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(Fox News)   NASCAR looks at ways to reduce concussions, which is good news for the fans who pass out and hit their heads after sitting in the sun while drinking beer for four hours   (foxnews.com ) divider line
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2014-03-31 07:54:32 AM  
www.uberreview.com
 
2014-03-31 08:27:38 AM  
"We're different than a lot of stick and ball sports because we're not a contact sport, but we do have accidents and crashes at the race track," John Bobo, NASCAR's senior director of racing operations, told FoxNews.com. "We average two or three [concussions] a year."

No shiat, Bobo.
 
2014-03-31 08:47:41 AM  
If you are a NASCAR fan, shouldn't you already be wearing a helmet?
 
2014-03-31 09:22:26 AM  
i527.photobucket.com
 
2014-03-31 09:25:54 AM  
I'm not one to make fun of other people's hobbies. I have a friend who is a serious NASCAR fanatic and invites me to races every year. I went to a race one year down at the Monster Mile in Delaware to see what it was like.

It was..... an experience. Can't say I'll ever want to do that again.
 
2014-03-31 11:32:41 AM  
4 hours? To beat traffic you have to be there at least 6 hours before the green flag.
 
2014-03-31 11:51:11 AM  
If they make it so you have to change directions when you hit the halfway mark I might watch NASCAR.
 
2014-03-31 12:11:28 PM  

WinoRhino: I'm not one to make fun of other people's hobbies. I have a friend who is a serious NASCAR fanatic and invites me to races every year. I went to a race one year down at the Monster Mile in Delaware to see what it was like.

It was..... an experience. Can't say I'll ever want to do that again.


Try Bristol, it's more fun.

And a certain Brad Kesalowski says that concussion testing has no place in NASCAR

/pretty sure he thinks it's an IQ test
 
2014-03-31 12:29:29 PM  

QueenMamaBee: WinoRhino: I'm not one to make fun of other people's hobbies. I have a friend who is a serious NASCAR fanatic and invites me to races every year. I went to a race one year down at the Monster Mile in Delaware to see what it was like.

It was..... an experience. Can't say I'll ever want to do that again.

Try Bristol, it's more fun.

And a certain Brad Kesalowski says that concussion testing has no place in NASCAR

/pretty sure he thinks it's an IQ test


Come stand next to the fence during the first five laps at Daytona. 42 cars, in a nose to tail pack, going past you barely 4 feet away...at 200 mph.
 
2014-03-31 01:10:25 PM  

Mztlplx: QueenMamaBee: WinoRhino: I'm not one to make fun of other people's hobbies. I have a friend who is a serious NASCAR fanatic and invites me to races every year. I went to a race one year down at the Monster Mile in Delaware to see what it was like.

It was..... an experience. Can't say I'll ever want to do that again.

Try Bristol, it's more fun.

And a certain Brad Kesalowski says that concussion testing has no place in NASCAR

/pretty sure he thinks it's an IQ test

Come stand next to the fence during the first five laps at Daytona. 42 cars, in a nose to tail pack, going past you barely 4 feet away...at 200 mph.


Came here to say this.  Did it this year after the rain delay.  It was total overload of my senses.
 
2014-03-31 01:21:27 PM  

Mztlplx: QueenMamaBee: WinoRhino: I'm not one to make fun of other people's hobbies. I have a friend who is a serious NASCAR fanatic and invites me to races every year. I went to a race one year down at the Monster Mile in Delaware to see what it was like.

It was..... an experience. Can't say I'll ever want to do that again.

Try Bristol, it's more fun.

And a certain Brad Kesalowski says that concussion testing has no place in NASCAR

/pretty sure he thinks it's an IQ test

Come stand next to the fence during the first five laps at Daytona. 42 cars, in a nose to tail pack, going past you barely 4 feet away...at 200 mph.


I'd love to. Just saying Bristol is more fun than Delaware. I'm fairly sure painting my deck is more fun than Delaware though.
 
2014-03-31 01:26:20 PM  

QueenMamaBee: Mztlplx: QueenMamaBee: WinoRhino: I'm not one to make fun of other people's hobbies. I have a friend who is a serious NASCAR fanatic and invites me to races every year. I went to a race one year down at the Monster Mile in Delaware to see what it was like.

It was..... an experience. Can't say I'll ever want to do that again.

Try Bristol, it's more fun.

And a certain Brad Kesalowski says that concussion testing has no place in NASCAR

/pretty sure he thinks it's an IQ test

Come stand next to the fence during the first five laps at Daytona. 42 cars, in a nose to tail pack, going past you barely 4 feet away...at 200 mph.

I'd love to. Just saying Bristol is more fun than Delaware. I'm fairly sure painting my deck is more fun than Delaware though.


Nah, I'd rather go to Dover than paint a deck. Kansas, tho.....

And consider the invitation open, QMB. You wanna go to Daytona, lemme know and I will arrange it.
 
