She sold the Duster to the British Hounddog team, but not before running a best time of 6. The first ads for automobiles appeared in the 1940s, but since then, advertisers have gotten a lot cleverer. Have another swig; in fact you can drink the whole bottle if you like. It was Gordon's 87th career Cup win. Comical Automotive Humor: An Amusing Truck Joke A grizzled old trucker was eating in a truck stop when three Hell's Angels' bikers walked in. Cannon not only became the first two-time champion in the class but also the first third and fourth for good measure. Watch the video above for more about this breakout star.
Connie Kalitta used the name Bounty Hunter on several rails before adopting the title for his Mustang funny car. Marines banner besides the famous Mickey Thompson cars. Ronnie Sox is an example of a different set of conditions. The Corvette gave way to an equally wicked Tommy Mauney-built Pontiac Trans-am, which along with his large cubic inch Gene Fulton engine, made it a fan favorite on both the big and little stage. She recently competed at the 2018 Daytona 500 and the 2018 Indianapolis 500 before officially retiring.
It was awful tough to beat his experience back then. In order to land to a lucrative sponsor deal, teams are usually quite willing to forego the practice of christening their car with a name. Ironically for Scotty Cannon, his career began to take root with this wild, Top Fuel winged Willys built by Quain Stott, the No. Another situation then presented itself: racers who competed in several similar categories each year. On top of that it is comfortable, economical and incredibly good-looking.
He was forced into early driving retirement after a series of accidents in 2005 left him with a concussion, an injury which bothers him to this day. Either way, I hope our Draglist Top 200 brought back some fun memories for you. This season, Capps has already added five wins to his total, most recently at the Seattle event. He was ready to take it to the next level. Vandergriff successfully match raced on tracks that would make the most seasoned stunt men think twice about walking down, much less driving a car. And in a little-known fact that many race fans may not be aware of, Yarborough also tried his hand at open-wheel racing, competing in five Indianapolis 500s, with a best finish of 10th in the 1972 classic. Johnson won 50 races as a driver and then became one of the most successful car owners in the sport, owning the car that took both Cale Yarborough and Darrell Waltrip to all six of their combined Cup championships.
It was a time of social upheaval around the world. Therefore, the racers you see listed on our Top 50 are not necessarily the racers who won the championships or even those who won a majority of the races. Krawiec, who collected his fourth title this season, is not far back with 42 wins despite not having a fulltime ride until 2007, and three-time champ Angelle Sampey also has 42 wins. Schumacher, who celebrates his 43rd birthday on Christmas Day, has achieved incredible success, including seven Top Fuel championships—six of them in a row from 2004 through 2019. The first fuel funny car driver is a matter of dispute, but the first female funny car driver is not in question. He won 12 titles in 13 seasons beginning in 1990 and extended that to 13 in 15 seasons. The recently retired Queen of Drag Racing, Shirley Muldowney, started her fuel career in funny cars.
His 1990 Camaro was a homebuilt race car and admittedly his best. It certainly looks classy and fast. Anyway, it would seem that the word Laura may not be eminently suitable in India. Shirley was teamed with her first husband Jack Muldowney. This wave of both forced and accepted social revolution worked its way into drag racing, too. Danica took the pole and a top 10 finish at the 2013 Daytona 500.
Prudhomme and Bernstein each captured four titles and Beadle three. Nissan — Dream When you hire a man who makes full-length sci-fi movies for a living to do your car commercial, you should expect it to be good. We had laughs, stories and more fun than you could ever imagine. An employee of the bank then proceeds to drive the Rolls into the bank's underground garage and parks it there. As Castellana watched his fellow racers convert over to supercharged combinations, one by one; he stuck to his guns and today is better for the experience.
He also won 12 F1 races, the most in that circuit's by any American driver. Watch the video above for more reaction to the blockbuster deal. Semipro racers basically the alcohol classes and fuel altereds received 75 percent of their initial point totals. He also has two brothers who have enjoyed lengthy careers in racing as well, Mike and Kenny. He earned a combined 69 national event wins—39 in Top Fuel and 30 in Funny Car—making him No. There may be some surprises on this list.