Bob Glidden

American racing driver Bob Glidden

Bob Glidden is an American drag racer. He was retired from Pro Stock racing in 1997 and returned in 2010. Glidden retired as the driver with the most wins in National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) history at that time (a feat recently topped by 15 time Funny Car champion John Force), and he is currently the third most successful drag racer (85 National Event wins) in the history of the NHRA behind Warren Johnson (97) and John Force (132).
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1944

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Without future Hall of Fame quarterback, the Colts' season may be done before ... - Indianapolis Star
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Schumacher stayed tied with "Big Daddy" Don Garlits for the most US Nationals titles in Top Fuel, one behind Pro Stock legend Bob Glidden's record nine. "I almost didn't want to pass him. Being tied with 'Big Daddy' is pretty cool," Schumacher said
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Worsham wants Top Fuel win at NHRA US Nationals - Indianapolis Star
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A win today would break a tie with "Big Daddy" Don Garlits for most US Nationals Top Fuel titles and tie Pro Stock legend Bob Glidden for most overall. "We've won championships all kinds of ways, when we won 15 races and when we won one race,"
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2011 NHRA: Historic Lucas Oil Raceway Dragstrip Named Bob Glidden Drive - PaddockTalk
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"To this day, Bob still holds the record for most wins at this event, the world’s largest and most prestigious drag racing event, and it is only fitting that this hallowed drag strip be aptly named Bob Glidden Drive." Glidden won an incredible nine
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Unknown trio leaps into spotlight at NHRA's main event - USA Today
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Legends who will be honored are Shirley Muldowney and Bob Glidden. ..... In last year's US Nationals, track records were set for all pro categories. ..... Since 2000, two drivers — Tony Schumacher and Larry Dixon — have won the US Nationals in Top
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Rick Teverbaugh: Kick the tires and light the fires at Nationals - The Herald Bulletin
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Bob Glidden will be honored as what he has been for a long time — a legend. He is the lone nine-time winner of the event, all of those in the Pro Stock class. Tony Schumacher has yet to win this season in Top Fuel, but he is an eight-time winner at
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2011 NHRA: Kalitta Feels His Team Is 'On The Verge Of Something Good' - PaddockTalk
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... next to the biggest legends of NHRA drag racing who have won the Mac Tools US Nationals, the world's most prestigious drag race: Don “The Snake” Prudhomme, Shirley Muldowney, “Big Daddy” Don Garlits, Bob Glidden and Tom “The Mongoose” McEwen
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DRAG RACING: Maple Grove to host NHRA Legends - The Mercury
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29-Oct. 2 race at Maple Grove will be treated to four more of the sport's biggest stars – Don Garlits, Shirley Muldowney, Bob Glidden and Connie Kalitta -- each of whom will be inducted into Maple Grove Raceway's Wall of Fame Sunday morning
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2011 NHRA: Free Childrens Ticket In High Demand For Mac Tools US Nationals - PaddockTalk
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Bob Glidden, the legendary Pro Stock driver whose 85 wins are third on NHRA's all-time wins list, and whose 10 championships are second on NHRA's all-time championships list. Glidden has an amazing nine wins at the event ('73, '74, '78, '79, '83,
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2011 NHRA: Full Throttle Drag Racing Series Results Saturday From Infineon Raceway - PaddockTalk
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“When you can be put in the books with people like Warren Johnson and Bob Glidden from years ago it makes you feel good,” Force said. “But I am still chasing them in my mind. It's what gets me up each day and keeps me going
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John Force leader absolu des poles position - US RACING
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En décrochant samedi sa 139ème pole position en carrière, le vétéran de la NHRA, John Force s'est assuré une nouvelle place dans le livre des records de la discipline, devant des légendes comme Warren Johnson et Bob Glidden
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F1, Formula 1, NASCAR, IndyCar, MotoGP, ALMS, And More! - PaddockTalk
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Twelve Moments, including Bob Glidden's Calendar-Year Winning Streak in 1975, “Big Daddy” Don Garlits blowover in Englishtown in 1986, Kenny Bernstein's 300-mph-breaking run in Gainesville in 1992, and Tony Schumacher's “The Run” in 2006 are already
