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Holy crap you gotta see this.....

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by Armyballer, Apr 2, 2009.

  1. Apr 2, 2009 at 9:28 AM
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    Armyballer

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  2. Apr 2, 2009 at 9:49 AM
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    oldtacomaguy

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    Scary stuff there.
     
  3. Apr 2, 2009 at 9:54 AM
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    5100's all on fours
    That just goes to show the amount of engineering on both the car and track that had to happen in order for him to walk, well limp away. Kudos to the designers.
     
  4. Apr 2, 2009 at 9:56 AM
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    Hardcorehehaw

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    That's crazy!
     
  5. Apr 2, 2009 at 10:00 AM
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    those cars are gettin better and better. hittin a wall @ 188mph and walkin away.
     
  6. Apr 2, 2009 at 10:01 AM
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    Pretty wild to watch-

    Better to see parts flying off and whole cars flipping then to see the something like the Earnhardt crash. And +1 for the tech teams and car designers!!
     
  7. Apr 2, 2009 at 10:02 AM
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    higherlux

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    wow he rolled 9 times and got out and walked away
    hes lucky
     
  8. Apr 2, 2009 at 11:53 AM
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    nd

    nd Radical Town. It's a hell of a place!

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    holy dick!
     
  9. Apr 2, 2009 at 12:14 PM
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    Very impressive engineering gone into that car.

    But before we get too dramatic and say he hit it at 188mph etc - he didn't. He may have been doing 188mph, but he hit it at an angle. If he had hit it at 188mph the family would be organising his funeral service right now.
     
  10. Apr 2, 2009 at 2:04 PM
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    Damn Dale Earnhardt didn't crash anywhere near that hard.
     
  11. Apr 2, 2009 at 2:09 PM
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    That was the craziest crash I have ever seen! Amazing he was able to walk away.
     
  12. Apr 2, 2009 at 2:35 PM
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    nd Radical Town. It's a hell of a place!

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    yeah but i believe his harness snapped or something
     
  13. Apr 2, 2009 at 2:51 PM
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    Dale Hit the wall head on and stopped. With the angle and the flipping the car was able to absorb most of the impact in this crash. I remember watching that last year.

    Here is Geoff Bodine's truck crash at Daytona
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dlhy...CB42A5A6&playnext=1&playnext_from=PL&index=40

    I cant find the wreck he had in qualifing a few years ago. After the wreck he was sitting in the roll cage in the middle of the track with none of the truck left attached to the cage.

    It was sad when we lost Dale but a lot of good has come from it for the safety of the other drivers.
     
  14. Apr 2, 2009 at 3:03 PM
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    Killer Red Taco

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    Here is the proof of the MPH at impact might not be exact but close enough!


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  15. Apr 2, 2009 at 3:04 PM
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    NAAC3TACO

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    Here's one from the Montreal F1 grand prix in 07 that illustrates your point. He only had a slight concussion and a broken ankle.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jBkYs97UfN4#
     
  16. Apr 2, 2009 at 3:15 PM
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    i bet michael mcdowell and the rest of the drivers are glad that nascar decided to install soft walls at the tracks!!
     
  17. Apr 2, 2009 at 3:19 PM
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    The speed at impact was 187mph, I agree. The collision speed was no way near that. If you're doing 70mph on the freeway and someone tries to move into your lane that you're already in, you may lose some paint and maybe a rear-view mirror. That does not constitute a 70mph collision. A collision AT 70, yes. A collision OF 70 - no.

    Again, that is a massive wreck and I'm not taking anything away from the fact that he walked away.
     
  18. Apr 2, 2009 at 4:36 PM
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    I can't find the one (IRL?) where the driver lost his legs.
     
  19. Apr 3, 2009 at 7:20 AM
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    Here it is. Alex Zanardi still races today in a modified BMW touring car in Europe. The crash occured in Germany one week after 9-11.


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V5eEQKEM1HA#
     
  20. Apr 3, 2009 at 8:41 AM
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    That was a devastating crash
     
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