The WSJ tagged along with our head honcho/spiritual leader/etc. Larry Webster for some trackday stuff up at Lime Rock on Monday. Go check it out when you have a couple minutes. Larry talks about things like crashing:
"When you crash, you just want to cry," he confided. "It's happened a lot. If you're trying hard, you're going to crash. It's part of the deal."
More at the link above. Or, you know, in the actual paper, if you roll old-school.