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Matt Hagan takes a trip into the catch net at the Charlotte Four-Wide Nationals

The 2023 NHRA season was a wild one in many ways, including several spectacular on-track incidents. Here’s a look back at 12 of the biggies. Day 5: Eventual world champ Matt Hagan's trip into the safety net at the NHRA Four-Wide Nationals in Charlotte.
16 Dec 2023
Posted by NHRA.com staff
Twelve Days of Wrecks-mas
Matt Hagan

Eventual Funny Car world champion and Tony Stewart Racing wheeled out a special Operation Healing Forces wrap for the Circle K NHRA Four-Wide Nationals in Charlotte, but it lasted just one run as the parachutes failed to deploy at the end of his opening pass.

The 3.941 run earned Hagan the No. 2 provisional qualifying position, but the the team had to move to its backup car for the rest of the race.