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Tommy Johnson, Jr.

One of 15 drivers to have won events in both Top Fuel and Funny Car and one of 18 drivers in NHRA history to qualify No. 1 in both Top Fuel and Funny Car.

The Funny Car Team

In 2016, the Make-A-Wish Dodge team finished the year in second place. The Make-A-Wish Dodge Charger R/T is funded by Terry Chandler.

Make-A-Wish®

Chandler and DSR host “Wish Kids” and their families to the VIP hospitality pavilion at each of the 24 Mello Yello events held in 21 markets across the country.

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Make-A-Wish team advances to second straight final round but fall a little short at Bandimere in another heartbreaking loss

MORRISON, Colo. (July 23, 2017) – For the second race in a row, Tommy Johnson Jr. raced Terry Chandler’s Make-A-Wish Dodge Charger R/T Funny Car to the final round. Unfortunately for Johnson, he was beat to the finish line by Robert Hight of John Force Racing at Bandimere Speedway in the 38th annual Mopar Mile-High

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Johnson looks forward to Mopar Mile-High Nationals as NHRA kicks off three-race Western Swing at premier Bandimere Speedway

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (July 19, 2017) – After a weekend off from racing, the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series kicks off the annual three-week Western Swing with the 38th annual Mopar Mile-High Nationals, and Tommy Johnson Jr. is ready to race Terry Chandler’s Dodge Charger R/T Funny Car on the mountainside of Bandimere Speedway near

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The late Terry Chandler would be proud of her Make-A-Wish team, Johnson after nearly defending their Route 66 Nationals title

JOLIET, Ill. (July 9, 2017) – Tommy Johnson Jr. has competed in 411 NHRA national events, raced in 41 championship rounds and left with the trophy 16 times. But the one he wanted most evaded him Sunday in the final round of the NHRA Route 66 Nationals near Chicago. The woman he called “Aunt Terry”

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DSR dedicates Funny Car title, two runners-up finishes to friend Terry Chandler

Thank you Terry! We always will remember you All DSR Funny Car final, Brown’s trophy run in Top Fuel near Chicago provide ultimate salute to honor the beloved, the late Terry Chandler JOLIET, Ill. (July 9, 2017) – Don Schumacher won five NHRA national event titles as a driver and had collected another 3 05

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Johnson, Beckman will race on with Make-A-Wish, Infinite Hero this weekend in Route 66 Nationals to honor memory of Terry Chandler

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (July 5, 2017) – Don Schumacher Racing and especially its Make-A-Wish and Infinite Hero Foundation Funny Car teams prepare for this weekend’s NHRA Route 66 Nationals near Chicago with heavy hearts. On Tuesday afternoon, they lost their spiritual leader. Terry Chandler, a native of New Mexico, lost her valiant fight with brain cancer

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Terry Chandler’s love, caring leaves lasting legacy after her brave, valiant battle against brain cancer

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (July 4, 2017) – Terry Chandler’s commitment to helping others has left an indelible mark on the National Hot Rod Association and Don Schumacher Racing, and her memorable presence at racetracks and with her Make-A-Wish families and the Infinite Hero Foundation will continue to live on in the hearts of thousands. Sadly, Terry

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Make-A-Wish team, Johnson advance to third semifinals of grueling June Swing with further gains planned for rare off week

NORWALK, Ohio (June 25, 2017) – Tommy Johnson Jr. and Terry Chandler’s Make-A-Wish Dodge Charger R/T Funny Car team advanced to its third semifinals round of the June Swing at the 11th annual NHRA Nationals at Norwalk, Ohio. Johnson advanced to the semifinals where he faced his Don Schumacher Racing Jack Beckman and the Infinite

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Make-A-Wish, Johnson consistent throughout Norwalk qualifying, will start No. 5 to end grueling four-race June Swing

NORWALK, Ohio (June 24, 2017) – After three nice qualifying runs, Tommy Johnson Jr. and Terry Chandler’s Make-A-Wish Dodge Charger R/T Funny Car team enter race day of the 11th annual NHRA Nationals in Norwalk, Ohio on Sunday with confidence. Friday in Norwalk brought rain and delayed qualifying a bit. Temperatures rose on Saturday to

