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Fans escape serious injury at NHRA event

Updated: April 20, 2013, 10:07 PM ET
Associated Press

CONCORD, N.C. -- Fans escaped serious injury Saturday when the body of Funny Car driver Robert Hight's car blew off near the finish line after his engine exploded in the NHRA Four-Wide Nationals.

The carbon fiber body went high in the air and came down in a walkway in front of a grandstand at zMAX Dragway. As a precaution, two fans were evaluated at the track and released by paramedics.

Rookie Funny Car driver Chad Head raced to his first career No. 1 qualifying position with a run ...

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