Talladega Superspeedway announced on Thursday, March 19th that they will add more SAFER Barriers to the existing barriers that the track has before the NASCAR/ARCA race weekend at the beginning of May. The announcement comes following an extensive track review with International Speedway Corporation (ISC), NASCAR and ARCA.
“We are committed to making Talladega Superspeedway a safe environment for drivers as well as our fans,” Talladega Superspeedway Chairman Grant Lynch said. “Safety is our top priority and we will continue to collaborate with ISC, NASCAR and ARCA on any future safety enhancements.”
The new barrier will be placed in three locations along the inside wall at entrances to pit road, Turn One and Turn Three. The speedway added in their statement that they “will continue to review its safety initiatives and provide updates as circumstances warrant”.
A lot of focus has been put on safety and SAFER Barriers following a crash in February at Daytona in the NASCAR XFINITY Series race that saw Kyle Busch break his leg.