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Clifford has things moving quickly at NHRA

Published in SportsBusiness Journal on 08 / 17 / 15

With the sort of speed usually reserved for the drag racing seen in his series, Peter Clifford has made sweeping changes to the NHRA in his first few months as president. As part of a six-pronged growth plan, Clifford, who ascended to the role in ...

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