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(Jalopnik)   Insane crash marks end of Nationwide race at Daytona. Debris in stands, multiple injuries reported   (jalopnik.com) divider line 580
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2013-02-24 03:13:07 AM
I feel bad for the person with severe brain trauma. I mean, sure, you have to have severe brain trauma to be a nascar fan to begin with, but no need to add insult to injury
 
2013-02-24 03:31:34 AM

JonBuck: The idiot driving the white car behind the leader looks like the cause of this crash. It looks like he was bumper-to-bumper with the black car through most of the final lap. He gave the car ahead of him a little nudge, and BOOM.

I hope they throw the book at him.  There's no excuse.


You obviously didn't watch the whole race or even that part closely. Keselowski (the 2nd car) made a move to pass and Smith (the first car) went to block him - stupid move on Smith's part because THAT is what caused the accident. Both even said so in interviews.
 
2013-02-24 03:46:39 AM

semiotix: Triumph: If half your car crosses the finish line in the form of debris, what's the ruling?

You have to complete the final lap under your own power, so probably DNF.

I'm kind of optimistic that they might get through this with zero fatalities. Yes, that tire will have killed everyone it touched, no questions asked. But the stands were pretty sparsely filled. Here's hoping.


He was given 13th place, or at least immediately after the race that is where they showed Larson finishing.
 
2013-02-24 04:02:53 AM
I keep reading "if only they had been armed".
I'm pretty sure many of them were, but they weren't 'responsible' gun owners.

A 'responsible' gun owner, would have shot the drivers, before the accident had the chance to occur.
 
2013-02-24 04:17:46 AM
When Formula 1 was just beginning, drivers wore cloth helmets.

The helmets were not to save your life. The helmets were there so that in case of a crash, when the stewards got to you, they could figure out weather or not to bother trying to save your life by weather or not the helmet was stained with blood.

/We've become a Species of wuss.
//You used to watch racing to find out who gets killed.
 
2013-02-24 04:20:36 AM

FlyingJ: Quick, before NASCAR lawyers play Whack-A-Mole(Digger?) with it Wow! the guy running the video was 3 SEATS AWAY from the tire-these fans never even knew it landed!-how fast could that thing have been traveling?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LXqi0AyEfOA


Using copyright to enforce morals and it isn't (I'm pretty sure) copyrighted to NASCAR anyhow. I would hope that this is illegal - I'd like to find out and see if the authorities will do anything.
 
2013-02-24 04:38:07 AM
Not to sound crass, but I find it a little mindboggling that people are still surprised when shiat like this happens. 40 cars driving 200 mph, practically bumper to bumper, on a curved road wide enough to fit maybe four lanes, and you're really that stunned when there's a crash? Hell, the entire concept of a NASCAR race is to see who can come closest to causing a multi-car pileup without actually succeeding in doing so.
 
2013-02-24 05:46:11 AM

nymersic: What's this whole deal with people wanting to blame a particular driver for this?  Everyone out there, drivers and fans alike, are equally to blame (except perhaps the kids, like the one in critical condition - you could argue they don't know any better).

Races are fast.  Races are entertaining because they're fast.  They're entertaining because with speed comes danger - it's the same thing that makes a roller coaster entertaining, the perception of danger.  You put yourself in dangerous positions for entertainment, even if it's only a slim chance of bad stuff happening to you, then you get what's coming to you.  Bad luck, sorry bro, you just got a tire to the face.  My condolences.

I don't have a problem with these races.  I'm not a fan, but in a way, I like them.  Danger is cool and fun.  I just wish people wouldn't point fingers and try to assign blame.  Shiat happens; get a helmet.  If you can't take thIf you can'Shiat happens; get a helmet.


  There's an assumption of risk at baseball games and hockey games because you know that things go flying every game. I doubt the average person going to a race expects debris flying at them at 200mph. Look at how many people in this thread keep insisting that the fencing isn't a problem. People go to races assuming that the fence system is designed so shiat doesn't come flying. I don't think you can really make a particularly strong case that this sort of event is part of ordinary assumption of risk.

