Frightening Daytona wreck puts NASCAR safety in spotlight

Channel 9 has confirmed that two victims who were injured in a crash at the Coke Zero 400 at the Daytona global Speedway will be represented by attorney Matt Morgan. Tracks made need to be modified a little more, but stock vehicle racing has never been safer at the national level. “And then the first violent part of the wreck was when we turned upside down”.


“It just happened so quickly, and I knew at that point I had already – it was going to be big”. I held on to the steering wheel as hard as I could.

“If I had an opinion, I would certainly give you my opinion”, Earnhardt said. “I feel like it’s a race track that has done its job to put on good races”, Dillon said Tuesday during a teleconference with reporters.

“We now have 9,373 feet of SAFER barrier”, said Allen, who has been at the facility since 1999.

But the crash at the NASCAR race in Daytona Sunday night had NASCAR fans stunned after driver Austin Dillon went flying into the protective fence then tumbling down the track. Dillonhit the spinning vehicle of Denny Hamlin and launched over two cars and into the catch fence.

The catch fence is the piece under the safety microscope.

Miraculously, Dillon has only a sore groin and tailbone. “Maybe screw racing.’ And I said, ‘No, I love what I do.”‘.

A recent WFOR report detailed the scene at a recent Daytona worldwide Speedway event, which happened to be the first NASCAR race since the sport publicly asked fans to no longer wave the Confederate battle flag. “Right from the start I thought it was a wild race”.

Just recently, Ona had to stop a race because fans were leaning up against railing which is risky. There are always concerns and that is why you always see us working as hard as we can on safety….

Xfinity Series – Dillon had much better results on Saturday night, winning the Subway Firecracker 250 at Daytona. “You feel like Superman”.

Dale Earnhardt Jr.: Dominated a race that will be remembered for Dillon’s wreck, but in doing so keeps his name on the short list of favorites to win the championship.

Jeff Gordon will start 24th in his final race at Daytona. Minus some talk about carburetors, I actually wrote them for a column that ran in May 2009 after Carl Edwards’ spectacular crash on the final lap of the Aaron’s 499 at Talladega.

Dale Earnhardt Sr. died on February 18, 2001, from injuries suffered in a last-lap crash at the Daytona 500.

Earnhardt Jr. said after the race he had no idea who was in the auto – it was torn almost in half, its engine ripped from under the hood – but admitted to being genuinely scared after the wreck.


The fact that he did when he was suffering from the effects of a flu virus makes the feat even more impressive. The side effect of downforce is drag, which reduces the speed of cars traveling down the straightaway because of the same air-pressure pushing down on the vehicles. I doubt it when cars are eight or more rows deep and on top of each other, unless you slow the cars down so dramatically that you lose part of the attraction for the fans.

Spectacular crash at Dayton could mean changes in NASCAR