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Canon 1Dx, 600mm, 640iso, f6.3, 1/2500th, Manual NHRA pro mod driver Tim Tindle lands in the grass on the other side of the wall setting off a violent series of end over end rolls.

We close out my Best of 2013 blogs with my best crash and burn images of 2013. It was a year filled with some wild action. Continue on to see it all!

Vehicles capable of exceeding 300mph provide us fans with incredible moments of performance and speed. However, these land (and water) based missiles sometimes experience incidents that leave you with your heart in your throat. Only when the driver miraculously emerges from the wreckage can you breathe again.

Thanks to stringent safety standards by the various racing organizations, all the drivers who appeared in these photos either walked away, or have fully recovered from their injuries!

Canon 1Dx, 600mm, 640iso, f7.1, 1/1600th, Manual NHRA funny car driver Tony Pedregon blows the body off his car after an explosion during qualifying for the Winternationals at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona. Pedregon was unhurt in the incident.

Canon 1Dx, 600mm, 640iso, f7.1, 1/1600th, Manual
NHRA funny car driver Tony Pedregon blows the body off his car after an explosion during qualifying for the Winternationals at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona. Pedregon was unhurt in the incident.

Canon 1Dx, 600mm, 640iso, f7.1, 1/1600th, Manual NHRA funny car driver Tony Pedregon blows the body off his car after an explosion during qualifying for the Winternationals at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona. Pedregon was unhurt in the incident.

Canon 1Dx, 600mm, 640iso, f7.1, 1/1600th, Manual
NHRA funny car driver Tony Pedregon blows the body off his car after an explosion during qualifying for the Winternationals at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona. Pedregon was unhurt in the incident.

Canon 1Dx, 600mm, 640iso, f7.1, 1/1600th, Manual NHRA funny car driver Tony Pedregon blows the body off his car after an explosion during qualifying for the Winternationals at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona. Pedregon was unhurt in the incident.

Canon 1Dx, 600mm, 640iso, f7.1, 1/1600th, Manual
NHRA funny car driver Tony Pedregon blows the body off his car after an explosion during qualifying for the Winternationals at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona. Pedregon was unhurt in the incident.

Canon 1Dx, 300mm, 500iso, f6.3, 1/2000th, Manual NHRA top fuel dragster driver Antron Brown explodes an engine as he crosses the finish line at 308mph to defeat David Grubnic during the second round of the Winternationals in Pomona.

Canon 1Dx, 300mm, 500iso, f6.3, 1/2000th, Manual
NHRA top fuel dragster driver Antron Brown explodes an engine as he crosses the finish line at 308mph to defeat David Grubnic during the second round of the Winternationals in Pomona.

Canon 1Dx, 300mm, 500iso, f6.3, 1/2000th, Manual The violent force of the massive explosion instantly popped both rear tires on the Matco top fueler.

Canon 1Dx, 300mm, 500iso, f6.3, 1/2000th, Manual
The violent force of the massive explosion instantly popped both rear tires on the Matco top fueler.

Canon 1Dx, 300mm, 500iso, f6.3, 1/2000th, Manual NHRA top fuel driver Antron Brown flips his dragster after blowing both rear tires at 308 mph. Brown was uninjured in the fiery high speed accident.

Canon 1Dx, 300mm, 500iso, f6.3, 1/2000th, Manual
NHRA top fuel driver Antron Brown flips his dragster after blowing both rear tires at 308 mph. Brown was uninjured in the fiery high speed accident.

Canon 1Dx, 600mm with 1.4 converter (840mm), 800iso, f6.3, 1/2000th, Manual NHRA funny car driver Cruz Pedregon slaps the wall during qualifying for the Arizona Nationals at Firebird International Raceway.

Canon 1Dx, 600mm with 1.4 converter (840mm), 800iso, f6.3, 1/2000th, Manual
NHRA funny car driver Cruz Pedregon slaps the wall during qualifying for the Arizona Nationals at Firebird International Raceway.

Canon 1Dx, 600mm, 320iso, f7.1, 1/1600th, Manual NHRA top fuel dragster driver Clay Millican blows an engine in flames during the Arizona Nationals at Firebird International Raceway.

Canon 1Dx, 600mm, 320iso, f7.1, 1/1600th, Manual
NHRA top fuel dragster driver Clay Millican blows an engine in flames during the Arizona Nationals at Firebird International Raceway.

Canon 1Dx, 600mm with 1.4 converter (840mm), 1600iso, f5.6, 1/6400th, Aperture Priority NASCAR K&N Pro Series West driver Taylor Cuzick spins during the Talking Stick Resort 60 at Phoenix International Raceway.

