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Daytona 500

Safety revolution protecting drivers

NFL players are getting dinged every week with concussions. Sidney Crosby, the best player in the NHL, hasn't played since January because of a concussion. Yet it's interesting to note that no one in NASCAR is missing significant time after getting his head banged around. And one can easily argue that NASCAR is the most dangerous professional sport, unless you want to throw in bullfighting. Credit a quiet revolution over the years. NASCAR reacted quickly and boldly after the death of icon Dale Earnhardt in 2001, and the sport has been better for it because of all the safety measures that have been implemented. "It's actually quite a few components to our sport that...