McMillen, Gray Earn 1st U.S. Nationals Victories, Todd Repeats

CLERMONT, Ind – The 2018 edition of the Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals once again didn’t disappoint. In the top three divisions, Top Fuel, Funny Car and Pro Stock, we saw two of the three crown first time winners in the prestigious event and the other a repeat champion. In Top Fuel competition, Terry McMillen had a dream elimination day as the No. 13 qualifier marched all the way to the final round of action. He had just 18 combined final round appearance in his first 137 races of his career. Plus,…

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Last Year It Was Funny Car, This Year Top Fuel With All The Upsets

CLERMONT, Ind – For the second straight year, we saw a ladder full of upsets for the Mello Yello NHRA Drag Racing Series’ Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals. Last year, the upset category belonged to the Funny Car division. In the second round, we saw No. 16 vs. No. 8, No. 13 vs. No. 5, No. 14 vs. No. 6 and No. 10 vs. No. 2. In the semifinals it was No. 8 vs. No. 5 and No. 10 vs. No. 6. This year, other than No. 15 beating No. 2 and…

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Points Leaders Torrence, Force, Anderson Upset Early In Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals

CLERMONT, Ind – It was looking like all three points leaders in the top three divisions of the Mello Yello NHRA Drag Racing Series would have a great chance of winning Monday’s final eliminations in the Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals at the Lucas Oil Raceway. Instead, all were bounced by the end of the second round. 

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Heaveyweights Knocked Out Early In Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals

CLERMONT, Ind – I don’t know why it hasn’t caught on yet, but the bracket style format that the Mello Yello NHRA Drag Racing Series uses to determine race winners has been another hit in the Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals. Last year, we saw upsets galore. This year, while we did see some upsets again, the 2018 edition will be looked back on with how the legends of this sport were knocked out early. 

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For 2nd Straight Year, Antron Brown and Tony Schumacher Struggle In Indy

CLERMONT, Ind – For the second consecutive season, teammates Antron Brown and Tony Schumacher struggled in the Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals. Both luckily are solidly into the Countdown in Top Fuel competition but both would have liked to carry a big wave of momentum from success at the Lucas Oil Raceway with them though. Brown, lost in the second round of this race last year to eventual race winner Steve Torrence. On Monday, he lost in the second round to Doug Kalitta.

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Rough Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals For John Force Racing

CLERMONT, Ind – John Force Racing is arguably one of the top teams, if not the top team, in the Mello Yello NHRA Drag Racing Series. In both the Top Fuel and Funny Car ranks, JFR had a driver win each championship in 2017. Furthermore, in over 30+ years of NHRA action, JFR has 20 career championships, 19 of which occurring in Funny Car competition. Unfortunately, they leave the Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals without much success this weekend though. 

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The U.S. Nationals, Then And Now

INDIANAPOLIS – The sixty fourth edition of the National Hot Rod Association’s (NHRA) Chevrolet Performance US Nationals will take place at Lucas Oil Raceway Park, located just west of Indianapolis, over Labor Day weekend. It has been billed as the biggest and most historic drag race in the world. It also remains as the most prestigious event on the NHRA’s 24 race schedule. To further the importance of this race, it is now the final race before the Countdown to the Championship. Often called “The fastest sport in the world,” the…

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Tony Schumacher Eyeing 11th US Nationals Victory

CLERMONT, Ind – There’s no secret, whenever Tony Schumacher decided to hang up his helmet, he’s going to be ranked right up there as one of the best there ever was in NHRA’s history. Schumacher, has eight Top Fuel championships, most ever. His 84 career wins in 497 races, also among the best ever. In 2016, he won his 10th Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals, that too is most ever. Now, with a Countdown for the Championship spot already clinched, the 48 year old is looking for one thing and one thing…

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This Weekend’s US Nationals Also Has Tight Points Races For Spots In The Countdown For Top Fuel, Funny Car

CLERMONT, Ind – The Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals are always a must win if you’re a driver within the NHRA community. This is their Super Bowl. This is their biggest event of the season. Win this event and you forever go down in drag racing lore. I don’t need to sell you on how big of a race weekend this annual visit is. But, to make things even bigger, the race at Lucas Oil Raceway is the final stop of the 2018 regular season. Spots for the Countdown are up for…

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Hometown Hero Drew Skillman Victorious In Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals

Brownsburg, Ind – Drew Skillman had two things he wanted to accomplish this weekend in the 64th annual Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals. First, he wanted to beat the legend Greg Anderson, something he’s never done before. Then, he wanted to win the event itself, especially with it being his hometown race. Well, Skillman was two-for-two on Monday as he not only defeated Anderson, but he did so in the final round this afternoon for his first U.S. Nationals triumph. 

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