NASCAR takes up the fire problem –


Last weekend, Kevin Harvick added his name to the list of NASCAR drivers who suffered a fire in the NASCAR Cup Series, a situation deemed critical by NASCAR officials.

In recent weeks in the NASCAR Cup Series, several drivers have suffered a fire in their car. Each time it was Ford drivers who were hit. The latest? Kevin Harvick during the Southern 500, which angered the 2014 NASCAR Premier Division champion. Indeed, the Stewart-Haas Racing driver did not hesitate to shoot the officials, believing that the problem was not taken seriously.

I’m sure these are just crappy parts on the car, as we’ve seen so many times. They didn’t fix anything. It’s kind of like the security stuff. We let this continue. The car began to burn and as it burned the flames shot through the dashboard. I ran a few laps and then as the flames got bigger it started burning stuff and I think you saw all the brake fluid coming out of the brake line. What a disaster. We didn’t hit the wall. We haven’t hit a car and we can’t finish the race in the playoffs because of a shitty play.

Kevin Harvick after his withdrawal during the Cook Out Southern 500

Guest of the show The Morning Driveon NASCAR SiriusXM, Scott Miller, the vice president of the NASCAR in charge of the competition spoke, confirming that NASCAR took care of the problem.

To say that NASCAR doesn’t give a damn couldn’t be further from the truth. That’s all I have to say for now. I will not continue the verbal escalation launched by Kevin Harvick on the airwaves. I think he really knows we care.

Scott Miller

Ford cars have been engulfed in flames several times this season and especially this summer. In addition to Kevin Harvick during the Cook Out Southern 500, Chris Buescher had a similar mishap on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course following contact with an opponent. At Richmond Raceway, Chase Briscoe and Joey Logano also experienced this issue after contact.

We worked on different solutions along the way which seem to be the trigger. We are looking in particular at the Ford tailpipes, as there seems to be more of a problem than the others. There is a lot of work to get to the bottom of things. We need to get to the bottom of things quickly. There was a lot of rubber in Darlington, we don’t know if pieces of rubber are the source of the problem. It is unacceptable for cars to catch fire.

Scott Miller



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