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the NHRA Insider Podcast is an inside look at the world of the NHRA and all things drag racing. Hosted by Brian Lohnes.

NHRA Insider Podcast Brian Lohnes

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the NHRA Insider Podcast is an inside look at the world of the NHRA and all things drag racing. Hosted by Brian Lohnes.

    2.40 Over Under Sideways Down

    2.40 Over Under Sideways Down

    Leah Pruett and A Look Back At Pro Stock Motorcycle On this return episode of the NHRA Insider Podcast, Leah Pruett joins host Brian Lohnes for an in-depth interview about the 2020 season which was both successful and tumultuous for the driver of the Mopar SRT Dodge top fuel dragster. The talk ranges from the start, the stop, life, the mental aspects of the sport, and how pressures both real and imagined weigh on a driver's performance in drag racing. There's also a cool musical look back over the incredible final rounds of 2020 in the pro stock motorcycle category!

    • 1 hr 1 min
    2.39 The Funny Car Strongman And Some Big 2020 Numbers

    2.39 The Funny Car Strongman And Some Big 2020 Numbers

    Matt Hagan joins Brian Lohnes on this week's episode of the NHRA Insider podcast and talks about his 2020 NHRA Camping World Funny Car Championship season. The ups, the downs, the motivating factors, and the ultimate victory in Las Vegas. Lohnes also talks about some of the most interesting numbers from the 2020 top fuel season as well. A fun listen!

    • 45 min
    2.38 The Outside Influencers

    2.38 The Outside Influencers

    In a year that was heavily influenced by powers and forces outside of the realm of NHRA Camping World drag racing, Ron Capps and Ryan Oehler were both outside influencers from within the sport. Both men had strong seasons with wins and final round appearances and both men made noise and had some sway on who became champions in both Funny Car and Pro Stock Motorcycle. Host Brian Lohnes speaks to both racers about the season that was, what they took from it, what their personal highlights were, and what they are looking forward most to in 2021. Two insightful and fun conversations from within the world of NHRA drag racing. Both of these guys have their sights set on championship fun in 2021.

    • 58 min
    2.37 Big Finishers

    2.37 Big Finishers

    Erica Enders and Antron Brown Newly minted four-time NHRA pro stock world champion and Las Vegas top fuel champion Antron Brown join Brian Lohnes on the NHRA Insider Podcast. These are two awesome conversations with NHRA competitors who battled adversity, bad luck, and disappointment to ultimately prevail in the closing stanza of the 2020 season. Brown talks about how his team has worked diligently and tirelessly for nearly two years to get back into the top fuel winner's circle. For Erica Enders, it was a shocking and positive end of the 2020 season when Christian Cuadra beat Jason Line on a holeshot. Hearing her tell the story is awesome. 

    • 56 min
    2.36 Three Champions Talk Las Vegas Horsepower and How To Win

    2.36 Three Champions Talk Las Vegas Horsepower and How To Win

    Tony Schumacher, Matt Smith, and Tony Pedregon join Brian Lohnes on this pre-Dodge NHRA Finals episode of the NHRA Insider Podcast. The conversation ranges from who we think can win championships, what it means to Tony Schumacher to have an 85th Wally after a massive final round in Houston, and what Matt Smith needs to do in order to lock down his 4th career pro stock motorcycle crown. The chats are all wide-ranging and insightful. It's the business of drag racing, the psychology of winning, and ultimately talking about the things that take the great and elevate them above the good in pressure situations. An awesome show to have right before the season's competition reaches its zenith!

    • 58 min
    2.35 From the Inside Out

    2.35 From the Inside Out

    Phil Burgess and Tony Pedgreon join Brian Lohnes on this episode of the NHRA Insider to talk about a wide range of topics from the event in Dallas, the upcoming race in Houston, and the unexpected and shocking passing of crew chief Eric Lane. Some of the news broke during the production of the show so that conversation is handled with Phil Burgess. The news on the track is interesting and off the track is hard. Burgess and Pedregon give a great perspective on both. 

    • 1 hr 3 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
120 Ratings

120 Ratings

andersonshawn500 ,

A must listen for Drag Racing Fans

Great show always original fun and informative.

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RickySilva ,

Awesome show

Great show and great insider coverage. Brian really goes above and beyond to provide the stories and paint the pictures of what goes on behind the scenes. Highly recommended to any drag racing fan.

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