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Race Fans Injured as Car Slams Fence in NASCAR Nationwide Race at Daytona
Yahoo ^ | 2/23/13 | Geoffrey Miller

Posted on 02/23/2013 2:35:16 PM PST by Lurkina.n.Learnin

Kyle Larson (32) is airborne after a multi-car crash at Daytona. (AP) DAYTONA BEACH, Fla – A terrific NASCAR Nationwide Series race turned tragic in its last few hundred feet Saturday at Daytona International Speedway when a race car crashed violently into the catchfence and injured several fans.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Sports
KEYWORDS: daytona; nascar
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1 posted on 02/23/2013 2:35:28 PM PST by Lurkina.n.Learnin
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To: Lurkina.n.Learnin

>>. Last year, Joey Coulter crashed his Camping World Truck Series vehicle about 300 yards from the sight of Saturday’s accident scene<<

Wonder if they cited the driver for being in sight of the site?


2 posted on 02/23/2013 2:39:05 PM PST by freedumb2003 (I learned everything I needed to know about racism from Colin Powell)
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To: Lurkina.n.Learnin

I caught a splash of hot oil at MIS once.


3 posted on 02/23/2013 2:39:19 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Lurkina.n.Learnin

Thought for sure Danica Patrick had wrecked another car....


4 posted on 02/23/2013 2:39:31 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: cripplecreek

I just watched it on Speed. It’s amazing more people don’t get hurt from debris. Hot fluids would suck too. Did it burn you bad?


5 posted on 02/23/2013 2:44:24 PM PST by Lurkina.n.Learnin (Superciliousness is the essence of Obama)
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To: freedumb2003

Most spectacular Daytona crash of them all.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vmT3gQQdJm4


6 posted on 02/23/2013 2:45:23 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Lurkina.n.Learnin

How did Danical do? I know she didn’t win.


7 posted on 02/23/2013 2:46:22 PM PST by yarddog (One shot one miss.)
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To: yarddog

This was the Nationwide race. The big boys and Danica race tomorrow .


8 posted on 02/23/2013 2:48:57 PM PST by Lurkina.n.Learnin (Superciliousness is the essence of Obama)
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To: Lurkina.n.Learnin

I was working security along the fence when there was a crash at the entrance to turn one. It was more of a mist of hot oil. It didn’t burn bad or anything. About like a bacon grease spatter.

Jeff Burton ended up against the wall right at my feet and I could see right down in the car as he was trying to find a gear to take off.


9 posted on 02/23/2013 2:50:32 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Lurkina.n.Learnin

Amazing/scary video of the crash from the stands near where the wheel landed:

http://youtu.be/wVW65Tyji_s


10 posted on 02/23/2013 2:51:19 PM PST by Never on my watch (GALT)
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To: cripplecreek

>>Most spectacular Daytona crash of them all.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vmT3gQQdJm4<<

HOLEY MOLEY! That was a wreck! I am amazed he survived!


11 posted on 02/23/2013 2:52:46 PM PST by freedumb2003 (I learned everything I needed to know about racism from Colin Powell)
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To: Lurkina.n.Learnin

Thanks, I haven’t really kept up with Nascar since the 60’s.

I remember those big Pontiacs, Ford, Chevys and Plymouths with the 427 and 426 engines. It was a different world back then.

Fireball Roberts, Fred Lorenzen, etc.


12 posted on 02/23/2013 2:53:55 PM PST by yarddog (One shot one miss.)
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To: yarddog

Car crapped out after 32 laps.


13 posted on 02/23/2013 2:55:05 PM PST by Roccus
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To: Never on my watch

Damn.


14 posted on 02/23/2013 2:55:51 PM PST by Jet Jaguar
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To: freedumb2003

Bodine got hurt fairly serious in that crash but he survived.

Another bad one was Mike Harmon at Bristol a few years ago. He walked right out the front of the car where the steering wheel was.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jxtID4k3UBw


15 posted on 02/23/2013 2:56:13 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: yarddog

Speed channel is providing coverage and NASCAR president will be holding a press conference.


16 posted on 02/23/2013 2:56:56 PM PST by freebird5850 (The only good thing about Barry getting re-elected is now we get to see him fall from a higher place)
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To: Lurkina.n.Learnin

and how long before the left associates the crash with conservatives? aka, Republicans fault, maybe for not passing, or passing the Sequesta?


