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(14 News Evansville)   In 'Why wasn't this already a rule' news, NASCAR bars drivers from exiting cars after wrecks   (14news.com) divider line 47
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2014-08-16 05:17:12 AM  
Should be fun when the car is on fire
 
2014-08-16 08:37:15 AM  

colinspooky: Should be fun when the car is on fire


I imagine they'll add exceptions for when your life is in danger.
 
2014-08-16 09:39:03 AM  
winfield.50megs.com
 
2014-08-16 09:42:24 AM  
So what's the penalty if they do get out? Seems pointless unless they have to suffer some consequences.
 
2014-08-16 09:45:15 AM  
So nascar just slapped this kid in the face hard? Ouch - I can understand the rule - if he would of stayed in his car he would be alive; however in a sense of rage got out and wanted to confront a driver.

Anyone that amped up on rage is going to exit the car regardless;
 
2014-08-16 09:49:23 AM  

Misconduc: So nascar just slapped this kid in the face hard? Ouch - I can understand the rule - if he would of stayed in his car he would be alive; however in a sense of rage got out and wanted to confront a driver.

Anyone that amped up on rage is going to exit the car regardless;


Oh, well, if he's just really angry, we won't punish him for breaking the rules. I'm going to use that the next time I beat the crap out of a guy. "But, officer, he pissed me off!"
 
2014-08-16 09:53:26 AM  

colinspooky: Should be fun when the car is on fire


done in one
 
2014-08-16 10:04:54 AM  
I'm getting sick of this shiat. I vote we make this a discussion thread for the truck and nationwide race.
 
2014-08-16 10:05:20 AM  

colinspooky: Should be fun when the car is on fire


Rtfa. You can get out if you get permission first.
 
2014-08-16 10:10:25 AM  

abhorrent1: So what's the penalty if they do get out? Seems pointless unless they have to suffer some consequences.


Based on recent history, it seems to be death.
 
2014-08-16 11:24:41 AM  
Well there is no rule in real life that states dont set yourself on fire.


Sometimes you think people dont have to be told certain things.....
 
2014-08-16 11:26:42 AM  

mephisto6: colinspooky: Should be fun when the car is on fire

Rtfa. You can get out if you get permission first.


Because if the small enclosed area im in is on fire the first thing I'm going to do is ask if I can escape
 
2014-08-16 11:27:31 AM  

Misconduc: So nascar just slapped this kid in the face hard? Ouch - I can understand the rule - if he would of stayed in his car he would be alive; however in a sense of rage got out and wanted to confront a driver.

Anyone that amped up on rage is going to exit the car regardless;


If you can't keep your emotions in check, race car driver might not be the professioj for you.
 
2014-08-16 11:31:04 AM  
You know, there really should be a posted speed limit on those tracks as well.
 
2014-08-16 11:50:05 AM  

abhorrent1: So what's the penalty if they do get out? Seems pointless unless they have to suffer some consequences.


Death's not enough for you?
 
2014-08-16 11:50:30 AM  
Trolltastic headline. Outstanding work, Subby.
 
2014-08-16 11:52:35 AM  
Odd, add me to the camp that thought this was already a rule.  Unless I'm mistaken, this rule is a major plot point of the NASCAR documentary Taledaga nights.
 
2014-08-16 11:56:57 AM  
Courtesy of Bobby_and_The_Gorilla

"How did we avoid the NASCAR thread Brain?"

"Because we have more class than that Monsoon!"

"Indeed, but seriously, the only way you should leave your car when you're on a racetrack is if it is on fire!"

"Well it's not the fire that'll kill you Monsoon, it's Smoke."

"Well, that's tr.. WILL YOU STOP?"
 
2014-08-16 12:04:16 PM  
Out of the car isn't a problem. Running into the middle of the racetrack is a BIG problem.
 
2014-08-16 12:08:26 PM  

hammettman: You know, there really should be a posted speed limit on those tracks as well.


And turn signals too.
 
2014-08-16 12:09:16 PM  

neon_god: Misconduc: So nascar just slapped this kid in the face hard? Ouch - I can understand the rule - if he would of stayed in his car he would be alive; however in a sense of rage got out and wanted to confront a driver.

Anyone that amped up on rage is going to exit the car regardless;

If you can't keep your emotions in check, race car driver Any profession might not be for you.


Fixed it for you, I've seen baseball players beat the hell out of water coolers; football players flip water tables, its not just nascar. However my problem is fining the person isn't going to stop them from acting like idiots - they need to be automatically suspended the next 3 races if they get out of their car.
They would think twice about boiling over and exiting their car especially since you are being PAID to drive by not driving would put a hell of a hole in your wallet. True a major fine would put a damn in the racers wallet as well; but also suspending him would make sure he don't pull that crap.
Not a nascar fan, but from what I've seen over the years its obvious there's one or two people that almost always flair up like a fire cracker.
 
2014-08-16 12:16:33 PM  
Why?

The usual reason new rules and warnings get made.  Because everyone thinks nobody will be stupid enough to actually do that.

Until someone does.

"Don't stick anything the dolphin's blowhole..."

/obscure?
//I doubt it.
 
2014-08-16 12:24:58 PM  
Because some things shouldn't need to be spelled out?
 
2014-08-16 12:28:55 PM  

whooter: Why?

The usual reason new rules and warnings get made.  Because everyone thinks nobody will be stupid enough to actually do that.

Until someone does.

"Don't stick anything the dolphin's blowhole..."

/obscure?
//I doubt it.


This so much.

I, too, wondered why this wasn't already on the books, but then I thought about it and realized that it's one of those laughably-obvious common sense things that SHOULDN'T have to be emphasized.
 
2014-08-16 12:48:47 PM  

parkerlewis: hammettman: You know, there really should be a posted speed limit on those tracks as well.

And turn signals too.


And heavily armed state troopers in REALLY fast cars.
 
2014-08-16 12:49:26 PM  
Common sense would dictate that if it is dangerous to remain in the vehicle, you should exit and go to the closest edge of the track you can.

Or stand in the middle of the track and challenge a 100 MPH car.   Whatever.
 
2014-08-16 01:12:27 PM  

parkerlewis: hammettman: You know, there really should be a posted speed limit on those tracks as well.

And turn signals too.


Well, *a* turn signal at least.

/only need the left one, get it?
 
2014-08-16 01:21:57 PM  

The_Y2P_Problem: Courtesy of Bobby_and_The_Gorilla

"How did we avoid the NASCAR thread Brain?"

"Because we have more class than that Monsoon!"

"Indeed, but seriously, the only way you should leave your car when you're on a racetrack is if it is on fire!"

"Well it's not the fire that'll kill you Monsoon, it's Smoke."

"Well, that's tr.. WILL YOU STOP?"


lulz

Saw it coming and still laughed.
 
2014-08-16 01:28:22 PM  

colinspooky: Should be fun when the car is on fire


FTFA:
"But less than a week after Kevin Ward Jr. was killed during a sprint car race in New York after being struck by a car driven by Tony Stewart, NASCAR on Friday barred its drivers from approaching the track or moving cars after an incident during the race."

So the unwritten rule of "don't pick a fight with a car" has been made a written rule.
 
2014-08-16 01:47:42 PM  

JayCab: parkerlewis: hammettman: You know, there really should be a posted speed limit on those tracks as well.

And turn signals too.

Well, *a* turn signal at least.

/only need the left one, get it?


But I'd think you'd REALLY want to know in advance if someone was going to be going right.
 
2014-08-16 01:52:23 PM  
The truck race is kinda clusterfarky.
 
2014-08-16 01:58:09 PM  

crotchgrabber: The truck race is kinda clusterfarky.


Trucks racing is like cows running. Sure they *can*, but it looks silly.
 
2014-08-16 02:00:26 PM  

foo monkey: Trucks racing is like cows running. Sure they *can*, but it looks silly.


Well now I want to see a cow racing circuit.
 
2014-08-16 02:01:51 PM  

foo monkey: crotchgrabber: The truck race is kinda clusterfarky.

Trucks racing is like cows running. Sure they *can*, but it looks silly.


