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(Jalopnik)   Insane crash marks end of Nationwide race at Daytona. Debris in stands, multiple injuries reported   (jalopnik.com) divider line 96
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2013-02-23 05:28:08 PM  
31 votes:

Cheese and Rice: NASCAR dudes, what's that white vapor looking stuff streaming off the cars?


They've elected a new Pope.
2013-02-23 05:11:14 PM  
13 votes:
Since it's NASCAR, at least no one got any teeth knocked out.
2013-02-23 05:00:35 PM  
10 votes:
Some idiot turned RIGHT
2013-02-23 06:21:51 PM  
9 votes:

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.


Welcome to Rube Goldberg's abortion clinic.
2013-02-23 05:20:29 PM  
8 votes:
If only each of those spectators had a firearm.....................
2013-02-23 05:21:51 PM  
7 votes:

LightGiver: When Larson's car came to a stop, it was missing its entire front end.

img846.imageshack.us

2013-02-23 05:00:33 PM  
7 votes:
Is it like baseball where you get to keep the engine if you catch it?
2013-02-23 05:53:16 PM  
6 votes:

Cheese and Rice: NASCAR dudes, what's that white vapor looking stuff streaming off the cars?


low atmosphere contrails used to deliver unknown chemicals/poisons to the drivers and fans.  i'm assuming it's a mind control substance, perhaps to instill a phobia of turning right.
2013-02-23 05:49:18 PM  
6 votes:
i50.tinypic.com

i45.tinypic.com

"WOOOOOOOOH!!!! PEOPLE GETTING INJURED IS AWESOME!!"

or

"YEEEHAAAH, IMMA CATCH ME THAT ENGINE!!!!"
2013-02-23 05:10:47 PM  
6 votes:
So THAT'S what happens when you make a right turn...............
2013-02-23 04:55:39 PM  
6 votes:

Popcorn Johnny: Tire in stands

[pbs.twimg.com image 640x960]


Car parts on eBay in 10,9,8...
2013-02-23 06:52:15 PM  
5 votes:
For those wanting gory pictures of the accident from the stands, this just in from the INS press service

fc01.deviantart.net
2013-02-23 05:35:39 PM  
5 votes:

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.


That's why NASCAR racing was an event in the ancient olympics- it's the purest athletic competition there is.
2013-02-23 04:59:43 PM  
5 votes:
download.lardlad.com

Simpsons did it!
2013-02-23 04:59:22 PM  
5 votes:
these are white peoples problems....
2013-02-23 10:03:50 PM  
4 votes:
i.dailymail.co.uk

That'll buff right out.
2013-02-23 06:29:23 PM  
4 votes:

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.


keister.files.wordpress.com
2013-02-23 05:38:36 PM  
4 votes:

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?


Jesus. Are you still taping bumfights?
2013-02-23 05:12:50 PM  
4 votes:
If half your car crosses the finish line in the form of debris, what's the ruling?
2013-02-23 05:11:51 PM  
4 votes:
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
2013-02-24 01:09:05 AM  
3 votes:

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.


My personal favorite WTF Fark Filter moment was when someone's post about cracking an egg, only to discover a second egg within the first, showed up as "an egg with anothenaibunside of it."

"Naibun" being "nubian" backwards, and "nubian" being the filter's replacement for the N-word, and since the filter reads backwards and ignores spaces, you cannot place the word "another" and the word "egg" and the word "inside" sequentially.

Anyway, welcome to Fark, my attractive and successful African-American.
2013-02-23 09:26:47 PM  
3 votes:

mikaloyd: i.dailymail.co.uk


Car is sponsored by Clorox and Cottonelle? Given the odds he loaded his suit, convenient sponsors to have.
2013-02-23 07:06:34 PM  
3 votes:

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
2013-02-23 06:47:37 PM  
3 votes:

Donnchadha: parkerlewis: We stay out of your My Little Pony threads, how about showing the same respect?

This thread is now ponies?


