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Racers' message: embrace safety

NFL can learn a lot from racing world, which once resisted sensible advancements

Originally Published: May 11, 2012
By Ryan McGee | ESPN The Magazine

On the night of May 3, 2012, the legends of auto racing gathered at the International Motor Sports Hall of Fame, located alongside the Talladega Superspeedway. Dressed in tuxedos, they worked the room and they chatted. They talked about racing. They talked about lost friends. And they talked about football, conversations spurred by the news of Junior Seau, found dead in his home just 24 hours earlier.

Whether they were stock car racers, open wheel racers or drag racers, most had driven ...

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