2014-03-31 01:29:42 PM  

Mztlplx: QueenMamaBee: Mztlplx: QueenMamaBee: WinoRhino: I'm not one to make fun of other people's hobbies. I have a friend who is a serious NASCAR fanatic and invites me to races every year. I went to a race one year down at the Monster Mile in Delaware to see what it was like.

It was..... an experience. Can't say I'll ever want to do that again.

Try Bristol, it's more fun.

And a certain Brad Kesalowski says that concussion testing has no place in NASCAR

/pretty sure he thinks it's an IQ test

Come stand next to the fence during the first five laps at Daytona. 42 cars, in a nose to tail pack, going past you barely 4 feet away...at 200 mph.

I'd love to. Just saying Bristol is more fun than Delaware. I'm fairly sure painting my deck is more fun than Delaware though.

Nah, I'd rather go to Dover than paint a deck. Kansas, tho.....

And consider the invitation open, QMB. You wanna go to Daytona, lemme know and I will arrange it.


I will remember that. I'd love to go. :)
 
2014-03-31 01:30:42 PM  
I am considering trying to arrange a Fark party for next year's 500.

I'll probably bring it up in a race thread to get an idea of what kind of interest there is.

I think we'd have a great time.
 
2014-03-31 01:36:00 PM  

Mztlplx: I am considering trying to arrange a Fark party for next year's 500.

I'll probably bring it up in a race thread to get an idea of what kind of interest there is.

I think we'd have a great time.


That would be awesome!

and on an unrelated note, I'm now twitter-stalking you :)
 
2014-03-31 01:55:08 PM  

QueenMamaBee: Mztlplx: I am considering trying to arrange a Fark party for next year's 500.

I'll probably bring it up in a race thread to get an idea of what kind of interest there is.

I think we'd have a great time.

That would be awesome!

and on an unrelated note, I'm now twitter-stalking you :)


Heh...figured that was you :)
 
2014-03-31 02:26:12 PM  

Mztlplx: QueenMamaBee: Mztlplx: I am considering trying to arrange a Fark party for next year's 500.

I'll probably bring it up in a race thread to get an idea of what kind of interest there is.

I think we'd have a great time.

That would be awesome!

and on an unrelated note, I'm now twitter-stalking you :)

Heh...figured that was you :)


If I still had my laptop, I'd photoshop a Busch brother as what my cat-icon is pointing at. :)
 
2014-03-31 03:58:21 PM  

Mztlplx: QueenMamaBee: WinoRhino: I'm not one to make fun of other people's hobbies. I have a friend who is a serious NASCAR fanatic and invites me to races every year. I went to a race one year down at the Monster Mile in Delaware to see what it was like.

It was..... an experience. Can't say I'll ever want to do that again.

Try Bristol, it's more fun.

And a certain Brad Kesalowski says that concussion testing has no place in NASCAR

/pretty sure he thinks it's an IQ test

Come stand next to the fence during the first five laps at Daytona. 42 cars, in a nose to tail pack, going past you barely 4 feet away...at 200 mph.


They let you stand next to the fence?  When I went to Dover, I practically had to bribe the guard to let me stand next to the fence.  And he only let me there for like 1 lap.
 
2014-03-31 04:18:19 PM  
As far as the article is concerned, NASCAR probably needs to do more at the developmental series rather than the three touring series. K&N and all the short tracks around the country need the attention in the safety department. The 100 or so people in the big three are pretty well looked after. And most of the safety improvements they are continually going on about originated in open wheel and sports car racing.

And Keslowski bumped his god damned head.
 
2014-03-31 04:21:59 PM  

downstairs: Mztlplx: QueenMamaBee: WinoRhino: I'm not one to make fun of other people's hobbies. I have a friend who is a serious NASCAR fanatic and invites me to races every year. I went to a race one year down at the Monster Mile in Delaware to see what it was like.

It was..... an experience. Can't say I'll ever want to do that again.

Try Bristol, it's more fun.

And a certain Brad Kesalowski says that concussion testing has no place in NASCAR

/pretty sure he thinks it's an IQ test

Come stand next to the fence during the first five laps at Daytona. 42 cars, in a nose to tail pack, going past you barely 4 feet away...at 200 mph.

They let you stand next to the fence?  When I went to Dover, I practically had to bribe the guard to let me stand next to the fence.  And he only let me there for like 1 lap.


There is over half a mile of frontstretch fence...they can't be everywhere at once.

But they will chase you away if you stay up there to long. It's not exactly the safest place in the Uuniverse..

i750.photobucket.com
 
2014-03-31 04:42:18 PM  

crotchgrabber: As far as the article is concerned, NASCAR probably needs to do more at the developmental series rather than the three touring series. K&N and all the short tracks around the country need the attention in the safety department. The 100 or so people in the big three are pretty well looked after. And most of the safety improvements they are continually going on about originated in open wheel and sports car racing.

And Keslowski bumped his god damned head.


SAFER barriers should be a requirement for sanctioning an oval track.
 
2014-03-31 04:49:32 PM  

Mztlplx: crotchgrabber: As far as the article is concerned, NASCAR probably needs to do more at the developmental series rather than the three touring series. K&N and all the short tracks around the country need the attention in the safety department. The 100 or so people in the big three are pretty well looked after. And most of the safety improvements they are continually going on about originated in open wheel and sports car racing.

