Making more history on the mind of six-time world champ Jeg Coughlin Jr.

CHANDLER, Ariz. (Feb. 19) — In the NHRA’s 67 years of organized drag racing, only one driver — Jeg Coughlin Jr. — has won national event titles in seven different categories. At this weekend’s 34th annual NHRA Arizona Nationals, Coughlin will try to extend that incredible mark to eight when […]

Mecum Auctions to put Shirley Muldowney’s fully-operational replica dragster on block this Saturday in LA

LOS ANGELES (Feb. 12) — The auctioning of drag racing legend Shirley Muldowney’s one-of-a-kind Super Comp dragster modeled after her iconic “Last Pass” Top Fuel dragster — the proceeds of which will benefit her namesake charity, Shirley’s Kids — will take place Saturday at the famed Fairplex in Pomona, Calif. […]

Jeg Coughlin Jr. focused on Phoenix after dropping close opening-day race to teammate

POMONA, Calif. (Feb. 11) — Jeg Coughlin Jr. will have to wait until the fall to try for a seventh victory at historic Auto Club Raceway in Pomona after dropping a close Round 1 race to Elite Motorsports teammate Erica Enders. Both Coughlin and Enders posted 6.59-second passes to kick-off […]

Five-time champ Jeg Coughlin Jr. to start 2018 season against teammate Erica Enders

POMONA, Calif. (Feb. 10) — Multi-time Pro Stock world champion Jeg Coughlin Jr. will begin a season-long quest for a sixth class crown Sunday opposite Elite Motorsports teammate and fellow past champion Erica Enders, a back-to-back titlist in 2014-2015. Enders and Coughlin finished the four rounds of professional qualifying for […]

DENSO Sponsors Angie and Matt Smith for 2018 NHRA Season

Pro Stock Motorcycle couple races on DENSO spark plugs  LONG BEACH, Calif. – DENSO Products and Services Americas, Inc., an affiliate of leading global automotive supplier DENSO Corp., will serve as the primary sponsor for Pro Stock Motorcycle racer Angie Smith in the 2018 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series. […]

Updated ‘2018 NHRA Fantasy Live’ now available for free on

HOUSTON (Feb. 6) —, the Internet’s No. 1 Fantasy NHRA Drag Racing game, is back and better than ever under a new “Free Play” format. With the 58th Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals presented by coming this weekend, fans are encouraged to sign up now and draft their all-star […]

From SoCal to South Korea, Pro Stock champ Jeg Coughlin Jr. ready to get things rolling

POMONA, Calif. (Feb. 6) — A new NHRA season always gets five-time Pro Stock world champion Jeg Coughlin Jr. fired up. When combined with the kickoff of the Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea, the 58th Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals presented by are cause for real celebration. Coughlin, a […]

JEGS Prerace Notes: 58th Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals

58th Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals presented by Auto Club Pomona Raceway Pomona, Calif. (February 9-11) Jeg Coughlin Jr. will begin his pursuit of a sixth NHRA Mello Yello Pro Stock title (and seventh championship overall) at this weekend’s season-opening 58th Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals presented by at historic […]

Further improvements on tap for Royal Purple Raceway’s NHRA SpringNationals

BAYTOWN, Texas (Feb. 6) — As workers race towards completing the recently announced track resurfacing and return road upgrades, Royal Purple Raceway General Manager Seth Angel announced Tuesday additional enhancements that should be eagerly received by spectators attending the upcoming 31st annual NHRA SpringNationals at the historic facility just east of Houston. […]

Royal Purple Raceway to reopen March 2 with new race surface

BAYTOWN, Texas (Jan. 29) — After five months of serving as a massive storage facility for tens of thousands of flooded cars in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, Royal Purple Raceway, site of the annual NHRA SpringNationals, will reopen March 2 with a brand-new race surface among many other facility […]