Cheese and Rice: NASCAR dudes, what's that white vapor looking stuff streaming off the cars?
Popcorn Johnny: They're interviewing fans who say that a guy got hit in the head with a "piece of steel" and that after it bounced off of his head, it embedded itself in his wife's stomach.
LightGiver: When Larson's car came to a stop, it was missing its entire front end.
Popcorn Johnny: Tire in stands[pbs.twimg.com image 640x960]
Day_Old_Dutchie: I've heard it said that the only true sports are auto racing and rock climbing...Because there is actually risk of the demise of the participants.
Mister Peejay: F1 uses center-lug wheels and almost-strong-enough suspension arms that will collapse if the cars hit a bump. Uprights breaking free is fairly common.Circle track cars use steel control arms and IIRC they still use steel wheels even at the top tier. The failure mode is the wheel pulling over the 1" hex lug nuts and/or ripping the center out of the wheel.
C18H27NO3: Day_Old_Dutchie: I've heard it said that the only true sports are auto racing and rock climbing...Because there is actually risk of the demise of the participants.They still have boxing, right?
Popcorn Johnny: mjones73: I swear I typed that right twice now and it's changing when I hit Add Comment...It's filtering the word sh*t.
Donnchadha: parkerlewis: We stay out of your My Little Pony threads, how about showing the same respect?This thread is now ponies?
Jixa: Isn't that the whole point of watching auto racing?"Let me put it this way: when else am I going to see a twenty-six car collision and not be *in* the God damn thing?[upload.wikimedia.org image 240x163]
Mrtraveler01: RandomRandom: mikaloyd: You sound very concernedNASCAR's been dancing with this particular train for decades. Anyone closely following the sport knew a car was going into the stands, it was just a matter of time.NASCAR only reacts to blood. Maybe this drew enough blood for them to finally spend some damn money testing and developing fencing that can actually stop their cars.Considering how they're responding to this, I'm not holding my breath.
studebaker hoch: [i.dailymail.co.uk image 850x558]That'll buff right out.
Fiction Fan: [www.exoticcarresource.com image 850x637]Stop whining, you bunch of pussies.
HempHead: Shadow Blasko: GAT_00: Shocking. A chain link fence is not up to stopping real dangers resulting from cars going 200 MPH with a tendency to wreck.Its a bit more than a chain link fence..Looks like a chain link fence. Acts like a chain link fence. Must be a duck.
cameroncrazy1984: So is this a bad time to ask for advice about my fantasy lineup?
puffy999: Dinodork: http://www.24hoursoflemons.com/24 hours of some sort of citrus fiesta?
Benjamin Orr: Is this the thread where people that have never watched a race in their lives come to comment on the cause of the wreck?
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.
HempHead: Popcorn Johnny: [pbs.twimg.com image 850x637]Who came up with the colors for the seats? That's down right ugly.
WhyteRaven74: GAT_00: Shocking. A chain link fence is not up to stopping real dangers resulting from cars going 200 MPH with a tendency to wreck.it's not exactly a regular chain link fence
Triumph: If half your car crosses the finish line in the form of debris, what's the ruling?
LineNoise: Is it like baseball where you get to keep the engine if you catch it?
taliesinwi: 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?They didn't USE transparent aluminum to build the tank ("It would take years just to figure out the dynamics of this matrix!"), they bartered the formula for it for the plexiglass to build the tank _with_. I seem to recall in the novelization they already knew the guy was going to go on to invent it down the road anyway, so they were basically closing the loop.
mjones73: The car itself didn't make it into the stands...
Captain Steroid: Why is it, whenever the Baltimore Ravens win the Super Bowl, someone DIES at Daytona?I don't like this tradition! :-(
SuperNinjaToad: Talking about Daytona, I for one am glad the greatest driver of all was not involved in this fiasco at all..
Mister Peejay: Popcorn Johnny: Mister Peejay: *sigh*You apparently don't understand the reference.Listen, pal, in my home country of What we only speak two languages: English, and Bad English.
