Cool technology from Nascar


Veteran Member
Aug 1, 1999
that would leave a bruise but a better video would have been another car hitting that thing at 130 after the 1st car came to a stop. jim
Or going airborne at 180 mph ala Newman or Edwards. The landing would have to hurt.


Veteran Member
Aug 1, 2020
Burlington, Ontario
Less than what you would think. It was the equivalent to a glancing blow, approximately at a 25 degree angle. That would significantly cut down on the Delta V, or change in velocity, which, when combined with some fancy math, can be converted to G-Force. Very survivable crash, even in a regular vehicle. The Delta V was probably around 30 mph change. Definitely would feel it later that night.

Oh crap, MATH! time does the first train leave?