Notes: NASCAR Drivers OK With Safety Teams
Kevin Harvick is confident that NASCAR safety precautions are adequate. (RacinToday/HHP file photo by Alan Marler)
By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
CONCORD, N.C. – With four crashes this month during preparations for the Indianapolis 500, one which left James Hinchcliffe hospitalized in ICU, the question as to whether NASCAR should have a traveling medical team has once again come to the forefront.
NASCAR has nurses who are familiar with the drivers and their medical records travel with its top three touring series. However, doctors from the community where the races are held staff the infield care centers. Whether NASCAR should have a traveling medical staff has been debated since the 1980s. It’s an issue that defending NASCAR champion Kevin Harvick said was discussed with the sanctioning body the second week of the season.
“Once they explained the process and how the doctors were chosen was definitely kind of eye-opening as to how much money and time was spent to make sure they had the right people at every race track,” Harvick said Thursday at Charlotte Motor Speedway. “I don’t think anybody Read the full story »