Discussion in 'RayGator's Swamp Gas' started by llm85, Feb 19, 2020.
... is showing tremendous progress.
In the race thread someone mentioned the CCU. That got me thinking. Daytona Beach and Indianapolis must have top notch CCUs and trauma units.
Really great news!
Good news. It is really incredible that this doesn’t happen more often considering how fast they are traveling within inches of each other. Really speaks to the skill of the drivers and crew
Not gonna lie. I could not do what he does with those two little angels at home. I have 2 daughters and overthink flying through turbulence on a business trip. Might have to reconsider your line of work when you wake up from THAT crash and see those faces.
That is such great news! Watching Mon night, I feared the outcome was gonna be much worse. It’s a testament to the improved safety of the cars. Not too many years ago, that would’ve likely been a fatal wreck. The speeds were up this year, he was probably going 200+mph when he got turned into the wall, then got drilled in the worst possible spot, the roof just behind where he was sitting by another car with the hammer down going just as fast. Unreal!
I hope he gets out now. He’s talked before about not driving beyond 40, he’s now 42, and lucky to be alive. You have more $$$ than you’ll ever need Ryan, enjoy life raising those two beautiful young girls. They probably need you more than ever, he and his wife of 16yrs just announced on Thursday they were splitting up.
In terms of car safety, I remember reading earlier this week that a few years ago they moved the driver 8 inches inward away from the driver's side "door." That eight inches may have saved his life.
A guy my wife went to HS with is on another crew under that team and he told her this was absolutely the case here. 100%
Didnt Ryan end up on his roof (or at least upside down) towards the end of another race not too long ago or am I misremembering?
Daytona 500 crash: Ryan Newman released from hospital
This one was a while ago, but somewhat similar. 2003 Daytona 500.
Unreal that a human lived through that crash. I believe that Dale's death saved Ryan's life, through all the advancements that have been made since his passing.
Swear to God - on Monday night, I walked into my living room and said to my wife, "I think I just watched a man get killed on live television."
I don't watch NASCAR, but as a sports nut I am aware of who all these guys are. As soon as it happened I tuned in. Twitter had him all but dead, and those black curtains around his car gave a very sick feeling.
Thank God he is OK. Maybe him and his wife find a fresh hope from this?
I think that's the one I was thinking of b/c I thought I remembered it being at Daytona. I guess my timeframe was way off, I guess that is what age will do to you.
That sucks. Maybe they change their minds. I've known more than a few who have.
He'll wise up and retire....and maybe they'll have a change of heart.
“Safer” barrier walls.
Mandatory haans device.
Drivers moved 8” away from driver side door towards the center of the car.
All safety innovations since Dale Earnhardt’s death.
His car went directly into the wall at over 195 mph
the same way Earnhardt was killed, just a different part of the track. (4th turn vs Tri-oval)
Watching it live, I thought he was dead.
These things that happen, like Gator Nana passing, I just want to say how much I appreciate everyone here. I could be gone tomorrow, who knows? But if so I am taking this moment to let each and one of you know I appreciate you. Whether we agree or disagree at the end of the day all I have is love for everyone. The older I get the more life sinks in. Prays God and drive on n Newman.