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What is the speed record for a Top Fuel dragster?

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As of September 2014, the current NHRA speed record for a top-fuel drag racing car is 332.18 mph, set in April 2012 by Spencer Massey. This record is for racing a distance of 1,000 feet.

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What is the speed record for a Top Fuel dragster?
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The record for a quarter-mile race in a top-fuel car is 336.15 mph set in 2005 by Tony Schumacher. Race distances were shortened from 1,320 feet to 1,000 feet after the death of Scott Kalitta in 2008.

Funny cars and top-fuel cars are the fastest racers in NHRA, with top speeds between 320 and 330 mph. Top-fuel cars are 7,000 horsepower, 25 feet long and weight 2,320 pounds. Top-fuel dragsters cover their race distance in less than 3.8 seconds.

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