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Caught on camera: Phoenix racecar driver survives 178 mph crash

 Monday, November 25, 2013

 CBS5

A Phoenix racecar driver is lucky to be alive after a devastating crash that was caught on camera. On Nov. 10, Brian Gillespie was trying to break a personal land-speed record at a dry lake track in California. Gillespie, who owns a valley company that makes high end Honda parts, has been racing for years. "The car was accelerating flawlessly. I thought it was going to be a good run, and then all hell broke loose," recalled Gillespie. He says when the car hit about 178 miles per hour, the left front tire somehow dug into the dirt on the lake bed where he was racing. The car violently spun and flipped at least a dozen times. "I had a cut on my left leg. I had a lot of exploded blood vessels in my face and head from the high (G-Forces).
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