Where Did the Term “Drag Racing” Come From and What Did it Mean Originally?

Drag racing is a quarter-mile race between two cars starting side by side from a standing start.

It began in the 1950s and was usually held on the main street of a small town.

In the nineteenth century, because they were being dragged down the street by a horse, wagons and buggies were called drags.

where did the term drag racing come from and what did it mean originally

And in the 1850s the name transferred to the main street.

It became known as the main drag, which gave drag racing a venue, and its name.

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