- The two cars collided during the Sprint Cup finale at the Miami Speedway
- It sent sparks flying on track and one of the cars suddenlyburst into flames
- But despite the fireball, the driver Martin Truex Jr managed to escape unscathed
(DailyMail) –This is the moment a car burst into flames and exploded into a massive fireball after a collision between two drivers during a NASCAR race in Florida.
Racer Martin Truex Jr had taken off for the Sprint Cup finale at the Homestead-Miami Speedway track when his car appeared to collide with one being driven by Carl Edwards.
The crash caused sparks to fly off the track as the cars slammed into each other at great speed.
his is the moment a car burst into flames and exploded into a massive fireball after a collision between two drivers during a NASCAR race
The crash caused sparks to fly off the track as the cars slammed into each other at great speed
And although Edwards was able to drive his car away and finish the race, Truex had to pull out after his car caught fire.
But luckily he managed to escape by sliding out of the window before his vehicle burst into flames.
A safety team raced over to the driver and the burning car and made him retreat to a safe distance where he was checked by medical staff.
After the crash, the car being driven by Truex erupted into a huge fireball on the Miami track
And speaking after the race, Truex told 9news: ‘All I saw was the No. 2 (Brad Keselowski’s car) coming up the track and nowhere to go.
‘This is one of those wrong place, wrong time moments.’
The final race saw Truex finish the NASCAR season in a disappointing 36th place after being unable to finish the final race.
A safety team the raced over to the driver and the burning car and made him retreat to a safe distance where he was checked my medical staff
Edwards, who at one time was a title contender had to make do with a 34th place finish due to the crash.
Meanwhile the race and the Sprint Cup series championship was won by Jimmie Johnstone, who scooped the title for the seventh time.
The NASCAR season now breaks until February when it restarts with the Daytona 500.