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Wow what a wicked wreck!

Sat Feb 23, 2013 5:06 pm

Glad to see Larson get out so fast & be ok.

Was hoping Regan could win that race too.

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Sat Feb 23, 2013 5:35 pm

I did hear ESPN say that injuries did occur in the grandstands :(

Yet again, a restrictor plate race ends with a wrecker during the checkered. :roll:

Re: Wow what a wicked wreck!

Sat Feb 23, 2013 5:38 pm

HTower wrote:I did hear ESPN say that injuries did occur in the grandstands :(

Yet again, a restrictor plate race ends with a wrecker during the checkered. :roll:

I missed that part.

Mike Helton I guess right now is saying there are people going to the carecenter & the hospital. No one is saying anything about the seriousness of the injuries, so that is concerning.

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Sat Feb 23, 2013 5:41 pm

Let's say a prayer for those in the grandstands......I for one am very, very happy that Tony won that race. It is quite an accomplishment to tie Earnhardt Sr....Tony and all his fans should be proud of......WTG Tony.

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Sat Feb 23, 2013 5:42 pm

Schmoopy1000 wrote:
HTower wrote:I did hear ESPN say that injuries did occur in the grandstands :(

Yet again, a restrictor plate race ends with a wrecker during the checkered. :roll:

I missed that part.

Mike Helton I guess right now is saying there are people going to the carecenter & the hospital. No one is saying anything about the seriousness of the injuries, so that is concerning.


Yeah, they only briefly mentioned it, saying they had no details, and then going back to driver interviews and didn't return to it.

It was jarring to see the motor sitting on the wrong side of the fence, burning like it was. I was surprised more security didn't get there faster. It looked like fans could go right up to the debris and the torn fence for the first ten minutes.

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Sat Feb 23, 2013 5:44 pm

Ugh, coverage just ended, going to basketball, so we are going to have to watch ESPN's, NASCAR's and others' websites for more details.

Speed channel, this would be a perfect time to break into your taped Daytona practice to cover the wreck from your RaceHub studio.

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Sat Feb 23, 2013 5:53 pm

When they pulled the motor from the fence, I didn't see a Carburetor on the motor :roll: :shock: :shock:

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Sat Feb 23, 2013 5:56 pm

crap in one of the replays I saw a tire fly up into the grandstands. That is bad news!
even saw one part go up into the upper section of the grandstands
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Re: Wow what a wicked wreck!

Sat Feb 23, 2013 5:57 pm

HTower wrote:Ugh, coverage just ended, going to basketball, so we are going to have to watch ESPN's, NASCAR's and others' websites for more details.

Speed channel, this would be a perfect time to break into your taped Daytona practice to cover the wreck from your RaceHub studio.



Ask and ye shall receive... They have a special report on now

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Sat Feb 23, 2013 6:01 pm

Prayers for everyone in the grandstand. That was horrific. You can see debris land further up in the grandstands.

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Sat Feb 23, 2013 6:47 pm

they are saying 15 were injured & one in surgery that they know of right now

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Sat Feb 23, 2013 6:53 pm

Rochelle wrote:
HTower wrote:Ugh, coverage just ended, going to basketball, so we are going to have to watch ESPN's, NASCAR's and others' websites for more details.

Speed channel, this would be a perfect time to break into your taped Daytona practice to cover the wreck from your RaceHub studio.



Ask and ye shall receive... They have a special report on now


Credit where credit is due, nice job on their part, stepping up to cover this so quickly

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Sat Feb 23, 2013 6:57 pm

I can't believe Kyle Larsen walked away from that......thank goodness for engineering and all the safety built in the Gen 6 car.

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Sat Feb 23, 2013 7:15 pm

6 admitted for trauma one critical but believe they said all are stable

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Sat Feb 23, 2013 7:18 pm

I just got back from the race and that was a crazy one. Fortunately I was up high in sprint tower and only had a front row view of it all. I don't think NASCAR is letting much out. There was radiator fluid spewed everywhere and LOTS of debris came through that fence. It's hard to believe though how safe NASCAR has made these cars, b/c Kyle Larson was lucky to walk away from that one.
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