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Dega a disaster waiting to happen

Updated: April 27, 2009, 7:15 PM ET
By Ed Hinton | ESPN.com

The late Bill France Jr. always figured that killing fans is bad for business.

Sunday, the business he built on spectator safety, NASCAR, dodged shrapnel.

Cars are flying again -- literally. There is no greater danger to packed grandstands.

For an instant Sunday, Carl Edwards' airborne car fought to get into the main grandstands at Talladega, Ala. The car was just obeying the laws of physics.

For an instant, thick steel cables, running behind ...

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