I played the crash back several times and even with the safer barrier that car hit a TON.
There is no point in hanging on to the wheel. The belts take the impact and you run a real risk of snapping your wrists.
Very heads up move. Danica walked away like nothing had happened. I think the bruises today will tell a different story.
Ya nailed it. It WAS a ton. I thought her hands went to the helmet to make sure the face shield was fully closed...but she definitely showed open-wheel experience by keeping her hands off the wheel.
And finally, she DID handle the interviews very well. There are a few drivers who might take a page from her copybook on that...but then the average NASCrash fan probably wouldn't enjoy the finger-pointing and name-calling if they DID handle things in the same way.