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Paul Dana Dies At IRL Practice

Paul Dana died today practicing for an IRL race. It was a nasty wreck and while listening to Dave Despain it seems most didn't feel he was ready to race at this level. Danica Patrick and her teammate didn't race today. I know it's not Nascar but it's a shame anyway.

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I saw the clip of that wreck on speed channel this morning. after he spun out another driver T-boned him at about 180 mph. The car almost got cut in 1/2.

Dude was only like 29 or something. God bless his family and friends.
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Dana wasn't the one who spun out...that was Ed Carpenter. Dana was the one that T-boned carpenter's car at ~200mph... Surprisingly, Carpenter's the survivor of this thing. I wonder why Dana didn't slow down like everyone else?! The yellows were flashing all over the track... I guess we'll never know... That was a nasty crash...reminds me of the one that Zanardi was in a few years back that took his legs...
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Dana wasn't the one who spun out...that was Ed Carpenter. Dana was the one that T-boned carpenter's car at ~200mph... Surprisingly, Carpenter's the survivor of this thing. I wonder why Dana didn't slow down like everyone else?! The yellows were flashing all over the track... I guess we'll never know... That was a nasty crash...reminds me of the one that Zanardi was in a few years back that took his legs...
Rookie mistake. Don't slow down with all the yellow lights flashing.
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i was listening to the radio today,they said his spotter was telling him to slow down, the wreck was in front of him.
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I haven't seen the video, but this is some real sad news. My thoughts are with his family.
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That really sucks, i hope all his family and all are doing okay, and God bless him.
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maybe now IRL cars will be made safer :mad:

how many people have to die/flip/get their backs broken before the IRL steps up their design program to a modern safety standard? Schumie hit a wall dead on at 198 mph and lived in an F1 car because of their superior design...a IRL driver would be liquified in a crash like that.
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I haven't seen the video, but this is some real sad news. My thoughts are with his family.
http://www.teamjuicyracing.com/vids/dana1.wmv
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wow that was worse them I imagined :icon_neut . Thanks for the link :(
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I don't know how much safer you can make them. I mean there's not much to them in the first place. They're too damn fast. I can't get over the fact that Carepenter didn't suffer any broken bones (thank god !). Still find it hard to believe but I'm so glad he's ok.
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Rookie mistake. Don't slow down with all the yellow lights flashing.
Look at the vid about 3/4 through it. A car camera shot (the car with a yellow front wing and red and yellow body) it shows the light is green. Not until after he hits it turns from green to yellow. It looks like a 2 lens system the left side is lighted green. Then after the car hits then it goes to yellow onto the right side lens. Anybody else see this?

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I didn't catch that, but on the same in car it looked like that driver wasn't slowed either.
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i smell cover up
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Look at the vid about 3/4 through it. A car camera shot (the car with a yellow front wing and red and yellow body) it shows the light is green. Not until after he hits it turns from green to yellow. It looks like a 2 lens system the left side is lighted green. Then after the car hits then it goes to yellow onto the right side lens. Anybody else see this?
I missed that the first timeand looked again. Spook's right, it's green.
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