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In 1963, a dramatic transition occurred at the top echelon of American open-wheel racing.
With the NFL season just getting started, there is a lot of conversation about New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady trying to play football at a high level after his 40th birthday.
A drag strip isn’t the first place anyone would expect to hear the gospel standard “Amazing Grace,” but Tony Schumacher could hear it all the way down the quarter-mile during the 1996 U.S. Nationals at Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis.
Darrell Waltrip
Davey Allison headed to Darlington (S.C.) Raceway on Sept. 6, 1992, with an opportunity to win the Winston Million bonus.

The Art Of The Burnout

When the 18th Century English poet Alexander Pope wrote: “All are but parts of one stupendous whole,” he couldn’t possibly have been talking about a 10,000-horsepower, nitromethane-gulping NHRA Top Fuel dragster or Funny Car.
Rahn Tobler
Rahn Tobler, crew chief for the NAPA Dodge Charger driven by reigning NHRA Funny Car champion Ron Capps, always has known what he wanted.
Brittany Force
Middle sisters can sometimes feel a bit lost in the crowd. Often they don’t get the attention bestowed on either the firstborn or the baby of the family.
Until the end of the National Hot Rod Ass’n, everyone can thank Funny Car racer Robert Hight for that four-letter word — hope.

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