Bob Tasca III Braces For EV Onslaught, Both in NHRA and in the Showroom

For Bob Tasca III, his grandfather’s word was gospel. And being a faithful believer has shaped the Motorcraft/Quick Lane Mustang Funny Car driver into a highly successful NHRA Camping World Drag Racing racer, automotive-industry businessman, and Ford Motor Company evangelist.

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NHRA history buff Troy Coughlin Jr. eyeing special prize up for grabs at Atlanta Dragway

ATLANTA (April 28) — Pro Stock sophomore Troy Coughlin Jr. has an unique reason for wanting to win this weekend’s Lucas Oil NHRA Southern Nationals. A life-time drag racing history buff, Troy Jr. says Atlanta Dragway holds a special place in his heart and emerging victorious from the last race to be held there would be a huge achievement.

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Racing on TV Listings for April 28-May 2

Here’s where to find the major racing action on TV and online this week:

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Bob Tasca III’s NHRA Victory in Vegas Shows Funny Car Class is Wide Open

After the Ford Motor Company pulled out of NHRA pro drag racing in late 2013, Cranston, RI’s Bob Tasca III warned it had made a mistake: “I truly believe they have underestimated the passion and loyalty of the NHRA fans” – and lobbied hard for a decision reversal. Ford agreed to continue supporting his Funny Car program, but Tasca made a promise on his end, too.

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Racing’s Next Electric Avenue Could Be a Quarter-Mile NHRA Drag Strip

Electric Avenue? Well, maybe a quarter-mile at a time. While at Gainesville Raceway in Florida for the Gatornationals in March, the 70-year-old National Hot Rod Association held a panel discussion as part of a meeting to gauge interest in all-electric racing, led by Ned Walliser, vice president of competition for the NHRA.

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Thunder Road Joins FloRacing in Multi-Year Live Streaming Agreement

Barre, VT — Thunder Road event broadcasts will have a new home in 2021. Track officials and FloRacing announced today they have signed a multi-year contract to stream all Thunder Road auto racing events both live and on-demand.

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Team JEGS drivers Troy Coughlin Jr. and Mike Coughlin going ‘Gator’ hunting

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (March 10) — Pro Stock driver Troy Coughlin Jr. and his uncle Mike Coughlin will be searching for hides at this weekend’s 51st annual Amalie Oil NHRA Gatornationals. Troy Jr., who assumed the seat of the JEGS.com Elite Motorsports Chevrolet Camaro in the off-season after his uncle Jeg Coughlin Jr. retired, will be considered one of the favorites for this historic race after a strong outing at last weekend’s non-sanctioned World Doorslammers Nationals in Orlando. 

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Troy Coughlin Jr. Ready to Defend Team JEGS’ World Doorslammer Nationals Title

ORLANDO, Fla. (March 2) — Troy Coughlin Jr.’s first duty as the primary driver of the JEGS.com Elite Motorsports Chevrolet Camaro is defending the title of the second annual CTech Manufacturing World Doorslammer Nationals presented by JEGS, which takes place this weekend at Orlando Speed World Raceway.

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Why an NHRA Drag Strip is 1,000 Feet Long

Traditionally, a drag strip is 1,320 feet, which equals a quarter-mile. (One mile equals 5,280 feet.) Many classes in NHRA drag racing—actually, all but the Top Fuel and Funny Car classes—still compete on a quarter-mile course.

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AmericanMuscle’s Customer Build Breakdown – Darron Finley Jr.’s 2008 Mustang GT500

AmericanMuscle’s Customer Builds series is back with another bagged Mustang build break down! In this week’s episode AM host, Justin Dugan, joins S550 owner, Darron Finley Jr. , in a video call to talk about some of the inspiration behind his build.

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