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No excuses for no SAFER barriers

Updated: August 17, 2011, 5:37 PM ET
By Terry Blount | ESPN.com

I long for the day when I never need to ask this question again: "Why isn't the SAFER barrier up there?"

I don't want to wonder why. I don't want to feel as though a NASCAR-sanctioned racetrack dodged a bullet after another scary crash into an unacceptable wall.

It's more than 10 years since Dale Earnhardt's death, more than nine years since the SAFER barrier was first installed at Indianapolis Motor Speedway and more than five years since it was required for portions ...

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