gatornationals

Eliminations at the Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals will begin at 11 a.m. on Sunday

Brown, Worsham, Skillman, Arana Jr. race to victories at Midwest Nationals

Sunday's final results from the Fourth annual NHRA Midwest Nationals at Gateway Motorsports Park.

Beckman, Crampton, Gray and Hines earn No. 1 qualifying positions at Brainerd

For the third consecutive race, Jack Beckman has clocked the quickest Funny Car run in NHRA history.

Up in smoke? The NHRA at a crossroads

With a new president, can the National Hot Rod Association move to the next level?

Tim Wilkerson takes his first win since 2011

Antron Brown, Jason Line and Hector Arana also victorious at Atlanta.

Pro Stock motorcycle veteran Karen Stoffer aims for more positive steps

Karen Stoffer never missed a beat in Gainesville, but PSM veteran do not not competed since 2013.

No letup for reigning Pro Stock Motorcycle world champ Andrew Hines at Gainesville

Hines will get a chance to show how hungry he and his team are as the Pro Stock Motorcycle class kicks off its 2015 season.

NHRA’s Unique Four-Wide Racing returns to Charlotte’s Zmax Dragway in late March

The best in Top Fuel, Funny Car, Pro Stock and Pro Stock Motorcycle will once again try to tame the one-of-a-kind thrill show at the world’s only four-lane dragstrip.

Allen Johnson holding nothing back in NHRA title bid

Pro Stock driver had a slow start, but has made a solid comeback.

Latest challenge could bring out the best in John Force

Departure of longtime crew chief with two races left could be a factor.

Courtney Force, Erica Enders-Stevens eye history

World championships heading to Las Vegas.

Richie Crampton among the rookies who need luck in Las Vegas

Next-to-last NHRA drag race has them angling for rookie awards.

Two to go: NHRA heads to Las Vegas for next-to-last race

Championship titles up for grabs in all four categories.

Top Fuel standout Antron Brown aiming to continue countdown turnaround at Maple Grove Raceway

Brown is hungry for more heading into the second half of the Mello Yello Countdown to the Championship.

Coughlin poised to claim 5th Pro Stock world championship title

Coughlin comes to the Auto Club NHRA Finals with an opportunity to wrap up his fifth Pro Stock world championship

Langdon ready to finish off dream Top Fuel season at home track in Pomona

Langdon will add the first professional title to his resume with a successful weekend at tradition-rich Auto Club Raceway at Pomona.

Langdon, C.Force, Johnson and Arana lead Friday qualifying at Las Vegas

Qualifying for the NHRA Toyota Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway sets the stage for final qualifying on Saturday.

John Force ready to keep momentum going in Vegas

John Force hopes to inch closer to taking his 16th Funny Car title at the at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway for the NHRA Toyota Nationals.

Hagan ready for countdown battle with John Force in Las Vegas

Matt Hagan, who had been the points leader in the class for more than four months, now trails the 15-time world champion John Force by 65 points.

Lucas, J.Force, Line and Ray take top qualifying spots at the Maple Grove Raceway Nationals

Saturday at the 29th annual Auto-Plus NHRA Nationals at Maple Grove Raceway set the field for the eliminations round as the Countdown to the Championships continues in 2013.

Championship drama heating up with visit to Maple Grove

Close points as the countdown playoffs to the championship continues this weekend in Reading, Pennsylvania

Force, Brown, Enders-Stevens and Smith race to victories at Midwest Nationals at Gateway

Several surprises took place in the eliminations round of the the AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals at Gateway Motorsports Park near St. Louis

Hagan, Langdon, Johnson and Arana Sr. earn No. 1 qualifying positions at Midwest Nationals

The AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals at Gateway Motorsports Park stage is set for the St. Louis round of the Countdown playoffs.

Langdon, Hagan, Johnson and Ray are qualifying leaders at Gateway

First day of qualifying for the NHRA drag racers at Gateway Motorsport Park for the AAA Insurance Midwest Nationals saw close battles for the top spot in all four categories.

Countdown to the championship points battles intensify as third playoff race looms

The NHRA teams take their battle of the playoffs for the championship fight to St. Louis

Hight, Langdon, Enders-Stevens and Arana Sr. qualify No. 1 at the FallNationals in Texas

The stage is set for the AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals at Texas Motorplex after two days of rain washing out qualifying attempts until today.

