Here's my picture of the LVMS catch fence taken from the track side during pre-race last Sunday. It is impossible to say if having the more traditional catch fence design would have saved Dan's life, but I firmly believe that having those large cable eyelets sticking out in the direction of the track is just asking for a disaster and is completely unnecessary. I have shared this picture with some of my engineering colleagues and a few fellow racers and it has been unanimous that this is a horrible design for a catch fence. As bad as current design of catch fence is at almost every track in the country with the large support posts sitting immediately behind the fence that is right next to the track, at least having the fence part in front of the posts will give it a chance to deflect the car and driver away before contacting the posts. The LVMS fence will only drive something directly into the posts and its protruding eyelets. I am surprised this hasn't drawn more attention, TSO shared a link today to a Fox Sports story where it was mentioned by Davey Hamilton that the fence was "backwards", but so far that's been the only mention of it in the media I have found.