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That seems to be theory that Morgan is adopting. He referenced a 2009 crash at NASCAR’s racetrack in Talladega, Ala. in which a car that launched into the catch fence sent debris into the stands and injured several fans.

“At that point in time a group of engineers got together and they said `It’s time for us to manufacture a safer fence,’” Morgan said. “To my knowledge, that was done. But what we have to investigate at this point in time is what was done…If you can ever point to monetary considerations being put ahead of people, then there’s a big problem.”

Darling predicted that NASCAR would try to settle with the injured fans.

NASCAR “had an obligation to protect the fans that are so loyal, and it is bad from a public relations standpoint,” Darling said. “So they’re going to do something.”

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AP Auto Racing writer Jenna Fryer contributed to this report.

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