This thread started off beneath ponies dignity levels. If a pony showed up now you know its a whorse.
2013-02-23 05:36:47 PM  
3 votes:
NASCAR is too busy getting videos removed from Youtube to worry about a press conference.
2013-02-23 05:19:29 PM  
3 votes:

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]


they're in it now.  they bought their ticket, they knew what they were rooting for, i say let them crash be hit by flying debris.
2013-02-23 11:39:07 PM  
2 votes:

Mrtraveler01: RandomRandom: mikaloyd: You sound very concerned

NASCAR'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.


The DVD sales of the new fence crash testing would more than pay for the cost of the testing and the installation of whatever new fence comes out of it.
2013-02-23 11:25:27 PM  
2 votes:
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?
2013-02-23 10:07:47 PM  
2 votes:

studebaker hoch: [i.dailymail.co.uk image 850x558]

That'll buff right out.


Hey, the Hendrick logo is still clean. That's what matters, right?

/sadly, it is...
2013-02-23 09:07:09 PM  
2 votes:
You Farkers are so cynical, NASCAR announced they merely blocked the fan video of the NNS Drive 4 COPD300 crash out of respect for the INJURED FANS.  Whew! Glad that's settled;  https://twitter.com/ESPNMcGee/status/305481419734528000/photo/1
2013-02-23 08:34:02 PM  
2 votes:
Why is it, whenever the Baltimore Ravens win the Super Bowl, someone DIES at Daytona?

I don't like this tradition! :-(
2013-02-23 08:31:07 PM  
2 votes:
Do the first dozen or so rows at a nascar event have signs like the "splash zone" at the Shamu show?

"Warning: You May Get Engine Below This Level"
2013-02-23 08:16:36 PM  
2 votes:

Fiction Fan: [www.exoticcarresource.com image 850x637]
Stop whining, you bunch of pussies.


Sorry ... I could not hear you over the sound of Hamster screaming terror while laps in a trainer car.

rearwheelhorsepower.com
2013-02-23 08:09:59 PM  
2 votes:

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.
2013-02-23 07:35:16 PM  
2 votes:

cameroncrazy1984: So is this a bad time to ask for advice about my fantasy lineup?


Bet on tire. It wins 60% of the time, every time.
2013-02-23 07:06:35 PM  
2 votes:

puffy999: Dinodork: http://www.24hoursoflemons.com/

24 hours of some sort of citrus fiesta?



I'm not sure fiesta is the right word, it's really more like a party.
2013-02-23 05:43:06 PM  
2 votes:
It's too early to have a conversation about races and violence.
2013-02-23 05:26:16 PM  
2 votes:
Wait... I've seen this before...

www.filmofilia.com
2013-02-23 05:25:39 PM  
2 votes:

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?


Yes.
2013-02-23 05:25:12 PM  
2 votes:

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.


Yeah, why isn't anyone thinking about the fence? Poor fence.
2013-02-23 05:20:52 PM  
2 votes:

HempHead: Popcorn Johnny: [pbs.twimg.com image 850x637]

Who came up with the colors for the seats? That's down right ugly.


that's so drunk nascar fans can find their seat after using the john. "errr,..it was a RED 'un....."
2013-02-23 05:15:30 PM  
2 votes:

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


may as well have been an invisible fence for dogs, as well as it worked.

Eh, probably prevented a few inbred pregnancies.
2013-02-23 05:13:57 PM  
2 votes:

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


Someone in the upper deck won the race?
2013-02-23 05:05:34 PM  
2 votes:

LineNoise: Is it like baseball where you get to keep the engine if you catch it?


throw it back. Throw it back. Throw it back!
2013-02-23 05:04:05 PM  
2 votes:

Popcorn Johnny:


Gotee, bad tattoo, no shirt, sleeveless shirt, ugly pants....all that tire missed was a dude in jorts and a woman with a restraining order on her third husband for nascar bingo
2013-02-24 04:17:46 AM  
1 votes:
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 03:13:07 AM  
1 votes:
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 12:27:58 AM  
1 votes:

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.


If memory serves, they had to give out the formula because plexiglass required the hold that volume of water would be too thick.  (Of course, they did not say why.)

So if aluminum could hold withstand the required pressures within the desired thickness, why not use regular aluminum?  Why did it have to be transparent?

And I don't think they knew that guy had invented it, they just rationalized that they didn't know he hadn't.

