10 Crashes That Changed Motor Sports Forever

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Author's Note: "10 Crashes That Changed Motor Sports Forever"

We all know that driving fast isn't the safest thing a person can do, yet it's what we yearn for when we watch car racing. We want to see the limits pushed and new records set. Still, it's important to remember that as safe as motor sports are today, a lot of people literally had to give their lives for the safety innovations that protect drivers, pit crews and fans today. And despite the massive leaps forward in safety that motor sports have taken in recent years, racing is based on cars going fast — and there's always risk in that.

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