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Phil Parsons Near Flip - 1986 Talladega 500

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Phil Parsons Near Flip - 1986 Talladega 500

Post by nascargavin8 » 1 year ago

There was a wreck on the backstretch on lap 159. Just off frame, the air lifted up Phil Parson's car and he flew through the infield grass. This was very similar to Spencer in 1992.

I didn't see any photos of that on here, and was wondering if anyone has ever seen any.

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Post by acerogers58 » 1 year ago

Tried all the usual routes, Google, Facebook, Twitter, Reddit, Flickr, Photobucket, Newspapers and couldn’t find anything, Hadn’t even heard of this until now so you’ve certainly got me curious. Hopefully something surfaces one day. Newspapers do mention him getting airborne for about 75 feet though.
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Post by Microsprinter18 » 1 year ago

I know you do a lot of MRN videos, is that where you heard this?

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Post by nascargavin8 » 1 year ago

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I know you do a lot of MRN videos, is that where you heard this?
Yes that's exactly where I heard it. I decided to listen to that race recently and was pretty shocked to hear about him getting air and they made a pretty big deal about his airtime.

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Post by nascargavin8 » 1 year ago

acerogers58 wrote:
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Tried all the usual routes, Google, Facebook, Twitter, Reddit, Flickr, Photobucket, Newspapers and couldn’t find anything, Hadn’t even heard of this until now so you’ve certainly got me curious. Hopefully something surfaces one day. Newspapers do mention him getting airborne for about 75 feet though.

I did the same thing trying to find at least a grainy picture, but I came up empty. Other than the articles describing him becoming airborne, of course.

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Post by hollie3sa » 1 year ago

Can you help me here?

https://www.racing-reference.info/race/ ... dega_500/W

This is the correct race, right? How did he manage to finish in 13th?

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Post by nascargavin8 » 1 year ago

hollie3sa wrote:
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Can you help me here?

https://www.racing-reference.info/race/ ... dega_500/W

This is the correct race, right? How did he manage to finish in 13th?
That is correct. He didn't flip, but he was able to keep it up to speed for the most part.

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Post by hollie3sa » 1 year ago

My mistake, sorry. I assumed the car would have been damaged in such a case. Thank you!


https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid ... ater&ifg=1

This guy has photos of the race. Probably some of Parsons' near flip as well?



https://www.kkraceshots.com/ Possibly he has some as well? Or knows someone who knows someone? Professional photographers often have good connections to other photographers. I think it's worth a try.

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nascargavin8 wrote:
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Yes that's exactly where I heard it. I decided to listen to that race recently and was pretty shocked to hear about him getting air and they made a pretty big deal about his airtime.
You should definitely post the audio, I'm sure it would be interesting!

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Microsprinter18 wrote:
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nascargavin8 wrote:
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Yes that's exactly where I heard it. I decided to listen to that race recently and was pretty shocked to hear about him getting air and they made a pretty big deal about his airtime.
You should definitely post the audio, I'm sure it would be interesting!

Alright. I'll have it uploaded in about an hour or less!

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