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Nationwide Craziest Moment: Hit from Pastrana lifts Papis’ rear wheels off ground

Max Papis thought he was going to be clear of the crash in front of him. He wasn't.

During Sunday's rain-delayed Nationwide Series race at Iowa, Alex Bowman and Brian Vickers went spinning in front of Travis Pastrana. There was nowhere for Pastrana, who was on the high side, to go, and he ended up hitting Vickers' car.

After hitting Vickers, Pastrana's car veered toward the inside of the track, where the field of cars behind the crash had scrambled to avoid the accident. Everyone made it by except Papis.

Pastrana's car smashed into the right side of Papis' car near the right-rear tire and sheared off the sheetmetal on the side and sent Papis' rear wheels off the ground like the car did a reverse pop-a-wheelie.

Both cars were too damaged to continue.

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