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NHRA Contingency Program Reminders

The NHRA Contingency Program is one of the best ways that a sponsor can thank a racer for using their parts and supporting their company. The product and decal verification process is an extremely important part of the program.


Contingency is a contract between the sponsors and the racers.  Both parties must adhere to the rules and guidelines of the program for the program to be successful and grow.


Program Requirements

All Sponsors require the use of posted product and display of posted product decals beginning with the first round of eliminations. One decal must be displayed on each outboard side of the vehicle and be clearly visible when viewing the vehicle from a 90-degree angle. Decals placed on inside rear wing spill plates, deck lids, front or rear valance/bumper areas will not be verified by NHRA Officials.


Additional Sponsor Requirements

Some sponsors may have additional requirements.  Please refer to and review the Additional Sponsor Requirements on this page: http://www.nhra.com/competition/contingency?con=ReqContingency


Associate or Complimentary Level Sponsors

At the National event level, some companies posting in the Associate or Complimentary Level programs may not post at all 24 national events.  Please see individual event posting or contact the posting sponsor directly.


Decals must be exact size and design of sponsor approved contingency decal.


Stacking of decals is NOT permitted, and is noted on the Verification Sheets


PSD on the Verification sheets stands for Product Specific Decal.  A generic company decal does NOT qualify for this.  Ex:  Simpson requires product specific decals for each of their postings.  A generic Simpson decal does not qualify for the Simpson Helmet posting – racer must have Simpson Helmet decal on both sides of the car.



Beginning in 2018, helmets must be SA 2015 to be eligible for contingency payouts. 


Contingency Claim Form

When filling out your contingency claim form please remember the following:

  • Print Clearly
  • Double check that all information is correct on your sheet BEFORE you sign it.  Your signature certifies that you agree that all the information on your sheet is correct (including information filled in by the Tech Official).
  • Display of competing company decals will void your claim for that product.
  • Only one company can be claimed from each product line
  • FALSE CLAIMS could result in but not limited to the loss of claim, loss of all claims and or being suspended form the contingency program.