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Kevin Greene

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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.

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

130223_Crash3.ss_full.jpg

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

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