CRASH was 40 MPH NOT 180 !

CRASH was 40 MPH NOT 180 !

Post by JKRAP » Thu, 22 Feb 2001 08:40:16


How many people think that  a car  going into a wall at 180 would  comeout
anything less  than a 3 foot cube of  s***metal and human hamburger , like a
car crusher would do !   A car CAN TRAVEL at 180 MPH in one direction AND Also
travel  at 40 in another ( towards the wall. )  Hitting a cement wall head on
at 180 would lead to a sudden stop and NOT allow the car to continue skidding
towards the start finish line  for another 1000 + feet !
Did you high school dropouts know that the Space Shuttle travels at 17,000 MPH
in space while also falling towards the earth at the accelleration rate of
gravity ?

 If you did know this then you would understand that DE 's Car was NOT going
into the wall at 180 mph !

 
 
 

CRASH was 40 MPH NOT 180 !

Post by David Begle » Thu, 22 Feb 2001 08:53:32

shut up


Quote:
> How many people think that  a car  going into a wall at 180 would  comeout
> anything less  than a 3 foot cube of  s***metal and human hamburger ,
like a
> car crusher would do !   A car CAN TRAVEL at 180 MPH in one direction AND
Also
> travel  at 40 in another ( towards the wall. )  Hitting a cement wall head
on
> at 180 would lead to a sudden stop and NOT allow the car to continue
skidding
> towards the start finish line  for another 1000 + feet !
> Did you high school dropouts know that the Space Shuttle travels at 17,000
MPH
> in space while also falling towards the earth at the accelleration rate of
> gravity ?

>  If you did know this then you would understand that DE 's Car was NOT
going
> into the wall at 180 mph !


 
 
 

CRASH was 40 MPH NOT 180 !

Post by Kano Ak » Thu, 22 Feb 2001 09:09:36

I've never had a real good view of the actual impact.  Nor have I heard any
numbers telling us what at what speed & angle it went into the wall.  Give me
those numbers and a few HS physics students can calculate it out and most college
physics students as well.

Driving into a wall like he did (and recall there was push from Schrader's car
happeing as well) quite obviously enough to do it.  40 mph needs some backup on
your part.

Quote:

> How many people think that  a car  going into a wall at 180 would  comeout
> anything less  than a 3 foot cube of  s***metal and human hamburger , like a
> car crusher would do !   A car CAN TRAVEL at 180 MPH in one direction AND Also
> travel  at 40 in another ( towards the wall. )  Hitting a cement wall head on
> at 180 would lead to a sudden stop and NOT allow the car to continue skidding
> towards the start finish line  for another 1000 + feet !
> Did you high school dropouts know that the Space Shuttle travels at 17,000 MPH
> in space while also falling towards the earth at the accelleration rate of
> gravity ?

>  If you did know this then you would understand that DE 's Car was NOT going
> into the wall at 180 mph !


 
 
 

CRASH was 40 MPH NOT 180 !

Post by Patten Fuq » Thu, 22 Feb 2001 09:17:15

Quote:
>  A car CAN TRAVEL at 180 MPH in one direction AND Also
>travel  at 40 in another ( towards the wall. )  Hitting a cement wall head on
>at 180 would lead to a sudden stop and NOT allow the car to continue skidding
>towards the start finish line  for another 1000 + feet !

Did you even see the wreck? The car came to a sudden stop and dropped to the
infield due to the banking....
 
 
 

CRASH was 40 MPH NOT 180 !

Post by Ri » Thu, 22 Feb 2001 09:19:16


you think that his full speed magically changes as he goes up the bank?

Damn non-fans always trying to look smart.  

 
 
 

CRASH was 40 MPH NOT 180 !

Post by Iverson28 » Thu, 22 Feb 2001 09:19:48

Yes it was slowed little but not much when he spun however he was going WAY WAY
faster than what you said more like 150-165
 
 
 

CRASH was 40 MPH NOT 180 !

Post by Dave St.Ong » Thu, 22 Feb 2001 10:04:55

Quote:
> A car CAN TRAVEL at 180 MPH in one direction AND Also
> travel  at 40 in another ( towards the wall. )

You are correct about the fact that a vehicle can go different speeds at
different directions.  However in this case, you are totally wrong about the
impact speed.  The car would've been slowed by the fact he would've had the
brakes on, in addition to climbing the banking.  However, the car didn't
slide up the track into the wall until after it was hit.  Prior to that
point, the car was going towards the wall at an angle.  Actually, the car
would've picked up a little speed from the contact with Schrader.

Hitting a cement wall head on

Quote:
> at 180 would lead to a sudden stop and NOT allow the car to continue
skidding
> towards the start finish line  for another 1000 + feet !

He didn't hit it head on, but it wasn't that far off.  In addition to the
momentum from Earnhardt's car, it also had the additional momentum of
Irvin's car, which was at a totally different wall angle than what
Earnhardt's car was.

Quote:
>  If you did know this then you would understand that DE 's Car was NOT
going
> into the wall at 180 mph !

Nope...it wasn't.  That said, it was alot closer to 180 mph than it was 40
mph.

Dave

 
 
 

CRASH was 40 MPH NOT 180 !

Post by JKRAP » Thu, 22 Feb 2001 10:08:23

Judging from the Moronic statements from most people on this board , they cant
even do simple  math let alone understand  Physics problems involving vectors &
speed differentials.   Boat captains and Pilots  do and they could explain it
they same way.
 
