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10:16 AM ET 05.08 | NASCAR is evaluating whether to install an energy-absorbing soft wall where Jeff Gordon hit at Richmond International Raceway. Gordon had the wind knocked out of him in the accident last Saturday. His car hit driver-side on an interior wall that did not have a SAFER barrier, and the four-time champion said he expects that to be reviewed.

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May 8, 2011  10:30 AM ET

Why don't they just mandate safer barriers at all the tracks on all the walls.?

May 8, 2011  11:51 AM ET

Too much spam

May 8, 2011  12:29 PM ET

Seems I changed the channel too soon and didn't see the 'fight' between Harvick and Busch.

May 8, 2011  01:39 PM ET
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It was more like a hit and runaway situation. I think Kryle feared for his life, and with good reason.

I read about it in the paper. Their Moms were there, so it was more stare-down, I guess.

May 8, 2011  01:39 PM ET

JK, they Always wait till something happens or a driver is hurt THEN they decide to do smoething about it...But thats Nascar for you.

May 8, 2011  03:20 PM ET

I don't know guys, I kind of thought Kyle played Harvick for a sap. He waits until Harvick gets out of his car, then pushes it into the wall and drives off. Harvick is notorious for making a lot of noise and jumping around, but not really doing anything else. All of that said, he had a right to be pissed off. I don't see how Busch can pretend he didn't wreck him intentionally.

May 8, 2011  05:12 PM ET
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Kyle-Busch

YOU BETTER NOT MESS WITH ME ''HARVICK '' LOL, LMAO

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May 8, 2011  09:50 PM ET
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Actually, Rick knows a bit about racing and is right on the money about Harvick.. Kyle played him for a fool just like I said on the other thread. Kevin made himself look like an idiot last night on the track and compounded it by letting KB school him on pit road.Harvick is a hothead, but he will have all week to think about the prospects of getting into a season long pissing match with a borderline sociopath like KB. Despite the efforts of his gold digging, trailer trash wife to convince him otherwise, Harvick is smart enough to see the folly in this and will not do anything in any future races to Shrubby.Of course I could be wrong and Harvick might decide that retribution is more important than his title chances.

played him for a fool? but running away like a little bit--?

May 8, 2011  11:10 PM ET

Harvick taps Kyle, Kyle taps harvick, Nascar says that's racing. Harvick gets out of his car and swings at Kyle, Nascar doesn't like that. Kyle pushes Harvicks car, says he wanted to get away from raging maniac, Nascar agrees. Earlier Menard almost runs over his crew man, another gas man gets dragged out of his pit, I don't think a car rolling towards the wall at 3 M.P.H. presented a hazard to any crew member. Harvick looked really ticked after leaving the hauler so I think they slapped his wrist.

May 8, 2011  11:13 PM ET

One more thought on that dust up. All the mothers were in the stands so whose mother was prouder. The one who taught her son that fists are not the answer to problems or the mother of the street fighter. I was taught at an early age that fists wern't the answer and I have not had a problem in life.

May 9, 2011  01:27 AM ET
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Harvick taps Kyle, Kyle taps harvick, Nascar says that's racing. Harvick gets out of his car and swings at Kyle, Nascar doesn't like that. Kyle pushes Harvicks car, says he wanted to get away from raging maniac, Nascar agrees. Earlier Menard almost runs over his crew man, another gas man gets dragged out of his pit, I don't think a car rolling towards the wall at 3 M.P.H. presented a hazard to any crew member. Harvick looked really ticked after leaving the hauler so I think they slapped his wrist.

im rather confident NASCAR had a HUGE problem with an unmanned car being forced down pit road

May 9, 2011  09:41 AM ET

Jeff should get an extra bonus for finding the dangerous places in the walls that NASCAR doesn't. He's good at it. A few more of those and he'll probably hang it up for good.

May 9, 2011  10:15 AM ET
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I don't know guys, I kind of thought Kyle played Harvick for a sap. He waits until Harvick gets out of his car, then pushes it into the wall and drives off. Harvick is notorious for making a lot of noise and jumping around, but not really doing anything else. All of that said, he had a right to be pissed off. I don't see how Busch can pretend he didn't wreck him intentionally.

That was a great moment in television.

When Harvick hopped out you just knew Kyle was going to do something. And he did not disappoint.

May 9, 2011  04:10 PM ET
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Jeff Gordon just seems to find those spots that others haven't yet. More research from Nascar is needed but lining the whole track would be too expensive and costly for the track owners who in turn pass the cost to the fans.

2-3 years ago, Gordon found a spot on the inside wall at Vegas that didnt have safer barriers, and it looked real ugly. The Vegas track put the barriers in there right after.

May 9, 2011  04:50 PM ET
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Jeff Gordon just seems to find those spots that others haven't yet. More research from Nascar is needed but lining the whole track would be too expensive and costly for the track owners who in turn pass the cost to the fans.

how much is a life worth...............the tracks that have installed have been dropping ticket prices----------a few dollars on a ticket is worth it.......

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May 9, 2011  10:22 PM ET

Spam night

May 9, 2011  11:19 PM ET

Hit the lights and lock the door.

 
May 10, 2011  10:01 AM ET

I wish to thank WHO EVER had a few of my comments deleted, geeeze I wonder who would do that.

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