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   Insane crash marks end of Nationwide race at Daytona. Debris in stands, multiple injuries reported

23 Feb 2013 04:57 PM   |   18804 clicks   |   Jalopnik
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Popcorn Johnny     
A tire rocketed through the fence and into the stands, not good at all.

23 Feb 2013 04:37 PM
kteela    [TotalFark]  
It looks like the entire front of the car was shredded and turned to shrapnel flying into the stands.  Ugh.

23 Feb 2013 04:38 PM
Cewley    [TotalFark]  
nascar and buttsucking espn go into full lawsuit avoidance mode.

23 Feb 2013 04:42 PM
Popcorn Johnny     
Moment of impact.

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23 Feb 2013 04:44 PM
menolikepoopybad    [TotalFark]  
That tire and wheel combo weight around 90 pounds...flying at 200 MPH. I have not heard Mike Helton sound like that since he announced Earnhardt died. Someone..if not multiple people died in those stands today..I'm pretty confident of that.

23 Feb 2013 04:46 PM
GAT_00     
Shocking.  A chain link fence is not up to stopping real dangers resulting from cars going 200 MPH with a tendency to wreck.

23 Feb 2013 04:46 PM
Popcorn Johnny     
Tire in stands

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23 Feb 2013 04:47 PM
menolikepoopybad    [TotalFark]  
Wow, Popcorn...that's really, really bad.

23 Feb 2013 04:50 PM
davidphogan     
Watching the video, that's a bit worse than I was expecting.

23 Feb 2013 04:54 PM
dickfreckle     
Jesus, that's awful. I know that race fans love crashes (whether they admit or not) but there comes a point when a crash is no longer entertainment.

23 Feb 2013 04:54 PM
Triumph    [TotalFark]  

Popcorn Johnny: Tire in stands

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Car parts on eBay in 10,9,8...

23 Feb 2013 04:55 PM
Popcorn Johnny     
Speed has live coverage now.

23 Feb 2013 04:56 PM
thismomentinblackhistory     

dickfreckle: Jesus, that's awful. I know that race fans love crashes (whether they admit or not) but there comes a point when a crash is no longer entertainment.


Look at the first picture posted. There is a guy in the stands raising a fist in the air. He's above the blue number 32.

23 Feb 2013 04:56 PM
PacificaFitz     
these are white peoples problems....

23 Feb 2013 04:59 PM
calbert    [TotalFark]  
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Simpsons did it!

23 Feb 2013 04:59 PM
Popcorn Johnny     
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23 Feb 2013 04:59 PM
Abe Vigoda's Ghost     

dickfreckle: Jesus, that's awful. I know that race fans love crashes (whether they admit or not) but there comes a point when a crash is no longer entertainment.


When an engine lands in your lap?

23 Feb 2013 05:00 PM
SmackLT    [TotalFark]  

23 Feb 2013 05:00 PM
LineNoise    [TotalFark]  
Is it like baseball where you get to keep the engine if you catch it?

23 Feb 2013 05:00 PM
K3rmy     
Some idiot turned RIGHT

23 Feb 2013 05:00 PM
darch     
Link farked. Anyone have the video?

23 Feb 2013 05:02 PM
GAT_00     
There's a longer video up now in the link.  They were trying to cause that crash for two laps.  Nascar is a farked up sport.  Players don't try to kill each other in normal sports.

23 Feb 2013 05:03 PM
ontariolightning     
Meh. It's nothing like those eastern european air show crashes where peoples guts are all over the ground .. and oh look a severed head!

23 Feb 2013 05:03 PM
Popcorn Johnny     
They're lucky the stands weren't packed or it could have been a lot worse. Probably also would have been some people walking next to the fence when the engine came through.

23 Feb 2013 05:03 PM
Donnchadha    [TotalFark]  

GAT_00: There's a longer video up now in the link.  They were trying to cause that crash for two laps.  Nascar is a farked up sport.  Players don't try to kill each other in normal sports.


MMA begs to.... oh, wait, you said "normal"

23 Feb 2013 05:03 PM
JohnnyRebel88     
The engine went through the fence as well.

23 Feb 2013 05:03 PM
LineNoise    [TotalFark]  

Popcorn Johnny:


Gotee, bad tattoo, no shirt, sleeveless shirt, ugly pants....all that tire missed was a dude in jorts and a woman with a restraining order on her third husband for nascar bingo

23 Feb 2013 05:04 PM
ontariolightning     

GAT_00: There's a longer video up now in the link.  They were trying to cause that crash for two laps.  Nascar is a farked up sport.  Players don't try to kill each other in normal sports.


Don't ask a Habs fan bout Chara and Pacioretty incident.

