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People go to hockey games to see fights, and racing fans go to the races to see crashes. That’s just the way it is. When the crashes are serious though, it doesn’t leave much to laugh about.

Funny car drag racer Matt Hagen competed in the National Hot Rod Association’s Four-Wide Nationals in Charlotte, N.C. over the weekend and  his car was ripped apart in an explosion.

The car exploded at 260 mph during Hagen’s qualifying round. An intake valve dropped into one of the engine’s cylinders causing the explosion. According to Top Gear Car News, the explosion sent debris flying across three of the raceway’s four lanes.

Hagen did exit the car without a scratch.

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