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    The List: The List #0392: Go Drag Racing
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    Hosts Jessi Combs and Patrick McIntyre head to Southern California's Irwindale Speedway to compete in a weekly "run what ya brung" NHRA Thursday Night Thunder event. With them they've brung brought some Mopar muscle: a Dodge Charger SRT and Dodge Challenger SRT8, both packing 470-horsepower 392 ...

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    Official: John Force defeats daughter to win 16th NHRA championship [w/video]
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    John Force won the NHRA Funny Car Championship on Sunday, his 16th championship win since his first in 1990, racing against his 25-year-old daughter Courtney in the final round at The Strip at Las Vegas Speedway. The 310+miles-per-hour drag race was close, with the 64-year-old elder Force driving ...

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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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    Official: Chevy offering Camaro rolling chassis for drag racers
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    There sure has been plenty of drag racing machinery to report about lately from the Chevrolet COPO Camaro to the Ford Mustang Cobra Jet, but General Motors has another quarter-mile racer up its sleeve with a new rolling chassis version of the Camaro. While the COPO is a turn-key racecar with a ...

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    Official: 2013 Chevy COPO Camaro announced with two new engines and manual option
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    Chevrolet is following up the 2012 COPO Camaro with another limited run of the drag-strip-ready production car for 2013. Ditching the superchargers, the 2013 COPO Camaro can only be equipped with one of three naturally aspirated V8 engines, and other new features include the option of a manual ...

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    Motorsports: Antron Brown becomes first African American to win major US auto racing series [w/video]
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    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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    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 this trailer for Snake & Mongoose
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    If you think drag racing is boring, we encourage you to take a closer look at the sport's early days. When Don "The Snake" Prudhomme and Tom "The Mongoose" McEwen were first lining up to shoot down the quarter mile against each other in the '60s, the National Hot Rod Association was still less ...

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    Official: Ford picks black and blue stripes as official racing colors
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    Ford has a new livery for its racing efforts. The automaker has officially chosen an offset black and blue stripe as its family colors. The paint scheme officially debuted on the new 2013 Ford Fusion headed to the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, but the automaker says we can expect to see it crop up in ...

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    Official: Toyota readies "DragQuoia" Sequoia Family Dragster for SEMA
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    Oh, SEMA. There's no other show on the face of the planet that would be so bold as to serve up a creation like the one seen above. This is the questionably named DragQuoia, and it's a slammed Toyota Sequoia with a 650-horsepower TRD supercharged V8 engine shoved under the hood, complete with ...

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    Motorsports: Ladies rule the day and make NHRA history with double win [w/video]
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    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: Feds vote to continue military advertising in NASCAR
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    Shortly after the Army National Guard halted sponsorship of Stewart-Haas Racing, which fields teams for Tony Stewart and Ryan Newman, the U.S. House of Representatives voted to allow the military to continue using funds to advertise in sports, including NASCAR. Reps. Jack Kingston, R-Ga., and ...

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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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    Video: NHRA dragster's fuel pump in action
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    A top fuel dragster makes impressive use of a 500-cubic-inch engine block machined from a solid chunk of aluminum. That 10,000-horsepower engine propels a 2,300-pound car from the starting tree to 100 mph in less than a second. And it needs a lot of fuel to do it. Some visitors to the NHRA ...

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    Ford delivers 2012 Mustang Cobra Jet racers, lays claim to quickest production car [w/video]
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    We're all for an event that culminates with the serving of cake, especially when the sweet stuff is delivered in tandem with supercharged Mustang coupes built especially for drag racing. Ford recently threw a party at the Auto Alliance Mustang factory in Flat Rock, MI to celebrate the official ...

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    Event Alert: May 2010 Calendar of Automotive Events
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    We've wrapped up our Beijing Motor Show coverage as April closes and May begins, signaling the end of the major international auto show season. We'll have a spring and summer full of concours, racing, meets, exhibitions and more to keep us busy though until the new car reveals pick up again in ...

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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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    Report: NHRA to host first ever four-lane drag race
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    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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    VIDEO: With F1 program scrapped, where will Toyota Motorsports land next?
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    Toyota GT-One – Click above for high-res image gallery
    As Toyota president Akio Toyoda announced the withdrawal of his company from the Formula One World Championship, he reiterated Toyota's commitment to motorsport competition. But while this may have been pure lip-service, the Japanese ...

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