Canon 1Dx, 600mm with 1.4 converter (840mm), 1600iso, f5.6, 1/6400th, Aperture Priority
NASCAR K&N Pro Series West driver Taylor Cuzick spins during the Talking Stick Resort 60 at Phoenix International Raceway.

Canon 1Dx, 600mm with 1.4 converter (840mm), 2000iso, f5.6, 1/1600th, Aperture Priority NASCAR K&N Pro Series West driver Kelly Admiraal (83) goes airborne after crashing into Dallas Montes (29) off of turn four during the Talking Stick Resort 60 at Phoenix International Raceway.

Canon 1Dx, 600mm with 1.4 converter (840mm), 2000iso, f5.6, 1/1600th, Aperture Priority
NASCAR K&N Pro Series West driver Kelly Admiraal (83) goes airborne after crashing into Dallas Montes (29) off of turn four during the Talking Stick Resort 60 at Phoenix International Raceway.

Canon 1Dx, 600mm with 1.4 converter (840mm), 2000iso, f5.6, 1/1600th, Aperture Priority NASCAR K&N Pro Series West drivers Dallas Montes (29), David Mayhew (17) and Dylan Lupton (9) crash on the front stretch during the Talking Stick Resort 60 at Phoenix International Raceway.

Canon 1Dx, 600mm with 1.4 converter (840mm), 2000iso, f5.6, 1/1600th, Aperture Priority
NASCAR K&N Pro Series West drivers Dallas Montes (29), David Mayhew (17) and Dylan Lupton (9) crash on the front stretch during the Talking Stick Resort 60 at Phoenix International Raceway.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm with 1.4 converter (280mm), 400iso, f5.6, 1/2500th, Aperture Priority NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Kyle Busch spins into the turn two wall during the Subway Fresh Fit 500 at Phoenix International Raceway.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm with 1.4 converter (280mm), 400iso, f5.6, 1/2500th, Aperture Priority
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Kyle Busch spins into the turn two wall during the Subway Fresh Fit 500 at Phoenix International Raceway.

Canon 1Dx, 600mm, 400iso, f6.3, 1/2000th, Manual Flames come from the headers on the funny car of NHRA driver Jeff Arend during qualifying for the Spring Nationals at Royal Purple Raceway.

Canon 1Dx, 600mm, 400iso, f6.3, 1/2000th, Manual
Flames come from the headers on the funny car of NHRA driver Jeff Arend during qualifying for the Spring Nationals at Royal Purple Raceway.

Canon 1Dx, 600mm, 500iso, f7.1, 1/2000th, Manual NHRA top fuel dragster driver Brandon Bernstein fireballs an engine during qualifying in Las Vegas.

Canon 1Dx, 600mm, 500iso, f7.1, 1/2000th, Manual
NHRA top fuel dragster driver Brandon Bernstein fireballs an engine during qualifying in Las Vegas.

Canon 1Dx, 600mm, 640iso, f5.6, 1/5000th, Aperture Priority NASCAR Sprint Cup Series drivers David Reutimann (83), Jamie McMurray (1), Greg Biffle (16) and Kyle Busch (18) are involved in the accident heading into turn one at Talladega.

Canon 1Dx, 600mm, 640iso, f5.6, 1/5000th, Aperture Priority
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series drivers David Reutimann (83), Jamie McMurray (1), Greg Biffle (16) and Kyle Busch (18) are involved in the accident heading into turn one at Talladega.

Canon 1Dx, 600mm, 640iso, f5.6, 1/5000th, Aperture Priority NASCAR Sprint Cup Series drivers Tony Stewart (14), Brian Vickers (11), David Reutimann (83), Jamie McMurray (1), Marcos Ambrose (9) and Kevin Harvick (29) crash.

Canon 1Dx, 600mm, 640iso, f5.6, 1/5000th, Aperture Priority
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series drivers Tony Stewart (14), Brian Vickers (11), David Reutimann (83), Jamie McMurray (1), Marcos Ambrose (9) and Kevin Harvick (29) crash.

Canon 1Dx, 600mm, 8000iso, f5.6, 1/1000th, Manual Kurt Busch (78) flies atop of the car of Ryan Newman (39) as Danica Patrick hits the wall during a multi car accident during the Aaron's 499 at Talladega Superspeedway.

Canon 1Dx, 600mm, 8000iso, f5.6, 1/1000th, Manual
Kurt Busch (78) flies atop of the car of Ryan Newman (39) as Danica Patrick hits the wall during a multi car accident during the Aaron’s 499 at Talladega Superspeedway.

Canon 1Dx, 400mm, 800iso, f5.6, 1/1600th, Manual J.R. Hildebrand slaps the turn one wall early in the running of the Indianapolis 500 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Canon 1Dx, 400mm, 800iso, f5.6, 1/1600th, Manual
J.R. Hildebrand slaps the turn one wall early in the running of the Indianapolis 500 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Canon 1Dx, 400mm, 800iso, f5.6, 1/1600th, Manual J.R. Hildebrand slides along the turn one wall after crashing during the Indianapolis 500. Hildebrand would be uninjured in the accident.

