How to crash

When slamming into things is a basic risk, you'd better have a plan

Updated: February 9, 2011, 10:48 AM ET
By Eric Morse | ESPN The Magazine

Quarterbacks get sacked, batters get plunked and racers, well, they crash. It's never something to anticipate, but when slamming into things is a basic risk of a sport, you'd better have a plan to ensure you can make next week's event.


In stock cars, you can be chasing down the leader one minute and swerving to avoid a loose car drifting up the track the next.

(1) If a crash is inevitable, take your hands off the wheel to avoid injury ...

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