Spectacular Crash at Talladega Superspeedway … From Airborne Crash to Carl Edwards Running Across Finish Line


“But they put us in this box and we’ll race like this until we kill somebody and then they’ll change it.” (Breitbart)

The airborne crash by NASCAR driver Carl Edwards on the final lap of the Aaron’s 499 at Talladega Superspeedway Sunday looked more like life imitating art and Talladega Nights. That is if one considers the movie Talladega Nights art. The race even had Carl Edwards run across the finish line after the crash, ala Ricky Bobby. Thankfully no one was seriously injured.

 Must watch this spectacular crash and thankfully no one was seriously hurt

The airborne crash by Edwards into the retaining fence at the Talladega Superspeedway injured 7 fans; however, none seriously as debris went into the stands. Track medical director Bobby Lewis said none of the injuries was life-threatening but two women were airlifted to Birmingham hospitals.

Thankfully no one was injured seriously so that we could include the clip above from the movie Talladega Nights

Edwards was trying to block a move from race winner Brad Keselowski, and contact sent his spinning car over Ryan Newman’s hood and into the fence on the frontstretch.

The fence held and Edwards’ car landed back on the track, but it still caused quite a scare.

The other injured fans were treated and released, with two choosing to seek treatment locally from their own doctors, track spokeswoman Kristi King said. It wasn’t clear if the fans were hit by debris from the car or the fence.

Posted April 27, 2009 by
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    3 Responses to “Spectacular Crash at Talladega Superspeedway … From Airborne Crash to Carl Edwards Running Across Finish Line”

    1. Dolf on April 27th, 2009 7:24 am

      nice crash

      they come a long way with the driver protection

    2. Christina Viering on April 27th, 2009 8:03 am

      I guess it adds to the thrill and people like to see crashing cars.

    3. Brenda in Virginia on April 27th, 2009 8:11 am

      What IS clear is that fence saved a number of lives. It IS incredibly amazing the safety measures in place, but we can never forget this is a dangerous sport and the rules of physics still apply.

      My first NASCAR race a car hit directly below where I was sitting. No debris, but after that I never sat further down than about 1/2 way up the stands. Scared the crap out of me, but was kinda neat to see it from like 15 ft away :>)…but I only want that experience once!!!

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