I just knew Carl had died. I sat there with my hands over my mouth until I saw movement in the car and his net go down. Then to see him run to the finish line... sweet relief.
No one was killed, and I am so sorry that seven (or is it eight now) people got hurt. Thank GOD for that fence! If it hadn't been there that car would have killed an entire section of the grandstand. That would have been tremendous a tragedy, but thankfully, safety is a strong part of NASCAR and the fence held up against accident.
I hope Carl can recover from it. He sounded pretty shaken up in his interview after it happened. That type of accident could change a driver's perspective and cause him to lose his edge. I hope it doesn't happen to him... he is a great driver! I would hate to never see his backflip again.