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Mopar and Dodge Racers Are Las Vegas-bound for Penultimate ‘Countdown to the Championship’ Playoff Showdown at Dodge//SRT NHRA Nationals Presented by Pennzoil 

October 26, 2021 Drag racers are ready to head to the staging lanes at the 21st annual Dodge//SRT Nationals Presented by Pennzoil for the penultimate National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) ''Countdown to the Championship'' playoff event of the season at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway Oct. 29-31. 

Single Point Separates Capps and Hagan Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Funny Cars in NHRA World Championship Battle after Thunder Valley Nationals Performances

October 17, 2021 A single point separates two DSR Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Funny Cars in the NHRA “Countdown to the Championship” playoff battle as Ron Capps took the lead from stablemate Matt Hagan after qualifying No. 2 at Bristol Dragway, scoring his 800th career round win and then driving to a semifinal appearance at the Thunder Valley Nationals.

Capps Wins All-Dodge Final at Texas NHRA FallNationals; Three HEMI®-powered Championship Contenders Battle Atop Funny Car Standings

October 10, 2021 An all-Dodge final round showdown at Texas Motorplex saw DSR veteran driver Ron Capps defeat his teammate and current NHRA Funny Car championship points leader Matt Hagan to earn the coveted champions’ black cowboy hat given to winners of the Texas FallNationals. the fourth of seven “Countdown to the Championship” playoff events. 

Dominant Performance by Mopar Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat as Hagan Wins NHRA Midwest Nationals and Powers to Funny Car Championship Lead 

September 26, 2021 Defending NHRA Funny Car world champion Matt Hagan powered his DSR New Holland Mopar Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat from the No. 1 qualifier position to the winner’s circle at the Midwest Nationals near St. Louis in dominant fashion to take over the lead in the “Countdown to the Championship”.

Runner-up Performance by Pedregon and His Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat at NHRA Carolina Nationals

September 19, 2021 Cruz Pedregon drove the Snap-On Tools Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Funny Car to a fourth final round appearance of the NHRA Camping World series season at the 13th annual Carolina Nationals, the second of seven Countdown to the Championship playoff events.

Johnson Jr. Drives Mopar Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat to Winner’s Circle at Mopar Express Lane NHRA Nationals Presented by Pennzoil

September 12, 2021 A Mopar machine roared its way to the winner’s circle at the Mopar Express Lane Nationals Presented by Pennzoil as the National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) kicked off the “Countdown to the Championship” seven playoff series at Maple Grove Raceway near Reading, Pennsylvania.

Pedregon Powers to No. 1 Qualifier Position Aboard Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat at Mopar Express Lane NHRA Nationals Presented by Pennzoil

September 11, 2021 Cruz Pedregon powered the Snap-On Tools Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Funny Car to the No.1 qualifier position at Mopar Express Lane Nationals Presented by Pennzoil to kick off the NHRA's “Countdown to the Championship” playoff series

Mopar Express Lane NHRA Nationals Presented by Pennzoil Launch the ‘Countdown to the Championship’ Playoff Series 

September 8, 2021 The 36th annual Mopar Express Lane Nationals Presented by Pennzoil are set for this weekend at Maple Grove Raceway near Reading, Pennsylvania, with Mopar and Dodge//SRT supported racers staged and ready to begin their drive for NHRA world championship titles in the first of seven “Countdown to the Championship” playoff series national events.

Runner-up Finish at 67th Annual Dodge//SRT U.S. Nationals Puts Capps and Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat No. 1 to Kick-off NHRA ‘Countdown to the Championship’

September 5, 2021 The NHRA's cornerstone event and world’s biggest drag-racing competition, affectionately referred to as the “Big Go,” owes much of its prestige and earned renown to its history and reputation for offering up memorable racing, cutthroat competition, formidable challenges and drama; the 67th annual Dodge//SRT U.S. Nationals did not disappoint.

Rain-shortened Qualifying Adds Extra Challenge for HEMI®-powered Entries at 67th annual Dodge//SRT NHRA U.S. Nationals

September 4, 2021 Qualifying for the NHRA's 67th annual Dodge//SRT U.S. Nationals proved to be more of a challenge than usual as rain washed out both Saturday sessions for most categories competing at Lucas Oil Raceway, resulting in elimination fields being set based on a single Friday evening run.

