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Old 04-15-2008, 11:23 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Old 04-15-2008, 12:56 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I'm impressed with how well the driver protection systems work.
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Old 04-15-2008, 02:16 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Score one for the HANS device.
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Old 04-15-2008, 03:23 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Looking at the Earnhardt crash, and then back at this one, it's just amazing how much safer this new car is..........that is ridiculous.......

I think the HANS does a lot by itself.
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Old 04-15-2008, 04:42 PM   #5 (permalink)
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not just the HANS, they had the impact absorbing wall there as well. Pretty impressive, though, especially at that speed.
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Old 04-15-2008, 05:58 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Yup...186mph at the moment of impact, and almost dead head on. That he was uninjured is a miracle, let alone living.
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Old 04-15-2008, 06:03 PM   #7 (permalink)
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That'll learn him for trying to make a right turn....lol
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Old 04-15-2008, 06:05 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Wow... I'm seriously impressed with the engineering of all those safety systems in place. Nascar obviously knew what they were doing when they implemented the COT.
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Old 04-16-2008, 06:35 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Damn safety equipment, if you can crash like that and walk away then the risk appreciation of a nascar driver goes way down to the point that the pit crews are the real risk takers.

Regarding the CoT, considering they are using it now wouldn't the Car of Tomorrow (CoT) just be the "Car" or at best the "Car of Today".
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Old 04-17-2008, 04:37 PM   #10 (permalink)
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wow I watched this video again, and the car actually bounces off the wall! there are some other vidz on youtube of the same crash with different angles and the car literally bounced off the wall because it was one of those shock-absorbent walls...........this says a lot about the constant safety measures that is put into this sport


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Old 04-17-2008, 05:44 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Wow. Mike Harmon's car got destroyed. Can't believe he walked away from that.
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Old 04-18-2008, 05:11 AM   #12 (permalink)
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That'll learn him for trying to make a right turn....lol
I'm w/ Silent Jay on this one
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