Safety in NASCAR...Is NASCAR Doing Their Job?

Steve McDonaldCorrespondent INovember 4, 2009

28 Apr 2001:  Roberto Moreno of Brazil who drives a Toyota Reynard for Patrick Racing grips his saftey helmet while adjusting the hans head and neck support system for testing during the Firestone Firehawk 600, part of the CART FedEx Championship Series at the Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas.Mandatory Credit: Donald Miralle  /Allsport
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I know this is an issue that i being beaten to death but I want to throw in my two cents.

Sunday at Talladega Super Speedway, Ryan Newman went for one hell of a ride.  A ride much similar to Carl Edwards in April at Talladega, or Kyle Busch in July at Daytona.  I was there for the Kyle Busch wreck and it was not a pretty sight to see.  All three of these guys got out of their cars walking (or running) away under their own power.  This i amazing to me because less than ten years ago, those wrecks, most likely, would have caused major injury to all three drivers.

People are saying that NASCAR needs to do something because of the dangers of Daytona and Dega, I say the safety features and initiatives they have implemented in recent years have done just that.  Yes, these three went for very dangerous rides, but they all came back the next week, with no hesitation.  I say NASCAR is doing exactly what they have to because they warned everybody about bump-drafting in the corners and a lot of fans were upset and saying this would ruin the racing and it would be no fun.  Look at the first 50 laps of the race they ran single file and the fan in the stands weren't even impressed.

Let thee guys race and let NASCAR keep implementing safety policies as they deem necessary, and let's see some good racing!