Originally posted on Rubbings Racing  |  Last updated 8/10/14
WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. – For as long as the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series has been racing at Watkins Glen International, safety on the road course has come up time and time again with the breakneck speeds and narrow confines of the track and Sunday’s running of the Cheez-It 355 at The Glen saw the safety conversation rear its head once more following a vicious crash on lap 56 of the 90 lap event. The crash saw Ryan Newman spin into the tire barrier that lined the backstretch and then get vaulted back onto the track in front of oncoming traffic and then subsequently made contact with Michael McDowell’s No. 95 car, which catapulted McDowell’s car into the ARMCO barrier and catch fence on the opposite side of the track, destroying both cars and damaging the barriers and leading to a one hour and 21 minute red flag stoppage of the race. RELATED: Horrifying Crash Involving Ryan Newman Brings Out Red Flag At Watkins Glen — VIDEO During the red flag, a number of drivers voiced their opinions on the safety
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