NASCAR defends decision to race at New Hampshire

NASCAR defends decision to run the race at New Hampshire amid harsh weather condition

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NASCAR came into a lot of criticism for not stopping the race at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway early in the race due to bad weather conditions.

Kyle Busch in particular was infuriated with the decision and even hit a pace car to let out his frustration. After the race, he said that the Cup race at NHMS ‘never should have gone green’. But the race was carried out and on lap 6, the driver along with others spun leading to a caution and a red flag.

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The Vice President, Officiating and Technical Inspection, Elton Sawyer, has come out and said that they were in contact with the weather officials and the race was safe to be carried out.

“The race track was ready to go. We have all of our protocols in place.

“I think for our fans to totally understand, we have turn spotters around the facility. We also have our flag person who is looking at what’s going on on the race track.”

While the officials wanted to make sure everything was okay, but the weather-related issue at New Hampshire was unexpected as per Sawyer. Additionally, the officials will organize a meeting to discuss what can be done going forward.

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