A day at the races with Drag Racing royalty


He told me 9:00 AM, but when I pull into the parking lot of Auto Club Speedway in Pomona, California at 8:35, there is already a crowd around a red Dodge Demon, and holding court is Don “the Snake” Prudhomme. Dapper in a suit, directing the Dodge booth folks about where to put the stanchions around his new car. Fans and Dodge reps and NHRA marketing folks all vie for the attention of the man voted number 3 on NHRA’s list of 50 Greatest Drivers.

This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.hagerty.com/articles-videos/articles/2018/02/15/don-the-snake-prudhomme