Worst Racecar Crash Ever

Submitted by: Saturnia107 9 years ago in Sports

One of the worst single car crashes ever...and the driver lived to tell his tale.
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Female 1,244
I was watching this when it happened during qualifying..it`s was scary but it shows how good the car can handle a crash like that
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Male 381
Even the crashes in nascar are boring, wtf. Give me the WRC any day.
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Female 1,212
I remember my hubby showing this to me. The man best thank his lucky stars he walked away from that! If he gets back into another race car, he`s crazy!
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Male 33
the fact of the matter is that the crash seen there is quite tame. Its not the original speed of the vehicle that should be taken into account, but the rate of change of speed - the deceleration. That crash lost little speed over a long period of time - that means the driver gets some bumps and bruises, a broken bone, maybe a concussion, especially with the safety measures taken in a sport like that. Ironically its crashes like these that seem to be the worst. Id take that type of wipe-out over hitting a brick wall straight on any day.

120-0mph in less than a second causes an aortic rupture. you bleed out in seconds - the blood fills your mediastinum and presses on your lungs, sometimes causing a haemothorax, preventing you from breathing in. not to mention any other internal organ damage you sustain.

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Male 174
if that happened to me i would have had fun with it after impact. would have started humping the befallen car or something...
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Male 959
Thats retarded. How can that be the worst ever. Surely the worst ever is the one that killed the most people. Therefore the worst crash was Pierre Levegh`s in the 1955 le mans 24 hours race, when his car crashed and disintegrated into the crowd, killing him and 82 spectators.
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Male 2,113
DAAAAAAAAAAAAAAANG!!!
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Male 1,036
Gotta love those roll cages!
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Male 1,686
wow, that there`s one lucky feller
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Male 76
We wouldn`t have known that beforehand, huh?
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Male 170
Yeah, I saw this the other day. Good thing they design those cars to take collisions like that.
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Male 383
BANG!? That had to suck big time. I met someone who survived a crach, it`s supposed to suck... like, alot.
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Male 891
"You would think that if we already have the technology to ensure safety at a 180mph collision, that we would have alot less deaths from public car-accidents at speeds less than half of that."

A lot of the safety is due to the roll cage. but with the way roll cages are designed, if you werent wearing a helmet you would most likely die from head trauma by whacking into one of the bars, which is the main reason that it is required to wear a helmet on the track. so unless we make it required to wear helmets and 5-point seat belts in public street cars, we probably wont put that kind of safety equipment in them either.

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Male 28
I was there it was Texas Motor Speedway. Let`s just say for the actual race he used his backup car. It was crazy a huge rookie mistake.
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Male 1,152
wow he must have poo himself. I rolled my car and it tumbled 3-4 times and i thought it would never end. This guy rolled like 11 times, musta felt like an eternity in there.
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Male 210
NASCAR sucks. That`s right, I said it. LOOK LOOK I CAN TURN LEFT!!!!!!
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Male 756
That was insane. Don`t know how you could walk away from that.

And NASCAR is just as much of a sport as Formula 1. You can`t say one type of car racing is a sport and another isn`t.

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Male 158
It was bad...not worst ever by any means...but bad.
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Male 2,160
*mastercif,damned typos
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Male 2,160
agree with matercif,this is the only reason nascar should be considered a sport,without this the cheeseburger cowboys sport would rank higher on the list than nascar.
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Male 458
so THIS is why NASCAR is an actual sport
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Male 3,296
cool was dat Macdowell?

its pretty safe now a days considering they are going nearly 200 miles per hour

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Male 121
Safer barrier + HANS device = no more Earnhardts.

This crash is exactly the same as what killed Dale Earnhardt. It is simply advances in safety technology. Dale refused to wear a HANS device and Daytona did not have a safer barrier at the time. (Now most tracks if not all have safer barriers and HANS devices are required for all drivers)

But this doesn`t mention the worst part about this crash. It happened during qualifying. He was alone out on the track, nobody to blame but himself. (or mechanical failure)

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Male 7,933
"You would think that if we already have the technology to ensure safety at a 180mph collision, that we would have alot less deaths from public car-accidents at speeds less than half of that."

Not practical. How would you like to drive in a car with only one seat, extremely small, and no AC?

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Male 7,933
yeah thats not that bad. the dale earnheart one that actually killed him was worse
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Female 2,144
Wow, I Thought For Sure He Would Of Been A Dead Man.
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Male 36
You would think that if we already have the technology to ensure safety at a 180mph collision, that we would have alot less deaths from public car-accidents at speeds less than half of that.
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Male 1,078
wow.
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Male 799
that would suck but ive seen worse.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j1sEjcVBT...

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Male 45
Have you watched NASCAR? This is not the worse.

It looks cool though.

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Male 354
idk i think the one that had two cars explode into flames was worse. i think that was formula one of w/e not nascar. also the one that did like 18 flips looked worse.

but i liked this one because it looks kinda like he floats in air a little

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Female 192
I saw this on TV. That`s crazy. ._.
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Male 444
my god thats bloody scary
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Male 292
that`s crazy
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Male 237
OUCH!! Looks painful, crazy drivers....
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Female 367
Link: Worst Racecar Crash Ever [Rate Link] - One of the worst single car crashes ever...and the driver lived to tell his tale.
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