Dallas Post-Race Recap

Qualified: No. 8 (3.765 E.T. at 323.50 MPH) The Results: E1: 3.762 E.T. at 324.51 MPH defeated by Doug Kalitta 3.713 E.T. at 328.38 MPH Race Recap: The opening round of race day at the AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals featured a monster matchup between two Top Fuel titans, Antron Brown and Doug Kalitta. Behind the wheel […]

NHRA Dallas Qualifying Report

Qualified: No. 8 The Competition: No. 7 Doug Kalitta The Results:  Q1: 4.415 E.T. at 178.10 MPH Q2: 3.765 E.T. at 323.50 MPH Quotable: “It was good and important for us to get down the track on the last lap. The first qualifying round we had a little mishap. It dropped a hole so we had to shut […]

NHRA Dallas Pre-Race Report

AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals Event No. 9 Texas Motorplex Ennis, Texas October 16-18, 2020 Dallas Event Highlights:  Two-time event champion (2012, 2016) 2016 No. 1 qualifier 2019 Dallas Recap: Qualified eighth; Quarterfinal finish (defeated Richie Crampton in E1; defeated by Brittany Force in E2) Last Event (St. Louis): Qualified third; Quarterfinal finish (defeated Justin Ashley in […]

NHRA Midwest Nationals Post-Race Recap

Qualified: No. 3 (3.720 E.T. at 326.95 MPH) The Results: E1: 3.733 E.T. at 328.06 MPH defeated Justin Ashley 4.060 E.T. at 224.92 MPH E2: 3.733 E.T. at 322.58 MPH defeated by Steve Torrence 3.710 E.T. at 326.08 MPH Race Recap: No other NHRA drag racer has been more successful at World Wide Technology Raceway than […]

NHRA St. Louis Qualifying Report

Qualifying Highlights: Antron Brown earned a spot toward the top of the ladder by powering to the third-quickest pass of the Top Fuel session Qualified: No. 3 (lane choice) The Competition: No. 14 Justin Ashley The Results:  Q1: 3.720 E.T. at 326.95 MPH (One bonus point for making the third-quickest run of the session) Bonus Points: One […]

NHRA St. Louis Pre-Race Report

Mopar Express Lane NHRA Midwest Nationals Presented by Pennzoil Event No. 8 World Wide Technology Raceway Madison, Ill. October 2-4, 2020 Highlights: Top Fuel star Antron Brown leads the NHRA’s pro classes in number of wins at St. Louis (five) St. Louis Event Highlights:  Five-time event champion (2009, 2012-2015) 2005 runner-up (Pro Stock Motorcycle) Two-time […]

NHRA Gatornationals Post-Race Recap

Qualified: No. 3 (3.831 E.T. at 320.36 MPH) The Results: E1: 3.821 E.T. at 325.06 MPH defeated Cameron Ferre 8.300 E.T. at 74.27 MPH E2: 4.575 E.T. at 178.05 MPH defeated by Terry McMillen 3.827 E.T. at 310.63 MPH Race Recap: Antron Brown qualified the Matco Tools/Global Electronic Technology/Toyota dragster third with a 3.831-second pass at […]

NHRA Gatornationals Qualifying Report

Qualified: No. 3 (lane choice) The Competition: No. 14 Cameron Ferre The Results:  Q1: 4.163 E.T. at 221.52 MPH Q2: 3.831 E.T. at 320.36 MPH (One bonus point for third-quickest run of the session) Bonus Points: One Quotable: “The first lap it just dropped a hole at the step and we just shut it off. The second […]

NHRA Gatornationals Pre-Race Report

AMALIE Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals Event No. 7 Gainesville Raceway September 25-27, 2020 Gainesville Event Highlights:  2013 event champion Four-time runner-up: Top Fuel: 2010, 2014, 2017 Pro Stock Motorcycle: 2006 Two-time No. 1 qualifier: Top Fuel: 2010 Pro Stock Motorcycle: 2001 2019 Gainesville Recap: Qualified fifth; First round exit (defeated by Richie Crampton) Last Event […]

NHRA U.S. Nationals Post-Race Recap

Qualified: No. 7 (3.747 E.T. at 327.19 MPH) The Results: E1: 3.752 E.T. at 325.61 MPH defeated T.J. Zizzo 3.793 E.T. at 320.81 MPH E2: 4.088 E.T. at 246.30 MPH defeated by Steve Torrence 3.750 E.T. at 325.77 MPH Race Recap: Starting from the top half of the field for the third consecutive event, hometown racer […]

NHRA U.S. Nationals Qualifying Report

Qualified: No. 7 (lane choice) The Competition: No. 10 T.J. Zizzo The Results:  Q1: 3.760 E.T. at 324.83 MPH Q2: 5.718 E.T. at 119.85 MPH Q3: 3.747 E.T. at 327.19 MPH Quotable: “Qualifying went well for this Matco Tools team. We’ve been working hard to be more consistent and we’re creeping up on it with support from Global […]

NHRA U.S. Nationals Pre-Race Report

Denso Spark Plugs NHRA U.S. Nationals Event No. 6 Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis September 4-6, 2020 Highlights: Home track for Antron Brown, who resides in the greater Indianapolis area Three-time U.S. Nationals champion Top Fuel (2011) Pro Stock Motorcycle (2000, 2004) Four-time No. 1 qualifier (2009, 2011-2013) Last Event (Indy 3): Qualified seventh; First […]

Indy 3 Post-Race Recap

Qualified: No. 7 (3.868 E.T. at 311.41 MPH) The Results: E1: 3.800 E.T. at 324.59 MPH defeated by Justin Ashley 3.799 E.T. at 318.24 MPH Race Recap: Antron Brown and the Matco Tools/Global Electronic Technology/Toyota/Hangsterfers team kicked off the third consecutive Indy event with a solid qualifying performance that placed them in the top half of […]

Indy 3 Qualifying Report

Qualified: No. 7 (lane choice) The Competition: No. 10 Justin Ashley The Results:  Q1: 3.868 E.T. at 311.41 MPH Q2: 6.069 E.T. at 112.17 MPH Quotable: “The day started out with a good lap. We made a solid opening pass, nice and smooth going down the track. That second lap we were just trying to pick it up […]

Indy 3 Pre-Race Report

Dodge NHRA Indy Nationals presented by Pennzoil Event No. 5 Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis August 8-9, 2020 Indianapolis Highlights:  Three-time U.S. Nationals champion Top Fuel (2011) Pro Stock Motorcycle (2000, 2004) Four-time No. 1 qualifier (2009, 2011-2013) Last Event (Indy 2): Qualified fourth; Quarterfinal finish (defeated Pat Dakin in E1; defeated by Terry McMillen […]

Indy 2 Post-Race Recap

Qualified: No. 4 (3.856 E.T. at 316.15 MPH) The Results: E1: 3.851 E.T. at 310.05 MPH defeated Pat Dakin’s 3.880 E.T. at 317.05 MPH E2: 3.927 E.T. at 308.35 MPH defeated by Terry McMillen 3.796 E.T. at 321.96 MPH Race Recap: Antron Brown, who pulled double-duty as a Top Fuel driver and Jr. Dragster crew chief […]

Indy 2 Qualifying Report

Lucas Oil NHRA Summernationals at Indianapolis Event 4 of 18 Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis July 18-19, 2020 Qualifying Highlights: Brian Corradi tuned the Global Electronic Technology/Toyota of Antron Brown to top-half qualifying position, earning bonus points for running a ‘top three’ pass Qualified: No. 4 (lane choice) The Competition: No. 13 Pat Dakin The Results:  Q1: 3.856 […]

Indy 1 Post-Race Recap

Qualified: No. 14 (4.397 E.T. at 185.82 MPH) The Results: E1: 3.997 E.T. at 242.71 MPH defeated Terry McMillen 6.659 E.T. at 89.70 MPH E2: 3.780 E.T. at 316.01 MPH defeated Clay Millican 4.145 E.T. at 222.80 MPH E3: 5.565 E.T. at 125.00 MPH defeated by Doug Kalitta 3.794 E.T. at 319.07 MPH Race Recap: Hometown […]

Indy 1 Qualifying Report

E3 Spark Plugs NHRA Nationals Event 3 of 24 (Indy 1) Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis July 11-12, 2020 Qualified: No. 14 The Competition: No. 3 Terry McMillen The Results:  Q1: 4.397 E.T. at 185.82 MPH Q2: 5.173 E.T. at 139.46 MPH Quotable: “We’re observing everything. The first run out today, our car was on a great lap just […]

Gainesville Pre-Race Report

NHRA Gatornationals Event 3 of 24 (Gainesville) Gainesville Raceway Gainesville, Fla. March 13-15, 2020 Highlights: Antron Brown made his NHRA debut at the 1998 event, competing in Pro Stock Motorcycle Gainesville Event Highlights:  2013 event champion Four-time runner-up: Top Fuel: 2010, 2014, 2017 Pro Stock Motorcycle: 2006 Two-time No. 1 qualifier: Top Fuel: 2010 Pro Stock […]

Phoenix Post-Race Recap

Qualified: No. 13 (3.786 E.T. at 324.44 MPH) The Results: E1: 3.729 E.T. at 326.95 MPH defeated Terry McMillen, Foul (red light) E2: 3.721 E.T. at 326.86 MPH defeated Justin Ashley 10.031 E.T. at 78.07 MPH E3: 4.360 E.T. at 183.74 MPH defeated by Doug Kalitta 3.672 E.T. at 330.55 MPH Race Recap: Antron Brown was […]

Phoenix Qualifying Report

Qualified: No. 13 The Competition: No. 4 Terry McMillen The Results:  Q1: 11.189 E.T. at 66.17 MPH Q2: 3.786 E.T. at 324.44 MPH Q3: 8.680 E.T. at 79.75 MPH Quotable: “After Q3, the final round, it’s not what we expected, but we’re in the show tomorrow. Tomorrow’s going to have really good track conditions, but we really wanted […]

Phoenix Pre-Race Report

NHRA Arizona Nationals Event 2 of 24 (Phoenix) Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park Chandler, Ariz. February 21-23, 2020 Phoenix Event Highlights:  Three-time event champion (2009, 2012, 2014) 2011 runner-up 2019 Phoenix Recap: Qualified third; Semifinal finish (defeated Steve Torrence in E1, Austin Prock in E2; defeated by Leah Pruett in E3) Last Event (Pomona I): Qualified […]

Pomona I Post-Race Recap

Qualified: No. 9 (3.780 E.T. at 322.42 MPH) The Results: E1: 5.233 E.T. at 143.76 MPH defeated by Shawn Reed 3.924 E.T. at 238.26 MPH Race Recap: Starting from the No. 9 position, three-time Top Fuel world champion Antron Brown faced Shawn Reed as his first race day opponent of 2020. Brown had the immediate starting […]

Pomona I Qualifying Report

NHRA Winternationals Event 1 of 24 (Pomona I) Auto Club Raceway at Pomona Pomona, Calif. February 7-9, 2020 Qualified: No. 9 The Competition: No. 6 Shawn Reed The Results:  Q1: 3.780 E.T. at 322.42 MPH Q2: 3.784 E.T. at 319.07 MPH Q3: 5.045 E.T. at 140.28 MPH Q4: 9.053 E.T. at 75.35 MPH Quotable: “First race out, and we’re […]

Pre-Race Report: Pomona I

Pomona I Event Highlights:  Two-time No. 1 qualifier (2008, 2009) Earned his career-first No. 1 qualifier in the Top Fuel category at the 2008 event Three-time runner-up (2009, 2012, 2015) 2019 Pomona I Recap: Qualified third; First round exit (defeated by Leah Pruett in E1) Last Event (Pomona II 2019): Qualified ninth; First round exit […]

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Since making his NHRA debut aboard a Pro Stock Motorcycle in 1998, Antron Brown has successfully checked item after item off of his personal bucket list, including three Top Fuel world titles. As he embarks on the new decade, the wheels have been set into motion for Brown to realize another dream – NHRA team […]

Pomona II Post-Race Recap

Auto Club NHRA Finals Event 24 of 24 (Pomona II) Countdown Event 6 of 6 Auto Club Raceway at Pomona November 15-17, 2019 Qualified: No. 9 (3.729 E.T. at 330.07 MPH) The Results: E1: 6.601 E.T. at 114.89 MPH defeated by Brittany Force 4.075 E.T. at 218.41 MPH Race Recap: Antron Brown qualified the Matco Tools Diagnostics Toyota […]

Pomona II Qualifying Report

Auto Club NHRA Finals Event 24 of 24 (Pomona II) Countdown Event 6 of 6 Auto Club Raceway at Pomona November 15-17, 2019 Qualified: No. 9 The Competition: No. 8 Brittany Force The Results:  Q1: 5.007 E.T. at 144.60 MPH Q2: 3.729 E.T. at 330.07 MPH (One bonus point for fourth quickest run of the session) Q3: 3.762 E.T. at 324.59 […]

Pomona II Pre-Race Report

Auto Club NHRA Finals Event 24 of 24 (Pomona II) Countdown Event 6 of 6 Auto Club Raceway at Pomona November 15-17, 2019 Countdown to the Championship standing: 8th Pomona II Event Highlights:  Three-time event champion Top Fuel (2009, 2010) Pro Stock Motorcycle (1999) Two-time runner-up Top Fuel (2015) Pro Stock Motorcycle (2004) 2015 No. 1 qualifier 2018 […]

Las Vegas II Post-Race Recap

Dodge NHRA Nationals Presented by Pennzoil  Event 23 of 24 (Las Vegas II) Countdown Event 5 of 6 The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway November 1-3, 2019 Qualified: No. 11 (3.726 E.T. at 325.22 MPH) The Results: E1: 3.908 E.T. at 318.69 MPH defeated by Terry McMillen 3.869 E.T. at 310.55 MPH Race Recap: In what was […]

Las Vegas II Qualifying Report

Dodge NHRA Nationals Presented by Pennzoil  Event 23 of 24 (Las Vegas II) Countdown Event 5 of 6 The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway November 1-3, 2019 Qualified: No. 11 The Competition: No. 6 Terry McMillen The Results:  Q1: 3.888 E.T. at 250.41 MPH Q2: 6.593 E.T. at 102.42 MPH Q3: 3.726 E.T. at 325.22 MPH Q4: 3.739 E.T. at 327.11 […]

Las Vegas II Pre-Race Report

Dodge NHRA Nationals Presented by Pennzoil  Event 23 of 24 (Las Vegas II) Countdown Event 5 of 6 The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway November 1-3, 2019 Countdown to the Championship standing: 8th Las Vegas II Event Highlights:  2013 event champion 2001 runner-up (Pro Stock Motorcycle) 2015 No. 1 qualifier 2018 Las Vegas II Recap: Qualified fifth; […]

Dallas Post-Race Recap

AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals Event 22 of 24 (Dallas) Countdown Event 4 of 6 Texas Motorplex Ennis, Texas Oct. 18-20, 2019 Qualified: No. 8 (3.717 E.T. at 327.82 MPH) The Results: E1: 3.743 E.T. at 329.58 MPH defeated Richie Crampton 4.330 E.T. at 186.61 MPH E2: 4.113 E.T. at 230.72 MPH defeated by Brittany Force 3.815 E.T. at […]

Dallas Qualifying Report

AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals Event 22 of 24 (Dallas) Countdown Event 4 of 6 Texas Motorplex Ennis, Texas Oct. 18-20, 2019 DSR Dallas Saturday Highlights: Antron Brown will start from the ‘quick half’ of the Top Fuel field Qualified: No. 8 (lane choice) The Competition: No. 9 Richie Crampton The Results:  Q1: 3.816 E.T. at 325.06 MPH Q2: 3.717 E.T. […]

Dallas Pre-Race Report

AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals Event 22 of 24 (Dallas) Countdown Event 4 of 6 Texas Motorplex Ennis, Texas Oct. 18-20, 2019 Highlights: Antron Brown will campaign a special one-race-only ‘Tools for the Cause’ Breast Cancer Awareness car to benefit the Breast Cancer Research Foundation Brown’s first national event win occurred at the Texas Motorplex in 1999 while […]

Charlotte II Post-Race Recap

NTK NHRA Carolina Nationals Event 21 of 24 (Charlotte II) Countdown Event 3 of 6 zMAX Dragway Concord, N.C. Oct. 11-13, 2019 Qualified: No. 7 (3.758 E.T. at 328.94 MPH) The Results: E1: 6.032 E.T. at 114.16 MPH defeated by Doug Kalitta 3.905 E.T. at 326.95 MPH Race Recap: Starting from seventh, Antron Brown and the Matco Tools […]

Charlotte II Qualifying Report

NTK NHRA Carolina Nationals Event 21 of 24 (Charlotte II) Countdown Event 3 of 6 zMAX Dragway Concord, N.C. Oct. 11-13, 2019 DSR Charlotte II Saturday Highlights: Antron Brown joins Pritchett in the top half of the Top Fuel field Qualified: No. 7 (lane choice) The Competition: No. 10 Doug Kalitta The Results:  Q1: 3.792 E.T. at 325.53 MPH […]

Charlotte II Pre-Race Report

NTK NHRA Carolina Nationals Event 21 of 24 (Charlotte II) Countdown Event 3 of 6 zMAX Dragway Concord, N.C. Oct. 11-13, 2019 Highlights: Antron Brown leads the class in most victories (five) at zMAX Dragway: Fall: 2011, 2015 – 2016 Spring: 2014 – 2015 Countdown to the Championship standing: 6th (tied) Charlotte II Event Highlights:  Three-time event […]

St. Louis Post-Race Recap

AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals Event 20 of 24 (St. Louis) Countdown Event 2 of 6 World Wide Technology Raceway Madison, Ill. Sept. 27-29, 2019 Qualified: No. 11 (3.748 E.T. at 326.32 MPH) The Results: E1: 6.001 E.T. at 116.41 MPH defeated by Leah Pritchett 3.764 E.T. at 326.87 MPH Race Recap: With five World Wide Technology Raceway […]

St. Louis Qualifying Report

AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals Event 20 of 24 (St. Louis) Countdown Event 2 of 6 World Wide Technology Raceway Madison, Ill. Sept. 27-29, 2019 Qualified: No. 11 The Competition: No. 6 Leah Pritchett The Results:  Q1: 4.550 E.T. at 170.73 MPH Q2: 3.764 E.T. at 323.04 MPH Q3: 3.753 E.T. at 327.43 MPH Q4: 3.748 E.T. at 326.32 MPH Quotable: “Our […]

St. Louis Pre-Race Report

AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals Event 20 of 24 (St. Louis) Countdown Event 2 of 6 World Wide Technology Raceway Madison, Ill. Sept. 27-29, 2019 Highlights: Antron Brown leads the pro classes as the winningest driver in St. Louis history having captured the crown five times: 2009, 2012 – 2015 Countdown to the Championship standing: 4th St. […]

Reading Post-Race Recap

MOPAR Express Lane NHRA Nationals Presented by Pennzoil Event 19 of 24 (Reading) Countdown Event 1 of 6 Maple Grove Raceway Mohnton, Pa. Sept. 13-15, 2019 DSR Reading Elimination Highlights: Antron Brown maintains his ranking inside the Top Fuel ‘top five’ Qualified: No. 5 (3.689 E.T. at 323.81 MPH) The Results: E1: 3.743 E.T. at 328.30 MPH […]

Reading Qualifying Report

MOPAR Express Lane NHRA Nationals Presented by Pennzoil Event 19 of 24 (Reading) Countdown Event 1 of 6 Maple Grove Raceway Mohnton, Pa. Sept. 13-15, 2019 DSR Reading Saturday Highlights: Antron Brown will start from inside the ‘top five’ on the Top Fuel ladder Qualified: No. 5 (lane choice) The Competition: No. 12 Terry McMillen The Results:  […]

Reading Pre-Race Report

MOPAR Express Lane NHRA Nationals Presented by Pennzoil Event 19 of 24 (Reading) Countdown Event 1 of 6 Maple Grove Raceway Mohnton, Pa. Sept. 13-15, 2019 Highlights: Antron Brown (Top Fuel) is in contention for the 2019 NHRA Mello Yello Countdown to the Championship chase and ranked third Note: The MOPAR Mega Block Party will rev […]

Indianapolis Post-Race Recap

NHRA U.S. Nationals Event 18 of 24 (Indianapolis) Lucas Oil Raceway Aug. 30 – Sept. 2, 2019 DSR Indianapolis Elimination Highlights: Semifinalist Antron Brown (Top Fuel) leads his team heading into the start of the Countdown to the Championship, starting from the No. 3 position. Qualified: No. 6 (3.678 E.T. at 327.19 MPH) The Results: E1: 3.723 E.T. […]

Indianapolis Qualifying Report

NHRA U.S. Nationals Event 18 of 24 (Indianapolis) Lucas Oil Raceway Aug. 30 – Sept. 2, 2019 Indianapolis Sunday Highlights: Antron Brown and earned starting position in the top half of the quickest Top Fuel field in NHRA history Qualified: No. 6 (lane choice) The Competition: No. 11 Jordan Vandergriff The Results:  Q1: 3.729 E.T. at 328.06 MPH […]

Indianapolis Pre-Race Report

NHRA U.S. Nationals Event 18 of 24 (Indianapolis) Lucas Oil Raceway Aug. 30 – Sept. 2, 2019 Highlights: Antron Brown has both Top Fuel and Pro Stock Motorcycle victories at Indianapolis Indianapolis Event Highlights:  Three-time event champion Top Fuel (2011) Pro Stock Motorcycle (2000, 2004) Four-time No. 1 qualifier (2009, 2011-2013) 2018 Indianapolis Recap: Qualified third; Quarterfinal finish […]

Brainerd Post-Race Recap

Qualified: No. 12 (3.849 E.T. at 322.58 MPH) The Results: E1: 4.648 E.T. at 162.18 MPH defeated by Billy Torrence 3.685 E.T. at 328.22 MPH Race Recap: By qualifying 12th, Antron Brown and the Matco Tools Toyota team set up a first-round meeting with Billy Torrence on Sunday morning. Brown was seeking redemption for last year’s […]

Brainerd Qualifying Report

NHRA Nationals Event 17 of 24 (Brainerd) Brainerd International Raceway Brainerd, Minn. Aug. 16-18, 2019 Qualified: No. 12 The Competition: No. 5 Billy Torrence The Results:  Q1: 3.849 E.T. at 322.58 MPH Q2: 4.206 E.T. at 202.18 MPH Q3: 4.078 E.T. at 228.58 MPH Q4: 3.890 E.T. at 312.13 MPH Quotable: “It’s going to be a really good first-round matchup. Billy […]

Brainerd Pre-Race Report

NHRA Nationals Event 17 of 24 (Brainerd) Brainerd International Raceway Brainerd, Minn. Aug. 16-18, 2019 Highlights: Antron Brown has been to the Brainerd final round the past three years, earning a runner-up finish in 2016, 2017 and 2018 Brown has been victorious in both the Top Fuel and Pro Stock Motorcycle categories in Brainerd Brainerd […]

Seattle Post-Race Recap

Magic Dry Organic Absorbent NHRA Northwest Nationals Event 16 of 24 (Seattle) Pacific Raceways Kent, Wash. Aug. 2-4, 2019 Seattle Elimination Highlights: Antron Brown closes out the Western Swing by moving into second in the Top Fuel standings Qualified: No. 11 (3.769 E.T. at 325.69 MPH) The Results: E1: 3.798 E.T. at 321.12 MPH defeated Richie Crampton […]

Seattle Qualifying Report

Magic Dry Organic Absorbent NHRA Northwest Nationals Event 16 of 24 (Seattle) Pacific Raceways Kent, Wash. Aug. 2-4, 2019 DSR Seattle Saturday Highlights: Three-time Pacific Raceways Top Fuel defending event champion Antron Brown qualified 11th for race day and will attempt to become the first driver to win four consecutive Seattle trophies in any NHRA pro […]

