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Courtney Force’s Funny Car burst into flames and exploded during qualifying for the NHRA New England Nationals — and she walked away with a minor injury.




Fox Sports reported that she suffered a minor injury to her left hand — and that’s miraculous considering the nature of the explosion.

Force, a driver for the Advanced Auto team, said, in a humorous tweet:

Didn’t expect to be driving  TeamChevy convertible at 330mph after my fuel line burst. But we stayed #1 qualifier for @AdvancedAuto team!

She also  gave a shout-out for safety:

Thanks to all the safety on these race cars I walked away from that explosion. Huge thanks to NHRA safety safari for being there quick too!

In a frightening scene, a car explodes in a fireball on the track Fox Sports Screen Shot
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