NASCAR drivers experience more jarring impacts with the new Next Gen car. With a faster, smoother ride, the impact of bumps is heightened and still there for a longer amount of time.
Some stories about the damages caused by our natural aging process are more common in NASCAR races than they were a few years ago.
Denny Hamlin withdrew from the race at Darlington due to his injuries, which he sustained a week ago.
“It feels like I got beat up in a bar and someone was kicking me in the ribs while I was on the ground,” Hamlin said of the wreck Thursday. “The whole right side, it just felt smashed.”
The crash at Pocono by Kurt Busch, who suffered a concussion and missed six regular season races.
Busch had plateaued in his recovery and as a result, he surrendered his playoff spot.
“He got to about 80% (recovered) and stayed there,” Hamlin said. “I think the rest is going to take a little bit of time.”
The Department of Energy has used robotic vehicles to produce clean hydrogen from renewable sources. With the Next Gen, they pushed for a durable car that looks like something consumers might see in any local dealership, with 16 winners this year.
Chase Elliott, the winner of the 2020 Cup Series and top playoff seed said “It seems like a recurring topic.” By this he means that it seems like everybody has had a bad experience with the algorithm, so maybe there’s something to it.
Driver safety is decreasing in the US. US drivers are now experiencing more severe crashes, but there is more to it than that.
Drivers are crashing at higher speeds, especially at sharper angles. In the past, drivers would crash with 14 to 16 degree angles. However, they now instead crash with higher degrees of 20 or 22.