23 Feb 2013 05:04 PM
LightGiver     
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23 Feb 2013 05:04 PM
Dumb-Ass-Monkey     

darch: Link farked. Anyone have the video?


dunno how long it'll last, but here ya go

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature =player_embedded&v=JzBvpk3m9t0

23 Feb 2013 05:05 PM
Shadow Blasko     

GAT_00: Shocking.  A chain link fence is not up to stopping real dangers resulting from cars going 200 MPH with a tendency to wreck.


Its a bit more than a chain link fence..

23 Feb 2013 05:05 PM
ontariolightning     

LineNoise: Is it like baseball where you get to keep the engine if you catch it?


throw it back. Throw it back. Throw it back!

23 Feb 2013 05:05 PM
WhyteRaven74     

GAT_00: Shocking. A chain link fence is not up to stopping real dangers resulting from cars going 200 MPH with a tendency to wreck.


it's not exactly a regular chain link fence

23 Feb 2013 05:06 PM
milowitz    [TotalFark]  

Popcorn Johnny: A tire rocketed through the fence and into the stands, not good at all.


Yeah. Fortunately the cars were slowed somewhat but after the car took out the fence the tire flew right on through without obstruction.

23 Feb 2013 05:06 PM
Popcorn Johnny     

darch: Link farked. Anyone have the video?


Link works fine.

23 Feb 2013 05:06 PM
SlothB77    [TotalFark]  
It went final destination 4

23 Feb 2013 05:06 PM
Bit'O'Gristle     

Cewley: nascar and buttsucking espn go into full lawsuit avoidance mode.


/Ya, they showed the engine laying in the walkway, but no victims laying on the ground, even though you could see they were being treated.  Way to avoid film of people hurt because it would be devastating to your wallet.  Don't worry, people have cell phones. I'm sure film will come soon.

23 Feb 2013 05:08 PM
J. Frank Parnell     

23 Feb 2013 05:08 PM
Shadow Blasko     

milowitz: Popcorn Johnny: A tire rocketed through the fence and into the stands, not good at all.

Yeah. Fortunately the cars were slowed somewhat but after the car took out the fence the tire flew right on through without obstruction.


Looked more to me like it went OVER

23 Feb 2013 05:08 PM
Popcorn Johnny     
Debris injured people in the upper deck.

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23 Feb 2013 05:08 PM
BunkyBrewman     

Popcorn Johnny: A tire rocketed through the fence and into the stands, not good at all.


No kidding.  I was at the Flemington speedway (dirt track, been closed for awhile) when I was a kid and a tire came off one of the cars onto a ramp between the stands and killed a guy.  Poor guy never had a chance when something that big and heavy is coming that fast at you.

23 Feb 2013 05:09 PM
Popcorn Johnny     
CNN is covering it now.

23 Feb 2013 05:09 PM
Matthew Keene     
That's why people go to the races.

23 Feb 2013 05:10 PM
TanSau     
So THAT'S what happens when you make a right turn...............

23 Feb 2013 05:10 PM
JonBuck     
The idiot driving the white car behind the leader looks like the cause of this crash. It looks like he was bumper-to-bumper with the black car through most of the final lap. He gave the car ahead of him a little nudge, and BOOM.

I hope they throw the book at him.  There's no excuse.

23 Feb 2013 05:10 PM
Matthew Keene     
Since it's NASCAR, at least no one got any teeth knocked out.

23 Feb 2013 05:11 PM
LightGiver     
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - February 23, 2013 (WPVI) --Tony Stewart won a chaotic Nationwide Series race at Daytona International Speedway that ended with a frightening last-lap crash.


Regan Smith was leading coming to the checkered flag when he was turned sideways into the wall. Cars began wrecking all over the track, and rookie Kyle Larson's car went sailing into the fence that separates the track from the grandstands.

Stewart slid through the wreckage to the win.


When Larson's car came to a stop, it was missing its entire front end. There was a gaping hole in the fence, and a burning piece of car inside the fencing.


Shortly before the final three-lap sprint to the finish, Michael Annett was taken to a local hospital for further evaluation after a 13-car accident with five laps remaining

23 Feb 2013 05:11 PM
kronicfeld    [TotalFark]  

Bit'O'Gristle: Way to avoid film of people hurt because it would be devastating to your wallet.


That's an idiotic comment. Perhaps the film crew has the slightest modicum of respect for people who are actively receiving medical attention?

23 Feb 2013 05:11 PM
Shadow Blasko     
Marty Smith @MartySmithESPN

I was just told by police if I didn't leave the grandstand area I'd be thrown in jail.

23 Feb 2013 05:11 PM
Jixa     
Isn't that the whole point of watching auto racing?

"Let me put it this way: when else am I going to see a twenty-six car collision and not be *in* the God damn thing?

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