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Hagan Advances to Funny Car Semifinals

SUPERGRIP NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals

Fighting heat, humidity and a “tricky” track, Tony Stewart Racing (TSR) Nitro drivers Matt Hagan and Tony Stewart battled more than their competitors in NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals Hagan, the 2023 NHRA World Funny Car Champion, fought off the elements and his rivals to advance to semifinals in his TSR Johnson’s Horsepowered Garage Dodge//SRT Hellcat […]

Hagan’s Funny Car Winning Streak in Dodge//SRT Hellcat Ends at Epping

Tony Stewart knows racing is a game of inches as the racing Hall of Famer found out the hard way Sunday in the NHRA New England Nationals with his TSR Rinnai Dodge//SRT dragster Stewart, a rookie Top Fuel driver, gave 2023 World Champion Doug Kalitta all he could handle in the quarterfinals but lost by […]

Hagan Takes Back-to-Back Wins in TSR Direct Connection Dodge//SRT Hellcat Funny Car in Tough Track Conditions at NHRA Route 66 Nationals

  Matt Hagan drove his Tony Stewart Racing (TSR) Direct Connection Dodge//SRT Hellcat Funny Car to a second consecutive NHRA Mission national event win Sunday in Route 66 Nationals Qualifying 11th in the 16-car Funny Car field, Hagan, the reigning NHRA Mission World Funny Car Champion, fought very tough track conditions all weekend at Route […]

Mopar® Career Automotive Program (CAP) Features Tony Stewart Racing Drivers

Mopar CAP Program Features Tony Stewart Racing Drivers & Students at NHRA Route 66 Nationals Drag Races This Friday in Joliet

Mopar Career Automotive Program (CAP) partners with 100 colleges and technical schools Mopar CAP provides students general automotive and Stellantis brands-specific education With the Mopar CAP curriculum, schools give students a chance to turn a passion into a career Some CAP certifications are completed in as little as 12 months Students from Waubonsee Community College, […]

Matt Hagan Captures 50th NHRA Career Win in TSR Direct Connection Dodge//SRT Funny Car at NHRA Four-Wide Nationals in Charlotte

Matt Hagan, reigning NHRA World Funny Car Champion, recorded his 50th NHRA career victory Sunday at the NHRA Four-Wide Nationals at Charlotte with a “holeshot” win in the final Hagan, driving the 11,000-horsepower Tony Stewart Racing (TSR) Direct Connection Dodge//SRT Hellcat Funny Car, passed legend Don “The Snake” Prudhomme in career wins The four-time NHRA […]

Stewart, Hagan Record Final Round Performances at Las Vegas NHRA Four-Wide Nationals in TSR Dodge//SRT Nitro Machines


Tony Stewart, a Top Fuel “rookie,” drove the Tony Stewart Racing (TSR) Rayce Rudeen Foundation Dodge//SRT dragster to his first professional final round Sunday at Las Vegas The NASCAR Hall of Fame racer, competing in his fourth Top Fuel event, advanced in the NHRA Four-Wide Nationals final round against Doug Kalitta, Justin Ashley and Steve […]

Hagan Takes Dodge//SRT Hellcat Funny Car to Winternationals Runner-up Spot

Matt Hagan in action at Phoenix 2024

Top Fuel “rookie” and NASCAR Hall of Fame driver Tony Stewart advanced to the Top Fuel semifinals Sunday in the Tony Stewart Racing (TSR) Direct Connection Dodge//SRT car Competing in his third NHRA national event, the NHRA Arizona Nationals in Chandler, Ariz., Stewart defeated Brittany Force and Billy Torrence to score his first Top Fuel […]

Top Qualifier Hagan Advances Dodge//SRT Hellcat to NHRA Winternationals Funny Car Final Before Rain Halts Action

Defending NHRA Winternationals Funny Car champion Matt Hagan drove his Tony Stewart Racing (TSR) Johnson Horsepowered Garage Dodge//SRT Hellcat to the final round Sunday Qualifying No. 1 Saturday at 3.893, Hagan seeks his second straight NHRA Winternationals title with victories over Buddy Hull, Jeff Diehl and J.R. Todd before rain postponed the final round The […]

Stewart Has Solid Debut as Top Fuel “Rookie” at the NHRA Gatornationals, While Hagan Takes Dodge//SRTR Hellcat to Funny Car Quarterfinals

Racing legend Tony Stewart may have been a Top Fuel “rookie” at Sunday’s NHRA Gatornationals, but he looked like a veteran with an impressive NHRA National event debut Driving the Tony Stewart Racing (TSR) Dodge//SRT® Direct Connection dragster, Stewart proved very quick off the starting line in the first round before losing a close race […]

Stewart Makes Top Fuel Debut at 55th Annual NHRA Gatornationals, Defending Champ Hagan Begins Funny Car Title Defense in Dodge//SRT Hellcat

Matt-Hagan 2024 Dodge RT Hellcat

Tony Stewart makes his highly anticipated Top Fuel start this weekend in the Tony Stewart Racing (TSR) Dodge//SRT Direct Connection dragster at the NHRA Gatornationals Stewart’s first Top Fuel season in the NHRA Mission Drag Racing Series marks his fourth different motorsports discipline after winning titles in NASCAR, IndyCar and USAC Reigning NHRA World Funny […]