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Tony Schumacher returns to the NHRA in July 2020

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

Don Schumacher Racing has announced that Tony Schumacher will be returning to the NHRA. The winningest Top Fuel driver will be competing in the two Indianapolis events in July.

Schumacher has been sidelined without a sponsor since the beginning of the 2019 season. His team lost the U.S. Army sponsorship at the end of the 2018 season.

U.S. Army sponsored Top Fuel Dragster driver Tony Schumacher doing a burnout before making a pass at the national event at zMAX Dragway
Tony Schumacher doing a burnout before making a pass at the national event at zMAX Dragway (Photo by Richard Shute/Auto Imagery)

The Hills, Texas native will return on July 11th at Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis. Schumacher will run his first eliminations since November 2018 on July 12th.

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The following weekend, he will also compete near Indianapolis on FOX.

Schumacher will be teammates with Antron Brown once again. The former U.S. Army driver will be sponsored by Global Electronic Technology.

“Global Electronic Technology is synonymous with a winning culture,” Founder and CEO Steve Bryson said. “Every day, we help our customers win in business, so who better to partner with than the driver, who has won more Top Fuel races and championships than anyone? Tony Schumacher is one of the best ever, and to pair him with another all-time great in Antron Brown and DSR is a dream relationship for Team Global.”

Schumacher will pilot Brown’s backup car. He will also work with Brown’s crew chief Brian Corradi, who will be making the calls on the car.

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“I’ve always been an Army guy,” Schumacher said due to his long relationship with the U.S. Army. “It was an absolute privilege to represent them for so many years, but I’m not that guy anymore, and it’ll be exciting to be the face of a different brand, Global Electronic Technology, when I return to Indy next month. A huge thank you goes out to Steve and Samantha Bryson for allowing me this incredible opportunity to get back out there.”

At this time, this agreement is just for two races. However, it could potentially lead to a full-time opportunity down the road.

Shawn Langdon has previously driven the Global Electronic Technology Top Fuel Dragster and Funny Car on a full-time basis before the sides ended their relationship at the end of the 2019 season.

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Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso III is the Publisher of The Capital Sports Report. He has been in the Journalism field since August 2002. Since that time, Mr. Caruso has covered many marquee events. This includes 13 Heisman Trophy ceremonies, 2 Little World Series events, and one Army-Navy College Football game.
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