Seattle Pre-Race Report

Magic Dry Organic Absorbent NHRA Northwest Nationals Event 16 of 24 (Seattle) Pacific Raceways Kent, Wash. Aug. 2-4, 2019 Highlights: Antron Brown returns as the defending event champion Brown has claimed the Top Fuel Seattle Wally trophy the last three years and will attempt to become the first driver to win four consecutive Seattle trophies in any […]

Sonoma Post-Race Recap

NHRA Sonoma Nationals Event 15 of 24 (Sonoma) Sonoma Raceway Sonoma, Calif. July 26-28, 2019 Sonoma Elimination Highlights: Antron Brown made history during round one when he became the sixth driver to reach the ‘500 Top Fuel round wins’ milestone Brown recorded semifinal finish; leaves Sonoma ranked second in the championship standings Qualified: No. 4 (3.721 E.T. at […]

Sonoma Qualifying Report

Qualified: No. 4 (lane choice) The Competition: No. 13 Cameron Ferre The Results:  Q1: 4.899 E.T. at 145.14 MPH Q2: 3.721 E.T. at 327.43 MPH Q3: 4.105 E.T. at 220.08 MPH Q4: 3.843 E.T. at 320.13 MPH Quotable: “We’re feeling good right now. We backed off today; we wanted to get down the track today because we knew it was […]

Sonoma Pre-Race Report

NHRA Sonoma Nationals Event 15 of 24 (Sonoma) Sonoma Raceway Sonoma, Calif. July 26-28, 2019 Sonoma Event Highlights:  Four-time event champion (2009, 2011, 2012, 2015) Three-time runner-up: Top Fuel (2017) Pro Stock Motorcycle (2004, 2006) Two-time No. 1 qualifier (2008, 2015) 2018 Sonoma Recap: Qualified third; Quarterfinal finish (defeated Jim Maroney in E1; defeated by Blake […]

Denver Post-Race Recap

Dodge Mile-High NHRA Nationals Presented by Pennzoil Event 14 of 24 (Denver) Bandimere Speedway Morrisson, Colo. July 19-21, 2019 Qualified: No. 6 (3.854 E.T. at 315.71 MPH) The Results: E1: 3.867 E.T. at 321.27 MPH defeated Greg Carrillo 3.920 E.T. at 275.62 MPH E2: 3.910 E.T. at 318.54 MPH defeated by Jordan Vandergriff 3.837 E.T. at 321.12 […]

Denver Qualifying Report

Dodge Mile-High NHRA Nationals Presented by Pennzoil Event 14 of 24 (Denver) Bandimere Speedway Morrisson, Colo. July 19-21, 2019 Qualified: No. 6 (lane choice) The Competition: No. 11 Greg Carrillo The Results:  Q1: 4.038 E.T. at 296.50 MPH (Three bonus points for quickest run of the session) Q2: 3.863 E.T. at 308.92 MPH (One bonus point for third […]

Denver Pre-Race Report

Dodge Mile-High NHRA Nationals Presented by Pennzoil Event 14 of 24 (Denver) Bandimere Speedway Morrisson, Colo. July 19-21, 2019 Denver Event Highlights:  Three-time event champion (2009, 2012, 2017) Five-time runner-up: Top Fuel (2008, 2016) Pro Stock Motorcycle (1999, 2001, 2005) Three-time No. 1 qualifier: Top Fuel (2009, 2010) Pro Stock Motorcycle (2001) 2018 Denver Recap: Qualified […]

Epping Post-Race Recap

NHRA New England Nationals Event 13 of 24 (Epping) New England Dragway Epping, N.H. July 5-7, 2019 Epping Elimination Highlights: Antron Brown advanced to the quarterfinals, and moved up one spot in the Countdown to the Championship point standings Qualified: No. 4 (3.848 E.T. at 321.73 MPH) The Results: E1: 4.018 E.T. at 281.42 MPH defeated Cameron […]

Epping Qualifying Report

NHRA New England Nationals Event 13 of 24 (Epping) New England Dragway Epping, N.H. July 5-7, 2019 Epping Saturday Highlights: Antron Brown navigated the Matco Tools Toyota Top Fuel dragster to the quickest run of Q3 and earned three bonus points Note: Saturday’s second qualifying session (Q4) was cancelled due to persistent rain. Qualified: No. 4 (lane choice) […]

Epping Pre-Race Report

NHRA New England Nationals Event 13 of 24 (Epping) New England Dragway Epping, N.H. July 5-7, 2019 Highlights: 2016 event champion Two-time runner-up (2017, 2018) 2014 No. 1 qualifier 2018 Epping Recap: Qualified 12th; Event runner-up (defeated Clay Millican in E1, Brittany Force in E2, Leah Pritchett in E3; defeated by Steve Torrence in E4) Last Event […]

Norwalk Post-Race Recap

NHRA Nationals Event 12 of 24 (Norwalk) Summit Racing Equipment Motorsports Park Norwalk, Ohio June 21-23, 2019 Qualified: No. 7 (3.742 E.T. at 326.00 MPH) The Results: E1: 4.170 E.T. at 263.10 MPH defeated Scott Palmer 5.116 E.T. at 142.60 MPH E2: 3.981 E.T. at 304.39 MPH defeated by Leah Pritchett 3.821 E.T. at 326.00 MPH Race […]

Norwalk Qualifying Report

NHRA Nationals Event 12 of 24 (Norwalk) Summit Racing Equipment Motorsports Park Norwalk, Ohio June 21-23, 2019 Qualified: No. 7 (lane choice) The Competition: No. 10 Scott Palmer The Results:  Q1: 3.742 E.T. at 326.00 MPH (Three bonus points for quickest run of the session) Q2: 9.873 E.T. at 73.86 MPH Q3: 3.794 E.T. at 322.50 MPH Q4: 3.763 E.T. at […]

Norwalk Pre-Race Report

NHRA Nationals Event 12 of 24 (Norwalk) Summit Racing Equipment Motorsports Park Norwalk, Ohio June 21-23, 2019 Norwalk Event Highlights:  2014 event champion Two-time runner-up (2010, 2015) 2018 Norwalk Recap: Qualified fifth; First round exit (defeated by Blake Alexander in E1) Last Event (Bristol): Qualified fourth; Quarterfinal finish (defeated Audrey Worm in E1; defeated by Mike […]

Bristol Post-Race Recap

NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals Event 11 of 24 (Bristol) Bristol Dragway Bristol, Tenn. June 14-16, 2019 Bristol Elimination Highlights: Antron Brown retained his No. 4 ranking in the Top Fuel point standings Qualified: No. 4 (3.768 E.T. at 325.14 MPH) The Results: E1: 3.863 E.T. at 318.24 MPH defeated Audrey Worm 4.082 E.T. at 279.21 MPH E2: […]

Bristol Qualifying Report

NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals Event 11 of 24 (Bristol) Bristol Dragway Bristol, Tenn. June 14-16, 2019 DSR Bristol Saturday Highlights: Antron Brown qualifies his Top Fuel dragster in the top-half of the field Qualified: No. 4 (lane choice) The Competition: No. 13 Audrey Worm The Results:  Q1: 3.810 E.T. at 322.19 MPH (Two bonus points for second quickest […]

Bristol Pre-Race Report

NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals Event 11 of 24 (Bristol) Bristol Dragway Bristol, Tenn. June 14-16, 2019 Bristol Event Highlights:  2011 event runner-up 2010 No. 1 qualifier 2018 Bristol Recap: Qualified third; Quarterfinal finish (defeated Richie Crampton in E1; defeated by Steve Torrence in E3) Last Event (Topeka): Qualified fourth; Semifinal finish (defeated Scott Palmer in E1, […]

Topeka Post-Race Recap

Menards NHRA Heartland Nationals presented by Minties Event 10 of 24 (Topeka) Heartland Motorsports Park Topeka, Kan. June 7-9, 2019 DSR Topeka Elimination Highlights: Antron Brown powered to the Top Fuel semifinal round for the third consecutive event Qualified: No. 4 (3.798 E.T. at 292.33 MPH) The Results: E1: 3.740 E.T. at 329.58 MPH defeated Scott Palmer 3.825 […]

Qualifying Report: Topeka

Menards NHRA Heartland Nationals presented by Minties Event 10 of 24 (Topeka) Heartland Motorsports Park Topeka, Kan. June 7-9, 2019 DSR Topeka Saturday Highlights: Antron Brown will start from the top-half of the Top Fuel field in the No. 4 spot Qualified: No. 4 (lane choice) The Competition: No. 11 Scott Palmer The Results:  Q1: 5.672 E.T. at […]

Pre-Race Report: Topeka

Menards NHRA Heartland Nationals presented by Minties Event 10 of 24 (Topeka) Heartland Motorsports Park Topeka, Kan. June 7-9, 2019 Topeka Event Highlights:  2017 event champion 2016 event runner-up Four-time No. 1 qualifier (2009, 2010, 2012, 2015) 2018 Topeka Recap: Qualified 12th; First round exit (defeated by Leah Pritchett in E1) Last Event (Chicago): Qualified second; Semifinal […]

Chicago Post-Race Recap

Route 66 NHRA Nationals Event 9 of 24 (Chicago) Route 66 Raceway Joliet, Ill. May 31 – June 2, 2019 Chicago Elimination Highlights: Antron Brown recorded semifinal finish Qualified: No. 2 (3.715 E.T. at 328.14 MPH) The Results: E1: 3.736 E.T. at 327.11 MPH defeated Brittany Force 5.776 E.T. at 112.30 MPH E2: 3.789 E.T. at 322.96 […]

Chicago Qualifying Report

Route 66 NHRA Nationals Event 9 of 24 (Chicago) Route 66 Raceway Joliet, Ill. May 31 – June 2, 2019 Chicago Saturday Highlight: Antron Brown blasted to the quickest pass of the final Top Fuel qualifying session to add three more bonus points to his total of five Qualified: No. 2 (lane choice) The Competition: No. 15 Brittany […]

Chicago Pre-Race Report

Route 66 NHRA Nationals Event 9 of 24 (Chicago) Route 66 Raceway Joliet, Ill. May 31 – June 2, 2019 Chicago Event Highlights:  Five-time event champion Top Fuel (2012, 2014, 2016) Pro Stock Motorcycle (2000, 2001) Three-time runner-up: Top Fuel (2009, 2017) Pro Stock Motorcycle (2002) Two-time Top Fuel No. 1 qualifier (2009, 2015) 2018 Chicago Recap: […]

Richmond Post-Race Recap

Qualified: No. 11 (3.839 E.T. at 320.97 MPH) The Results: E1: 3.872 E.T. at 312.42 MPH defeated Leah Pritchett 5.388 E.T. at 139.06 MPH E2: 4.446 E.T. at 231.00 MPH defeated Brittany Force 4.659 E.T. at 234.53 MPH E3: 4.846 E.T. at 160.44 MPH defeated Mike Salinas 11.990 E.T. at 33.39 MPH E4: 3.899 E.T. at […]

Richmond Qualifying Report

Qualified: No. 11 The Competition: No. 6 Leah Pritchett The Results:  Q1: 3.843 E.T. at 317.94 MPH Q2: 4.425 E.T. at 177.95 MPH Q3: 3.864 E.T. at 307.86 MPH (Two bonus points for second quickest run of the session) Q4: 3.839 E.T. at 320.97 MPH Bonus Points: Two Quotable: “We made really good runs in our Matco Tools Toyota in […]

Richmond Pre-Race Report

NHRA Virginia Nationals Event 8 of 24 (Richmond) Virginia Motorsports Park North Dinwiddie, Va. May 17-19, 2019 Richmond Event Highlights:  2009 event runner-up 2018 Richmond Recap: Qualified tenth; Semifinal finish (defeated Mike Salinas in E1, Bill Litton in E2; defeated by Steve Torrence in E3) Last Event (Atlanta): Qualified ninth; Quarterfinal finish (defeated Clay Millican in […]

Atlanta Post-Race Recap

Qualified: No. 9 (3.821 E.T. at 323.19 MPH) The Results: E1: 3.771 E.T. at 323.89 MPH defeated Clay Millican 3.779 E.T. at 320.89 MPH E2: 3.888 E.T. at 299.33 MPH defeated by Brittany Force 3.843 E.T. at 314.83 MPH Race Recap: Former Pro Stock Motorcycle rider Antron Brown has tasted Atlanta Dragway victory six times over […]

Qualifying Report: Atlanta

Arby’s NHRA Southern Nationals Event 7 of 24 (Atlanta) Atlanta Dragway Commerce, Ga. May 3-5, 2019 DSR Atlanta Saturday Highlights: Antron Brown piloted his machine to the second-quickest pass of Top Fuel Q3, collecting two more bonus points Note: Saturday’s second qualifying session (Q4) was cancelled due to persistent rain Matco’s Tools for the Cause to […]

Pre-Race Report: Atlanta

Arby’s NHRA Southern Nationals Event 7 of 24 (Atlanta) Atlanta Dragway Commerce, Ga. May 3-5, 2019 Noteworthy: Antron Brown has raced to victory in both Top Fuel and Pro Stock Motorcycle at Atlanta Dragway Atlanta Event Highlights:  Six-time event champion Top Fuel (2008, 2011, 2013, 2015) Pro Stock Motorcycle (2001, 2006) 2003 Pro Stock Motorcycle runner-up Two-time […]

Post-Race Recap: Charlotte I

Qualified: No. 2 (3.725 E.T. at 327.03 MPH) The Results: E1: 4.161 E.T. at 276.92 MPH defeated by Scott Palmer 3.782 E.T. at 325.61 MPH, Dom Lagana 3.796 E.T. at 320.51 MPH Race Recap: Fresh off a runner-up finish from the previous event on the NHRA tour, Antron Brown looked prime for another long day of […]

Qualifying Report: Charlotte I

Qualified: No. 2 (first choice of lane) The Competition: No. 7 Brittany Force No. 10 Scott Palmer No. 15 Dom Lagana The Results:  Q1: Session cancelled due to inclement weather Q2: 3.725 E.T. at 327.03 MPH (Two bonus points for second quickest run of the session) Q3: 4.652 E.T. at 162.12 MPH Q4: 3.777 E.T. at […]

Pre-Race Report: Charlotte I

NHRA Four-Wide Nationals Event 6 of 24 (Charlotte I) zMAX Dragway Concord, N.C. April 26-28, 2019 Charlotte I Event Highlights:  Two-time event champion (2014, 2015) 2016 runner-up 2018 Charlotte I Recap: Qualified third; First round exit (defeated by Doug Kalitta, Mike Salinas in E1) Last Event (Houston): Qualified 11th; Event runner-up (defeated Mike Salinas in E1, Leah […]

Post-Race Recap: Houston

Qualified: No. 11 (3.753 E.T. at 326.56 MPH) The Results: E1: 3.735 E.T. at 325.69 MPH defeated Mike Salinas 3.727 E.T. at 321.96 MPH E2: 3.750 E.T. at 320.89 MPH defeated Leah Pritchett, Foul (Red Light) E3: 3.746 E.T. at 320.28 MPH defeated Steve Torrence 3.744 E.T. at 315.71 MPH E4: 3.995 E.T. at 233.48 MPH […]

Qualifying Report: Houston

Qualified: No. 11 The Competition: No. 6 Mike Salinas The Results:  Q1: 7.022 E.T. at 99.44 MPH Q2: 3.782 E.T. at 320.74 MPH Q3: 3.753 E.T. at 326.56 MPH (Two bonus points for second quickest run of the session) Q4: 3.780 E.T. at 317.27 MPH Bonus Points: Two Quotable: “We just need to get ready for Sunday. It definitely […]

Pre-Race Report: Houston

MOPAR Express Lane NHRA SpringNationals Presented by Pennzoil Event 5 of 24 (Houston) Houston Raceway Park Baytown, Texas April 12-14, 2019 Houston Event Highlights:  Two-time event champion (2008, 2014) Raced to his career-first Top Fuel victory in 2008 Three-time runner-up Top Fuel (2010, 2012) Pro Stock Motorcycle (2004) Two-time No. 1 qualifier Top Fuel (2009) Pro Stock Motorcycle […]

Post-Race Recap: Las Vegas I

Qualified: No. 9 (3.772 E.T. at 324.28 MPH) The Results: E1: 4.072 E.T. at 237.75 MPH defeated by Mike Salinas 3.747 E.T. at 328.86 MPH, Billy Torrence 3.966 E.T. at 271.95 MPH Race Recap: Antron Brown’s Four-Wide Nationals draw pitted him against Mike Salinas and Billy Torrence to start race day. The four-time Vegas winner’s day […]

Qualifying Report: Las Vegas I

Qualified: No. 9 The Competition:  No. 1 Mike Salinas No. 8 Billy Torrence The Results:  Q1: 3.813 E.T. at 323.66 MPH Q2: 6.086 E.T. at 113.72 MPH Q3: 3.777 E.T. at 324.83 MPH (Two bonus points for second fastest run of the session.) Q4: 3.772 E.T. at 324.28 MPH Bonus Points: Two Quotable:  “We’re feeling good […]

Pre-Race Report: Las Vegas I

NHRA Four-Wide Nationals Event 4 of 24 (Las Vegas I) The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway Las Vegas, Nev. April 5-7, 2019 Las Vegas I Event Highlights:  Three-time LV1 event champion (2011, 2016, 2017) Three-time runner-up (2008, 2012, 2013) Four-time No. 1 qualifier (2010, 2012 – 2014) 2018 Las Vegas I Recap: Qualified second; […]

Post-Race Recap: Gainesville

Qualified: No. 5 (3.726 E.T. at 330.23 MPH) The Results: E1: 4.376 E.T. at 220.40 MPH defeated by Richie Crampton 3.783 E.T. at 318.77 MPH Race Recap: The 2013 Gatornationals champion who made his NHRA debut at Gainesville Raceway atop a Pro Stock Motorcycle in 1998 qualified fifth for the 50th running of the prestigious event. […]

Gainesville Qualifying Report

Qualified: No. 5 (lane choice) The Competition: No. 12 Richie Crampton The Results:  Q1: 4.010 E.T. at 246.30 MPH Q2: 4.743 E.T. at 156.21 MPH Q3: 3.726 E.T. at 330.23 MPH (One bonus point for third quickest run of the session) Q4: 3.728 E.T. at 328.30 MPH Bonus Points: One Quotable: “We struggled a little bit on Friday, but we […]

Pre-Race Report: Gainesville

50th annual NHRA Gatornationals Event 3 of 24 (Gainesville) Gainesville Raceway Gainesville, Fla. March 15-17, 2019 Gainesville Event Highlights:  2013 event champion Four-time runner-up: Top Fuel: 2010, 2014, 2017 Pro Stock Motorcycle: 2006 Two-time No. 1 qualifier: Top Fuel: 2010 Pro Stock Motorcycle: 2001 2018 Gainesville Recap: Qualified third; Semifinal finish (defeated Audrey Worm in E1, […]

Post-Race Recap: Phoenix

Qualified: No. 3 (3.718 E.T. at 322.34 MPH) The Results: E1: 3.728 E.T. at 330.63 MPH defeated Steve Torrence 3.930 E.T. at 256.50 MPH E2: 4.198 E.T. at 261.12 MPH defeated Austin Prock 4.389 E.T. at 179.40 MPH E3: 3.763 E.T. at 325.85 MPH defeated by Leah Pritchett 3.721 E.T. at 332.10 MPH Race Recap: No. […]

Qualifying Report: Phoenix

Magic Dry Organic Absorbent NHRA Arizona Nationals Event 2 of 24 (Phoenix) Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park Chandler, Arizona February 22-24, 2019 Phoenix Saturday Highlights: Antron Brown powered to the second quickest pass of Q4 and earned bonus points Qualified: No. 3 (lane choice) The Competition: No. 14 Steve Torrence The Results:  Q1: 15.909 E.T. at 60.56 MPH […]

Phoenix Pre-Race Report

Magic Dry Organic Absorbent NHRA Arizona Nationals Event 2 of 24 (Phoenix) Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park Chandler, Arizona February 22-24, 2019 Phoenix Event Highlights:  Three-time event winner (2009, 2012, 2014) 2011 runner-up Ran career-best E.T. at 2017 event (3.667 seconds) 2018 Phoenix Recap: Qualified eighth; Quarterfinal finish (defeated Mike Salinas in E1; defeated by Greg […]

Post-Race Recap – Pomona I

NHRA Winternationals Event 1 of 24 (Pomona I) Auto Club Raceway at Pomona Pomona, California February 8-11, 2019 Note: The majority of Sunday’s elimination rounds were postponed until Monday due to persistent rain Qualified:No. 3 (3.696 E.T. at 333.08 MPH) The Results: E1: 3.733 E.T. at 329.26 MPH defeated by Leah Pritchett 3.707 E.T. at 325.61 MPH Race […]

Qualifying Report: Pomona I

NHRA Winternationals Event 1 of 24 (Pomona I) Auto Club Raceway at Pomona Pomona, California February 8-10, 2019 DSR Pomona I Saturday Highlights: Antron Brown recorded the top speed of the meet (333.08-mph) and the third-quickest E.T. of the session during Q4 Brown will start race day from third and faces teammate Leah Pritchett in round one Qualified: […]

Pre-Race Report: Pomona I

NHRA Winternationals Event 1 of 24 (Pomona I) Auto Club Raceway at Pomona Pomona, California February 8-10, 2019 Noteworthy: Antron Brown earned his first No. 1 qualifier in the Top Fuel category at the 2008 Pomona I event ANTRON BROWN Driver of the Matco Tools Maximus 3.0 Top Fuel Dragster Pomona I Event Highlights:  Two-time No. 1 […]

Pomona II Post-Race Recap

Qualified: No. 6 (3.704 E.T. at 329.50 MPH) The Results: E1: 3.720 E.T. at 331.12 MPH defeated Doug Kalitta 3.727 E.T. at 325.85 MPH E2: 4.159 E.T. at 200.62 MPH defeated by Brittany Force 3.687 E.T. at 333.00 MPH Race Recap: Three-time world champion Antron Brown faced Doug Kalitta in round one as he began his […]

Pomona II Qualifying Report

Qualified: No. 6 (lane choice) The Competition: No. 11 Doug Kalitta The Results:  Q1: 3.791 E.T. at 325.37 MPH (Three bonus points for second quickest run of the session) Q2: 3.704 E.T. at 329.50 MPH (Two bonus point for third quickest run of the session) Q3: 3.735 E.T. at 326.00 MPH (One bonus point for fourth quickest run of the […]

Pomona II Pre-Race Report

Auto Club NHRA Finals Event 24 of 24 (Pomona II) NHRA Countdown, Event 6 of 6 Auto Club Raceway at Pomona Pomona, California November 9-11, 2018 Countdown to the Championship Ranking: No. 6 Pomona II Event Highlights:  Three-time event champion Top Fuel: 2009, 2010 Pro Stock Motorcycle: 1999 Two-time runner-up Top Fuel: 2015 Pro Stock Motorcycle: 2004 2015 […]

Las Vegas II Post-Race Recap

Qualified: No. 5 (3.741 E.T. at 322.88 MPH) The Results: E1: 3.793 E.T. at 314.61 MPH defeated by Blake Alexander 3.734 E.T. at 326.48 MPH Race Recap: After qualifying his Matco Tools Maximus 3.0/U.S. Army Top Fuel dragster in the top half of the field, Antron Brown faced Countdown spoiler Blake Alexander in the first round […]

