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Dad Runs onto Virginia NASCAR Track to Save Son from Fire

Dad Runs onto Virginia NASCAR Track to Save Son from Fire”

A dad was there in the nick of time to rescue his son from a fiery crash during a auto race in South Boston, Virginia, over Father's Day weekend.

An out of control driver had to be rescued by his father after getting trapped in his burning auto while racing around the track.

In the dramatic video recorded from the stands, the elder Jones pulls his son from the driver's side window before reaching back into the auto to activate the fire suppression system, right as first responders arrived on scene.

Dean Jones was put on probation by NASCAR because he broke track rules when he ran onto the track, but he wouldn't change a thing about his actions.

The tense scenes unfolded at the NASCAR Late Model race in Virginia during Father's Day weekend.

"I didn't have time to be afraid". And cameras were rolling as the elder Jones pulled his son from the flaming wreck, just as rescue crews arrived on scene. Dean Jones is Mike's crew chief, TODAY reported.

The elder Jones, who doubles as a crew chief for his son, ran onto the track and pulled his son out of the auto as it filled with smoke - a nice gift for his son on Fathers' Day weekend.

Dean Jones, wearing a T-shirt and shorts, helped his son get out of the vehicle safely.

"Mr. Jones will not be fined nor suspended", South Boston Speedway said in a statement.



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