As a result of the crash and fiery explosion that followed, Phoenix International Raceway announced that the operators of jet dryers would have to wear firesuits while working out on the track during this weekend's race activity. Barry had not been wearing safety equipment while working at Daytona.
The president of Texas Motor Speedway, Eddie Gossage, has said that he'll make firesuits mandatory there, too.
“I want firesuits and helmets for those guys," said Gossage. "My guys will [wear them] because, if nothing else, I like them and they're good guys."