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    Report: Ford pulls official support from top-level NHRA teams
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    As the smallest team in the sport, it wasn't really a surprise when Dodge decided to pull out of NASCAR, but Autoweek is reporting that Ford is looking to pull the plug on its professional-level NHRA sponsorships following the 2014 season. With attendance and television ratings down, the article ...

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    Video: Watch these videos of an NHRA racer's bodywork blowing off into a crowd
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    Just a few months ago, fan safety at racetracks was a hot topic following the last-lap NASCAR Nationwide Series crash at Daytona that sent large pieces of racecars into the grandstands injuring 33 fans. Now, a freak incident at a National Hot Rod Association event resulted in a drag racer's ...

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    Video: Watch Jack Beckman's NHRA funny car explode, still win race
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    Jack Beckman is looking to wrap up his first-ever NHRA Funny Car title, and it appears an exploding car is not going to slow him down. Half-way through this qualifying run on Thursday, a spectacular explosion destroyed his car's Dodge bodywork, engulfing Beckman in a ball of flames while ...

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    Video: Watch an NHRA funny car explode in a four-wide drag race
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    Matt Hagan, the reigning NHRA Full Throttle Funny Car champ, kicked off this weekend's Four-Wide Nationals qualifying session at zMAX Dragway in North Carolina with a bang. Hagan's funny car dropped an intake valve into one of its cylinders about halfway down the track and exploded, launching ...

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    Traxxas now makes an R/C funny car. Enjoy [w/video]
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    Traxxas has done a smart job of establishing itself as a toymaker for grownups. With radio-controlled iterations of Ken Block's Ford Fiesta gymkhana car and Vaughn Gittin Jr's Ford Mustang drift machine, the company has something for everyone. Or at least it does now. Traxxas is now producing ...

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    Video: This is why drag racers should stay on dragstrips
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    We've seen some dumb ideas before, but this one may take the cake. The post-jump video shows what happens when a dragster that should stick to the strip goes on a track that requires a mild left turn. Actually, this "track" looks more like the cart path at the local golf course, except most ...

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    Video: Sunday! Sunday!! Sunday!!! Witness the incredible ManEater funny car!
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    Funny car checkup yields some unexpected excitement – Click above to watch video after the jump
    If you aren't terrified on some primordial level of the funny car drag racing class, odds are it's only a matter of time before natural selection comes a-callin'. Most funnies run a variation on ...

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    Funny Car Commercial of the Day: A good reason for an automatic
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    Mazda offers a good reason to choose an automatic – Click above to watch the video after the break
    Generally speaking, all of us at Autoblog prefer to drive a manual. Of course, there are exceptions to the rule. For instance, driving a supremely sedate luxury car with anything other than a ...

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    Funny Car Commercial of the Day: Mazda silences the kids
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    Mazda silences the kids – Click above to watch the video after the break
    We love kids... other people's kids, that is. Yours truly doesn't have any progeny of his own to look after, so the need for a vehicle that has loads of interior space is mostly lost on me. If you do have some ...

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    Funny Car Commercial of the Day: Audi's musically gifted S3
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    Audi's musically gifted S3 – Click above to watch the video after the break
    What is it about music and driving that make the two so inexorably linked? Hard to say, but there's simply no doubting that the right tune can turn a boring and mundane drive home from work into a truly enjoyable ...

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    Funny Car Commercial of the Day: Anything you can do... men can do better
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    I'm the King of Reverse – Click above to watch the video after the break
    Anything you can do, men I can do better. Sometimes, it seems that those of us who are of the male persuasion seem to think that we can do just about anything. And we're right, most of the time. There do exist those ...

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    Funny Car Commercial of the Day: Teeter-Totter Parking Edition
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    Mazda2 see-saw parking – Click above to watch the video after the break
    Mazda's commercial advertisements have long relied on the "Zoom Zoom" catchphrase, denoting that the assorted vehicles from the Japanese automaker are more fun to drive than their more staid competition. But eventually ...

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    Funny Car Commercial of the Day: Free kick edition
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    Goooooooaaaaallll! – Click above to watch the video after the break
    Football fans – or, if you happen to live in the United States... soccer fans – are well aware that 2010 is the year of the FIFA World Cup. The international competition has been run every four year since 1930, ...

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    Funny Car Commercial of the Day: When life gives you lemons...
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    Where's Orville when you really need him? – Click above to watch the video after the break
    When life gives you lemons... make lemonade. So goes the ol' saying, at least. But what if the curveball life happens to be throwing your way (and the rest of your small Brazilian town) is an active ...

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    VIDEO: Photographer snaps drag car crash with nerves of steel
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    Click above to watch video of the crash after the jump
    When a 250-mph funny car suddenly loses control and launches like a missile in your direction, common sense dictates that the best thing to do is run away. As fast as possible. While the instincts of the shutter bugs at Pomona Raceway in ...

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    Funny Car Commercial of the Day: Maybe consider taking the bus?
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    Maybe consider taking the bus? - Click above to watch the video after the jump
    Being the type of people who obsessively cover the auto industry, we generally prefer four-wheeled travel to pedal-for-yourself bicycling. Not that riding a bike is a bad thing... quite the opposite, actually. Getting ...

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    Funny Car Commercial of the Day: Politically Correct Edition
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    Volkswagen loves everyone - Click above to watch the video after the break
    Nowadays, being politically correct is of the utmost importance to companies the world over, and that includes automakers. Especially Volkswagen, apparently. Judging from the commercial pasted after the break, the German ...

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    Funny Car Commercial of the Day: Serious automotive testing
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    Serious automotive testing - Click above to watch the video after the break
    These days, cars and trucks need to pass a slew of strict testing procedures before they can be certified for sale. Included among these procedures are tests for safety, emissions, performance and reliability. Though ...

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    Funny Car Commercial of the Day: Ready for winter?
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    Ready for Winter? Click above to watch the video after the break
    As someone who happened to have grown up in snowy climes of the Great Lakes States for the first 25 years of life, this author knows exactly how nasty it can be in the morning to walk out of your nice, toasty house on a cold and ...

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    Funny Car Commercial of the Day: Never judge a book mascot by its cover
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    Never judge a book mascot by its cover - Click above to watch the video after the break
    Ever see those poor men and women out on a hot and sunny summer day dressed up in some ridiculous costume as some sort of promotion their employers are running? We truly feel for these people, but it seems not ...

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