AVONDALE, Ariz. -- NASCAR will look at the placement of gates at its tracks after a Nationwide Series car crashed through the fence at the Daytona 500 and injured more than two dozen fans.
Steve O'Donnell, NASCAR's Senior Vice President of Racing Operations, said on Saturday that the gate where rookie Kyle Larson's car hit the fence was locked, but that pieces of the car still went through the fence.
He said the safety elements of Larson's car appeared to work, but the section that the engine is tethered to sheared off and sent pieces of the car flying into the stands.
O'Donnell also said two of the injured fans are still at the hospital, but that everyone else has been released.
NASCAR suspends Clements, sends him to sports psychologist
AVONDALE, Ariz. -- NASCAR is sending suspended driver Jeremy Clements to a sports psychologist in hopes of getting him back on the track soon.
Steve O'Donnell, NASCAR's Senior Vice President of Racing Operations, said Saturday that Clements will work with Dr. Richard Lapchick to get him back in his car as quickly as possible and as the organization deems fit.
Clements was suspended indefinitely on Wednesday for violating the sanctioning body's code of conduct for making what O'Donnell said was an "intolerable and insensitive remark" during the course of an interview.
Clements issued an apology for his remarks on Facebook earlier this week.