And Keslowski bumped his god damned head.

SAFER barriers should be a requirement for sanctioning an oval track.


I rarely watch TV during a weekday, but this morning my girlfriend told me to see if anything was on. "Why? there's no racing on Monday." Well, look at that... FS1 was showing K&N East racing. The track they were on was a mess. Crappy walls, cracked pavement, fences falling down, etc.
 
2014-03-31 05:24:44 PM  

crotchgrabber: Mztlplx: crotchgrabber: As far as the article is concerned, NASCAR probably needs to do more at the developmental series rather than the three touring series. K&N and all the short tracks around the country need the attention in the safety department. The 100 or so people in the big three are pretty well looked after. And most of the safety improvements they are continually going on about originated in open wheel and sports car racing.

And Keslowski bumped his god damned head.

SAFER barriers should be a requirement for sanctioning an oval track.

I rarely watch TV during a weekday, but this morning my girlfriend told me to see if anything was on. "Why? there's no racing on Monday." Well, look at that... FS1 was showing K&N East racing. The track they were on was a mess. Crappy walls, cracked pavement, fences falling down, etc.


This is exactly where NASCAR should be concentrating their efforts. How can they claim they're trying to improve safety when they sanction races on obviously unsafe tracks?

I understand that improvements like installing SAFER barriers can be an expensive undertaking...and that many smaller tracks operate on razor-thin budgets. But if these tracks want to host NASCAR events...NASCAR should be making sure these tracks meet some sort of minimum standard for safety.
 
2014-03-31 05:50:21 PM  

Mztlplx: downstairs: Mztlplx: QueenMamaBee: WinoRhino: I'm not one to make fun of other people's hobbies. I have a friend who is a serious NASCAR fanatic and invites me to races every year. I went to a race one year down at the Monster Mile in Delaware to see what it was like.

It was..... an experience. Can't say I'll ever want to do that again.

Try Bristol, it's more fun.

And a certain Brad Kesalowski says that concussion testing has no place in NASCAR

/pretty sure he thinks it's an IQ test

Come stand next to the fence during the first five laps at Daytona. 42 cars, in a nose to tail pack, going past you barely 4 feet away...at 200 mph.

They let you stand next to the fence?  When I went to Dover, I practically had to bribe the guard to let me stand next to the fence.  And he only let me there for like 1 lap.

There is over half a mile of frontstretch fence...they can't be everywhere at once.

But they will chase you away if you stay up there to long. It's not exactly the safest place in the Uuniverse..


There's still a staff member or police officer every fifteen feet.  The cool thing though is that you basically have to walk along that path way to get to the concessions/restrooms and back.

I still wouldn't recommend going to Daytona.  That place is a shiathole.  Not enough restrooms, not enough permanent concession facilities.  Half the stands look like they're ready to fall apart at any moment.  Pretty sure someone's going to put their foot through one of the planks in the bleachers. And I can't discuss the utter lack of traffic control without risking an aneurysm.    Go to a SMI track like Charlotte instead. (I can't say enough good things about Charlotte Motor Speedway.)  SMI actually works with the local municipalities on traffic issues.  I liked Dover but its design makes no sense.  Who the hell builds a track and doesn't connect the stands in Turns 1 and 2 to the rest of the facility?  The racing is good in the spring.  The fall race has been the victim of a horribly designed Chase system.
 
2014-03-31 07:47:49 PM  
No Line For Beer:

There's still a staff member or police officer every fifteen feet.  The cool thing though is that you basically have to walk along that path way to get to the concessions/restrooms and back.

I still wouldn't recommend going to Daytona.  That place is a shiathole.  Not enough restrooms, not enough permanent concession facilities.  Half the stands look like they're ready to fall apart at any moment.  Pretty sure someone's going to put their foot through one of the planks in the bleachers. And I can't discuss the utter lack of traffic control without risking an aneurysm.    Go to a SMI track like Charlotte instead. (I can't say enough good things about Charlotte Motor Speedway.)  SMI actually works with the local municipalities on traffic issues.  I liked Dover but its design makes no sense.  Who the hell builds a track and doesn't connect the stands in Turns 1 and 2 to the rest of the facility?  The racing is good in the spring.  The fall race has been the vict ...


I went to the 500 last year and I can say it's worth at least one trip.  But you have to get the track pass for the infield to make it worth it.  You're dead on about the stands.  We parked in one of the far off fields and had them bus us in/out, so we avoided a good chunk of the traffic around the track.  Curious to see how the remodel ends up.

Going to hit Kansas for the night race in May.
 
2014-03-31 11:22:06 PM  
Brother went to Talladega (I think) and there was a delay. It's about 100 degrees.
In the stands are these poles holding up the roof with crossbeams that form an X between them. Some fool, already drunk, manages to climb up there with a 12 pack. (Either that or people threw him beer.)

Security spends an hour trying to get him down and finally it happened.
THUD
No helmet.
 
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