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Simoncelli Crash Video: Accident Proves Racing World Must Become Safer

Just one week after the death of Dan Wheldon in an Indy car race, Italian motorcyclist Marco Simoncelli died in a horrific wreck in the Malaysian MotoGP. While the two racing series are obviously very different, two deaths in such close proximity bring up the question of whether motorsports are sufficiently safe. There are obviously certain risks involved when becoming a racer, but every measure possible should be taken to protect the drivers. NASCAR went to great lengths to improve driver safety following the death of Dale Earnhardt in the Daytona 500 in 2001. Use of the HANS device was made mandatory following his death and it could very well have prevented serious skull and neck injuries since its institution, although we'll never know f...

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