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Drag racing is a uniquely American form of auto racing that gained in popularity after World War II and during the 1950s. Its alternative name, hot rodding, refers to races involving Classic American cars that enthusiast... More »

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American Shirley Muldowney has been given the nickname "the First Lady of Drag Racing" thanks to her trailblazing efforts at a time when not many women were involved with the sport. In addition to being a pioneer for wom... More »

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There is a risk involved with professional, organized drag racing that takes place on a track, but given how many people have participated in these events over the years and how rare serious injury or death is, it can be... More »

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There is a risk involved with professional, organized drag racing that takes place on a track, but given how many people have participated in these events over the years and how rare serious injury or death is, it can be... More »

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American Shirley Muldowney has been given the nickname "the First Lady of Drag Racing" thanks to her trailblazing efforts at a time when not many women were involved with the sport. In addition to being a pioneer for wom... More »

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In drag racing contexts, a Christmas tree is not actually a tree but a stack of lights that are used to indicate when a driver should start. The exact form of a Christmas tree may vary by track, but in general there are ... More »

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In drag racing, the term "Chicago style" refers to a race in which there are either one or two rounds of races in which all entrants can participate. After these initial rounds, the two fastest cars out of this group run... More »

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