Park supports NASCAR in safety research

MOORESVILLE, N.C. -- In light of the upcoming superspeedway race in Talladega, Winston Cup driver Steve Park responded favorably today to NASCAR's safety update and supports their position of testing to ensure all possible avenues are ...

MOORESVILLE, N.C. -- In light of the upcoming superspeedway race in Talladega, Winston Cup driver Steve Park responded favorably today to NASCAR's safety update and supports their position of testing to ensure all possible avenues are researched.

"I believe that NASCAR is looking at every avenue to make sure we are safe," said Park, who drives the Dale Earnhardt, Inc.-owned Pennzoil Chevrolet. "Nobody really knows what type of changes need to be made and I applaud them for taking their time and not just jumping to a quick fix. This is obviously a concern for everyone but one that needs to be looked at thoroughly."

Using the HANS device for the first time during the recent Texas race, Park listened to the advice of other drivers and sought the knowledge of three-time champion Jeff Gordon when it came to using the harness.

"I worked with Jeff Gordon and some other drivers, and I think Jeff Gordon has probably done something inside his racecar that I'd feel the most comfortable with after looking at what some of the other drivers have," added Park, who currently sits fifth in the Winston Cup points standings, 10 away from third. "With his help, I emulated what he has in his car for head restraints, and worked with the HANS people to come up with a device that fits me. Each driver needs to seek out what makes him the most secure."

-Pennzoil Motorsports

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Series Monster Energy NASCAR Cup
Drivers Dale Earnhardt , Jeff Gordon , Steve Park