Las Vegas II Qualifying Report

Qualified: No. 5 (lane choice) The Competition: No. 12 Blake Alexander The Results:  Q1: 3.766 E.T. at 324.28 MPH (Three bonus points for quickest run of the session) Q2: 3.766 E.T. at 322.04 MPH Q3: 3.741 E.T. at 322.88 MPH (One bonus point for third quickest run of the session) Q4: 3.742 E.T. at 328.22 MPH Bonus Points: Four Quotable: “We […]

Las Vegas II Pre-Race Report

NHRA Toyota Nationals  Event 23 of 24 (Las Vegas II) NHRA Countdown, Event 5 of 6 The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway Las Vegas, Nevada October 26-28, 2018 Las Vegas II Event Highlights:  2013 event champion 2001 runner-up 2015 No. 1 qualifier 2017 Las Vegas II Recap: Qualified tenth; First round exit (defeated by Shawn Langdon in E1) […]

Charlotte II Post-Race Recap

Qualified: No. 11 (3.785 E.T. at 326.40 MPH) The Results: E1: 3.736 E.T. at 328.14 MPH defeated by Tony Schumacher 3.699 E.T. at 329.91 MPH Race Recap: An uncharacteristically low qualifying position in the bottom half of the field pitted Antron Brown against teammate Tony Schumacher in the first round of eliminations. Against his DSR stablemate, […]

Charlotte II Qualifying Report

Qualified: No. 11 The Competition: No. 6 Tony Schumacher The Results:  Q1: 4.022 E.T. at 239.14 MPH Q2: 4.882 E.T. at 148.46 MPH Q3: 3.785 E.T. at 326.40 MPH Q4: 6.314 E.T. at 106.22 MPH Quotable: “The good thing is that we started the day with a good run down the track. We had some gremlins in the car in […]

Charlotte II Pre-Race Report

Countdown to the Championship Ranking: No. 5 Charlotte II Event Highlights:  Three-time event champion (2011, 2015, 2016) 2008 runner-up 2017 Charlotte II Recap: Qualified fourth; Quarterfinal finish (defeated Terry McMillen in E1; defeated by Clay Millican in E2) Last event (Dallas): Qualified eleventh; Quarterfinal finish (defeated Doug Kalitta in E1; defeated by Tony Schumacher in […]

Dallas Post-Race Recap

Qualified: No. 11 (3.810 E.T. at 306.60 MPH) The Results: E1: 3.777 E.T. at 323.43 MPH defeated Doug Kalitta 3.830 E.T. at 316.82 MPH E2: 4.151 E.T. at 241.15 MPH defeated by Tony Schumacher 3.817 E.T. at 323.89 MPH Race Recap: Antron Brown and Doug Kalitta met in competition for the 53rd time during round one […]

Dallas Qualifying Report

Qualified: No. 11 The Competition: No. 6 Doug Kalitta The Results:  Q1: 6.082 E.T. at 112.58 MPH Q2: 3.817 E.T. at 321.27 MPH Q3: 3.810 E.T. at 306.60 MPH Q4: 3.814 E.T. at 322.27 MPH Quotable: “We’ve got a consistent car, for sure. We’re trying to do more than that, honestly. We wanted to run a 75 (3.75 seconds) and […]

Dallas Pre-Race Report

AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals Event 21 of 24 (Dallas) NHRA Countdown, Event 3 of 6 Texas Motorplex Ennis, Texas October 5-7, 2018 Countdown to the Championship Ranking: No. 5 Dallas Event Highlights:  Three-time event champion Top Fuel (2012, 2016) Pro Stock Motorcycle (1999, discontinued Spring event) 2016 No. 1 qualifier 2017 Dallas Recap: Qualified third; Semifinal finish […]

St. Louis Post-Race Recap

Qualified: No. 7 (3.750 E.T. at 320.58 MPH) The Results: E1: 3.728 E.T. at 328.86 MPH defeated Doug Kalitta 3.792 E.T. at 323.58 MPH E2: 3.842 E.T. at 323.66 MPH defeated by Clay Millican 3.803 E.T. at 323.04 MPH Race Recap: The winningest NHRA Mello Yello series driver in Gateway Motorsports Park history qualified in the […]

St. Louis Qualifying Recap

Qualified: No. 7 (lane choice) The Competition: No. 10 Doug Kalitta The Results:  Q1: 3.794 E.T. at 321.81 MPH Q2: 3.961 E.T. at 291.82 MPH Q3: 6.427 E.T. at 104.03 MPH Q4: 3.750 E.T. at 320.58 MPH Quotable: “We needed that run in Q3 so we could have gone for it. In hindsight we made some good leeway. The car […]

Reading Post-Race Recap

Qualified: No. 6 (3.767 E.T. at 328.22 MPH) The Results: E1: 3.800 E.T. at 327.35 MPH defeated Brittany Force 4.124 E.T. at 288.27 MPH E2: 3.840 E.T. at 313.51 MPH defeated Leah Pritchett 4.300 E.T. at 199.29 MPH E3: 4.206 E.T. at 254.33 MPH defeated by Tony Schumacher 3.939 E.T. at 292.96 MPH Race Recap: The […]

Reading Qualifying Recap

Qualified: No. 6 (lane choice) The Competition: No. 11 Brittany Force The Results:  Q1: 3.779 E.T. at 325.37 MPH (One bonus point for third quickest run of the session) Q2: 7.010 E.T. at 98.92 MPH Q3: 3.767 E.T. at 328.22 MPH (One bonus point for third quickest run of the session) Q4: 3.791 E.T. at 326.71 MPH Bonus Points: Two […]

Reading Pre-Race Report

Dodge NHRA Nationals Event 19 of 24 (Reading) NHRA Countdown, Event 1 of 6 Maple Grove Raceway Mohnton, Pennsylvania September 14-16, 2018 Countdown to the Championship Ranking: No. 6 NHRA Reading Event Highlights:  Two-time event champion (2015, 2016) Three-time runner-up Top Fuel (2012, 2013) Pro Stock Motorcycle (2004) Three-time No. 1 qualifier Top Fuel (2009, 2011) […]

Indianapolis Post-Race Recap

Qualified: No. 3 (3.772 E.T. at 325.22 MPH) The Results: E1: 3.835 E.T. at 324.12 MPH defeated Brittany Force 4.693 E.T. at 160.58 MPH E2: 6.903 E.T. at 104.84 MPH defeated by Doug Kalitta 4.089 E.T. at 249.90 MPH Race Recap: This year’s NHRA U.S. Nationals marked 400 events for three-time Indy winner Antron Brown. The […]

Indianapolis Qualifying Recap

Qualified: No. 3 (lane choice) The Competition: No. 14 Brittany Force The Results:  Q1: 3.772 E.T. at 325.22 MPH (Three bonus points for second quickest run of the session) Q2: 5.370 E.T. at 133.00 MPH Q3: 3.884 E.T. at 300.20 MPH Q4: 6.303 E.T. at 109.70 MPH Q5: 6.620 E.T. at 104.96 MPH Bonus Points: Three Quotable: “Trying to get […]

Indianapolis Pre-Race Report

NHRA U.S. Nationals Event 18 of 24 (Indianapolis) Lucas Oil Raceway Indianapolis, Indiana August 31-September 3, 2018 NHRA Indianapolis Event Highlights:  Three-time event champion Top Fuel (2011) Pro Stock Motorcycle (2000, 2004) Four-time No. 1 qualifier (2009, 2011, 2012, 2013) 2017 Indianapolis Recap: Qualified sixth; Quarterfinal finish (defeated Scott Palmer in E1; defeated by Steve Torrence […]

Antron Brown raced to his second consecutive final round of 2018, finishing as the runner-up at Brainerd

Qualified: No. 3 (3.789 E.T. at 325.45 MPH) The Results: E1: 3.803 E.T. at 326.00 MPH defeated Luigi Novelli 4.460 E.T. at 187.08 MPH E2: 3.768 E.T. at 329.58 MPH defeated Brittany Force 3.746 E.T. at 326.24 MPH E3: 3.733 E.T. at 323.97 MPH defeated Steve Torrence 3.753 E.T. at 330.88 MPH E4: 3.751 E.T. […]

Brainerd Qualifying Report

Qualified: No. 3 (lane choice) The Competition: No. 14 Luigi Novelli The Results:  Q1: 4.789 E.T. at 156.21 MPH Q2: 3.789 E.T. at 325.45 MPH (Three bonus points for third quickest run of the session) Q3: 3.837 E.T. at 323.50 MPH Q4: 3.834 E.T. at 319.45 MPH Bonus Points: Three Quotable: “I feel really good. We went down the track almost every […]

Brainerd Pre-Race Report

NHRA Brainerd Event Highlights:  Five-time event champion Top Fuel (2011) Pro Stock Motorcycle (2000, 2001, 2003, 2006) Three-time runner-up (2012, 2016, 2017) Four-time No. 1 qualifier TF (2014, 2016) PSM (2001, 2004) 2017 Brainerd Recap: Qualified seventh; Event runner-up (defeated Shawn Langdon in E1, Brittany Force in E2, Steve Torrence in E3; defeated by Leah […]

Milestone Win for Antron Brown in Seattle

Antron Brown raced to the winner’s circle on Sunday afternoon, bringing Brown’s 50th Top Fuel Wally trophy. Brown opened the day with a win over Shawn Reed to set up a second-round matchup against teammate Tony Schumacher. Both cars smoked the tires early, but Brown recovered quickly to win the pedalfest. In the semifinals, he […]

Seattle Qualifying Report

Qualified: No. 5 (lane choice) The Competition: No. 12 Shawn Reed The Results:  Q1: 3.761 E.T. at 326.48 MPH (One bonus point for third quickest run of the session) Q2: 3.763 E.T. at 330.80 MPH Q3: 3.824 E.T. at 323.27 MPH Q4: 3.772 E.T. at 328.94 MPH (Three bonus points for quickest run of the session) Bonus Points: […]

Seattle Pre-Race Report

NHRA Seattle Event Highlights:  Three-time event champion (2009, 2016, 2017) Two-time runner-up (2010, 2014) Two-time No. 1 qualifier (2011, 2017) 2017 Seattle Recap: Qualified No. 1; Event champion (defeated Ron Smith in E1, Mike Salinas in E2, Clay Millican in E3, Terry McMillen in E4) Last event (Sonoma): Qualified third; Quarterfinal finish (defeated Jim Maroney […]

Sonoma Post-Race Recap

Qualified: No. 3 (3.744 E.T. at 327.43 MPH) The Results:  E1: 3.786 E.T. at 326.87 MPH defeated Jim Maroney 3.879 E.T. at 302.96 MPH E2: 3.822 E.T. at 317.72 MPH defeated by Blake Alexander 3.791 E.T. at 330.23 MPH Race Recap: Last year’s Sonoma Raceway Top Fuel runner-up faced newbie Jim Maroney in round one. […]

Sonoma Qualifying Recap

Qualified: No. 3 (lane choice) The Competition: No.14 Jim Maroney The Results:  Q1: 3.855 E.T. at 323.19 MPH (Two bonus points for second quickest run of the session) Q2: 3.744 E.T. at 327.43 MPH (One bonus point for third quickest run of the session) Q3: 4.855 E.T. at 152.97 MPH Q4: 4.622 E.T. at 162.63 MPH Bonus […]

Sonoma Pre-Race Report

NHRA Sonoma Event Highlights:  Four-time event champion (2009, 2011, 2012, 2015) Three-time runner-up 2017 2004, 2006 (Pro Stock Motorcycle) Two-time No. 1 qualifier 2008, 2015 2017 Sonoma Recap: Qualified fourth; Event runner-up (defeated Troy Buff in E1, Scott Palmer in E2, Terry McMillen in E3; defeated by Steve Torrence in E4) Last event (Denver): Qualified […]

Denver Post-Race Recap

Qualified: No. 8 (3.856 E.T. at 318.47 MPH) The Results:  E1: 4.047 E.T. at 300.13 MPH defeated by Scott Palmer 3.894 E.T. at 317.34 MPH Race Recap: Antron Brown was 10-0 against his first-round opponent Scott Palmer as they kicked off the elimination rounds on Sunday at Bandimere Speedway. The reigning Denver Top Fuel champion […]

Denver Qualifying Report

Qualified: No. 8 (lane choice) The Competition: No. 9 Scott Palmer The Results:  Q1: 4.178 E.T. at 230.33 MPH Q2: 4.081 E.T. at 248.07 MPH Q3: 3.887 E.T. at 316.82 MPH Q4: 3.856 E.T. at 318.47 MPH Quotable: “I can tell you one thing, that our Matco Tools/U.S. Army/Toyota/Pennzoil team, we’ve just been making strides. We came here […]

Denver Pre-Race Report

NHRA Denver Event Highlights:  Three-time event champion (2009, 2012, 2017) Five-time runner-up 2008, 2016 1999, 2001, 2005 (Pro Stock Motorcycle) Three-time No. 1 qualifier 2009, 2010 2001 (PSM) 2017 Denver Recap: Qualified seventh; Event champion (defeated Scott Palmer in E1, Doug Kalitta in E2, Brittany Force in E3, Leah Pritchett in E4) Last event (Epping): […]

Epping Post-Race Recap: Antron Brown raced to his 87th Top Fuel final round; first of the season

Qualified: No. 12 (3.974 E.T. at 276.58 MPH) The Results:  E1: 4.275 E.T. at 236.42 MPH defeated Clay Millican 6.083 E.T. at 105.53 MPH E2: 3.923 E.T. at 314.83 MPH defeated Brittany Force 3.935 E.T. at 305.15 MPH E3: 3.955 E.T. at 315.42 MPH defeated Leah Pritchett 3.945 E.T. at 304.80 MPH E4: 3.948 E.T. […]

Qualifying Results Saturday at NHRA New England Nationals

Qualified: No. 12 The Competition: No. 5 Clay Millican The Results:  Q1: 6.500 E.T. at 104.50 MPH Q2: 6.580 E.T. at 103.35 MPH Q3: 3.974 E.T. at 276.58 MPH (Three bonus points for quickest run of the session) Q4: 4.176 E.T. at 221.63 MPH Bonus Points: Three Quotable: “I’m proud of my Matco Tools/U.S. Army boys for […]

Epping Pre-Race Report 

NHRA New England Nationals Event 13 of 24 (Epping) New England Dragway Epping, New Hampshire July 6-8, 2018 Noteworthy: Antron Brown has been to the final round at Epping the past two years, winning in 2016 and finishing as the runner-up in 2017 Brown leads the Top Fuel class in number of No. 1 qualifiers (two) at […]

Norwalk Race Results

Qualified: No. 5 (3.805 E.T. at 323.27 MPH) The Results:  E1: 3.808 E.T. at 326.71 MPH defeated by Blake Alexander 3.802 E.T. at 319.75 MPH Race Recap: After a qualifying performance which positioned him in the top half of the field, Antron Brown drew Blake Alexander in the first round. The 2014 Norwalk event champion […]

Norwalk Qualifying Recap

Qualified: No. 5 (lane choice) The Competition: No. 12 Blake Alexander The Results:  Q1: 3.805 E.T. at 323.27 MPH  Q3: 3.822 E.T. at 327.27 MPH Quotable: “We can get down the racetrack. We learned today that we need to be just a little more aggressive on the starting line. The Matco Tools/U.S. Army/Toyota boys are excited. […]

Norwalk Pre-Race Report

NHRA Norwalk Event Highlights:  2014 event champion Two-time runner-up (2010, 2015) 2017 Norwalk Recap: Qualified fifth; Quarterfinal finish (defeated Dom Lagana in E1, defeated by Leah Pritchett in E2) Last event (Bristol): Qualified third; Quarterfinal finish (defeated Richie Crampton in E1; defeated by Steve Torrence in E2) 2018 Season Statistics: Ten round wins; ranked sixth […]

Bristol Race Results

Qualified: No. 3 (3.832 E.T. at 319.67 MPH) The Results:  E1: 3.897 E.T. at 316.82 MPH defeated Richie Crampton 4.057 E.T. at 297.22 MPH E2: 5.090 E.T. at 155.65 MPH defeated by Steve Torrence 4.232 E.T. at 253.33 MPH Race Recap: The No. 3 seeded Matco Tools team made two ‘top three’ runs during qualifying […]

Bristol Qualifying Recap

Qualified: No. 3 (lane choice) The Competition: No. 14 Richie Crampton The Results:  Q1: 4.648 E.T. at 169.00 MPH Q2: 3.832 E.T. at 319.67 MPH (One bonus point for third quickest run of the session) Q3: 4.077 E.T. at 266.85 MPH (One bonus point for third quickest run of the session) Q4: 6.694 E.T. at 100.82 MPH […]

Bristol Pre-Race Report

NHRA Bristol Event Highlights:  2011 runner-up 2010 No. 1 qualifier 2017 Bristol Recap: Qualified seventh; Quarterfinal finish (defeated Pat Dakin in E1, defeated by Shawn Langdon in E2) Last event (Richmond): Qualified tenth; Semifinal finish (defeated by Mike Salinas in E1, Bill Litton in E2; defeated by Steve Torrence in E3) 2018 Season Statistics: Nine […]

Antron Brown raced to a semifinal finish at the inaugural Virginia NHRA Nationals

Qualified: No. 10 (3.878 E.T. at 319.14 MPH) The Results:  E1: 3.869 E.T. at 321.96 MPH defeats Mike Salinas 4.321 E.T. at 238.22 MPH E2: 3.865 E.T. at 321.04 MPH defeats Bill Litton 4.709 E.T. at 172.19 MPH E3: Foul (red light) defeated by Steve Torrence 3.875 E.T. at 320.36 MPH Race Recap: Antron Brown and […]

Richmond Qualifying Report

Qualified: No. 10 The Competition: No. 7 Mike Salinas The Results:  Q1: 3.879 E.T. at 304.67 MPH Q2: 3.898 E.T. at 301.74 MPH (Two bonus points for second quickest run of the session) Q3: 4.225 E.T. at 207.21 MPH Q4: 3.878 E.T. at 319.14 MPH Bonus Points: Two Quotable: “We just need to go out and race […]

Richmond Pre-Race Report

NHRA Richmond Highlights:  2009 runner-up Last event (Chicago): Qualified seventh; First round exit (defeated by Leah Pritchett in E1) 2018 Season Statistics: Seven round wins; ranked eighth in points Career Statistics: 391 races; 65 wins (16 Pro Stock Motorcycle); 49 No. 1 qualifiers (11 PSM) Quotable: “I’m looking forward to getting back to Richmond. I […]

Chicago Post-Race Recap

Qualified: No. 7 (3.781 E.T. at 327.19 MPH) The Results:  E1: 5.402 E.T. at 134.91 MPH E.T. defeated by Leah Pritchett 3.769 E.T. at 329.67 MPH Race Recap: Antron Brown, a five-time Route 66 Raceway winner lined up opposite of his Army Racing teammate Leah Pritchett in round one. Brown had the starting line advantage […]

JEGS Route 66 NHRA Nationals Chicago Qualifying Report

Qualified: No. 7 (lane choice) The Competition: No. 10 Leah Pritchett The Results:  Q1: 3.801 E.T. at 325.14 MPH (One bonus point for third quickest run of the session) Q2: 7.267 E.T. at 91.68 MPH Q3: 3.813 E.T. at 325.53 MPH Q4: 3.781 E.T. at 327.19 MPH Bonus Points: One Quotable: “I couldn’t be happier with the way […]

Chicago Pre-Race Report

NHRA Chicago Highlights:  Five-time event champion Top Fuel (2012, 2014, 2016) Pro Stock Motorcycle (2000, 2001) Three-time runner-up TF (2009, 2017) PSM (2002) Two-time No. 1 qualifier (2009, 2015) 2017 Chicago Recap: Qualified seventh; Event runner-up (defeated Doug Kalitta in E1, Leah Pritchett in E2, Clay Millican in E3; defeated by Steve Torrence in E4) […]

DSR Topeka Post Race Recap

Qualified: No. 12 (3.832 E.T. at 322.96 MPH) The Results:  E1: 4.254 E.T. at 301.07 MPH defeated by Leah Pritchett 4.060 E.T. at 304.39 MPH Race Recap: Antron Brown has been a final round contender at the NHRA Heartland Nationals for the past two years in a row. The defending event champion started race day […]

DSR Topeka Qualifying Recap

Qualified: No. 12 The Competition: No. 5 Leah Pritchett The Results:  Q1: 3.897 E.T. at 317.94 MPH (One bonus point for third quickest run of the session) Q2: 3.840 E.T. at 319.45 MPH Q3: 7.606 E.T. at 97.35 MPH Q4: 3.832 E.T. at 322.96 MPH Bonus Points: One Quotable: “We made three of the four laps down the […]

Topeka Pre-Race Report

Menard’s NHRA Heartland Nationals presented by Minties Event 8 of 24 (Topeka) Heartland Motorsports Park Topeka, Kan. May 18-20, 2018 Noteworthy: Don Schumacher Racing ‘doubled up’ winning in both Top Fuel and Funny Car at the 2017 event: Top Fuel – Antron Brown Funny Car – Ron Capps Brown has been a final round contender the […]

Atlanta Post Race Recap

Qualified: No. 7 (3.802 E.T. at 325.61 MPH) The Results:  E1: 4.634 E.T. at 149.33 MPH defeated by Blake Alexander 3.827 E.T. at 323.97 MPH Race Recap: As a four-time Top Fuel winner at Atlanta Dragway, Antron Brown entered the 38th running of the NHRA Southern Nationals in a three-way tie for winningest Top Fuel […]

DSR Atlanta Qualifying Recap

Qualified: No. 7 (lane choice) The Competition: No. 10 Blake Alexander The Results:  Q1: 4.466 E.T. at 178.85 MPH Q2: 4.435 E.T. at 185.10 MPH Q3: 3.876 E.T. at 300.33 MPH Q4: 3.802 E.T. at 325.61 MPH Quotable: “We definitely made steps in the right direction today. That’s what we’ve been working for. That last run […]

Atlanta Pre Race Report

NHRA Atlanta Highlights:  Six-time event winner: Top Fuel (2008, 2011, 2013, 2015) Pro Stock Motorcycle (2001, 2006) 2003 PSM runner-up Two-time No. 1 qualifier: TF (2015) PSM (2006) 2017 Atlanta Recap: Qualified third; Quarterfinal finish (defeated Troy Coughlin Jr. in E1, defeated by Leah Pritchett in E2) Last event (Charlotte I): Qualified third; First round […]

Charlotte I Qualifying Recap

Qualified: No. 3 The Competition:  No. 6 Doug Kalitta No. 11 Mike Salinas No. 14 Richie Crampton The Results:  Q1: 6.027 E.T. at 114.18 MPH Q2: 3.719 E.T. at 331.77 MPH (One bonus point for third quickest of the session) Q3: 6.322 E.T. at 109.63 MPH Q4: 3.880 E.T. at 291.01 MPH (One bonus point […]

DSR Charlotte I Pre-Race Report

ANTRON BROWN Driver of the Matco Tools/U.S. Army Top Fuel Dragster NHRA Charlotte I Highlights:  Two-time event winner (2014, 2015) 2016 runner-up Has been to the final round three times in the past four years (2014, 2015, 2016) 2017 Charlotte I Recap: Qualified third; Quarterfinal finish (defeated Ike Maier, Pat Dakin in E1, defeated by […]

PARADE.COM: Drag Racer Antron Brown Is Breaking Records and Barriers

Original article:  https://parade.com/643521/nancyberk/drag-racer-antron-brown-is-breaking-records-and-barriers/?utm_source=paradenewsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=homepage_newsletter_February%206,%202018_01_10_21 Antron Brown breaks records for a living. The three-time NHRA Top Fuel World Champion, who in 2012 became the first African-American to win a major auto racing title, has no plans to slow down. Brown is exactly where he has wanted to be since he was a child—on the track. And his […]

