A rare quartermile blast from the past: What drag racing was like back in 1959

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One of the main reasons we love the Internet so much is the sometimes off-the-wall or rare gems you find while looking for something else.

And trust us, this is really rare, especially if you’re a drag racer or a fan of drag racing.

It’s hard to believe how far the sport has come since it was founded on the west coast back in the 1950s.

And although this movie — called “Ingenuity In Action” — is nearly a half-hour long, it’s worth sitting through just to see how the sport has evolved, not to mention hair cuts, clothes and more.

We especially love the action at what’s simply called “The Nationals.”

To think how far the NHRA has come.

Check out the video below:

F1 Paddock Pass: United States Grand Prix post-race (VIDEO)

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As Lewis Hamilton took another step towards his fourth Formula 1 World Championship Sunday at the United States Grand Prix at Circuit of The Americas, plenty of other topics of discussion emerged in the wake of Round 17 of the season from Austin.

Hamilton’s win came as his Mercedes AMG Petronas team claimed its fourth consecutive Constructor’s Championship, Scuderia Ferrari came up short once again despite a valiant effort in second and third, and Max Verstappen’s penalty after the race was the major talking point.

Elsewhere Valtteri Bottas struggled again, the Sahara Force India twins continued to pick up points, Carlos Sainz Jr. made a major positive impact in his first start with Renault, Brendon Hartley impressed on debut at Toro Rosso and Romain Grosjean and Haas F1 Team endured a tough weekend on Haas’ home soil.

Check out all the recap from the latest USGP in the latest post-race edition of the NBC Sports Group original digital series Paddock Pass with NBCSN pit reporter and insider Will Buxton, below.