That wreck was a Mustang. Just sayin'... why won't people learn?
As an avid hockey fan I disagree. Fighting is down significantly in the sport, primarily due to concerns over concussions, but like football, there is still quite a bit of physicality with checking that is a big part of the game, although rules have been implemented over the years to eliminate blind hits and those to the head.It's like hockey - everyone's in it for the fights. If you made fighting illegal (as an example, changing it from what it is), it would fundamentally change the sport, the action and thus the attraction. Clearly, the sport has evolved around the "Rubbin' is racin'" concept - and people watch for the accidents IMHO. Formula 1 it is not.
Funny that you say that. Auto racing will never be safe, the safety equipment has grown leaps and bounds to make impacts less deadly.People who watch racing for the crashes are people who have never been behind the wheel of a car (or the passenger seat) on a track or dragstrip. Fuck them. The fact that someone would suggest that you can make driving at 200 mph for hours while contacting others cars "too safe" is someone who needs to be taken for a ride in a race car at 2/3 of race pace with no other cars on the track. Then ask them again.
This perfectly describes my brother in law. He notoriously drives like an asshole. To the point it is the topic of conversation at family events. He thinks his MB E350 is a E63s with the full suite of Renntech upgrades. So a couple of years ago I take him for a ride in the G8. There is a nice straight piece of road a few miles from my house. I ease into it in second, let it shift to third and start to go WOT. He immediately reaches over and starts hitting my leg. I let out and look over and he's white as a ghost.I had a student in my track car a few years ago and took him out for an instructors session. Never went past 6/10ths with him and never would with anyone in the car.He got out and did not speak for a few minutes and I had to ask him if he was alright.
So you are correct in getting people that think it is safe in a car at speed, they would shit their pants.
This and all the additional safety equipment... HANS, form fitting seats, etc. VERY lucky to still be alive to talk about it!Ryan Newman's surviving the crash yesterday is a testament to the construction of the NASCAR cages.
A regular car would have been spilt in 2...at least.
There was a somber, worried mood after the race last night. I'm sure R. Blaney felt horrible too but I didn't talk to him. As the teams walked out to the planes, we were all concerned and nobody knew his condition. A lot of speculation with comparisons to Dale Earnhardt's wreck 19 years earlier. When we landed, the news came in that he was alive, we were all relieved. I just hope he fully recovers.Hi Blades,
I wonder how he would feel today if Newman had sustained serious injuries or god forbid death.
Part of the attraction to the sport I guess.