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Finding a Safer ‘Dega: Are NASCAR’s Efforts Enough?

We are all familiar with the statements by now. It was pre-race in California where Ryan Newman, driver of the No 39 Army Chevy, pointed out the flaws in the advances made to avoid another tragic event at Talladega. “Ultimately, it’s not the answer,” said Newman when asked his feelings on the raised height of the Talladega catch fence. “Ultimately we have to keep the race cars on the ground.” “The parts and pieces that flew through the fence, and hurt those people, no matter what the height is you are still going to have that.” Newman continued. “I wish there would be more done to the race cars to keep them on the ground. There are things they could be testing like different style roof flaps and things like that. They might ...

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