Watching NASCAR you expect to see smoke, you expect to see flames, you expect to see all manner of conflagrations occur on track. But one car is expected to be old reliable, to never have a problem, or at the very least not to completely nuke itself – the pace car. Until that, too, goes up in flames.
The Chevrolet SS pace car, driven by Brett Bodine, was leading the pack at the Sprint Unlimited, just before the start of the final segment of the exhibition race, when the cockpit filled with smoke, and flames started licking out the back.
Here's a better video over at Deadspin, and a photo from Fox Sports 1 below.