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Are You Safe At Daytona International Speedway?

In 2001 Dale Earnhardt died in a crash at Daytona International Speedway, and the racing world mourned the loss of one of its greatest drivers. Almost immediately after, the Hans device was incorporated into NASCAR and other forms of racing to prevent drivers from experiencing the same injuries that took the legendary racer’s life. Racing has always been about entertaining fans with the danger of speed combined with metal and rubber, but are they really doing enough? During the Daytona 500 this year, Austin Dillion’s number 3 car, the same number as Dale Earnhardt’s, flew into the air and bounced off the safety fence during a race crash. Dillion’s car landed in pieces. The driver was okay, but five people were injured by the debris shorn from the car. One victim and her son are already preparing a lawsuit against the Daytona racetrack and NASCAR. “Stuff just flew like a…
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