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AddDodge Charger R/T NHRA Funny Car is ready to burn rubber at SEMA [w/video]

The Dodge Charger R/T is all set to rocket down the drag strip in NHRA Funny Car competition with a completely redesigned body debuting at this year's SEMA Show. While only the front decal, side scallops and rear logo really signal this racer as a Charger, that doesn't take away from its promise of hitting absolutely ludicrous speeds.

162015 Dodge Charger R/T NHRA Funny Car burns rubber into SEMA [w/video]

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is showing off a completely redesigned Dodge Charger Funny Car at this year's SEMA Show in Las Vegas and it's ready to blow through the NHRA timing lights next year. Initially, the shape might look like any of the other entrants in its class burning through the quarter mile, but this is the first comprehensive rethink for the racecar's aerodynamics since 2006, says Dodge.

40Ford pulls official support from top-level NHRA teams

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 reports that Ford is just backing out of the top series but will remain active in the Sportsman classes of racing, which are geared more toward the grassroots and semi-professional racers.

12Watch these videos of an NHRA racer's bodywork blowing off into a crowd

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 bodywork flying into the crowd at the NHRA Four-Wide Nationals in Charlotte over the weekend. The carbon-fiber body of Robert Hight's Ford Mustang funny car blew off toward the end of a run when his engine ex

14Watch Jack Beckman's NHRA funny car explode, still win race

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 traveling at almost 300 miles per hour. Fortunately, Beckman was not injured in the explosion (although he did lose an eyebrow from the fire) and he actually went on to win the race with a 4.117-second ETA at 27

32Watch an NHRA funny car explode in a four-wide drag race

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 bits of engine and funny car across three of the four race lanes.

27Traxxas now makes an R/C funny car. Enjoy [w/video]

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.

65This is why drag racers should stay on dragstrips

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 owners wouldn't put the path this close to a ditch.

33Funny Car Commercial of the Day: A good reason for an automatic

Mazda offers a good reason to choose an automatic – Click above to watch the video after the break

21Funny Car Commercial of the Day: Mazda silences the kids

Mazda silences the kids – Click above to watch the video after the break

13Funny Car Commercial of the Day: Audi's musically gifted S3

Audi's musically gifted S3 – Click above to watch the video after the break

15Funny Car Commercial of the Day: Anything you can do... men can do better

I'm the King of Reverse – Click above to watch the video after the break

6Funny Car Commercial of the Day: Teeter-Totter Parking Edition

Mazda2 see-saw parking – Click above to watch the video after the break

7Funny Car Commercial of the Day: Free kick edition

Goooooooaaaaallll! – Click above to watch the video after the break

17Funny Car Commercial of the Day: When life gives you lemons...

Where's Orville when you really need him? – Click above to watch the video after the break

18Funny Car Commercial of the Day: Maybe consider taking the bus?

Maybe consider taking the bus? - Click above to watch the video after the jump

15Funny Car Commercial of the Day: Politically Correct Edition

Volkswagen loves everyone - Click above to watch the video after the break

12Funny Car Commercial of the Day: Serious automotive testing

Serious automotive testing - Click above to watch the video after the break

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