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NASCAR Chase for the Cup: Why Jimmie Johnson’s Crash Helped NASCAR

If you watched tonight's Bank Of America 500 at Charlotte, you witnessed the possible end of arguably the most dominant run in NASCAR history.  With just laps to go in the race, Jimmie Johnson was making his patented run to the top, challenging for position, when he spun out near future teammate Kasey Kahne.  Johnson did not make contact, but lost control nevertheless and crashed hard into the wall, destroying his car.It was the kind of wreck that made you appreciate the safety initiatives NASCAR has put in place as Johnson walked away from a wreck that could have caused significant injuries just one decade ago.When Johnson hit the wall, the major concern for everyone was his health.  However, once people realized Johnson was...

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