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Motorsports Brands - Storied Legacy Of Ford Customer Service Division Brands ... - Autochannel (press release)
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FCSD and its associated brands have raced to the winner's circle for generations in a story that stretches back decades, to the early days of NHRA Pro Stock world champion Bob Glidden, now a crew chief, Mark Oswald and Kenny Bernstein, a team owner,
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Records fall in American Drag Racing League weekend action at US 131 ... - MLive.com
Google News - over 6 years
Other winners Saturday included Frankie Taylor of Dickinson, Texas, who took first in 10.5 Extreme after beating Billy Glidden, the son of legendary driver Bob Glidden. Taylor also ran in Pro Extreme, but he lost on a holeshot to Todd Tutterow in the
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2011 NHRA: Legends, Family-Friendly Ticket Offers Spur Early Buzz For 2011 Mac ... - PaddockTalk
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Bob Glidden, the legendary Pro Stock driver whose 85 wins are third on NHRA's all-time wins list, and whose 10 championships are second on NHRA's all-time championships list. Glidden has an amazing nine wins at the event ('73, '74, '78, '79, '83,
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Speed is not the answer for NASCAR - San Bernardino Sun
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Previous K&N Horsepower Challenge winners include Darrell Alderman, Bruce Allen, Dave Connolly, Jeg Coughlin, Bob Glidden, Kurt Johnson, Warren Johnson, Larry Morgan and Jim Yates. 3 Very quietly, and without the fanfare of fellow IndyCar Series
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2011 NHRA: Lucrative K&N Horsepower Challenge Offers Bonus Cash For Pro Stock ... - PaddockTalk
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... winner Anderson will meet veteran driver Ron Krisher. Other past winners of the K&N Horsepower Challenge include Darrell Alderman, Bruce Allen, Dave Connolly, Jeg Coughlin, Bob Glidden, Kurt Johnson, Warren Johnson, Larry Morgan and Jim Yates
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Bob Glidden
    LATE ADULTHOOD
  • 2005
    Age 61
    He was inducted into the International Motorsports Hall of Fame in 2005.
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  • FIFTIES
  • 1998
    Age 54
    He returned to the driver's seat for Steve Schmidt's team at the 1998 U.S. Nationals, but he failed to qualify for the event that he won nine times.
  • 1995
    Age 51
    He won his 85th and final national event at the Mopar Nationals in 1995, after missing most of the 1995 season due to open heart surgery during the off season.
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  • FORTIES
  • 1989
    Age 45
    Glidden dominated to win his tenth and final championship in 1989.
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  • 1988
    Age 44
    His 1988 season was similar to 1987.
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    His two season streak ended at the 1988 Gator Nationals with 22 straight top qualifiers.
  • 1987
    Age 43
    In 1987 Glidden won eight races including his 60th national win.
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  • 1985
    Age 41
    Glidden's ten Pro Stock championships included five in a row beginning in 1985.
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  • 1984
    Age 40
    Glidden received a new Ford Thunderbird in the middle of the 1984 season, and it quickly became the dominant car on the Pro Stock circuit.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 1981
    Age 37
    Shepherd won the 1981 to 1984 Pro Stock championships.
  • 1979
    Age 35
    Glidden retired his undefeated Ford Fairmont in 1979 in favor of a Plymouth Arrow.
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  • 1978
    Age 34
    Glidden returned for his third Winston title in 1978.
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  • 1977
    Age 33
    He finished second in 1977 behind Don Nicholson.
  • 1974
    Age 30
    While in a midseason slump, he reacquired his 1974 Pinto.
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    He beat Gapp in the event finals. 1974 was his second full season in Pro Stock.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1972
    Age 28
    In his first Pro race, he finished second to Bill Jenkins at the final Supernationals of the 1972 season.
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    He sold his two Super Stock Mustangs late in the season 1972, and purchased a Pinto Pro Stock from Jack Roush and Wayne Gapp.
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    He was a frequent winner in Division 3 before turning Pro in 1972.
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  • 1968
    Age 24
    In 1968 he changed to a 428 Cobra Jet Mustang.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1944
    Age 0
    Born in 1944.
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