NASCAR has outlined new procedures following track incidents.
At a press conference held Friday in Michigan, NASCAR's sanctioning body implemented a new rule that prohibits drivers from getting out of their cars following a wreck until the safety crew arrives, unless the car is on fire.
Six-time Cup Series champ Jimmie Johnson said, "I think that NASCAR has made the right move in kind of redefining or explaining and making consequences for letting emotions get the best of you as a race car driver. Will that stop a driver that is really upset? I don't know."
The rule was implemented after an incident involving Tony Stewart claimed the life of 20-year-old Kevin Ward at a New York dirt track. It's a move that was applauded Friday throughout the garage area.
"Regardless of rule changes or anything like that, I think that everything that went on last weekend is a turning point internally, with all the drivers," said Carl Edwards, Roush Fenway Racing. "I think people will be a little more careful," he added.