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NASCAR:1 dead, 9 injured in lightning strike at Pocono
SI ^ | 08/05/12 | SI

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at sportsillustrated.cnn.com ...


TOPICS: Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; US: Pennsylvania
KEYWORDS: nascar; pocono
Prayers up
1 posted on 08/05/2012 5:01:54 PM PDT by Doogle
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To: Chode

ping


2 posted on 08/05/2012 5:03:24 PM PDT by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Doogle

Oh, no! I’m about an hour from there. They have flood warnings posted in the area.


3 posted on 08/05/2012 5:05:03 PM PDT by Impala64ssa (You call me an islamophobe like it's a bad thing.)
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To: Doogle

If you outlawed thunder, then, only the clouds would have thunder.


4 posted on 08/05/2012 5:18:16 PM PDT by FoxPro
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To: Doogle

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.


5 posted on 08/05/2012 5:19:16 PM PDT by OrangeHoof (Our economy won't heal until one particular black man is unemployed.)
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To: Impala64ssa

I’m in southern Monroe, the lightning was particularly wicked today.


6 posted on 08/05/2012 5:20:17 PM PDT by Mayhem
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To: OrangeHoof

Maybe they’ll just ban the “Young Guns”. Logano, Keselowski, et al.


7 posted on 08/05/2012 5:21:27 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (The NRA did not create James "The Joker" Holmes. Harvey Weinstein's Hollywood did.)
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To: Doogle

Yikes. RIP.


8 posted on 08/05/2012 5:24:53 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (If you like lying Socialist dirtbags, you'll love Slick Willard)
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To: OrangeHoof
I suppose they don’t because no guns are involved.

They should arm the drivers and pit crew. That would definitely make races more interesting.

9 posted on 08/05/2012 5:29:11 PM PDT by Veggie Todd (2012 will be the last constitutional US presidential election.)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

same line of storms pass through here about 45 mins after Pocono. I’m about hour and 15 away.


10 posted on 08/05/2012 5:29:32 PM PDT by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Doogle

I just checked Nascar.com and there is no mention of this tragedy on their home page.


11 posted on 08/05/2012 5:32:41 PM PDT by Typelouder
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To: Veggie Todd

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.


12 posted on 08/05/2012 5:41:08 PM PDT by nascarnation
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To: Doogle

just damn... prayers up


13 posted on 08/05/2012 5:47:17 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Typelouder

not yet


14 posted on 08/05/2012 5:48:26 PM PDT by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Doogle; NormsRevenge

Nascar Fan Bump Norm...


15 posted on 08/05/2012 6:24:46 PM PDT by tubebender
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To: Mayhem

No lightning here in Pt. Jervis yet, just some light rain.


16 posted on 08/05/2012 6:33:23 PM PDT by Impala64ssa (You call me an islamophobe like it's a bad thing.)
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To: OrangeHoof

http://scienceblogs.com/worldsfair/2007/05/31/save-the-earth-ban-nascar/

Just thinking out loud here, but you’ve 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.


17 posted on 08/05/2012 6:45:18 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: Chode

18 posted on 08/05/2012 6:59:40 PM PDT by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: ilovesarah2012

You just keep track of those statistics and we’ll check in with you later on.


19 posted on 08/05/2012 7:01:10 PM PDT by donhunt (Certified and proud "Son of a Bitch".)
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To: ilovesarah2012
I take it that you failed to notice that the ethanol bloc is a huge sponsor of Sprint Cup.

Tune in next week and check out the advertisement on each and every "gas cap".

20 posted on 08/05/2012 7:02:20 PM PDT by norton
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To: donhunt

Not me. I love NASCAR.


21 posted on 08/05/2012 7:03:24 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: ilovesarah2012
so what...
22 posted on 08/05/2012 7:24:55 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Doogle
yeah, it came down like a cow pizzin on a flat rock...
23 posted on 08/05/2012 7:26:50 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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