Mark Martin Almost Impaled in NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Crash (VIDEO)

In a violent crash that took place on August 19, 2012 in Brooklyn, Michigan, NASCAR driver, Mark Martin, is lucky to be alive today after his car brutally slammed into the end of a short, narrow barrier on pit road during the first half of the race at the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Pure Michigan 400 at Michigan International Speedway.

Mark Martin walks away from violent crash at Sprint Cup Series Pure Michigan 400 at Michigan International Speedway after nearly being impaled. He is lucky to be alive.


Nascar driver, Brad Keselowski, became distracted in the middle of a news conference after seeing a replay of the crash on TV.   “Whoa. Damn. That‘s the first time I’d seen that. Jeez. My God.”

Keselowski later went on to say, “Could have been a lot worse than it was. Over the course of time, we get complacent and think that we’ve hit all the buttons on the safety side. Then you see something like that. It shows why you have to never quit working at making these cars and tracks safer because that could have been a lot worse, whether it was for Mark or for the crew members or anybody.”

This near-fatal incident now calls into question about whether that spot (a gap in the barrier on pit road that leaves the edge of the wall exposed) creates a safety risk. Although Martin walked away, just one more foot and the wall could have literally sliced right through him.

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