Bruton Smith Assigns Extra Security to Assist Brian Vickers during Lowes Weekend

October 10th, 2006  
Team Infidel

Topic: Bruton Smith Assigns Extra Security to Assist Brian Vickers during Lowes Weekend

In the aftermath of the controversial finish Sunday at Talladega Superspeedway, Lowe's Motor Speedway Chairman Bruton Smith has assigned extra security for driver Brian Vickers during this week's Bank of America 500 activities at Lowe's Motor Speedway. Monday, the speedway ticket office was inundated with calls from race fans angry about the finish in which Vickers initiated a wreck that took out race leader Dale Earnhardt, Jr. and second-place Jimmie Johnson on the final lap. "We want to make sure Brian has an uninterrupted weekend here and that he is able focus on his driving duties," Smith said. "We will offer security escorts in and out of the speedway and anywhere he feels he needs our assistance. We've done this in the past as well, I think the last time was for Rusty (Wallace) when he knocked Darrell (Waltrip) out of the way to win the all-star race back in 1989. We added security at his house and track the week of the Coca-Cola 600." Tickets are still available for all events and can be purchased by calling the speedway ticket office at 1-800-455-FANS or online at PR)
October 11th, 2006  
It's amazing how sports fans completely lose perspective on things. Reminds me of how the fans wanted to get after Sterling Marlin after Big E was killed, and all those crazy soccer/footbal fans in Europe (England included). It's not like any of these people were thirty seconds from finding the cure to cancer or anything.
October 12th, 2006  
Rob Henderson
Hey, when you like a team/person, you like a team/person...I personally wanted Sterling to hurt for killing my favorite driver and pretty much ruining NASCAR for me. But then as I grew older I realized that it was just a sport, and that I should not wish ill to anyone.