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2012-02-23 03:40:04 PM  
so now we have Daniacing.....2 hands off the wheel and 2 on the helmet...oh no, I might hit the wall
 
2012-02-23 03:40:44 PM  

vegaswench: NASCAR radio lists 4 pm as green flag.


Sweet. I should be home by ~4:40, so I'll at least catch the end.
 
2012-02-23 03:41:09 PM  

Lil' Max Meatboots: 9beers: Lil' Max Meatboots: ok hun, it was nice to let you in big cars...but two hands to the helmet .....wow

Wait, are you criticizing her for taking her hands off the wheel before impacting the wall?

maybe you don't impact the wall if you don't take 2 hands off the wheel....I dunno


By the time she took her hands off the wheel, there was absolutely nothing she could do to change her trajectory, direction or speed. You're an idiot.
 
2012-02-23 03:41:35 PM  

Lil' Max Meatboots: 9beers: Lil' Max Meatboots: ok hun, it was nice to let you in big cars...but two hands to the helmet .....wow

Wait, are you criticizing her for taking her hands off the wheel before impacting the wall?

maybe you don't impact the wall if you don't take 2 hands off the wheel....I dunno


hell, did you see Mikey's in-car? he shifted position before impact, so his forearms were against the wheel, to minimize the potential damage. Same concept.
 
2012-02-23 03:42:11 PM  

Lil' Max Meatboots: so now we have Daniacing.....2 hands off the wheel and 2 on the helmet...oh no, I might hit the wall


Danica pee in your Cheerios this morning or something?
 
2012-02-23 03:43:22 PM  

Lil' Max Meatboots: maybe you don't impact the wall if you don't take 2 hands off the wheel....I dunno


From removal of hands to impact is approximately 1.5 seconds. 1.5 seconds. When your car is moving that fast towards the infield wall, and has already resisted earlier correction efforts, and the wall is coming - 1.5 seconds is close to the last possible moment you can assume the crash position. Any chance of recovering that car (and from the in-car footage, she'd tried repeatedly in the preceding seconds) was gone - and the wall was inevitable. Best to accept what's coming and minimize the personal injury to yourself at that point.
 
2012-02-23 03:45:49 PM  

penguin31: In open wheel racing in particular, but even in stock cars, if your hands are still on the wheel when you go plowing into a wall at 150+ MPH, it's incredibly easy to break your wrists/arms. Hence, most open wheel drivers - especially in the current era - are taught to remove their hands from the wheel when it becomes clear they're going to impact and the car is uncorrectable.

But where do your put your hands? In open wheel cars, there really are only three places your hands/arms can even go: On the wheel, which is right out. To the sides - which in a hard impact can cause them to get hit by debris, smashed into a wall, or ripped from the socket. Only other place is flat against the head and upper torso, which gets them out of the impact zone, reduces debris exposure, and acts as a tertiary restraint and protection for the head.

On camera, especially in a stock car, it *looks* like an "OH NO I'M CRASHING!!!111 (panic)" type reaction. But in reality, especially for someone who came in through modern era open wheel, it's more of an "I don't particularly want any maiming or shattered broken bones" reaction"


Everyone, read the above.

Dumb-Ass-Monkey: Lil' Max Meatboots: 9beers: Lil' Max Meatboots: ok hun, it was nice to let you in big cars...but two hands to the helmet .....wow

Wait, are you criticizing her for taking her hands off the wheel before impacting the wall?

maybe you don't impact the wall if you don't take 2 hands off the wheel....I dunno

hell, did you see Mikey's in-car? he shifted position before impact, so his forearms were against the wheel, to minimize the potential damage. Same concept.


Exactly!

Lil' Max Meatboots: so now we have Daniacing.....2 hands off the wheel and 2 on the helmet...oh no, I might hit the wall


I'd like to put you in her car and have you experience that wreck. You'd piss and shiat in your firesuit before you hit the wall.
 
2012-02-23 03:47:03 PM  

FiendishFellow05: Lil' Max Meatboots: 9beers: Lil' Max Meatboots: ok hun, it was nice to let you in big cars...but two hands to the helmet .....wow

Wait, are you criticizing her for taking her hands off the wheel before impacting the wall?

maybe you don't impact the wall if you don't take 2 hands off the wheel....I dunno

By the time she took her hands off the wheel, there was absolutely nothing she could do to change her trajectory, direction or speed. You're an idiot.


I dunno, maybe watch other drivers...but since you wanna stick up for someone that has no business in a car driven by men...pile on...every time you say something to me I will show you a picture or her letting go of the wheel and putting her hands to her helmet....
 