 
 

CRASH was 40 MPH NOT 180 !

Post by Joseph Autr » Thu, 22 Feb 2001 10:18:04

Why don't we use you as a crash dummy and see if it was 40 or somewhere
around 180 - we'll wait for your report afterwards.


Quote:
> How many people think that  a car  going into a wall at 180 would  comeout
> anything less  than a 3 foot cube of  s***metal and human hamburger ,
like a
> car crusher would do !   A car CAN TRAVEL at 180 MPH in one direction AND
Also
> travel  at 40 in another ( towards the wall. )  Hitting a cement wall head
on
> at 180 would lead to a sudden stop and NOT allow the car to continue
skidding
> towards the start finish line  for another 1000 + feet !
> Did you high school dropouts know that the Space Shuttle travels at 17,000
MPH
> in space while also falling towards the earth at the accelleration rate of
> gravity ?

>  If you did know this then you would understand that DE 's Car was NOT
going
> into the wall at 180 mph !

 
 
 

CRASH was 40 MPH NOT 180 !

Post by Kurt Ullm » Thu, 22 Feb 2001 10:38:41


Quote:

>Yes it was slowed little but not much when he spun however he was going WAY WAY
>faster than what you said more like 150-165

   It would have been nice to have the telemetry built into the car. Then we
could have had a lot of information and much less conjecture (at both ends of
the speed spectrum.

-------------------------------------------------------
        "Distracting a politician from governing is like distracting a bear from eating your baby."
                                  --PJ O'Rourke

 
 
 

CRASH was 40 MPH NOT 180 !

Post by Lee Aanderu » Thu, 22 Feb 2001 11:06:48

Whatever Professor Poindexter.  Go ahead and believe that all of this
happened at 40 mph and shut up.

Lee

Quote:

> How many people think that  a car  going into a wall at 180 would  comeout
> anything less  than a 3 foot cube of  s***metal and human hamburger , like a
> car crusher would do !   A car CAN TRAVEL at 180 MPH in one direction AND Also
> travel  at 40 in another ( towards the wall. )  Hitting a cement wall head on
> at 180 would lead to a sudden stop and NOT allow the car to continue skidding
> towards the start finish line  for another 1000 + feet !
> Did you high school dropouts know that the Space Shuttle travels at 17,000 MPH
> in space while also falling towards the earth at the accelleration rate of
> gravity ?

>  If you did know this then you would understand that DE 's Car was NOT going
> into the wall at 180 mph !

 
 
 

CRASH was 40 MPH NOT 180 !

Post by Lee Aanderu » Thu, 22 Feb 2001 11:08:01

Hey he's not a space shuttle pilot... but he did see one on television
once.

Lee

Quote:


> you think that his full speed magically changes as he goes up the bank?

> Damn non-fans always trying to look smart.

 
 
 

CRASH was 40 MPH NOT 180 !

Post by BANDIT29 » Thu, 22 Feb 2001 11:22:55

Quote:
>Did you high school dropouts know that the Space Shuttle travels at 17,000
>MPH
>in space while also falling towards the earth at the accelleration rate of
>gravity ?

Right. The shuttle falls due to gravity when it is not even in earth's
atmosphere. Go back to physics buddy........
oh yeah, acceleration due to gravity is 9.8 meters/second2
 
 
 

CRASH was 40 MPH NOT 180 !

Post by Joseph Autr » Thu, 22 Feb 2001 11:57:19

I don't agree with the 40mph thing - my post is above - but the earth
affects all objects around it - and yes gravity does work in space - that's
why they slingshot exploration satellites around the inner planets (Mars or
Venus) or the moon to gain acceleration away from the Sun to send them on
their way towards the larger outer planets (you know Jupiter, Saturn,
Uranus, Neptune) - in case you didn't know it - if say Mars or Venus
exploded, the gravitional effects in this solar system would most likey be
enough to shift the earth in its orbit and possibly make in uninhabitable.

Quote:
> >Did you high school dropouts know that the Space Shuttle travels at
17,000
> >MPH
> >in space while also falling towards the earth at the accelleration rate
of
> >gravity ?

> Right. The shuttle falls due to gravity when it is not even in earth's
> atmosphere. Go back to physics buddy........
> oh yeah, acceleration due to gravity is 9.8 meters/second2

 
 
 

CRASH was 40 MPH NOT 180 !

Post by Rob Cochra » Thu, 22 Feb 2001 12:04:36

Um, this doesn't have anything to do with the wreck, but atmosphere has
nothing whatsoever to do with gravitational forces.  Maybe it's you who
should go back to physics, especially the part where you learn that every
object in the universe exerts a gravitational force on every other, and not
because of "atmosphere".  Also, if it were NOT falling back to Earth all of
the time it would continue into space, rather than remain in orbit.  JKRAP7
may or may not know anything about racing, but you sure as hell don't know
anything about physics.  Except the value of g, of course, which anyone can
look up.


Quote:
> >Did you high school dropouts know that the Space Shuttle travels at
17,000
> >MPH
> >in space while also falling towards the earth at the accelleration rate
of
> >gravity ?

> Right. The shuttle falls due to gravity when it is not even in earth's
> atmosphere. Go back to physics buddy........
> oh yeah, acceleration due to gravity is 9.8 meters/second2