After 10 world championships in sixteen seasons and 85 NHRA national event
victories, Bob Glidden knows talent when he sees it. The Whiteland,
Indiana-based drag racing icon says driver Justin Humphreys is the real deal.
Those who know Glidden are very much aware that he’s a straight-shooter
regardless of how much money is on the line. He’s never political correct – just
Glidden has shown, as a crew chief, that if a driver doesn’t do justice to
the art – he’ll point it out. On the flipside of that point, when one excels
tremendously, they’ll draw his praise.
Glidden said it was no coincidence that Humphreys reached the Pro Stock final
round at the NHRA Finals in Pomona, taking out Greg Anderson along the way.
“He’s got it,” Glidden said Tuesday via a telephone interview. “You can count
on one hand the number of those drivers out there today that have it and he’s
one of them. All he needs is a fast car and he’ll win more than his share of