Doug Balls, president of Indianapolis Motor Speedway Track, did not expect it to stop on Sunday afternoon.
“There was nothing wrong with that road earlier today, so it was a bit of a surprise for us,” Bole said on a brick field after Berizon 200.
A.D. Since the road course was reorganized in 2014, the same speed lane has been used on highways. He mentioned that the bolts had been replaced by regular repairs, and that there had been no problems before. After the initial track session and at the end of the day, the area was inspected, which took place before the opening match series.
But two car accidents took place in the corner. The first came on lap 79 after the ban was lifted and William Byron was thrown into the grass. Nine drivers were involved, including Joy Loganon, whose nose was first shipped.
Authorities decided to lift the ban. The race ended there without the outside ban, but the biggest speed bump – the grass curve – remained on the right.
“Actually, that thing was so devastating in the end, and there’s no way we can stop it,” said Scott Miller, vice president of NASCAR.
If we were to continue, it would have to be clear. There was some debate about getting the other piece, but we worked on setting the track for Xfinity [Series] Before last year’s race, there was a big question from drivers to get something back there because that part was so fast, it was grassy, and you might run into Ter 7 and maybe run 15 or 20 miles an hour. Fast.
“We don’t have to sign up for that. That had to stay, and that was the only way we could get back into the race today.
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Curves and disturbing zones are common views of road courses used by drivers to stay within the limits of the game. Miller explained that it would be more difficult for NASCAR to enforce track restrictions on stock cars moving around road courses than other racing series. However, he acknowledged that they had discussed it before, and that there could be more discussion in the future.
The second red flag for the accident in No. 6 was on the 90’s. Seven drivers were involved.
Asked if NASCAR intends to finish the race with a red flag, Mr Miller said: “That was our only option if we could not get rid of the ban.” “Obviously we had a lot of fans here, a lot of energy, a lot of people watching TV. We always try to finish the race with the Czech flag. If we have no other choice or if we are unable to remove those damaged pieces, we may have done so. But the fact that we were able to take them out and really run in that race led to a decision to continue.
Miller added that NASCAR’s return was a milestone that should have led to a better future. He and Boles have agreed that what happened on Sunday will not change the course of next year’s Cup Series on the road.
“At today’s level of power, I thought it was hard for our supporters to come,” Bole said. “This morning I was so excited to meet people. Obviously, the weather was nice today, so there were all sorts of positives. If you look at our people today, our people are 20 percent higher than they were yesterday. And it has increased over the last year.
So, I think we made the right decision now. It was one of those events. I think we want to have it again on the road course next year, and we will continue to see where we go.