Ryan Newman became the latest driver to ask for changes in superspeedway racing after the recent Joey Logano accident in the Cup Series.
Logano car went airborne in the Cup Series race at the Talladega Superspeedway. Fortunately, the driver was unharmed but it brings into light the necessary adjustments required to prevent such accident from happening in the future.
Having been involved in a horrific crash last season, Newman spoke out on the need for changes to be made. Speaking to SiriusXM NASCAR Radio, he said:
“NASCAR hasn’t made the adjustments to keep the cars on the racetrack. Every situation is different, every example has other variables. In the end, it needs to stay on the racetrack. There’s only two ways to fix that, reduce the speed or change the aerodynamics of the car.”
AUDIO: @RyanJNewman joins the list of drivers that wants change when it comes to racing at superspeedways. He joined @ClaireBLang on #DialedIn to speak out:@TALLADEGA | @roushfenway | @DAYTONA pic.twitter.com/Sw69Ez7Rh3
— SiriusXM NASCAR Radio (Ch. 90) (@SiriusXMNASCAR) April 28, 2021
Newman is closing in on his 700th start at the Kansas Speedway. In doing so, he will tie Buddy Baker’s record and will be tied for 18th on the all-time starts list. Active drives with more than 700 starts in the series are Kevin Harvick and Kurt Busch.