Five Drivers Who Have Survived Wrecks They Shouldn’t Have

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Apr 17, 2016; Long Beach, CA, USA; (From Left to Right) Miss 2016 Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach first runner-up Marisu Imperial, second runner-up Brianna Porter, Mario Andretti, and winner Jazmin O'Campo pose at the 42nd Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach on the streets of Long Beach. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Apr 17, 2016; Long Beach, CA, USA; (From Left to Right) Miss 2016 Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach first runner-up Marisu Imperial, second runner-up Brianna Porter, Mario Andretti, and winner Jazmin O’Campo pose at the 42nd Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach on the streets of Long Beach. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Racing is dangerous and we well know it. The drivers know it too but sometimes they seem to forget about it and they come back after surviving the biggest of impacts. Technology and safety have come a long way in the recent decades but so have the speeds, maintaining the level of risk very high in all kinds of racing.

Let’s admit it. Wrecks are entertaining. They get your adrenaline pumping even more than a side-by-side finish. They are the reason why most of us could never become real racers: we can’t stand the thought of being involved in person in something like that. But we love seeing our heroes get out of those wrecked cars still overall in one piece.

NASCAR, Indycar, Formula One. Different types of racing, different types of accidents. All three of these series will be represented in our list of massive crashes of which these five drivers have been protagonists. Some wrecks had nasty consequences on the drivers, some didn’t. Some of these guys are even still around racing somewhere. Buckle up!

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