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Funny cars drag racing started in the 1960s as a variant of regular drag racing. Drag racing grew in popularity after World War II and involves a race between two cars on a straight track, usually a quarter mile long. Since the dragsters go so fast, drag races can be over in a matter of seconds and finishing speeds can be over 300 miles per hour. Some drag cars go so fast that they require a parachute to slow down.