NASCAR looking at making Safer Barriers mandatory for all walls

Denny Hamlin's crash at Fontana that broke his back “raised the question of why there weren't SAFER barriers on the inside retaining wall where his car hit, and why tracks aren't required to have SAFER barriers everywhere." France said that NASCAR is “studying Hamlin's crash carefully, and that if experts recommend SAFER barriers are needed where it occurred, the governing body will make that recommendation to the track." But he added that the solution “is not as simple as putting barriers everywhere." France: "There's not a one-solution-fits-all-problem with the wall. Some walls, it might sling the car back into the racing groove at the wrong time. They'll never put SAFER barriers up everywhere because that's not the best approach." France also believes that the “quality of racing is better than ever" with the new Gen-6 car. Still, he “didn't rule out tweaks in the future or a change in the package for restrictor-plate racing at Daytona and Talladega" ESPN.com

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