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NASCAR’s Research and Develop Team: The Unsung Heroes of the Sport

  It was the shot heard around the NASCAR world, and amazingly Elliott Sadler walked away from one of the hardest hits in the history of the sport during last weekend’s Sunoco Red Cross Pennsylvania 500 at Pocono Speedway. Sadler hit the inside retaining wall after reacting to a wreck that involved Hendrick Motorsports driver Jimmie Johnson, and Penske Racing driver Kurt Busch on the straightaway between turns one and two. After the race Sadler credited the HANS device, the carbon fiber seat designed by Hendrick Motorsports and new safety designs NASCAR implemented in the new car for protecting him. "I'm very thankful for that,” said Sadler after walking out of the infield car center with nothing more than a only a sore ri...

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