Lone star state native Ray returns to site of first victory for more success

NHRA's countdown to the championships continues this weekend at the Texas Motorplex in Ennis

Hight, Lucas, Coughlin and Hines earn victories at Carolina Nationals

The first round of the NHRA’s Countdown to the Championship playoffs is now in the books after the event at the zMAX Dragway in Charlotte

Top Fuel standout Shawn Langdon bringing momentum to Mello Yello

Shawn Langdon will go to zMAX Dragway with a dragster and team firing on all cylinders, hoping to re-create more Charlotte magic and get his championship title pursuit started on the right foot.

Hagan, Grubnic, Edwards and Arana Sr. lead Friday qualifying at Sonoma

The first day of the NHRA Sonoma Nationals ended with Funny Car points leader Matt Hagan on top, along with David Grubnic in Top Fuel. Pro Stock top qualifier on Friday was Mike Edwards while Hector Arana Sr. sits on top of Pro Stock Motorcycle.

Antron Brown zeroes in on season turnaround at Sonoma

Defending NHRA Top Fuel world champion Antron Brown looks to change his luck around at the NHRA Sonoma Nationals

Schumacher, Hagan, Coughlin and Ray earn victories at Route 66 Nationals

Tony "The Sarge" Schumacher had a fiery finish in his Top Fuel dragster but still took the victory over Clay Millican at the O’Reilly Auto Parts Route 66 NHRA Nationals in his home race in Juliet (Chicago) Illinois.

Capps records first three-second Funny Car run Route 66 Raceway history

Lucas, Edwards and M. Smith also earn No. 1 qualifying positions at O’Reilly Auto Parts NHRA Route 66 Nationals in Chicago.

Force, Schumacher, Edwards and Pollacheck lead first day of Route 66 Nationals qualifying

The battle for the O’Reilly Auto Parts Route 66 NHRA Nationals presented by Super Start Batteries has begun.

Kalitta, Force, Coughlin and Ray are No. 1 qualifiers for New England Nationals

PSM rider Ray continues recent hot streak at the Inaugural NHRA Mello Yello Series event at New England Dragway

Force, Kalitta, Coughlin and Smith lead Friday qualifying in Epping

Qualifying at the Inaugural Auto-Plus NHRA New England Nationals at New England Dragway has set the early times to beat. Final qualifying tomorrow will set the eliminations brackets for Sunday showdown in Epping, New Hampshire.

Arana Sr. all smiles after reaching Englishtown final round

Up next for Arana Sr. and the Lucas Oil Pro Stock Motorcycle team is the June 20-23 Auto-Plus NHRA New England Nationals at New England Dragway in Epping, N.H.

Langdon, Hagan, Edwards and Ray race to victories at Summernationals in Englishtown

At Old Bridge Township Raceway Park in New Jersey, the Toyota NHRA Summernationals had a few surprises on the final day of competition.

Millican, Hagan, Edwards and Johnson earn No. 1 qualifying positions at Englishtown Summernationals

The Toyota NHRA Summernationals at Old Bridge Township Raceway Park has ended qualification runs with no changes to the top four for Sunday's elimination rounds.

C. Pedregon, Vandergriff Jr.,Line and Arana Jr. race to victories at SpringNationals in Baytown

After Saturday qualifying was rained out, the stormy weather left the Houston area, allowing the NHRA to hold eliminations to determine the four class winners.

Arana Jr. stays hot, earns Friday's provisional No. 1 in Houston

Arana Jr. made a pass of 6.876 seconds at 195.39 mph to lead 23 Pro Stock Motorcycle riders on Saturday.

Nobile returns to the site of recent sucess at Royal Purple Raceway

Royal Purple Raceway located in Baytown will host the O’Reilly Auto Parts NHRA SpringNationals in Houston, Texas

Brown, Gray, Johnson and Arana Jr. race to Gatornationals victories

2012 Top Fuel champion recovers from high-speed crash in Pomona to grab the win in Gainesville, Florida. Antron Brown handed Don Schumacher Racing its 200th team win.

Kalitta, Pedregon, Edwards and Smith claim No. 1 qualifying positions at the Gatornationals

Kalitta claimed his second straight top qualifying effort of the season and 33rd of his career.

Pedregon, Kalitta, Edwards and Smith are top qualifiers at Gatornationals on Friday

The first round of qualifying at the NHRA Gatornationals has set the initial top times before the final qualifying on Saturday.

Funny Car driver Courtney Force optimistic heading into Gainsville

The tradition-rich Gatornationals is the annual East Coast opener and is among many drivers’ favorite events.

On the line in Florida: the Gatornationals

Veteran driver Grubnic ready to add to his Top Fuel win total at Gatornationals.