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    Video: Watch 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 ...

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    Motorsports: Antron Brown becomes first African American to win major US auto racing series [w/video]

    Antron Brown wasn't even on the track during the final run of the 2012 NHRA Top Fuel season, but, not only did he go into the record books as this year's champion, he will also be remembered in the history of motorsports for an entirely different reason. The 36-year-old drag racer has become the ...

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    Motorsports: Ladies rule the day and make NHRA history with double win [w/video]

    The National Hot Rod Association is racing this weekend in Brainerd, Minnesota, but history was made two weeks ago at the Northwest Nationals in Seattle. We overlooked it at the time, but when Erica Enders won in Pro Stock and Courtney Force won in Funny Car, it was the first time two women have ...

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    Report: NHRA to host first ever four-lane drag race

    Your eyes do not deceive you – what you see above is four lanes of funny car action at the zMax Dragway in Charlotte, NC, built specifically for such shenanigans. That was just an exhibition run, but the National Hot Rod Association has announced that this year it will run 4-up racing in ...

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    Rumormill: Shelby to unveil a new special-edition Mustang at NHRA Winternats

    Click above for high-res image gallery of the 2010 Ford Shelby GT500
    We don't know what it is yet, but according to the folks at InsideLine, Carroll Shelby is preparing to unveil a new special-edition Ford Mustang next week. Rumored to be less powerful than the GT500KR, the limited-run model ...

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    NHRA founder Wally Parks passes at 94

    In our own little subsection of society, few men have had as much influence on our pistonhead way of life than Wally Parks. Over 94 years, he was a test driver for GM, founded the National Hot Rod Association (NHRA), had a hand in starting Motor Trend in 1948, co-founded Hot Rod magazine and deemed ...

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    NHRA pro racing assets get a new owner

    Although we've never been huge fans of racing in a straight line, it pained us to read that the National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) sold its professional racing assets to HD Partners yesterday for a cool $121 million.The sale will not affect the NHRA's non-profit status, although the new series ...


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