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    Video: GT-R driver walks away from terrifying dragstrip accident
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    With all-wheel drive, launch control and a dual-clutch transmission, the Nissan GT-R may be easier to manage than most supercars. But that doesn't mean that dragging one on a wet strip is a good idea. Filmed at the Unlimited 500+ drag race in Moscow, Russia, this video depicts a pair of GT-Rs ...

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    Video: 2012 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 runs quarter mile in 11.93 seconds [UPDATE]
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    We've taken the bone-stock 2012 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 down the quarter-mile drag strip at Bondurant in Arizona several times. The very first pass we made netted us a time slip in the mid-12-second range. That's an impressive performance for a car wearing road-legal radial tires with zero ...

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    Video: AMS Alpha 10 claims new quarter-mile record for Nissan GT-R
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    AMS Alpha 10 Nissan GT-R claims a quarter-mile record – Click above to watch the video after the jump
    AMS Performance has broken its own quarter-mile record in a Nissan GT-R, this time gussied up with its Alpha 10 package. The most important thing you need to know about the suite of changes ...

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    Spectator killed by debris at NHRA drag race in Arizona [w/video]
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    Antron Brown's crash during NHRA Arizona Nationals – Click above to watch the video after the break
    Motorsports are dangerous, there's no doubt about it. Drivers, co-drivers and track personnel are well aware of the possibilities of serious injury or even death, but perhaps those watching ...

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    No Laughing (Gas) Matter: Mississippi becomes 39th state to ban nitrous in street cars?
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    Granted, we're a little weird around here, but we've been dreaming of a multi-stage nitrous system since the sixth grade. We saw our friend's big brother lay down some fat rubber marks all around the cul-de-sac in his primer'd and blown '72 El Camino and BAM!, we were sold on the idea that ...

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    Safety concerns cause NHRA to limit races to 1,000 feet
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    The NHRA has acted very quickly in an effort to improve the safety of its Top Fuel and Funny Car races. Due to the tragic death recently of '94 and '95 Top Fuel champion Scott Kalitta, the drag strip for these two fastest classes will be shortened from the traditional 1,320 feet to 1,000 feet. Race ...

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    Drag-racing legend Dick Landy passes on to the big strip in the sky
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    Dick Landy, the man synonymous with Dodge's wildly-successful factory drag racing program in the 1960s and '70s, has died from kidney failure. He was 69 years old.Landy made a name for himself and his factory sponsor by combining the legendary Hemi with an altered wheelbase to create the first ...

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    Ford opens the Dearborn Development Center
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    As part of Ford Motor Company's Way Forward plan, the automaker has transformed its Dearborn Proving Grounds facility into the new Dearborn Development Center - a $43M renovation that allows for thorough physical testing of a vehicle's performance and durability. To test a vehicle's performance, ...

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    General Motors demos diesel, gearing against heavy truck rivals
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    General Motors recently hosted a drag strip race against its Ford and Dodge rivals to demonstrate a new diesel and transmission powertrain. In an old airstrip up in Beiseker, Alberta, Canada, the world’s largest automaker showed off its new 6.6 litre turbodiesel V8 Duramax engine with 360 hp ...

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