Jamie McMurray was a sitting duck on the final lap at Talladega, leading a high-speed train of cars with Dale Earnhardt Jr. filling up his rearview. Then a crash froze the field.
Eric McClure walked into the media center at Darlington Raceway on Friday and talked about the vicious crash he lived through at Talladega. Chalk up yet another life spared by the safety revolution in NASCAR.
NASCAR has a problem at Talladega, and they know it. Killing fans always has been bad for business, and Carl Edwards' crash on the final lap of Sunday's race came much too close to doing that.