“I mean, no doubt we got to find a way to keep cars on the ground. I don’t care what the (aero) rules package is,” Keselowski said following his victory in the GEICO 500, as quoted by motorsport “We start there – can’t have cars leaving the ground."
Joey Logano had an accident in Sunday's race. It all started with Denny Hamlin who turned Joey Logano, and then came into contact with some other drivers. “We’re pretty good drivers, but none of that stuff works when we’re in the air – the gas pedal, brake pedal, steering wheel, shifter,” Keselowski said.
“We’re not rudders.
When that thing gets in the air, it lands where it wants to. “What goes up must come down. It’s not a jet-propelled airplane. We have no way to control where it comes down, so we absolutely have to find a way to keep them from coming off the ground”.
Logano believes that the aerodynamics affected his wreck “This particular rules package, my feelings on it, it’s so easy to build a run, incredibly easy to build a run,” he said.
“I don’t know if you have to have quite as much tact.
But it does make for more side-by-side racing. I think the fans like that. There’s some tradeoffs. “As for whether or not it causes the cars to go airborne or not, I would let the aero guys probably answer that better than I could”.
NASCAR officials will now analyze the car and details related to the accident “I think when cars kind of take flight because of impacts, I think we all just assume that’s the way it’s going to be. If you run over somebody, somebody hits you, gets things moving, that’s one thing,” said Travis Geisler, Team Penske’s competition director.
“When a car kind of takes off on its own, that’s a different level of concern from an industry standpoint." "We need to spend some time looking at it. We’ll go through the car (on Monday) with NASCAR, with a lot more of a mind for inspection on what happened to the car.
“There’s only two more (superspeedway races) left, but one more race left is too many if you’re not 100-percent sure you’re as safe as you can be. We’ll do what we can there, try to learn with the NASCAR folks, try to address anything we can”.