Jeff Burton on Head and Neck restraints

Following is a statement by Ford driver Jeff Burton regarding NASCAR's announcement earlier today that made head and neck restraints mandatory beginning this weekend. JEFF BURTON --99-- Citgo SUPERGARD Taurus -- "I really wish that NASCAR didn't...

Following is a statement by Ford driver Jeff Burton regarding NASCAR's announcement earlier today that made head and neck restraints mandatory beginning this weekend.

JEFF BURTON --99-- Citgo SUPERGARD Taurus -- "I really wish that NASCAR didn't have to do something like this where they had to mandate drivers to wear a safety device. People should take the initiative to try and make it safer for themselves, and I hate that we've had to come to this where NASCAR has to make it mandatory. My only concern with making certain restraints mandatory is the fear that we lose the ability for improvement. If certain restraints are made mandatory, then that deters other companies out there from trying to make it better and safer. Again, I applaud NASCAR for making this decision, but I wish every driver out there would have already taken the initiative to do it on their own."

-Ford Racing-

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Series Automotive , NASCAR Cup
Drivers Jeff Burton