Fans Rally Behind Denny Hamlin and Kevin Harvick’s “TIME TO LISTEN TO THE DRIVERS” Appeal Amid Worsening NASCAR Safety Situation

Published 09/30/2022, 4:38 AM EDT

Speculation turned to confirmation when it was announced that Alex Bowman will not be able to race at Talladega following his crash at Texas Motor Speedway due to concussion-like symptoms. This is the second time a driver has suffered such injuries this season after a collision. Veteran NASCAR drivers Kevin Harvick and Denny Hamlin took a united stand on behalf of the drivers and spoke out against NASCAR for ignoring these safety issues. Fans soon rallied behind them.

In a strongly worded Twitter post, Harvick stated, Completely unacceptable that those in charge have let things get to this point. I remember it like it was yesterday @dennyhamlin in the presentation of the new car to the drivers pleading that the car was to stiff. Data didn’t agree. TIME TO LISTEN TO THE DRIVERS CRASHING THEM!

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In a separate post, Denny Hamlin also argued, Pretty disappointing that our sanctioning body refuses to acknowledge or accept any responsibility for drivers getting hurt. It’s the same THEY said. WE knew better. It’s wrong these drivers continue to get taken advantage of by the system.

Fans agree with Denny Hamlin and Kevin Harvick in their stand against NASCAR

Fans too were upset and rallied alongside the veteran drivers as they criticized NASCAR for failing to adhere to top-quality safety standards and putting drivers at risk.

People stated that unfortunately NASCAR only acted during situations regarding safety after a driver gets hurt or something seriously goes wrong. They pointed out how major safety changes such as the HANS device were only implemented after the tragedy involving Dale Earnhardt Sr.

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Srijan Mandal

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Srijan Mandal is a NASCAR author at EssentiallySports. He is currently pursuing his Master’s in Journalism and has been writing for his own blog as well, covering NASCAR, F1, F2, W Series, MotoGP, DTM, IndyCar, WRC, and WEC. Following motorsports for more than a decade, he has become a devout supporter of McLaren Racing, Jimmie Johnson, Jeff Gordon, Bubba Wallace, Sir Lewis Hamilton, and Ayrton Senna.

Edited By: Ankit Sharma

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