NASCAR Bans Broadcast Networks from Using Cable-Held Aerial Cameras

Use your ← → (arrow) keys to browse more stories
NASCAR Bans Broadcast Networks from Using Cable-Held Aerial Cameras
Tom Pennington/Getty Images

ESPN will not use the overhead cable-supported camera it has used in past broadcasts at Indianapolis Motor Speedway as NASCAR will continue a moratorium on their use after a cable snapped and injured fans in May at Charlotte Motor Speedway. During the May 26 race, a rope that worked on a pulley system that allowed a remote camera to slide on the cables above the track snapped. As the cables dangled with at least one was in the grandstands, cars hit them and in return, that yanked the cable in the grandstands and injured 10 fans. The camera did not fall.

Load More Stories

Follow B/R on Facebook

NASCAR

Subscribe Now

We will never share your email address

Thanks for signing up.