The Kansas Speedway is planning new safety improvements before next month's NASCAR races.
The Kansas City Star (http://bit.ly/1HW6Tcc ) reports that officials at the Kansas City, Kansas, track announced Wednesday that two sand barrels will be installed at the leading edge of the pit-road exit. There also will be an additional tire pack will be installed at the pit-road entrance, and interior walls along turns two and three will be extended.
All tracks that host NASCAR events are studying their safety measures following Kyle Busch's crash in February at Daytona. Busch broke his right leg and left foot in the Xfinity Series opener when he spun and hit a concrete wall that was not protected by an energy-absorbing SAFER barrier.
More safety enhancements are planned before the race weekend in October.
Information from: The Kansas City Star, http://www.kcstar.com