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Funny Car Crash No Laughing Matter

6/22/2008 9:03 AM PDT

Funny Car Crash No Laughing Matter

There's got to be a better name for these jacked-up roadsters than Funny Car.

Scott Kalitta, 46, died Saturday after his Funny Car burst into flames while going 300 MPH and then smashed into a barrier at a New Jersey raceway. The two-time Top Fuel champion was pronounced dead at hospital a short time later.

Kalitta is survived by his father, his wife, Kathy, and two sons, Corey, 14, and Colin, 8.

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