Elliott told reporters on Tuesday, "Guys like Kevin Harvick and those guys who have watched these generational changes and seen how these cars
have changed over time are more qualified to talk about that stuff and maybe speak up." He also said, "I'm sure I don't think cars should catch fire
for doing nothing wrong, having no damage, engine problems, or anything else." After Sunday's race in Darlington, questions about driver safety in NASCAR were back
in the news for the second weekend in a row. Drivers and NASCAR officials continued to talk about what went wrong on Tuesday.
First, there was Daytona on August 28. Rain made the cars of the leaders lose their grip on the speedway, and most of the cars in the playoff field
who were fighting for their lives were hit by them. At last week's playoff media day, Kyle Busch and Denny Hamlin talked about how drivers "feel"
wrecks more than they did in older cars at last week's media day. Hamlin missed the Xfinity race at Darlington because of a minor injury.
On lap 275 of Sunday's Cup race at Darlington, Harvick's No. 4 car caught fire for no apparent reason. The 46-year-old driver and former NASCAR
Cup Series champion got out of the car right away and finished 33rd. Afterward, he said that the fire was caused by "crappy parts on the race car"
and that "we haven't fixed anything." It's kind of like the safety stuff; we just let it keep going.