NASCAR won't make changes to Talladega surface

By: AP
By: AP

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - NASCAR officials are not considering
changing the racing surface at Talladega Superspeedway following a
spectacular last-lap accident that sent debris flying into the
grandstands.

Vice president of competition Robin Pemberton says NASCAR will
study several different safety standards, including the height of
the fences surrounding the track. Carl Edwards' car sailed into the
frontstrech fence, which bowed but held, before the battered
vehicle returned to the track.

Debris from the crash injured seven fans. An eighth fan was
treated for a medical condition.

NASCAR officials also say they might have to be stricter in
policing blocking and aggressive driving during restrictor-plate
races.


WTVY-TV 285 N Foster Street Dothan, AL 36303 334-792-3195
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 43837547 - wtvy.com/a?a=43837547