While Mike Jones escapes unscathed in the accident, Dean Jones has been confirmed to have not fined or suspended for his actions
Dean Jones rushed into the scene when his son’s race car caught flames following an accident in a late model race sanctioned by NASCAR last Saturday. The dramatic moment happened at Boston Speedway as the father pulled his son out of the burning track machine. His heroic act though attained him probation for the rest of the season by the track where it all unfolded.
This is a complicated situation as any father would jump in a precarious situation to help his son and is more of an instinctual act of saving the person he cares most about. He did breach the track regulations in the process as people other than the authorised safety personnel will be allowed to enter on a track during the time of race activities.
While Mike Jones escapes unscathed in the accident, Dean Jones has been confirmed to have not fined or suspended for his actions. The incident was similar to what transpired in the 2015 season of NASCAR Cup Series. 2011 NASCAR World Camping Truck Series and 2013 NASCAR Nationwide Series champion Austin Dillon endured a terrifying crash and went flying into the catch fence in Daytona.
He was helped by several crew members from other teams to get out of the wreckage as the crash happened in front of pit road. They did violate NASCAR rule book as crew staff ran out on an active track but the situation was unavoidable as Dillon’s Chevy landed on its roof.
The video clearly shows that a safety truck was sent in time and got there quickly. Mike Jones race car’s window net was down and you see him getting out but the fatherly instincts could not be hampered in any manner. Mike competes in NASCAR Whelen All-American Series and has total raced eight times this season on his home track in South Boston.