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NHRA Wrap-Up: J. Force Gets 151st Win at U.S. Nationals

By NHRA Staff John Force won his record-tying fifth Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals Funny Car title on Monday, breaking a 17-year drought at the sport’s marquee event. Doug Kalitta in […]

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Popular Racer and TV Host Jessi Combs, 39, Dies During Speed Record Attempt

Jessi Combs, a popular automotive TV personality, racer, and car builder died this week in a crash while attempting a new land-speed record in Oregon. Combs was 39. The record […]

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Electric Finish: Tesla Racer Relishes Shot at Inaugural Summit SuperSeries Sportsman Class Championship

It’s been three decades and then some since Wayne Darlington claimed his first points championship, winning the Street Class at Amarillo Dragway in 1984. It remained his only championship for […]

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Bangshiftin’ & Roadtrippin’: 2019 Bonneville Speed Week Photo Gallery

The world’s fastest land-speed racers are back at Utah’s Bonneville Salt Flats for the 2019 edition of Bonneville Speed Week. As they usually do, our friends at BangShift made the […]

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Texas Motor Speedway Bans EV Race Cars Over Fire Concerns

Much like Hansel was way back in 2001, electric vehicles (EV) are so hot right now. Super hot. Occasionally on fire, even. Which, as it turns out, is just a […]

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Don Garlits, 87, Sets Another Speed Record in Electric Dragster

Not that this should surprise anyone, but 87-year-old “Big Daddy” Don Garlits broke another drag-racing speed record this weekend, reaching 189.03 miles per hour in his Swamp Rat 38 electric […]

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‘Big Daddy’ Don Garlits, 87, Eyes 200-MPH in Electric Dragster

Drag racing legend Don Garlits, 87, plans to pilot his newest electric dragster—Swamp Rat 38—on Saturday at Florida’s Palm Beach International Raceway to a new speed record of 200 miles-per-hour […]

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Tackling Pikes Peak: Recapping My First Experience with the Race to the Clouds

The company I kept on my journey to the 97th running of the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb consisted entirely of avid automotive enthusiasts, but even if I surrounded myself […]

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NHRA Wrap-Up: Torrence and Hagan Repeat Wins in New England

Defending event winners Matt Hagan and Steve Torrence kept their impressive pace going at New England Dragway, as both raced to victories on Sunday at the NHRA New England Nationals […]

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NHRA Wrap-Up: Torrence, Tasca III, McGaha & Hines Win Summit Racing Nats

Bob Tasca III picked up back-to-back Funny Car wins for the first time in his career, knocking off Jack Beckman in the final round Sunday at the 13th annual Summit […]