Kurt's dragster project 

March, 10, 2010

At first glance, Kurt Busch's 1970 Dodge Challenger looks like any other restored ride that you might find your uncle using to cruise the local Sonic Drive-In on a Saturday night. That first glance would be wrong. Unless your uncle prefers consuming his tater tots and limeade at 150 mph.

"Oh, she's street legal," the newly crowned Atlanta champ says as he runs his hand along the car's high-gloss black and grey skin. "But I'd have to remove the parachute first."

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