Comella Drives ’68 Cuda to Victory at 20th Anniversary Dodge HEMI® Challenge 

September 4, 2021 The 20th anniversary edition of the Dodge HEMI® Challenge saw a new winner crowned at Lucas Oil Raceway as a determined Steve Comella drove his 1968 Plymouth Barracuda from a runner-up finish in last year’s event to earn his first victory at longest running, continuous, specialty race in NHRA history.

Dodge HEMI® Challenge Celebrates 20th Anniversary at the “Big Go”

September 2, 2021 The ever popular Dodge HEMI® Challenge celebrates its 20th anniversary at the NHRA prestigious Dodge//SRT U.S. Nationals, affectionately known as the “Big Go,” at Lucas Oil Raceway in Indianapolis this weekend. 

Dodge Family of Racers Takes to the Staging Lanes for the Dodge//SRT NHRA U.S. Nationals

August 31, 2021 The NHRA's cornerstone and world’s biggest drag-racing competition, the Dodge//SRT U.S. Nationals in Indianapolis, is set to take to the place September 1-5 at Lucas Oil Raceway.

Hagan Wins All-Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Funny Car Final at Brainerd International Raceway

August 22, 2021 It was an all-Dodge final at the 39th annual Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals with DSR pilot Matt Hagan powering the Mopar Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat to his first victory at Brainerd International Raceway by defeating fellow HEMI®-powered driver Cruz Pedregon.

Pruett Powers 2021 Dodge Challenger Mopar Drag Pak to Second Consecutive Runner-Up Finish in Factory Stock Showdown at Topeka

August 15, 2021 Don Schumacher Racing’s (DSR) Leah Pruett earned her second consecutive runner-up finish aboard her 2021 Dodge Challenger Mopar Drag Pak in the Constant Aviation Factory Stock Showdown competition at the Menards National Hot Rod Associate (NHRA) Nationals in Topeka, Kansas

Mopar and Dodge//SRT Double-Up with HEMI®-powered Victories by Pruett and Capps at Rescheduled NHRA Winternationals

August 1, 2021 After all four Mopar and Dodge//SRT-supported NHRA nitro entries qualified in the top-five heading into race day, the performance brands and Don Schumacher Racing doubled-up on Wally trophies this weekend with wins by HEMI®-powered pilots Leah Pruett (Top Fuel) and Ron Capps (Funny Car) at the rescheduled 61st annual NHRA Winternationals in Pomona, California.
 

Runner-up Finishes for HEMI®-powered DSR Pilots Hagan and Pruett at the NHRA Sonoma Nationals

July 25, 2021 Exciting final round showdowns for two Mopar Dodge//SRT Don Schumacher Racing (DSR) pilots, Matt Hagan in Funny Car and Leah Pruett in Top Fuel, at the National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) Sonoma Nationals resulted in runner-up finishes for both drivers with margins of victory in each race of just two-thousandths of a second.

Hagan and His Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Funny Car Conquer the Mountain at the Dodge//SRT Mile-High NHRA Nationals Presented by Pennzoil
 

July 18, 2021 After more than a decade of attempts to conquer the mountain, Don Schumacher Racing (DSR) Funny Car pilot Matt Hagan finally hoisted the Wally trophy at his primary sponsor’s longtime title event, the Dodge//SRT Mile-High NHRA Nationals Presented by Pennzoil, at Bandimere Speedway near Denver. 

HEMI® Power Drives Hagan to No. 1 Qualifier Position at Dodge//SRT Mile-High NHRA Nationals Presented by Pennzoil

July 17, 2021 Don Schumacher Racing (DSR) pilot Matt Hagan powered his Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Redeye to the top of “thunder mountain” and the Funny Car timing sheets to earn the No. 1 qualifier position for Sunday’s Dodge//SRT Mile-High Nationals Presented by Pennzoil, the NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series event held near Denver, Colorado, at the picturesque Bandimere Speedway. 

Hagan Powers to Provisional No.1 Under The Lights at Dodge//SRT Mile-High NHRA Nationals Presented by Pennzoil
 

July 16, 2021 Dodge//SRT and Mopar entries kicked off the 41st edition of the Dodge//SRT Mile-High Nationals Presented by Pennzoil, the National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) Camping World Drag Racing Series event held near Denver, Colorado, with Friday night qualifying runs under the lights at Bandimere Speedway.

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