Like many sports, there are various levels to NASCAR competition. Last weekend in the Late Model 100 race in Boston there was a scary event. No, it wasn’t the fiery crash that had Mike Jones struggling to exit his burning vehicle.
Mike’s dad, Dean Jones, who was also his crew chief, jumped the wall, ran onto the track and pulled his son from the flaming wreckage. He also activated the fire suppression system on the car to prevent the issue from becoming worse.
Along the way to his heroic act, Dean Jones violated what must be a sacrosanct NASCAR rule. So important it was that the NASCAR official at the track asked for Dean’s NASCAR license.
Dean Jones was wearing shorts at the track that day. Shorts are a no-no. Never mind he just saved his son and maybe other drivers. He violated the rule and had to be punished.
Maybe NASCAR taught schools Zero Tolerance!