Watch two minutes of NHRA dragsters exploding in slow motion

Four seconds may not seem like much, but when you ask a machine to haul a couple thousand pounds of metal down a straight at 300 mph after starting from a standstill … stuff can go wrong, no matter how short the timespan.

So, put on a firesuit and make sure you have a drink nearby, because things are about to heat up as we take a look back at some of the most spectacular mishaps of the first half of the 2014 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing season. And yes … everyone was able to walk away O.K.