WISHTV.COM: Top Fuel World Champion Antron Brown shares family King Cake recipe

Original article: http://wishtv.com/2018/02/06/top-fuel-world-champion-antron-brown-shares-family-king-cake-recipe/ You know him as a three-time NHRA Top Fuel World Champion and driver of the Matco Tools/U.S. Army Top Fuel Dragster. Antron Brown takes the reins in our kitchen today, sharing the recipe for his family’s signature dessert, a New Orleans-style King Cake! (Mardi Gras kicks off this coming weekend, Feb 9th […]

Banner season for most, 2017 Mello Yello season serves up a dish of motivation for hungry Brown and Matco Tools, U.S. Army team

POMONA, Calif. (Nov. 12, 2017) – The last time Antron Brown competed in a NHRA Mello Yello Series race without the TF1 adorning the sides of his rear wing spill plates was two years ago at the season-ending Auto Club Finals at the famous Southern California drag strip. In what most drivers would consider an […]

Brown remains in championship hunt after first-round loss of year, but a longshot to win third straight Mello Yello world championship

LAS VEGAS (Oct. 29, 2017) – Sunday at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway wasn’t the best time for Antron Brown and Don Schumacher Racings’ championship Matco Tools Top Fuel team to do something they haven’t for more than a year.   When Brown lost in the first-round of the NHRA Nationals in the […]

Three-time champion Brown focused on sweeping Las Vegas events this weekend with Matco Tools ‘Tools for the Cause’ on board

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (Oct. 25, 2017) – The 2017 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series may be winding down – but Antron Brown isn’t.   The three-time champion is full speed ahead focusing on family while he’s at home near Don Schumacher Racing headquarters in Brownsburg, Ind., but is ready to put his focus back on […]

Brown advances to semifinals at the Texas Motorplex near Dallas but misses chance to gain ground on Countdown playoff points leader

ENNIS, Texas (Oct. 15, 2017) – Antron Brown and the Matco Tools “Tools for the Cause” dragster advanced to the semifinals Sunday of the NHRA FallNationals at Texas Motor Speedway near Dallas, but missed an opportunity to gain ground on points leader Steve Torrence, who destroyed his dragster in a crash after crossing the finish […]

Brown learns lesson from son during weekend of racing near St. Louis before NHRA action resumes this weekend at Motorplex

  BROWNSBURG, Ind. (Oct. 11, 2017) – Antron Brown typically spends his off weekends from the NHRA Mello Yello Series at a racetrack with his three children racing Jr. Dragsters in the Midwest Jr. Super Series. But racing the half-scale NHRA dragsters last weekend at Gateway Motorsports Park near St. Louis was anything but ordinary […]

Brown, Matco team miss opportunity at Gateway near St. Louis but championship veterans not giving up on fourth NHRA world title

MADISON, Ill. (Oct. 1, 2017) – Antron Brown knows he let an important round get away from him Sunday in the NHRA Midwest Nationals near St. Louis, but the three-time world champion also knows what it will take to win the Mello Yello Drag Racing Series championship for a third straight year.   Brown and […]

Brown leads DSR by advancing to Maple Grove semis with Matco, despite falling to fourth in Countdown he’s only 51 points out of lead

MOHNTON, Pa. (Sept. 24, 2017) – Antron Brown and Don Schumacher Racing’s Matco Tools Top Fuel have never shunned a challenge and aren’t ready to start now.   After an early loss to open the NHRA Countdown to the Championship playoff a week ago near Charlotte, the three-time world champions were confident that this weekend’s […]

Three-time champ Brown ready to race at Reading where Matco Tools team has a history of Countdown to the Championship success

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (Sept. 20, 2017) – Three-time and reigning Top Fuel world champion Antron Brown is ready to return to Maple Grove Raceway near Reading, Pa., this weekend.   He knows that the Matco Tools dragster has a history of success at the picturesque track. The team led by crew chiefs Brian Corradi and Mark […]

Countdown to the Championship opener ends early for reigning champ Brown, Matco Tools team at NHRA Carolina Nationals

CONCORD, N.C. (Sept. 17, 2017) – The Matco Tools team opened the NHRA Countdown to the Championship with a quarterfinal loss at the Carolina Nationals at zMAX Dragway near Charlotte.   But three-time and reigning champion Antron Brown knows that they’re showing championship form with crew chiefs Brian Corradi and Mark Oswald with assistant Brad […]

Three-time champ Brown will start Countdown to the Championship seeded second with Matco Tools team this weekend near Charlotte

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (Sept. 13, 2017) – The battle at the top of the NHRA Top Fuel points standings has been raging for most of the 2017 Mello Yello season, but things are heating up even more as the six-race Countdown to the Championship playoff kicks off this weekend.   Three-time and reigning Top Fuel champion […]

Two-time reigning Top Fuel world champ Brown slips to No. 2 to start upcoming Countdown playoff when he goes for fourth title with Matco

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (Sept. 4, 2017) – You don’t receive a trophy or extra prize money for winning the regular season title in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, but the payoff is worth much more than bragging rights.   The 18-race segment of the Mello Yello Series ended Monday at the 63rd annual NHRA […]

Matco Tools team has U.S. Nationals game plan set and it includes fourth Indy title for three-time, reigning Top Fuel champion Brown

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (Aug. 29, 2017) – Having a game plan is crucial for this weekend’s prestigious NHRA U.S. Nationals at Indianapolis. Three-time and reigning Top Fuel champion Antron Brown and the Matco Tools team have one prepared for this weekend’s action-packed Mello Yello event.   With five qualifying runs and the “race within a race” […]

Points-leader Brown advances to fifth straight Mello Yello final round with Matco squad before being sidelined by DSR teammate Pritchett

BRAINERD, Minn. (Aug. 20, 2016) – Antron Brown took care of one of this year’s nemeses but lost to another Sunday in the NHRA Nationals in Northern Minnesota in the 10th final round of the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season.   The three-time and reigning Top Fuel world champion and his Matco Tools/U.S. […]

Brown wins fourth title to take Mello Yello Top Fuel points lead at Seattle, wins two of three on Western Swing, advances for fourth straight final

SEATTLE (Aug. 6, 2017) – Antron Brown has won three NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series world championships including the last two.   But he could be on the cusp of enjoying the best season of his career with the Matco Tools/U.S. Army team led by crew chiefs Brian Corradi and Mark Oswald with car […]

Brown takes No. 1 qualifying spot with Matco at Seattle, DSR teammate Hagan seeded second with Mopar Dodge

SEATTLE (Aug. 5, 2016) – Antron Brown and the Matco Tools/U.S. Army Top Fuel dragster team led by crew chiefs Brian Corradi and Mark Oswald led Don Schumacher Racing to one of its better qualifying efforts this summer when they earned the No. 1 qualifying spot on their last run Saturday and all seven teams […]

Brown hopes fourth straight final awaits Matco Tools team this weekend during the NHRA Northwest Nationals at Pacific Raceways

KENT, Wash. (Aug 2, 2017) – Consistency is the key for three-time and reigning NHRA Top Fuel world champion Antron Brown and the Matco Tools team.   On Sunday in the 30th annual Toyota Sonoma Nationals near San Francisco, the team led by crew chiefs Brian Corradi and Mark Oswald went to their third straight […]

Brown takes Matco Tools Top Fuel dragster to final round at Sonoma, but for second straight year DSR can’t find route to winner’s circle

SONOMA, Calif. (July 30, 2017) – The wine country around Sonoma, Calif.,  near San Francisco is an outstanding tourist destination even for those who don’t imbibe in alcoholic beverages.   But Sonoma Raceway has not been the best place to visit for Don Schumacher Racing the past two years.   For the first time in 15 […]

Most recent Top Fuel winner Brown ready for part two of NHRA Western Swing at Sonoma this weekend with Matco Tools team

SONOMA, Calif. (July 26, 2017) – Part one of the three-part NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series annual Western Swing is in the books for Antron Brown and the Matco Tools Top Fuel team   Stop one last weekend near Denver at Bandimere Speedway resulted in a mile-high victory for the three-time Top Fuel champion […]

Brown, Matco team best Pritchett, Papa John’s for Mile-High title to move into second place and open annual three-race Western Swing

MORRISON, Colo. (July 23, 2017) – Don Schumacher Racing and Antron Brown didn’t have their best qualifying efforts in the NHRA Mile-High Nationals, but the course changed once championship eliminations began Sunday at Bandimere Speedway near Denver.   Three-time and reigning Top Fuel world champion Antron Brown and the Matco Tools/U.S. Army team led by […]

NHRA kicks off Western Swing this weekend and three-time champion Brown hopes to sweep for the second time with Matco Tools team

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (July 19, 2017) – Antron Brown has his name in the NHRA Mello Yello Series history books for many reasons outside of being the three-time and reigning NHRA Top Fuel champion.   One of those reasons is that he is one of only seven professional drivers to complete the grueling three-week Western Swing […]

Brown, Matco advances to the final round at Route 66 Nationals, closes in on second place heading to three-race Western Swing

CHICAGO, Ill. (July 9, 2017) – The Matco Tools/U.S. Army Dragster, piloted by Antron Brown, advanced to final round before falling to Steve Torrence by just five-thousandths of a second during Sunday’s 20th annual Route 66 NHRA Nationals at the Route 66 Raceway near Chicago.   “That was just a great drag race,” said Brown, […]

‘Crew chief’ Brown ready to swap back to driver role as Matco team heads to Route 66 near Chicago with memories of Terry Chandler

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (July 5, 2017) – In typical Brown family fashion, a weekend off from the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series for three-time Top Fuel champion Antron Brown doesn’t necessarily mean a weekend off from the dragstrip. Brown traveled to National Trail Raceway in Hebron, Ohio with his son, Anson, and played the role […]

Brown, Matco Tools team turn page on June Swing, look forward to repeating as champions at Route 66 near Chicago in two weeks

NORWALK, Ohio (June 25, 2017) – Antron Brown and the Matco Tools/U.S. Army Top Fuel team for Don Schumacher Racing completed the grueling June Swing of four races in four weeks Sunday to reach the halfway mark of the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing season at Norwalk, Ohio. For Brown, the two-time defending series champion […]

Hometown race for DSR partner Matco Tools, crew chief Corradi gives three-time, reigning champ Brown added motivation this weekend

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (June 21, 2017) – For three-time and reigning Top Fuel champion Antron Brown and the Matco Tools team this weekend’s event in Norwalk, Ohio, is a special one.   About 80 miles east of Summit Motorsports Park is Matco Tools headquarters in Stow, Ohio, and getting a win at Norwalk would give the […]

Brown enjoys hot Father’s Day weekend at Bristol with son, Anson, but leaves still searching for first title at scenic Thunder Valley

BRISTOL, Tenn. (June 18, 2017) – Antron Brown cherishes family time, even more so in a year that has seen the three-time and reigning NHRA Top Fuel world champion spending much of this year away from home filming the much-anticipated Top Gear America series, which begins airing on BBC America next month. Brown and eldest […]

Final-round streak propels three-time champion Brown and Matco Tools team back to points lead as NHRA heads to Bristol Dragway

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (June 13, 2017) – In the 10 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series events contested this season, Antron Brown and the Matco Tools team led by crew chiefs Brian Corradi and Mark Oswald with assistant Brad Mason have reached the finals five times. After reaching the last three consecutive final rounds, the three-time […]

Brown excites hometown Summernationals fans with top spot; Capps, NAPA lead DSR Dodge Funny Cars with Friday’s third best run

ENGLISHTOWN, N.J. (June 9, 2017) – The first day of summer won’t officially arrive for 12 days, but temperatures in the 80s under sunny skies this weekend are providing an early start for the appropriately named NHRA Summernationals at Old Bridge Township Raceway Park at Englishtown, N.J. The 48th annual national event at the legendary track […]

This weekend’s NHRA Summernationals takes three-time Top Fuel champion Brown back to his New Jersey roots to get energized

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (June 7, 2017) – Antron Brown is proud of his roots in Chesterfield, N.J., and racing this weekend in the NHRA Summernationals is a homecoming for the three-time and reigning Top Fuel championship driver of the Matco Tools Top Fuel dragster. Fellow competitors in the NHRA Mello Yello Series should beware because Brown […]

Brown enjoys weekend ‘off’ at racetrack with family before Matco Tools team treks East for four straight Mello Yello events

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (May 31, 2017) – Three-time Top Fuel champion driver Antron Brown turned into crew chief over the weekend at Lucas Oil Raceway near Indianapolis. The father of three had his fleet of NHRA Jr. Dragsters competing in the Midwest Jr. Super Series event near his home in Pittsboro, Ind. It was a well-deserved […]

World champ Capps wins fourth straight with NAPA Dodge, Tobler and teams with Matco’s Brown to sweep NHRA nitro titles at Topeka

TOPEKA, Kan. (May 21, 2017) – Antron Brown and the Matco Tools Top Fuel dragster team were able to end a two-race winning streak by Steve Torrence by beating him in Sunday’s final round of the NHRA Heartland Nationals at Topeka, Kan. The win followed Don Schumacher Racing teammate Ron Capps and the NAPA AUTO […]

Three-time Top Fuel champion Brown looks to cross Topeka win off to-do list for Matco Tools team this weekend at Heartland Park

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (May 16, 2017) – The NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series heads to Heartland Park Topeka Friday for the NHRA Heartland Nationals, the eighth of 24 stops on the tour in 2017. Through seven races, three-time and reigning Top Fuel world champion Antron Brown and the Matco Tools team led by crew chiefs […]

New Matco dragster gives Brown Atlanta track speed record in quarterfinals loss to DSR teammate during Southern Nationals

COMMERCE, Ga. (May 7, 2017) – Don Schumacher Racing’s Matco Tools/U.S. Army Top Fuel dragster team does more than carry an old racecar to serve as a back-up for three-time world champion Antron Brown should a problem develop with his primary dragster. During qualifying Saturday for the following day’s championship eliminations in the NHRA Southern […]

Three-time Top Fuel champion Brown looking forward to this weekend’s NHRA Southern Nationals event at Atlanta Dragway

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (May 3, 2017) – This weekend’s NHRA Southern Nationals at Atlanta Dragway in Commerce, Ga., is the final event in the three-consecutive race “Southern swing” in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series. After winning the fourth race of the season at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Antron Brown and the […]

Brown, Matco Tools team entertain ‘Top Gear USA’ crew at Four-Wide Nationals, lost early but remain in top three

CONCORD, N.C. (April 30, 2017) – Antron Brown, the two-time reigning NHRA Top Fuel world champion, has spent much of the past few months away from home getting acclimated to his side gig as co-host on BBC America’s upcoming “Top Gear USA” television scheduled to begin airing on July 23. Brown’s guests, co-anchors actor Bill […]

Reigning champ Brown advances to another semifinals round to move up to second in Mello Yello standings after Houston

HOUSTON (April 23, 2017) – Antron Brown and the Matco Tools team advanced to the semifinals Sunday in the NHRA SpringNationals at Baytown, Texas, for the 20th time the past 26 races and moved to up to second in the NHRA Mello Yello Series. “Anytime you make it to the semifinals it’s been a good […]

Brown keeps busy during time off from Mello Yello Series but ready to put Matco Tools dragster back in Houston winner’s circle

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (April 19, 2017) – Antron Brown isn’t afraid of work. The three-time and reigning NHRA Top Fuel champion seemingly has a never-ending supply of energy and that’s what he needs as he juggles family time, racing in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series and filming as a host on the upcoming return […]

Brown Scheduled for Appearances with Streamlight at Upcoming Industry Shows

EAGLEVILLE, PA – Streamlight® Inc., a leading provider of high-performance lighting tools, renewed its sponsorship with Antron Brown, an American drag racer currently driving the Matco Tools Toyota for Don Schumacher Racing in the National Hot Rod Association’s (NHRA’s) Top Fuel division. Known for winning the Top Fuel world championship three times – in 2012, […]

Brown’s Matco team produces 300th win for Don Schumacher as DSR sweeps nitro titles in NHRA Las Vegas Nationals

LAS VEGAS (April 2, 2017) – Antron Brown grew up and went to school in New Jersey and now lives near Indianapolis with his family. The three-time NHRA world champion who won the last two prestigious titles might want to buy a vacation home in Las Vegas. Brown’s celebration string at The Strip at Las […]

Top Fuel champ Brown takes on new gig as ‘Top Gear America’ host but day job driving Matco Tools dragster will remain his top priority

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (March 28, 2017) – Antron Brown is not one to sit still for long and now the three-time NHRA Top Fuel world champion is busier than ever with a new project – host on the new Top Gear America television show that will air through the British Broadcasting Company America (BBCA). Brown, a […]

BBC AMERICA: ANNOUNCING: All-New Car Show ‘Top Gear America’ is Coming Soon

Original post can be found here: http://www.bbcamerica.com/anglophenia/2017/03/announcing-all-new-car-show-top-gear-america-is-coming-soon Good news, gearheads — BBC America is doubling up on Top Gear! We’re thrilled to announce the greenlight of Top Gear America. With a nod to its UK roots, the reimagined US spin-off of Top Gear will appear on BBCA with three new presenters and eight hour-long episodes […]

Reigning Top Fuel champion Brown hungry for East Coast success with Matco Tools team at this weekend’s NHRA Gatornationals

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (March 14, 2017) – While most of the East Coast is under a heavy blanket of snow this week, the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series is headed far enough south where there won’t be any worries about frozen precipitation falling from the Florida skies. One of the most prestigious events on the […]

Early exit for DSR’s Matco Tools/U.S. Army dragster at Wild Horse disappoints Brown after outstanding No. 2 qualifying effort

CHANDLER, Ariz. (Feb. 26, 2017) – Antron Brown and the Matco Tools/U.S. Army Top Fuel dragster team posted times between 3.667 and 3.689 on their last three qualifying runs and opened Sunday’s eliminations with a time of 3.711 in the Arizona Nationals at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park. But after starting in the No. 2 […]

Brown unveils 2017 dragster during Matco Tools Expo in New Orleans before this weekend’s NHRA Arizona Nationals near Phoenix

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (Feb. 22, 2017) – Antron Brown is spending the week prior to this weekend’s NHRA Arizona Nationals at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park with more than 1,700 of his closest friends and supporters – Matco Tools distributors – at the annual Matco Tools Expo in New Orleans. Brown attends each year and was […]

Defending Top Fuel champion Brown kicks off 2017 NHRA season with semifinal finish for Matco Tools team at NHRA Winternationals

POMONA, Calif. (Feb. 12, 2017) – The Matco Tools/U.S. Army Dragster, piloted by Antron Brown, has accomplished a lot as a team, but never a win in the NHRA Winternationals near Los Angeles. Unfortunately, they will have to wait another year to achieve this goal. “We’ve been in the final here and in the semis […]

Antron Brown and the Matco Tools/U.S. Army team open the season as the three-time world champ

POMONA, Calif. (Feb. 11, 2017) – Antron Brown and the Matco Tools/U.S. Army team were flashy to open the season as the three-time world champ and winner of the past two prestigious titles, but they were consistent and that’s how crew chiefs Brian Corradi and Mark Oswald like it. “Today was a solid day and […]

Two-time reigning and three-time Top Fuel champion Brown Matco Tools team strive to take program to next level in 2017

BROWNSBURG, Ind.  (Feb. 7, 2017) – Three-time Top Fuel champion Antron Brown, who has won the past two prestigious NHRA titles, and the Matco Tools team enter the 2017 Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season-opening NHRA Winternationals on Friday with plans to step up to a whole new level. During the offseason at Don Schumacher […]

Brown falls in semifinals round of Mello Yello Series season-finale, records career-best 55 round wins with world champion Matco team

POMONA, Calif., (Nov. 13, 2016) – Three-time Top Fuel champion Antron Brown and the Matco Tools team really wanted to bring home a career-best eighth event title on Sunday at the NHRA Finals at Pomona, Calif., to close their third championship season. But the Matco Tools/U.S. Army team led by crew chiefs Brian Corradi and […]

Brown reflects on 2016 Top Fuel champion Matco Tools team as they look for record eighth event title this weekend at NHRA season-finale

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (Nov. 8, 2016) – The work is not done for Antron Brown and the Matco Tools/U.S. Army team that clinched the 2016 Top Fuel championship title in Las Vegas last week and their third in the past five years.   In a season filled with career best statistics for Brown that include 11 […]

Brown clinches third Top Fuel world championship with Matco Tools team on Sunday at Las Vegas with Pomona season-finale remaining

LAS VEGAS (Oct. 30, 2016) – Antron Brown became the first driver in the nitro category to score a back-to-back championship since 2009 on Sunday at the NHRA Toyota Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Brown clinched his third NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Top Fuel world championship Sunday and for the […]

Matco Tools, DSR enhance Vegas weekend for champ Antron Brown by announcing extension of marketing partnership that began in 2001

LAS VEGAS (Oct. 29, 2016) – The most important quality of a winning racing organization and business is commitment and loyalty. Few in the world of motorsports reflect that better than the relationship between Matco Tools and Don Schumacher Racing in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series. That is exemplified today with the announcement […]

Brown hopes to claim third Top Fuel championship title this weekend with Matco Tools ‘Tools for the Cause’ DSR team at Las Vegas

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (Oct. 26, 2016) – Antron Brown’s quest for his third Top Fuel championship continues this weekend with the 16th annual Toyota NHRA Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, where he clinched the 2015 world championship and the second of his career a year ago. Brown could once again clinch the […]

Brown extends points lead to 150 with third NHRA Countdown win with Matco Tools’ Tools for the Cause team at Texas Motorplex

ENNIS, Texas (Oct.16, 2016) – Antron Brown scored his third win of four NHRA Countdown to the Championship races this year and his seventh title of the 2016 Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season on Sunday at the AAA Texas NHRA Fallnationals at the Texas Motorplex near Dallas. It marks the 61st win of his […]

Brown looks for continued success with points-leading Matco Tools ‘Tools for the Cause’ dragster this weekend at Texas Motorplex

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (Oct. 12, 2016) – Antron Brown and the Matco Tools “Tools for the Cause” team will look to continue their winning ways as the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series heads to the Texas Motorplex near Dallas this weekend for the 31st annual AAA Texas Fallnationals.   Although the Mello Yello tour took […]

Brown’s sixth NHRA title extends Countdown points lead with Matco’s ‘Tools for the Cause’ team at Maple Grove

READING, Pa. (Oct. 2, 2016) – Antron Brown and Matco Tools’ “Tools for the Cause” team recorded another milestone victory on Sunday at the 32nd annual NHRA Nationals at Maple Grove Raceway near Reading, Pa. It marked their sixth win of the season and the 60th of Brown’s Mello Yello Drag Racing Series career, with […]

World champ Brown to support Matco’s ‘Tools for the Cause’ with ‘Driven by Their Strength’ dragster beginning this weekend

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (Sept. 28. 2016) – For the fifth year, Antron Brown will drive Don Schumacher Racing’s “Tools for the Cause” Top Fuel dragster for Matco Tools, featuring this year’s  “Driven by their Strength” campaign to support breast cancer research. Brown, the two-time and reigning NHRA world champion, will reveal an all-new paint scheme that […]

Brown’s Gateway winning streak ends at four with first-round loss, but Matco Tools team holds onto Top Fuel Countdown points lead

ST. LOUIS (Sept. 25, 2016) – For only the second time in the 2016 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season, Antron Brown lost in the opening round of eliminations. It also marked the first time since 2011 that the driver of the Matco Tools/U.S. Army Top Fuel dragster lost at Gateway Motorsports Park near […]

Matco Tools team will start from bottom-half of field near St. Louis as Brown goes for fifth straight title at Gateway Motorsports Park

