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While NASCAR's investigation of last Saturday's Nationwide Series crash at Daytona International Speedway that injured at least 28 is still in the early stages, the sanctioning body is exploring various avenues to safeguard against similar mishaps in the future.
On Saturday at Phoenix International Speedway, vice president of operations Steve O'Donnell said safety remains the "first and foremost" priority of NASCAR and its racetracks. O'Donnell said a collaborative effort is underway to "get it right" so race fans "can enjoy the most safe and entertaining environment as possible."
The two main areas of focus are the No. 32 Turner Scott Motorsports Chevy of Kyle Larson and the barrier and fence that caught his car.
NASCAR has been in discussions with DIS since immediately after the incident. According to O'Donnell, Daytona management has brought in an outside firm to analyze the current structure and what advancements can be instit...
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Ernie Cope will substitute for crew chief Luke Lambert on the No. 31 pit box for Jeff Burton at Phoenix International Raceway today.
Lambert flew home to join his wife Jamie, who is expecting their second child.
"Ernie Cope is going to call the race," said Richard Childress Racing's Director of Racing Operations Mark McArdle. "Eric Warren (RCR Competition Director...
NASCAR will look at the placement of gates at its tracks after a Nationwide Series car crashed through the fence at the Daytona 500 and injured more than two dozen fans.
Steve O'Donnell, NASCAR's Senior Vice President of Racing Operations, said on Saturday that the gate where rookie Kyle Larson's car hit the fence was locked, but that pieces of the car still went through...
Jeff Burton, driver of the #31 Cheerios Chevorlet, met with members of the media at Phoenix International Raceway and discussed the performance of the new car on track at Phoenix, what he is looking forward to next week at Las Vegas and other topics.
WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS ON THE NEW CAR HERE IN PHOENIX? “We fought a little bit of problems we didn’t think we would fight. We...
NASCAR will look at the placement of gates at its tracks after a Nationwide Series car crashed through the fence at Daytona and injured more than two dozen fans.
The fans were injured during the 12-car crash last Saturday when pieces of rookie Kyle Larson's car ripped through the fence, including a section where a gate connects the grandstand and the track.
Richard Childress Racing teammates finished 10th (Jeff Burton), 13th (Kevin Harvick) and 20th (Paul Menard).
RCR drivers made a total of 105 Green-Flag Passes. Burton led the organization with 44, Menard made 39 and Harvick completed 22.
All three RCR drivers placed in the top 10 for Quality Passes: Harvick third with 22, Burton fifth with 18 and Menard 10th with 16.