17 posted on 02/23/2013 2:58:34 PM PST by Seventh_Tiger
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To: cripplecreek

1955 Le Mans crash... 80 dead, 120 injured.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FXtb5eDUuQw


18 posted on 02/23/2013 2:59:25 PM PST by Tijeras_Slim
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To: Lurkina.n.Learnin

Danica raced today and was running near the front until her motor overheated and blew up. She failed to finish ... once again.


19 posted on 02/23/2013 2:59:50 PM PST by BillyBonebrake
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To: Lurkina.n.Learnin
A few pics.


20 posted on 02/23/2013 3:01:27 PM PST by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: Jet Jaguar

NASCAR is blocking all of the videos of the crash.


21 posted on 02/23/2013 3:01:46 PM PST by Never on my watch (GALT)
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To: BillyBonebrake

I don’t know if it was just a reputation he got by sheer luck or if it was true, but people used to say that Mario Andretti was very easy on the cars. Apparently his driving style did not stress the engines etc. as much as some others.

Danica seems to be just the opposite.


22 posted on 02/23/2013 3:03:54 PM PST by yarddog (One shot one miss.)
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To: Lurkina.n.Learnin

http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/nascar/2013/02/23/huge-car-crash-mars-nationwide-series-race-at-daytona/1941529/

Scroll down to the bottom of the article at the last photo of the 32 car [PHOTOS: ACTION FROM DAYTONA ] and you can click the arrow on the right side of the photo and there are many still shots of the scene. It includes some of the injured being taken out on stretchers, and much of the damage.


23 posted on 02/23/2013 3:05:10 PM PST by deport
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To: Never on my watch

Between this and Keselowski’s comments their warped priorities are now quite evident.

Another generation of rich kid idiots ruining the family business.


24 posted on 02/23/2013 3:05:10 PM PST by relictele
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To: relictele

The ‘fan in the stands’ video that NASCAR blocked from youtube is now available here:

http://www.sbnation.com/2013/2/23/4022436/daytona-nationwide-wreck-crash-video-from-stands


25 posted on 02/23/2013 3:08:28 PM PST by Never on my watch (GALT)
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To: Never on my watch

Bush’s fault


26 posted on 02/23/2013 3:08:49 PM PST by drinktheobamakoolaid (If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: Never on my watch

Between NASCAR and the IOC there are some paranoid, sick, callous b*stards at work. TV rights more important than news interest and/or questionable legal claims to the work of others i.e. phone footage. Remember the luge slider killed on the track? The IOC were more diligent in taking down footage than in addressing the crash.


27 posted on 02/23/2013 3:11:04 PM PST by relictele
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To: yarddog

“It was a different world back then.

Fireball Roberts, Fred Lorenzen, etc.”

And Smokey Yunick. If you don’t know about Smokey’s famous escapades, read them here. They’re funny as all git out!
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smokey_Yunick

Here’s a little sample;
“Another Yunick improvisation was getting around the regulations specifying a maximum size for the fuel tank, by using eleven foot (three meter) coils of 2-inch (5-centimeter) diameter tubing for the fuel line to add about 5 gallons (19 liters) to the car’s fuel capacity. Once, NASCAR officials came up with a list of nine items for Yunick to fix before the car would be allowed on the track. The suspicious NASCAR officials had removed the tank for inspection. Yunick started the car with no gas tank and said “Better make it ten,”[3] and drove it back to the pits. He used a basketball in the fuel tank which could be inflated when the car’s fuel capacity was checked and deflated for the race.”


28 posted on 02/23/2013 3:15:11 PM PST by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: relictele
...TV rights more important...

I think the fact that they believe they can control the flow of all information, even from fans, is disturbing to me.

They are so arrogant to believe that this will not give the banned video MORE circulation.

29 posted on 02/23/2013 3:16:54 PM PST by Never on my watch (GALT)
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra

The old guys were drivers and storylellers.

I remember Benny Parsons talking about Richard Petty and saying that someone asked him if Petty was really that good. Benny said “Nah, he just got lucky 200 times”.


30 posted on 02/23/2013 3:19:49 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra

Yes I remember him. I used to subscribe to Mechanics Illustrated just to read his and Tom McCahill’s stories.

I think McCahill was the best writer I ever remember.


31 posted on 02/23/2013 3:21:16 PM PST by yarddog (One shot one miss.)
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To: Never on my watch
This from Twitter: Based on that fan vidoe of the Nascar crash, I don't see how that camera man survived. The hole in the fence is right where he was

I looked again at the video, and this dude has a point:

http://www.sbnation.com/2013/2/23/4022436/daytona-nationwide-wreck-crash-video-from-stands

32 posted on 02/23/2013 3:22:38 PM PST by Never on my watch (GALT)
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To: yarddog

“Yes I remember him.”
Smokey would dip body panels in acid to make them thinner, and weigh less. Stories about him, and that bygone era are great. Glad I was around to witness that time. Don’t have much interest anymore, as every car seems almost identical.


