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For most of us, there is a great thrill in watching cars race. There is an excitement, the feeling of competition and man and machine feverishly fighting it out to see who the winner is. No matter how often we say how exciting racing is, we cannot help but enjoy the crashes that come along with it.

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The Nürburgring is one of the most dangerous racetracks in the world and it has claimed numerous lives of race car drivers over the years. But what makes the track so unique is that it’s not only used as a road for passenger cars, but also, on track days, almost any car can go out and tackle the monster.

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Like McRae, multiple-time Canadian Rally Champion Pat “Rocket” Richard always had what it took to win with style. Richard's recent performance in Rally Baie des Chaleurs showed that desire in its entirety. His Subaru rally car just clipped the apex, sending it rolling onto its side and roof in a ditch. Since he didn't land on his wheels, he took it upon himself to get out of the car and help push it back upright while his co-driver, Alan Ockwell, stayed strapped in, ready to continue his pace notes.

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Tomas Enge had nothing but praise for his Reiter team after his spectacular crash at the Slovakia Ring early in Saturday's Blancpain Sprint Series qualifying race. The field was fighting their way through the wide first few corners of the 3.68-mile road course when Enge's Lamborghini Gallardo FLII made contact with Stef Dusseldorp's HTP Mercedes SLS. Enge said, "That I was able to get out of the car and walk away was a credit to Reiter.”

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After completing a 213 mph half-mile pass at Shift-Sector’s Airstrip Attack, the last thing you ever want to happen is something to go wrong with your car, sending you off the airstrip and causing the car to flip and roll a few times before finally coming to a complete stop.