Lightning strikes NASCAR

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by wv hillbilly, Aug 6, 2012.

  1. skullfr

    skullfr New Member

    Jul 11, 2012
    that is sad.You never know what will happen.May God watch over all

  2. Blackhawk Dave

    Blackhawk Dave Member

    Nov 20, 2008
    Denton, TX
    There is going to be some complaints to NASCAR about this. However, the track operator controls access, etc, including storm warnings and clearing of the stands during bad weather. NASCAR only controls the race itself (drivers, cars, etc).
  3. terryu1

    terryu1 Armed Infidel

    Oct 16, 2009
    NE Pennsylvania
    Right on. The track gave announcements and many of the fans had scanners. The were talking about the approaching storm and lightning on the scanner. It is just a bad situation. Up here it could be raining all around the track and not at all at the track. I live 15 miles from Pocono and my wife said it rained most of afternoon at home while the race was running. She thought it would be canceled for the day and everyone would be home by 4 or so.

    NASCAR and the track can only do so much. You can get people out of stands but cannot control what they do. The deceased, instead of sitting it out safely in vehicle, was taking down his EZ up when lightning hit it.
    Prayers to his family and also all those hurt.
    Last edited: Aug 6, 2012
  4. Country101

    Country101 Well-Known Member

    Feb 28, 2004
    NW AR
    Dont see how this is Nascar's fault. Or anybody elses for that matter. Whether they told people to leave or not, they can leave any time they want to. For that matter, it can lightning any time, practically. Sucks to be there when it hits though.
  5. firefighter1635

    firefighter1635 Well-Known Member

    Jan 4, 2012
    FEMA Region V
    Bad deal but no ones fault. Things just happen sometimes.
  6. skullfr

    skullfr New Member

    Jul 11, 2012
    It could happen at any outdoor event and is nothing more than an accident with no one at fault.
  7. Thorisin

    Thorisin New Member

    Mar 29, 2012
    Southern California
  8. 25yretcoastie

    25yretcoastie Member

    Aug 27, 2011
    Fort Pierce Fl
    Its sad but called a ACT OF GOD may He have mercy on the deceased and injured
  9. stumpjumper

    stumpjumper Active Member

    Jun 4, 2012
    should have been carrying a 1 iron
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