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RIP Nascar

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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....

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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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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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when you enter a race - your ticket is your waiver. this isn't the first time something like this has happened.

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when you enter a race - your ticket is your waiver. this isn't the first time something like this has happened.

Not for every offense

http://www.mcguirewoods.com/news-resources/publications/SEL_June_2008.pdf

North Carolina courts have not specifically ruled on whether a release or waiver may

bar a claim for gross negligence or willful or wanton conduct.

However, courts in other jurisdictions have generally held that prior releases of claims for gross negligence or willful or wanton conduct are void because they violate public policy.

If the courts decide that Daytona was negligent in not providing enough protection then the waiver isn't going to help (unless FL law is wacky)

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nice of the guy with the camera to just keep shooting video...good priorities right there...but that's the world we live in

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NHRA is alive and well after whole entire cars have landed in the stands killing people. Same with indycar series. Daytona might have to get their check book out, that's about it.

I'm pretty sure people sitting at the track know that this is a possibility.

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I wouldn't even go to a race at a larger track if I had to sit that close.

1) It's 10x more dangerous sitting that close

2) All you'd be able to see is a streak go by every few seconds

3) chances are your eardrums would bust

I sat in row 3 at Martinsville once and I had buzzing in my ears for 3 days after.

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Hmmm....wonder if I should sit so close to cars racing at speeds up to 200+ mph. Sounds safe.

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I wouldn't even go to a race at a larger track if I had to sit that close.

1) It's 10x more dangerous sitting that close

I'm guessing it's like 10,000x more dangerous since injuries/death will only happen in the first few rows

Hmmm....wonder if I should sit so close to cars racing at speeds up to 200+ mph. Sounds safe.

It probably is in general terms. The odds of dying at a NASCAR type racing event is probably around the same as dying from a lightning strike.

But yeah i don't sit in the front rows because it sucks from a viewing perspective.

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I'm sure some disclaimer on a ticket stub will stop lawyers from persuing this. :thumbsu:

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If you have to see through the fences at a race, you're way too low.

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