ST. LOUIS (Sept. 24, 2016) – Antron Brown will compete for his fifth consecutive title at Gateway Motorsports Park on Sunday at the AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals near St. Louis. In order to five-peat, Brown will have to overcome qualifying from the bottom-half of the 16-car field for the first time in 23 races […]

Brown, Matco Tools team goes for fifth straight NHRA title at Gateway in Countdown playoff after winning near Charlotte

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (Sept. 21, 2016) – The Countdown to the Championship got off to strong start for defending Top Fuel world champions Antron Brown and the Matco Tools/U.S. Army team. And they couldn’t be going to a better track for that momentum to continue than Gateway Motorsports Park near St. Louis where they have won […]

Matco Tools team kicks off Countdown to the Championship with NHRA Carolina Nationals title for Brown to extend lead

CONCORD, N.C. (Sept. 18, 2016) – Antron Brown started the Countdown to the Championship just like he did in 2015 – with a win at zMAX Dragway near Charlotte. The Matco Tools team kicked off the six-race sprint to the Top Fuel world championship by defeating Clay Millican, Brittany Force, Pat Dakin and Doug Kalitta […]

Brown qualifies No. 7 with Matco Tools team for Carolina Nationals eliminations to kick off NHRA Countdown to the Championship

CONCORD, N.C. (Sept. 17, 2016) –  Antron Brown knew that the start of the NHRA Countdown to the Championship, a six-race playoff for the Top Fuel world championship, was going to be tough from the first qualifying session for the defending and two-time world champion. But Brown and the Matco Tools/U.S. Army team ended qualifying […]

Brown embraces opportunity to compete in NHRA’s Countdown as top seed with Matco Tools team this weekend near Charlotte

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (Sept. 14, 2016) – For Antron Brown, the Countdown to the Championship is not a six-race playoff in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series. It’s an opportunity to race in 24 rounds of competition. The Matco Tools/U.S. Army team led by crew chiefs Brian Corradi and Mark Oswald will be taking it […]

Brown has productive weekend with Matco team at U.S. Nationals, takes 30-point lead as top seed heading to Countdown playoff

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (Sept. 5, 2016) – Although Antron Brown and the Matco Tools/U.S. Army team didn’t come away with the 62nd annual U.S. Nationals title, it was a productive weekend. Brown qualified fifth for Monday’s Labor Day championship eliminations, his 10th consecutive top-five start in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series and advanced to […]

Brown focused on U.S. Nationals title challenge on Labor Day as Matco Tools team qualifies fifth for Monday’s eliminations

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (Sept. 4, 2016) – Antron Brown and the Matco Tools/U.S. Army team clinched the No. 1 seed in the Countdown to the Championship playoffs that start in two weeks near Charlotte by qualifying for Monday’s championship eliminations of the 62nd annual NHRA U.S. Nationals at Indianapolis. But Brown and the Matco Tools team […]

Matco Tools team with two-time champion Brown ready to close out NHRA’s regular season with big win at this weekend’s U.S. Nationals

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (Aug. 30, 2016) – Antron Brown enters this weekend’s 62nd annual NHRA U.S. Nationals coming off one of the best overall weekends of his Top Fuel career two weekends ago at Brainerd International Raceway in northern Minnesota. The Matco Tools/U.S. Army team qualified No. 1 with Brown’s career best elapsed time of 3.679 […]

Matco Tools team nearly completes weekend double at Brainerd as Brown pads Mello Yello points lead with runner-up finish Sunday

BRAINERD, Minn. (Aug. 21, 2016) – It was a near perfect weekend for Antron Brown and the reigning champion Matco Tools/U.S. Army team. After securing their fourth event title of the season in the rain-delayed NHRA Northwest Nationals final from Seattle on Saturday at Brainerd International Raceway, they then clocked Brown’s career best elapsed time […]

Matco Tools team earns Seattle event title before Brown completes career-best run to take No. 1 qualifying spot at Brainerd on Saturday

BRAINERD, Minn. (Aug. 20, 2016) – No one could rain on Antron Brown’s parade on Saturday at Brainerd International Raceway in northern Minnesota. Even though Mother Nature tried her best, the Matco Tools time shined through. In the first session of the day, Brown and the Matco Tools team led by crew chiefs Brian Corradi […]

Matco Tools team shows championship form during break from Mello Yello events, Brown goes for two titles in one weekend in Brainerd

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (Aug. 17, 2016) – Antron Brown has no doubt that he is part of a team worthy of another championship, and the effort put in by the Matco Tools/U.S. Army team during the past week served as proof.   After the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series event near Seattle was cut short […]

Northwest Nationals Top Fuel final featuring Brown, Matco Tools team postponed to Brainerd in two weeks due to persistent rain showers

KENT, Wash. (Aug. 7, 2016) – Antron Brown will have to wait to see if he can add a fourth Top Fuel title to his collection of 2016 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series trophies. NHRA officials were forced to postpone the running of the Top Fuel and Funny Car final rounds of the 29th […]

Matco Tools team improves in cooler Saturday conditions, prepare for fast race day with points leader Brown near Seattle

KENT, Wash. (Aug. 6, 2016) – Antron Brown and the Matco Tools team used Saturday at the 29th annual Protect the Harvest NHRA Northwest Nationals to set themselves up for what Brown is predicting to be a fun race day. The NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series teams saw cool overcast conditions on Saturday at […]

Brown feeling satisfied with Matco Tools team as Top Fuel points leader heads into this weekend’s NHRA Northwest Nationals

KENT, Wash. (August 3, 2016) – Antron Brown is satisfied with the direction his Matco Tools/U.S. Army team is headed as the annual NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series Western Swing heads to its final stop near Seattle this weekend. Despite a quarterfinal finish at last weekend’s Toyota NHRA Sonoma Nationals, Brown feels his Matco […]

Quarterfinals finish for Matco Tools team has Brown ready to race near Seattle where annual NHRA Western Swing will conclude

SONOMA, Calif. (July 31, 2016) – Antron Brown is always ready to race but even more so after a quarterfinal finish at the 29th annual Toyota NHRA Sonoma Nationals at Sonoma Raceway on Sunday. Brown feels like his Matco Tools team is “in the zone” especially after clocking low elapsed time of the opening round […]

Matco Tools team made a statement in Sonoma NHRA qualifying, but Make-A-Wish Kid Guy leaves lasting impression on Brown

SONOMA, Calif. (July 30, 2016) – The Matco Tools/U.S. Army team has been known to make a statement in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series with driver Antron Brown. They did it again on Saturday at the 29th annual Toyota NHRA Sonoma Nationals when they made a big move in the qualifying ladder in […]

Brown seeks fifth Top Fuel title at this weekend at Sonoma as Matco Tools team looks to extend NHRA Mello Yello lead

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (July 27, 2016) – In 2008, when Antron Brown made the switch from a Pro Stock Motorcycle competitor to NHRA’s elite Top Fuel category, he did it with ease, picking up two wins in his debut season. Since then, he has gone on to win 41 Top Fuel titles and the versatile driver […]

Brown reaches sixth final round of 2016 but finishes runner-up to DSR teammate near Denver, Matco team extends points lead

DENVER (July 24, 2016) – Antron Brown and the Matco Tools/U.S. Army team reached their sixth final round in 14 events of the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season on Sunday at the 37th annual Mile-High NHRA Nationals at Bandimere Speedway near Denver. Although the mountaintop challenged the Matco Tools team throughout qualifying, the […]

Matco Tools team with Brown jumps to second at Mile-High Nationals during rain delayed qualifying at Bandimere Speedway near Denver

DENVER (July 23, 2016) – It hasn’t been an easy stay on the mountain for Antron Brown and the Matco Tools/U.S. Army Top Fuel team thus far in the 37th annual Mile-High NHRA Nationals at Bandimere Speedway near Denver. But the Matco Tools team made a big move during the fourth and final qualifying session […]

Brown heads to Western Swing with points lead as Matco team tries to get its second sweep of three-week NHRA run

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (July 19, 2016) – Antron Brown and the Matco Tools/U.S. Army Top Fuel team head to the top of the mountain at Bandimere Speedway near Denver this week on top of the NHRA Mello Yello points standings. Brown’s third win of the season two weeks ago near Chicago propelled the Matco team led […]

Brown conquers Route 66 Raceway with Matco Tools team to take over Top Fuel points lead as series kicks off second half of 2016

JOLIET, Ill., (July 10, 2016) – Antron Brown has said for the past week that he felt like a gladiator when racing at Route 66 Raceway near Chicago. And on Sunday, Brown and the Matco Tools team conquered all at the 19th annual Route 66 NHRA Nationals for his third win of the 2016 NHRA […]

Matco Tools team moves up to No. 4 qualifying position heading to Sunday eliminations when Brown goes for third Top Fuel title

JOLIET, Ill., (July 9, 2016) – Antron Brown knew that his Matco Tools team would have to give it all they had during qualifying at the 19th annual Route 66 NHRA Nationals at Route 66 Raceway near Chicago. It appears they did just that when the 10,000-horsepower Matco Tools dragster led by crew chiefs Brian […]

Brown still winning even during time off from Mello Yello Series but ready to return to his seat at Matco Tools dragster at Route 66

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (July 6, 2016) – Antron Brown scored his third win of 2016 over the weekend, but it wasn’t as a driver and it wasn’t in his 10,000-horsepower Matco Tools Top Fuel dragster. It was as a team owner, crew chief and most importantly, a proud father. Brown’s youngest son, Adler, scored the win […]

Hurt piston in second round the only thing that slowed Brown, Matco Tools team during strong performance in Northern Ohio

NORWALK, Ohio (June 26, 2016) – Antron Brown started Sunday’s Summit Racing NHRA Nationals at Norwalk, Ohio, right where the team left off in qualifying – by being the best of the session. The Matco Tools team posted a 3.771-second, 321.50-mph pass to open Sunday’s eliminations and earned the round win. Then Brown was paired […]

Matco Tools team with Brown excels during Norwalk qualifying, earn No. 2 spot in Ohio for fourth and final race of Eastern Swing

NORWALK, Ohio (June 25, 2016) – There’s something racers in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series target during qualifying. It’s what they call the “little points” and Antron Brown and the Matco Tools/U.S. Army team earned nearly all of them during qualifying for Sunday’s 10th annual Summit Racing NHRA Nationals at Norwalk, Ohio. Through […]

Brown ready to close out four-race swing with win in Norwalk after visiting Matco Tools headquarters with Top Fuel dragster

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (June 22, 2016) – The NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season reaches its halfway point this weekend at the 10th annual NHRA Summit Racing Nationals at Norwalk, Ohio. It’s been a solid start for Antron Brown and the Matco Tools/U.S. Army team led by crew chiefs Brian Corradi and Mark Oswald. With […]

Brown ousted in semifinals by DSR teammate as Matco Tools team maintains second in Top Fuel standings following Thunder Valley

BRISTOL, Tenn. (June 19, 2016) – Antron Brown and the Matco Tools/U.S. Army team continued their impressive ways during the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season on Sunday in the 16th annual NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals at Bristol Dragway. For the seventh time in 11 Mello Yello events, the team led by crew chiefs […]

Matco Tools team will take on Sunday’s Thunder Valley Nationals from fourth starting spot when Brown tries to earn first Bristol title

BRISTOL, Tenn. (June 18, 2016) – Antron Brown and the Matco Tools team laid a foundation on Saturday during qualifying for the 16th annual NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals at Bristol Dragway. A foundation that Brown feels strongly that they can build off for Sunday’s Noon (ET) eliminations where the Matco Tools team is looking to […]

‘Antron Brown Way’ street sign unveiled at Summernationals before semifinals streak ends; Brown looks for first Bristol win

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (June 15, 2016) – Antron Brown might consider this weekend’s NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals at Bristol, Tenn., as somewhat of a vacation. The two-time and reigning Top Fuel world champion in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series considers several East Coast races to be “hometown” events along with the U.S. Nationals over […]

Matco Tools team ousted in quarterfinals of Summernationals preventing Brown from winning at his home track in New Jersey

ENGLISHTOWN, N.J. (June 12, 2016) – A second-round loss couldn’t take away any of the enjoyment Antron Brown has had since arriving to his home track at Old Bridge Township Raceway Park on Wednesday. Brown was honored by his hometown of Chesterfield, N.J., when Mayor Jeremy Leidtka presented him with an “Antron Brown Way” sign […]

Matco’s Brown eager to drive on ‘Antron Brown Way’ in hometown but first wants to take ownership of Summernationals dragstrip

ENGLISHTOWN, N.J. (June 11, 2016) – Antron Brown is filled with reminders of his childhood every time he returns to Old Bridge Township Raceway Park in Englishtown, N.J., to compete in an NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series event. He remembers being pushed around in a stroller at the track while his father, Albert, and […]

More special memories ahead for Brown at hometrack in Englishtown as Matco Tools team carries winning streak to Summernationals

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (June 8, 2016) – Anytime Antron Brown goes home it’s special. Home for Brown will always be Chesterfield, N.J., although he resides outside Indianapolis in Pittsboro, Ind., with his wife, Billie Jo, and their three children. At last year’s NHRA Summernationals at Old Bridge Township Raceway Park in Englishtown, N.J., Brown and the […]

Brown earns first career event title at Epping as Matco Tools teamcompletes a near perfect weekend at New England Nationals

EPPING, N.H. (June 6, 2016) – An item was checked off of Antron Brown’s NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series bucket list on Monday at the rain-delayed NHRA New England Nationals – take home a Wally trophy. Brown scored his first Wally at the New Hampshire track, leaving only two venues that the two-time and reigning champion has […]

Brown, Matco Tools team shoot first No. 1 of Mello Yello season in last session Saturday in NHRA New England Nationals

EPPING, N.H. (June 4, 2016) – Antron Brown and the Matco Tools team saved their best for last during NHRA New England Nationals qualifying Saturday to earn their first No. 1 qualifying position of the season and second at New England Dragway in Epping, N.H. The Matco Tools/U.S. Army team clocked a track record 3.701-second […]

Brown gets back to work driving Matco Top Fuel dragster at Epping after busy weekend with his three-car team as crew chief, owner

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (May 31, 2016) – Antron Brown faces four races in four weekends beginning Friday with the fourth annual NHRA New England Nationals at Epping, N.H. The longest stretch of races this season in the Mello Yello Drag Racing Series might seem tiring, but for the two-time and reigning Top Fuel world champion for […]

Brown reaches 100th career final round at Heartland Park Topeka but Matco Tools team leaves Kansas Nationals with runner-up finish

TOPEKA, Kan. (May 22, 2016) – Antron Brown reached a career milestone on Sunday at the NHRA Kansas Nationals that only nine others have accomplished in NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series history. Brown reached the 100th final of his career that includes two Top Fuel championships and 55 event titles. Unfortunately, the Matco Tools […]

Brown qualifies eighth at NHRA Kansas Nationals as Matco Tools team works on improvements for heart of NHRA Mello Yello season

TOPEKA, Kan. (May 21, 2016) – The Matco Tools team with two-time world champion driver Antron Brown used Saturday at the 28th annual NHRA Kansas Nationals as an opportunity to strengthen their Top Fuel program to better defend their 2015 championship. After qualifying with a 3.743-second pass at 323 mph in the opening session at […]

Brown working hard off track to help Matco Tools team continue success as NHRA Mello Yello Series heads to Heartland Park Topeka

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (May 18, 2016) – There is no rest for the weary on the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series tour and that includes Antron Brown and the Matco Tools team. The Matco Tools/U.S. Army team has reached at least the semifinals in the past four Mello Yello events, including when they scored their […]

Brown adds to round win total with semifinal finish for Matco Tools team, moves to second in points after NHRA Southern Nationals

COMMERCE, Ga. (May 15, 2016) – For the fourth straight NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series event, Antron Brown and the Matco Tools/U.S. Army team has reached at least the semifinal round during Sunday’s championship eliminations. That trend has moved Brown into second in Top Fuel standings, 64 behind leader Doug Kalitta, who eliminated the […]

Matco Tools team eyeing more Atlanta Dragway success with Brown qualifying fifth for Sunday’s NHRA Southern Nationals eliminations

COMMERCE, Ga. (May 14, 2016) – The Matco Tools/U.S. Army team ended qualifying on a high note Saturday in the NHRA Southern Nationals at Atlanta Dragway. Antron Brown clocked his best elapsed time of the weekend and the best run of the day in the ultra-competitive Top Fuel category in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag […]

Brown looking to repeat ’15 Atlanta, Mello Yello series performances with another Southern Nationals title to regain points lead for Matco

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (May 10, 2016) – There are some places on the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series tour that will bring a smile to Antron Brown. Atlanta Dragway in Commerce, Ga., is one of them. Of Brown’s 55 career event titles, six have come near Atlanta (four in Top Fuel and two in the […]

Matco Tools team with Brown adds another strong Mello Yello event to 2016 recordbook after semifinal finish at NHRA SpringNationals

BAYTOWN, Texas (May 1, 2016) – Antron Brown and the Matco Tools team continued their impressive performance in the 2016 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season at this weekend’s NHRA SpringNationals near Houston. The Matco Tools/U.S. Army team came up short in the semifinal round of reaching their third straight Top Fuel final round. […]

Matco Tools team with Brown pick up bonus points with stellar qualifying performances during Saturday’s muggy Houston weather

BAYTOWN, Texas (April 30, 2016) – Taking it one step at a time is working out well for Antron Brown and the Matco Tools/U.S. Army team. The two-time and reigning Top Fuel world champion is notorious for taking it all in stride and it’s paying off in this weekend’s NHRA SpringNationals near Houston. The Matco […]

Brown hopes to continue impressive streak of final round appearances with Matco Tools team this weekend near Houston

Brown hopes to continue impressive streak of final round appearances with Matco Tools team this weekend near Houston BROWNSBURG, Ind. (April 26, 2016) – If history repeats itself Antron Brown is just fine with that, especially when it comes to this weekend’s NHRA SpringNationals at Royal Purple Raceway near Houston. The two-time reigning world champion […]

Matco Tools team reaches second final of 2016 Mello Yello season with Brown earning runner-up finish at NHRA Four-Wide Nationals

CONCORD, N.C. (April 24, 2016) – Antron Brown and the Matco Tools/U.S. Army team came within a few feet of earning their third straight NHRA Four-Wide Nationals event title but were runner-up on Sunday at zMAX Dragway near Charlotte. Brown reached the final round for the second time in five NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing […]

Brown and Matco Tools team brings consistency that results in sixth place qualifying effort in front of sell-out zMAX Dragway crowd

Brown and Matco Tools team brings consistency that results in sixth place qualifying effort in front of sell-out zMAX Dragway crowd CONCORD, N.C. (April 23, 2016) –The Matco Tools team showed their consistency two weeks ago that earned it the event title near Las Vegas and the team with driver Antron Brown continued their consistent […]

Brown looking for third straight Four-Wide Top Fuel title this weekend as Matco Tools team heads to Charlotte after winning at Las Vegas

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (April 19, 2016) – Antron Brown knows the key to success at the seventh annual Four-Wide NHRA Nationals at zMAX Dragway near Charlotte. With a track record four wins at the facility including the last two Four-Wide titles, the Matco Tools/U.S. Army team with Brown has been able to adapt to the challenging […]

Reigning NHRA champion Matco Tools team with Brown pick up first event title of 2016 season in dominant fashion at Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS (April 3, 2016) – The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway has been the site of some pretty special moments for Antron Brown and the Matco Tools team and during Sunday’s NHRA Nationals, another moment was added to the list. The Matco Tools/U.S. Army team scored their first event title of the NHRA […]

Matco Tools team making quality laps in Las Vegas with final effort moving Brown to third heading into Sunday’s Mello Yello eliminations

LAS VEGAS (April 2, 2016) – Antron Brown is focused on making quality runs in the 11,000-horsepower Matco Tools/U.S. Army dragster at this weekend’s NHRA Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. The team led by crew chiefs Brian Corradi and Mark Oswald with assistant Brad Mason did just that on Saturday during […]

Antron Brown NHRA Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway Event Preview

Matco Tools team, Brown ready for Las Vegas to show homework after Gators proves champions continue to be fast learners BROWNSBURG, Ind. (March 29, 2016) – Antron Brown has many special memories from racing at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. The 39-year-old New Jersey native has won at the track three times including […]

Two-time NHRA Top Fuel champion Brown has humbling day after Matco Tools team drops first round race at Gatornationals

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (March 20, 2016) – Antron Brown stays humble despite all of the success he has had in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series. On Sunday at the 47th annual NHRA Gatornationals, he was reminded just how humbling this sport can be when his Matco Tools/U.S. Army dragster hazed the tires and lost […]

Reigning world champion Brown, Matco Tools team wants to hand crew chief Oswald another special trophy Sunday in Gatornationals

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (March 19, 2016) – The Matco Tools/U.S. Army team started its stay in Gainesville, Fla., this week by picking up a trophy before its Top Fuel dragster rolled out of the trailer, and now it wants nothing more than to earn another one Sunday in the 47th annual NHRA Gatornationals. Co-crew chief Mark […]

Matco Tools crew chief to be inducted into Hall of Fame prior to this weekend’s NHRA Gatornationals at Gainesville

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (March 15, 2016) – One of Antron Brown’s biggest heroes in NHRA drag racing is someone very close to him, one of his crew chiefs on the Matco Tools/U.S. Army Top Fuel dragster at Don Schumacher Racing. Mark Oswald, former NHRA world champion driver and current co-crew chief for Brown, will be inducted […]

Brown uncharacteristically fouls out in second round at Wild Horse, Matco Tools team ready to rebound in three weeks at Gatornationals

CHANDLER, Ariz. (Feb. 28, 2016) – It will be hard for Antron Brown to erase from his memory Sunday’s NHRA Nationals at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park eliminations near Phoenix. But what the two-time and reigning NHRA Top Fuel world champion will do is use it to fuel him to be better for his Matco […]

Matco Tools team rebounds from opener to qualifying No. 2 for Sunday eliminations at Wild Horse Pass near Phoenix

CHANDLER, Ariz. (Feb. 27, 2016) – Antron Brown and the Matco Tools/U.S Army team rallied from a disappointing qualifying effort to open the 2016 season two weeks ago to nearly win the pole for Sunday’s championship eliminations of the NHRA Nationals at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park near Phoenix. Brown, the reigning and two-time world […]

1,600 Matco distributors join Brown as stars on world champion Top Fuel dragster heading to Phoenix for second Mello Yello event

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (Feb. 23, 2016) – Antron Brown has great vision and a very good memory so he’s not concerned about how the season started for his Matco Tools/U.S. Army Top Fuel dragster two weeks ago at Pomona, Calif. “Man, that’s only one race and I know we’re looking forward to a long season,” said […]

Matco Tools team exits NHRA Winternationals season-opener early; reigning world champ Brown heads to Vegas for Matco Expo

POMONA, Calif. (Feb. 14, 2016) – If the NHRA Winternationals season-opener at Auto Club Raceway in Pomona is any indicator, the 2016 Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season is going to be filled with close races and some of the toughest Top Fuel competition in history. Reigning and two-time Top Fuel world champ Antron Brown […]

Brown, Matco team to face DSR teammate Langdon in first round of Winternationals after losing to him twice last year in Pomona races

POMONA, Calif. (Feb. 13, 2016) – The season-opening NHRA Winternationals will be deja vu for reigning and two-time Top Fuel world champion and Don Schumacher Racing’s Matco Tools/U.S. Army Top Fuel. It will be the third straight event at Pomona, Calif., in a year when Brown faced DSR teammate and 2013 Top Fuel world champ […]

Pre-season testing prepares Brown, Matco Tools team for Pomona opener this weekend, live performance on FS1

