That's silly to request not showing pictures...what can it hurt? Is someone afraid that some unethical person will "clone" a wrecked version of the car? People build them and then race them publicly...racing has it's risks, I think they must have known that going in and been willing to take the risk.
Again .. no one requested that we not post photos.. those of us in this loop decided not too . Not sure what the " risk" has to do with not wanting a picture of a mangled race car all over the internet.
Here is a picture of the Penske car I took around 2000 . My car is two over from it ( Sears Point)