With the view provided by Busch’s visor camera, the replays show Busch’s steering wheel moving dramatically out of place upon impact.
Labbe says Busch’s steering wheel did exactly what it was designed to do.
“You have to give credit to the NASCAR R&D center,” Labbe said. “This winter they came up with a new rule about how to exactly mount the steering column in the car. So when you do have an impact, it only goes forward and up and not back toward the driver.”
Watch the video for more on how NASCAR develops these safety features.