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (Feb. 9, 2016) – The central reason for the recent domination in Top Fuel by Antron Brown and Don Schumacher Racing’s Matco Tools/U.S. Army team can be summed up in one word: acceleration. Not just on the racetrack but also in continuous development. You’ll never see the team led by crew chiefs Brian […]

2015 NHRA Top Fuel world champ Brown, Matco Tools team just miss winning their eighth trophy in Finals at Pomona

POMONA, Calif. (Nov. 15, 2015) – Antron Brown and the Matco Tools/U.S. Army Top Fuel team opened the big present two weeks ago when they clinched their second the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series world championship and nearly added a pretty bow to it on Sunday. The seven-time winners in the 2015 season advanced […]

Brown, Matco team not complacent with being ’15 world champ, plow ahead in Pomona finale by winning seventh pole of the year

POMONA, Calif. (Nov. 14, 2015) – Antron Brown and his Matco Tools/U.S. Army team led by crew chiefs Brian Corradi and Mark Oswald clinched the NHRA Top Fuel world championship two weeks ago at Las Vegas but they certainly aren’t coasting in the season-finale at Pomona, Calif. Antron drove the Matco dragster to the No. […]

Having 2015 NHRA Top Fuel world championship trophy in hand not deterring Brown, Matco team from winning at Pomona finale

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (Nov. 10, 2015) – If anyone believes Antron Brown and his Matco Tools/U.S. Army team won’t be hungry to win this weekend because they clinched the 2015 Top Fuel world championship 10 days ago, then they don’t know Antron and the members of his team. “Even though we have won the world championship […]

Brown, Matco team led by Corradi and Oswald hand DSR its 14th NHRA Mello Yello Series world championship trophy

LAS VEGAS (Nov. 1, 2015) – Antron Brown and the Matco Tools/U.S. Army team won its second Top Fuel world championship in four years on Sunday at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, and they enjoyed doing it this year more than in 2012. The 2012 season ended with the Matco team dropping first-round […]

Brown, Matco Tools team edge closer to Top Fuel championship, can clinch Sunday in Toyota Nationals near Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS (Oct. 31, 2015) – Antron Brown isn’t ready to dust off a spot in his trophy case for the 2015 NHRA Top Fuel world championship but he must be thinking about a place for it to go. Antron and the Matco Tools’ “Tools for the Cause” team led by crew chiefs Brian Corradi […]

Brown, Matco Tools’ ‘Tools for the Cause’ team can clinch second NHRA Top Fuel world title this weekend in Las Vegas

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (Oct. 27, 2015) – The only aspect of 2012 Antron Brown doesn’t want to relive from his NHRA Top Fuel world championship season was the drama that carried to the last run of the season. He doesn’t want to stand by helplessly with his Matco Tools/U.S. Army teammates again and watch another driver […]

Round-win streak for Brown, Matco Tools team ends at 14, but they extend championship points lead to 132 near Dallas

ENNIS, Texas (Oct. 18, 2015) – Antron Brown equaled a career best Sunday afternoon near Dallas when the 2012 NHRA Top Fuel champion won his 14th consecutive round of competition in NHRA Mello Yello Series. In doing so, he extended his points lead over DSR teammate Tony Schumacher to 132 points with just two events […]

Brown races to No. 7 seed with Matco’s ‘Tools for the Cause’ dragster, going for fourth straight title Sunday in Countdown

ENNIS, Texas (Oct. 17, 2015) – Antron Brown knows his Matco Tools’ “Tools for the Cause” team have won the first three events in the six-race NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series Countdown to the Championship playoff. He fully understands the importance of Sunday’s championship eliminations in the Fall Nationals at the Texas Motorplex near […]

Brown not looking too far ahead as Matco Tools team delivers red-hot pink Top Fueler to Dallas on record three-race win streak

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (Oct. 13, 2015) – As a standout collegiate sprinter, Antron Brown never looked to the runners in lanes next to him. His mental blinders would keep him focused 100 percent on the reaching the finish line as quickly as possible. That is the 2012 NHRA Top Fuel world champion’s approach to this weekend’s […]

Brown gets career-best seventh win of season for Matco, becomes first in nitro to open Countdown with three wins

MOHNTON, Pa. (Oct. 4, 2015) – It’s been a year of performance milestones for Antron Brown and that trend continued on Sunday at the 31st annual Keystone NHRA Nationals at Maple Grove Raceway near Reading, Pa. Brown and his Matco Tools “Tools for the Cause”/U.S. Army team became the first nitro team in NHRA Countdown […]

Brown goes pink this October to support Matco’s ‘Tools for the Cause’ program benefitting Susan G. Komen’s fight against breast cancer

MOHNTON, Pa. (Oct. 2, 2015) – Antron Brown will debut the fourth edition of the Matco Tools’ “Tools for the Cause” Top Fuel dragster this weekend at Maple Grove Raceway near Reading, Pa., to open the third race in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series Countdown to the Championship playoff. Brown and the Matco […]

Red-hot Brown, Matco team will go pink for Komen this weekend intent to raise points lead, awareness for ‘Tools for the Cause’

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (Sept. 29, 2015) – No one in Top Fuel is hotter than Antron Brown and the Matco Tools team so it’s appropriate that their dragster will be dressed in a hot color for this weekend’s Keystone NHRA Nationals at Maple Grove Raceway near Reading, Pa. Antron has won the past two weekends in […]

Brown, Matco Tools team with Corradi, Oswald wins again; fourth straight at Gateway, 2-for-2 in Countdown playoff

MADISON, Ill. (Sept. 27, 2015) – Two things no one expects Antron Brown to do: lose in St. Louis and be speechless. And the popular driver of Don Schumacher Racing’s Matco Tools/U.S. Army team led by crew chiefs Brian Corradi and Mark Oswald didn’t disappoint those expectations of fans Sunday at Gateway Motorsports Park. Antron […]

Brown intends to have excellent reactions at St. Louis as he goes for fourth straight title in Midwest Nationals

MADISON, Ill. (Sept. 26, 2015) – Antron Brown has proven in his lifelong athletic career that he is quick to react to either the sound of a gun or the flash of a light. And he hopes his stellar reaction to the NHRA Christmas Tree starting system is on display Sunday at Gateway Motorsports Park […]

Brown, Matco Tools team go for fourth straight at Gateway, intend to maintain hold on NHRA Top Fuel Countdown lead

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (Sept 22, 2015) – Antron Brown has so many “home” racetracks that he sometimes loses track of which is which. The native of Chesterfield, N.J., certainly considers the NHRA Mello Yello track in nearby Englishtown as home. He lives with his family in Pittsboro, Ind., so that makes the site of the U.S. […]

Victory by Brown, Matco Top Fuel team near Charlotte gives DSR team points lead after first Countdown race

CONCORD, N.C. (Sept. 20, 2015) – Antron Brown took the Top Fuel points lead Sunday in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing and it came at a very good time after scoring his fifth win of the season on Sunday near Charlotte. The Carolina NHRA Nationals marked the first of six races in the Countdown […]

Matco Tools team with Brown improves to sixth during Saturday qualifying for first championship playoff race near Charlotte

CONCORD, N.C. (Sept. 19, 2015) – When the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series Countdown to the Championship kicked off this weekend at the NHRA Carolina Nationals at zMAX Dragway near Charlotte, Antron Brown knew how crucial every trip down the racetrack would be. After the Matco Tools team led by crew chiefs Brian Corradi […]

Antron puts emphasis on quick start with Matco dragster in this weekend’s opener for six-race Countdown playoff

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (Sept. 16, 2015) – Antron Brown and the Matco Tools Top Fuel dragster team doesn’t want to experience déjà vu all over again. A year ago, Don Schumacher Racing’s Matco/U.S. Army team led by crew chiefs Brian Corradi and Mark Oswald with team manager Brad Mason won five of the 18 event titles […]

Loss to quicker starting-line reaction rare for Brown, but Matco team confident as No. 2 seed for Countdown

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (Sept. 7, 2015) – Antron Brown and the Matco Tools/U.S. Army team were on the cusp of taking the top seed for the upcoming NHRA Countdown to the Championship playoff that starts in two weeks, but the driver known for having the consistently best reaction times in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing […]

Brown aims to reclaim Top Fuel points lead for Matco and add U.S. Nationals title after winning Traxxas Shootout

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (Sept. 6, 2015) – Antron Brown had a brief celebration with family, friends and his Matco Tools/U.S. Army Top Fuel dragster Saturday night but what he wants most is a longer one Monday night upon conclusion of the 61st annual NHRA U.S. Nationals near Indianapolis. Antron and Don Schumacher Racing’s Matco team won […]

Matco Tools team focusses on reclaiming No. 1 position, getting popular driver second U.S. Nationals Top Fuel title

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (Sept. 1, 2015) – Antron Brown is one of only two active Don Schumacher Racing drivers who have left the NHRA U.S. Nationals on Labor Day with most coveted trophy of the Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season. Teammate Tony Schumacher and the U.S. Army team owns a record nine Top Fuel titles […]

Matco Tools team earns 20 points for resetting NHRA time record at Brainerd to narrow gap behind DSR teammate for top spot

BRAINERD, Minn. (Aug. 23, 2015) – Antron Brown and the Matco Tools/U.S. Army team led by crew chiefs Brian Corradi and Mark Oswald didn’t leave Brainerd International Raceway with the winner’s trophy but enjoyed a very successful weekend nonetheless. En route to advancing to the semifinals Sunday, Brown cut into Don Schumacher Racing teammate and […]

Matco Tools dragster qualifies seventh for Sunday’s NHRA Brainerd eliminations as Brown seeks more Top Fuel success at northern track

BRAINERD, Minn. (August 22, 2015) – The Matco Tools team with driver Antron Brown have the ability to adapt to whatever scenarios come their way and they once again proved that during qualifying for the NHRA Nationals at Brainerd International Raceway. Friday qualifying for the Matco Tools team led by the crew chief duo of […]

Brown knows importance of qualifying effort for Matco Tools team, chase continues at Brainerd to catch teammate for Top Fuel lead

BRAINERD, Minn. (Aug. 18, 2015) – Antron Brown usually lets things roll right off his strong back, but the disappointment he felt along with crew chiefs Brian Corradi and Mark Oswald stung deeper when their Matco Tools/U.S. Army Top Fuel dragster had a premature end to the last Mello Yello Drag Racing Series race. But […]

Matco team with Brown clinch a spot in the Countdown playoff, but disappointed with early exit near Seattle to end Western Swing

Kent, Wash. (Aug. 9, 2015) – The Matco Tools/U.S. Army Top Fuel team with driver Antron Brown has clinched a spot in the 10-car NHRA Countdown to the Championship and the team isn’t giving up on regaining the lead in Mello Yello Drag Racing Series standings over the next two events and before the six-race […]

Integrity, honesty are qualities displayed by Brown, Matco team near Seattle to pay off as team looks to win second straight event

Kent, Wash. (Aug. 8, 2015) – A couple keys to a successful, championship sports team are honest communications and admitting if a mistake was made. No team on the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing circuit exhibits those better than Don Schumacher Racing’s Matco Tools/U.S. Army Top Fuel team. And it starts from the top with […]

Brown, Matco Tools dominate Top Fuel in Sonoma Nationals, look to extend hot streak and close Western Swing at Seattle

KENT, Wash. (Aug. 4, 2015) – The Matco Tools/U.S. Army team showed why it led the NHRA Top Fuel standings for most of the year and are ready to reclaim the No. 1 ranking when racing begins Friday in the Northwest NHRA Nationals at Pacific Raceways near Seattle. The Matco team led by crew chiefs […]

Brown, Matco Tools team post dominant showing, earn fourth win of season to equal legend Garlits total of 35 Top Fuel wins

SONOMA, Calif. (Aug. 2, 2015) – It started more than 29 years ago. A young 10-year-old boy saw something that made a lasting impression. When drag racing icon Don Garlits flipped his Top Fuel dragster and climbed out of the cockpit and waved to the fans at Old Bridge Township Raceway Park during the Summernationals, […]

Brown, Matco Tools team earn fifth No. 1 of 2015 NHRA Mello Yello season at Sonoma with fourth quickest Top Fuel run in history

SONOMA, Calif. (Aug. 1, 2015) – As enjoyable it was for Antron Brown and the Matco Tools team to tie for the fourth quickest run in Top Fuel history on Friday night in the NHRA Sonoma Nationals, earning the No. 1 seed has a more lasting value. Antron and the Matco/U.S. Army team led by […]

Matco team intends to put greater emphasis on early qualifying after Brown falls early, loses ground to teammate for Top Fuel lead

SONOMA, Calif. (July 28, 2015) – Antron Brown and the Matco Tools team had a little stumble on Sunday near Denver but he has little concern over the first-round loss at the first stop of the three-race Western Swing that continues this weekend. “Denver didn’t go the way we wanted to, but we learned a […]

Brown, Matco Tools team turn page on Mile-High Nationals, look to repeat previous successes when Swing hits Sonoma

MORRISON, Colo. (July 26, 2015) – Running a 10,000-horsepower, nitromethane-fueled race car at nearly 6,000 feet above sea level is a trying task for NHRA crew chiefs. Probably more difficult than getting batters out at nearby Coors Field. Antron Brown and his Matco Tools/U.S. Army Top Fuel team undoubtedly felt like a starting pitcher for […]

Brown, Matco team didn’t enjoy its best qualifying effort at Denver but good enough to be seeded No. 8 for lane choice on Sunday

MORRISON, Colo. (July 25, 2015) – This weekend’s Mopar Mile-High NHRA Nationals near Denver marks the third consecutive NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series event when Don Schumacher Racing and other teams dealt with evening and night-time qualifying sessions before facing afternoon racing for Sunday’s championship eliminations. That doesn’t lessen the importance of qualifying because […]

Antron hopes to copy daughter Arianna’s success on stage with winning performances in Matco dragster on Western Swing

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (July 21, 2015) – Being a spectator at a major sports event with a loved one competing put Antron Brown in a different position last weekend. The role reversal occurred in Myrtle Beach, S.C., where his daughter, Arianna, 13, was competing in the Starpower International dance competition and her father was the one […]

Brown, Matco Tools team post solid effort at Route 66, looking to peak for Countdown to the Championship on Western Swing

JOLIET, Ill. (July 12, 2015) – Antron Brown and his Matco Tools/U.S. Army Top Fuel team know that a small setback can sometimes lead to a greater result and that was the team’s result on Sunday afternoon at Route 66 Raceway near Chicago. Brown and championship crew led by Brian Corradi and Mark Oswald qualified […]

Matco Tools team earn fourth No. 1 qualifying position of 2015 NHRA Mello Yello season at Route 66 Nationals near Chicago

JOLIET, Ill. (July 11, 2015) –Antron Brown is in a good position to win for the fifth time in the NHRA Route 66 Nationals near Chicago after earning the fourth No. 1 qualifying position of the year with the Matco Tools/U.S. Army Top Fuel dragster team. His top-ranked Don Schumacher Racing team led by crew […]

Matco Tools team with Brown rebound after rare two-race stumble to advance to Norwalk final, alone in first heading to Chicago

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (July 7, 2015) – Antron Brown has proven he can win in the NHRA Route 66 Nationals near Chicago in Joliet, Ill., whether he’s on two wheels or four wheels, and he’s done it often. The current points leader in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series won at Route 66 in Top […]

Brown, Matco Tools team race to fifth final round of 2015 season, leave Norwalk for next weekend’s race near Chicago with points lead

NORWALK, Ohio (July 5, 2015) – Antron Brown and his Matco Tools Top Fuel team, led by Ohio native crew chiefs Brian Corradi and Mark Oswald, extended their points lead in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series Sunday in the ninth annual Summit Racing Equipment Nationals in Norwalk, Ohio. It was another strong weekend […]

Brown, Matco Tools team look for Norwalk repeat from No. 3 spot

NORWALK, Ohio (July 4, 2015) – There is no driver hungrier to win NHRA races than 2012 NHRA Top Fuel champion Antron Brown. The defending winner of the NHRA event at Norwalk, Ohio, feasted on the competition in Northern Ohio last July en route to one of the more important of his 50 NHRA Mello […]

Antron expects Matco Tools team to defend Norwalk title, increase NHRA Top Fuel points lead on special weekend

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (June 30, 2015) – Antron Brown and the Matco Tools/U.S. Army comprise the hottest Top Fuel dragster team this year in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series even if they have been disappointed with their performance at the past two events. But that does not deter Antron and his team’s quest for […]

Antron narrowly holds Top Fuel points lead over DSR teammate after surprising upset in first round at Bristol for Matco Tools team

BRISTOL, Tenn. (June 21, 2015) – Antron Brown and the Matco Tools/U.S. Army team left the NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals Sunday with the Top Fuel championship points lead for the fifth straight NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series event, but it isn’t how they preferred to do that. Antron and the team led by crew […]

Two quick runs moves Brown, Matco Tools points-leading team to No. 6 in Top Fuel in NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals at Bristol

BRISTOL, Tenn. (June 20, 2015) – Two weeks ago, Antron Brown and his Matco Tools/U.S. Army Top Fuel dragster team won for the first time at his home track in New Jersey before family and friends. It was one of the most joyous moments in the career for the 2012 NHRA world champion who currently […]

Brown, Matco Tools team ready to regroup in Thunder Valley and win for first time at a track for second time in three weeks

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (June 17, 2015) – Antron Brown is ready to rediscover the same magic the NHRA Top Fuel points leader found two weeks ago when he won at a track for the first time in his Matco Tools/U.S. Army dragster. He and crew chiefs Brian Corradi and Mark Oswald are ready to check Bristol […]

Brown and the Matco Tools team retain points lead despite early loss at NHRA New England Nationals at Epping

EPPING, N.H. (June 14, 2015) – A famous author once penned about the best of times and the worst of times and that may be a bit dramatic to describe 2012 NHRA champion Antron Brown’s run of late, but what a difference a week does make for the points-leading Matco Tools Top Fuel team on […]

Brown, Matco Tools team miss fourth straight pole, but eye third NHRA win in four races on Sunday at Epping

EPPING, N.H. (June 13, 2015) – Antron Brown made drag racing history last Sunday near where he grew up in central New Jersey by collecting his 50th career NHRA win becoming just the 10th driver in the sport’s history to amass 50 Wally trophies. Brown and his Matco Tools/U.S. Army Top Fuel team dominated the […]

Brown, Matco Tools team already focused on New England after monumentally successful visit to New Jersey by No. 1 team

EPPING, N.H. (June 10, 2015) – Antron Brown is known as one of the most focused drivers in motorsports, and it’s a good thing. The popular driver of Don Schumacher Racing’s Matco Tools/U.S. Army Top Fuel dragster and New Jersey native is coming off one of his biggest and most emotional weekends since becoming a […]

Brown celebrates 50th NHRA win at hometown track in New Jersey as Matco Tools team gives special reason for family celebration

ENGLISHTOWN, N.J. (June 7, 2015) – Emotions and reflection seemed to temper the normally excited Antron Brown after he won his 50th NHRA event title on Sunday within 30 miles of his hometown at Old Bridge Township Raceway Park in Englishtown, N.J., where he was introduced to drag racing when he was a toddler. Winning […]

No. 1 qualifier and Top Fuel points leader Brown ready to drive DSR’s Matco Tools dragster to victory for first time at home track

ENGLISHTOWN, N.J. (June 6, 2015) – There is a home-field advantage in most team sports but racing at home hasn’t worked for Antron Brown since 2008 when the New Jersey native began competing at Old Bridge Township Raceway Park in the NHRA Top Fuel category. Brown and the Matco Tools/U.S. Army team led by crew […]

Top Fuel leader, Matco Tools team take No. 1 spot to Englishtown; Antron goes for 50 where three generations of Browns will race

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (June 2, 2015) – It’s always a special time when Antron Brown returns to his home track in New Jersey for the NHRA Summernationals in the Mello Yello Drag Racing Series. It was where he grew up on weekends while his father, Albert Brown, and uncle, Andre Brown, would race at Old Bridge […]

Trend of tough luck at Topeka continues for Brown, Matco team after Sunday rain delay stalls No. 1 qualifying effort in Kansas

TOPEKA, Kan. (May 24, 2015) – When it rains, it pours was a fitting phrase for the 27th running of the Kanas Nationals this weekend at Heartland Park Topeka. The NHRA Mello Yello Series dodged rain showers and thunderstorms most of the weekend, while Mother Nature literally rained on the parade of 2012 NHRA champion […]

Brown, Matco Tools team hold on for second straight No. 1, look to add two more accomplishments to resume on Sunday

TOPEKA, Kan. (May 23, 2015) – Antron Brown and the Matco Tools/U.S. Army Top Fuel team will start Sunday’s NHRA Kansas Nationals championship eliminations from the No. 1 qualifying position marking the second straight Mello Yello Drag Racing Series event in which the team won the pole. It is Brown’s 39th career No. 1 qualifier […]

Brown, Matco Tools hold top spot for second straight NHRA event

TOPEKA, Kan. (May 22, 2015) – Antron Brown and the Matco Tools/U.S. Army team is on the cusp of winning their second consecutive No. 1 qualifying position after setting a Heartland Park Topeka track record on his last lap Friday night with a time of 3.727 seconds. A combination of temperatures in the 60s under […]

NHRA Top Fuel points leader, recent winner Brown ready to finally drive into Topeka winner’s circle with Matco Tools

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (May 19, 2015) – Antron Brown is going from a track where he has experienced extraordinary success to Heartland Park Topeka for this weekend’s NHRA Kansas Nationals where he has yet to find the winner’s circle. The 2012 NHRA Top Fuel world champion and current points leader in the Mello Yello Drag Racing […]

Teamwork results in second title of season for Brown, Matco team after dominating weekend at Atlanta that reclaims NHRA points lead

COMMERCE, Ga. (May 17, 2015) – The Matco Tools team with driver Antron Brown accomplished a most impressive task throughout three days of the NHRA Southern Nationals at Atlanta Dragway. Led by crew chiefs Brian Corradi and Mark Oswald, the Matco Tools team was the dominant car all weekend in the seventh event of the […]

Brown, Matco Tools/U.S. Army team lead four qualifying sessions in NHRA Southern Nationals at Atlanta to earn first pole of season

COMMERCE, Ga. (May 16, 2015) – Completing a 1,000-foot run in 3.908 seconds in a Top Fuel dragster doesn’t sound like anything to brag about. That was how long it took Antron Brown and the Matco Tools/U.S. Army Top Fuel dragster to complete his first qualifying run Saturday in the heat of the day that […]

Brown, Matco Tools team ready for hot pursuit of reclaiming No. 1 spot when Mello Yello series heads to Atlanta Dragway this week

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (May 12, 2015) – Antron Brown and Don Schumacher Racing teammate Tony Schumacher have treated the top spot in the NHRA Top Fuel standings like a hot potato the past three events in the Mello Yello Drag Racing Series. And heading to this weekend’s NHRA Southern Nationals at Atlanta Dragway in Commerce, Ga., […]

Brown, Matco Tools Top Fuel team continue strange trend in NHRA SpringNationals, drop to third Mello Yello standings

BAYTOWN, Texas (April 26, 2015) – The NHRA Mello Yello Series event near Houston will always be special to Antron Brown. The 2012 NHRA Top Fuel champion scored his first career Top Fuel win at the Baytown track seven years ago. Fast forward to 2015 and Brown has 48 career wins and 32 in the […]

Brown mentors famous actor in Texas for worldwide documentary, focus shifts Sunday to holding points lead, defending title

BAYTOWN, Texas (April 25, 2015) – Chaotic is the best word Antron Brown could come up with to describe his past few weeks but he doesn’t hesitate to say he would do everything all over again. Since taking over the Top Fuel points lead last month near Charlotte in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing […]

Antron warms up for Houston title defense with Matco team after inaugural Toyota Long Beach Grand Prix street race

