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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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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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