Motorsport.com's recent article, "NASCAR Wants to Talk with Crew Members Who Ran to Dillon's Aid" considers the potential safety implications of the crew members' heroism as they ran to check on Austin Dillon after his terrifying crash at the Coke Zero 400. NASCAR will not penalize anyone for their actions, but instead wants to discuss safety.
Take a look at some quotes made by NASCAR Executive VP and Chief Racing Development Officer Steve O'Donnell below, and please let us know your own thoughts on the matter.
"We just want to have a conversation with those folks. We applaud everybody who wants to run to a scene and try to help out. That’s something that I think that is really cool about our industry in terms of people caring about their fellow athletes. We just want to talk about the safety aspect of it.
"We have to dispatch our safety equipment, those folks are experts and need to be able to get to Austin as quickly as possible. Any second that we can’t do that because the car may be surrounded can be a challenge. That’s just a conversation we want to have.
"We applaud the fact that they care, but you know, it would be in the interest for us going forward that we respond to the driver in the most correct way possible.”
See the article on Motorsport.com here.