Driver Matt Hagan escapes Hot Rod drag race explosion unharmed
19 April 2012 Last updated at 10:44 BST
A drag racer has escaped unharmed after his car exploded and burst into flames on Sunday.
Matt Hagan walked away after the vehicle disintegrated around him during a qualifying race in Charlotte, North Carolina, as the BBC's David Eades explains.
Pictures courtesy of the National Hot Rod Association