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Tim Tindle's amazing 'on-track incident' at NHRA's U.S. Nationals

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What you see above is a 1969 Camaro getting absolutely obliterated when its driver, Tim Tindle, lost control near the end of a drag race at the National Hot Rod Association's U.S Nationals in Indianapolis on Sunday.

You can see more pics here. Maybe it's me, but I think the National Hot Rod Association kind of undersold what happened. From the NHRA's official recap, buried at the bottom:

Tim Tindle was involved in an on-track incident as his Camaro went out of control near the finish line in a first-round loss to Troy Coughlin. Tindle exited the car under his own power.

He walked away? I've never heard of Tim Tindle before today, but Tim Tindle is my hero.

I want to be Tim Tindle when I grow up, and so do you.

My dog's new name is Tim Tindle.

Vote Tim Tindle in 2016.

Update: Tindle's racing team, Danny Rowe Racing, emailed a statement updating Tindle's status, excerpted below:

Team owner and fellow driver Danny Rowe reported Tuesday morning that while Tindle is being held at Methodist Hospital for continued observation, he is doing well and expected to make a full recovery. “Tim is still experiencing some pain and soreness from the accident, but the doctors report no major injuries,” said Rowe. “He is here with his wife Sonya and son TJ, and despite feeling pretty beat up has been in good spirits.”

Rowe continued, “We have to take our hats off to Tim McAmis, our chassis builder, and all the safety manufacturers who provide us with equipment that does exactly what it is supposed to do in worst-case scenarios such as this. Personally, I can’t say enough as to the job that all the safety equipment did in keeping Tim safe. We are all very thankful that he’s going to be fine and back racing with us again soon.

“The outpouring of support from the drag racing community has been amazing and I know all the phone calls and text messages have meant a lot to the Tindle Family. We may be fierce competitors on race day, but when the time comes this group of people – especially all our fellow Pro Mod teams – is one big family.”

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