DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) Daytona International Speedway will install energy-absorbing SAFER barriers to the concrete wall that Kyle Busch hit last month before NASCAR returns in July.
Busch broke his right leg and left foot Feb. 20 when he crashed into a retaining wall that lacked a SAFER barrier.
Daytona president Joie Chitwood said Wednesday the track completed an extensive safety review after Busch's accident and will make numerous changes before the race in July.
The track also will install SAFER barrier on the outside backstretch wall.
Among the other changes:
- An additional 20,000 square feet of asphalt will be added in Turn 1.
- A portion of the inside retaining wall from infield road course exit to Turn 1 will be realigned, and SAFER barrier will be added to the realigned wall and existing wall.
- SAFER barrier will be installed on the retaining wall at pit road exit.
- SAFER barrier will be installed between the exit of Turn 4 to pit road entry.