'We'll race like this until we kill somebody'

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TALLADEGA, Ala. - Carl Edwards climbed from his crumpled race car and crossed the Talladega Superspeedway finish line on foot.

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Harrison Freebird

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May 14, 2009
 
Restrictor plate rule keeps drivers bunched up as a rule leading to more near fatal crashes especially at super speedways. Loose the plate, allow drivers to have needed speed/HP to avoid trouble. JMO

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May 14, 2009
 
If they take the plates off, There would be a higher chance of a crash like that being fatal, than with a plate. Besides, The fence did its job, kept the car in the track.

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May 14, 2009
 
99 Lisa 18 wrote:
If they take the plates off, There would be a higher chance of a crash like that being fatal, than with a plate. Besides, The fence did its job, kept the car in the track.
Carl seems to weck at every Dega race anyway. At least this time he did not clear the field like he did before.He is a lucky guy being able to run to the finish line.

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May 14, 2009
 
snow wrote:
<quoted text>Carl seems to weck at every Dega race anyway. At least this time he did not clear the field like he did before.He is a lucky guy being able to run to the finish line.
That was last year, this is this year. I am sure his teammates have gotten over it.

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May 14, 2009
 
99 Lisa 18 wrote:
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That was last year, this is this year. I am sure his teammates have gotten over it.
Yes it was last year we have only been to Dega 1 time this year.He took out more than just HIS TEAMMATES...LAST YEAR at Dega.

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May 14, 2009
 
snow wrote:
<quoted text>Yes it was last year we have only been to Dega 1 time this year.He took out more than just HIS TEAMMATES...LAST YEAR at Dega.
I know that, but Really, all those he took out need to get over it already. JMO.
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May 14, 2009
 
99 Lisa 18 wrote:
If they take the plates off, There would be a higher chance of a crash like that being fatal, than with a plate. Besides, The fence did its job, kept the car in the track.
Something to be said for and against the plate I agree. My take, bunched up string of drivers, small problem turns into BIG problem for several cars, without the plate the field would open up thus less multiple cars involved in what would hopefully be a single car crash or spinout.

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May 14, 2009
 
It's really a double edged sword, yes they would be spread out, but at the speeds they would run, one crash could be fatal.

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May 14, 2009
 
Harrison Freebird wrote:
<quoted text>Something to be said for and against the plate I agree. My take, bunched up string of drivers, small problem turns into BIG problem for several cars, without the plate the field would open up thus less multiple cars involved in what would hopefully be a single car crash or spinout.
They will still need to control the speed somhow remember when Bill Elliott went 212.
He just tried that again and I just read where a tire blew and he hit the wall.How are you and Bren
doing?I don't see you on here much anymore.I am
excited about the Indy 500. May is always a busy month for us.I try to attend all the events I can weather has been a big problem this year.

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May 14, 2009
 
Harrison Freebird wrote:
Restrictor plate rule keeps drivers bunched up as a rule leading to more near fatal crashes especially at super speedways. Loose the plate, allow drivers to have needed speed/HP to avoid trouble. JMO
I don't know whether Carl was complaining about the plate racing or the double yellow rule when he made his comment. His wreck wasn't really caused by the plate, it was caused because he made a move he shouldn't have and ran into someone who was unwilling to budge. The plates do keep them bunched up, but I'm wondering whether taking them off would really cause the cars to spread out much. I would assume that they would still be able to go around the track wide open. Wouldn't that mean that they still would need to draft to get a little more speed?

In any event, I personally like seeing them driving close together. It puts everyone into the race. So many races are won by whoever happens to get out front after the last pit stop. Who wants another one of those?
Harrison Freebird

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May 14, 2009
 
snow wrote:
<quoted text> They will still need to control the speed somhow remember when Bill Elliott went 212.
He just tried that again and I just read where a tire blew and he hit the wall.How are you and Bren
doing?I don't see you on here much anymore.I am
excited about the Indy 500. May is always a busy month for us.I try to attend all the events I can weather has been a big problem this year.
We're really good snow. Brenda and I are totally happy here in Nevada. When she moved from Pa to Oregon last year we thought long and hard about moving to Reno (I've lived here on and off before). Life here works really well for us both in all ways. Right you are about me not on topix much these days....I happily work 50+ hours a week and not much time here anymore.
Have a great summer!

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May 14, 2009
 
If you can't get killed at it....It ain't a sport

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May 14, 2009
 
I wish carl would have got out of the car and cut a flip like his car did.
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May 14, 2009
 
cookie_crook wrote:
If you can't get killed at it....It ain't a sport
Did you actually think out your comment before posting?
just curious

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May 16, 2009
 
Harrison Freebird wrote:
<quoted text>Did you actually think out your comment before posting?
just curious
I do not won't to see anyone get killed...its just a joke....please just lighten up a little bit
I heard that from a racecardriver years ago

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