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Drag racer Darrell Russell died Sunday after his car broke up while traveling about 300 mph and burst into flames during a Top Fuel race at Gateway International Raceway.



Russell had crossed the finish line on the quarter-mile strip and deployed his parachute when his dragster came apart in the second round of eliminations at the Sears Craftsman NHRA Nationals.



The car rolled to a halt near a guard wall and the fire was quickly put out.



The 35-year-old from Hockley, Texas, was unconscious when he was cut from the wreckage, immobilized with a brace and placed on a backboard. He was taken by helicopter to the St. Louis University Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead about two hours later.

I think we should all be careful when we go to the track. I mean 100mph to 300mph bad things can happen and people don't realize that.

Let's all remember him and his family in our prayers.
 

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Sorry for starting another thread on this. I didn't know that it had already been posted in another forum.........
 
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