Gerber Collision & Glass named Title Sponsor of Route 66 NHRA Nationals in Chicago

Route 66 NHRA Nationals

INDIANAPOLIS, IN – April 6, 2023 – (Motor Sports NewsWire) –  NHRA officials announced today that Gerber Collision & Glass has been named the title sponsor of the upcoming Gerber Collision & Glass Route 66 NHRA Nationals presented by PEAK Performance as part of a multi-year partnership.

The race takes place May 19-21 at Route 66 Raceway in Chicago, with the Gerber Collision & Glass Route 66 NHRA Nationals presented by PEAK Performance also marking the first race at the fan-favorite facility since 2019.

It is the sixth of 21 events during the 2023 NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series season, with all the top stars in Top Fuel, Funny Car, Pro Stock and Pro Stock Motorcycle set to make their highly-anticipated return to Route 66 Raceway.

“Becoming the title sponsor of NHRA’s return to Chicagoland is a proud moment for our organization. We look forward to being a part of the exciting event at Route 66 Raceway,” said Brian Kaner, Gerber Collision & Glass EVP & COO. “Partnering with the NHRA is a big win for Gerber as we continue to introduce race fans to the collision industry and the opportunities that we offer.”

Founded in Chicago in 1937, Gerber Collision & Glass has provided high-quality auto collision and auto glass repair work for more than 86 years. What started as a single auto glass and trim shop has grown to more than 735 locations and one of the largest non-franchised auto collision and glass repair companies in North America.

The company has partnered with NHRA to host a thrilling return to Chicago and Route 66 Raceway after a three-year hiatus. The state-of-the-art facility has hosted several historic NHRA moments over the years and this season’s Gerber Collision & Glass Route 66 NHRA Nationals presented by PEAK Performance promises to be filled with action and non-stop excitement.

“It’s a huge thrill to have such a great partner like Gerber Collision & Glass as our title sponsor for our return to Route 66 Raceway,” said Brad Gerber, NHRA Vice President and Chief Development Officer. “It’s a big moment for our race teams, fans and partners to return to the Chicago area for the first time since 2019 and we’re all looking forward to a fantastic race weekend.”

Along with the can’t-miss thrills from the 11,000-horsepower, 330-mph Top Fuel and Funny Cars, the Gerber Collision & Glass Route 66 NHRA Nationals presented by PEAK Performance will also include the Pro Stock All-Star Callout specialty race for eight standouts in the Pro Stock ranks, as well as the Mission #2Fast2Tasty NHRA Challenge bonus for the nitro classes and Pro Stock Motorcycle.

Both of those must-see specialty races take place during Saturday qualifying, leading into a memorable day of eliminations on Sunday. Qualifying opens on Friday, May 19 at 5 p.m. CT, leading into qualifying at 1 and 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 20. Eliminations begin at 11 a.m. CT on Sunday, May 21. All the action from the Gerber Collision & Glass Route 66 NHRA Nationals presented by PEAK Performance will also be featured on Fox Sports 1 (FS1), including qualifying shows on Friday and Sunday, and action from eliminations on Sunday.

Tickets for the Gerber Collision & Glass Route 66 NHRA Nationals presented by PEAK Performance are on sale now at For more information about NHRA, visit

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About NHRA

Headquartered in San Dimas, Calif., NHRA is the primary sanctioning body for the sport of drag racing in the United States. NHRA presents 21 national events featuring the NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series, NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series, Flexjet NHRA Factory Stock Showdown™ and Top Fuel Harley Series. NHRA provides competition opportunities for drivers of all levels in the NHRA Summit Racing Series and NHRA Street Legal™. NHRA also offers the NHRA Jr. Street® program for teens and the Summit Racing Jr. Drag Racing League® for youth ages 5 to 17. With 120 Member Tracks, NHRA allows racers to compete at a variety of locations nationally and internationally. NHRA’s Youth and Education Services® (YES) Program reaches over 30,000 students annually to ignite their interest in automotive and racing related careers. NHRA’s streaming service,®, allows fans to view all NHRA national events as well as exclusive features of the sport. In addition, NHRA owns and operates three racing facilities: Gainesville Raceway in Florida; Lucas Oil Indianapolis Raceway Park; and In-N-Out Burger Pomona Dragstrip in Southern California. For more information, log on to, or visit the official NHRA pages on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube.

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