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NHRA Webisode 4

Tony Schumacher and his Racing Team explain what they do to keep the team winning.

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    TEST YOUR SKILLS AGAINST THE ARMY'S HIGH TECH VEHICLES.

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    Race For Strength Challenge
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  • NHRA Webisode 1

    Tony Schumacher and his Racing Team explain what they do to keep the team winnin...

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    TAGS: Army Racing Dragster

    NHRA Webisode 1
    02:23
  • NHRA Webisode 2

    Tony Schumacher and his Crew Chief explain what goes on behind the scenes.

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    NHRA Webisode 2
    01:40
  • NHRA Webisode 3

    Mike Green will take you for a tour around the race trailers.

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  • Racing Episode 1

    comparing the Army and the racing team.

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    Racing Episode 1 - Army and Racing
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  • NHRA Webisode 4

    Tony Schumacher and his Racing Team explain what they do to keep the team winnin...

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    NHRA Webisode 4
    02:13
  • Racing Episode 2

    Being a leader in the Army and on the racing team.

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    TAGS: Ryan Newman Tony Schumacher

    Racing Episode 2 - Leading the Team
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  • NHRA Webisode 5

    Tony Schumacher and his Crew Chief explain what goes on behind the scenes.

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    NHRA Webisode 5
    01:09
  • Racing Episode 3

    Talking about how, both the Army and Racing team push to be the best.

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    TAGS: Ryan Newman Tony Schumacher

    Racing Episode 3 - Pushing to Achieve
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  • NHRA Webisode 6

    Just like every airborne or special forces soldier checks their equipment every ...

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    NHRA Webisode 6
    01:24
  • Racing Episode 4

    Explaining the technology both the Army and the Racing team use and comparing th...

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    Racing Episode 4 - Technology to Win
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  • NHRA Webisode 7

    Just like every airborne or special forces soldier checks their equipment every ...

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    NHRA Webisode 7
    03:56
  • Racing Episode 5

    Working together as a team.

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    TAGS: Ryan Newman Tony Schumacher

    Racing Episode 5 - Bringing the Team Together
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  • NHRA Webisode 8

    Whether it's sunny or cloudy, hot, humid or rainy - the weather is key to how it...

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    NHRA Webisode 8
    01:48
  • Racing Episode 6

    To be the best you have to go above and beyond your title.

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    TAGS: Ryan Newman Tony Schumacher

    Racing Episode 6 - Beyond job titles
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  • NHRA Webisode 9

    Our soldiers work under the expectations of being the best in the world every da...

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    NHRA Webisode 9
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  • Racing Episode 7

    The support of friends and family's makes for a better soldier and racer.

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    Racing Episode 7 - A Team of Friends and Family
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  • NHRA Webisode 10

    Just like every airborne or special forces soldier checks their equipment every ...

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    NHRA Webisode 10
    01:57
  • Racing Episode 8

    What it takes toe reach your goals.

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    Racing Episode 8 - Reaching your Goals
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    The man keys for great team work.

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    Racing Episode 9 - Keys to Teamwork
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  • Racing Episode 10

    Soldiers and Racers explain what it takes to be the best at what they do.

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    TAGS: Ryan Newman Tony Schumacher

    Racing Episode 10 - Being Your best.
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  • Army NASCAR vs MRAP

    NASCAR vs Mine Resistant Ambush Protected Vehicle

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  • Racing Episode 01

    Drivers and crew members speak about the meaning of representing the U.S. Army.

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    Racing Episode 01
    01:43
  • Racing Episode 02

    Drivers and crew members speak about fuel systems and related racing strategy.

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    Racing Episode 02
    01:56
  • Racing Episode 03

    U.S. Army Racing Teams discuss the dangers they face on the job.

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    Racing Episode 03
    02:15
  • Racing Episode 04

    U.S. Army Racing teams talk about race preparations and maintenance.

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    Racing Episode 04
    02:05
  • Racing Episode 05

    The use simulators is an important part of winning the fight.

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    Racing Episode 05
    01:49
  • Racing Episode 06

    U.S. Army Racing Team members discuss how people are the most important factor i...

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    Racing Episode 06
    01:23
  • Racing Episode 07

    U.S. Army Race Teams take full advantage of the latest technologies.

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    Racing Episode 07
    01:50
  • Racing Episode 08

    U.S. Army Race Teams discuss what it takes to win races.

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    Racing Episode 08
  • Racing Episode 09

    Communication and information systems have become a key factor in trying to win ...

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    Racing Episode 09
    01:56
  • Racing Episode 10

    Proudly representing the the men and women that serve comes first for the U.S. A...

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    Racing Episode 10
    01:59
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NHRA Webisode 4

Tony Schumacher and his Racing Team explain what they do to keep the team winning.

Our U.S. Army top fuel dragster, is very powerful, powerful enough to go from zero to 100 mph in less than one second, and achieve speeds at over 330 mph. There's a lot of things involved in doing that, and one of the things is the type of fuel we use, nitro methane. Just as the U.S. Army uses state of the art technology and equipment.
We use the most top of the line equipment and fuel to help make the U.S. Army top fuel car the fastest out on the track. Let's take a look at how we mix the fuel that goes in the racecar. We receive a drum of nitro methane from our supplier that is a 90%, which is the maximum amount we can run in our race car. And then we mix it with methanol to the specific percentage that we want to run in our racecar for that particular run. And then, we put it in these five gallon jugs. We have a device that measures the specific gravity of the fuel, at a certain temperature. And we check it with that, and make sure it is exactly what we want.
Then we take the jugs and pour them into the racecar. And we will vary that for each run, the exact percentage we want to run for that particular run of the racecar. During a run, our cars, we do a burn out and back up and do a normal run. And normally that will burn about twelve gallons of nitro during that time. The cost of our nitro, it varies, like gasoline prices vary, but somewhere in between twenty to twenty five dollars per gallon. So it uses a pretty good amount of fuel for one run down the racetrack.
If we ran our same engine on gasoline, it would maybe make 1200 to 1500 horsepower. We switch it over to nitro methane that engine can make seven or eight thousand horsepower, so the fuel really is the driving force in the power that we make in our engine. The fuel mixture is just one of the things that works together to add the power to the U.S. Army top fuel dragster. Just as the U.S. Army Soldier has a strength like no other, U.S. Army Top Fuel team has a powerful dragster like no other.
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