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Why IndyCar Is Far More Dangerous Than NASCAR

Speed TV's show NASCAR Now spent a great deal of time in the wake of Dan Wheldon's tragic crash in Las Vegas analyzing the relative safety of racing. The four analysts came to the basic conclusion that it will never be completely safe. One of the analysts, former NASCAR driver Ricky Craven, shared a quote that he had heard in the past: "Boxing and racing are the only true sports because the threat of fatality exists. Everything else is just a game." That may be a slightly biased stance, but the entire sporting world was reminded of the prevalent dangers that can leap upon a driver, any driver, at a moment's notice. NASCAR is far safer than IndyCar, but only in a relative context. Both are extremely dangerous in thei...

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