The back wheels of Aric Almirola’s Ford were on the roof of another car at one point – with the front ones perched on the back of the vehicle ahead.
That was just one element of a colossal pile-up at the Daytona 500.
Sparks flew, metal bent and debris littered the Florida track as 18 cars were damaged.
No drivers were injured but social media users described the crash – which happened late in the 500-mile race won by American Denny Hamlin – as “carnage”.
The Daytona 500, the biggest race of the National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (Nascar) season, had just 10 of its 200 laps left when chaos broke out.