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Well NASCAR was the lead story on most networks tonight. You usually don't see that unless something major happens.
 
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Damn, I heard it in espn, that is some crazy wreck!

After such wreck I’d think his nascar career is over.

I’m not into NASCAR and like Don said, unless something tragic happens most people don’t know.
 
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Damn, I heard it in espn, that is some crazy wreck!

After such wreck I’d think his nascar career is over.

I’m not into NASCAR and like Don said, unless something tragic happens most people don’t know.
I don't see his career being over ...
Of course it all depends on what kind of injuries were involved.
 

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Praying for Ryan's recovery. That wreck almost immediately gave me a sick feeling in the pit of my stomach like I haven't felt during a race in a long time. Glad to hear his injuries are not life-threatening, but the continued lack of any real updates leaves me concerned for how bad the injuries are. Given the hits to the roof of the car, you worry about the severity of head and neck injuries. Here's hoping he can make a recovery for a full life, whether or not he can return to driving again someday.

Good article from Ryan McGee at ESPN. Sums it up pretty well: Newman's Daytona 500 crash reminds us of fragility of life in dangerous sport
 

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As for the manufacturer thoughts...Even as a long time die-hard fan of the sport, who thoroughly believes in its roots being in the southeast, I have no problem with Toyota being part of the sport. I'm a longtime GM/Chevy guy even though I'm currently stuck rooting for my guy driving a F**d nowadays, but the reality is that, for the health of the sport, we need more manufacturer support, not less. There's only three options for domestic support: GM, Ford, and Chrysler/Dodge, with the latter being a bit fuzzy, given the FCA partnership. FCA doesn't seem all that enthused over a return for Dodge, and I'm not sure Chevy and Ford could prop up the whole series by themselves, long-term.

I may not root for them (especially the 18 ;) ) but Toyota support of the sport is solid, and I feel like others are on the horizon once the Nextgen car comes along. There's been some pretty solid rumblings of interest from Hyundai/Kia and possibly Honda as well. I'm just thankful the interest of the sport is still there to help keep it alive and viable.
 

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Glad to hear news about Newman awake and talking.

I didn't process how bad it actually was while watching. Grown so accustomed to these guys getting out and walking away after a bad wreck, then giving an interview dissing the guy who wrecked them. This was a reality check just how dangerous racing can be.
 

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I don't think that picture is from today (even though they would like you to think it was) Ryan's father posted online this morning that his face an head had a lot of bruising and was still bleeding.
 
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