Earnhardt's death a watershed moment
Dale Earnhardt's death devastated NASCAR, but may also have saved it.
He resisted the very safety innovations that could have saved his life, and yet "transformed the sport and saved everybody else's life," says Dr. John Melvin, widely considered world motor racing's foremost authority on driver safety.
"Without any changes, drivers would still be dying in NASCAR," Melvin says. "But I don't think we'd be seeing NASCAR right now, quite frankly. I think Congress would have ...
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2011 Daytona 500
The 53rd running of the Daytona 500 is on the horizon, with a new racing surface greeting competitors heading into a new season of hope. It all begins Feb. 20 at Daytona International Speedway.