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Indy in the 1970s: 'Snake,' Glidden, and rivalries abound at the Big Go

The U.S. Nationals is a race no fan should miss, and it’s also an event rich in legendary history. Exploring seven decades of the Big Go takes us to the 1970s, which featured big names, explosive rivalries, and the introduction of Pro Stock in a wild decade of racing. 
09 Jul 2024
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70 Years of U.S. Nationals magic
Don Prudhomme
The NHRA U.S. Nationals is an event rich in legendary history, celebrating 70 years of incredible memories at this year’s race, which takes place Aug. 28-Sept. 2 at Lucas Oil Indianapolis Raceway Park. It’s the world’s biggest drag race on the…
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When it comes to Indy, 'Big Daddy' Don Garlits dominated Top Fuel in the 1960s

The Big Go turns 70 in 2024, and we're celebrating its incredible history. Moving through seven decades of the Big Go, we’ll first explore the origin of the sport’s biggest race and Don Garlits' domination of Top Fuel in the 1960s. First in a series.
02 Jul 2024
Posted by NHRA.com staff
70 Years of U.S. Nationals magic
Don Garlits
The Big Go turns 70 in 2024, as the world’s biggest drag race, the NHRA U.S. Nationals, takes place Aug. 28-Sept. 2 at Lucas Oil Indianapolis Raceway Park in Indianapolis, offering one of the most incredible spectacles and celebrations on drag…
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