Recently, several spectacular crashes in the NASCAR world have stolen the headlines across the country. From Carl Edwards’ flip into the catch-fence at Talladega, to Kyle Busch’s wild crash coming to the finish at Daytona, these wild wrecks all had something in common. None of the drivers involved suffered injuries, and all of them were in ButlerBuilt seats.
“The most spectacular crashes of the year have shown that ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems is up to the task,” says ButlerBuilt owner Brian Butler. “Carl Edwards’ flip at Talladega, Mike Skinner’s crash at Charlotte, Clint Bowyer at Darlington and the most recent Daytona crash involving Kyle Busch prove without a doubt that ButlerBuilt seats provided the measure of safety required to protect these drivers from catastrophic injury.
“All of these crashes exhibited multidirectional, high-G multiple impacts that come with 180mph-plus racing and produced zero injuries.”
In May, Mike Skinner had a brutal crash during the NASCAR Camping World Series race at Lowe’s Motor Speedway (NC). Skinner’s truck went head-on into the wall. The horrific impact lifted the truck into the air and sent it sliding on its roof. Amazingly, Skinner climbed from his truck unscathed, crediting the great safety of his race-truck and his ButlerBuilt seat.
“That kind of impact a few years ago would have sent you off there in a helicopter with your head taped to a board," said Skinner in an interview after the race.
“Big thanks to ButlerBuilt for keeping up with the seat technology to keep us drivers safe in a race,” said Skinner, days after his crash. “They always work with us direct to customize our seats."
In the ever-changing world of Auto Racing, ButlerBuilt has kept up with the times and proven that their product is still best in the market.
“The 'experts' had predicted the demise of aluminum seats when referring to state-of-the-art seating systems used in superspeedway racing. There was an assertion that aluminum seats cannot withstand multiple impacts without producing potential injury. ButlerBuilt has again and again proven these claims to be reckless and misleading.
“With new SFI seat specifications to be applied in the near future, ButlerBuilt has already surpassed the testing standards with a safety factor of over 400%, as compared to much heavier and tremendously more expensive composite designs. With over 28 years of producing the very best aluminum racing seats in the industry, our experience and fortitude allow us to stay abreast and forge ahead of any challenge. The so called 'experts' are so very wrong in their assessments.”
ButlerBuilt Professional Seats have always taken pride in being the safest seats available for drivers, ranging from the local Short Tracks to the top levels of NASCAR. If you would like to enjoy the safety and comfort of a ButlerBuilt seat or have any questions about their products, please visit www.butlerbuilt.net or call them toll free at 1-800-621-SEAT(7328).