Restricter plate racing at it's worst combined with a very prevalent "I'll do anything it takes to win" attitude that too many drivers now have.
Wouldn't be surprised to see the heads of Nascar sitting before Congress soon.
Johnny, dont take what I am saying as trying to start an argument, I am not, thats what race car drivers do, thats the point of racing for the win, todays events was the perfect strom, everything was lined up just right for this to happen. NASCAR heads wont be in front of congress.
The catch fence did its job to a point, but like I said, everything lined up just right for the car to find the one week spot in the fence , everything that NASCAR and DIS has in place for safety did its job, but it was beuase it was a freak accident, that those saftey messaure were able to fail to a point. I will expain
One, all NASCAR race cars have hood/trunk tethers as well as tehters that hold the front susepnison peices on the frame,to keep those parts from flying off, but when you have the entire front frame piece ripped of from the rest of the frame, thats not something that happens all the time
Two, the part of the catch fence where the front part of the chassis, and tire got thru was the at the cross over gate, that is where there is an opening for the grandstands to get on to the track, the race car hit one of the catch fence poles, bent it, and at the same time, that is what ripped the entire front part of the frame off, and also ripping the catch fence open, thus allowing parts of the race car to go in the stands.
THat all does not matter, what matters right now , is the fans that were injured, and out thoughts and prayers should be with them and their family's right now, there is plenty of time to go back and pick apart what happen. NASCAR and DIS will be looking into this, and what can be done to prevent this from happing
But this is a case of, cant fix or change or make something better in tell something bad happens, now we know there is a weakness at that spot on the fence