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Drag race explosion


In a split second barreling down the track and topping three hundred miles per hour, a funny car drag racer explodes.
The car's fiberglass shell, sheering off in every direction at the National Hot Rod Association's Winter Nationals in Pomona, California.

The driver survives the blast but is still in his seat as the totaled racer rolls to a stop.
Ron Capps, the man behind the wheel, walks away miraculously without any serious injuries.

"At first you're not exactly sure what's goin on. All of a sudden the race car you are driving is a convertible and you see sky and flames and pieces flying."

It's not the first time Capps has had a close call.  A similar explosion Capps survived in Minnesota last summer has made it's way to YouTube.