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Drag Racing Deaths

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.

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  • Scott Kalitta

    21-Jun-08
    Scott D. Kalitta (February 18, 1962 – June 21, 2008) was an American drag racer who competed in the Funny Car and Top Fuel classes in the National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) Full Throttle Drag Racing Series. He was killed at Old Bridge Township Raceway Park, after an accident during qualifying. He had 17 career Top Fuel wins and one career Funny Car win, and at his death he was one of 14 drivers to win in both divisions.Kalitta was son of veteran NHRA driver and crew chief Connie Kalitta, and cousin of teammate Doug Kalitta.  ...more
    • Age: Dec. at 46 (1962-2008)
    • Birthplace: Mount Clemens, Michigan
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    Carrie Jo Neal

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      John Hagen

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        Walter Henry