2012-02-23 03:49:29 PM  
Ahh, the first nascar thread troll of the season. How cute.
 
2012-02-23 03:49:54 PM  
I drove Spec Sprints for two years and one of the first things I learned was in a crash situation let go of the wheel and grab your harness or cross your arms. She did the right thing.
 
2012-02-23 03:50:18 PM  

FiendishFellow05: Everyone, read the above.


Yep. I did similar this past December when the road I was driving flash froze into a solid sheet of ice and slid into the back of another car. Turn, pump brakes, down shift and goose it to gain traction, pump the breaks, oh shiat. Took my hands off the wheel and pushed myself back using the door handle and shift stick so I wouldn't get hurt when the airbag went off.
 
2012-02-23 03:51:12 PM  

vegaswench: Ahh, the first nascar thread troll of the season. How cute.


Well it had to make an appearance at some point, no?
 
2012-02-23 03:51:23 PM  
i.imgur.com
 
2012-02-23 03:53:14 PM  

vegaswench: Ahh, the first nascar thread troll of the season. How cute.


Trolling the 150's thread, that's dedication right there!

s3.amazonaws.com
 
2012-02-23 03:53:16 PM  
Ryan McGee @RyanMcGeeESPN
Why I love Duel 150 day. McDowell & RGordon just made the show & their teams have a combined 14-ish employees.
 
2012-02-23 03:53:21 PM  

Current Resident: vegaswench: Ahh, the first nascar thread troll of the season. How cute.

Well it had to make an appearance at some point, no?


It wouldn't be the same without them.

So Robbie Gordon just offered to sell his ride to Mikey. Lulz.
 
2012-02-23 03:54:59 PM  

vegaswench: Current Resident: vegaswench: Ahh, the first nascar thread troll of the season. How cute.

Well it had to make an appearance at some point, no?

It wouldn't be the same without them.

So Robbie Gordon just offered to sell his ride to Mikey. Lulz.


Strangely, I'm OK with this. Mikey actually has the potential to make what used to be Alan Kulwicki's team live up to it's heritage.
 
2012-02-23 03:55:19 PM  
Little bit of a threadjack here, but if anyone wants a ticket for any event at Laguna Seca let me know. I've got comps.
 
2012-02-23 03:58:37 PM  
Someone just asked me a question and I dont know the answer. Whatever became of Tony Stewart's monkey?
 
2012-02-23 03:59:31 PM  

crotchgrabber: Little bit of a threadjack here, but if anyone wants a ticket for any event at Laguna Seca let me know. I've got comps.


Wow Laguna is a cool track to watch from
 
2012-02-23 03:59:59 PM  

mikaloyd: Someone just asked me a question and I dont know the answer. Whatever became of Tony Stewart's monkey?


I heard he donated him to a zoo.
 
2012-02-23 04:00:10 PM  

vegaswench: Current Resident: vegaswench: Ahh, the first nascar thread troll of the season. How cute.

Well it had to make an appearance at some point, no?

It wouldn't be the same without them.

So Robbie Gordon just offered to sell his ride to Mikey. Lulz.


Seriously?
 
2012-02-23 04:00:42 PM  

FiendishFellow05: vegaswench: Current Resident: vegaswench: Ahh, the first nascar thread troll of the season. How cute.

Well it had to make an appearance at some point, no?

It wouldn't be the same without them.

So Robbie Gordon just offered to sell his ride to Mikey. Lulz.

Strangely, I'm OK with this. Mikey actually has the potential to make what used to be Alan Kulwicki's team live up to it's heritage.


Smacking walls is its heritage?
 
2012-02-23 04:00:46 PM  

mikaloyd: Someone just asked me a question and I dont know the answer. Whatever became of Tony Stewart's monkey?


According to this link, he gave it to the Louisville Zoo.
 
2012-02-23 04:01:25 PM  

mikaloyd: Someone just asked me a question and I dont know the answer. Whatever became of Tony Stewart's monkey?


The monkey now resides at the Louisville Zoo. Or as crew chief of the #11, depending on which monkey to which you were referring.
 
2012-02-23 04:01:44 PM  

crotchgrabber: Little bit of a threadjack here, but if anyone wants a ticket for any event at Laguna Seca let me know. I've got comps.


Was considering the ALMS race a couple weeks ago, actually. I'll get back to you.
 
2012-02-23 04:02:52 PM  
you don't take both hands off the wheel and go OH shiat...you can at that point drive it out of a huge hit in the wall...but what the hell we will give her a pass
 
2012-02-23 04:03:08 PM  
Aaaaaand Lil Max Meatboots blocked. Not putting up that shiat all year. It's one thing if you don't think Danica deserves her ride, but when you're so blinded by your hatred that you become simultaneously blind, retarded, and basically sexist, then I don't really care what you have to say about anything.
 
