Drag Racer Larry Dixon Somehow Walked Away From This 300 MPH Crash

Larry Dixon is the one airborne in this frightening video as his Top Fuel dragster apparently snapped in half somewhere near 300 MPH during the Gatornationals in Florida. He somehow walked away from this accident. » 3/14/15 2:32pm 3/14/15 2:32pm

NHRA Cracks Down On The Dumbest Fake Street Racing Show On Television

Several National Hot Rod Asscoation drag racers who appeared on the worst idea for a show ever, Street Outlaws, have been warned that their competition license may be suspended for going on the show. Problem is, several members are still booked to appear on the show and this sudden change in policy enforcement comes… » 2/27/15 6:30pm 2/27/15 6:30pm

Courtney Force Shows Us What Ludicrous Speed Really Looks Like

Courtney Force posted her career-best time of 3.995 seconds on the quarter-mile track of Auto Club Raceway at Pomona this weekend during the Circle K NHRA Winternationals. Here's what ludicrous speed looks like in a Chevrolet funny car designed to look sort of like a Camaro. » 2/10/15 5:55pm 2/10/15 5:55pm

Insanity Is Drag Racing A Jet-Powered Go-Kart

Meet Captain Jack McClure, a racer from the early days of NASCAR who strapped a hydrogen peroxide-powered rocket on the back of a go-kart and went drag racing in it. Here's on-kart footage from his latest runs (at age 88!) at South Georgia Motorsports Park. » 11/21/14 4:50pm 11/21/14 4:50pm

The First Female NHRA Pro Stock Champion Was Featured In A Disney Movie

Before Erica Enders-Stevens became the first female champion of the hyper-competitive NHRA Pro Stock class, she was featured in the Disney Channel's made-for-TV movie "Right on Track." Now the world of drag racing has the largest number of women participating out of any motorsport. » 11/19/14 1:27pm 11/19/14 1:27pm

Watch A Drag Racing Funny Car Explode In Slow Motion

NHRA held its Auto Club Finals this weekend in Pomona, California, where Jon Capps' Funny Car done blow'd up. Luckily, he escaped the blaze unharmed, but let's watch an amusingly nonchalant announcer narrate the slow-mo inferno. » 11/17/14 12:17pm 11/17/14 12:17pm

Shea Holbrook Wants To Jump From Road Racing Into A Jet Dragster

Sometimes, you just want to put the hammer down and see how brutally fast you can go. Say, 300 MPH kind of fast. For that reason, Pirelli World Challenge racer and race team co-owner Shea Holbrook is looking to hop over into a jet dragster, and that couldn't be more awesome. » 11/12/14 12:28pm 11/12/14 12:28pm

Weekend Motorsports Roundup, September 20-21, 2014

Welcome to the Jalopnik Weekend Motorsports Roundup, where we let you know what's going on in the world of racing, where you can see it, and where you can talk about it all in one convenient place. Where else would you want to spend your weekend? » 9/21/14 8:30am 9/21/14 8:30am

The 2015 Dodge Challenger Drag Pak, Because Tires Should Burn In Hell

Mopar enthusiasts/tire destroyers got their first look at the 2015 Mopar Challenger Drag Pak "test vehicle" at the NHRA U.S. Nationals Event in Indianapolis. They did burnouts, so you know it's pretty much exactly what you want if you're a Sportsman racer. » 8/31/14 2:00pm 8/31/14 2:00pm

Vomiting Dragsters And Screaming Choirs Are America's Best Thing Ever

If America contributes nothing of culture to the world, not rock music, not rap music, not cheeseburgers, not Jackson Pollock paintings, let it keep contributing these. These glorious, wonderful videos of drag racing in slow motion, that feature fuel spilling out like so much mechanical puke. » 8/26/14 7:20pm 8/26/14 7:20pm

Watching These Drag Racers Explode In Slow Motion Is Hypnotizing

Drag racing is probably the most mesmerizing sport in the world to put into slow motion, as we've previously established. Something about the speed and the fury put into more manageable form just somehow enraptures the psyche. So here's all that when it goes BOOM. » 8/17/14 2:00pm 8/17/14 2:00pm

Cars exploding in drag races look like they are made out of Jell-O

The NHRA put together this gnarly video compilation of wild rides from the first half of the 2014 season and it's just nuts. These drag races look a lot more like horizontal rocket launches crossed with the flames of Ghost Rider than the cars you and I drive. » 8/09/14 1:11pm 8/09/14 1:11pm

NHRA Racer Antron Brown Walked Away From This Huge Explosion

I have a massive amount of respect for drag racers. Not only do they strap themselves into massive, fire-breathing monsters that can top 300 MPH, but those monsters tend to, well, explode, a bit. And it's a testament to their safety that NHRA racer Antron Brown walked away from this one. » 5/17/14 11:33am 5/17/14 11:33am

This Slow Motion Funny Car Explosion Will Terrify And Mesmerize You

Ron Capps was making a run in this NAPA Dodge Charger at the NHRA Winternationals in Pomona, CA. That's when his engine exploded. This slow motion footage will freak you out. » 2/08/14 5:20pm 2/08/14 5:20pm

Is NASCAR Doing A 'Twin Burnout' On 9/11 To Commemorate 9/11?

This morning the Charlotte Motor Speedway announced that they will host a "burnout-off" between NASCAR's Jimmie Johnson and NHRA Top Fuel champ Tony Schumacher. It's on Sept. 11, but its it for Sept. 11? » 9/10/13 1:30pm 9/10/13 1:30pm

Watch Pieces Of A Drag Car Fly Into The Stands And Land On Spectators

An NHRA drag race in North Carolina on Saturday gave fans a little more than they bargained for when pieces of a Funny Car's body flew off during a run and landed in the stands. Amazingly, no one seems to have been seriously hurt. » 4/21/13 8:55pm 4/21/13 8:55pm

Antron Brown Started The Day On Fire And Ended It As The First African…

On fire is a double entendre where Antron Brown is concerned. His engine caught fire and burned his hands Sunday, but he was on fire — figuratively speaking — on the track, too this year. When the smoke cleared, Brown was crowned NHRA's Top Fuel champion. » 11/12/12 12:40pm 11/12/12 12:40pm

The Military Should Definitely Spend Taxpayer Money To Sponsor…

Over the last few years, the government has come under fire for extravagant spending of taxpayer funds on various public programs. One such program that went under the knife last week was military sponsorship of sports. » 7/19/12 3:30pm 7/19/12 3:30pm

Stunning photos capture 221 MPH race crash

Two weeks ago, photographer Mark J. Rebilas set up to shoot drag races in Bristol, Tenn. What he got was a front-row seat to a fiery crash that nearly took out both cars. Here is his stunning gallery. » 6/30/11 3:00pm 6/30/11 3:00pm

A Different Kind of Christmas Tree

This excerpt from the NHRA's "The First 50 Years" features an explanation of how the current quarter mile starting light system or "Christmas Tree" replaced starting flags and some awesome vintage drag racing footage. » 12/25/10 12:30pm 12/25/10 12:30pm