Quite incredibly, to me anyway, Englishtown has a CONCRETE WALL at the end of the runoff area. When the car hit that, it exploded. Why the NHRA let that track have a race with inadequate runoff remains to be seen. Hell, 25 YEARS ago the race in Baton Rouge,LA, the CajunNationals, was removed from the calendar for the exact same reason if I remember correctly.
The original fire was due to a motor exploding. Common in all the fuel classes, and very survivable nowadays. His case was that damned wall.
I think the NHRA is gonna catch hell for this one.