Top Fuel Driver and Reality TV Star Jordan Vendergriff set to join NHRA on FOX Team

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INDIANAPOLIS, IN – March 7, 2024 – (Motor Sports NrewsWire) – Top Fuel driver and reality television star Jordan Vandergriff will be part of the NHRA on FOX team as a reporter for select events during the upcoming 2024 NHRA Mission Foods Drag Racing Series season.

The season opens at this weekend’s 55th annual Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals at legendary Gainesville Raceway and Vandergriff will be in attendance, engaging the audience during the FS1 broadcast and on the NHRA social media pages.

Qualifying coverage begins Saturday at 12 p.m. and FS1 coverage kicks off the season that night with a special Pep Boys Top Fuel All-Star Callout broadcast at 7 p.m. ET.  Qualifying coverage continues Sunday with a recap show on FS1 from 8:30-10:30 a.m. ET, followed by live eliminations coverage of the first two rounds from 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. ET. Final round coverage will conclude on FS1 Sunday night from 9-10:30 p.m. ET with semifinal and final round coverage.

Vandergriff made his Top Fuel debut in 2019, racing at 11 events and advancing to one final round in Dallas. The young standout also participated in a pair of popular television reality shows, and was a star of season 19 of The Bachelorette and season 9 of Bachelor in Paradise.

“This is a great opportunity for me to stay involved in the sport and I’m looking forward to working with NHRA on FOX and NHRA social media teams,” Vandergriff said. “The television side of things has always been a passion of mine, and this is a fantastic chance to learn that side of the sport and be a part of a great team, both on the television and social media side. Hopefully, it can help create some added exposure for our sport and keep me close to the action on the racing side as well.”

Vandergriff has a strong following on social media extending beyond drag racing, with 80 percent of his followers under the age of 34. As a NHRA on FOX reporter, Vandergriff will be in the middle of the action on the starting line and in the pits, delivering unique aspects of the race weekend, while also providing content on NHRA’s standout social media channels.

“Having active racers who can draw on their experience in the car is an important aspect of our broadcast and we’re thrilled to welcome Jordan to our team,” said Steve Reintjes, NHRA Vice President of Broadcasting. “We’ve got a tremendous NHRA on FOX team and it will be great to integrate Jordan into our current group of standout talents. He’s had on-track success and his visibility and following outside the racing universe adds another exciting aspect to having him on the team.”

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In Gainesville, Mike Salinas (Top Fuel), Matt Hagan (Funny Car), Troy Coughlin Jr. (Pro Stock), and Gaige Herrera (Pro Stock Motorcycle) all won the Gatornationals in 2023, while Josh Hart is the defending winner of the Pep Boys NHRA Top Fuel All-Star Callout. This weekend, fans will also see action in the Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, the Congruity NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series presented by LearnEV+ and Flexjet NHRA Factory Stock Showdown.

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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 Mission Foods Drag Racing Series and NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, as well as the Congruity NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series presented by LearnEV+, NHRA Flexjet Factory Stock Showdown™, NHRA Holley EFI Factory X and Johnson’s Horsepowered Garage NHRA Mountain Motor Pro Stock at select national events. 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 110 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.

Source: National Hot Rod Association

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