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NHRA U.S. Nationals

U.S. Nationals
Venue Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis
First race 1961
Previous names U.S. Nationals

The Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals (commonly U.S. Nats) is an NHRA-sanctioned drag racing event, generally considered to be the most prestigious drag racing event in the world due to its history, size and purse, held annually at Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis in Brownsburg, Indiana.[1]

With the event's final round taking place on Labor Day, it is the only Monday event on the schedule, and is the longest-running Labor Day motorsports event in the United States, a distinction it earned in 2004.

Originating in Great Bend, Kansas in 1955, the event moved first to Detroit Dragway in Detroit, Michigan for 1959-1960 before moving to Indianapolis Raceway Park in 1961, and has remained there ever since, after a verbal deal was made between NHRA founder and Board Chairman Wally Parks and the then-owners of the track. In 1979, the NHRA bought the entire complex. In 2007, it was renamed O'Reilly Raceway Park at Indianapolis, after auto parts supplier O'Reilly Auto Parts purchased naming rights. In 2010, Lucas Oil purchased the rights, renaming the venue Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis.

Past winners

Professional class winners

Year Top Fuel Dragster Top Fuel Funny Car Pro Stock Pro Stock Motorcycle
1961 Pete Robinson Junior Garrison Denny Parker Willis Ragsdale
1962 Jack Chrisman
1963 Tommy Vodnik
1963 Tommy Vodnik
1964 Don Garlits
1965 Don Prudhomme
1966 Mike Snively
1967 Don Garlits Doug Thorley
1968 Don Garlits
1969 Don Prudhomme Danny Ongais
1970 Don Prudhomme Don Schumacher Herb McCandless
1971 Steve Carbone Ed McCulloch Ronnie Sox
1972 Gary Beck Ed McCulloch Ray Allen
1973 Gary Beck Don Prudhomme Bob Glidden
1974 Marvin Graham Don Prudhomme Bob Glidden
1975 Don Garlits Raymond Beadle Wayne Gapp
1976 Richard Tharp Gary Burgin Wally Booth
1977 Dennis Baca Don Prudhomme Don Nicholson
1978 Don Garlits Tom McEwen Bob Glidden
1979 Kelly Brown Gordie Bonin Bob Glidden Terry Vance
1980 Terry Capp Ed McCulloch Lee Shepherd
1981 Johnny Abbot Raymond Beadle Lee Shepherd
1982 Shirley Muldowney Billy Meyer Frank Iaconio
1983 Gary Beck Kenny Bernstein Bob Glidden
1984 Don Garlits Jim Head Warren Johnson
1985 Don Garlits John Lombardo Bob Glidden
1986 Don Garlits Mike Dunn Bob Glidden
1987 Joe Amato Kenny Bernstein Bob Glidden Dave Schultz
1988 Joe Amato Ed McCulloch Bob Glidden
1989 Darrell Gwynn Don Prudhomme Larry Morgan
1990 Joe Amato Ed McCulloch Jerry Eckman Dave Schultz
1991 Kenny Bernstein Jim White Darrel Aldermann
1992 Ed McCulloch Cruz Pedregon Warren Johnson
1993 Pat Austin John Force Warren Johnson
1994 Connie Kalitta Cruz Pedregon Warren Johnson
1995 Larry Dixon Cruz Pedregon Warren Johnson
1996 Cory McClenathan John Force Kurt Johnson
1997 Jim Head Whit Bazemore Kurt Johnson
1998 Gary Scelzi John Force Mike Edwards
1999 Cory McClenathan Frank Pedregon Warren Johnson
2000 Tony Schumacher Jim Epler Jeg Coughlin Jr.
2001 Larry Dixon Whit Bazemore Greg Anderson
2002 Tony Schumacher John Force Jeg Coughlin Jr.
2003 Tony Schumacher Tim Wilkerson Greg Anderson
2004 Tony Schumacher Gary Densham Greg Anderson
2005 Larry Dixon Del Worsham Greg Anderson
2006 Tony Schumacher Robert Hight Greg Anderson
2007 Tony Schumacher Mike Ashley Dave Connolly Craig Treble
2008 Tony Schumacher Robert Hight Dave Connolly Steve Johnson
2009 Tony Schumacher Ashley Force Hood Jeg Coughlin Jr. Hector Arana
2010 Larry Dixon Ashley Force Hood Greg Stanfield LE Tonglet
2011 Antron Brown Mike Neff Greg Anderson L. E. Tonglet
2012 Tony Schumacher Mike Neff Dave Connolly Andrew Hines
2013 Shawn Langdon Robert Hight Mike Edwards John Hall
2014 Richie Crampton Alexis DeJoria Shane Gray
2015 Morgan Lucas Jack Beckman Erica Enders-Stevens Jerry Savoie


  1. ^ Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals: Event Preview

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