IndyCar 2018 Detroit Pace Car Crashes Before Race Starts!

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IndyCar 2018 Detroit Pace Car Crashes Before Race Starts!

Post by HiddenHollow » Mon Jun 04, 2018 2:56 pm

I wasn't watching the Indy car race, so I missed this.

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GM exec who wrecked pace car issues apology

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From The MarblesJun 4, 2018, 2:40 PM


There’s nothing more American than getting behind the wheel of a monster-horsepower ride and cutting loose. And thus there is nothing more embarrassing than getting behind the wheel of a monster-horsepower ride and banging it straight into a wall.

GM vice president of product development Mark Reuss suffered that toxic embarrassment on Sunday prior to Race 2 of the Chevrolet Dual in Detroit Grand Prix. Driving a 755-horsepower, $120,000 Corvette ZR-1, Reuss spun and slammed hard into a wall, causing a 30-minute delay for cleanup.

In the immediate aftermath of the wreck, GM issued a statement that sought to deflect a bit of blame onto “weather and track conditions.”

“I want to thank you all for your well wishes today,” Reuss wrote. “I am ok. I have driven this course many many many times. I have paced this race in the wet, cold, hot, and calm. On Z06’s, Grand Sports, and other things.

“It is never a casual thing for me, but an honor to be asked. Today I let down my friends, my family, IndyCar, our city and my company. Sorry does not describe it. I want to thank our engineers for providing me the safety I know is the best in the world.”

Bad as it was, the wreck still didn’t approach the Eddie Griffin Debacle, when the Hollywood actor wrecked a $1.5 million Ferrari Enzo:



Yeah. Maybe most folks should just stick to minivans.

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Re: IndyCar 2018 Detroit Pace Car Crashes Before Race Starts!

Post by awsum14 » Mon Jun 04, 2018 8:03 pm

I heard about this, this morning on my way to South Carolina
It's funny, but it's not

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Post by Annalee » Wed Jun 06, 2018 11:20 am

:s_laughat .....This man is the VP of Production and Development....you would think he might have at least taken a practice run before....doesn't say to much for the car either....Crash on Sunday.....No sell on Monday.... :s_crazy
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Post by awsum14 » Wed Jun 06, 2018 8:28 pm

No Scratch and dent Sale... :s_cry :s_cry

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Re: IndyCar 2018 Detroit Pace Car Crashes Before Race Starts!

Post by alenigma » Thu Jun 07, 2018 8:40 pm

Heck, there are probably people wanting to buy this 'Vette as is! That was a vehicle valued at $120,000. If the frame horns aren't bent, The new parts should bolt-up perfectly.
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