Ross Myers of Phoenix stands 25 feet from the racetrack at Firebird International Raceway on Monday, Feb. 22, 2010, in Chandler. A woman died Sunday after being hit by a tire from a crashing dragster at the NHRA Arizona Nationals. The woman was watching a first-round Top Fuel run at Firebird International Raceway when Antron Brown's Matco Tools/U.S. Army dragster went out of control on the strip and its left rear wheel came off.
By Mark Scarp, contributing columnist
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