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Johnson and Chandler’s Make-A-Wish Dodge look to keep improving this weekend as NHRA Series moves to Norwalk in Northern Ohio

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (June 20, 2017) – The “June Swing,” comes to a close this weekend as the fourth race of a four-race swing ends at the 11th annual NHRA Nationals in Norwalk, Ohio, and Tommy Johnson Jr., driver of Terry Chandler’s Make-A-Wish Dodge Funny Car, is ready to close out the month with a win.

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Johnson, Make-A-Wish experience another successful Thunder Valley Nationals with semifinal finish at Bristol

BRISTOL, Tenn. (June 18, 2017) – Tommy Johnson Jr. wanted nothing more than to win the 17th annual Thunder Valley Nationals on Father’s Day weekend with his day Tommy Johnson Sr., who also celebrated his 72nd birthday over the weekend, in the stands but Terry Chandler’s Make-A-Wish Dodge Charger R/T Funny Car came up a

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Chandler’s Make-A-Wish Dodge with Johnson hope to continue tradition of winning on Father’s Day in Thunder Valley Nationals

BRISTOL, Tenn. (June 17, 2017) – With Father’s Day approaching, Tommy Johnson Jr. has the perfect gift in mind for his father Tommy Johnson Sr.: a NHRA Wally trophy from the 17th annual NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals at Bristol, Tenn. “It seems like things happen for us on Father’s Day weekend so it gives you

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Chandler’s Make-A-Wish Dodge with Johnson return to Bristol to defend their 2016 NHRA Mello Yello win at Thunder Valley

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (June 13, 2017) – It’s no secret that Tommy Johnson Jr.’s favorite racetrack is Bristol Dragway and luckily for him and Terry Chandler’s Make-A-Wish Funny Car team, the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing series returns to Bristol, Tenn. this weekend for the 17th annual NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals to defend their title win

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Chandler’s Make-A-Wish Dodge advances to quarterfinals, Johnson ready for more improvement next week at Bristol

ENGLISHTOWN, N.J. (June 11, 2017) – After a quarterfinal loss on Sunday, Tommy Johnson Jr. and Terry Chandler’s Make-A-Wish Funny Car team leave the 48th annual NHRA Summernationals with motivation for approaching summer heat. The Make-A-Wish team led by crew chief John Collins and assistant Rip Reynolds entered raceday as the No. 7 qualified car

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Hot racetrack at Englishtown gives Johnson, Make-A-Wish Dodge momentum heading to Sunday in NHRA Summernationals

ENGLISHTOWN, N.J. (June 10, 2017) – Hot racetracks usually result in unhappy Funny Cars but Terry Chandler’s Make-A-Wish Dodge driven by Tommy Johnson Jr. seemed to have no issues on the warm Old Bridge Township Raceway Park racetrack on Saturday. “We’ve always seemed to excel in the heat,” Johnson said. “It’s starting to show that

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Chandler’s Make-A-Wish Dodge team travels to Englishtown, Johnson hopes to continue momentum with second win at track

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (June 7, 2017) – Terry Chandler’s Make-A-Wish Dodge Charger R/T Funny Car team continues on the “Eastern Swing” at this weekend’s 48th annual NHRA Summernationals at Old Bridge Township Raceway Park in Englishtown, N.J. Driver Tommy Johnson Jr. believes the team’s progress at last weekend’s race in Epping, N.H., when it advance to

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Johnson, Chandler’s Make-A-Wish team hope to advance to final round at Epping for third straight year, but win this year

EPPING, N.H. (June 3, 2017) – They say “third time’s the charm,” and Tommy Johnson Jr. and Terry Chandler’s Make-A-Wish Funny Car team hope it holds true at this weekend’s fifth annual New England Nationals in Epping, N.H. In 2015, Johnson was the runner-up at this event to John Force. He then finished runner-up to

