NASCAR suspends use of aerial cameras


Ten people were injured when the drive rope for the usage of aerial cameras by Fox sports snapped at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

Now NASCAR has put a stop to the usage of these cameras suspending them two months after the incident that took place in the Coca-Cola 600.

”NASCAR has decided, in collaboration with its broadcast partners, to suspend all media partner usage of aerial camera systems that hang over race tracks,” NASCAR said in a statement. ”The safety of our competitors and our fans remains NASCAR’s No. 1 priority, and until total evaluation and analysis have been completed, usage of this particular technology enhancement and any similar enhancements, has been suspended.”

FOX had used the CATCAM system and ESPN who will begin televising races with next weeks Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway had planned to use the Batcam system.