NASCAR: 10 Things NASCAR Got Right Or Wrong In 2016

May 7, 2016; Kansas City, KS, USA; NASCAR Sprint Cup Series drivers Martin Truex Jr. (78) and Matt Kenseth (20) lead the field to restart the GoBowling.com 400 at Kansas Speedway. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports
May 7, 2016; Kansas City, KS, USA; NASCAR Sprint Cup Series drivers Martin Truex Jr. (78) and Matt Kenseth (20) lead the field to restart the GoBowling.com 400 at Kansas Speedway. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports /
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Bad: NASCAR Not Apologizing

What kind of world do we live in when NASCAR, a sport that has prided itself on the safety and security of their fans for decades, doesn’t even apologize after one of their driver’s accidently runs over a fan on his way to the garage? That is exactly what happened after defending Sprint Cup Champion, Kyle Busch, accidentally ran into an oblivious fan on his way to the garage at Bristol Motor Speedway.

Sure, the fan wasn’t watching where she was going and was in a restricted area of the pit road area, but that still shouldn’t have stopped NASCAR from at least giving a public apology for the incident. I’m not saying that NASCAR should have rolled out the red carpet for her and given into her every demand to avoid being sued, but they could have at least offered some kind of public apology to the female fan.

Not only was the statement that NASCAR made about the incident a slap in the face to the safety of their fans, it also sets a dangerous precedent for what NASCAR will do in the future with situations like this. With that being said, NASCAR needs to do a better job of taking care of their fans in the future, or risk sending the message that they no longer care.

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