Sprint Cup Series driver Brad Keselowski did not mince words when he was asked about the new concussion policy NASCAR would be implementing next year. Although he didn’t completely reject the idea of concussion testing and claimed he’d try to keep on open mind about the topic, Keselowski did say he felt uncomfortable about the idea of doctors having the power to prevent a driver from racing:
Doctors don’t understand our sport. They never have and they never will. Doctors aren’t risk-takers. We are. That’s what makes our sport what it is and when you get doctors involved, it waters down our sport. I’m trying to be open-minded to the possibility they can help us, but past experience says no (USA Today Sports).
Keselowski went on to say the the tests would likely be a waste of time:
It’s just another subjective field for doctors that don’t understand our sport… This is not the field for doctors. Let them play in their arena and I’ll play in mine.
[Source: USA Today Sports]