Bob Glidden

Bob Glidden (born 1944) is a retired American drag racer. Glidden retired as the driver with the most wins in National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) history at that time (a feat recently topped by 14 time Funny Car champion John Force), and he is currently the third most successful drag racer (85 National Event wins) in the history of the NHRA behind Warren Johnson (96) and John Force (124). Glidden's ten Pro Stock championships included five in a row beginning in 1985.[1] Among his numerous accomplishments, Glidden won nine straight NHRA national races in 1979 and was the No. 1 qualifier 23 times in a row, including the entire 1987 season.[2] At one point, he won 50 eliminations rounds in a row.