Drag racing is a style of motor racing, usually between cars or motorcycles. Generally two vehicles will line up on a straight-line course, and then they compete to see who can cross the finish line first. Drag races are typically held over a quarter mile track and are always from a standing start. Drag racing is one of the most basic and thrilling forms of racing, with some cars being so fast that they need a parachute deployed at the end of the race to slow them down. .