“Definitely, maybe a double fence—one behind the other – maybe with some space in between to stop something like this [flying debris],’’ said Rutherford, who indicated the IndyCar Series was especially sensitive after Dan Wheldon was killed in 2011 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, where his car was catapulted into the fence and torn apart.
“NASCAR and the Indy Car series are looking at everything they can to make it safer,’’ Rutherford said. “What happened yesterday is a terrible thing. As drivers, we accept that [risk]. We accept that and that’s part of the game and you move on, but you don’t want to involve the fans and we certainly pray for the fans and their safety. It’s just something that’s kind of a shocker.’’