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Thank God It’s Friday

By Wyatt Earp | October 2, 2009

Whatever you do, watch out for that weekend rush hour traffic:

This wreck occurred during Sunday’s race at Dover. We missed it by a day. It says a lot about NASCAR and the safety of their vehicles that Joey Logano walked out of that with nary a scrape. Damn.

Topics: Racing | 5 Comments »

5 Responses to “Thank God It’s Friday”

  1. Heltau Says:
    October 2nd, 2009 at 5:08 pm

    Just get the parts at Home Depot slap them on and be as good as new.

  2. RT Says:
    October 2nd, 2009 at 7:35 pm

    I was slack-jawed on that one when it happened. It is amazing that he walked away.

  3. Old NFO Says:
    October 2nd, 2009 at 10:17 pm

    That left a mark, or three…

  4. map Says:
    October 3rd, 2009 at 12:17 am

    This was a spectacular, but not all that serious of an accident. The real message has already been mentioned: NASCAR has become safety conscious. Between improvements to the tracks (safer barriers) and the cars (the seats and head restraint systems), the drivers now operate in an _almost_ indestructible cocoon. The wrecks are still spectacular, but the drivers walk away. This is an example of good engineering.

  5. Wyatt Earp Says:
    October 3rd, 2009 at 8:01 am

    Heltau – Good point.

    RT – Amazing no one – not Logano, or any other driver – was hurt in that.

    Old NFO – Or ten.

    Map – Absolutely. While the death of Dale Earnhardt was a tragedy, at least some good came from it in the form of better safety.