Jeff Gordon to meet with NASCAR to discuss safety measures

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Jeff Gordon

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Jeff Gordon, upset after a hard hit into a concrete wall at Atlanta, will meet with NASCAR next week to discuss safety initiatives.

Gordon hit a section of wall on Sunday that was not protected by an energy-absorbing SAFER barrier. The four-time NASCAR champion said Friday he’ll meet with NASCAR and hopes to be given a timeline on additional SAFER barriers being installed at all the tracks on the circuit.

NASCAR said Gordon will meet Tuesday with executive vice president Steve O’Donnell.

There’s been increased scrutiny on the absence of SAFER barriers since Kyle Busch broke his right leg and left foot at Daytona last month. Tracks have been reviewing their safety standards since Busch’s wreck and Las Vegas Motor Speedway made some slight modifications before Sunday’s race.

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