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NHRA Shortens Track After Fatal Crash, No Longer 1/4-Mile

As an interim safety measure in the wake of Scott Kalitta's fatal crash, the NHRA has decided to shorten the length of the race in the Funny Car and Top Fuel classes from 1320 feet down to 1000 feet. This comes as part of an effort to reduce speeds; plus, with the shortened racing distance, the drivers are left with… » 7/03/08 11:00am 7/03/08 11:00am

The Horrifying Scott Kalitta Funny Car Crash Video, As Shown By ESPN2

We initially hesitated from showing you video of the 300 MPH crash and death of NHRA champ Scott Kalitta after we received a tip that a video from the stands had made its way to YouTube. We decided the death of a drag racer was a rather gruesome thing to show you. Although we knew the race was being broadcast by… » 6/22/08 3:51pm 6/22/08 3:51pm

Scott Kalitta, NHRA Champion, Killed In Qualifying Incident

UPDATE: We've now posted the Scott Kalitta crash video. Funny Car driver and two-time Top Fuel champion Scott Kalitta died after injuries sustained in a fiery crash during the final round of qualifying of the Lucas Oil NHRA SuperNationals at Old Bridge Township Raceway park saturday. According to reports, his Toyota… » 6/21/08 11:01pm 6/21/08 11:01pm