I'm not somebody who lives an existence hiding from any and all danger--I've ridden (and crashed) motorbikes in SE Asia, which some might say suggests a death wish. That said, if I were to go to a race, I wouldn't go expecting that watching was putting my life in danger and that I was risking bodily harm. After all, NASCAR tells me the fences make it safe. Heck, they're so convinced it's safe they aren't even changing the setup for the main race. If they're acting like it's safe, why should fans expect differently?
 
2013-02-24 07:23:44 AM
Anyone know what happened to the cameraman positioned right where the engine came through?

I'm hoping he jumped back and now has a good story to tell.
 
2013-02-24 07:37:55 AM
I'm getting a kick out of these replies...

Posted: Oct 06, 2009 4:58 PM EDTUpdated: Oct 06, 2009 5:06 PM EDT


TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) - The fences at Daytona and Talladega will be raised from 14 to 22 feet following a safety analysis conducted after Carl Edwards' airborne flight into the Alabama track's safety barrier.

A wreck on the last lap in April's race at Talladega sent Edwards sailing into the fence.

It bowed, but held and his car shot back onto the track.

Debris from the accident injured seven fans in the stands, the most serious a broken jaw suffered by a teenage girl.

The frontstretch fence at Talladega will be raised before the Nov. 1 race, and the backstretch will be completed during the offseason.

Daytona will have its fences raised before its first big event in January.
 
2013-02-24 08:09:42 AM

thismomentinblackhistory: dickfreckle: Jesus, that's awful. I know that race fans love crashes (whether they admit or not) but there comes a point when a crash is no longer entertainment.

Look at the first picture posted. There is a guy in the stands raising a fist in the air. He's above the blue number 32.


Race fan of the week!
 
2013-02-24 08:50:10 AM

mcmnky: UNAUTHORIZED FINGER:
[www.sftv.com.au image 499x266]

"Transparent aluminum?  So. Is it worth something ta ya...or should I just...punch up clear?"

Why did it have to be transparent?  Were they worried about forgetting there was a whale in the tank if they couldn't see it?


I think the idea was they couldn't PAY for it, so they bribed the fabricator with a hi-tech formula.

/it doesn't pay to look too closely at a lot of sci-fi "logic"
 
2013-02-24 09:00:18 AM
I've done some security work at Atlanta Motor Speedway, and I basically kept people behind a yellow line painted 3 feet from the wall. Seems safe..... Actually, I never fear getting hit by any debris, or carnage because I prefer to watch the races from the comfort of my couch. That said, I only hope for the best for those injured.
 
2013-02-24 10:12:41 AM

mikaloyd: The Daily Mail has all the gruesome photos you vultures want

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2283518/Massive-fiery-car-wr ec k-NASCAR-race-Daytona-Speedway-sends-engine-stands.html


Third picture down:
"But is mah puddin' cup okay???"

/I may be a terrible person
 
2013-02-24 10:30:35 AM

Dumb-Ass-Monkey: darch: Link farked. Anyone have the video?

dunno how long it'll last, but here ya go

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=JzBvpk3m9t0



whew, glad someone took that down.  wouldn't want anyone seeing the truth.  well done.
 
2013-02-24 11:06:06 AM

Jacobin: If only the fans had been armed.....



yep, both engine and tire would be dead now and the day saved.
 
2013-02-24 11:59:41 AM
I think it should be like baseball. Whoever caught the wheel should get to keep it.
 
2013-02-24 02:34:54 PM

rurdy: he frontstretch fence at Talladega will be raised before the Nov. 1 race, and the backstretch will be completed during the offseason.

Daytona will have its fences raised before its first big event in January.


That's not a engineering derived solution.  That's a potential solution that anyone with a 70 IQ could come up with.

Maybe it will work, maybe it won't.  We don't know, and neither does NASCAR because NASCAR doesn't do safety testing.  They let others do that.  When NASCAR has a homegrown problem, like this, they use duct tape engineering with no testing.  Just make it thicker, just make it bigger, just make it taller.

Yeah, sometimes that works, sometimes it doesn't, and sometimes it can even have unforeseen negative consequences.  They need to get engineers on this, then they need to test, in full scale. NASCAR is too cheap to do that.
 
2013-02-24 02:39:35 PM

mikaloyd: [i.dailymail.co.uk image 850x546]


The 32 car has a chevy symbol large and proud... on the UNDERSIDE of the hood.

farking nascar.
 
