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I wish I could go get my car out of the museum and run it. There's not a car that's been in the museum in the last few years that you'd WanNa run again at Daytona. Because they get tire marks on them. The rear bumpers are caved in the Front Skate. You know what I mean. There's just not at that kind of thing when he used to put it in Daytona. Usa We have gotten so used to it to win. When it's just in your face all the time the first couple of times you're shocked but then the shock wears off and then it becomes commonplace and when it becomes commonplace. We're in a bad place. We're in a bad place if it's a danger and and it seems like this is a different way of racing that and I said said this before to my granddad didn't like the way that my dad and Pearson and Baker and all those guys came along into six didn't like the way too young guys raced those gas. They didn't like the way. Earnhardt and terrible Barney and rusty wallace and more and those guys probably wouldn't like the way that some of these guys race today is just that's evolution. Yeah I mean that's not. That's not a knock just evolution at the same time. There has to be some checks and balances to say this is over the line. You know this is. We need to back this up. We're GONNA Daytona and we're not going to bump draft or not going to touch each other. We've gotTA figure something out commonplaces a good word because this was striking me today. Corey Ajoy was driving the car. That hit Ryan. Why was upside down and it would seem might have put him in a bad spot that led you. I'm going in the hospital. This was Corey Lee Joy. I WANNA get your take on this. He didn't interview today on Sirius. Xm NASCAR radio and he said this. I'm comfortable it's what you sign up for. I think it's a testament to what NASCAR is learning and trying to keep these cars safe because that was the worst worst angle of a crash. The worst area of Cardi get hit on Monday night. The Way Ryan Newman was for him to be literally walking out three six hours later. Why would we change? What many would consider the best form of racing that we have in my opinion? We don't change a thing. We just keep learning from these wild crashes especially with the next new with the new. Nexgen car coming in. Those cars are thirty to forty percent safer than this. I'm excited to get into that car. And can you put on a great show for the France? That's Corey the joy and he was in the middle of this accident. Okay so that's that's a and and it's striking to me because of this okay and I will say it is if I look at. And here's the thing that's youth and testosterone talking and a lot of ways saying the things that he thinks other drivers WanNa hear and the Fans WanNa hear. We know that we sign up for it. That's the biggest bull flying ever K. We sign up for this. We know what we know when we get in that car what we do what we signed up for. I knew getting in a car and going out and racing and watching people have accidents and fatalities coming up and being with my dad. That's that's a distinct possibility. I lived with it as a kid knowing. Your Dad might not come back you know. So that is that that's part of it so you know that can happen to you. K- you never think about being a part of somebody else being in an accident where somebody else that happens to somebody else. I'm not sure I can handle that guy and I think you know. That's a hundred and eighty degrees from the attitude. In the comments. He had post race. So the question is you want to go back and say okay. Ron Doesn't come hospital now. Is that what you signed up for? Ron Doesn't come out of the hospital Q. Think this is the best racing in the world. Bryan Dutton come the hospital. Do you think that car really is thirty OR FORTY PERCENTS SAFER? And can you go out and perform could a a a a coil? Joy Could a a Ryan? Blaney go out and perform the same way this weekend. If that had been a fatality and my answer is going to be no no because it's not ptsd but it's a traumatic situation and it. It's it's one of those deals where to be a part of an accident where somebody doesn't survive or somebody doesn't come back Is has to be a big deal and has to affect you long term. So you know. I think it's easy to stand on this side of the Sonnen. Say on a Sunny Day. Say Yeah Man. That's what I signed up for. I'm the guy here. Let me tighten my seatbelts up. And I'm I'M GONNA jump back out there and do it and I would argue with till the cows come home that that's the best kind of racing world I'm not A. I'm not a fan of this. Just not right. It's not and you know when when cars can't pass when cars can't do stuff you've got to knock each other by each other. You gotta do different things. That's not really race and that's like being out your four. Eighty five in the fast lane moves a little and then the inside lane moves and then the other lane so But again this guy. Talking about racing had been in a car in ten years. So I I will concede that fact that I'm an older guy but at the same time I do I do think I don't believe I would have made those statements. I don't that's a little bit slow beyond the Pale. Yeah yeah a little bit from yeah moving it to a somewhat happier topic. Obviously as you said he can make those statements. Yeah hard probably because Ryan Newman walked out of the hospital. We're talking on Thursday. He walked out of the hospital yesterday on Wednesday with two daughters Korea. Joy Texted with him last night. Apparently yet we've seen photos of Ryan with Martin Turks Junior. I don't know when he'll return but it certainly seems like he's making strides toward a full recovery. Have you thought about what it must be? Like for Ryan Newman right now. Yeah you know and this is this is what I think. Okay and listen only Ryan can answer these questions. Only Ryan Newman knows Ryan Newman and knows what is in his head. God gives you away and I I will say this have been in some some bad wrecks of not remembering everything that