Or: Should your employer be allowed to limit your freedoms?
What do you think?
David Caraviello, NASCAR.COM Says:
Hey, we get it -- racing carries a certain degree of risk no matter where it's done, and Kahne was just getting back to his roots by racing the sprint car. But well-compensated athletes in many other sports often have contractual restrictions on their off-time activities -- no skiing, motorcycle riding, skydiving and the like -- which make total sense given the investment their owners have in them. NASCAR owners should look into the same. Think Rick Hendrick didn't swallow hard when he saw his future driver go airborne in that sprint car?
Bill Kimm, NASCAR.COM Says:
Kahne's accident was scary, no question, and he could have been seriously injured. But there is no way Red Bull Racing can tell Kahne to not race for his own race team because he might get hurt. He could get just as injured racing in the Nationwide or Truck Series, but that doesn't seem to bother owners. Does this mean Kyle Busch shouldn't be allowed to drive his own KBM truck? Can you imagine if Michael Waltrip told Travis Pastrana no more motorcycles? Say goodbye to the Prelude at Eldora.