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Speedway fence repaired, ready for 500
New-Journal [Daytona, FL], by Staff

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Posted By:JoniTx, 2/24/2013 10:26:13 AM

Repairs to a section of catch fence at Daytona International Speedway damaged by airborne parts of a race car on Saturday were completed by 2 a.m. Sunday, Speedway officials said this morning. Fans, officials and teams are ready to go racing today and the Daytona 500 is scheduled to begin as planned at 1 p.m. Officials with the Speedway and NASCAR are conducting two press conferences this morning to discuss further details. Saturday night´s crash injured at least 28 people, including 14 who were taken to area hospitals by ambulance and 14 who were treated at

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Blue hen1, 2/24/2013 10:45:13 AM     (No. 9193476)

Dump the restrictor plates

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Blue-Z-Anna, 2/24/2013 11:47:03 AM     (No. 9193578)

Were it not for PETA´s fear of animal mistreatment, we could enjoy the spectacle of Lions vs. Christians.

Isn´t that Coptic Christian still in jail for making that film ?

My heart goes out to all the injured race fans but with the slight reservation that those who gather at the scene of a very likely car wreck (like a race track) must accept some degree of liability, however statistically slight.

I hope Dannica can get out of the way without hurting anyone.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Cat Ballou, 2/24/2013 12:03:46 PM     (No. 9193605)

Bingo, #1...!!

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Newtsche, 2/24/2013 12:15:47 PM     (No. 9193619)

Without plates, these guys would be pushing 250 mph, imagine the fun if one of them got into the fence. But hey, there´d probably be some separation...maybe. Spec racing is spec racing. Another option, after some mass spectator deaths, Switzerland outlawed racing.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Safari Man, 2/24/2013 12:29:31 PM     (No. 9193641)

This crash is the best promotional material they could have had. Danica shmanica. We want carnage.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Cat Ballou, 2/24/2013 1:43:23 PM     (No. 9193737)

Without plates they would have to "drive" not play follow the leader until the last 50 laps.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: kono, 2/24/2013 1:43:25 PM     (No. 9193738)

We could learn from Switzerland, #4, by simply banning death. That should take care of our problems, right?

Declare cars to exceed current tech´s ability to achieve efficiency, safety, and performce, and pat each other on the back for making monumental strides for society. Declare same-sex relationships to be the same as mixed-sex relationships, even though one format is never capable of producing offspring. Declare a man to be a woman or vice-versa, whether their DNA agrees or not. Declare the budget to be balanced, despite fourteen TRILLION dollars in debt.

The victory of relativism over objectivism is a resounding defeat for the human race and its hopes for the future.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Rob_NC, 2/24/2013 1:44:58 PM     (No. 9193740)

mmm..no fly over ?

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Reply 9 - Posted by: larryp, 2/24/2013 2:19:40 PM     (No. 9193766)

Danica will be just fine, out front and all alone.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Not your typical New Yorker, 2/24/2013 2:55:18 PM     (No. 9193813)

People that smugly claim that race fans are looking for carnage are idiots plain and simple.

I´ve been a fan for at least 40 years now with my family and what we want to see is the fastest safest race possible with new broken records.

We´ve been watching technology on the march the entire time.

When you people find your pie-hole wide open on things you don´t understand you should clam up a little,eh?

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Reply 11 - Posted by: noddy, 2/24/2013 3:02:03 PM     (No. 9193822)

That repair took place in less than 24 hours. Send those workers to the border.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: rocco49, 2/24/2013 3:18:50 PM     (No. 9193839)

I am firmly convinced that the ass-press sissies who make up the majority of news reporters only look at Nascar as "sensationalism" and hope that something goes wrong and bad when all those good old white boys get in their fast cars and go round and round.And they proved it nationwide with this totally one-sided, biased story. They are so biased against we white guys in sports. They love their NBA (lotta blacks) and they love their NFL (full of blacks) but they hate Hockey and Nascar. THEY are the racists, not us! It is them! I am so sick of their gossipy, whiny, feminine girly reporting of anything that they are firmly against. Go screw yourself, you fake reporters, take your hatred of us and your little girly gossipy reports and shove ´em!

Tony Stewart won and I am a big fan of his. Too bad he got caught up in a wreck today. I´ve been a NASCAR fan since the early 80´s, about 30 years. What Fox Sports and ESPN have done to it(girly pony-tail microphone cackling hens) is sickening. I am so sick of network liberals traipsing around with their girly microphones trying to get a scoop. Stop it! We dont like you! You´re like Oprah or Ellen ot THE VIEW, obnoxious morons who know NOTHING and respect NOTHING about our sport! But you always seem to have a NEGATIVE opinion of us! Stop it!

Now I am going for a Sunday drive in my 400-horsepower GTO. Try to catch me in your hybrid if you can. Vroooom!!!

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Reply 13 - Posted by: strike3, 2/24/2013 5:18:01 PM     (No. 9193918)

Who would watch hockey without the violent contact and the fights? If NASCAR was completely safe, it would die overnight.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Newtsche, 2/24/2013 5:56:31 PM     (No. 9193972)

I served Switzerland up to show how far some are willing go. Racing went on outside their little country, I´m sure some felt, well, special, no?

There are physical limits in racing. Several years back, CART and Indy Cars were still separate series. At super fast Texas, CART drivers were sustaining so many G´s on the high banks, most were getting light-headed and dizzy. The race was cancelled a couple days before the event. The slightly slower Indy Cars raced at the same track and no one experienced any physical problems.

With today´s tech, the cars and the tracks have to work together, not always the case. Yeah, plate racing sucks, superspeedways are a problem but they´re big track with tons of seating and high priority for NASCAR. The drivers hate them.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: redwhite&blue2, 2/24/2013 5:58:49 PM     (No. 9193975)

Some very close-minded folks, like #13, sound like lefties when they say such untrue things. I love the Chicago BlackHawks, a great hockey team with polished veterans and graceful skaters and shooters,best team in Hockey...Toews, Kane, Sharp, Hossa, Crawford! Great white guy role model. And Emery is a black guy goalie who is a great role model too. So there! No goons, no fighters, and I watch NASCAR because I love the speed , the skill, and the way they excite me towards the finish. Go Tony! So in my case, you are way off base, completely uninformed, and totally wrong....strike 3 to YOU!

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Reply 16 - Posted by: nevernaught, 2/24/2013 8:27:38 PM     (No. 9194131)

There are no limits on racing, unless you mean artificial ones. Years and years ago a mathematician sweated into the wee hours of the morning and announced that the fastest it was possible for a quarter mile dragster to ever go was about 150 MPH, considering traction and all of the other air head restrictions he could imagine. Well it didn´t take long for rail jobs to be going from 0 to 300+ MPH in a quarter of a mile in about 4+ seconds.

By the way, Danica finished about 6th or so with the stated best car in the race. She´s good, very good, but she has a habit of playing it safe when it counts. First at the starting line doesn´t translate to first at the finish line. Shirley Muldowney, now she was the best.

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