NSCS: Austin Dillon Reacts To Scary Daytona Coke Zero 400 Crash

Kyle Souza Featured, NASCAR, Southeast 0 Comments

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Report by Race Chaser Online New England Correspondent Kyle Souza — Patrick Smith/Getty Images North America photo — Following a scary crash at the conclusion of Monday morning’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Coke Zero 400 at Daytona, Austin Dillon found himself airborne and banging off a catch fence right near a large group of fans. For Dillon, …

Open Wheelin’ Blog: Making The Case For IndyCar Canopies

Joel Sebastianelli Featured, Joel Sebastianelli Blog, MidSouth, Midwest, Northeast, Sprints & Midgets, Staff Columns, Verizon IndyCar Series, West 0 Comments

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Blog by Race Chaser Online Open Wheel Correspondent Joel Sebastianelli — Robert Laberge/Getty Images North America photo — I spent a lot of time this week thinking about Dan Wheldon. I never had the privilege of knowing Dan. I lived too far away, I was too young, and the circumstances never aligned when I was a fan at the …

DRIVER SAFETY: “Crash Pad” Paving Way To Safer Sprint Cars

Steven Ovens Asphalt Modifieds, Carolinas Racing, Featured, MidSouth, Midwest, NASCAR, Northeast, Other Late Models, Other Sprint Cars, Southeast, Sprints & Midgets, Supermodifieds, US Legends/INEX, West 1 Comment

Making stock car racing safer has been a hot button issue since Dale Earnhardt’s passing in 2001.  Great strides have been made in that area.  The past couple of seasons have seen events that have now led to similar discussions about improving safety in sprint cars. Certainly the 2013 passing of Jason Leffler, Kramer Williamson and the injury to 3-time …