For the second time in 15 months, NHRA Top Fuel driver Antron Brown was involved in a scary crash after his car crossed the finish line.
During Friday night's qualifying session for the Summit Southern Nationals at Atlanta, Brown was on a good pass in the left lane. But as his run ended, his car veered violently to the left and hit the outside wall. (From the video, it looks like something happened to the left rear tire, as it's uninflated at the point of impact.)
After slamming into the left wall in a big glow, Brown's car spun around and he hit the right-side wall before what was left of his car came to a rest. Brown was uninjured.
In February 2013, Brown's car crashed in the second round of eliminations at Pomona.
Thankfully, he was OK after that wreck too.
Brown was the 2012 NHRA Top Fuel champion and his team, Don Schumacher Racing, was at the forefront of canopy design for safety. The canopy, which was on Brown's car Friday night, was approved for use in competition in August, 2012.
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