The Daytona 500 took place two months ago, but this video from the first lap has only gone viral now, amassing 50,000 hits in one day. 

Mr Sock Eye Salmon had a front row spot standing directly in front of the safety gate separating the stadium and the actual race track. From that close, the 200 mph travelling race cars seem to sound and look like space ships

Viewer Ben Cowman can’t help but be reminded of the South Park episode mocking competitive racing, and says, “LOOK! THEY’RE MAKING ANOTHER LEFT TURN!”