NHRA Funny Car driver Scott Kalitta was killed in competition at Englishtown NJ just a few hours ago. He is on the same team as Hillary Will, who's blog is linked on my sidebar.
I saw the crash on ESPN2, and it was terrible. I'm sure it will be shown on YouTube soon. I'm not sure I recommend seeing it - his car catches fire, the chute was burned to uselessness, and he smashed into the retaining wall at the end of the track at a very high rate of speed.
It had to be horrible.
Edit: this post is all of a sudden very popular with searches for video of Scott's crash, and I've had to delete a pretty sick comment. No, I don't have a link for the video, so get over it.