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Re: The NASCAR Flip List Project

Post by Microsprinter18 » 4 months ago

Latest post of the previous page:

Oooh, is this another one? Found this on the stock car crashes thread:
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"Danny Letner blew a right front tire (note worn left front tire) while leading at Bay Meadows in 1954, he was thrown from the car and landed on the track, note board through windshield."

Now it is confirmed via newspapers that John Soares flipped during this race, but nothing on this accident. I figured then that it was just a West series race but as it turns out this race was a combo between the West and Grand National divisions.
https://www.racing-reference.info/race/1954-29/W

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Post by acerogers58 » 3 months ago

Hmm I don't know where this is from, they normally don't put contingencies on for testing cars, but that's some pretty heavy roof damage on an RCR Nationwide series car, looks like the old style body so 2008-2010?? Can't find an instance of an RCR #21 having a car on top of it from that time, could of been hit by debris I suppose?

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Post by Microsprinter18 » 3 months ago

acerogers58 wrote:
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Hmm I don't know where this is from, they normally don't put contingencies on for testing cars, but that's some pretty heavy roof damage on an RCR Nationwide series car, looks like the old style body so 2008-2010?? Can't find an instance of an RCR #21 having a car on top of it from that time, could of been hit by debris I suppose?
Just our luck the roof is bowed where the name is. Bobby Labonte wrecked a plain black #21 at the first Vegas race in 2008 and Stephen Leicht was involved in the Kevin Lepage blunder at Talladega in 2008 also with a plain black #21 but it doesn't seem like the damage is adding up on either.

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Microsprinter18 wrote:
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Just our luck the roof is bowed where the name is. Bobby Labonte wrecked a plain black #21 at the first Vegas race in 2008 and Stephen Leicht was involved in the Kevin Lepage blunder at Talladega in 2008 also with a plain black #21 but it doesn't seem like the damage is adding up on either.
Photo of Labonte accident at vegas, damage kinda looks similar but there's definitely nothing wrong with the roof, could of happened while the car was being junked I guess. Looking at the Leicht one it appears he just hit the wall with the right side of the car.
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Post by Microsprinter18 » 3 months ago

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Photo of Labonte accident at vegas, damage kinda looks similar but there's definitely nothing wrong with the roof, could of happened while the car was being junked I guess.
That's it!! The scuffs on the paint especially on and around the number are so much alike, there's no way they are two different cars.

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Post by Microsprinter18 » 3 months ago

Here's a rather interesting tidbit I've noticed... Even though a measly 15 flips have happened in the truck series, every flip has come to a truck wearing a different number:
4 (C. Bell)
00 (R. McGlynn)
02 (K. Sutton)
14 (R. Crawford)
15 (G. Bodine)
16 (R. Hornaday)
29 (B. Keselowski)
30 (C. Chaffin)
32 (M. Paludo)
33 (R. Hornaday)
34 (R. Daniels)
45 (T. Majeski)
58 (W. Jacks)
88 (M. Crafton)
99 (T. Peters)
Note that until 2016, there had never been a flip involving a truck wearing a single-digit number. To this day, #4 is still the only single-digit number to flip in trucks.

The truck series flip club has also been rather exclusive, with Ron Hornaday being the only driver to see the truck series circuit wheels-up more than once.

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Post by Microsprinter18 » 3 months ago

Making some changes to the track names on the list where there were duplicate track names on racing reference (there were like four separate tracks designated as "Charlotte" on the list)...

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Post by Microsprinter18 » 2 months ago

Looks like we're gonna have us a NEW CUP FLIP!
(yes @acerogers58 we FINALLY have some new content and not me posting random stats to keep this thread alive this time :haha:)

So there was a massive pileup on the first lap of the 1967 Pickens 200, where a bad track watering job caused Doug Cooper, Jim Paschal, and John Sears to flip out on the first corner of the first lap.
Well...according to comments on the photo, it looks like that pileup might have been a quadruple rollover.
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I found this Spartanburg newspaper clipping which talks about the wreck. Doesn't mention Doug Cooper or Wendell flipping but it does state that Bill Seifert was involved. I do wonder if Doug Cooper did actually flip given he finished 5th (his equal best of the season) and it was the only time he finished within 10 laps of the winner all year.

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Post by Microsprinter18 » 2 months ago

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I do wonder if Doug Cooper did actually flip given he finished 5th (his equal best of the season) and it was the only time he finished within 10 laps of the winner all year.
Maybe so, sadly we may never know what exactly happened in turn 1 at Greenville Pickens that day. Maybe the roof damage gave Doug a little aerodynamic advantage? :rofl:

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Post by acerogers58 » 2 months ago

Saw this in comments of a youtube video on my channel today, through 0:15-0:19 in this video is Austin Cameron's west series flip at Irwindale in 2006, which is possibly questionable looking at this. Doesn't go on the main flip list but thought I'd post anyway.


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Post by Microsprinter18 » 2 months ago

acerogers58 wrote:
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Saw this in comments of a youtube video on my channel today, through 0:15-0:19 in this video is Austin Cameron's west series flip at Irwindale in 2006, which is possibly questionable looking at this. Doesn't go on the main flip list but thought I'd post anyway.
I stumbled upon your channel earlier today and saw this little piece of footage in the comments too! Pretty neat to see new stuff no matter what series.

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Post by The Ost » 2 months ago

Marvin Panch's daughter just posted up an amazing scrapbook of newspaper articles of her Dad's racing days. Some wreck photos in there and might be worth going through it to see if there are any new incidents mentioned:
https://www.facebook.com/MarvinPanchRacing
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Post by acerogers58 » 2 months ago

The Ost wrote:
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Marvin Panch's daughter just posted up an amazing scrapbook of newspaper articles of her Dad's racing days. Some wreck photos in there and might be worth going through it to see if there are any new incidents mentioned:
https://www.facebook.com/MarvinPanchRacing
Thanks for sharing, looks like some nice stuff for the CPDB in there too.

Found this, I think it’s from the film Stroker Ace though @Microsprinter18

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Post by Microsprinter18 » 2 months ago

The Ost wrote:
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Marvin Panch's daughter just posted up an amazing scrapbook of newspaper articles of her Dad's racing days. Some wreck photos in there and might be worth going through it to see if there are any new incidents mentioned:
THANK YOU!!! I found something!
This page mentions a flip from Woody Arrington at the 2nd Hillsboro race in 1955.
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Found this, I think it’s from the film Stroker Ace though
Definitely looks like it. I wanted to say it was Bruce Jacobi's wreck there in '78 but comparing the chicken car to the car in the picture I'm sure it's a movie scene.

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Post by Microsprinter18 » 2 months ago

More new stuff!

Arley Scranton flipped at the first ever cup race at Riverside in 1958, with a picture:
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