I love the truck series. Kids and old farts driving bricks around. The dirt race and road courses are so damn fun to watch.
 
2014-08-16 02:09:26 PM  
Sauter wins the truck race. Nationwide at Mid Ohio next.
 
2014-08-16 02:38:38 PM  
Instead of barring drivers from exiting the vehicle, how about barring  drivers from running someone over to get that +10 roadkill bonus
 
2014-08-16 03:10:33 PM  
there wasn't a rule against it because, frankly, nascar didn't think anybody was that goddamb dumb.
 
2014-08-16 03:29:55 PM  
NasTruck?

Considering they used to run fuel through the frame of the car as an extra long 'gas line', they don't seem to be too worried about catching on fire...
 
2014-08-16 04:51:16 PM  
Except it didn't happen at a NASCAR race. Plus you know, flaming, metal cans of death and all.
 
2014-08-16 05:47:15 PM  
turtleboysports.files.wordpress.com
 
2014-08-16 06:23:35 PM  
So, this means that Tony Stewart can race again?

/window seat please!
 
2014-08-17 12:30:50 AM  

hammettman: You know, there really should be a posted speed limit on those tracks as well.


They do, first they have rules to restrict the speed of the cars to ~200mph on the straight aways, and second, they black flag drivers going too slow.  Of course if the driver is going too slow, they're have some mechanical issue.  You can't go too fast when they bolt a plate meant to restrict air flow on the larger tracks.  It's kind of like company trucks with speed governors.
 
2014-08-17 12:40:01 AM  

Waldo Pepper: Misconduc: So nascar just slapped this kid in the face hard? Ouch - I can understand the rule - if he would of stayed in his car he would be alive; however in a sense of rage got out and wanted to confront a driver.

Anyone that amped up on rage is going to exit the car regardless;

I'm not sure how a Nascar rule slaps the the kid in the face that got killed. it wasn't a nascar race was it


NASCAR does sanction dirt tracks. We ran on a NASCAR dirt track 25+ years ago. I assumed this was as well.
 
2014-08-17 02:20:12 AM  
Underwear goes inside the pants.
 
2014-08-17 03:48:45 AM  
As long as there's an exception for getting out of flaming and dangerous cars I say grumpycatgood.jpeg.

First, it ensures the safety of idiots. Now, I don't particularly like idiots being coddled, but it will save more people the pain and trauma of accidentally killing them and then getting sued by their family. Plus, I feel like a person running around on a hot track potentially has the ability to change the outcome of a race, so I don't think it's really a fair race if some yahoo is out there running around. Now, I know people do have to take crashes/crashing cars into account when they're driving, but a crashed car doesn't have a mind of its own when it moves. A person is moving with a purpose, and if they're going out on the track with the intention of messing with one specific person, playing chicken with Darwin and just daring the other person to get out of THEIR way or end up killing them, even if that person manages not to hit them it's still interfering to me. Racing shouldn't include pedestrian avoidance as part of the sport.
 
2014-08-17 10:06:24 AM  

just_intonation: Waldo Pepper: Misconduc: So nascar just slapped this kid in the face hard? Ouch - I can understand the rule - if he would of stayed in his car he would be alive; however in a sense of rage got out and wanted to confront a driver.

Anyone that amped up on rage is going to exit the car regardless;

I'm not sure how a Nascar rule slaps the the kid in the face that got killed. it wasn't a nascar race was it

NASCAR does sanction dirt tracks. We ran on a NASCAR dirt track 25+ years ago. I assumed this was as well.


NASCAR sanctions NASCAR events, they don't sanction non-NASCAR events no matter what track those events are held on.  NASCAR has no control over Indy or Formula One when they run on the same tracks NASCAR does.  Sprint cars are not NASCAR sanctioned cars.  A driver banned from NASCAR  can drive for whoever they want outside of NASCAR events.  NASCAR  does not own any tracks, they rent them.
 
2014-08-17 06:04:40 PM  

blackbow: there wasn't a rule against it because, frankly, nascar didn't think anybody was that goddamb dumb.


Running into the middle of a poorly lit racetrack at night makes sense. For building up a young career. This kid could have killed other people too.
 
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