For safetya s sake, drivers should boycott Talladega

Apr 28, 2009 | Posted by: outnleftfield | Full story: www.timesdispatch.com

The fence at Talladega Superspeedway kept Carl Edwards' car from going into the stands at the end of Sunday's race.

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Spine

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That guy is insane.

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The writer in this article is just another in a long line of piss and moaners that whine their ass off everytime something the least bit controversial happens but never has an intelligent suggestion to offer to cure the supposed problem. They can't see the real world through those rose colored glasses. They whine like dogs when Cup races at the mile and halfers and the field is strung out to the point the leader is 6 seconds in front of second place. They're constantly talking about parity and a level playing field, whatever in hell that means. Listen up, whiny babies, plate racing is parity. It is racing on a level playing field where every competitor truely has a chance to win. Example: Brad Keselowski!!!!! Sure NASCAR has the responsibility to continually improve their safety program and I think they have done a good job. Carl walked away, Ryan walked away, the few injured in the stands are walking away. All because NASCAR safety standards are as good as they are.
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Whoyakidding wrote:
The writer in this article is just another in a long line of piss and moaners that whine their ass off everytime something the least bit controversial happens but never has an intelligent suggestion to offer to cure the supposed problem. They can't see the real world through those rose colored glasses. They whine like dogs when Cup races at the mile and halfers and the field is strung out to the point the leader is 6 seconds in front of second place. They're constantly talking about parity and a level playing field, whatever in hell that means. Listen up, whiny babies, plate racing is parity. It is racing on a level playing field where every competitor truely has a chance to win. Example: Brad Keselowski!!!!! Sure NASCAR has the responsibility to continually improve their safety program and I think they have done a good job. Carl walked away, Ryan walked away, the few injured in the stands are walking away. All because NASCAR safety standards are as good as they are.
I agree. NASCAR is mor about the ratings instead of the racing anymore, yet I will still watch. There is no way NASCAR racers will ever boycott Talladega! This track rates up there next to Daytona and Indianapolis.
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The drivers sign up for it knowing that there will be the "big one". Fans buy tickets knowing there will be the "big one". The reasonable person knows that sitting next to the fence might not safest place to sit. You went there to either drive or watch a 200 mph missle going around in a circle with very little holding it in it's orbit. If you don't think it's safe stay home and watch it on TV, but be careful a kernel of popcorn might fly up and hit you in the eye. Then who do you blame, Orvil?
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Mr Green wrote:
The drivers sign up for it knowing that there will be the "big one". Fans buy tickets knowing there will be the "big one". The reasonable person knows that sitting next to the fence might not safest place to sit. You went there to either drive or watch a 200 mph missle going around in a circle with very little holding it in it's orbit. If you don't think it's safe stay home and watch it on TV, but be careful a kernel of popcorn might fly up and hit you in the eye. Then who do you blame, Orvil?
Well said. While none of us want to see anyone get hurt, there's always a chance it can happen. Tracks do their best to minimize it, but the risk is always there. I could get hit by a shattered bat at a baseball game and have a major injury, or a puck at a hockey game, etc.... As a fan, I'm aware that there's some risk to my safety and I'm willing to take that chance when i attend. If drivers should boycott 'Dega, than they should boycott every track and quit racing altogether. They're at risk on every track they race on and so are the fans. The best we can do is make it as safe as we can and accept the risk that will always be there at every track, regardless of what kind of racing your watching.

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I still could enjoy NASCAR without Tallageda. It's not what I would call racing anyway.
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Send him a dose of swine flu. Thin out the bored journalist one at a time.

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