2001 Dale Earnhardt: The Evolution Of Safety In NASCAR

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Dale Earnhardt was to Nascar what Elvis was to Rock & Roll. February 18, 2001 changed Nascar for the better and worst. Dale Earnhardt was racing in the 42 annual Daytona 500 when he had the wreck that ended his career and saved many others racing careers. In 2001 Dale Earnhardt hit the wall head on at Daytona and cause the last race of him that changed the world of NASCAR forever. The death of Earnhardt was tragic to everyone who knew and loved him. Even the fans who only just watched him felt a feeling of pain and suffering just like the family did. When race car drivers strap into their race cars they don’t think about the risks and danger they are putting their selves in. Since they have been racing they have been wrecking and its something nobody will be able to avoid, but with advances in science doctors are pushing to reduce the risk of injury and possibly death.…show more content…
Danger, getting killed, getting hurt, getting burned is just part of the deal. You want to go racing you had to put up with it". Drivers didn’t Understand the impact racing has on their high risk occupation. In 2001 Dale Earnhardt hit the wall head on at Daytona and cause the last race of him that changed the world of NASCAR forever. Jimmy Johnson had the same wreck as Earnhardt and survived. So you have to ask yourself how in the world is that possible? Basilar skull fracture is the #1 cause of deaths in NASCAR and is the way many have died including Earnhardt. After that everyone started asking questions on how can we improve safety and avoid that

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