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O'Reilly Auto Parts NHRA Northwest Nationals
Aug 1 - 3
Seattle, WA

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TONY SCHUMACHER

 
U.S. Army Racing
FEATURES
The U.S. Army NHRA Top Fuel Dragster smokes its tires

Dragster

The U.S. Army Top Fuel Dragster - it has the fastest acceleration on land.

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U.S. Army Racing NHRA driver Tony Schumacher

Tony Schumacher

Tony Schumacher grew up watching his father Don “The Shoe” Schumacher dominate the NHRA Funny Car field. So it was only a matter of time before Tony began racing.

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U.S. Army Racing NHRA driver Antron Brown

Antron Brown

The Army’s major associate sponsorship of Antron Brown’s dragster continues to keep him on the Army Racing team. Antron originally rode the U.S. Army Suzuki in the Pro Stock Motorcycle Class from 2003 – 2007.

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U.S. Army Racing NHRA Top Fuel pit crew

Pit Crew

Meet the team that keeps the U.S. Army Top Fuel Dragster fueled, lubed and on track to fly.

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U.S. Army Racing NHRA Top Fuel dragster flies off the starting line

Schedule

View this year's NHRA Top Fuel Schedule - look fast: you don't want to miss a race.

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NHRA’s Y.E.S. logo

NHRA Y.E.S. Program

Presented by the U.S. Army, the NHRA's Youth & Education Services (Y.E.S.) program is motorsports' first and only full-time event dedicated to educational programming for high school and college-aged students.

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U.S. Army Racing NHRA driver Tony Schumacher prepares to race in his top fuel dragster

News

Read the NHRA Top Fuel News Archive.

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Students at a Ten80 NHRA Event

Ten80 Program

Education immersing students, educators, and administrators from across the country in the real-life applications of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) concepts and careers.

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RACING EPISODE 10

Army Strong in Every Race

We’ve got the strongest, best-equipped people in the world. On the side of our car. Every race, somebody gives Tony something. Pictures, or medals, or something that he’ll carry with him down the drag strip. You know, for somebody that’s injured or killed in battle.

I carry the purple heart for a man who’d lost his life. His brother asked me to do it on his birthday. And we won the race by setting a world record and winning the last race of the year.

We have ashes that are put in the parachute packs from soldiers from family members. Tony, when he throws the chutes, it basically spreads the ashes at over 300 miles an hour.

It’s an honor for us to be able to represent the men and women in the armed forces. Like in Louden, you know, when we won the race, it was the Army car, and to stick that flag down in the door and for Ryan to have the American flag on the US Army car going around the race track, I had chills all over me.

You know, that was awesome. In New Hampshire, to be able to put that American flag to represent the US, to represent all those soldiers, you know, past, present and future, the people that have protected our country, and will continue to protect our country. That’s what it’s all about.

This was a commemorative paint job for the US Nationals. The anniversary of 9-11 is coming up here, and this was a way for the Army to do a commemorative thing. These are all the people who were killed in the attacks of 9-11 in the Pentagon.

It's definitely, I think, the greatest sponsor that has ever been in an NHRA drag race.