NHRA U.S. Nationals
Event 15 of 21
Lucas Oil Indianapolis Raceway Park
Sept. 1 – 4, 2023

NHRA U.S. Nationals Event Highlights:

  • Four-time U.S. Nationals champion
    • Top Fuel (2011, 2022)
    • Pro Stock Motorcycle (2000, 2004)
  • Four-time No. 1 qualifier (2009, 2011-2013)

2022 NHRA U.S. Nationals Event Recap:
Qualified sixth; Event champion (defeated Tripp Tatum in E1, Steve Torrence in E2, Justin Ashley in E3, Brittany Force in E4)

Last Event (Brainerd):
Qualified sixth; Event champion (defeated Shawn Langdon in E1, Steve Torrence in E2, Mike Salinas in E3, Leah Pruett in E4)

2023 Statistics:
14 races; two wins, two runner-up finishes, one No. 1 qualifier

Career Statistics:
497 races; 73 wins, 50 No. 1 qualifiers


  • Returns as the defending event champion
    • At the 2022 event, Brown powered his Matco Tools Toyota to the winner’s circle, earning the first U.S. Nationals triumph for his AB Motorsports team. It was a milestone 70th victory for Brown, and his fourth Indy title
  • Brown enters the event as the most recent Top Fuel winner on tour after racing to victory at the Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals in Brainerd, Minn.
  • By advancing beyond the quarterfinals in Brainerd, Brown secured a spot to compete in the last Mission #2Fast2Tasty Top Fuel Challenge of the year
  • Brown begins the final race of the NHRA’s ‘regular season’ ranked third in the Top Fuel standings
  • The U.S. Nationals is a hometown event for AB Motorsports, which is headquartered three miles away from the famed Indy dragstrip in Brownsburg
  • The Brown family will be competing for two trophies at their home track. Pittsboro resident Antron Brown is looking to for back-to-back victories at Lucas Oil Indianapolis Raceway Park, while son Anson, 19, will campaign the Streamlight Super Comp dragster. Anson is a student at IUPUI in downtown Indianapolis

Fan Events:

  • Friday, Sept. 1, 12:00 – 12:30 p.m., DSR Performance Block Party benefiting Riley Children’s Foundation driver autograph session (1681 E. Northfield Dr., Brownsburg)
  • Saturday, Sept. 2, 12:30 – 1:00 p.m., #2Fast2Tasty autograph session at Mission Foods midway display
  • Saturday, Sept. 2, 1:00 – 1:30 p.m., Team Toyota autograph session at Toyota midway display

“We’re super excited about the U.S. Nationals this weekend in Indy, the ‘Big Go,’ our Super Bowl for the NHRA, and we come into this race with a lot of momentum with this Matco Tools team for Lucas Oil and Toyota and Hangsterfer’s and all the great partners who support us. Brainerd was an awesome race for us and we’re hungry to build off that. It’s the last Mission #2Fast2Tasty race of this season and we want to win another and grab a few more Mission bonus points heading into the Countdown. It’ll be tough. There’s 19 dragsters here this weekend all looking to take our crown, but we’ll keep swinging for the fences and try to bring home another U.S. Nationals title.”