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Posts tagged: wreck

VIDEO: NHRA Funny Car explodes, car body flies into stands

As Robert Hight rocketed down the drag strip at zMax Dragway in Charlotte Saturday, his funny car’s engine exploded, ejecting the car’s carbon fiber body high into the air.  Video shows the lightweight piece of wreckage falling like a torn kite in the breeze before landing on a pedestrian walkway, directly in front of spectator seating.

NASCAR fans critically injured in Daytona wreck

If it weren’t for the catch fences during the Drive4COPD 300 this weekend it’s likely a number of NASCAR fans could have been killed.  On the last lap of the race 12 cars were caught in an accident that sent Kyle Larson’s car air-born and careening hood-first towards the grandstands.

Gen-6 car wreck at Daytona a good sign for NASCAR

The first attempt at pack drafting with NASCAR’s new Gen-6 race car didn’t go well. The twelve car wreck took place in testing for the 2013 Daytona 500 next month where the Gen-6 will make its official debut.  Since nobody was hurt NASCAR fans should be especially happy the mishap was caused in large part by a car that’s designed to bring a lost excitement back to the sport.

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Brandon Seiler is a bonafide car guy, member of the Northwest Auto Press Association and proud Washingtonian. He covers the latest auto news, technology, and pretty much anything having to do with car culture. You don't have to like cars to read his blogs, you just have to be able to read.

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