It looked horrifying, but Michael McDowell walked away just bruised at worst.
The NASCAR Sprint Cup rookie had an awful wreck during qualifying today at Texas Motor Speedway. McDowell's Toyota got loose heading into the first turn and slammed head-on into the SAFER barrier. The car bounced off the wall and onto its roof, then rolled over eight times before coming to rest at the bottom of the high-banked track.
McDowell got out of the smashed car and waved to the crowd. He says he has a few bumps and bruises but nothing was broken.