How ‘Soft Walls’ Save Lives And Cause Controversy At Race Tracks

Racing has never been a truly safe endeavor, but people behind the sport have learned how to improve it over the years. And while there have been plenty of safety improvements within race cars, like multi-point seat belts and devices for neck protection, some of that focus needed to be outside of vehicles as well.

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How The Color Green Became A Deadly Bad-Luck Superstition In Racing

In order to avoid pinching on St. Patrick’s Day, you’re supposed to wear green at school, the office, or the horribly overcrowded faux-Irish pub you find yourself in. But at the race track, it’s historically been best to take the pinch—the color green has long been a sign of bad luck in racing, for an old and strange…