- Associated Press - Tuesday, March 6, 2012

FORT WORTH, TEXAS (AP) - Texas Motor Speedway president Eddie Gossage says he did not hear from a single IndyCar Series driver with concerns about how the fence is constructed at the fast oval.

A day after several IndyCar drivers dismissed any notion of boycotting their June race at Texas, Gossage said Tuesday he has spoken with series CEO Randy Bernard and consulted with engineers about the structure.

Gossage says safety isn’t taken lightly and that he believes “everybody has a better handle on it.”

Dan Wheldon died when his head hit a pole after his car went airborne during a multicar crash in the October season finale at Las Vegas. The high-banked Texas and Las Vegas tracks are owned by the same company and the fence at both is designed in a similar fashion.

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