MIS will work to fix pit road wall to make it safer

In yesterday’s Pure Michigan 400, Mark Martin, driver of the No.55 Aaron’s Toyota for Michael Waltrip Racing ended up in a horrible crash that landed him impaled by the end of the pit road wall at Michigan International Speedway. (MIS) Martin had started on the pole for the race.

Questions came up about the safety of the wall – a gap in the barrier on pit road that leaves the edge of the wall exposed , and what could be done from something like this happened again.

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Thankfully, Martin walked away from the accident without any major concerns.

Later MIS released a statement, “The safety of the drivers is paramount,” a spokeswoman said. “So we will seek NASCAR’s opinion and work with them on any recommendations they may have on how we can improve any part of the competition area – that includes pit road, pit wall, the track, anything competition-related.”