2012-02-23 04:03:27 PM  

FiendishFellow05: mikaloyd: Someone just asked me a question and I dont know the answer. Whatever became of Tony Stewart's monkey?

According to this link, he gave it to the Louisville Zoo.


Thats not as bad as it could be. It could have been involuntarily shaved by Michael Jackson's monkey and died of embarrassment.
 
2012-02-23 04:04:32 PM  

MaudlinMutantMollusk: FiendishFellow05: vegaswench: Current Resident: vegaswench: Ahh, the first nascar thread troll of the season. How cute.

Well it had to make an appearance at some point, no?

It wouldn't be the same without them.

So Robbie Gordon just offered to sell his ride to Mikey. Lulz.

Strangely, I'm OK with this. Mikey actually has the potential to make what used to be Alan Kulwicki's team live up to it's heritage.

Smacking walls is its heritage?


Har, har, har. Despite Waltrip's seeming endless bad luck, he's actually a good plate racer. He'd be a ridiculous long shot, but he could win in almost any car on a plate track. And Robby has turned the 7 team(which can, in fact, trace it's roots back to AK Racinig) into a joke.
 
2012-02-23 04:04:42 PM  

Tsrwedge: crotchgrabber: Little bit of a threadjack here, but if anyone wants a ticket for any event at Laguna Seca let me know. I've got comps.

Was considering the ALMS race a couple weeks ago, actually. I'll get back to you.


That's a hell of an event. Tons of fun.
I'll put my email in my profile.
 
2012-02-23 04:05:38 PM  

Passive Aggressive Larry: Aaaaaand Lil Max Meatboots blocked. Not putting up that shiat all year. It's one thing if you don't think Danica deserves her ride, but when you're so blinded by your hatred that you become simultaneously blind, retarded, and basically sexist, then I don't really care what you have to say about anything.


I've blocked him too. I'm no Danica fan, but protecting your hands is a good thing.

Besides, she can't give a handy with broken thumbs/wrists.
 
2012-02-23 04:06:17 PM  
Nate Ryan @nateryan
They're still snapping photos of Smoke and Steve Addington in victory lane as the field rolles on pace laps of the second qualifier.
 
2012-02-23 04:07:07 PM  

Alright, race 2 on tap!

SOON!
www.fanstarpro.com
 
2012-02-23 04:08:12 PM  
i wonder why boris said didn't give it a try this year?
 
2012-02-23 04:08:32 PM  
BOOGITY3 AGAIN
 
2012-02-23 04:08:35 PM  
MRN saying the first duel was relatively uneventful. They expect fireworks in the second.

/I thought the first was very eventful
 
2012-02-23 04:08:37 PM  

crotchgrabber: Tsrwedge: crotchgrabber: Little bit of a threadjack here, but if anyone wants a ticket for any event at Laguna Seca let me know. I've got comps.

Was considering the ALMS race a couple weeks ago, actually. I'll get back to you.

That's a hell of an event. Tons of fun.
I'll put my email in my profile.


Should have EIP if you don't want to post it.


Oh hey, green flag!
 
2012-02-23 04:09:33 PM  
Get ready for round 2

i640.photobucket.com

Just keepin the good ones honest and the bad ones off the wall until the green flag
 
2012-02-23 04:10:57 PM  
Dang Im slow today
 
2012-02-23 04:12:19 PM  
 
2012-02-23 04:12:56 PM  
poor JJ
 
2012-02-23 04:13:25 PM  
JJ Yaley also start and parks a Duel race
 
2012-02-23 04:13:43 PM  
And J.J. Yeley fills one of the two "going home" slots.

C'mon, Herman!
 
2012-02-23 04:14:46 PM  
Jimmy Johnson?!?!? Where is Tkat? Where is idol?
 
2012-02-23 04:15:00 PM  
my girlfriend asked me when this race was over, I said when Danica puts 2 mitts to a helmet
 
2012-02-23 04:15:56 PM  
Come on Nemechek, you crazy bastard
 
2012-02-23 04:16:05 PM  
i205.photobucket.com

BURN JIMMIE BURN
 
2012-02-23 04:16:25 PM  

mikaloyd: Jimmy Johnson?!?!? Where is Tkat? Where is idol?


Heh. I'm no Jimmie Johnson fan, but he's got a sharp paint scheme this year. Love the old school racing stripes.
 
2012-02-23 04:16:33 PM  

Dumb-Ass-Monkey: [i205.photobucket.com image 640x480]

BURN JIMMIE BURN


word
 
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