What Made Doug Kalitta’s 50th NHRA Win Significant?

For earning a win as monumental as his 50th career NHRA Top Fuel victory, Doug Kalitta’s celebration was pretty lowkey. The team then pulled out the backup car — which is open cockpit, opposed to the standard canopy car Kalitta usually runs. Kalitta proceeded to make the fastest run of his career, a 3.662-second lap at 336.99 mph, in his final matchup against Steve Torrence. My team has been gelling really well, so for me, just seeing the excitement and seeing everybody working together and just being part of that is what it was all about,” Kalitta said. With his win, Kalitta moved to third in the Top Fuel standings, 26 points behind leader Torrence.

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