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (April 21, 2015) – It’s good for Antron Brown to be in Texas this week where he can adjust to a central location after bouncing between his home near Indianapolis and the West Coast four times over the past few weeks. His trip two weeks ago to Las Vegas for an NHRA Mello […]

Matco’s Top Fuel points leader Brown ready to race on the streets of Long Beach Saturday in Toyota Grand Prix Pro/Celebrity event

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (April 16, 2015) – Antron Brown has proven to the world that he’s among the best racing in a straight line and Saturday he gets to show that he’s also good at making right- and left-hand turns. Instead of taking this weekend off from his full-time job driving Don Schumacher Racing’s Matco Tools/U.S. […]

Brown, Matco team get to prepare for warm months ahead despite disappointing Las Vegas finish, but holds points lead

LAS VEGAS (April 12, 2015) – While Antron Brown and his Matco Tools/U.S. Army team didn’t cash in big in Las Vegas, they did gain valuable knowledge that could help them score the ultimate prize at season’s end, a second NHRA Mello Yello world championship. It was an atypical weekend at Las Vegas for the […]

Brown, Matco Tools team hampered by hot Las Vegas but carry Mello Yello points lead into challenging first round on Sunday

LAS VEGAS (April 11, 2015) – Antron Brown won the last NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing series event two weeks ago near Charlotte when weather conditions were in the mid-50s. This weekend at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Antron and the Matco Tools/U.S. Army Top Fuel team led by crew chiefs Brian Corradi […]

Brown earns first event title of 2015 season, takes over points lead with Matco Tools team at Four-Wide Nationals near Charlotte

CONCORD, N.C. (March 29, 2015) – The Matco Tools team pushed the limits during Sunday’s NHRA Four-Wide Nationals at zMAX Dragway near Charlotte and it paid off with the event title that also moved into the championship points lead. But it wasn’t an easy road. In the opening round of Sunday’s eliminations Antron, who qualified […]

Matco Tools Top Fuel team rallies to qualify No. 8 in Four-Wide, places Brown in quad of heavy-hitters for opening round on Sunday

CONCORD, N.C. (March 28, 2015) – Saturday wasn’t a great day for Antron Brown and Don Schumacher Racing’s Matco Tools/U.S. Army Top Fuel team, but it was good enough to qualify in the top half of the field for the sixth annual NHRA Four-Wide Nationals zMAX Dragway near Charlotte Motor Speedway. Antron and his Matco […]

Antron, DSR Top Fuel drivers dominant at zMAX Dragway, new racing surface for Four-Wide Nationals throws a curve

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (March 24, 2015) – Antron Brown and the Matco Tools Top Fuel dragster team along with Don Schumacher Racing teammates have enjoyed eight successful outings at zMax Dragway near Charlotte Motor Speedway. Antron returns to this weekend’s NHRA Four-Wide Nationals as the defending Top Fuel champion in the world’s only four-lane drag race, […]

Brown optimistic over Matco team’s semifinals finish in Gatornationals before heading to Four-Wide Nationals to defend his Top Fuel title

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (March 15, 2015) – There’s nothing like winning, but 2012 NHRA Top Fuel world champion and his Matco Tools/U.S. Army team have the perfect view of a bigger picture. Antron and the Don Schumacher Racing team led by crew chiefs Brian Corradi and Mark Oswald advanced the semifinals of the 46th annual NHRA […]

Rough start at historic NHRA Gatornationals in Gainesville fueled world championship career for DSR’s Matco Tools Top Fuel driver

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (March 10, 2015) – Growing up in New Jersey, the state of California seemed like a world away for Antron Brown. So in his opinion, the professional drag racing season opens this weekend with the 46th annual NHRA Gatornationals at Gainesville, Fla. When the Mello Yello Drag Racing Series event begins Friday it […]

Brown reaches semifinals of NHRA Mello Yello eliminations near Phoenix with strong performance from Matco Tools dragster

CHANDLER, Ariz. (Feb. 22, 2015) – Every race team wants to win whenever they put a car on the track and ignite the engine, but Antron Brown’s crew chiefs for his Matco Tools Top Fuel dragster take a broader approach. Brian Corradi and Mark Oswald understand it’s a 24-race Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season […]

Brown qualifies No. 5 near Phoenix as Matco Tools team is ready to visit the NHRA Mello Yello winner’s circle for second straight year

CHANDLER, Ariz. (Feb. 21, 2015) – Antron Brown and the Matco Tools/U.S. Army team is intent on defending the title it won a year ago at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park near Phoenix. And the 2012 NHRA Top Fuel world champion, who won a series-best six event titles last season, feels good about his chance […]

Annual visit to Matco Expo provides Top Fuel champ with boost heading to Phoenix to defend title with Matco distributors on board

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (Feb. 17, 2015) – Many from east of the Mississippi travel to Phoenix this month to get away from freezing temperatures and snow. Antron Brown doesn’t mind a weekend in the 70s under sunny skies, but he mainly heads west to win, and he’s done that frequently driving his Matco Tools Top Fuel […]

NHRA CHAMPIONS ANTRON BROWN TO VISIT STUDENTS AT WESTERN TECHNICAL COLLEGE ON FEBRUARY 25

NHRA CHAMPIONS ANTRON BROWN AND JACK BECKMAN TO VISIT STUDENTS AT WESTERN TECHNICAL COLLEGE ON FEBRUARY 25 EL PASO, Texas (Feb. 11, 2015) – Antron Brown, 2012 NHRA Top Fuel world champion and driver of the Don Schumacher Racing-owned Matco Tools dragster, will visit Western Technical College in El Paso, Texas for the seventh consecuitive […]

Matco Tools team make big improvements after Winternationals qualifying, Brown goes to the championship round to open NHRA season

POMONA, Calif. (Feb. 8, 2015) – The Matco Tools/U.S Army team’s priorities at NHRA events is first to qualify for championship eliminations while learning wheat its 10,000-horsepower Top Fuel dragster needs to win championship eliminations. A year ago at the NHRA Circle K Winternationals, 2012 world championship driver Antron Brown qualified third but was upset […]

Brown eager to get out of the gate quickly at Winternationals to start winning streak at fabled Auto Club Raceway at Pomona

POMONA, Calif. (Feb. 7, 2015) – A former Olympic class sprinter, Antron Brown knows the importance of getting off to a fast start. But a year ago at the NHRA Circle K Nationals at Pomona, Calif., Antron and the Matco Tools Top Fuel team qualified third before getting upset in the first round. Despite that […]

Off-season productive for Antron, Matco Tools team as Mello Yello season opens Friday with NHRA Winternationals at Pomona

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (Feb. 3, 2015) – Antron Brown and his family enjoyed their favorite time of the year during the past two months away from the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series circuit. In addition to a wonderful holiday season at home, Antron spent a few days racing his radio-controlled boats in Louisiana before attending […]

Brown, Matco Tools team finish season with semifinals run and stellar performance at Pomona aiming for title in 2015

POMONA, Calif. (Nov. 16, 2014) – Antron Brown and his Matco Tools Top Fuel team won a category-best six NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series races in 2014. While the Countdown to the Champion didn’t go the way the 2012 NHRA champions expected, the team finished the 2014 season with a solid weekend at the […]

Brown, Matco Tools team qualify second at Pomona in quest of seventh title in NHRA Mello Yello season

POMONA, Calif. (Nov. 15, 2014) – It took a track-record run to keep Antron Brown and the Matco Tools from winning the No. 1 qualifying position for Sunday’s championship eliminations in the NHRA AAA Auto Club Nationals at Pomona, Calif. Antron’s best run in qualifying was his last when the dragster tuned by Brian Corradi […]

Best-ever seventh title awaits Antron, Matco Tools dragster team to close Mello Yello season after Las Vegas test’s 3.726-run

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (Nov. 11, 2014) – Antron Brown and the Matco Tools team have contributed greatly to a dominating season by Don Schumacher Racing’s three Top Fuel dragster teams in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season. DSR is on the verge of winning its 12th NHRA world championship and ninth in Top Fuel […]

Early Toyota Nationals exit at Las Vegas Motor Speedway ends 2014 championship hopes for Brown, Matco Tools team

LAS VEGAS (Nov. 2, 2014) – The NHRA Toyota Nationals didn’t turn out the way it did a year ago for Antron Brown and the Matco Tools “Tools for the Cause” Top Fuel dragster. Last year, Antron left with the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series event title but on Sunday his first-round loss ended […]

Antron dramatic with last session effort to help Matco Tools ‘I Drive For’ breast cancer awareness cause at Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS (Nov. 1, 2014) – Antron Brown and the Matco Tools “Tools for the Cause” didn’t plan on being worthy of a theatrical production at Las Vegas during the NHRA Toyota Nationals but it sure played out that way. Antron needed the last of four qualifying sessions to earn the opportunity to defend his […]

Antron motivated for Las Vegas trip to win career best seventh title of year and to race for Susan G. Komen, breast cancer awareness

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (Oct. 28, 2014) – Antron Brown and his Matco Tools “Tools for the Cause” Top Fuel team know it’s an uphill battle for them to win their second world championship in three years. But the Don Schumacher Racing team has a lot on the line when racing begins Friday in the NHRA Toyota […]

Brown, Matco Tools ‘Tools for the Cause’ team loses early at Maple Grove Raceway, championship faces steep hill

MOHNTON, Pa. (Oct. 5, 2014) – It certainly wasn’t the homecoming Antron Brown and his contingent of family, friends and fans wanted on Sunday at Maple Grove Raceway near Reading, Pa. His first-round upset loss in the NHRA Nationals on a crisp, sunny day was a major blow for Antron and the Matco Tools “Tools […]

Antron, Matco Tools ‘Tools for the Cause’ team warm up for cool Sunday of Countdown eliminations at Maple Grove

MOHNTON, Pa. (Oct. 4, 2014) – Antron Brown always is busy with fans and friends when competing at NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series events, but when he races at Maple Grove Raceway near Reading, Pa., his routine is off the chart. It’s one of two events on the circuit close to his home near […]

Matco Tools team driving for more than victory at Maple Grove; ‘Tools for the Cause’ program honors those affected by breast cancer

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (Sept. 30, 2014) – Antron Brown never lacks for drive but he will arrive at Maple Grove Raceway near Reading, Pa., in ultra high gear. He fresh off his sixth NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series event title with his Matco Tools Top Fuel dragster team that got them back in the race […]

Brown, Matco Tools team use third straight Gateway title to get back into Countdown hunt for another world title

MADISON, Ill. (Sept. 28, 2014) – Antron Brown and the Matco Tools team led by crew chiefs Brian Corradi and Mark Oswald with assistant Brad Mason know how to snap an ugly streak. After winning five NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series titles before starting the six-race Countdown to the Championship playoff two weeks ago, […]

Brown rebounds with Matco Tools team to qualify sixth in Midwest Nationals near St. Louis, ready to win rounds

MADISON, Ill. (Sept. 27, 2014) – Antron Brown snapped one streak and is eager to snap another. When Antron and the Matco Tools Top Fuel dragster team qualified sixth for Sunday’s championship eliminations of the NHRA Midwest Nationals at Gateway Motorsports Park near St. Louis, it marked the first time in four events that the […]

Antron knows St. Louis is right time to start turnaround in Matco Tools dragster during third round of Countdown

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (Sept. 23, 2014) – The 2012 NHRA Top Fuel world championship Matco Tools racing team believe you make your own luck, but it would be understandable if it joined with driver Antron Brown in chanting “if we didn’t have bad luck we wouldn’t have any luck at all.” After winning five of this […]

Disappointing streak not deterring Brown, Matco Tools team from aiming for second world championship in three years

ENNIS, Texas (Sept. 21, 2014) – This isn’t how Antron Brown and the Matco Tools Top Fuel dragster team wanted to go about winning their second NHRA world championship in three years. But if any team can rebound over the last of four events in the six-race NHRA Countdown to the Championship it is the […]

Brown, Matco Tools team continue to improve in qualifying, ready to progress Sunday in Texas during Texas eliminations

ENNIS, Texas (Sept. 20, 2014) – Antron Brown and the Matco Tools Top Fuel dragster team were able to escape a dramatic scenario when they worked there way up to the No. 13 qualifying position on the strength of a 3.874-second run at 316.45 mph in the next-to-last session qualifying session in the NHRA FallNationals […]

Disappointing Countdown opener won’t slow Brown’s charge in Texas with Matco Tools team when Mello Yello playoff resumes this weekend

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (Sept. 16, 2014) – Antron Brown and the Matco Tools Top Fuel dragster team at Don Schumacher Racing, unfortunately, will only have one NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series event title to worry about when the series arrives at the Texas Motorplex near Dallas this week. Antron entered the six-race Countdown to the […]

Disappointing first-round loss to open NHRA Countdown near Charlotte leaves Brown, Matco Tools team eager for this week’s trip to Dallas race

CONCORD, N.C. (Sept. 14, 2014) – Antron Brown couldn’t be more ready to get to Dallas this week for the second round of the NHRA Countdown to the Championship. The driver of the Matco Tools Top Fuel dragster led by crew chiefs Brian Corradi and Mark Oswald made five passes during the NHRA Carolina Nationals […]

Brown qualifies Matco Tools dragster No. 9 at Charlotte, to open Countdown against DSR teammate Massey Sunday

CONCORD, N.C. (Sept. 13, 2014) – All 10 drivers competing in NHRA’s Countdown to the Championship six-race playoff know that sooner or later they’ll face off against another Countdown car. So, if the goal is to win rounds en route to the 2014 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series championship, why not beat them early […]

Matco Tools team cures U.S. Nationals malady in time to start Countdown to the Championship ranked No. 2

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (Sept. 9, 2014) – One of the last developments Antron Brown and the Matco Tools Top Fuel dragster team wanted two weeks ago at the biggest drag race of the season was its worst qualifying effort through 18 events and a first-round loss within 10 miles of where Antron and nearly all of […]

Maple Grove Raceway offers drag racing fans the opportunity to join Don Schumacher Racing on Oct. 3 during NHRA Nationals

MOHNTON, Pa. — Maple Grove Raceway and Don Schumacher Racing (DSR) once again have partnered to offer NHRA fans an unparalleled hospitality experience on Friday, Oct. 3 — the opening day of pro qualifying for the NHRA Nationals. The NHRA Nationals is the fourth race in the six-event NHRA Countdown to the Championship playoffs for […]

Brown, Matco Tools end NHRA’s regular season at No. 2, shift focus to Countdown, second Top Fuel championship

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (Sept. 1, 2014) – It was a successful regular season for Antron Brown and Don Schumacher Racing’s Matco Tools Top Fuel team. The Matco bunch won a category-best five races during the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series’ 18-race regular season, along with receiving a multi-year contract extension with Matco. Now, the team […]

Brown, Matco Tools dramatically qualify in last session to earn spot in NHRA U.S. Nationals quickest ever field

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (Aug. 31, 2014) – Antron Brown has been subjected to countless different emotions in his nearly 17 years as a racer on the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, but Sunday afternoon at Lucas Oil Raceway near Indianapolis was among the most tense. The three-time winner of drag racing’s most prestigious Wally trophy, […]

Brown goes for fourth U.S. Nationals title while Matco Tools team not giving up on leading regular season to be No. 1 into Countdown

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (Aug. 26, 2014) – Antron Brown and his Matco Tools Top Fuel dragster team want nothing more than to win this weekend’s 60th annual U.S. Nationals at Lucas Oil Raceway near Indianapolis. Considering the track is within 2 miles of Don Schumacher Racing headquarters and he lives a few miles away in Pittsboro, […]

Antron Brown and Matco Tools continue ‘Tools for the Cause’ campaign to drive awareness and resources for Susan G. Komen

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (Aug. 25, 2014) – Antron Brown and Don Schumacher Racing’s Matco Tools Top Fuel team will again race for a cause more important than NHRA Wally trophies this October, helping raise awareness and funds for Susan G. Komen ® during national breast cancer awareness month. Building on the momentum of the Matco Tools […]

Brown, Matco Tools team post another strong showing at Brainerd, look forward to bigger things at prestigious U.S. Nationals

BRAINERD, Minn. (Aug. 17, 2014) – Antron Brown continued to rack up round wins at Brainerd International Raceway on Sunday. The Matco Tools flagship driver advanced to the semifinals for the ninth time in 17 races this season as Brown continues to hold second-place in the NHRA Mello Yello Series standings. A day after earning […]

Antron Brown, Matco Tools team save best for last, earn third pole of season on Saturday at Brainerd in penultimate regular-season race

BRAINERD, Minn. (Aug. 16, 2014) – The always energetic Antron Brown has a flair for the dramatic. Brown and his Matco Tools team took advantage of late afternoon cloud cover in central Minnesota to claim his 37th career No. 1 qualifying position on the final Top Fuel pass of the day. Brown, whose Brian Corradi […]

Brown, Matco Tools Top Fuel team warms up for Minnesota with exhibition race at Norwalk, ready to catch NHRA points leader

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (Aug. 12, 2014) – Antron Brown and the Matco Tools Top Fuel team did nearly everything they could at the last NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series event to take over the points lead. Antron advanced to his seventh championship round but was stopped from gaining what would have been his series-best sixth […]

NAPA’s Capps, Matco Tools’ Brown to spend their off weekend match-racing in ‘Night Under Fire’ special event at Norwalk, Ohio

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (Aug. 7, 2014) – Don Schumacher Racing will compete in the country’s biggest special drag racing event of the year when its NAPA AUTO PARTS and Matco Tools team head to Northern Ohio to compete in Saturday night’s “Night Under Fire” at Summit Motorsports Park at Norwalk, Ohio. Antron Brown and his Matco […]

Antron’s Sandvik Coromant/Matco Tools team rallies after subpar qualifying performance to advance to Seattle championship round

KENT, Wash. (Aug. 3, 2014) – Antron Brown and the Sandvik Coromant/Matco Tools team wanted something more Sunday than their sixth title of the year in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series. Antron and his team led by crew chiefs Brian Corradi and Mark Oswald have been chasing the points lead since losing it […]

Brown, Sandvik/Matco Tools team qualify No. 12 at Seattle, running out of time to overtake Mello Yello Top Fuel points leader

KENT, Wash. (Aug. 2, 2014) – Antron Brown and the Sandvik Coromant/Matco Tools Top Fuel dragster are still chasing the points lead in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series standings and to gain ground on Doug Kalitta the team led by crew chiefs Brian Corradi and Mark Oswald will have to improve on Sunday. […]

Antron has 30 big reasons why his Matco Tools team wants to end regular season with Mello Yello points lead

SEATTLE (July 29, 2014) – Antron Brown and the Matco Tools have three NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series events left to claim the No. 1 spot in the standings, and he can think of 30 good reasons to reach that goal. When the top-10 in points are finalized upon conclusion of the Mello Yello […]

Antron’s first-round upset to DSR teammate slows but doesn’t stall Matco Tools team’s intent to catch Top Fuel points leader

SONOMA, Calif. (July 27, 2014) – An opening-round loss Sunday in the Sonoma NHRA Nationals could have been disastrous for Antron Brown’s climb to the top of the Mello Yello Drag Racing Series standings, but fortunately for his Matco Tools team the man he is chasing lost in the second round. Antron, who started the […]

Solid qualifying runs by Antron, Matco Tools team set up race against teammate at Sonoma in quest to catch top spot in points

SONOMA, Calif. (July 26, 2014) – Antron Brown and the Matco Tools Top Fuel team are chipping away at the deficit that is keeping them out of the points lead in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series standings. A week ago the second-ranked team led by crew chiefs Brian Corradi and Mark Oswald knocked […]

NHRA Champ Antron Brown, Sandvik/Matco Tools Dragster to Visit LeMay Car Museum on July 30

TACOMA, Wash. (July 25, 2014) – NHRA Top Fuel champion Antron Brown and his Sandvik/Matco Tools Top Fuel dragster will visit LeMay – America’s Car Museum (ACM) on Wednesday, July 30, before competing at Pacific Raceways, Aug. 1-3. Brown, who will campaign a one-off Sandvik Coromont Top Fuel dragster during the NHRA Northwest Nationals at […]

Antron knocks off leader near Denver to narrow gap heading to Sonoma stop this weekend on Mello Yello ‘Western Swing’

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (July 22, 2014) – Antron Brown won the most important race he and his Matco Tools Top Fuel team faced on Sunday in the mile-high altitude of Bandimere Speedway near Denver. He was paired with points-leader Doug Kalitta in the opening round and Antron’s quicker reaction time at the starting line enabled his […]

Brown’s reaction moves Matco Tools team closer to No. 1 spot but second-round upset at Mile-High Nationals stops more gains

MORRISON, Colo. (July 20, 2014) – Antron Brown and the Matco Tools team started perfectly Sunday at Bandimere Speedway in the Mile-High NHRA Nationals near Denver. Antron, who leads the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series with five event titles this season, started the day ranked second in season points to Doug Kalitta, who led […]

Matco Tools team with Brown focused on winning first round in Sunday’s Mile-High Nationals at Bandimere Speedway

MORRISON, Colo. (July 19, 2014) – The hottest NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series Top Fuel team will try to take their success to the highest level on Sunday during the Mile-High NHRA Nationals at Bandimere Speedway near Denver. The picturesque track lives up to its moniker as it’s situated on the side of a […]

Matco Tools team, Brown continue to show poise, championship form on two-race winning streak heading to Denver

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (July 15, 2014) – Antron Brown is one of only eight NHRA drivers whose teams can boast of sweeping the annual Western Swing. The grueling three-race, 5,400-mile journey in three weeks begins this weekend near Denver then heads to Sonoma, Calif., before concluding near Seattle on Aug. 3. It takes an exceptional race […]

Brown gets NHRA-best fifth win of year Sunday at Norwalk near sponsor Matco’s headquarters to close in on top spot

NORWALK, Ohio (July 6, 2014) – It was only fitting that the red, white and blue colored Matco Tools Top Fuel dragster of Antron Brown scored the event trophy from the Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals on the Fourth of July weekend. The cherry on top of the ice cream that the northern Ohio facility […]

Brown, Matco team get first taste of weekend’s daytime racing when eliminations begin Sunday at Norwalk for NHRA Nationals

NORWALK, Ohio (July 5, 2014) – Crew chiefs Brian Corradi and Mark Oswald, both of Ohio, won’t be the only ones on the Matco Tools team facing big adjustments when championship eliminations begin Sunday in the Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals in northern Ohio. After the four qualifying sessions were held between 5 and 10 […]

Brown’s 500th round win helps Matco Tools team get to winner’s circle for fourth time this season, heads to Norwalk to start second half

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (July 1, 2014) – Antron Brown celebrated the only way he knows after reaching his milestone 500th eliminations round victory in the semifinals Sunday near Chicago. The popular driver of the Matco Tools Top Fuel dragster went on to add his 501st in his fifth championship round of the NHRA Mello Yello Drag […]

Matco Tools, Don Schumacher Racing announce multi-year extension with Brown at wheel of Matco Tools dragster

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (June 30, 2014) – Matco Tools, a manufacturer and distributor of high-quality automotive technician tools and equipment products, and Don Schumacher Racing announced today that their marketing sponsorship is being extended with a multiyear agreement. This year marks the 14th season in which Matco Tools has been DSR’s Official Tool Supplier in the […]

Brown earns 500th career NHRA round win en route to fourth NHRA Mello Yello Series title of 2014 in Route 66 NHRA Nationals

JOLIET, Ill. (June 29, 2014) – It was a milestone day for Don Schumacher Racing in the backyard of its team owner led by Antron Brown who raced his Matco Tools dragster to its fourth win of the 2014 NHRA Mello Yello Series season. Brown, who qualified the Matco rail in the No. 3 spot […]

