Mac is back: Four-time Top Fuel championship runner-up Cory McClenathan to run half of 2015 NHRA races


You just can’t keep a good Mac down.

Four-time NHRA Top Fuel championship runner-up Cory McClenathan will be a familiar face returning to several NHRA racetracks this season, according to a report by NHRA’s National Dragster magazine.

Nicknamed “Cory Mac,” McClenathan will compete in approximately 12 races – half of the 24-race NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series – for two different race teams, according to National Dragster.

McClenathan, who early in his career raced for a drag racing team owned by NFL coach/NASCAR team owner Joe Gibbs, will drive for team owners Chris Dakin and Dexter Tuttle.

According to the National Dragster report by Phil Burgess, McClenathan will debut at Gainesville, Florida, for the Dakin team.

He’ll switch to Tuttle’s team during the season’s final six races, known as the Countdown to the Championship.

McClenathan has not raced a full-time schedule since 2010, when he finished third. In 2013 and 2014, he competed in just two combined races.

“I’m excited to be running a strong schedule with Mike and Dexter,” McClenathan told Burgess. “Both of these are quality cars with quality parts and good people, so I’m excited to get going. Fans can keep up with our progress at”

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