NASCAR’s Xfinity Series season opener was damaged by a BIG crash that sent a car into the air and flipping across the sky.
But extremely NASCAR driver Myatt Snider climbed out of his wrecked car unharmed after a terrifying high-speed collision.
On the final lap of the Xfinity Series race at Daytona, Snider’s Chevrolet got into a skirmish with Anthony Alfredo and Jade Buford.
And Snider himself was sent up into the air in what appeared to be slow motion.
With NASCAR cars regularly hitting speeds of up to 185mph, it was a small miracle that Snider escaped unharmed.
The 27-year-old man turned to the side and collided with the side wall, causing the engine to explode out of the vehicle.
The front and rear of the car were also separated from the main body as he plunged down the tracks in flames.
The Snider’s high speed meant that the car continued to travel in a giant fireball, before coming to a halt in a large jagged pile.
First responders rushed to the scene with fire extinguishers, helping Snider climb out of the window and walk unhurt.
Snider was later treated at Daytona’s medical center, but was later released following the horrific smash.
And he told a bunch of relieved reporters: “It was very violent, seeing sparks all over the place. You really don’t know what’s going on.
“You just know you’re going in a certain direction, and it’s not the right direction. I’m just trying to hold on, have a hunch, hold everything together as much as I can.
“I can’t state enough how glad I am that I’m all good.”
Despite being on the final lap of the race, NASCAR immediately issued a warning after the collision caused the field to freeze.
That saw Austin Hill take the lead in the 120 lap competition at Daytona.
In other places Floyd Mayweather’s Money Team won a spot in Sunday’s Daytona 500, another race with the Xfinity Series.
Driver Kaz Grala qualifies to ensure Mayweather will be in the main race weekend of Money Team’s NASCAR launch.
https://www.thesun.co.uk/sport/17711556/nascar-fireball-crash-snider-daytona/ Watch the horrifying fireball crash as the car flips into the air before catching fire but the driver somehow escapes the trauma