Unfortunately we'll never get a trekker in to a NASCAR thread to settle it. ;)
2013-02-23 11:10:59 PM  
1 votes:
media.skateboard.com.au
2013-02-23 11:08:56 PM  
1 votes:

mjones73: The car itself didn't make it into the stands...


That's true.

Which might be the rationale NASCAR points to when they do... nothing.
2013-02-23 11:07:08 PM  
1 votes:
Need Another Seven Crazy-Assed Rednecks?
2013-02-23 08:54:08 PM  
1 votes:

Captain Steroid: Why is it, whenever the Baltimore Ravens win the Super Bowl, someone DIES at Daytona?

I don't like this tradition! :-(


we need to keep the Ravens from playing any more Super Bowls
2013-02-23 08:31:51 PM  
1 votes:
i.imgur.com


Shrugs wryly.
2013-02-23 08:30:35 PM  
1 votes:

SuperNinjaToad: Talking about Daytona, I for one am glad the greatest driver of all was not involved  in this fiasco at all..


You mean the one who shut her own car off and thought the engine was blown when it wasn't? Yeah,great driver.
2013-02-23 08:21:12 PM  
1 votes:
Talking about Daytona, I for one am glad the greatest driver of all was not involved  in this fiasco at all..

www.healthforthewholeself.com
2013-02-23 08:20:49 PM  
1 votes:

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.


Do you also listen to both kinds of music?
2013-02-23 08:19:22 PM  
1 votes:

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.


It got better....
2013-02-23 08:19:01 PM  
1 votes:

mikaloyd: cameroncrazy1984: So is this a bad time to ask for advice about my fantasy lineup?

Jeff Burton will win tomorrow


You spelled Larry Stewart wrong....
2013-02-23 08:18:31 PM  
1 votes:

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


Popcorn Johnny: Fan video of the wreck from the infield.


Popcorn Johnny: I just realized that the #32 car finished the race.


I'm still waiting on a definitive ruling.

l2.yimg.com

"I won...I guess."
2013-02-23 08:11:47 PM  
1 votes:
Meanwhile, in sweden

l1.yimg.com
2013-02-23 08:10:33 PM  
1 votes:

BeSerious: I hope they ban the sport.


You're too generous.

Now if you'll excuse me, it's time for my workout. Gonna take the Honda up to 7-11.
2013-02-23 08:01:39 PM  
1 votes:

mikemoto: Why does this concern you farkers? More than likely it was some Republicans that got hurt.


Just want to make sure the death toll is high enough
2013-02-23 07:20:06 PM  
1 votes:
I will be at the race tomorrow.  Maybe I should bring a helmet.
2013-02-23 07:14:55 PM  
1 votes:

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"


What do those buttons do anyways? Ive looked in the FAQ and even googled it. As far as I know, they are vestigial and used at the end of the year by Drew and the staff for laughs of who clicks them lol.
2013-02-23 07:12:25 PM  
1 votes:

mikaloyd: they are doing a press release now
http://www.nascar.com/presspass


Jesus Christ.  Watched 15 seconds of that:

"We're getting the track repaired. We're definitely going to be able to put on tomorrow's money maker.  Questions?"
"Do we know about the condition of fans that were injured?"
"That's not a hair question."
"What type of precautions do you take to avoid this type of incident?"
That's not a hair question."

/basically the same kind of response
2013-02-23 07:08:09 PM  
1 votes:

puffy999: Dinodork: http://www.24hoursoflemons.com/

24 hours of some sort of citrus fiesta?


I think it's Portuguese for "24 Hours of The Mons".
2013-02-23 07:01:10 PM  
1 votes:

Dinodork: http://www.24hoursoflemons.com/


24 hours of some sort of citrus fiesta?
2013-02-23 06:55:55 PM  
1 votes:

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"


I'm not trying to be snarky, but it is indeed "LeMons"

http://www.24hoursoflemons.com/
2013-02-23 06:48:25 PM  
1 votes:
Mister Peejay:  since what breaks are the carpet fiber suspension links.

