How Close Can You Get? Closest NHRA Top Fuel Finish in History!

Posted by: Jesse Kleib on 11/18/2021

It’s situations like this one that you live for as a member of a race team, that photo finish that leaves you questioning the outcome, even in slow motion.

This time, we check out a situation that was the closest race to ever happen in the history of the NHRA when two Top Fuel cars blasted down the track to a dead tie.

The numbers on the board were within .0000 of each other, but the scoring system decided that the MAC Tools car in the right lane had managed to squeeze out an edge somewhere deeper in the decimals.

At north of 320 mph, a race that’s separated by less than .0001 of a second is really a feat to behold. You just can’t get this type of rush in any other format.

NHRA: Doug Kalitta Wins Top Fuel Final – Atlanta 2016

How close can you get? Doug Kalitta took the NHRA Top Fuel win by less than 0.0001 seconds on Sunday! #NHRAonFOX #SouthernNats

Posted by FOX Sports on Monday, May 16, 2016