Skip to comments.NASCAR:1 dead, 9 injured in lightning strike at Pocono
Posted on 08/05/2012 5:01:45 PM PDT by Doogle
LONG POND, Pa. (AP) - Officials at Pocono Raceway say one person is dead and nine are injured after a lightning strike in the parking lot behind the grandstand after a race.
Pocono officials say two people were taken to hospitals in critical condition after Sunday's lightning strike. Track president Brandon Igdalsky confirms that one of them later died at Pocono Medical Center. He provided no details.
Track vice president Bob Pleban says five people were treated at the scene. Three others were hospitalized with moderate or minor injuries.
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Oh, no! I’m about an hour from there. They have flood warnings posted in the area.
If you outlawed thunder, then, only the clouds would have thunder.
With all the fatalities at auto race events, I’m surprised the libs haven’t tried to ban them. I suppose they don’t because no guns are involved.
I’m in southern Monroe, the lightning was particularly wicked today.
Maybe they’ll just ban the “Young Guns”. Logano, Keselowski, et al.
They should arm the drivers and pit crew. That would definitely make races more interesting.
same line of storms pass through here about 45 mins after Pocono. I’m about hour and 15 away.
I just checked Nascar.com and there is no mention of this tragedy on their home page.
In the early days of stock car racing (pre-Nascar) many of the drivers and mechanics were heavily involved in moonshining and were well armed.
Over the years there’s been sort of a code of honor in the pits that you can settle differences with a tire iron but not a hand gun.
just damn... prayers up
Nascar Fan Bump Norm...
No lightning here in Pt. Jervis yet, just some light rain.
Just thinking out loud here, but youve got at least three problems with car racing as related to environmental health: gas usage in the races themselves, the use of leaded gasoline, and the hundreds of thousands of cars that drive to the races.
Doing a full calculation of the environmental cost of NASCAR (number of cars per race, number of miles per race, number of miles per practice run, number of races per week, number per season, number of fans driving to the races, number of beer cans thrown out the window) is beyond me.
You just keep track of those statistics and we’ll check in with you later on.
Tune in next week and check out the advertisement on each and every "gas cap".
Not me. I love NASCAR.
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