Chevello: HempHead: Shadow Blasko: GAT_00: Shocking. A chain link fence is not up to stopping real dangers resulting from cars going 200 MPH with a tendency to wreck.Its a bit more than a chain link fence..Looks like a chain link fence. Acts like a chain link fence. Must be a duck.Come on. Even I can tell it's not made of wood.
mikaloyd: cameroncrazy1984: So is this a bad time to ask for advice about my fantasy lineup?Jeff Burton will win tomorrow
Popcorn Johnny: Fan video of the wreck from the infield.
Popcorn Johnny: I just realized that the #32 car finished the race.
BeSerious: I hope they ban the sport.
mikemoto: Why does this concern you farkers? More than likely it was some Republicans that got hurt.
Bane of Broone: kriegfusion: Popcorn Johnny: Tire in stands[pbs.twimg.com image 640x960]I wonder who sold a tire a ticket to watch the race. Must be a father tire, watching his son tire go round and round. "Look, there goes my boy! They rotate so fast" /sniffle, dabs eye with cloth[i129.photobucket.com image 220x150]I laughed entirely too hard at your comment. The accompanying GIF was perfect./clicks "funny"
mikaloyd: they are doing a press release nowhttp://www.nascar.com/presspass
DerPups: Mister Peejay: Dinodork: *troll mode on*This would never happen at a 24 Hours of LeMons race. Guess this proves $500 beaters with amateur drivers are intrinsically safer.That's because if you show up with a mentality of "in it to win it" they will penalize you or not accept your entry. LeMons is not racing, it's an art car parade.it's spelled, "LeMans"
Mister Peejay: Dinodork: *troll mode on*This would never happen at a 24 Hours of LeMons race. Guess this proves $500 beaters with amateur drivers are intrinsically safer.That's because if you show up with a mentality of "in it to win it" they will penalize you or not accept your entry. LeMons is not racing, it's an art car parade.
Shadow Blasko: hulk hogan meat shoes: kteela: Dude in the video did exactly what I suspected he had done when I saw the still shot of the injury from above. He took the shirt off his back to help the guy sitting behind him. I love this community. Troll away, you can't take that away from us.Dude needed a back waxing something fierce though.Waits for the backhair "3" shaved in pic .. its inevitable now.
kteela: Dude in the video did exactly what I suspected he had done when I saw the still shot of the injury from above. He took the shirt off his back to help the guy sitting behind him. I love this community. Troll away, you can't take that away from us.
the ha ha guy: Yes, how dare someone assume that stuff from the first few hours of driver's ed would be common knowledge. I bet those people think we know how to operate gas pumps and parking brakes too.
djkutch: It's too early to have a conversation about races and violence.
Don't Troll Me Bro!: BeSerious: I hope they ban the sport./crosses fingers.I don't watch it, or even appreciate it as a sport, but it does a lot of good for society. Think of all the safety features in your car that were originally invented for racing, then made it into consumer cars. Hint: most of them started in racing.
JonBuck: Popcorn Johnny: JonBuck: The idiot driving the white car behind the leader looks like the cause of this crash.The dude leading the race caused it. He admitted in a post-race interview that he was trying to block.Alright. Still, I can't believe those cars were so close together even before the crash.
Professor Farksworth: a 3,400 lbs car hit it at 150 MPH,
TV's Vinnie: If only each of those spectators had a firearm.....................
LineNoise: Basically it gives the allusion of people packed in the seats even if nobody is there or the crowd is thin
ontariolightning: Meh. It's nothing like those eastern european air show crashes where peoples guts are all over the ground .. and oh look a severed head!
JonBuck: I hope they throw the book at him. There's no excuse.
GAT_00: There's a longer video up now in the link. They were trying to cause that crash for two laps. Nascar is a farked up sport. Players don't try to kill each other in normal sports.
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