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Old 02-21-2020, 12:24 AM   #1
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That was something to " walk away from" wasn't it?

If you look at the film, when the car finally stopped, did you notice a clear liquid draining towards the ground? Directly onto the fire? If that was fuel, why didn't it ignite?

Do the Egineers balance the car by carrying engine water in the rear, as weight?
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Old 02-21-2020, 12:13 PM   #2
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I thought the liquid was fuel, but was draining downhill of the fire. I was waiting for the whole thing to explode, but I'm happy it didn't.
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On the news they said the liquid was fuel. Nothing short of a miracle that there was no fire and that Ryan Newman survived that crash. Especially when getting t-boned in the driver's door at high speed when he was upside down.


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Old 02-21-2020, 05:20 PM   #4
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Here is a picture of Ryan Newman's Mustang in better days. It is very sad that he got taken out on the final lap while leading the Daytona 500. An absolute miracle that he survived and that he has now been released from hospital. Our thoughts and prayers are with Ryan and his family at this time.
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Old 02-24-2020, 11:00 AM   #5
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Possibly oil, they have a dry-sump in them and carry 20+ quarts of oil. That is what I think his fire was. Oil from a broken line hit something hot.
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Old 02-24-2020, 12:35 PM   #6
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I'm sure whatever the liquid, NASCAR & crew will give it their full utmost concern, we lost a local short track member of the Wrick family in a rollover & fire all to familiar & terrible for this great family with racing in their roots.
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Some of the guys on the NASCAR facebook page said it was oil, not gas that was running onto the ground in that wreck. Had it been gas the car would likely have been a firebomb.
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Some of the guys on the NASCAR facebook page said it was oil, not gas that was running onto the ground in that wreck. Had it been gas the car would likely have been a firebomb.

Oil for sure, agree that gas would be a bomb going off. Plus the fuel cells are tough as nails and well-protected. They have a bladder inside and some have foam that keeps the fuel contained if the outer shell breaks open.
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