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#1 Kevin Greene

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Posted 23 February 2013 - 09:01 PM

http://www.cbsnews.c...-injuring-fans/

Gonna be a lot of rich rednecks.

They thought this might happen with these new cars.

It did.

Oops.

#2 Mr. Scot

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Posted 23 February 2013 - 09:31 PM

If they were smart, they included something in the ticket buying process that said "watch at your own risk" or some such warning just in case something like this occurred.

Whether or not they're smart...unknown.

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Posted 23 February 2013 - 10:08 PM

Every sporting event ticket has a disclaimer on it. Including NASCAR tickets.

#4 BigSyke

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Posted 23 February 2013 - 10:19 PM

i saw it in first person....scary poo man....here goes the footage.




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Posted 23 February 2013 - 10:22 PM

i saw it in first person....scary poo man....here goes the footage.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=AC-IFpUuPN4

Scary stuff man! I didn't hear about the debris flying into the crowd until I got home tonight. Heard over 15 people were being carried away on stretchers.

#6 jasonluckydog

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Posted 23 February 2013 - 10:26 PM

I would have been that guy taking the tire out of the stand and then putting it on Ebay...

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 01:39 AM

This has happened before, last time it was Edwards at dega, another super speedway where they require restrictor plates.
There's just no way to guarantee that ANY car will not get airborne under those circumstances. They changed the aero package again because people were bitching about the two car tandem drafting, so now we get the pack racing and the 'big one' again. It's not the new cars, it's happened with just about every generation of stock cars they've ran, from Petty to Allison, Edwards, and now this.

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 02:18 AM

Yeah, don't blame the type of car. Simple aerodynamics. Vehicles flying at 200 MPH will catch some air if the are hit in the right spot at the right time in the right conditions. Unfortunate, but the risk you take. Scary part for me was seeing where the wreck started. I sat 4 rows up in the same spot (just before the dog-leg) at Dega a few years ago. Same thing could have happened there. This sucks, but it happens every once in a while. You gotta know when you buy the tickets that you're taking rubber from the tires to the face all damn race...and if a wreck occurs...you could catch bigger debris.

#9 Herbert The Love Bug

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 02:37 AM

I saw this happen before on final destination

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 08:05 AM

Seems like the same folks who get a 300 pound wrassler thrown on them at WWF.

Wouldn't your brain tell you don't sit so close to rockets with wheels going in a circle endlessly?

#11 Happy Panther

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 08:53 AM

If they were smart, they included something in the ticket buying process that said "watch at your own risk" or some such warning just in case something like this occurred.

Whether or not they're smart...unknown.


Every sporting event ticket has a disclaimer on it. Including NASCAR tickets.


They do, but often the language is unenforceable for various reasons. It's not really a contract if both sides don't give up something. And gross negligence can't be undone by a disclaimer.

Lowe's paid out 10's of millions in settlements after the bridge collapse (I think). I'm sure Daytona will happily settle behind the scenes.

#12 Boner Champ

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 09:47 AM

Here is a picture of what hit that person....ouch!

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#13 Anybodyhome

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 10:17 AM

You mean those 6-pack beer coolers?
Or those chicken bones?

Oh..... I see what you're looking at now.... the bloodstain between the tire and that one cooler....

#14 Davidson Deac II

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 12:27 PM

I read some of the history of fan injuries in racing today. Some years ago at Le Mans, 83 spectators were killed when one of the cars went into the crowd. I don't think anything like that could happen at a NASCAR race, generally the circle tracks are much safer than road courses. But although safety is a lot better today than it was then, but they still have to make some improvements.

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 12:33 PM

Seems like the same folks who get a 300 pound wrassler thrown on them at WWF.


No. For so many reasons, no.


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