Canon 1Dx, 400mm, 800iso, f5.6, 1/1600th, Manual
J.R. Hildebrand slides along the turn one wall after crashing during the Indianapolis 500. Hildebrand would be uninjured in the accident.

Canon 1Dx, 600mm, 640iso, f7.1, 1/2000th, Manual NHRA pro stock driver Matt Hartford crashes during the Mile High Nationals at Bandimere Speedway. Hartford was uninjured.

Canon 1Dx, 600mm, 640iso, f7.1, 1/2000th, Manual
NHRA pro stock driver Matt Hartford crashes during the Mile High Nationals at Bandimere Speedway. Hartford was uninjured.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 640iso, f5.6, 1/3200th, Manual NHRA top fuel dragster driver Antron Brown explodes an engine during the semi finals at Sonoma.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 640iso, f5.6, 1/3200th, Manual
NHRA top fuel dragster driver Antron Brown explodes an engine during the semi finals at Sonoma.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 640iso, f5.6, 1/3200th, Manual Antron Brown fireballs the 10 thousand horsepower engine of his Matco Tools top fuel dragster during the semi finals in Sonoma.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 640iso, f5.6, 1/3200th, Manual
Antron Brown fireballs the 10 thousand horsepower engine of his Matco Tools top fuel dragster during the semi finals in Sonoma.

Canon 1Dx, 600mm, 400iso, f7.1, 1/2000th, Manual NHRA funny car driver Ron Capps explodes an engine shredding the carbon fiber body off his car alongside John Force during qualifying for the Lucas Oil Nationals at Brainerd International Raceway.

Canon 1Dx, 600mm, 400iso, f7.1, 1/2000th, Manual
NHRA funny car driver Ron Capps explodes an engine shredding the carbon fiber body off his car alongside John Force during qualifying for the Lucas Oil Nationals at Brainerd International Raceway.

Canon 1Dx, 600mm, 400iso, f7.1, 1/2000th, Manual NHRA funny car driver Ron Capps explodes an engine shredding the carbon fiber body off his car during qualifying for the Lucas Oil Nationals at Brainerd International Raceway. Capps was uninjured in the explosion.

Canon 1Dx, 600mm, 400iso, f7.1, 1/2000th, Manual
NHRA funny car driver Ron Capps explodes an engine shredding the carbon fiber body off his car during qualifying for the Lucas Oil Nationals at Brainerd International Raceway. Capps was uninjured in the explosion.

Canon 1Dx, 600mm, 500iso, f6.3, 1/2000th, Manual NHRA top fuel dragster driver Spencer Massey fireballs an engine alongside Brittany Force during the Lucas Oil Nationals at Brainerd International Raceway.

Canon 1Dx, 600mm, 500iso, f6.3, 1/2000th, Manual
NHRA top fuel dragster driver Spencer Massey fireballs an engine alongside Brittany Force during the Lucas Oil Nationals at Brainerd International Raceway.

Canon 1Dx, 600mm, 640iso, f6.3, 1/2500th, Manual NHRA pro mod driver Tim Tindle crashes during round one of eliminations at the US Nationals in Indianapolis.

Canon 1Dx, 600mm, 640iso, f6.3, 1/2500th, Manual
NHRA pro mod driver Tim Tindle crashes during round one of eliminations at the US Nationals in Indianapolis.

Canon 1Dx, 600mm, 640iso, f6.3, 1/2500th, Manual Tim Tindle flies over the concrete wall in his pro mod Camaro.

Canon 1Dx, 600mm, 640iso, f6.3, 1/2500th, Manual
Tim Tindle flies over the concrete wall in his pro mod Camaro.

Canon 1Dx, 600mm, 640iso, f6.3, 1/2500th, Manual NHRA pro mod driver Tim Tindle lands in the grass on the other side of the wall setting off a violent series of end over end rolls.

Canon 1Dx, 600mm, 640iso, f6.3, 1/2500th, Manual
NHRA pro mod driver Tim Tindle lands in the grass on the other side of the wall setting off a violent series of end over end rolls.

Canon 1Dx, 600mm, 640iso, f6.3, 1/2500th, Manual NHRA pro mod driver Tim Tindle barrel rolls over the wall during a high speed crash at the US Nationals at Lucas Oil Raceway.

Canon 1Dx, 600mm, 640iso, f6.3, 1/2500th, Manual
NHRA pro mod driver Tim Tindle barrel rolls over the wall during a high speed crash at the US Nationals at Lucas Oil Raceway.