33 posted on 02/23/2013 3:24:35 PM PST by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: Lurkina.n.Learnin
The big boys and Danica race tomorrow .

Danica and some of the big boys raced today. Smoke managed to avoid the accident to win.

34 posted on 02/23/2013 3:26:10 PM PST by Alaska Wolf (I)
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To: Never on my watch

I was watching it live and they did not show any rerun at all for about twenty minutes which I had never seen before


35 posted on 02/23/2013 3:43:09 PM PST by winodog (Thank you Jesus for the calm in my life)
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To: relictele

What comments did Brad make? I looked at jayskis and they didn’t give any details


36 posted on 02/23/2013 3:46:00 PM PST by winodog (Thank you Jesus for the calm in my life)
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To: Never on my watch
I'm so sick of NASCAR managment.


I don't have cable, I don't have satellite TV. With the exception of a few races on FOX, NASCAR'S product is for the most part unavailable to me.

Here's a clue NASCAR; want more fans? Broaden your veiwership.
37 posted on 02/23/2013 3:47:59 PM PST by John 3_19-21
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To: cripplecreek

Heck, that happens pretty much daily on I-95.


38 posted on 02/23/2013 3:49:12 PM PST by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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To: BenLurkin; Alaska Wolf; BillyBonebrake; Roccus; Lurkina.n.Learnin; yarddog

Danica’s vehicle suffered unexpected female problems which made it necessary for her to go home for the day.


39 posted on 02/23/2013 3:53:56 PM PST by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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"How did Danical do? I know she didn’t win."

Don't be sexist...broads hate that.

40 posted on 02/23/2013 3:54:52 PM PST by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: Lurkina.n.Learnin

Dear God!

Horrible.


41 posted on 02/23/2013 4:02:48 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: winodog

This crash scared the whatever out of NASCAR.

We were at Talledaga when Bobby Allisons car

went airborn and almost got into the stands.

Believe that was the crash that brought about

the restrictor.

Whether its NASCAR or NHRA racing we always

get as high up in the stands we can.

Prayers for all the injured today


42 posted on 02/23/2013 4:03:32 PM PST by Harold Shea (RVN `70 - `71)
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To: gorush
"Don't be sexist...broads hate that."

They need to address their complaints to God.

43 posted on 02/23/2013 4:05:30 PM PST by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: Enterprise
"They need to address their complaints to God."

Anyone but me. (I haven't spoken to my wife in over three months...we're not fighting, I just don't like to interrupt)

44 posted on 02/23/2013 4:08:14 PM PST by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: cripplecreek

“About like a bacon grease spatter.”

If I had a bacon grease spatter, it would HURT. You must have tough skin. Glad it wasn’t bad for you.


45 posted on 02/23/2013 4:11:22 PM PST by Marcella (Prepping can save your life today. Going Galt is freedom.)
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To: cripplecreek
1884 De Dion, Bouton et Trepardou Dos-à-Dos is the oldest running car on the planet. It was the first car to participate in an automobile race.

 photo 1884DeDionBoutonetTrepardouDos-agrave-Dos.jpeg

46 posted on 02/23/2013 4:15:07 PM PST by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: Harold Shea
If you look at the fan video and the still photo you can see there is a track access door/gate right where the car impacted the fence.

When I first saw the crash, I thought the way the fence "grabbed" the front of the car instead of the car just bouncing off the fence as it is designed to do, was odd.

Why have an access gate at the apex of a turn?

I smell culpable negligence
47 posted on 02/23/2013 4:16:17 PM PST by John 3_19-21
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To: John 3_19-21

I smell culpable negligence

Probably why NASCAR has blocked the video from further viewing.


48 posted on 02/23/2013 4:19:23 PM PST by Dacula (Obama will send women into combat, but not let his son (if he had one) play football.)
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To: John 3_19-21

Well the NASCAR press conference was useless.

Via other media I hear that there are 2 critically injured and one of those is a child.


49 posted on 02/23/2013 4:19:30 PM PST by Never on my watch (GALT)
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To: winodog

Full stories at USA Today sports site. He questioned the track rota and mocked the policy that says because Sprint is a title sponsor there can be no wifi available at tracks ( sheer madness)....among many subjects.


50 posted on 02/23/2013 4:22:21 PM PST by relictele
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