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Daytona - NASCAR

Postby NVGator » Sat Feb 23, 2013 8:09 pm

Anyone catch the crash at Daytona today? Anyone want to still go to a race as a spectator?

Hell, I remember just a few weeks ago where folks were calling out an XGame competitor who died doing what he loved.

17 injured just watching a race.
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Re: Daytona - NASCAR

Postby Gouryella » Sat Feb 23, 2013 8:36 pm

Turned on ESPN just as it happened. You never want to see that stuff occur. The engine went through the mess but I bet it was the tire that did the most damage to someone. One person has life-threatening head trauma. That was probably the tire in row 9.
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Postby RowdyReptile » Sat Feb 23, 2013 8:41 pm

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Postby No1GatorFreak » Sun Feb 24, 2013 12:40 am

I was there and it happened about 200 ft from me. It was scary for all of the people in that area. Leaving the race it was really surreal because it was as if we were all leaving from a funeral. EVERYONE was very quiet and walking toward their vehicles or going to gift shops and you didn't hear any music coming from cars or peoples tents nor did you see anyone smile. Was an incredible race and one of the best I've been to yet, but the ending really put a damper on the race. Prayers go out to those fans who were injured. With that said, I will be there tomorrow in Roberts tower watching the race. This is something NASCAR will have to address very soon if they expect to see people in the stands. It's a great sport and they will do something about this I'm sure.
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Postby NVGator » Sun Feb 24, 2013 1:04 am

WoW. Thanks Freak and glad you made it out safely.

Be safe tomorrow.
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Postby phideltgator » Sun Feb 24, 2013 7:53 am

Chain link fence is plenty strong enough to stop a car going 200 mph. These people are morons. Had my fill of racing in Sebring, you can have it.
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Postby MatthewM. » Sun Feb 24, 2013 9:12 am

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Postby Swamp Queen » Sun Feb 24, 2013 10:13 am

No1GatorFreak wrote:I was there and it happened about 200 ft from me. It was scary for all of the people in that area. Leaving the race it was really surreal because it was as if we were all leaving from a funeral. EVERYONE was very quiet and walking toward their vehicles or going to gift shops and you didn't hear any music coming from cars or peoples tents nor did you see anyone smile. Was an incredible race and one of the best I've been to yet, but the ending really put a damper on the race. Prayers go out to those fans who were injured. With that said, I will be there tomorrow in Roberts tower watching the race. This is something NASCAR will have to address very soon if they expect to see people in the stands. It's a great sport and they will do something about this I'm sure.

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Postby Class of '78 » Sun Feb 24, 2013 10:49 am

With all the advancements in driver safety, emblematic by this scene, the driver, incredibly, walking away safely ...

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... it really is amazing that in 2013 the fans are still protected from 200-mph projectiles by a simple 22-foot chainlink fence. That's likely to change dramatically after yesterday.

An eyewitness account:

"Stuff was flying everywhere It was like you was in a war zone or something. Tires were flying by and smoke and everything else.

"When I say war zone, there was smoke from a motor. You've got to realize a motor was sitting in the stands. A wheel -- I don't mean a tire -- a wheel with a hub hanging onto it and debris everywhere ... and smoke and people upset. It was kind of scary.''


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I'll be at the 12 Hours of Sebring in a few weeks. I wonder if they make any changes based on Daytona. There's ample exposure there, too.
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Postby Gouryella » Sun Feb 24, 2013 11:07 am

From an ESPN article:

But from Talladega '87 comes an anecdote so typical of the mindset of NASCAR fans.

While that race was red-flagged, I went down to the crash area to interview witnesses. Right on the front row, right where workmen were replacing the destroyed fencing, sat seven or eight fans in Dale Earnhardt T-shirts. Most of their faces and some of their hands were cut or bleeding. They had refused medical treatment.

"Were you guys sitting right here when it happened?" I asked one.

"Naw," he said. "We were sitting several rows up. The people who were sittin' here, they got scared and left. So we decided to come down here and take their seats for the rest of the race."

"Let me get this straight: You moved even closer to where the worst damage was?"

"Yessir," said another.

My question is that just plain stupid or Darwinism or both?
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Postby GatoradeNE1 » Sun Feb 24, 2013 11:26 am

phideltgator wrote:Chain link fence is plenty strong enough to stop a car going 200 mph. These people are morons. Had my fill of racing in Sebring, you can have it.


You went to Sebring. Doesn't that make you a moron too?

That "chain link fence" did "stop a car going 200mph". See the picture with the engine in the fence. The tire that caused the major injury bounced over the fence. Part of the A-arm went with it. It had a safety cable that was designed to prevent it from flying it in the event the tire came free, however that was severed in the wreck.
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Postby GatoradeNE1 » Sun Feb 24, 2013 11:39 am

Gouryella wrote:From an ESPN article:

But from Talladega '87 comes an anecdote so typical of the mindset of NASCAR fans.

