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Hutchens Hybrid takes new angle at head and neck restraint

A new head and neck restraint system, which debuts July 13, aims to protect the driver well in straight frontal collisions and angular collisions.

Updated: August 2, 2007, 6:42 PM ET
By Ellen Siska | Special to ESPN.com

Friday the 13th of July could be a lucky day for NASCAR drivers. That's when a new and recently approved head and neck restraint system can begin being used in competition.

The Hutchens Hybrid joins the HANS Device as the only head and neck restraint systems allowed by NASCAR for use by drivers in all its touring series. Both restraint systems meet SFI 38.1 certification, the only standard currently recognized by NASCAR to measure head load and rapid egress requirements.

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