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 instituted. The next Sprint Cup restrictor-plate race is...