Billy Boat's crash

Billy Boat's crash

Post by Todd » Mon, 12 May 2003 02:20:28


That's an example of a crash barrier and car absorbing the impact to protect
the driver.  NASCAR needs to invest in soft walls.

--
"You're blowin' it Billy."

-Cris Collinsworth

 
 
 

Billy Boat's crash

Post by -v- » Mon, 12 May 2003 03:20:54


Quote:
> That's an example of a crash barrier and car absorbing the impact to
protect
> the driver.  NASCAR needs to invest in soft walls.

Why?
NASCAR has run for over 50 years just fine without them.
--
-v-
Solamente ocho!

 
 
 

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Post by Ryan Coope » Mon, 12 May 2003 03:26:19

Quote:



> > That's an example of a crash barrier and car absorbing the impact to
> protect
> > the driver.  NASCAR needs to invest in soft walls.

> Why?
> NASCAR has run for over 50 years just fine without them.
> --
> -v-
> Solamente ocho!

Says who? Why don't we ask Kenny Irwin, Adam Petty, or Dale Earnhardt? Oh, wait....

 
 
 

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Post by Jason R. Heimbau » Mon, 12 May 2003 03:32:48

Quote:

>That's an example of a crash barrier and car absorbing the impact to protect
>the driver.  NASCAR needs to invest in soft walls.

They use soft walls when they run the Brickyard 400. The only IRL race with
soft walls is the Indianpolis 500. See the similarity in the track those
races are run on?

--

                                "That car was a threat to Planned Parenthood."
                                                           --Dalton Humphries

 
 
 

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Post by Ryan Coope » Mon, 12 May 2003 03:36:40


Quote:

> >That's an example of a crash barrier and car absorbing the impact to protect
> >the driver.  NASCAR needs to invest in soft walls.

> They use soft walls when they run the Brickyard 400. The only IRL race with
> soft walls is the Indianpolis 500. See the similarity in the track those
> races are run on?

> --

>                                 "That car was a threat to Planned Parenthood."
>                                                            --Dalton Humphries

Just because they're only at Indy at the moment, doesn't mean they CAN only be at Indy.
 
 
 

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Post by Ransack The Elde » Mon, 12 May 2003 07:40:54


Quote:
> That's an example of a crash barrier and car absorbing the impact to
protect
> the driver.  NASCAR needs to invest in soft walls.

Why? CART or IRL haven't.
 
 
 

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Post by Will » Mon, 12 May 2003 08:22:34

Quote:
>They use soft walls when they run the Brickyard 400. The only IRL race with
>soft walls is the Indianpolis 500. See the similarity in the track those
>races are run on?

That's because IMS is the only track that would do that without permission from
NASCAR.  Period.
--
Will O'Hargan
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Post by Horrig » Mon, 12 May 2003 11:19:00

Quote:

>That's because IMS is the only track that would do that without permission
>from
>NASCAR.  Period.

IMS is the only track, aside perhaps from the road courses, where NASCAR is not
the primary tenant.  The Brickyard 400 is a great event, but IRL's Indy 500 is
the biggest show at Indy.

*****

*****

 
 
 

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Post by Singha_Lv » Mon, 12 May 2003 12:33:44

Quote:

>>That's because IMS is the only track that would do that without permission
>>from
>>NASCAR.  Period.

> IMS is the only track, aside perhaps from the road courses, where NASCAR is not
> the primary tenant.  The Brickyard 400 is a great event, but IRL's Indy 500 is
> the biggest show at Indy.

> *****

> *****

I just saw the Billy Boat wreck ... wow .... ouch!

NASCAR does use some foam at the road courses.  They do need some sort
of "soft wall" at the other tracks.

As for the IRL and Indy ... It's as if the world series were played with
minor league players.  Folks would still watch it but it just ain't the
same.  That said: It is getting a little better with the return of some
of the bigger names.

 
 
 

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Post by Todd » Mon, 12 May 2003 14:16:57


Quote:



> > That's an example of a crash barrier and car absorbing the impact to
> protect
> > the driver.  NASCAR needs to invest in soft walls.

> Why?
> NASCAR has run for over 50 years just fine without them.
> --

They have run 50 years without them I wouldn't say it's gone just fine.  If
they can improve safety and save lives why are you against them?
 
 
 

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Post by Todd » Mon, 12 May 2003 14:19:06


Quote:

> >That's because IMS is the only track that would do that without
permission
> >from
> >NASCAR.  Period.

> IMS is the only track, aside perhaps from the road courses, where NASCAR
is not
> the primary tenant.  The Brickyard 400 is a great event, but IRL's Indy
500 is
> the biggest show at Indy.

So big they may not fill their field of 33 cars.  The Indy500 has become a
laughing stock of the racing world.
 
 
 

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Post by Douglas BISHO » Mon, 12 May 2003 15:19:29


Quote:



> > That's an example of a crash barrier and car absorbing the impact to
> protect
> > the driver.  NASCAR needs to invest in soft walls.

> Why?
> NASCAR has run for over 50 years just fine without them.
> --
> -v-
> Solamente ocho!

Well using that brilliant logic....USAC ran without seat belts and with roll
bars that were lower than the top of the driver's heads for just about that
long so.....let's just eliminate all forms of driver restraints and
protection.....they also ran *** fuel in plain old non-fuel cell tanks
so why bother with fuel cells either?
 
 
 

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Post by Ms.Goodwrenc » Tue, 13 May 2003 22:51:04

On Sat, 10 May 2003 18:20:54 GMT, "-v-"

Quote:



>> That's an example of a crash barrier and car absorbing the impact to
>protect
>> the driver.  NASCAR needs to invest in soft walls.

>Why?
>NASCAR has run for over 50 years just fine without them.

The cars are so stiff-chassised now, they have to make the walls soft.
Either that, or keep burying & brain-damaging their drivers.

Ms.Goodwrench                            go RCR/DEI/JGR/Buckeye Bullet !!

"Immolation is the sincerest form of flattery." - Crow T. Robot

 
 
 

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Post by Cstor » Tue, 13 May 2003 23:05:11



Quote:




>> > That's an example of a crash barrier and car absorbing the impact to
>> protect
>> > the driver.  NASCAR needs to invest in soft walls.

>> Why?
>> NASCAR has run for over 50 years just fine without them.
>> --
>> -v-
>> Solamente ocho!

>Says who? Why don't we ask Kenny Irwin, Adam Petty, or Dale Earnhardt? Oh, wait....

Tony Roper, Neil Bonnett ...

Chris Story

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Post by Mike Smit » Wed, 14 May 2003 01:00:53



Quote:
>Says who? Why don't we ask Kenny Irwin, Adam Petty, or Dale Earnhardt? Oh, wait....

Dale killed himself trying to block faster traffic with his slower
(beat up) car.  His car was beat up because of his aggressive driving,
he was banging on other cars during the whole race and paid the price
in the end.