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Old 05-13-2017, 08:32 PM
 
Location: LEAVING CD
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Man what a horrendous wreck. Amarola #43 being cut out of his car, Danica's car totally destroyed not to mention being a roman candle and Logano pretty much toast as well.

Good thoughts going to the #43 team, here's hoping he's going to be ok once they get him out.
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Old 05-13-2017, 09:19 PM
 
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lets hope that almirola will be ok. he is awake and alert, and is being sent to the hospital for observation.

i think the only wreck i saw that was worse was michael waltrips bristol wreck in 1990.
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Old 05-13-2017, 09:31 PM
 
Location: Aurora, CO
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Watched Danica's interview after she left the infield care center. Can you say tone deaf? You could tell Logano was shaken up. He apologized and acknowledged Almirola's situation, but Danica had the audacity to complain about her bad luck without even mentioning Almirola. Not a very bright move on her part.
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Old 05-14-2017, 07:22 AM
 
Location: Lake Norman, NC
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lets hope that almirola will be ok. he is awake and alert, and is being sent to the hospital for observation.

i think the only wreck i saw that was worse was michael waltrips bristol wreck in 1990.
Hmmm... Didn't look to bad really, especially with all the safety stuff they've done to the walls and the cars. I think there's been a lot worse than last nights wreck (IMHO).

Right off the bat, I think about when Edwards went into Newman and then the catch fence at 'Dega.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c9FsYDEIZWk Sometimes they look a lot worse than they are.

All subjective, I guess!

Hope Aric A is OK!

On an unrelated note, I didn't even know there was a race last night! I guess I was too stoked up over the Modified Tour race at Langley on FanschoiceTV.
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Old 05-14-2017, 09:07 AM
 
Location: Island of Misfit Toys
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Watched Danica's interview after she left the infield care center. Can you say tone deaf? You could tell Logano was shaken up. He apologized and acknowledged Almirola's situation, but Danica had the audacity to complain about her bad luck without even mentioning Almirola. Not a very bright move on her part.
She did mention him and wished him well. Nothing wrong with being upset about being crashed out yet again without provocation. Every driver out there does the same thing in the moment.

Nasty wreck. I had already changed channels as a Saturday night race from Kansas is not something I'm interested in watching. A short track, heck yeah, another boring mile and a half, no thanks.
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Old 05-14-2017, 10:06 AM
 
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She did mention him and wished him well. Nothing wrong with being upset about being crashed out yet again without provocation. Every driver out there does the same thing in the moment.

Nasty wreck. I had already changed channels as a Saturday night race from Kansas is not something I'm interested in watching. A short track, heck yeah, another boring mile and a half, no thanks.
Surprisingly not boring at all (even though I expected it to be) as the fight for the lead and farther back positions kept things hopping pretty much the whole race.
I was highly impressed with Jimmie #48 coming from the back (dead last) to top 10 time and time again until he was spun at the end.
Passed 90 + cars over the whole run...
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Old 05-14-2017, 10:22 AM
 
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Hmmm... Didn't look to bad really, especially with all the safety stuff they've done to the walls and the cars. I think there's been a lot worse than last nights wreck (IMHO).

Right off the bat, I think about when Edwards went into Newman and then the catch fence at 'Dega.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c9FsYDEIZWk Sometimes they look a lot worse than they are.

All subjective, I guess!

Hope Aric A is OK!

On an unrelated note, I didn't even know there was a race last night! I guess I was too stoked up over the Modified Tour race at Langley on FanschoiceTV.
i remember that wreck, but when the driver gets out of the car and runs to the finish line, i know it wasnt a bad wreck. remember that almirola had to be cut out of his car, put on a back board, and then a stretcher and airlifted to the hospital. and while it might all have been just precaution, it was still serious enough for them to take those precautions.

by the way this was the wreck in was referring to;


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uzxcuV5rmA4
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Old 05-14-2017, 10:44 PM
 
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tough break for eric almirola, it seems he suffered an compression fracture to his T5 vertebra in the wreck;

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lets hope his recovery will be swift.
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Old 05-15-2017, 06:53 AM
 
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tough break for eric almirola, it seems he suffered an compression fracture to his T5 vertebra in the wreck;

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lets hope his recovery will be swift.
I'm not surprised given the violent snap of that car up in the air and back down. T5~middle of the back, hope he recovers quickly. You can never tell the severity by looking at the cars condition.
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Old 05-15-2017, 03:09 PM
 
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I'm not surprised given the violent snap of that car up in the air and back down. T5~middle of the back, hope he recovers quickly. You can never tell the severity by looking at the cars condition.
Agreed, but you could tell by that accident, as you said, the back end of the car coming up in the air.. There was a sudden stop there and those are what do damage.

With Carl's wreck at Talladega, that went on halfway down the frontstretch.. The only thing he had to be concerned about, really, was flying debris getting into the car.
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