While that race was red-flagged, I went down to the crash area to interview witnesses. Right on the front row, right where workmen were replacing the destroyed fencing, sat seven or eight fans in Dale Earnhardt T-shirts. Most of their faces and some of their hands were cut or bleeding. They had refused medical treatment.

"Were you guys sitting right here when it happened?" I asked one.

"Naw," he said. "We were sitting several rows up. The people who were sittin' here, they got scared and left. So we decided to come down here and take their seats for the rest of the race."

"Let me get this straight: You moved even closer to where the worst damage was?"

"Yessir," said another.

My question is that just plain stupid or Darwinism or both?


If you want to make fun of the injury proneness and rednecks in racing, have at it, just don't do it on a football forum, a sport that has more injuries and more rednecks.
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Postby gatordad » Sun Feb 24, 2013 11:44 am

I resemble that remark...
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Postby FloridaFanatic22 » Sun Feb 24, 2013 11:45 am

GatoradeNE1 wrote:
phideltgator wrote:Chain link fence is plenty strong enough to stop a car going 200 mph. These people are morons. Had my fill of racing in Sebring, you can have it.


You went to Sebring. Doesn't that make you a moron too?

That "chain link fence" did "stop a car going 200mph". See the picture with the engine in the fence. The tire that caused the major injury bounced over the fence. Part of the A-arm went with it. It had a safety cable that was designed to prevent it from flying it in the event the tire came free, however that was severed in the wreck.

So you're calling Phi a moron but at the same time defending the fence because it stopped half the car, just not all the pieces? Interesting...
If you want to make fun of the injury proneness and rednecks in racing, have at it, just don't do it on a football forum, a sport that has more injuries and more rednecks.
Just stop dude you're making yourself look like an azz :rolleyes:
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Postby GatoradeNE1 » Sun Feb 24, 2013 11:54 am

FloridaFanatic22 wrote:
GatoradeNE1 wrote:
phideltgator wrote:Chain link fence is plenty strong enough to stop a car going 200 mph. These people are morons. Had my fill of racing in Sebring, you can have it.


You went to Sebring. Doesn't that make you a moron too?

That "chain link fence" did "stop a car going 200mph". See the picture with the engine in the fence. The tire that caused the major injury bounced over the fence. Part of the A-arm went with it. It had a safety cable that was designed to prevent it from flying it in the event the tire came free, however that was severed in the wreck.

So you're calling Phi a moron but at the same time defending the fence because it stopped half the car, just not all the pieces? Interesting...
If you want to make fun of the injury proneness and rednecks in racing, have at it, just don't do it on a football forum, a sport that has more injuries and more rednecks.
Just stop dude you're making yourself look like an azz :rolleyes:



Nope, I didn't call anyone a moron. I asked if he was one, based on the logic he gave us. Try and keep up; you don't want to look like an azz in a football message board.
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Postby Gouryella » Sun Feb 24, 2013 11:58 am

Twice now you have made the mistake of calling this a "football message board".

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Re: Daytona - NASCAR

Postby FloridaFanatic22 » Sun Feb 24, 2013 11:59 am

GatoradeNE1 wrote:
FloridaFanatic22 wrote:
GatoradeNE1 wrote:
phideltgator wrote:Chain link fence is plenty strong enough to stop a car going 200 mph. These people are morons. Had my fill of racing in Sebring, you can have it.


You went to Sebring. Doesn't that make you a moron too?

That "chain link fence" did "stop a car going 200mph". See the picture with the engine in the fence. The tire that caused the major injury bounced over the fence. Part of the A-arm went with it. It had a safety cable that was designed to prevent it from flying it in the event the tire came free, however that was severed in the wreck.

So you're calling Phi a moron but at the same time defending the fence because it stopped half the car, just not all the pieces? Interesting...
If you want to make fun of the injury proneness and rednecks in racing, have at it, just don't do it on a football forum, a sport that has more injuries and more rednecks.
Just stop dude you're making yourself look like an azz :rolleyes:



Nope, I didn't call anyone a moron. I asked if he was one, based on the logic he gave us. Try and keep up; you don't want to look like an azz in a football message board.

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Postby GatoradeNE1 » Sun Feb 24, 2013 12:03 pm

Gouryella wrote:Twice now you have made the mistake of calling this a "football message board".

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True. I made the assumption we were both here because of UF football, and not women's gymnastics. If I'm wrong, I'm sure you'll let me know.
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Postby FloridaFanatic22 » Sun Feb 24, 2013 12:09 pm

GatoradeNE1 wrote:
Gouryella wrote:Twice now you have made the mistake of calling this a "football message board".

From the Forum page:

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True. I made the assumption we were both here because of football, and not women's gymnastics. If I'm wrong, I'm sure you'll let me know.

I would have guessed you were a UFC guy.
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