Wednesday, July 21, 2010
THIS TO SHALL PASS...." Son rubbing is racing !"....
Name this track?
Heres a hint.
Try your answer in the comments section and name a driver from the era.
HOW IS THE RULE CHANGE AFFECTING THE SPORT?
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DID YOU KNOW!
On January 22, 2010, in the article "NASCAR attempting to energize sport," ESPN.com reported that NASCAR lifted restrictions on bump-drafting and increase horsepower in an effort to juice up the sport for the fans. The bump-drafting restriction was placed in 1989.  Is there an increase in payback wrecks and did this rule change allow it?
THE SPORTS MEDIA SEEMS TO WRITE ABOUT DRIVER INJURY IN NASCAR INTENTIONAL WRECKS, WHAT ABOUT THE INJURED FANS?
Seven NASCAR fans were injured ….while watching a race at Alabama's Talladega Super speedway, when a last-lap crash sent Carl Edwards' car airborne and into a "catch fence" in front of the stands. Although the car landed back on the track, some debris from the crash made it through the fence and into the crowd, causing injuries to seven spectators. The incident at Talladega raises questions about spectator safety at sporting events, and legal liability for fan injuries. 
Racing folklore says " rubbing is racing". Does this include intentional crashes?
...if NASCAR continues to let the racers settle scores on the racetrack, the repercussions will escalate. Rubbing is racing. Intentionally wrecking a driver and setting the stage for innocent racers to be collected in the process goes beyond simple retribution. At least eight cars were destroyed on Saturday night — including the Fords of Edwards’ Roush Fenway teammates Ricky Stenhouse Jr. and Colin Braun.[B]
NASCAR SENT A MESSAGE FOR THE BOYS TO "HAVE AT IT "TO DRAW CROWDS
What exactly does "boys, have at it" mean? [a]
The message NASCAR sent to drivers earlier this year about their on-track conduct came accompanied by the phrase of “Have at it”. And a cool phrase it is.[C]
It’s folksy, as befitting a sport with rural roots. It’s easy to remember. Gosh knows that it rolls off the tongue with such ease that the media has fallen head over heals in love with its use.[C]
But what it also is, is useless as an official policy statement. It’s open to wild interpretation and offers no specific rules of order. It’s a guideline which is being individually analyzed 43 different ways on Saturday nights and Sunday afternoons and with increasingly scary results.[C]
It is that open-ended quality which is confusing drivers and may be leading to a major injury.[C]
WHEN DOES A BUMP, LEADING TO UNINTENTIONAL WRECK,
RESULTING IN A PAYBACK CHALLENGE,
RESULTING WITH AN INTENTIONAL WRECK,
INJURY AND DEATH,
CAUSE A TORT CLAIM OR A MANSLAUGHTER CHARGE?
WHO HAS TO DIE BEFORE THE TRACKS,NASCAR ,OR CONGRESS TAKES CONTROL OF THIS SPORT?
JUST WHAT IS GOING ON WITH EDWARDS?
As Carl Edwards understands it, apparently, it means when someone angers you on the race track, you wreck him and you wreck him hard, regardless of what other competitors get taken out in the mess.[A]
NASCAR will have to determine their answer, and soon.[A]
Brad Keselowski is a driver who has annoyed many, but none has wrecked him multiple times so forcefully as Edwards has. Twice Edwards has put Keselowski in a visibly and obviously dangerous position. He did it in Atlanta in March and he did it at Gateway International Raceway at the end of this weekend's Nationwide race.[A]
Both wrecks were intentional and payback. The first time Edwards was parked. The second time he won the race.[A]
Sports and Torts
If a NASCAR driver died in a crash, would the racer who caused it be liable?
It should be noted that in 2006 the California Supreme Court held that intentionally hitting the batter is actually a fundamental part of the game of baseball.60 60 Avila v. Citrus Comm. Coll., 131 P.3d 383, 394 (Cal. 2006) (Even if pitcher intentionally threw at the batter, conduct did not fall outside the range of ordinary activity in the sport).
Just wondering if the rule change and increase in intentional wrecks should re reevaluated before a fan dies?
Just how are those injured fans doing?
Sources this article
Mickey Adams, Ypsilanti
Adams won Sunday's No Box race at Milan Dragway, posting a winning pass of 130.49 mph in his 1967 Camaro in the finals against Terrance Cairns. Adams also won the July 10 Ultimate Outlaw Series.
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