Image from this great BBC gallery.
In keeping with the Ballard “Crash” theme and my love for racing and things that go fast and go boom, I just came across these BBC images of the Talladega race crash, which was out of control. I’m not a “sports” person, but I do think it’s pretty awesome that the driver got out and *walked* out of his flaming car very pissed off to physically cross the finish line — to a standing ovation. I found the HD version of the crash video (below) and while the announcers are annoying as hell, they play the multi versions of the multiple car wreck that sent a car flipping up into the stands, and it’s just riveting. And it’s only 3:30 minutes long. Check it out: