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Jack Beckman OK after explosion

Updated: November 8, 2012, 8:42 PM ET
By Terry Blount | ESPN.com

POMONA, Calif. -- Jack Beckman, who is hoping to win his first NHRA Funny Car championship this weekend, came out unscathed when his car exploded near the finish line of his first-round qualifying run Thursday at Auto Club Raceway.

The shell of his Funny Car disintegrating in a loud explosion as parts of pieces of the body flew into the air in every direction moments before he reached the line.

Beckman was OK, hopping out of what was left of his car moments after it came to a ...

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