goes on or at least being able to think. That's never gonNA happen again. Now that was my time boom dodge that one I think of Ryan Newman is his and Ryan's third forty two forty two. I think of Ryan's thirty two. There's no question he's back. I mean he's he's back he's back he's the Guy He's getting it done at forty two with with his daughters and we know how important that is to him with his rescue ranch with so many other things that he has gone. Which stuff like that did? He hasn't gone. I won't say so many other things is putting yourself in that position again. The most important thing for you know what I mean at forty two fifty two. It wouldn't be right you. I'm sure that you know at thirty two. It would be you know. I mean I'm sure that too. I'm sure that he would. He'd be lobbying NASCAR right now to run. At Vegas at thirty two. You know what I mean honestly And jumping through those hoops at forty two. I'm not sure I'm not sure because I think You're just at a different place in life. You know you're you're at a different place with family. You're a different place with a lot of different things and you know that that's up to him and you know only. He knows that only he knows. And we're also talking about a guy who has been. Maybe most outspoken in the Cup series about your born car about Talladega about Daytona especially about Talladega about trying to make his car safer he is not. Cheyenne criticizing NASCAR. He actually got fined. Ten years ago at Talladega for saying they should rename this race. Talladega event marketing staffing has made no secret of his displeasure for superspeedway race. Yeah and maybe deserve some credit for the cars being safe enough that might have contributed to ensuring that. He's he's still. Yeah for sure you listen. You can't this is not you know in. Nascar has never been known to this. The the squeaky wheel gets the GREASE IN NASCAR GUY. If you're out in the public and they're finding you and you're running your mouth. They're going to do something to shut you up. They're gonNA find you but they're gonNA do something to at least throw you a bone and say okay. This is what we're going to fix this That's the way they used to be now. I do GET NASCAR credit for being incredibly proactive With with a lot of things that they've done over the last ten or fifteen years. I grew up at a time when they were reactive. It was reactive organisation Oleg. I got hurt. Let's fix that and I've said this before my my dad directed at Darlington and what seventy and came out the window. You know his body's half bodies out the window as flips My grandmother takes an driver's suit and makes a window net and puts in so if he ever does it again he won't come out the window. You know me and the other drivers were like. Hey man that's gotta give me one of those and NASCAR said it's a rule. Now you know what I mean. That was that was reactive. You know nobody. Nobody ever thought about something like that. So that's the way they were until Dale's accident until we get to two thousand and one And then they've been very proactive. So I I give him that but you know used to have a guy that workforce and he used to have this say and we kind of adopted it. Safety never takes holiday. You know you. You've got to be vigilant every day. Every moment you're at a race track every lap that you're on a race track and it's NASCAR's job and the team owners job and the driver's job to see those things that they think are an issue and voice their opinion because silence is not going to get you anywhere. They need to voice their opinion because I think Burton said it wants safeties a moving target. Yes it is and but you also have to accept without maybe saying. Hey this is what we signed for. I mean I hate to look at this way but every race can potentially be looked at as a dress rehearsal for the worst possible outcome. Yes imaginable and it's probably GonNa Happen Again. No matter how they make safe they make the cars with the tracks it. Yeah it will happen and you hate to say that in such a definitive way. But that's the sport. That's a sport. Hemingway had something about bullfighters An auto racing. Yeah Bullfighting in mountain climbing. Only three real. Yes has been because honestly you put your life. They're out in front of everybody every time you go out there. It's us as spectators and as competitors to some degree in in recent years and as an organization that we've gotten maybe a little bit complacent maybe a little bit because nobody's really stepped over that line and gotten hurt. This should be that wakeup call and we'll see how much of a wake up call. It is when we go back to Talladega because if we go back to Talladega under the same rules With the same configuration with the same stuff and I don't know what they could change. Don't don't get me wrong. I'M NOT. I wish I had some constructive direction to go in. But if Talladega ends up being the same type of slam drafting and all this stuff. Then we didn't learn anything from from. Ron Newman now a lot of it is up to the driver's Mac and recall. In two thousand one the first Talladega race after EARNHARDT's death at the Daytona five hundred was I think Talladega went cautioned. I don't know if defacto sit down. Strike might be way. Describe it but it definitely felt like drivers raced differently. Yes a few months after that wreck. Yeah because they didn't change anything because they didn't change they didn't change anything so you know somebody's been to the edge with this package and didn't come back from the edge so you're out there running at at at another superspeedway and you know what's on the other side so you do back it up a little bit And it does get in your head a little bit and anybody that tells you that it doesn't their landy. You know I mean. I don't care if they're just they're just lying because there's a moment at three thirty. Am there's a moment you know with six laps to go where it's like. Do I do this or do I just hang where I'm at And what you think about that..