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Author Topic: When Indy Cars raced at Daytona  (Read 1372 times)

Offline Dare

When Indy Cars raced at Daytona
« on: June 15, 2019, 12:17:00 AM »
When AJ said it scared the hell out of him you
know it was bad

:DD


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who are
willing to work and give to those who would not."
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Offline cosworth151

Re: When Indy Cars raced at Daytona
« Reply #1 on: June 15, 2019, 06:23:37 AM »
170+ mph on skinny tires, solid axles an no downforce to speak of - Now that's scary!

Good one, Dare!  :good:
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Offline John S

Re: When Indy Cars raced at Daytona
« Reply #2 on: June 15, 2019, 11:36:42 AM »
Scary indeed. Good find Dare.  :good:

Looks to me like they just copied Brooklands, we know there's a reason Brooklands was left to fall by the wayside - it was just so damn dangerous.
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Offline Scott

Re: When Indy Cars raced at Daytona
« Reply #3 on: June 16, 2019, 11:11:55 AM »
Surprising that they didn’t figure out earlier that a closed course should have cement barriers instead of guardrail
The Honey Badger doesn't give a...

Offline Dare

Re: When Indy Cars raced at Daytona
« Reply #4 on: June 16, 2019, 02:02:46 PM »
Surprising that they didn’t figure out earlier that a closed course should have cement barriers instead of guardrail


Cevert  and Koeing payed the price
at Watkins Glen
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who are
willing to work and give to those who would not."
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Jefferson

Offline cosworth151

Re: When Indy Cars raced at Daytona
« Reply #5 on: June 17, 2019, 07:07:32 PM »
For the most part, F1 didn't have much in way of guard rails (a.k.a. Armco) until Jackie Steward's push for safety in the early 1970's. Here's Sir Jackie at the Nurburgring in 1967. Notice the complete lack of guard rails. In spite of what the comments below the vid say, I think he's driving a BRM P115.

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Offline Scott

Re: When Indy Cars raced at Daytona
« Reply #6 on: June 18, 2019, 11:44:04 AM »
I meant to say closed ovals.  Road tracks are a completely different animal.
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