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Make-A-Wish team travels to New England where Johnson hopes to break first-round curse and begin climbing Mello Yello standings

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (May 30, 2017) – After four first-round loses, Tommy Johnson Jr. and Terry Chandler’s Make-A-Wish Dodge Charger R/T Funny Car team hope to break their slump as the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing series begins a four-race swing in Epping, N.H., this weekend. “Epping is one of my favorite tracks of the season,”

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Johnson’s plan to end slump for Chandler’s Make-A-Wish team goes up in flames in first round on Sunday in Heartland Nationals

TOPEKA, Kan. (May 21, 2017) – Tommy Johnson Jr. wanted to leave Heartland Park with a bang, but Sunday’s explosive first round wasn’t exactly what he and Terry Chandler’s Funny Car team had in mind. During the opening round of competition at Sunday’s 29th annual NHRA Heartland Nationals, Johnson lined up against Del Worsham. Johnson

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Johnson posts career-best speed with Collins’ tune-up as Chandler’s Make-A-Wish Dodge qualifies fifth at Topeka

TOPEKA, Kan. (May 20, 2017) – A win at the NHRA Heartland Nationals is a one that will mean a little more than most to driver Tommy Johnson Jr. and his crew chief John Collins. Johnson and Collins grew up in Ottumwa, Iowa, about three hours from Topeka where the eighth NHRA Mello Yello Drag

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Chandler’s Make-A-Wish Funny Car team travels to Heartland Park where Iowa native Johnson recalls milestones at hometown track

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (May 17, 2017) – It only takesTommy Johnson Jr. three hours to drive from his hometown of Ottumwa, Iowa, to Topeka, Kan. “It’s kind of like going home for me,” Johnson said of this weekend’s NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series event at Heartland Park Topeka. “It’s close to Iowa so a lot

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Chandler’s Make-A-Wish team, Johnson eager to return home after another early loss in NHRA Southern Nationals near Atlanta

The Make-A-Wish crew hasn’t since the swing started in Houston then stopped at Charlotte before ending with the NHRA Southern Nationals at Atlanta Dragway in Commerce, Ga. The team won the event title at Las Vegas and moved up to second in the standings before the swing began in the Mello Yello Drag Racing Series

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Competition Plus: POPULAR FORMER RACER JOHN ANDRETTI FIGHTING CANCER

By Susan Wade Wed, 2017-05-03 09:22 Right when his NASCAR career was cranking up, IndyCar and sports-car racer John Andretti made his drag-racing debut. He drove Jack Clark’s Taco Bell Express Dragster and reached the semifinals in his first NHRA national event at the 1993 Southern Nationals at Atlanta Dragway. He ran his career-best speed

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Chandler’s Make-A-Wish team with Johnson need to go rounds this weekend in Southern Nationals near Atlanta to snap slump

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (May 3, 2017) – Tommy Johnson Jr. is honest about how he feels about Atlanta Dragway: It isn’t one of his favorite NHRA tracks. This weekend at the 37th annual NHRA Southern Nationals, he’s hoping to change his feelings about the track in Commerce, Ga. Terry Chandler’s Make-A-Wish Dodge Charger R/T Funny Car

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Tommy Johnson Jr. Four-Wide Nationals Race Report: First Round

Johnson, Chandler’s Make-A-Wish team will test Monday after first-round loss in NHRA Four-Wide Nationals near Charlotte CONCORD, N.C. (April 30, 2017) – Unfortunately for the second weekend in a row, the Sunday ended too early for Terry’s Chandler’s Make-A-Wish Funny Car team. Driver Tommy Johnson Jr. lost in the opening round last week at Houston

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Shoe’s News salute to DSR’s 300 with new video

The road to 300 video 300th Mello Yello titles for DSR Don Schumacher overwhelmed by remarkable milestone Don Schumacher Racing entered 2017 with 293 NHRA event titles and it seemed inevitable to happen sometime this year in the Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season. But not even the most optimistic at DSR expected it to

