1974 Dodge Charger 440 Engine

So the main reason I signed up for this forum was to see if anyone on her had some pretty good build ideas for the 440 that came in the 1974 Dodge Chargers. I'm currently in school for Automotive Technologies and when we get to go to the shop we are allowed to bring our own toys to work on so I would like to go ahead and figure out exactly what I should do with it before we get to that stage. I'm trying to make it a beast that I can run on the drag strip but also be something I can drive around every so often and not go completely broke. I still have a lot to learn about automotive's and building wise so I hope some of you can give me some pretty good places to start thinking about. Thank you for your time.
Author: tjackson2011