Like most car enthusiasts, your author spent (wasted?) plenty of afternoons making Hot Wheels toy cars perform acrobatic stunts in plastic loop de loops. Well, Hot Wheels decided to perform the real-life version of such a stunt at this year's Indy 500, with Tanner Foust at the wheel.

Foust set a world record with a jump of 332 feet, and as one might imagine, he had plenty of practice attempts before doing the real thing. Well, Hot Wheels now has released video showing a near-disastrous attempt by Foust.

In the attempt, Foust nearly lands nose first, but somehow he manages to get the front wheels down before sliding relatively harmlessly off of the landing ramp.

We could go on, but words don't do it justice. Video below.

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