David Ragan spoke about a fun idea during an interview in 2016: What if drivers could talk to each other during every race, and fans could hear their conversations?
“(What) if we had direct communication with other cars and I could flip over to someone else’s radio and say, ‘Hey! What the hell did you do that for? What are you thinking?'” Ragan said. “We had that option (in 2011) when we were doing the tandem drafting. We had like 15 different channels, and that was a cool feature.
“That would be something fun for the TV networks and fans to listen in, absolutely.”
Building off that idea, I asked drivers on Daytona 500 Media Day about whether they’d be in favor of the concept.
Check out what they said: