A PROUD HISTORY OF REPRESENTING SOLDIERS

The U.S. Army has been a NHRA racing sponsor since 2000 and a NASCAR sponsor from 2003 - 2012.

2000

2000 NHRA U.S. Army Dragster

NHRA Top Fuel Dragster – Tony Schumacher
After missing two events due to injuries sustained from a crash in Memphis, advanced to the final round at Pomona; Won a career-best four events in 10 final-round appearances; Led the category with the top speed at eight events; Debuted U.S. Army sponsorship at Indianapolis and won the event; Had three No. 1 qualifying positions

2001

2001 NHRA U.S. Army Dragster

NHRA Top Fuel Dragster – Tony Schumacher
Clocked career-best speed; Recorded fastest speed in NHRA history at 333.08 mph at Reading; Finished in the top 10 for third time in career

2002

2002 NHRA U.S. Army Dragster

NHRA Top Fuel Dragster – Tony Schumacher
Won at Indianapolis for second time in his career; Recorded top speed at six events

2003

2003 U.S. Army Racing Team

February 2003
Army Racing adds NASCAR driver Jerry Nadeau and NHRA Pro Stock Bike pilots Antron Brown and Angelle Sampey to the team joining Tony Schumacher in the NHRA Top Fuel dragster.

NHRA Top Fuel Dragster – Tony Schumacher
Won four events including the Mac Tools U.S. Nationals for the third time; late season run moved him from eighth in POWERade points to third; overcame spectacular qualifying crash to win Memphis event; closed the season with four consecutive No. 1 qualifying awards; advanced to five final rounds in last eight races of season; clocked national record time of 4.441 seconds at Reading; clocked six of the top 10 quickest times in NHRA history; runner-up in Budweiser Shootout, the quickest side-by-side race in Shootout history

NHRA Pro Stock Bike – Antron Brown
Earned victory at Brainerd; established career-best elapsed time (Englishtown)

NHRA Pro Stock Bike – Angelle Sampey
Earned three wins in six final round appearances; has finished in the top five of the Pro Stock Bike standings for seven consecutive seasons; her 31 career victories is third in Pro Stock Bike history and 12th among all NHRA pro racers

NASCAR – In the debut year for Army Racing in NASCAR, Jerry Nadeau was selected as the driver of the #01 Pontiac for MBV/MB2 Motorsports. On May 2nd, Nadeau was critically injured in a practice run at Richmond Motor Speedway.  Following Nadeau’s injury various driver’s helped the team finish out the season.

NASCAR – May 2, 2003
Army NASCAR Driver Jerry Nadeau was critically injured in a crash during practice in Richmond, VA.

NASCAR – May 3, 2003
NASCAR driver Jason Keller stepped in to finish the race weekend in the Army Pontiac after Jerry Nadeau's injury.

NASCAR - May 17, 2003

NASCAR driver Mike Wallace sits behind the wheel of the Army #01 Pontiac for eight races during the 2003 season following the injury to Army Driver Jerry Nadeau

NASCAR - June 22, 2003

NASCAR road course specialist Boris Said takes the wheel of the #01 Army Pontiac for the two road course races in 2003.

NASCAR – August 3, 2003

NASCAR driver Mike Skinner jumps into the Army Pontiac driver seat.

NASCAR – October, 26, 2003

NASCAR Driver Joe Nemechek is announced as the new full-time driver for the Army NASCAR Team for 2004. He finishes the last four races in the 2003 season.

2004

2004 NASCAR U.S. Army Car

NHRA Top Fuel Dragster – Tony Schumacher
Earned his second NHRA POWERade Top Fuel world championship; Set the NHRA single-season record for Top Fuel victories (10); Won the Mac Tools U.S. Nationals for the fourth time; Four of his victories came at NHRA’s biggest events: Winternationals, Gatornationals, U.S. Nationals and NHRA Finals; Impressive finish included winning six of eight finals in last 11 races; Earned two No. 1 qualifying awards; Earned 60 elimination round wins during the season, which ranks sixth best all-time; Led the POWERade points standings following 21 of 23 events; Posted his sixth consecutive POWERade Top 10 points finish

NHRA Pro Stock Bike – Antron Brown

Advanced to the final round in four of the final five races of the season, with a pair of wins; competed at his 100th career race; established career-best elapsed time (Reading); won the Mac Tools U.S. Nationals for the second time in his career

NHRA Pro Stock Bike – Angelle Sampey

Won four events in six final round appearances; has finished in the Pro Stock Motorcycle top five for eight consecutive seasons; her 35 wins is the most ever for a female driver in NHRA history and the second most in NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle history


NASCAR – The 2004 NASCAR season saw some big events for the Army Racing team

NASCAR – May 2004
Army Racing gave special recognition to SOLDIERS being selected as the Time Magazine 2003 Persons of the Year

NASCAR – October 2004

Army Racing ran a special paint scheme to honor GI JOE turning 40.

NASCAR – October 10, 2004
Joe Nemechek won the NASCAR Nextel Cup race at Kansas Speedway in 2004. Claimed back-to-back poles at Talladega and Kansas. Swept the Nationwide Series and Sprint Cup Series races during Kansas Speedway weekend.

2005

2005 NHRA Pro Stock Bike - Antron Brown

NHRA Top Fuel Dragster – Tony Schumacher
Earned his second consecutive and third overall world championship title; Set elapsed time and speed world records (4.437 seconds, 336.15 mph); Clocked the fastest speed in NHRA history (337.58 mph); Set single-season record for consecutive victories (5) in Top Fuel; Set single-season record for consecutive final rounds (7) in Top Fuel; Set single-season record for consecutive round wins (20) in Top Fuel; Set Top Fuel single-season record for most No. 1 qualifying positions (11); Won the $100,000 Budweiser Shootout for the first time in his career

NHRA Pro Stock Bike – Antron Brown
Finished in POWERade top 10 for the eighth time in his career; Earned his 14th career win at Englishtown on Father’s Day; Has won at least one race every season since 1999

NHRA Pro Stock Bike – Angelle Sampey
Won two of three final-round appearances; Was the No. 1 qualifier in Houston; Finished in the POWERade top five for the ninth consecutive season; NHRA’s winningest female with 37 career victories

NASCAR – Joe Nemechek
Joe Nemechek continues to handle the driving duties for the season

2006

2006 NHRA Pro Stock Bike Race Team - Angelle Sampey

NHRA Top Fuel Dragster – Tony Schumacher
Earned his third consecutive and fourth overall POWERade Series championship; Won championship in dramatic fashion by winning last race and setting national E. T. record on final pass of season; Defeated Doug Kalitta by 14 points; Set national E.T. record at 4.428 seconds at Pomona; Broke his own single-season record for most No. 1 qualifying positions (13); Joined Joe Amato as only NHRA Top Fuel drivers to win three straight championships; Overcame poor start to the season and rallied back from a 336 point midseason deficit to win the championship; Tied “Big Daddy” Don Garlits for fifth with 35 victories on NHRA Top Fuel wins list; Earned five victories in eight final rounds; Won the prestigious Mac Tools U.S. Nationals for fifth time in his career; Named the winner of the Fourth Quarter Driver of the Year award

NHRA Pro Stock Bike – Antron Brown
Joined the Mickey Thompson 6-Second Pro Stock Bike Club; Has now won at least one race every season since 1999; Had two wins (Atlanta and Brainerd) in five final-round appearances

NHRA Pro Stock Bike – Angelle Sampey
Set national record for elapsed time at 6.939 seconds in Reading; Finished in the POWERade top five for the 10th consecutive season; Won three of four final round appearances; NHRA’s winningest female with 40 career victories

NASCAR – MB2 Motorsports changes their name to Ginn Racing after ownership change. The #01 Chevrolet continues to be driven by Joe Nemechek

2007

2007 NASCAR U.S. Army Car

NHRA Top Fuel Dragster – Tony Schumacher
For second season in a row, Schumacher delivered what seemed impossible, clinching yet another world championship title with final pass of final race of the year; Won fourth straight World Championship, a POWERade Series Top Fuel record; Won fifth title overall, tying for first all-time in TF (Joe Amato) and sixth all-time (all classes); 12 No. 1 qualifiers makes 47 for career, up from 12th to eighth on the all-time list (all classes) and within nine of Joe Amato (56) for first all-time in Top Fuel; Moved up from tied for 11th to tied for ninth with Larry Dixon and Angelle Sampey on career wins list, with six wins (41 for career)

NHRA Pro Stock Bike – Antron Brown
Brown finished his last season as one of a two-driver operation for the U.S. Army Pro Stock Motorcycle team owned by Don Schumacher, where he teamed with Angelle Sampey

NHRA Pro Stock Bike – Angelle Sampey
Set national record for elapsed time at 6.871 seconds in Englishtown; Finished in the POWERade top five for the 11th consecutive season out of 12 years on tour; Won one of four final-round appearances. Finishes her career with Army Racing

NASCAR – Ginn Racing merges with Dale Earnhardt, Inc (DEI) in July.

NASCAR – Mark Martin
Sharing driving duties with Regan Smith for the season

NASCAR – Regan Smith
Regan Smith shares the driving duties with Mark Martin during this season.

2008

2008 NHRA U.S. Army Race Team Championship

NHRA Top Fuel Dragster – Tony Schumacher
Won fifth consecutive and sixth overall Full Throttle Series world championship; First driver in NHRA history to win five consecutive TF championships; Moved past Joe Amato to become the all-time Top Fuel wins leader; ranks sixth in victories among all NHRA pro drivers; Established Top Fuel records for most championship titles (6), career victories (56), season wins (15), consecutive wins (7), consecutive final rounds (11), most final rounds (18), consecutive round wins (31); Tied all-time NHRA record for wins in a season (15, Greg Anderson in 2004) and elimination round wins in a season (76, Greg Anderson in 2004); Raced to 15 victories in 18 final round appearances in 24 events; His eliminations round winning percentage was 90%; Won prestigious U.S. Nationals at Indianapolis for the sixth time in his career; Swept the Western Swing; only the sixth driver in NHRA history to accomplish the feat; Raced to nine No. 1 qualifying performances; Clinched championship during qualifying at penultimate race (Las Vegas 2); Named the third quarter DRIVER OF THE YEAR for major motorsports in North America; Won the prestigious season DRIVER OF THE YEAR award; only the third NHRA driver to earn this honor (John Force 1996 and Greg Anderson 2004); Won Jerry Titus Award as top driver in motorsports from American Auto Racing Writers and Broadcasters for the second time; Named Economaki Champion of Champions winner for the second time

NASCAR –
Mark Martin and Aric Almirola share driving duties for the season. Car number changed from #01 to #8 with Dale Earnhardt, Inc.

2009

2009 NHRA U.S. Army Dragster

NHRA Top Fuel Dragster – Tony Schumacher
Won sixth consecutive and seventh overall NHRA Full Throttle Series world championship; First driver in NHRA history to win six consecutive TF championships; Became eighth driver in NHRA history to notch 500 round-wins; Became first driver in TF and fifth in NHRA history to win 60 races; Won prestigious Mac Tools U.S. Nationals at Indianapolis for the eighth time in his career, tying Don Garlits for most all-time in TF; Clinched championship during semifinal round of Auto Club Finals when Larry Dixon was defeated by Spencer Massey in the pair right ahead of him; Named First-Team All-America by the American Auto Racing Writers & Broadcasters Association; Finalist for the Jerry Titus Award as top driver in motorsports from American Auto Racing Writers & Broadcasters Association

NASCAR – Ryan Newman becomes the full-time driver for the new Army Chevy #39 Stewart-Haas Racing team. Finishing the season 9th overall in points.

2010

2010 NASCAR U.S. Army Car

NHRA Top Fuel Dragster – Tony Schumacher
Finished second in points for the season after winning six races.  U.S. Army becomes an associate sponsor of the newest DSR race top fuel team featuring Antron Brown as their driver. Bringing Antron back to the Army race family.

NASCAR – Ryan Newman finished the season 15th overall with one victory at Phoenix in April.

2011

2011 NASCAR U.S. Army Race Team - Ryan Newman - New Hampshire Win

NHRA Top Fuel Dragster – Tony Schumacher
Finished 5th in points with no races won for the season.  Antron Brown won six races during the season finishing 3rd overall in points.

NASCAR –
In July, Ryan Newman takes the #39 U.S. Army Chevrolet to victory lane in New Hampshire and finishes the season ranked 10th overall.

2012

Antron Brown

NHRA Top Fuel Dragster – Tony Schumacher
Finished second in points behind teammate Antron Brown after winning two races during the season. Antron Brown won six races during the season and made history by becoming the first African-American to win any major racing championship.

NASCAR -
Ryan Newman finished the season 14th overall with one victory at Martinsville in April.

2013

2013 ArmyTF

NHRA Top Fuel Dragster – Tony Schumacher
Finished seventh in championship standings after racing to victory in three events during the campaign. He reached six finals during the season and earned the No. 1 qualifier at Pomona. Antron Brown finished second in the championship standings after posting four victories and a pair of No. 1 qualifier positions.

2014

NHRA Drag Racing

NHRA Top Fuel Dragster – Tony Schumacher
Won a record eighth NHRA Top Fuel world championship. He won five races during the season including his 75th, 76th and 77th of his illustrious career during the six-race Countdown to the championship. In early September, Schumacher won the Traxxas Nitro Shootout during the Chevrolet Performance U.S Nationals. "The Sarge" was the No. 1 qualifier four times and posted a won-loss record of 39-19, including being 15-3 in the Countdown.  Antron Brown scored a division-best six victories and finished seventh in the championship standings.

2015

NHRA Drag Racing

NHRA Top Fuel Dragster - Tony Schumacher
Followed up on his eighth career championship season by finishing a solid second to fellow U.S. Army driver and Don Schumacher Racing teammate Antron Brown. Scored event titles at Phoenix, Epping and Chicago to lift his record-setting Top Fuel career total to 80. Also was fast qualifier at Phoenix, Epping and Bristol to give him 79 No. 1 qualifying positions in his career. Reached seven final rounds in all, and had a 39-21 won-loss record on the year. Brown’s championship was his second behind his career-high seven event titles and seven No. 1 qualifying positions. He won his first career title in 2012, and U.S. Army drivers have now won three of the last four Top Fuel championships.

2016

Drag Racing

NHRA Top Fuel Dragster - Tony Schumacher
Experienced his most challenging season in more than a decade but nonetheless upped his record of career event titles to 82 with his victories at the Mile-High nationals on the outskirts of Denver in July and for the record 10th time in his career at the prestigious U.S. Nationals in Indianapolis on Labor Day weekend. He and the U.S. Army team also captured the $1 million, winner-take-all TRAXXAS Shootout during U.S. Nationals weekend. Earned his record 80th career No. 1 qualifier position at Pacific Raceways on the outskirts of Seattle in early August. Despite three other final-round appearances and a won-loss record of 34-22 on the year, finished a highly uncharacteristic eigth in the final Top Fuel standings while U.S. Army teammate and fellow Don Schumacher Racing driver Antron Brown scored the Top Fuel world championship for the second year in a row and for the third time in his career. The U.S. Army duo has accounted for four of the last five Top Fuel titles with Brown's first coming in 2012 and Schumacher's record eight career title coming in 2014.

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