“NASCAR used to just be better,” old people who are very annoying and probably just liked mustaches and cocaine and are definitely right tend to say. But how correct could they possibly be? Well, to put it into perspective, people used to get into horrific motorcycle crashes before the race even started, and that was just for fun.

The guy walked, even jumped away, doing kicks and whatnot. People in the 1980s, in general, were clearly just better than we are now in every measurable way.


The 1989 All Pro Auto Parts 500 was delayed so that this fellow could crash his motorcycle, and judging from the full nearly three-hour broadcast, it was certainly worth it.

Why didn’t they just have people crash motorcycles for three hours? I’d watch that.


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