Table of Contents
- 1 It was like one thing out of a film
- 2 The very best of SI
- 3 Across the sports activities world
- 3.1 The Padres–Dodgers rivalry simply retains rising
- 3.2 The sequence finale was a thriller, too
- 3.3 Steph placed on a present once more
- 3.4 And even a little protection
- 3.5 Baylor’s Corridor of Fame coach is leaping ship for LSU
- 3.6 It positive seems to be like Blake is saying ‘Who do you think you are, I am!’ right here
- 3.7 Comfortable palms
- 3.8 Fred Brathwaite, the 48-year-old goalkeeping coach for the Golden Knights’ AHL affiliate, was pressed into emergency backup duty
- 3.9 You may’t make up baseball accidents
- 4 Not sports activities
- 5 A very good track
It was like one thing out of a film
“I’m simply blissful I’m alive,” Joey Logano mentioned after a terrifying crash through the Geico 500 at Talladega Superspeedway on Sunday.
Logano was working in third place at the top of the race’s first stage when his automobile was despatched flying in the air. Ricky Stenhouse Jr. bumped Denny Hamlin, who made contact with the rear of Logano’s No. 22 and despatched Logano spinning. The automobile went airborne and was the wrong way up when it flew proper over Bubba Wallace’s No. 23.
The view from inside Wallace’s automobile is like one thing out of a film. All of a sudden, Logano’s inverted automobile emerges from a cloud of mud and Wallace narrowly avoids creaming him. You may hear the scrape as Logano’s automobile slides over prime of Wallace’s.
Logano’s automobile finally got here to relaxation upright on the infield grass and he reported over the radio that he wasn’t damage. Wallace came to visit the radio to say that his shorts had come out of the collision in worse form than the automobile.
Logano mentioned later that, whereas he was grateful to have escaped the wreck unhurt, he thinks NASCAR must do one thing in regards to the situations that result in large pile-ups. His problem is with the fashion of racing at NASCAR’s two superspeedways—Talladega and Daytona—the place the vehicles are fitted with speed-reduction units (previously the restrictor plate, at the moment the tapered spacer). Speeds have been decreased as a security measure following Bobby Allison’s crash at Talladega in 1987 the place his automobile flew into the grandstand, however the slower speeds (topping out at about 200 mph) create totally different questions of safety. As a result of drivers are unable to drag away, the vehicles clump collectively in massive packs. That makes collisions extra frequent and results in chain reactions that may wipe out massive numbers of vehicles.
“I don’t know what to suppose,” Logano said. “It’s a product of this racing, and on the one hand, I’m so proud to drive a Cup automobile that’s protected that may undergo a crash like that, and [I] can get out and talk about it. On the one hand, I’m mad about being in the crash, and alternatively, I’m simply blissful I’m alive. On one other hand I feel, when are we going to cease? As a result of that is harmful doing what we’re doing. I’ve received a roll bar on my head. That’s not OK.
“I’m one hit away from the identical state of affairs Ryan Newman was in (final yr in the Daytona 500). I simply don’t suppose that’s acceptable. A variety of it’s because of this large spoiler and large runs, the pushing, and all that. It’s nobody’s fault; Denny’s making an attempt to go, and the 47’s (Stenhouse) making an attempt to go. It’s a product of this racing. Now we have to repair it, although, as a result of somebody already received damage, and we’re nonetheless doing it. So, that’s not actual good.
“However at the identical time, I’m appreciative of driving a automobile that’s this protected and recognize what Staff Penske’s completed for the security of those vehicles as effectively, that I can stay to speak about it and go once more. I received fortunate I didn’t get hit whereas I used to be in the air. Unlucky for our AutoTrader Mustang, however we’ll go on.”
Logano is lucky that he wasn’t struck by one other automobile whereas floating by means of the air. Wallace and Chase Briscoe, who was working at the again of the pack, deserve credit score for with the ability to swerve round Logano and keep away from placing him in much more hazard.
The very best of SI
North Dakota State quarterback Trey Lance is essentially the most divisive prospect in this yr’s NFL draft. … A Mets analyst has additionally created a system for predicting Oscars winners. … Georgia cornerback Eric Stokes may find yourself being the steal of the NFL draft.
Across the sports activities world
The A’s had their 13-game winning streak snapped by the Orioles. … A person who seems to be vaguely like Conor McGregor was accused of selling drugs while impersonating the UFC fighter. … Greater than 78,000 followers attended an Aussie rules football game in Melbourne, the largest sports crowd anywhere in the world since the start of the pandemic. … PSG star Neymar, who was suspended for this weekend’s game, was busted watching from home on an illegal stream.
The Padres–Dodgers rivalry simply retains rising
The sequence finale was a thriller, too
Steph placed on a present once more
And even a little protection
Baylor’s Corridor of Fame coach is leaping ship for LSU
It positive seems to be like Blake is saying ‘Who do you think you are, I am!’ right here
Fred Brathwaite, the 48-year-old goalkeeping coach for the Golden Knights’ AHL affiliate, was pressed into emergency backup duty
You may’t make up baseball accidents
Not sports activities
A British instructor has been banned from educating for three years after taking students to a strip club in Costa Rica while he was drunk. … 900 individuals in rural British Columbia lost internet access after a beaver chewed through a cable. … New York man who broke into the Capitol on Jan. 6 was reported to the FBI after bragging about it to a woman on Bumble. … This new dinosaur discovered in China has wings like a bat.
Lean into it and use a backwards Ok
A person in Albania stopped a harmful driver by leaping by means of the automobile’s open window
A very good track
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