Sunday’s incident involving NASCAR rivals Denny Hamlin and Joey Logano did not merit any penalty from the race directors. Still, it renewed calls for the officials to implement changes on the uncovered part of the Auto Club Speedway.
According to NASCAR Sprint Series Director John Darby, the incident that saw Hamlin’s car crash head-on into the inside wall, That particular wall is not part of the walls with energy-absorbing SAFER barriers. Hamlin and Logano were racing side-by-side at the time of the accident, sending the former to a hospital in Southern California. There, he was diagnosed with an L1 compression fracture in his lower back.
The ongoing feud between the two only made things more heated, which may explain the actions of Tony Stewart and his crewmen. The group charged Logano, who they perceived as making a retaliatory move that caused the accident. Similar to the crash, NASCAR officials did not levy any penalty on Stewart and his team for their post-race scuffle.
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