What it feels like when your tire blows out at 180 mph

Now this is what you'd call a real sphincter-squeezer. Lapping Daytona at 180 mph, Dr. Jim Norman of TRG racing suffered a tire blowout and immediately went into a spin. What happens next can only be chalked up to fate and physics.


Dr. Norman's ensuing 1440-degree pivot may not have been quite a "lovely pirouette," like Nick Catsburg's Abu Dhabi turnabout, but at least the good doctor delivered his GTC Porsche right into pit lane — facing forward.

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Andy Sheehan, StreetsideStig

This guy races professionally, so I take it that keeping the wheel steady and slamming on the brakes is what you're supposed to do when you have a 180mph blowout?