Drag racing: The loudest sport

NHRA: Underestimeate the NHRA's decibel mightiness at your auditory peril

Updated: November 5, 2010, 10:50 AM ET
By Ryan McGee | ESPN The Magazine

THREE OLD LADIES ARE RIDING ON A BUS. The first says to her friends, "It sure is windy."

The second says, "It's not Wednesday, it's Thursday."

The third yells, "I'm thirsty too. Let's get a drink!"

This is pretty much the conversation that I'm having with "Big Daddy" Don Garlits, the man considered to be the greatest drag racer ever to wrap his legs around a 7,000-horsepower engine and ride it down the strip like a pony. We're standing in the middle ...

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