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Race Car Driver Helps Opponent Out of Car After Crash (Video)

| by Michael Allen

While car accidents are not unusual in professional racing, they often end in verbal exchanges,  angry finger-pointing, or worse in the U.S.

However, the scene was much different on the Mount Panorama circuit in Australia on Saturday when V8 Supercar drivers Warren Luff and Craig Lowndes were making a practice run for the Bathurst 1000.

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Luff lost control of his car while coming into a turn and smashed into Lowndes' vehicle, noted Jalopnik.com (video below).

After Lowndes got out of his car, he immediately helped Luff out of his vehicle.

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Neither man was injured and they gave each other a hug.

"I'm fine, just obviously very disappointed for the team and obviously for Craig," Luff told ABC.Net.Au. "Big thanks to Craig for helping me get out of the car, that was great."

“When I got out of the car I saw his on its side and I wanted to get him out,” Lowndes told Fox Sports Australia. “He’s a lanky bugger and he had his legs stuck around the column, but we got him out.”

Sources: Fox Sports Australia, Jalopnik.com, ABC.Net.Au