NASCAR's senior vice on Harvick's accident: "NASCAR didn’t care is about as far.."



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NASCAR's senior vice on Harvick's accident: "NASCAR didn’t care is about as far.."

Kevin Harvick had big problems in the last race, as his car caught a fire, which also meant the end of the race for him. Harvick was furious with NASCAR and their parts and thinks this kind of thing is unacceptable. However, it is too late now.

It is more important that there was no bigger problem for him. Scott Miller, NASCAR's senior vice president of competition, was not happy with Harvick's statement, as he believes NASCAR does its best and cares about its drivers.

Things like this do not favor NASCAR leaders, and it is obvious that they will analyze what happened. “Nobody wants to see this happening. I know that was an emotional time and his race was ruined but to say that NASCAR didn’t care is about as far from the truth as you could get,” Miller said for motorsport.com “That’s really all I have to say about that.

“I’m not going to get into any kind of back-and-forth contest with Kevin over the airwaves. I think he actually does know we do care”.

NASCAR and solutions

In NASCAR, they know that these kinds of things are not acceptable and that they only 'spoil' the image of this organization.

Leaders will try to find a reason why such an accident did happen. It is necessary to prevent similar situations as soon as possible, considering that an even bigger problem could have arisen. “We’re certainly digging into the cause.

We had cars in this morning looking for signs of anything that may have triggered that. We have done so all year,” Miller said. “There’s a lot of rubber at Darlington, you know the cheese grater that we’ve all talked about.

“We’re not certain if rubber getting into the rocker box was the problem (in Harvick’s case) or not. We’re debriefing it all. It’s unacceptable for the cars to catch on fire”. We hope that we will not see situations like this and that NASCAR will really find a solution.

“We’ve been working on different solutions for different things along the way that seem to maybe are the trigger. And, you know, obviously we still have work to do,” Miller said. “We’re looking at clearances on particularly the Ford exhaust because they seem to be having more trouble with this than the others.

There’s a lot of work going on, a lot of collaboration within the industry to get to the bottom of it. We have to get to the bottom of it quick, obviously”.