NASCAR Pileup: Lesson for Surviving Car Crashes?

Professional drivers may be able to offer insight into everyday collisions.
3:00 | 10/08/12

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Here is a number that affects everyone in this country. There are ten car crashes in the united states every single minute. Ten every minute. So when we saw what happened yesterday at nascar, two dozen cars piled up on that final lap, no one hurt, we know their cars are built for crashes, but we wondered if these pros could teach all of us anything about walking away from a huge collision. They can and abc's matt gutman is behind the wheel. Reporter: An epic collision. Oh, there's a car crash. Stewart in the middle of the pack and over. Reporter:25 cars spinning, flipping into a smoky mesh of rubber and steel. A huge wreck to end this race. Reporter: Look at it again closely. A fraction of a turn of the wheel by driver tony stewart at 200 miles per hour. His is the car that goes airborne. Setting off a chain reaction. Get it right. Reporter: Watch this one car as it slams into the pileup. Now, this is the camera from inside that very car. For stewart just another day on the track. I just screwed up. I just, you know, I was trying to win the race. Reporter: Miraculously, no one was hurt. That wasn't the case on friday in sarasota, florida, a chain reaction collision on i-75. Mangling cars, jack knifing tractor trailers, injuring dozens. It looked like a scene out of a nascar wreck. I just put my head down so i wouldn't see. Reporter: But there are a few tips from the pros. The biggest thing that you try to do is you try to anticipate a little bit is where you might go if something should happen. Reporter: Try driving in the outside lanes of the highway, that way a quick turn will put you on the shoulder and out of the may lay and listen to this, if a crash is inevitable, don't swerve. The front of your car is designed to take the biggest impact. You have to constantly be aware of your surroundings. Obviously things like safety, wearing a seat belt. Reporter: Today we hit the track with the president of the speedway matt beacher, an old nascar hand. You have to make the same judgments out on the roadway whether next to you or behind you is going to change how you react, whether you're on the brakes or the gas or steering out of the problem. Reporter: He says it's critical to have an escape plan before you drive. No matter what track you're on. Matt gutman, abc news, homestead, florida.

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