Transcript for Video Captures Car Snapping in Half at 262 MPH
incredible new video this morning. This is a car racing more than 1 215 miles and hour and then going air borne. The drive somehow walked away. Mara schiavocampo is all over this story. Mara, good morning. Reporter: Good morning, Dan. Really unbelievable video. That driver says it felt like being on a roller coaster while the car was in the paper he's grateful that all of the safety features worked in an accident that can only be described as jaw-dropping overnight, a drag racing superstar survives a crash after his car snaps in half at 262 miles per hour. Sending the driver flipping down the track at a national hot rod association race in Florida. Watch at Larry dictixon is launched over 20 feet into the air. Whoa! Hold on! Reporter: Smashing into the concrete wall. Emergency crews rushed to the scene, expecting the worst. But Dixon, incredibly know worse for wear. Waving to the crowd as he walked away from the mangled wreckage. His spirits high despite his brush with death. The best I can tell is that the front half broke. I mean, captain obvious. Gosh, it was up in the air for a long time. Reporter: This scene, all too familiar for the champion drive driver, who survived a similar accident in 2000. His car capable of going from 0 to 100 in a second catapulting off the ground while competing in one of the fastest races in the world, levering Dixon seriously injured. 15 years oorks I got a helicopter ride to the hospital with a broken leg. Reporter: Crediting updated safety features, Dixon grateful he escaped this crash unharmed. My back is a little sore. My knee got banged around a little bit. I'm here. Got out of the car. Got in one piece. Reporter: Amazing. We still don't know what kau caused that accident. Dixon doesn't have a backup car. He says other teams have offered to let him use their backup car if he decides to finish eliminations today. He was one of the first drivers to wear a helmet restraint system for safety, before it was mandated. I'm surprised he's willing to get back into any car at this point. This is the second time this has happened to him. It's a testament to the safety parameters. A lot of it is mandated because people like him started using them. Mara, thank you so much. This is no ordinary Sunday.
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