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Tommy Johnson Jr. Four-Wide Nationals Qualifying Report: No. 7

Wish granted by Terry Chandler during Four-Wide Saturday emotional highlight for Johnson, Make-A-Wish and DSR CONCORD, N.C. (April 29, 2017) – Anytime the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing series rolls into zMAX Dragway near Charlotte, Tommy Johnson Jr. looks forward to taking Terry Chandler’s Make-A-Wish Funny Car down the track. But Saturday was special to

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Granted wish (see video) by Chandler, Charity Challenge highlights for DSR during Four-Wide qualifying

Share this inspiring DSR Video about a wish granted by Terry Chandler DSR Top Fuelers during a Four-Wide qualifying session Chandler grants wish Christopher, Charity Challenge nets $20,000 for Infinite Hero for DSR highlights of NHRA Four-Wide qualifying CONCORD, N.C. (April 29, 2017) – Don Schumacher Racing enjoyed one of its best days in the

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Tommy Johnson Jr. Four-Wide Nationals Event Preview

Make-A-Wish team hopes to bounce back after early Houston loss at unique Four-Wide race near Charlotte before Johnson’s family BROWNSBURG, Ind. (April 26, 2017) – NHRA drivers have a love/hate relationship with the Four-Wide Nationals near Charlotte, N.C., and Tommy Johnson Jr., driver of Terry Chandler’s Make-A-Wish Funny Car, loves the Four-Wide. “We’re headed to

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First-round upset in near Houston keeps Johnson, Make-A-Wish team from delivering get-well trophy to sponsor

HOUSTON (April 23, 2017) – Tommy Johnson Jr. and the Make-A-Wish Funny Car team were disappointed for two reasons Sunday in the 30th annual NHRA SpringNationals at Baytown, Texas. They badly wanted to win the Wally Trophy and delivered to team sponsor Terry Chandler, who is recovering at home after major surgery. They might have

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Tommy Johnson Jr. NHRA SpringNationals Event Preview Qualifying Report: No. 7

Similar conditions as Vegas give Johnson, Make-A-Wish team confidence for another event win HOUSTON (April 22, 2017) – With a similar weather conditions expected for Sunday near Houston to what the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series experienced two weeks ago at Las Vegas, Tommy Johnson Jr. hopes the Make-A-Wish Funny Car sponsored by Terry

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Tommy Johnson Jr. NHRA SpringNationals Event Preview

Make-A-Wish team, Johnson looks for second straight win, move closer to Mello Yello Funny Car points lead at Houston BROWNSUBRG, Ind. (Aril 19, 2017) – After winning two weeks ago in Las Vegas, Tommy Johnson Jr. and the Make-A-Wish Funny Car team sponsored by Terry Chandler are confident heading to Houston for the 30thannual NHRA

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Tommy Johnson Jr. NHRA Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway Race Report: Winner

Chandler’s Make-A-Wish Dodge team with Johnson earns DSR 299th Mello Yello title before teammate Browns gets No. 300 LAS VEGAS (April 2, 2017) – It’s be 16 years since Tommy Johnson Jr. hoisted an NHRA Wally trophy at the Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway but he did it again on Sunday. But when they

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Story, video highlights from DSR getting 300th title at Las Vegas

Matco, Make-A-Wish teams sweep Las Vegas nitro titles to give DSR monumental 300 NHRA Mello Yello event titles LAS VEGAS (April 2, 2017) – Don Schumacher Racing entered 2017 with 293 NHRA event titles and it seemed inevitable to happen sometime this year in the Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season. But not even the

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Tommy Johnson Jr. NHRA Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway Event Preview

No. 4-ranked Johnson, Make-A-Wish Dodge ready to move up in standings when Mello Yello Series hits Vegas this weekend BROWNSUBRG, Ind. (Mar. 29, 2017) – The Make-A-Wish Dodge Charger R/T Funny Car funded by Terry Chandler and piloted by Tommy Johnson Jr. travels west to Nevada this week for the 18th annual NHRA Las Vegas

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