Dallenbach: Will NASCAR make rule changes after accident?

Dallenbach: Will NASCAR make rule changes after accident?
August 12, 2014, 12:30 am
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The dust is still settling on Sunday's tragic accident that took the life of driver Kevin Ward Jr.

It remains to be seen what the next step will be for both Tony Stewart and NASCAR.

Stewart-Haas Racing communications director Mike Arning wrote to USA Today concerning Stewart's status for this weekend's race.

“The decision to compete in this weekend’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series event at Michigan will be Tony’s, and he will have as much time as he needs to make that decision. It is still an emotional time for all involved, Tony included. He is grieving, and grief doesn’t have a timetable.”

Wally Dallenbach Jr. joined SportsNet Central to discuss if NASCAR could change rules to keep drivers in their cars and prevent another incident like it.

"No, I don't think so," said Dallenbach. "You'd just open up another can of worms. If you're telling me that I've got to stay in my car after I've been wrecked by somebody, then you know what, I'm going to take that car even though it's damaged and I'm going to go drive across the race track and T-bone the guy.

"For race car drivers, and crews, and fans and everyone alike, this is a wakeup call for everybody. Pay a little more attention before you take an action."