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Dan Wheldon Crash: Does a Fatal Accident Change the Way Drivers Race?

The melding of man and machine in the throws of heated competition on a race track yields excitement, entertainment and reward, but the dark side of death and injury is always present. A true race car driver does it because he or she is passionate about it. The cockpit of the car is their refuge, their office and hopefully the space that will keep them safe from all that can go wrong while racing. Motorsports are dangerous regardless of whether it's with two or four wheels, straight-line, ovals, curvy circuits and paved or dirt tracks. Drivers accept the inherent danger of racing and if they find fear seeping into the crevices of their minds, then they have picked the wrong sport to participate in. To be a competiti...

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