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Notable Famous Deaths
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Deaths by drag race car crash are listed below. Fatal drag racing accidents at races that occurred on race tracks, due to motor malfunction, driver's carelessness, or could be just bad luck are listed here. The year of these drag car crashes are seen in the discussion column. These deaths have been horrifying and terrifying. There are some pretty big names on this list of drag racing deaths. This is the worst possible thing that can happen when you race, but if you're not careful, it is a consequence.

What are the worst drag racing deaths? Take a look at this list and you'll find out that answer.

Blaine Johnson is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Drag Racing Deaths
Blaine Johnson Died at 34 (1962-1996) 31-Aug-96 Blaine H. Johnson was a professional drag racer. Blaine, along with his lifelong crew chief and brother, Alan, were competitors in the NHRA Top Alcohol Dragster Series, a series which they ...more

Carrie Jo Neal is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Drag Racing Deaths
Carrie Jo Neal

Darrell Russell is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Drag Racing Deaths
Darrell Russell Died at 36 (1968-2004) Darrell J. Russell was an American NHRA drag racer. He was the 2001 NHRA Rookie Of The Year. At the time, he was the third driver to win in his Professional debut. Before becoming a driver in ...more

Eric Medlen is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Drag Racing Deaths
Eric Medlen Died at 34 (1973-2007) 23-Mar-07 Eric Medlen, was an NHRA Fuel Funny Car driver. Medlen drove for John Force Racing in 2004, 2005 and 2006, campaigning in the Castrol Syntec Ford Mustang Fuel Funny Car, and in 2007, campaigning ...more

John Hagen is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Drag Racing Deaths
John Hagen

John Lingenfelter is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Drag Racing Deaths
John Lingenfelter Died at 58 (1945-2003) 25-Dec-03 John Earl Lingenfelter was an NHRA driver, engineer and tuner. Over his career, Lingenfelter won 13 career national event events in Competition Eliminator and was the first driver in the class ...more

John Shoemaker is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Drag Racing Deaths
John Shoemaker age 61 8-Mar-08 John Shoemaker is a former minor league baseball player and manager of the Ogden Raptors. Shoemaker attended Waverly High School and Miami University before he was drafted in the 35th round of ...more

Lee Shepherd is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Drag Racing Deaths
Lee Shepherd Died at 41 (1944-1985) 11-Mar-85 Lee Alan Shepherd was an American drag racing driver from Arlington, Texas. In 1972 Lee Shepherd drove a lime-green Chevy 2 Nova wagon to the finals in Modified-Eliminator at the ...more

Michelle "Shelly" Howard 2-Apr-05

Scott Kalitta is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Drag Racing Deaths
Scott Kalitta Died at 46 (1962-2008) 21-Jun-08 Scott D. Kalitta was an American drag racer who competed in the Funny Car and Top Fuel classes in the National Hot Rod Association Full Throttle Drag Racing Series. He was killed at Old Bridge ...more

Walter Henry is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Drag Racing Deaths
Walter Henry

Wayne Bailey is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Drag Racing Deaths
Wayne Bailey age 63 Oct-00