Daytona 500

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  1. boone7247

    boone7247 Well-Known Member

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    I don't understand how he is walking out of the hospital less than 2 days after that accident. Simply amazing.
     
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    Ya that is nuts.
     
  3. Isualum13

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    Have they said what his injuries were other than "serious but non life threatening."
    When I heard that I expected more than 2 nights in the hospotal.
     
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  4. isufbcurt

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    They are using seats like this that were designed by a former NASCAR guy. They are usually form fitted to the particular driver.

    https://thejoieofseating.com/39-1-sfi-rated-abts/

    These have actually been updated to being made of carbon fiber.
     
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  5. Acylum

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    I’d assume he was concussed, if not knocked unconscious.
     
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  6. boone7247

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    After seeing the pictures today, I am assuming that is what they were monitoring. Obviously it went well. It isn't even 48 hours later and he is out of the hospital.

    Now I am wondering when he gets back in a car.
     
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    In that picture above it looks like he is walking to his car...
     
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  8. 06_CY

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    I was expecting like a broken back or something. Crazy he is already out of the hospital.

    Next time an employee can't make it to work due to a headache, show them videos of the wreck and him walking out of the hospital.
     
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    Or if he will do so professionally again. Him walking out of the hospital holding his two daughters hands after what he went through might make him think long and hard about the career he's had and the risk of getting behind that wheel again.
     
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    He's financially set for generations and drivers are retiring at younger and younger ages. I can't imagine he ever gets in a car again but we all know those guys are wired differently.
     
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  11. 06_CY

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    He also has a mechanical engineering degree, so he could go to work on the safety side if he ever wanted to. It seems like whenever drivers go into a related career post driving, they provide solid insight that may have been missing (commentary, LaJoie with the seats).

    Newman's been a critic of the Daytona/Dega races/aero packages. May be able to work in that arena post-driving.
     
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  12. Cyclones_R_GR8

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    It just shows how much safer these cars are. Between being strapped into the seat and the Hans Device to help stabilize their head and neck these guys can take quite an impact
     
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    Tony Stewart was at the Chili Bowl in Tulsa grating the track for the competitions. These guys do it because they love it. I suspect he races again.
     
  14. IASTATE4LIFE

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    He still must be concussed because he forgot his shoes.
     
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    Its's a shame that Bill Simpson passed away. A real pioneer.
     
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    Not sure if he ever races again but he is stubborn as **** so I am betting he will.
     
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    I just can't wrap my mind around it. No visible bruises, cuts, burns. No broken bones. Healed up and walked out of there like he just had his tonsils removed or something.

    It's beyond comprehension that you could walk away in this kind of shape just days after that accident, but maybe it's just one of those things we aren't meant to fully understand.
     
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    i know it wont happen but id love to see the video from inside the car
     
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    #100 isufbcurt, Feb 20, 2020
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    First 10 seconds of this clip is a wreck I had at Knoxville in 2008. Of course we aren't going as fast as NASCAR but I didn't have and cuts, scrapes, bruises or soreness from it.

    And yes that is Tony Stewart in the Bass Pro Shops #20. Ryan Newman was also there that year with Tony, but Ryan was watching.

     
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