2013-02-24 02:51:15 PM

Kahabut: mikaloyd: [i.dailymail.co.uk image 850x546]

The 32 car has a chevy symbol large and proud... on the UNDERSIDE of the hood.

farking nascar.


So?  I guess you have never been in the Pits or the Garage.
 
2013-02-24 03:11:48 PM
PunGent

"Transparent aluminum? So. Is it worth something ta ya...or should I just...punch up clear?"

Why did it have to be transparent? Were they worried about forgetting there was a whale in the tank if they couldn't see it?

I think the idea was they couldn't PAY for it, so they bribed the fabricator with a hi-tech formula.


Why did they need a "fish tank" at all?

Why not just turn off the artificial gravity in some part of the Klingon ship and leave the whale floating in air?
 
2013-02-24 03:15:57 PM

Infobahn: Kahabut: mikaloyd: [i.dailymail.co.uk image 850x546]

The 32 car has a chevy symbol large and proud... on the UNDERSIDE of the hood.

farking nascar.

So?  I guess you have never been in the Pits or the Garage.


The only time that symbol is visible is when the hood is up.  Either from a crash or for propaganda reasons.

Farking nascar.
 
2013-02-24 04:03:59 PM

rynthetyn: There's an assumption of risk at baseball games and hockey games because you know that things go flying every game. I doubt the average person going to a race expects debris flying at them at 200mph.


Say what? Not being particularly inclined to attend any of the aforementioned events, I would be more concerned with race events. This isn't the first time that spectators at a race have been injured, not even looking only recently and not by a longshot. I would view the fences as sort of a "this will stop most things", not "this will stop anything from all plausible crashes from reaching the spectator seats."

If I were on the jury, anyone suing NASCAR or the track would have a  serious uphill battle to show fault.
 
2013-02-24 04:47:24 PM

Professor Farksworth: BunkyBrewman: WhyteRaven74: GAT_00: It must be since the longer video shows the engine just inside the fence line.

Cars have hit that fence scraped along it for 50 yards and it has held. It has held as car parts the size of a dinner table fly into it. It has held as cars have rolled up into it.

Yet it didn't hold today.

But it DID keep the actual car from coming inside the fence, which would've resulted in tens of deaths. The Catchfence's job is to catch debris and the car, and for only those pieces to make it through after a 3,400 lbs car hit it at 150 MPH, then I'd say it pretty damn good job.


Also note that no dinner tables made it past the fence.
 
2013-02-24 06:43:55 PM

studebaker hoch: PunGent

"Transparent aluminum? So. Is it worth something ta ya...or should I just...punch up clear?"

Why did it have to be transparent? Were they worried about forgetting there was a whale in the tank if they couldn't see it?

I think the idea was they couldn't PAY for it, so they bribed the fabricator with a hi-tech formula.

Why did they need a "fish tank" at all?

Why not just turn off the artificial gravity in some part of the Klingon ship and leave the whale floating in air?


Because Earth?
 
2013-02-24 07:57:18 PM
italie

Because Earth?

Kirk should have radiod the hostile alien ship:

"Not only does Earth have whales, we also have the ability to beam these whales from the ocean to wherever we want.  You have five minutes to start heading out of this solar system, or the next one is up your ass".
 
2013-02-25 07:27:49 AM
Better luck next time, NASCAR race debris
 
2013-02-25 10:11:47 AM
studebaker hoch

Why not just turn off the artificial gravity in some part of the Klingon ship and leave the whale floating in air?

With a nice bowl of petunias for company.

// Meanwhile, back at Daytona, "Steers like a cow."
 
2013-02-25 02:15:32 PM

studebaker hoch: PunGent

"Transparent aluminum? So. Is it worth something ta ya...or should I just...punch up clear?"

Why did it have to be transparent? Were they worried about forgetting there was a whale in the tank if they couldn't see it?

I think the idea was they couldn't PAY for it, so they bribed the fabricator with a hi-tech formula.

Why did they need a "fish tank" at all?

Why not just turn off the artificial gravity in some part of the Klingon ship and leave the whale floating in air?


I can rationalize that...maybe whales don't do well in zero-G?

/I may be a nerd...
 
2013-02-26 07:25:06 PM

PacificaFitz: these are white peoples problems....


My cousin's husband is a huge NASCAR fan and black.  But yeah, he's the only one I can think of.
 
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