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Time to fix the pits, NASCAR

Dale Jarrett's pit road accident at the Brickyard should be a wake-up call to NASCAR officials.

Updated: August 5, 2003, 6:49 PM ET
By Jerry Bonkowski | Special to ESPN.com

Imagine you're driving along on a crowded freeway when your car sustains a flat tire.

You dutifully and carefully pull to the shoulder of the road, get out, look at the damage, and if you're like most, will attempt to replace the flat yourself.

But what if the shoulder that your car rests upon was so narrow that your gluteus maximus sticks out significantly into the traffic lane as cars, trucks, busses and motorcycles whiz by you at 55 mph or faster? There's no other room to work ...

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