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Historical Motorsports Crashes



Every weekend all across the world there are all different types of motorsports events happening from Nascar to Swamp Buggy racing. Every weekend the drivers of these machines put their lives on the line for the glory of becoming a champion or an event winner. Sometimes this weekends can end horribly or even deadly when a part fails or another driver makes a mistake. Here is a collection from the past of motorsports crashes from all forms of racing.

Dale Earnhardt crawls out of his NASCAR after serveral flips at the 1982 Pocono 500

1960’s, Cale Yarborough flies through the air at the Darlington Speedway


NHRA Top Fuel’s Larry Dixon, March 2015


1960 Ascot Speedway Gardena, CA


1965, Carl Bailey in Trenton, NJ goes 20 feet in the air


1970s, Bill Korbacher is oblivious to Doug Coulter flipping his springer


Lew Marshall upside down in 1967


1966 Monaco Grand Prix crash, the 49 car completely destroyed


Stan Fox in 1995 Indianapolis 500 horrific crash


Luis Diaz in the 2000 Marlboro 500 at Fontana, California


Earnhardt Jr. loses control during American Le Mans practice


Hans Herrmann in 1959 at the German GP survived unhurt


Le Mans in 1968, aftermath from Mauro Bianchi’s crash


1955, Le Man’s deadliest crash in motorsports history. 80 people were killed


Stan Fox Indy 500 crash in 1995


Mark Webber’s 1999 Mercedes CLK-GTR Le Mans crash


Michael Schumacher’s Mercedes crash in 2013


It was not common in older days that racing drivers did not wear seatbelts


1999, Federico Kroyman’s Ferrari Formula 1 crash at Laguna Seca


Cliff Allison in 1956


Porsche 964 RSR goes airborne in local rally after hitting concrete barrier


NHRA Pro Stock Shane Gray crash in 2012


NHRA Top Fuel Funny Car Driver Tony Pedregon in 2013 Exploding at Pomona, California


Formula Drift’s JR Gittin and Fredrick Aasbo Collide at Road Atlanta.


2011, Audi R18 Driver Allan McNish Suffers A High Speed Impact While Passing Lapped Traffic.


The Remains Of The Audi R18 Crash of Allan McNish, McNish Walked Away Unhurt.

2016, Formula 1 Season Opener In Australia: Fernando Alonso Crashes Out His McLaren MP4-31.

The Remains Of Alonso’s McLaren after colliding with HAAS F1’s Romain Grosean.

Niki Lauda’s Horrific Nurburgring Crash In 1976

2010, Valencia Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix, Mark Webber’s Red Bull Gets Airborne at 190mph Following Collision.

2018, John Force Explodes His NHRA Top Fuel Funny Car in Arizona.

1969, Formula 1 Driver Jochen Rindt Collides With The Guardrail At The Spanish Grand Prix.

1996, Formula 1 Driver Martin Brundle Rips His Car After During The Australian Grand Prix.

Martin Brundle Walking Away From His Melborne Crash Unhurt.

The Remains Of Jim Clark’s Tragic 1968 Formula 2 Crash In Germany

1970, Jacky Ickx Accident with his Ferrari 312B

2009, Joey Lagano Airborne at Dover.

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