respect fuelslut, first off, let me say your post is pretty tasteless. to throw the deceased under the bus like that without signing a real name to it is pretty low in my book. i'm sure there are some people that feel bad about letting him run. i've seen cars and teams out there that i didn't think had any business being out there. whether or not that applied to bobby, i wasn't there i can't say. i think it's totally out of line to say what you said about him. if nothing else, out of respect to his family and friends. mark makes some valid points. i'm not privy to what exactly happened to make his car run off the end of the track at such a high speed, but how many 'top' cars would have made it through that same impact? once that car skipped over the sand trap, ripped through the net and hit the tree, would a newer model car really have made a difference? maybe it would have, i really don't know. it didn't in the case of scott kalitta. much like what they're doing with the fuel cars, the whole picture needs to be looked at. while i've been in favor of 1000' at shorter tracks like pomona, i don't think it's the answer for the alcohol cars. don't get me wrong, i wouldn't be against it, but it's not the answer. regardless of the circumstances of this particular accident, someone will run off the end of the track at a high rate of speed again. the track needs to be designed to prevent that. bottom line the track needs to contain the car, whether its the net/trap or the guard walls. i think the 1000' is the best thing that could be done in time for these upcoming races. fuelslut, if you feel the need to post again, please use some tact and respect, if not, go to another site.