A race car might have an awesome roll-cage, HANS, and the like, but if you ram it hard into a pointy piece of rock-hard concrete, bad things are going to happen. If Mark Martin's car has hit this barrier just a few feet further forward he would be nothing more than goo at this point. If all that fuel that shot out of the car had ignited sooner he might be jerky. Instead, he was able to simply walk away from this crash.
[via USA Today]