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Discussion in 'The Mainboard' started by Dayne Crist, Feb 12, 2011.
Maybe it was as simple as the car being too damaged to get him out, and precautions.
He wouldn't have spent multiple nights in the hospital if that were the case
I don’t doubt he’s injured. I mean that it was hopefully more on that end of the spectrum than that they had to save his life on site.
There could be internal injuries from the forces of the crash. (Totally hypothetical)
regardless it’s amazing how good he looks physically.
If that's true, there is your wow moment.
#Purdue Boilermakers engineer
Get the man some sandals at least
Guess whoever brought him his clothes didn't bring him any shoes
Love the response to that tweet. 90% are either "Praise God", responses to those saying "more like praise the engineer's, paramedics, doctors" or something about no shoes.
God made the engineers. God cancelled his shoes.
You have to applaud the way this was handled with the media. Props to NASCAR and others.
Agree mostly but they could have made a "He's alive" comment within the first hour. It was over 2 hours with no word at all.
At least they didn't tell the world that Paul Menard was in the car and died
I really don't know why they couldn't tell us he was alright for like 2 1/2 hours. Kind of pisses me off the more I think about it. I know it's none of my business but a "hey he's not dead" would have been nice
I appreciate the restraint
I get what you are saying but they probably weren’t done with all the tests and scans and shit to know how hurt he was after an hour. They come out and say “he’s alive” after an hour and then he dies of a brain bleed 20 min later that they hadn’t found yet or something, they'd have a lot of questions to answer. I’m sure they waited that long so the Drs were confident with what all was wrong
"He's alive but in critical condition and undergoing tests" would have worked. 2 hours with no update at all just made it seem like he was dead.
Yeah I don't think it would have been difficult to give a two sentence summary of his condition
I don't think it was difficult to not say anything. Hell, his estranged wife was on the beach somewhere else. No where near Daytona iirc.
Boooooooo. Takes out some of the advantages of having a good crew.
It's insane that people are up in arms about that. "Herp derp it's not stock!" Yeah, neither is the HANS device, dipshit.
Not really. Crews still matter in Indy.
It's just less for them to get right or fuck up. Less things to do, less advantage to be gained from a really good crew.
The time margins might not be as great, but there are still levels of expertise at that task.
Agreed. But there's one lugnut, not five. There's more opportunity to fuck up and leave one loose when you're doing 5 of them. Right now they have to do it right 5 times per tire. On next gen it'll be one time per tire. It's simply math.
True. But, the difference between the one and 5 is a half a second, and they're still going to have to stay on the other side of the wall until the car stops. The coordination of movement (which takes up most of the time anyway) is still going to be a part of it. And, there are other pluses to the change:
It would be pretty cool if the added a rule that required the single lugs to be detached from the wheel or gun. Now, they glue the 5 on there. It would be cooler if they had to place it before they started the gun. That might fix your problem with it.
Right I'm not saying it'll be easy, I'm just saying taking away some of the things from the crew cuts down on the advantage a good crew can gain and limits the amount of opportunities for a bad one to fuck up. One loose lugnut is a huge deal. Having to get 5 right is 5x as hard as getting 1 right. I mean there's no arguing that. There's 5x more opportunity to fuck up.
I don't disagree. I just don't think it's going to make that much of a difference.
We'll have less stops bc the crew didn't get the lugnuts tight. Probably like 20% as many.
Making the crew less important is good for competition/smaller teams. Unless you like only 8 drivers having a realistic chance to win the championship every year
Tell that to Guenther Steiner
Yeah I’m team have the drivers decide the outcome and not crews. Willing to give the change a chance.
Now imagine how much they'd fuck up if they had to do 5 instead of 1. That's all I'm saying. I'm not saying they won't still fuck, they just won't have as many opportunities. That's all.
They still have to wait for the gas to fill up
Make them use a lug wrench
I wonder how much time will shrink off of 4 tire stops now. They still have to fuel so I would imagine it wouldn't drop too much.
Anyone watching the iRacing thing on FS1? Way too many wrecks but dumb and fun.
That was weirdly compelling.
1986 Richmond race on Fox now. The good ol days of nascar. I caught the last of the video game race; it was entertaining for what it was.
enjoyed it. If we can see even more behind the scenes with each driver and listen to them more, it would be even better. pretty good for what it was
5 wins in the 10 playoff races including a must win at Homestead to win the Cup