Canon 1Dx, 600mm, 640iso, f6.3, 1/2500th, Manual Despite the severity of the crash, Tindle would be ok.

Canon 1Dx, 600mm, 640iso, f6.3, 1/2500th, Manual
Despite the severity of the crash, Tindle would be ok.

Canon 1Dx, 300mm, 400iso, f6.3, 1/6400th, Aperture Priority NHRA top alcohol dragster driver Mike Kosky has the largest alcohol fire I've ever seen in drag racing at zMax Dragway in Concord, NC.

Canon 1Dx, 300mm, 400iso, f6.3, 1/6400th, Aperture Priority
NHRA top alcohol dragster driver Mike Kosky has the largest alcohol fire I’ve ever seen in drag racing at zMax Dragway in Concord, NC.

Canon 1Dx, 300mm, 320iso, f7.1, 1/2000th, Manual NHRA top fuel dragster driver Brandon Bernstein has a fire alongside David Grubnic during the Carolina Nationals at zMax Dragway. Bernstein won the round.

Canon 1Dx, 300mm, 320iso, f7.1, 1/2000th, Manual
NHRA top fuel dragster driver Brandon Bernstein has a fire alongside David Grubnic during the Carolina Nationals at zMax Dragway. Bernstein won the round.

Canon 1Dx, 600mm, 400iso, f5.6, 1/1600th, Manual NHRA top fuel dragster driver Clay Millican blows a tire after hitting debris on the track during qualifying for the Toyota Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

Canon 1Dx, 600mm, 400iso, f5.6, 1/1600th, Manual
NHRA top fuel dragster driver Clay Millican blows a tire after hitting debris on the track during qualifying for the Toyota Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

Canon 1Dx, 600mm, 250iso, f6.3, 1/1600th, Manual Glenn Madden, a crackerbox circle boat racer is ejected from his boat after hitting a wave in turn one. Glenn and his co driver were uninjured.

Canon 1Dx, 600mm, 250iso, f6.3, 1/1600th, Manual
Glenn Madden, a crackerbox circle boat racer is ejected from his boat after hitting a wave in turn one. Glenn and his co driver were uninjured.

Canon 1Dx, 600mm, 320iso, f6.3, 1/1600th, Manual Top fuel hydro driver Glenn Wilson explodes an engine as he launches off the starting line during qualifying for the World Finals on Firebird Lake.

Canon 1Dx, 600mm, 320iso, f6.3, 1/1600th, Manual
Top fuel hydro driver Glenn Wilson explodes an engine as he launches off the starting line during qualifying for the World Finals on Firebird Lake.

Canon 1Dx, 600mm, 320iso, f6.3, 1/2000th, Manual Top fuel hydro driver Joel Weber loses an oil line which ignites off the exhaust causing a small fire at 230mph.

Canon 1Dx, 600mm, 320iso, f6.3, 1/2000th, Manual
Top fuel hydro driver Joel Weber loses an oil line which ignites off the exhaust causing a small fire at 230mph.

Canon 1Dx, 600mm, 400iso, f7.1, 1/2000th, Manual NHRA top fuel dragster driver Todd Paton blows an engine in flames alongside Billy Torrence during qualifying for the Auto Club Finals at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona.

Canon 1Dx, 600mm, 400iso, f7.1, 1/2000th, Manual
NHRA top fuel dragster driver Todd Paton blows an engine in flames alongside Billy Torrence during qualifying for the Auto Club Finals at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona.

Canon 1Dx, 600mm, 500iso, f7.1, 1/8000th, Aperture Priority NHRA safety safari crews tend to funny car driver Josh Crawford after a fire during qualifying for the Auto Club Finals at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona.

Canon 1Dx, 600mm, 500iso, f7.1, 1/8000th, Aperture Priority
NHRA safety safari crews tend to funny car driver Josh Crawford after a fire during qualifying for the Auto Club Finals at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona.

Canon 1Dx, 600mm, 320iso, f6.3, 1/1600th, Manual NHRA top fuel dragster driver Antron Brown blows an engine in flames during the Auto Club Finals at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona.

Canon 1Dx, 600mm, 320iso, f6.3, 1/1600th, Manual
NHRA top fuel dragster driver Antron Brown blows an engine in flames during the Auto Club Finals at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona.

Canon 1Dx, 400mm, 4000iso, f4, 1/640th, Manual Sparks fly from the car of NASCAR Nationwide Series driver Mike Wallace after crashing during the Ford EcoBoost 300.

Canon 1Dx, 400mm, 4000iso, f4, 1/640th, Manual
Sparks fly from the car of NASCAR Nationwide Series driver Mike Wallace after crashing during the Ford EcoBoost 300.

That brings 2013 to a close. Next up in my blogs are my images from a fun Fiesta Bowl.


 
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