NHRA isn't a drag for announcer

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Posted: Friday, February 15, 2013 12:00 am

Dave Rieff's goal as ESPN's new NHRA play-by-play announcer is to make those people sitting at home fall in love with the sport just like he did.

Rieff wants to share his wide-eyed wonder at watching a nitro-powered car rocketing down the track, going from a standing start to hitting 100 mph in less than a second, 280 mph in an eighth of a mile and eclipsing the 1,000-foot barrier in 3.7 seconds.

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