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The List #0392: Go Drag Racing

The List #0392: Learn How To Drag Race
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 Hemi engines. But before our hosts can take to the strip, they first receive some tips and tricks from professional NHRA funny car driver Jack Beckman.

While many of our List items require a fair bit of time, planning and financial wherewithal, going drag racing is an experience you should be able to tackle yourself with minimal cost and effort.

Join us as Jessi and Patrick check drag racing off of their List.

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Posted May 30th 2014 12:45PM

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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    The List #0248: Attend the Woodward Dream Cruise
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    The Woodward Dream Cruise is billed as the largest one-day automotive event in the world. Around 1.5 million people show up on a Saturday each August and line both sides of a seven-mile stretch of historic Woodward Avenue in the outskirts of Detroit. They come to watch some 40,000+ classic, ...

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    The List #0180: Work As A Professional Stunt Driver
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    Working as a professional stunt driver is one of the most popular requests we get for The List. Making it happen, however, has proven to be a challenge. It isn't as simple as crashing a Hollywood set and sticking our hosts, Jessi and Patrick, behind the wheel of a car meant for Keanu's character. ...

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    The List #0360: Learn to Drift
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    To let a car do what it wants is very different than making it do what you want. It's the difference between a car's rear end getting loose in a corner and the intentional act of drifting. There's a huge chasm of skill that lies between the two, though the end result might look the same ...

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    The List #0096: Photograph Your Car Like A Pro
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    Photographing cars is near and dear to our hearts at Autoblog. We're proud of the images we publish in our reviews because we take nearly all of them ourselves rather than hiring photographers to do the work for us, and the man who sets the bar for our team is Director of Photography, Drew ...

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    The List #0325: Buy A Used Car Online
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    Buying a used car online has become a new rite of passage in the Internet Age. eBay Motors, Craiglist and a myriad of other online auto shopping sites facilitate the ritual, and the need for a new set of wheels is all the motivation that's required. We found ourselves with just such a need, ...

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    The List #0051: Build a Car
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    Building your own car is another activity that viewers often request we cover on The List. Assembling a kit car or doing a ground-up restoration of a relic barn find seemed like obvious choices, but weren't very practical. So we donned our thinking caps and came up with a cool alternative to the ...

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    The List #0187: Escape an Automotive Attack
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    It's one thing to protect yourself on the road against bad drivers who might cut you off or ride your bumper on the highway. It's quite another to do that when those drivers have guns and want to kidnap the diplomat in your back seat. While the latter scenario may sound unlikely, many drivers in ...

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    The List #0200: Drive 200 MPH
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    We keep track of every idea that you submit for The List. Of the hundreds we get after each episode airs, one is without question at the top of everyone's list: drive 200 miles per hour. Despite the first production car eclipsing 200 mph back in the mid-'80s, we thankfully aren't yet jaded by ...

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    The List #0041: Attend A Major Car Auction
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    When you think of major car auctions, you probably think of Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale. That's the one that came to mind for us, which is why we sent Jessi and Patrick to experience its sights and sounds this past January. Not only did they come away with what it's like to be inside the big ...

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    The List #0032: Go Ice Racing
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    Despite the unusually warm winter we're having this year, we couldn't pass up the opportunity to have Jessi and Patrick check ice racing off The List. So we sent them to New York to meet our good friend and ice-racing expert, Engadget.com editor-in-chief Tim Stevens, for an inside look at this ...

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