Brown pleased with pole-winning Matco Tools team at Epping despite fourth loss in 11 Mello Yello events to DSR teammates

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (June 24, 2014) – Antron Brown loves the way his Matco Tools Top Fuel dragster is performing as the Don Schumacher Racing team heads to Joliet, Ill., for this weekend’s NHRA Route 66 Nationals that marks the midway point of the 24-race Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season. “That was only the second […]

Brown, Matco Tools team hope for better fortunes next weekend at Joliet after tough loss at Epping

EPPING, N.H. (June 22, 2014) – Antron Brown and his Matco Tools Top Fuel team hope that persistence does indeed pay off. A day after earning his 36th career No. 1 qualifying award, the 2012 NHRA Top Fuel champion saw his day end in the second round to DSR and U.S. Army Racing teammate Tony […]

Brown powers Matco Tools dragster to second No. 1 qualifying award of season Saturday at New England Dragway

EPPING, N.H. (June 21, 2014) – Antron Brown earned his second No. 1 qualifying position of the 2014 NHRA season Saturday afternoon at New England Dragway. The 2012 NHRA Top Fuel champion used a track record elapsed time of 3.770-seconds to earn the 36th top qualifier award of his decorated career. Brown’s pole-winning pass came […]

Brown, Matco Tools team take an even better Matco Tools dragster to New England Nationals after new car goes to Bristol semifinals

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (June 17, 2014) – Antron Brown and the Matco Tools Top Fuel dragster team used a unique way to shakedown the first runs with its newest Don Schumacher Racing dragster. Crew chiefs Brian Corradi and Mark Oswald “multi-tasked” during last weekend’s NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series event at Bristol, Tenn., to check […]

Brown races to semifinals Sunday at Bristol, spends Father’s Day weekend with daughter, Arianna, at Thunder Valley Nationals

BRISTOL, Tenn. (June 15, 2014) – Antron Brown, a three-time winner this season in his Matco Tools dragster, raced to a semifinal finish on Sunday during the Thunder Valley Nationals at scenic Bristol Dragway. Despite coming up one round shy of a fifth final round appearance this season, the 2012 NHRA Top Fuel champion spent […]

Brown, Matco Tools team ready for new winning streak with new dragster this weekend in Bristol’s Thunder Valley

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (June 10, 2014) – Antron Brown and his Matco Tools team led by crew chiefs Brian Corradi and Mark Oswald are ready to turn the next four events in their favor starting with this weekend’s NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals at Bristol Dragway in Tennessee. A year ago during the same stretch that included […]

Disappointing qualifying performance contributes to Brown’s loss to DSR teammate Schumacher in first round of Summernationals

ENGLISHTOWN, N.J. (June 1, 2014) – There were only slight slivers of a silver lining for Antron Brown at his hometown track Sunday during the 45th annual NHRA Summernationals at Englishtown, N.J. He was able to maintain the No. 2 spot in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series standings despite losing to Don Schumacher […]

Englishtown filled with special memories for New Jersey native Brown but Top Fuel title in Summernationals still not on resume

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (May 27, 2014) – Antron Brown’s first memories of racing at Old Bridge Township Raceway Park at Englishtown, N.J., are of flying over hills and bounding along on his motorcycle as an 11-year-old motocross racer. Back then he still was looking ahead to being on the dragstrip where he had watched his father, […]

Rare first-round loss sidelines Brown, Matco Tools at Topeka but will be ranked No. 2 upon arrival in home state on Friday

TOPEKA, Kan. (May 25, 2014) – Heartland Park Topeka remains one of only five NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series tracks where Antron Brown hasn’t won an event title. He also hasn’t advanced past the semifinals of the Kansas Nationals. That unfortunate streak remains after Antron and the Matco Tools team lost in the first […]

Much need reprieve from rain help Brown, Matco Tools team move up in qualifying for Sunday’s NHRA Kansas Nationals

TOPEKA, Kan. (May 24, 2014) – None of Don Schumacher Racing’s seven teams needed a break in the rain Saturday in the NHRA Kansas Nationals at Heartland Park Topeka more than Antron Brown and the Matco Tools team. Evening rained washed out the second of two sessions on Friday and rain throughout Saturday morning delayed […]

Brown, Matco Tools team looking for race day success at Topeka

TOPEKA, Kan. (May 21, 2014) – Antron Brown has tasted success at Heartland Park Topeka. Just not on race day. The 44-time NHRA winner, who has an average qualifying position of 2.86 in seven races this season, is a three-time pole winner at Heartland Park. Yet he has never advanced further than the semifinals and […]

Monday’s semifinal loss doesn’t deter from grit shown by Brown, Matco Tools team as Mello Yello Series heads to Topeka

COMMERCE, Ga. (May 19, 2014) – The extended weekend at Atlanta Dragway will rank among the most memorable NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series events for Antron Brown. And all things considered, losing in Monday’s rain-delayed championship eliminations in the semifinals was disappointing but paled when compared to other events that occurred to the Matco […]

Brown, Matco Tools team rebounds to No. 3 after Friday crash with winning back-up car at the NHRA Southern Nationals

COMMERCE, Ga. (May 17, 2014) – There are easier ways for a racer to qualify for championship eliminations of an NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series event than how Antron Brown and the Matco Tools team advanced to racing Sunday in the Southern Nationals at Atlanta Dragway. Moments after Antron passed the finish line Friday […]

Antron escapes uninjured from horrific crash on last run Friday that puts Matco Tools team No. 2 at Atlanta

COMMERCE, Ga. (May 16, 2014) – Antron Brown qualified No. 2 Friday night near Atlanta for the NHRA Southern Nationals, but it wasn’t the way he preferred doing it. Moments after completing his second qualifying run in the Matco Tools Top Fuel dragster, the current NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series points leader was shutting […]

Top Fuel points leader Brown, Matco Tools team return to Atlanta on hot streak but with some short-term memory

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (May 13, 2014) – Successful drivers and crew chiefs in any form of motorsports share exceptional memories for nuances of tracks, weather conditions and past performances. Antron Brown and his Matco Tools Top Fuel dragster team led by crew chiefs Brian Corradi and Mark Oswald have impeccable abilities of recall except when it […]

Brown, Matco Tools Top Fuel team continue to be class of NHRA field, score third win in six races in 2014, takeover points lead

BAYTOWN, Texas (April 27, 2014) – Antron Brown’s characteristic smile sparkles just a bit brighter these days. The 2012 NHRA Top Fuel champion carded his category-best third win in six races this season Sunday at the 27th running of the NHRA SpringNationals near Houston. “It was very draining this weekend here at Houston,” Brown said […]

Brown, Matco Tools team save best lap for last, qualify in No. 2 spot at steamy NHRA SpringNationals

BAYTOWN, Texas (April 26, 2014) – Having spent time living in the deep south, Antron Brown is familiar to the Bayou’s boiling conditions. The 2012 NHRA Top Fuel champion, who called Louisiana home for two years before relocating to the Indianapolis area, knows how challenging wet, humid settings near the Gulf can make racing the […]

Antron, Matco Tools team close in on Top Fuel points lead after winning Four-Wide title for the 43rd of his NHRA career

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (April 22, 2014) – Antron Brown and the Matco Tools Top Fuel team have pulled to within 25 points of leader Doug Kalitta in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series standings heading to this weekend’s event near Houston. The 2012 Top Fuel world champion used his incredible reaction time to win the […]

Brown’s reaction superb to send Matco Tools Top Fueler to second title of the season at zMAX Dragway in Four-Wide

CONCORD, N.C. (April 13, 2014) – Antron Brown used his world-class reactions to earn his second NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series title of the season by reacting quicker at the starting line to win the NHRA Four-Wide Nationals title Sunday at zMAX Dragway near Charlotte Motor Speedway. Brown’s 43rd NHRA event title and the […]

Brown, Matco team best in both Saturday qualifying sessions after a visit from NFL star Smith at the Four-Wide Nationals

CONCORD, N.C. (April 11, 2014) – Antron Brown and the Matco Tools Top Fuel team were a little distracted Friday on opening day of the NHRA Four-Wide Nationals near Charlotte Motor Speedway but it was well worth it for Antron and the Mello Yello Drag Racing Series. Three-time All-Pro NFL wide receiver Steve Smith and […]

Brown ready to check into ‘Bellagio’ and take Matco Tools team to its first NHRA title in Four-Wide Nationals near Charlotte

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (April 8, 2014) – The only complaint 2012 Top Fuel world champion Antron Brown has about the NHRA Four-Wide Nationals is that he hasn’t won it yet. Antron, who has won the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series title at zMAX Dragway in the fall event of 2011 and was runner-up in 2008, […]

Hot streak continues for Brown’s Matco Tools team on Sunday at NHRA eliminations in Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS (March 30, 2014) – The hottest Top Fuel team in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series continued its successful streak during Sunday’s championship eliminations in the NHRA Summitracing.com Nationals at Las Vegas. Antron Brown’s Matco Tools Top Fuel dragster with crew chiefs Brian Corradi and Mark Oswald unleashed a track record 3.758-second […]

Brown, Matco Tools team shoots to second straight pole at Las Vegas spring race, look for efficient Sunday in eliminations

LAS VEGAS (March 29, 2014) – Antron Brown and his Matco Tools Top Fuel team would like to extend at winning streak at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway Sunday after championship eliminations of the NHRA SummitRacing.com Nationals. And they took a step toward that by winning their second straight pole in the Las […]

Second-ranked Brown, Matco team take Mello Yello hot steak to Las Vegas where he won fall race, was runner-up last spring

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (March 25, 2014) – Antron Brown and Matco Tools team have the hottest Top Fuel dragster in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series heading this weekend to Las Vegas where he’s been able to turn the wick a little higher. Antron, the 2012 NHRA Top Fuel world champion and runner-up for the […]

Brown drives Matco Tools Top Fuel team to second final round in three Mello Yello events, moves up to second in standings

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (March 16, 2014) – Antron Brown and the Matco Tools team advanced to its second championship round of Top Fuel eliminations in the first three events of the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season, and despite coming up a little short Sunday at Gainesville, Fla., he moved up to second in the […]

Antron, Match team bolt to No. 2 seed with last qualifying run heading to Sunday’s Gatornationals championship eliminations

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (March 15, 2014) – Antron Brown and his Matco Tools team led by crew chiefs Brian Corradi and Mark Oswald could pull off a unique double on Sunday during championship eliminations of the 45th annual NHRA Gatornationals at Gainesville, Fla. The 2012 Top Fuel world champions that finished second in the championship running […]

Antron, Matco team look to defend Gatornationals title riding momentum after taking Phoenix title two weeks ago

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (March 11, 2014) – Losing in the opening round of the season at Pomona, Calif., certainly wasn’t how Antron Brown and his Matco Tools team wanted to start the 2014 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season. But the team led by crew chiefs Brian Corradi and Mark Oswald, along with the rest […]

DSR’s Brown looks beyond popularity of opponent, posts 42nd NHRA event title, third at Phoenix for Matco Tools team

CHANDLER, Ariz. (Feb. 23, 2014) – Antron Brown is a fan favorite at NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series events throughout the country but Sunday the crowd at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park near Phoenix might have been pulling for his opponent in the championship round. Antron and his Matco Tools team faced Brittany Force, […]

Matco Tools team pushes Antron to No. 5 seed heading to Sunday’s Mello Yello championship eliminations near Phoenix

CHANDLER, Ariz. (Feb. 22, 2014) – Antron Brown feels pretty good about the momentum his Matco Tools Top Fuel team will carry into championship eliminations Sunday in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series national event near Phoenix. Antron with crew chiefs Brian Corradi and Mark Oswald had the second quickest dragster in Saturday’s last […]

Brown ready to plow through Top Fuel competition when DSR’s Matco team heads west for Phoenix race

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (Feb. 18, 2014) – Antron Brown’s physical fitness routine is one of the most demanding of any professional race car driver, and the past few weeks he’s upped his workout to suit the record-breaking winter near his home in Pittsboro, Ind., outside Indianapolis. Anton has logged nearly as many runs on his snow […]

Matco family will ease Brown’s disappointment over Pomona loss when he arrives Sunday for annual Matco Tools Expo in Texas

POMONA, Calif. (Feb. 9, 2014) – On rare occasions when Antron Brown’s day ends in the opening round of an NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series event he’s eager to hop a plane and rush home to be with his family in Pittsboro, Ind. When the 2012 Top Fuel world champion was eliminated Sunday in […]

Brown, Matco team keeps last year’s shortened Winternationals in the past, ready for better start Sunday after qualifying third

POMONA, Calif. (Feb. 8, 2014) – Antron Brown insists he only looks forward and never back but it’s hard for him to put last year’s Circle K NHRA Winternationals out of mind. The 2012 NHRA Top Fuel world champion for Don Schumacher Racing won his quarterfinal race at Pomona, Calif., a year ago but crashed […]

Brown and Matco Tools team flash championship form as 2014 testing wraps up at PRO Winter Warm-up in South Florida

JUPITER, Fla. (Jan. 18, 2014) – Antron Brown is often found flaunting a bright smile and that certainly was the case Saturday at Palm Beach International Raceway as the Matco Tools driver flashed the form that saw the popular racer win the 2012 NHRA Top Fuel crown. The 41-time NHRA winner made four laps at 3.770-seconds or […]

Brown leads Team DSR on Day One of PRO Winter Warm-up in South Florida

JUPITER, Fla. (Jan. 17, 2014) – Antron Brown and the Matco Tools Top Fuel team continued the strong performance that saw the 2012 NHRA champ vault to a second-place finish late last season as the 25-time NHRA Top Fuel winner posted impressive laps of 3.770 and 3.735 seconds. Brown’s 3.735 was second only to defending […]

Antron Brown’s Matco Tools ‘Tools for the Cause’ items to be auctioned on eBay, all proceeds to benefit Susan G. Komen

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (Nov. 25, 2013) – For the second year NHRA Top Fuel driver Antron Brown and sponsor Matco Tools teamed up to increase breast cancer awareness through the “Tools for the Cause” campaign and raise funds for Susan G. Komen®. The 2012 NHRA Top Fuel champion’s 10,000-horsepower Don Schumacher Racing dragster supported the cause […]

Antron Brown News

For Antron Brown and the Matco Tools team led by crew chiefs Brian Corradi and Mark Oswald with assistant Brad Mason, their hot streaks occurred early in the year and over the last four events. The 2013 season opened with Brown’s dragster being destroyed by a horrific crash at the Pomona finish line but the […]

Brown, Cowie honored by CompetitionPlus.com

Top Fuel world champion Antron Brown and Top Alcohol Dragster racer Shawn Cowie are the 2013 recipients of CompetitionPlus.com’s “Mike Aiello Spirit of Drag Racing” awards. CompetitionPlus.com owner Bobby Bennett and 2010 recipient Jack Beckman of DSR made the presentations Nov. 10 at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona before eliminations in the Auto Club Finals. […]

Brown, Matco Tools team going for third win in four races, won’t be deterred by missing chance to repeat as world champs

POMONA, Calif. (Nov. 9, 2013) – The resiliency exhibited by Antron Brown and the Matco Tools team during the last four events of the Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season truly has been worthy of world champions. Brown has remained poised and confident in his Don Schumacher Racing team and was the best dragster over […]

Brown, Matco Tools team head to Pomona for Finals with chance to defend NHRA Top Fuel championship

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (Nov. 5, 2013) – Antron Brown’s Matco Tools team has had a bookend season with a strong start being matched by a strong finish as the reigning Top Fuel champion of the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season. Brown won two of the first seven events this season, and has won two […]

Brown, Matco team win fourth NHRA title of the season, head to Pomona with chance of defending championship

LAS VEGAS (Oct. 27, 2013) – When Antron Brown was one of the country’s top sprinters in junior college, he never quit a race because he was behind. And he doesn’t plan to start doing it now. Brown and his Matco Tools “Tools for the Cause” Top Fuel dragster led by crew chiefs Brian Corradi […]

Brown qualifies sixth for Sunday’s Toyota Nationals eliminations, knows defending world championship will be a tough task

LAS VEGAS (Oct. 26, 2013) – Antron Brown knows he’s a longshot to defend his NHRA Top Fuel world championship, but the key part of “longshot” is “shot.” “Our Matco Tools/Toyota team does not know what the word ‘quit’ means and until it is impossible for us to take the points lead we’re going to […]

Brown, Matco Tools runner-up Sunday at Maple Grove Raceway, move to No. 5 in Countdown to the Championship points standings

READING, Pa. (Oct. 6, 2013) – The performance of Antron Brown’s Top Fuel Dragster is back to where it was when they won two of this year’s first seven events in the Mello Yello Drag Racing Series before falling into a midyear slump. His Matco Tools’ Tools for the Cause dragster tuned by crew chiefs […]

Brown enjoying comeback ride with Matco Tools team, not giving up hope of defending Top Fuel championship

READING, Pa. (Oct. 5, 2013) – For those counting out Antron Brown’s chances to defend his NHRA Top Fuel world championship, they should reconsider. Brown and the Matco Tools’ Tools for a Cause team were seen by many two weeks ago to be out of the NHRA Countdown to the Championship hunt when they arrived […]

Brown tickled pink with win near St. Louis as Matco team gets back into Championship race heading to Maple Grove

READING, Pa. (Oct. 1, 2013) – Antron Brown will be racing for a cause this weekend at Maple Grove Raceway and fighting for a chance to defend his NHRA Top Fuel world championship. For the second consecutive year, his Don Schumacher Racing dragster will be wrapped in pink and black to help the Matco Tools’ […]

Brown heads for New York City honor Monday fresh from winning Top Fuel title in Midwest Nationals at Gateway Motorsports Park

MADISON, Ill. (Sept. 29, 2013) – When Antron Brown walks onto the stage Monday night at the Waldorf-Astoria in New York City, he will be honored for winning the 2012 NHRA Top Fuel world championship during the 28th annual Great Sports Legends Dinner to benefit The Buoniconti Fund to Cure Paralysis. When he’s introduced along […]

Brown ready to chill with cool conditions expected for Sunday eliminations near St. Louis after qualifying No. 6 for Toyota/Matco

MADISON, Ill. (Sept. 28, 2013) – Antron Brown was pretty happy after his Toyota/Matco Tools Top Fuel dragster produced a time of 3.796 seconds on Friday night that was good enough to hold up for the No. 6 seed going into Sunday’s championship eliminations in the AAA Insurance Midwest NHRA Nationals at Gateway Motorsports Park […]

Reigning world champ Brown, Toyota team not giving up on repeating despite being eighth in Top Fuel standings

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (Sept. 24, 2013) – Despite being eighth in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series standings and trailing the points leader by 150 points with four events remaining, reigning Top Fuel world champion Antron Brown is confident that his Toyota Top Fuel dragster will gain critical momentum this weekend at Gateway Motorsports Park […]

Brown, Matco Tools team not giving up championship hopes despite second-round loss Sunday in Texas Fall Nationals

ENNIS, Texas (Sept. 22, 2013) – There’s no quit in Antron Brown and he insists there’s no quit in his Matco Tools team. With four events remaining in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season, the reigning Top Fuel world champion knew defending the title wasn’t going to be easy. And it didn’t get […]

Brown, Matco Tools team rally late to slide into No. 14 spot of AAA Texas Fall Nationals at Texas Motorplex near Dallas

ENNIS, Texas (Sept. 21, 2013) – Reigning NHRA Top Fuel world champion Antron Brown knew he didn’t want his Matco Tools team to take a Sunday off for the second consecutive week on the Mello Yello Drag Racing Series tour. Brown, who did not qualify last Sunday for championship eliminations near Charlotte, was able to […]

Low spot in standings doesn’t lower Brown’s optimism that reigning championship Matco team will be back in race

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (Sept. 17, 2013) – Antron Brown made a statement a year ago when the NHRA Mello Yello Series visited the Dallas area for the second of six events in the Countdown to the Championship. Brown rallied to win last year’s event in Texas after losing in the first round the previous week to […]

Odds of Brown defending Top Fuel world title heightened after not qualifying for Charlotte event ending 110-race streak

CONCORD, N.C. (Sept. 14, 2013) – Antron Brown and his Toyota team produced a time on Friday that was one of the 16th quickest in four qualifying sessions of the Carolina Nationals at zMAX Dragway near Charlotte. Unfortunately, his best run of the weekend – 3.847 seconds at 317.72 mph – was only 14th quickest […]

World Champ Brown Wants Momentum From Indy to Help Propel his Toyota Dragster to Fast Start in Countdown Near Charlotte

CONCORD, N.C. (Sept. 10, 2013) – After the third event of the NHRA Mello Yello Series, Antron Brown was first in points after winning the Top Fuel title at Gainesville, Fla. Four races later, the reigning Top Fuel world champion won at Atlanta and was second in points. The native of New Jersey and resident […]

Thrill of dramatic run to earn U.S. Nationals Top Fuel pole still a highlight for Matco’s Brown despite first-round loss

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (Sept. 2, 2013) – No form of motorsports is as finicky as Top Fuel drag racing with its 10,000-horsepower land rockets. Within about 18 hours, Antron Brown and his Matco Tools went from the very high to the very low in the 59th annual NHRA U.S. Nationals. On Sunday evening, Brown with crew […]

Brown, Matco team show plan working to perfection as reigning world champs vault to No. 1 at U.S. Nationals

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (Sept. 1, 2013) – Antron Brown and his Matco Tools crew chiefs Brian Corradi and Mark Oswald have been saying for several weeks that their plan was to peak at the right time to defend their NHRA Top Fuel world championship. After winning two Mello Yello Series titles early in the season, the […]

Brown Sees His Matco Top Fuel Team Peaking at Perfect Time for Prestigious NHRA U.S. Nationals, Countdown Playoff

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (Aug. 27, 2013) – Antron Brown travels more than nearly every NHRA competitor in the Mello Yello Series. In addition to the 17 completed national events held throughout the country, Brown, 37, makes numerous appearances for sponsors Matco Tools and the U.S. Army where his motivating speeches target high school and junior college […]

Brown Optimistic About Matco Tools Championship Chances, Looks for Big Gains this Week During Testing Before U.S. Nationals

BRAINERD, Minn. (Aug. 18, 2013) – It isn’t the way Antron Brown wanted to leave Brainerd International Raceway Sunday, but at least the driver of Don Schumacher Racing’s Matco Tools Top Fuel dragster knows he will get a chance to defend the world championship he won with his team last season. Brown, who won two […]

Brown, Matco Tools Team Qualify Sixth at Brainerd, Earn Spot in NHRA Countdown to the Championship

BRAINERD, Minn. (Aug. 17, 2013) – Antron Brown and his Matco Tools team are close to peaking at the right time with only two more championship Sunday’s left before the start of the six-event NHRA Countdown to the Championship playoff. Brown qualified No. 6 for eliminations Sunday in the Lucas Oil Nationals at Brainerd International […]

Busy Week Ends with Trip to Brainerd for Brown Who Hopes Matco Team Can Follow Winning Course Set by Son Anson

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (Aug. 13, 2013) – Antron Brown had a few stops on his way to Brainerd International Raceway for this weekend’s NHRA Mello Yello event in northern Minnesota. Last weekend, as a crew chief, he helped 8-year-old son Anson win his second NHRA Jr. Dragster title that puts him within the 37 Wally trophies […]

Brown, Matco Tools Team Keeps Improving but Suffers Small Setback Sunday with Second-Round Loss in Northwest Nationals

KENT, Wash. (Aug. 4, 2013) – It seems whenever Antron Brown and his Matco Tools Top Fuel Dragster team have taken big step forward lately it’s followed by a little step back. After Brown’s 3.799-second qualifying pass at 315.42 mph earned the No. 6 qualifying spot Saturday in the NHRA Northwest Nationals at Pacific Raceways […]