Canandaigua, NY, United States (4E Sports) – Sprint Cup driver Brad Keselowski says it will be hard for drivers to stay inside their cars under caution, even though NASCAR has implemented a new set of rules banning them from doing so.
New rules were applied after the death of sprint car driver Kevin Ward Jr. Saturday in a dirt race.
Ward got out of his wrecked car, trying to confront three-time Sprint Cup winner Tony Stewart.
Instead he got hit by Stewart’s car and died of massive blunt trauma at Canandaigua Motorsports Park.
NASCAR drivers are known to get out of their cars under caution for years, with some doing it out of anger to approach fellow drivers.
“I don’t know how you can enforce a rule like that unless you had a robot on the track to grab the person and put them back in the car,” Keselowski stated.
He added, “The only way you can enforce it is with a penalty system afterward.”
Keselowski sees the rule as ineffective in the heat of the moment once a driver exits his car.
It is a difficult rule that would be hard to implement according to Keselowski.
Keselowski himself has exited his car and has run during a caution period and is unsure if NASCAR should have reacted by creating a prohibition rule.
“For me personally, have some respect to the family, get through their process, then kind of dig into the hows, whys, whats (and) how we can possibly prevent something like that happening in the future.”
Keselowski said it is hard to be in NASCAR’s place, creating and enforcing all the rules.
“Man, I’m glad I don’t have to make that decision,” he added.