By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
NHRA Top Alcohol Funny Car pilot D.J. Cox Jr. was involved in a bad crash on Saturday at the 50th annual Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals. Despite the crash, he walked away and is fine at Gainesville Raceway in Gainesville, Florida.
Cox — who won best appearing car at the event — crashed into the wall during the first round of eliminations. He was facing Nicholas Januik in the first round when the incident happened.
He was driving his new DXL Construction Funny Car that he revealed earlier this season. DXL Construction replaced Dixie Construction on his body this season.
This is the second bad crash for Cox within the past year. The Whiteford, Maryland was injured in a crash at Lebanon Valley Dragway in West Lebanon, New York in late June.
He said on Facebook that he was fine from the crash in New York despite it looking scary. He said he was swore, but he did not suffer no serious injuries.
“To my family and crew, sorry you had to go through this,” said after his June accident. “Thank you for making my safety a priority when we go to the track. Charlie and John thank you for pulling those buckles so tight. I will never complain about it again. Thanks you Murf Mckinney for building a great car. It saved my life. Thanks to all the racers who supported my family during this event. The NHRA truly is one large family that I am proud to be part of.
“Melissa and my family, I love you. Thank you for always supporting me. I am one lucky guy to have all of you on my side. Now we move forward, this happened and we made it through it. Time to put it behind us, and go full speed ahead towards the future.”
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