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This Is What It Looks Like To Flip On Your Car's Roof

This article was originally published on blackflag.jalopnik.com.


Here's an in-car video from onboard Byron Defoor's roof-bound Highway to Help Riley-BMW Daytona Prototype, running at Daytona for the Roar Before the 24. It's one of the most bizarre videos I've ever seen, mainly because it feels like forever before the car hits the ground.

The announcer describes it as "peaceful." I don't want to agree with that knowing what it's going to feel like in a couple seconds, but I do. Getting air in a car feels very similar: things that usually hang down start to float a little, the noise from the tires running across the ground halts, and then wham!, you're on the ground.

This flip halted practice at the Roar Before the 24 because it littered the banked section of the track where it happened with debris.