They should use that Stainmaster stuff, really holds up well!
2013-02-23 06:37:21 PM  
1 votes:

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"
2013-02-23 06:30:48 PM  
1 votes:
I was at the '05 US Grand Prix in Indy when only six cars started because of safety concerns. Politics aside, F1 drivers once again proved that day what pulling together can do to help the safety of the sport. When are NASCAR drivers going to step up to secure their safety and the safety of the fans? Daytona is a big race but since 2000 at that track, you've had a major star die, the track get ripped to shreads, and a huge jet fuel explosion that miraculously didn't kill anyone. And now this. The drivers need to stand together as one and finally say enough is enough.
2013-02-23 06:26:18 PM  
1 votes:
If only the fans had been armed.....
2013-02-23 06:15:11 PM  
1 votes:

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.


I was totally going to post that... but now I'm not. Fark you. You can't tell me what to do!
2013-02-23 06:05:30 PM  
1 votes:

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.
2013-02-23 06:02:24 PM  
1 votes:
*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.
2013-02-23 05:57:58 PM  
1 votes:

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.


Right, and knowing how your computer's file system works and why you get page faults is on par with knowing how to move your mouse. And I guess my driver's ed teachers were negligent for not explaining the specifics of the steam that appears when driving a car 200 MPH. Oh well, I managed to get by without knowing that extremely crucial and not at all trivial bit of information.
2013-02-23 05:57:25 PM  
1 votes:
Le Mans scoffs at this so-called accident.
2013-02-23 05:52:06 PM  
1 votes:

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.


Tell that to boxers like Duk Koo Kim and Benny Paret.
2013-02-23 05:50:55 PM  
1 votes:

djkutch: It's too early to have a conversation about races and violence.


i.imgur.com
2013-02-23 05:43:55 PM  
1 votes:

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.


Also, moonshine.
2013-02-23 05:41:04 PM  
1 votes:
I hope they ban the sport.

/crosses fingers.
2013-02-23 05:35:45 PM  
1 votes:

Cheese and Rice: NASCAR dudes, what's that white vapor looking stuff streaming off the cars?


Jesus!! Really??? Its steam.  Cars have these things called radiators and these radiators contain this stuff called water. The water is used to cool the engine and in the process picks up a significant amount of heat....
2013-02-23 05:31:15 PM  
1 votes:

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.


That's what happens when every car is limited to about the same top speed. They can't open up any sort of gap between themselves as they use each other to punch holes in the air.
2013-02-23 05:27:22 PM  
1 votes:

Professor Farksworth: a 3,400 lbs car hit it at 150 MPH,


Um, EXCUSE ME, but a NASCAR weighs 3300 pounds and they were moving at 175MPH.  Take a math class sometime.
2013-02-23 05:24:30 PM  
1 votes:

TV's Vinnie: If only each of those spectators had a firearm.....................


Ladies and gentlemen, We Have A Winner.

That's for participating, please come back and try again next time.
2013-02-23 05:22:25 PM  
1 votes:
Yikes... I hope people made it out alive. I wonder how long it will take to repair the damaged sections of the fence?

/was it one of the "drive safe, Florida" cars?
2013-02-23 05:22:04 PM  
1 votes:

cps-static.rovicorp.com

LineNoise:
Basically it gives the allusion of people packed in the seats even if nobody is there or the crowd is thin



one might say NASCAR likes to Use Their Illusion...

/obscure?
2013-02-23 05:21:02 PM  
1 votes:
There are at least 16 people right now who are very grateful that they were in line for an MGD and a Krispy Kreme Hamburger when the wreck happened.
2013-02-23 05:20:35 PM  
1 votes:
Is this the thread where people that have never watched a race in their lives come to comment on the cause of the wreck?
2013-02-23 05:19:07 PM  
1 votes:
Why does this concern you farkers? More than likely it was some Republicans that got hurt.
2013-02-23 05:15:36 PM  
1 votes:

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!


Got a link?
2013-02-23 05:15:12 PM  
1 votes:

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


Depends on which half the driver is in at the time.
2013-02-23 05:13:23 PM  
1 votes:

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


everything you described happens dozens of times in every stock car race. Only rarely does it go wrong.
2013-02-23 05:10:05 PM  
1 votes:
That's why people go to the races.
2013-02-23 05:06:39 PM  
1 votes:
It went final destination 4
2013-02-23 05:03:48 PM  
1 votes:

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.


MMA begs to.... oh, wait, you said "normal"
 
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