NHRA at Firebird Raceway, April 6, 2024
Austin Prock makes a qualifying run at Firebird Motorsports Park in Arizona. (Ivan Veldhuizen photo)

INSIDER — Wade: Remedies & Recipes For Success

MESA, Ariz. — Already this season, NHRA drivers have dispensed home remedies, recipes for success, fatherly and grandfatherly advice and insight into the difference between racing a Top Fuel dragster and a Funny Car.

Nose-Hair Solution

Five-time NHRA Pro Stock champion Greg Anderson said, “I have to do whatever I can do to get myself jump-started. Sometimes you have to slap yourself in the face. Sometimes you have to yank a nose hair out of your nose. And as crazy as it sounds, it was a trick I learned driving the truck for all those years with (six-time champ) Warren Johnson. If you’re falling asleep in the middle of the night, you yank a nose hair and it crosses your eyes and you shake your head like you just drank a whole bottle of horseradish.”


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